By implementing the first 2 steps of the D.R.E.A.M.S. System system, having identified your desire and created a mental picture that encapsulates a successful attainment of that desire, you have built a solid foundation for achieving success.
Now you will incorporate the use of emotional content into your goal-getting program.
Using Your VisualizationIn step 2 you discovered the importance of creating a visual image of your success. You were instructed to use this visualization at specific times during the day in 2 different ways.
Here is a simple “watered down” version of that training:
1. Twice per day visualize your goal with your eyes closed as having already been attained.
2. Contemplate your visualize image for a few moments once per hour during the day while acknowledging that you are moving towards it.
Many personal development and goal programs stop here. In fact most of them do not even include number 2., the contemplation of your goal throughout the day.
However, simply visualizing your goal will not work. It will never work and I would place a wager that you have tried it and it hasn’t worked for you either!
The truth is simple:
If thoughts alone were enough to create material things we would all live in fabulous mansions and own our own aeroplanes.
Contrary to popular opinion in the personal development field thoughts do not create reality – at least not thoughts alone!
The Nature of ThoughtA thought is an ethereal thing. It is not a concrete object in reality as some self-improvement gurus would have you believe.
Also contrary to popular opinion in the self-improvement field a thought cannot create a material thing from nothing.
On its own a thought can be considered as an electrical impulse with limited energy and power. You can see the truth of this in your everyday life. If thoughts created reality then your day would be a lot more hectic than it currently is as the 50,000 + daily thoughts that crowd your mind send your world into an Alice In Wonderland nightmare.
Thoughts do not create reality.
Well if thoughts do not create reality why are they given so much importance in goal setting and personal development?
Why is the law of attraction all about how we use our thoughts if they don’t create things?
In fact if you give any thought to it (pun intended) you can see that almost every action starts with a thought: you first have a desire and then the thought to act upon it.
So before you get all argumentative and defensive about thoughts creating reality let me state very clearly that thoughts are extremely important in the process of reality creation – they are just not powerful enough to do it on their own!
So how can thoughts be used to help you achieve your goals?
How to ThinkTo answer this question let me liken a thought less to a reality builder, as many others suggest it is, and more to a mold. Just as a mold is used to set substances such as rubber, plastic, concrete etc., into solid objects, a thought can be used for setting the energy that creates reality into a specific solid structure.
You see thoughts are used to create the building blocks from the all pervading substance that fills the Universe but they are not the building blocks or structural component themselves. This is where most law of attraction teachers fall short in their training. They teach us that thoughts become things.
Thoughts themselves do not actually become anything. Thoughts are nebulous. They have no real form and , for the sake of illustration purposes, should be considered as being basically electrical in nature.
Thoughts cannot create anything. But they can be used as a tool to restructure the substance that creates reality. Thoughts are the mold that can reshape the very substance that the entire universe is made of. While this substance is it its primal form it is like Plasticine, or molding clay, and can be shaped and reshaped into any form.
You see when primal energy is worked into a shape and held in that shape for a period of time it solidifies into that shape in the material world. In other words, you can use your thoughts as a mold to set the primal energy of the universe into any shape you desire.
Let me explain.
When a mud brick is being made (or any other brick for that matter) the consistent parts are mixed together and then poured into an empty mold. This mold is then left alone for a period of time, just long enough for the mixture it contains to dry. Once dried the fully formed brick is removed from the mold. The mold itself remains the same, an empty vessel, but it has been used to create a very real and tangible thing.
Thoughts are the mold that Universal intelligence fills with the malleable energy that solidifies into materiality.
The visualize image you created in step 2 is the mold you are going to use to create your material reality. But as I have already explained the thought itself (the visualization) does not create anything and cannot create anything on its on. It is just a mold. In and of itself it is completely useless.
Like a mold your visualization can be considered to be the inverse of what you want. For that visual image (or thought) to become useful you must fill it with the substance of material reality while that substance is in its malleable and plasticine-like form.
The All Pervading SubstanceSo how do we fill the mold of our thoughts with the same energy that material reality is made up of?
Well, we can’t!
However, the subconscious mind can!
Your job is not to try to mold the universe into any particular form. Your job is to simply to convince your subconscious mind to do it and then sit back and enjoy the results.
Wallace D. Wattles in his famous book, The Science of getting Rich, explains it perfectly in the following quote:
“There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.”
Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich.
Wattles tells us in the above quote that the universe is filled with a primal substance and that any thought created in this substance will cause that thought to be created in the material world.
Much in the same way that I described a thought as being a mold for universal substance Wattles says that a thought in the “thinking stuff” will cause the image associated with that thought to manifest into reality.
As human beings we have no direct control over this substance, or “thinking stuff” as Wattles called it. However, the subconscious mind is in direct communication with this “thinking stuff” at all times. By exercising control over our thoughts and passing those thoughts onto the subconscious mind we can literally create anything we want.
Once it has been commanded to do a thing it is then the job of the subconscious mind to mold the “thinking stuff” into a form and hold it in place long enough for that “thinking stuff”, or primal energy, to solidify into materiality.
Your job is to consciously direct your thoughts and drive them into the subconscious mind.
How do you do that?
It’s simple really!
Emotionalize ItIt is through strong emotion that we drive a thought deep into the subconscious mind.
Then through repetition we force the subconscious mind to hold that thought in place long enough for the primal energy, or “thinking stuff”, within it to harden into material form – like a mud brick hardening in a mold.
By using your emotions while you visualize you will literally drive your visual image into the subconscious mind. Once there the “thinking stuff” starts to fill the mental mold. Then as you continually visualize that same outcome, over a period of days, weeks, months or years (depending on the goal) you are actually holding your mold in place. The “thinking stuff” will begin to harden into materiality and circumstances, people and events around you will begin to change to reflect that mental picture.
The way in which your manifestation happens is also summed up by Wattles as follow:
“The men and women who practice the foregoing instructions will certainly get rich; and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.”
Remember Wattles’ book is about getting rich but his system applies equally well to any other goal. He also talks about the amount of money, or riches, that will be manifest. For our purposes the above explanation is better summarized in connection to the speed of manifestation (as your goal can only manifest in full not in pieces) as follows:
The men and women who practice the 6 Success Steps That NEVER Fail and learn how to use the D.R.E.A.M.S. System for guaranteed goal attainment will certainly attain their goal; and the speed at which their goal manifests and the manner in which they receive it will be in exact proportion to their Desire, the clearness of their Goal, the Emotional content behind that goal, and the depth of their Gratitude.
The role of gratitude is covered below.
So hopefully you can now see that when you visualize your desire as having been already fulfilled and back that mental image with strong positive emotion you have set in motion a chain of events that nothing in heaven or earth can stop. I kid you not!!!
How to Emotionalize Your GoalUsing your emotions with your visualization is super easy. In fact it should really already be happening. If you do not feel some type of positive emotions when you visualize your goal then you have failed to follow the instructions laid down in step 1. If this is the case go back and review that step now.
When you choose a goal that has real meaning to you and that is backed by a burning desire it is easy to create positive emotions around it. In fact it is impossible not to feel positive emotions if it is something you truly want. This is why I emphasized the importance of this in step 1.
Simply visualizing a successful outcome to your goal when it is something you truly want should be enough to evoke all the same type of emotions that you will have when you actually have the goal. This emotional content is enough to drive that thought deep into the subconscious mind.
Do not worry if negative feelings and thoughts arise as you practice this step. This is normal. We have been conditioned to doubt ourselves, our abilities and to question “wacky” theories.
If you encounter negative feelings of doubt just ignore them for now. You will be taught how to deal with self-defeating, negative and counter-productive feelings in step 5 when you will be shown how to master your negative emotions.
There is one more step though.
The Role of GratitudeAlthough I am not a proponent of any particular religion and I want to strongly emphasize that a belief in any deity or religion is not necessary to achieve your goals I want to share a story from the bible to illustrate the importance of gratitude. There are equally good examples in all religions. I use this only because it is the one that I am most familiar with.
We can see gratitude in action when we look at the account of Lazarus’ resurrection in the New Testament.
38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39 “Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
Look at the account of this meeting closely and you will see how gratitude was used to create a miracle.
It was obvious to Lazarus’ sister that Lazarus was dead and that he had been dead so long that his body was already decomposing in the heat.
However, before Jesus had even given the command for Lazarus to come out of the tomb and without even the slightest sign whatsoever that Lazarus was reanimated Jesus was offering thanks to his Father for the miracle.
When everything in the physical environment was appearing to reflect the fact that what Jesus was claiming was true was in fact completely untrue Jesus was so undeterred and convinced of his own vision of reality that he openly demonstrated gratitude for that reality.
You must do the same with your goal!
Jesus was so convinced that what he was about to ask for had already happened, even before he asked for it, that he was offering up gratitude to his Father for having manifested his desire.
Look at Jesus’ exclamation one more time:
“Father, I thank you that you heard me.”
Jesus hasn’t even asked Lazarus to come out yet! His gratitude is actually an exclamation of faith, or belief, that what he wanted is exactly what he was about to get!
In order to have belief or faith that your goal is about to be materialized all you have to do is express gratitude the way Jesus did.
Using Gratitude to Manifest Your DesiresAt the end of your bi-daily visualization processes when you have pictured your goal and enjoyed all the positive emotions associated with its attainment you should then evoke feelings of gratitude for having achieved that goal. Be thankful that you attained what you wanted.
Say thank you to the universe, God, your subconscious mind, the primal “thinking stuff” or anything that you identify as being responsible for bringing your goal into manifestation.
This is faith in action!
Likewise, when you think of your goal throughout the day and tell yourself that you are getting closer to attaining it be grateful that you are getting closer. Be grateful for any ideas your subconscious mind offers you. Be grateful for seeming co-incidences or synchronicities that occur.
Expressing gratitude after your visualization exercises is an open expression of belief that what you have asked for is already yours.
Expressing gratitude during the day when you are contemplating your goal and its unfoldment in your life is an open expression that you believe it is unfolding and is in the process of happening.
You need do nothing else to cultivate belief and faith except evoke feelings of gratitude!
Summing it UpIn this step, Step 3 Emotionalize, you have learned that thoughts are the mold used to shape primal energy into whatever you want to manifest in the material world.
But to be effective at creating the material reality that corresponds to that mental image that mental image , or visualization, must be filled with primal energy in the same way a mud brick mold is filled with mud.
In order to do this successfully it is necessary to drive your visual image deep into the subconscious mind as it is the subconscious mind that fills the mold of your vision with primal energy.
To drive your pre-defined visual image into the subconscious mind all you need to do is feel positive emotions while visualizing your objective. These positive emotions are the vehicle needed for sending your image to the subconscious where it then acts as a mold. Once in the subconscious mind this visual image, or mental mold, is then filled with primal energy.
You also learned that gratitude is the key to having faith or belief. It is gratitude that forces primal energy to take shape within the mold (your visual image). The intensity of your gratitude determines the speed at which you see physical results.
Finally you learned that repetition is needed to hold it all in place long enough so that primal energy can solidify into material reality.
Just following these first 3 steps of the D.R.E.A.M.S. System puts you miles ahead of other people who are trying to use the law of attraction and visualization to create their dreams. But once you combine them with the next 3 steps no goal will be unattainable for you.
In the next step you will learn the importance of taking action. Although most of the time your goal will materialize through unexpected avenues you must take action to start the whole process moving. Action is an absolute must. However the action you take is very specific yet involves NO extra work on your part and is not at all what you might expect!
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