I have been using the Law of Attraction and thoughtfully manifesting things in my life for the past ten to twelve years. In reading Conscious Living by Gay Hendricks; particularly Chapter 9, I gained new insight into the idea and act of creating a life of my own design. According to Hendricks, “Manifestation is the art of choosing how you want your life be and turning those choices into reality.” Over the years I have managed to manifest things as big as happiness in my marriage, a home in a perfect location, and the car of my dreams. On the other hand, I have recently manifested smaller gifts, such as a book mark, a silver charm, and a lunch invitation from a friend. My method for manifestation over the years has mostly been what Hendricks calls “Level One” or “Newtonian” because this method relies on visualization and positive thinking – attracting back to you what you put out. As a rule, I try to stay positive and give what I want to get back. I’m fully aware that I am spiritual being, but I am very much human too.
As a result, my attention and motivation to the art of manifestation waxes and wanes from time to time, depending on my mood, the elements in my surroundings, and quite honestly, on my level of frustration. Yes, I said frustration. Lately, I’ve grown frustrated due to my own perception that things are just not working fast enough. I’ve created a vision board with Photoshopped images of my home completely renovated – new roof and all. Over the past few years, my husband and I have had many false starts that look like they are going to push us over the finish line with the house, but we’ve still got miles to go and thousands of dollars to spend. Each year, the house ages, storms happen, adding to the repairs we need. Recently I found myself throwing up my hands and saying, “It’s just not working. We’re selling the house. I’m over it.” I immediately received a call first from a realtor and then from a low-ball cash buyer. My frustration increased over this because it made me realize that I love our location and I love our house. I don’t want to attract realtors or cash buyers who want to offer me pennies on the dollar. I want to fix the darn house. So universe, please listen this time as I now employ Hendrick’s methods “Level Two: The Einsteinian” and “Level Three” which Hendricks simply calls “The Third Way.”
Level Two: The Einsteinian
Hendricks describes this method as “expanding our consciousness in love, awareness, and gratitude.” I have also, in the past year, employed the idea of “Remaining on a frequency of love” and this also includes gratitude. In fact, this method is how I received my car. When I am feeling love and gratitude for my life and all of my blessings, I feel great and I’m just a happier person. People are drawn to my light and I feel as light as air. But again, my ability to stay there, is as I am fully aware, up to me. The fact that being on that frequency does attract many people to me, brings me to my next area of frustration. People who are low, depressed, narcissistic, or empty inside are drawn to bright lights. These people need help and they are attracted to warmth, kindness, and positivity. As a result, I have had to learn a valuable lesson and dust off my copy of The Twelve Powers. Using the powers of Wisdom and Good Judgement is key for me to remain true to my higher self. I have, for my own protection – both spiritually and physically, cut ties with several people and groups that have an energy that brings me down. My spiritual path is too important to me and we all have our own journey to take. I’m only responsible for my own.
Level Three: The Third Way
I love the concept that Hendricks describes as “The Third Way.” “You are completely at ease in the universe so that you move through it as if you belong there… the universe itself seems to support you in your full expression.” This is exactly how I feel in very deep meditation. I see everything laid out before me – the universe, the planets, stars, nebula – and it’s all there for me. Everything is happening in perfect order and everything happens at once. When I am in this state, I am in a state of bliss and I my foundation in solid. However, when little things knock me off track and I forget to pray and meditate, that’s when things start to go wrong.
In short, I have used all three of Hendricks’ methods for manifestation and I love them all. My biggest challenge is in remaining faithful to my own mission and staying committed to my spiritual practice. I know that when I visualize and stay positive, good things will come back to me. I know that being in a state of love and gratitude makes me feel wonderful. I know that meditation is how I reach my higher self every day. What I also know is that I must employ conscious living every day, even when frustration sets in. And most importantly, I must choose on a daily basis to set the tone for my day by starting with prayer, meditation, and gratitude.