If you look at what the media tells you is going on in the world today, you might form the opinion that we live in a rather crazy, chaotic and seemingly helpless world. In my own country alone, we are shown headlines that would make our forefathers heads spin if they were to see them today. There is war and threats of nuclear war...still. Our government is run by corporations who give no honor to the earth as they destroy the very ground they stand upon. Our healthcare system is faulty and run by legalized drug dealers. Our economic system is shaky and unstable as the U.S. dollar loses its sustenance. Racism is still a problem in this day and age. There are people going mad and shooting children in their schoolyard. People are fighting each other to the point of civil war over every issue you can conceive. And meanwhile, our rights are being quietly taken away as many are distracted by social media and reality television.
I could go on and on, but I’ve decided to stop doing that. And I advise you to do the same. In fact, I dare to go a little further and advise you to stick your head in the metaphorical sand for a little while, then go and daydream. Just to see what happens. Yes, I’m saying ignore reality, even if it’s just for a little while.
For where attention goes, energy flows.
You see, it is our attention which brings more of these things to the planet. We are only just beginning to realize this as a species and it’s time we spread the message. After learning what I have about quantum physics and about the multidimensionality of the human being, I am beginning to see that our most delicate and prized resource is indeed, our attention.
I have learned that our attention is what drives our focus and our focus is what creates our reality. If our attention is kept on something unwanted, then we continue to place our focus upon that. As Law of Attraction teaches, the more we focus on something, the more magnetic energy we send out to attract more things like it. So whether the subject matter is wanted or unwanted doesn’t matter. What matters is that your attention is kept, and the more you do this, the more your focus is fine tuned. The more fine tuned your focus is on something, the faster more things like it arrive in your experience.
Prove It To Yourself
If you have little to no experience with this, I urge you to test it out for yourself. If you’re one of the “I’ll believe it when I see it” people, this is a great way to prove to yourself your ability to focus and attract. Here’s a little exercise:
First, turn off all your media devices and remove yourself from distractions. The less distractions we give the mind, the easier it is to focus. This is why it is so crucial, if you want to be happy, for you to spend time every single day away from such distractions. When the mind is less distracted, the imagination kicks in and your imagination is your greatest tool for creation.
Second, pick a subject that means nothing or very little to you. It can be anything, but try to keep it simple. For me, it was dolphins. I like dolphins, but I don’t have any strong feelings for them one way or another. Whatever subject you choose, be sure you don’t have any strong emotional attachments to it, whether positive or negative. I picked dolphins because I was mostly neutral about them, so pick a subject like that for yourself.
Third, spend a few minutes (I suggest at least three) thinking about your subject. What do you know about it? Using my example, from what I know of dolphins, they are clever, happy and social creatures. Ask yourself a series of questions to get the thought train moving in the direction of your subject. What do they look like? What colors? What do they sound like? What do you think of when you think of them? Just follow your thought train on your subject, but should you find your mind wandering, gently direct your thoughts back to your subject. It might be easier for you if you can find an image to look upon to assist your imagination in this process so your mind isn’t tempted to wander.
Fourth, and this is the most important step, let the subject go. Get up and do something else, go to another room or go take a nap. The reason you want to let the subject go is because you do not want to develop an emotional response to the subject you were just thinking about. When you place an emotional response, it is like attaching a weight upon the subject. If the response is positive, then there is no worry but very few of us can maintain a positive response for long, at least when we are first learning to manifest (you’ll get better at it with practice).
If the response has any sort of doubt within it, then it’s like a weight is attached to the subject and the next phase of manifestation is slowed down. The more attachment, the more weight and also, the longer the wait for the manifestation, no pun intended. So if you can let the subject go by going and doing something else, the better your results.
Now, the final step is just to go about your day and notice whenever something which resonates with your subject shows up. This is a manifestation. This is the magnetic attraction. Like attracts like and they meet up in energetic rendezvous. For me, I saw manifestations all over the place within a matter of hours. First, I noticed that my sister was watching a nature show on dolphins as I walked by the living room. Then on my laptop, my news feed showed me an article about dolphins a little while later. Then when I went to my nephew’s school that evening for an event, I saw that his school mascot was a dolphin! If you care to learn more, I explain more about attracting in this article.
You can do these little experiments as often as you like. You will notice that the more doubtful, emotional attachment you have to something, the slower the manifestation of it. Try it with all kinds of subjects. Remember, manifestations can show up in many forms, so even if you overhear strangers talking about your subject, it is still a manifestation.
I did this for months before I finally admitted to myself that it was, in fact, me who was creating these rendezvous. My focused attention and my allowance of the manifestations by remaining neutral in my emotional attachments brought the similar energies together so that I may experience a manifestation of it. I needed the proof before I could finally commit to this new belief - that my thoughts create my reality.
Kill Your Television
This is why it is so crucial for us all, as a human race to learn and accept the power of our attention. For our minds are powerful, more powerful than the credit its given by most people. With your mind, you can create the world you wish to live in. You can do this by being mindful about where you place your attention.
If you place your attention on the chaos and the fear, which is so dramatically displayed to us with graphics and music through our media, then that is what you will continue to create in your experience. It is bad enough with one individual, but on a collective level, this is damaging not only to ourselves as a species, but to the entire planet and beyond for we are all energetically connected.
So I urge you to put your head in the sand when it comes to what society is telling you is going on in the world. It isn’t the whole picture. It is a skewed perspective on reality and your attention on it only magnifies it. In fact, I encourage you to kill your television and your media. Just get rid of it. Do you really need it? Think of all the other things you could be doing with your time. Trust me, if there is something important going on in the world, you are going to hear about it one way or another anyway.
Of course, if that’s too drastic for you, then just take more time away from the distractions. Get out in nature every day, go for a walk around your neighborhood. Turn your cell phone off after a certain time in the evening. Unplug your devices and unplug your distracted mind. Look up more often. Sit outside more and watch the birds fly. Gaze into a campfire, take a nap on the lawn, look up at the stars and wonder about things. Be selective about where you place your attention.
I urge you to realize just how precious it is. Your attention is far, far more valuable than money. It is far more valuable than anything you could possibly conjure up on this physical plane. What you focus on matters. What you put in front of your face matters. What you spend your time on matters. You only have a short amount of time in this life, why waste it on things which do not make you feel good, especially if they are big things which seem out of your control? What you keep your mind on matters for it is what creates our world. And if we want a better world, this is the way we will create it.
This is what you do to change not only your life, but also the world: you focus on what is working. Focus on the things you wish to see more of, not the things you want to end. Stop fighting the things you don’t like, stop trying to get people to see things your way, stop protesting against the people who disagree with you. All of that only creates more of what you don’t want and more of the world’s chaos. Just let it go.
Instead, focus on the change you want to see. Focus on the things you wish to support and see more of in this world. For example, if you don't like the fact that pesticides and hormones are put on our foods in large grocery stores, don't march in the streets in angry protest, just go and shop at your local farmer's market instead. This stops the focus on the negative and supports the positive.
This goes for any area of your life. Focus on the feelings you wish to create and practice them. What you send out, you get back. Focus is your superpower. Take control of it. Focus on the world we all wish to live in and focus on the life you want to create. For you are the creator of your experience, the creator of your life. You get to choose where you place your focus, you get to choose how to feel. Let not the “reality” of what society tells you is real determine your focus, let your heart guide you to it, to what is real to you. When we let others tell us where to focus, we give away our power and we give away our most precious resource - our attention.
Changing The World Starts With You - More Ways To Bring Change
Shop Smarter. Don't fall into the trap of blind consumerism. Do your research. Find out about the products and the companies you give your dollars to. Your money is your vote for the type of world you wish to live in. If you give your money to a company that does not treat its employees well, for example, you are contributing to their practices and the more you buy their products, the more you are allowing them to continue. It's simple economics. If there is no demand, the supply goes away. Use your money wisely for it is your greatest power against the corporations who wish to manipulate you and take advantage of your un-awakened state of mind. Somebody's already done the research for you, check out The Better World Shopping Guide.
Learn the value of your emotions. You may not realize this, but your thoughts are extremely powerful. The more you worry and fret over things, the more things you will create in your life to worry about. Whenever the anxiety of it gets to you, remind yourself that all of your personal experiences are really only happening in your mind. Yes, they may seem to be external, but really it is your perception of them which make them real to you. It is your emotional response which determines your experience of it. Your emotions play a very important role in how your life plays out and the sooner you learn to use them to guide you, the better your life will be.
Learn to meditate. Meditation is extremely beneficial in many different ways. Not only does it aid in stress reduction, but it also brings clarity and peace of mind. It can do wonders for your anxiety as it teaches you how to get your mind off of the things which make you feel bad. The more you do this, the more you will understand that you have all of the answers you will ever need right inside of you. If you are new to this, try some guided meditations to get you started. There are many different types from which to choose, just find one that seems interesting to you and try it.
Seek the counsel of other like minded individuals. With the internet, we have instant, global communication available to us, so there is no excuse not to connect with others. Do some searches for websites, forums and chat rooms for people who have the same interests as you do. Or if you are feeling so inclined, start a group where you live and invite others to come and talk about the things you are interested in. You can start a spiritual book club or join someone else’s. Connect with others who are also waking up and seek the wisdom of those already awakened.
Watch thoughtful and inspirational documentaries. There are a great deal of documentaries available to assist you in your spiritual growth and awareness. Here are some recommendations.
Drop or decrease all the negative influences in your life. These will only prove to slow you down if not prevent you from seeking your inner truth. This could mean something as simple as cutting out television or social media, or it could mean something as drastic as no longer hanging out with people who drain you and make you feel bad about yourself.
Spend more time in nature. Instead of going home after a long day of work, take some time to stop by the park and take a stroll. Or take a weekend camping trip, away from all electronics and other distractions. Take time to sit quietly and observe the beauty of nature. Meditating in nature is one of the best ways to get in tune with your own natural rhythm.
Seek knowledge and understanding. Do some research, read more books and talk to others who know the topics you are exploring. Stop wasting your free time on frivolous and empty things. This is time you could spend learning and growing as an individual instead of wasting time doing something which doesn’t fulfill you. Remember, time is your most precious commodity, use it wisely.
Other Ideas To Uplift and Change The World
- Look on the bright side more often!
- Spend less time around electronics and less time on social media.
- Pick up trash in public spaces.
- Take hot baths with epsom salts to increase your magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is common with our Standard American Diet (SAD) .
- Walk barefoot upon the lawn or lay upon it and watch the clouds.
- Carry helpful crystals with you. Some suggestions: onyx, amethyst, clear or rose quartz and citrine.
- Bake something and share it with your neighbors, maybe you will make new friends.
- Put away your cell phone and pick up a book.
- Stop or cut back on television, even the news. Don’t worry, people will alert you to anything important.
- Leave a five dollar bill in a library book.
- Teach someone a skill you have learned.
- Help someone less fortunate with a small task, e.g. helping an old lady cross the street.
- Cut back on your sugar intake, seek natural sweeteners instead. Avoid artificial sweeteners.
- Take a walk around your neighborhood and wave to your neighbors as you pass.
- Notice your consumption habits and donate or get rid of any excess stuff you may have lying around.
- Volunteer for a worthy cause.
- Start a garden and learn to grow and cook your own food.
- Walk or take your bike instead of your car whenever the opportunity arises.
- Spend more time with your children and pets.
- Perform random acts of kindness.
- Practice more arts and crafts, awake your creative mind.
- Accept that you are here with a higher purpose and that you are on the path to your greater good.
Have any more ideas? Please share them in the comments.
Let’s create a better world together.
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