If it’s possible for a film to feel simultaneously specific and nondescript, Heat’s topography of lonely off-ramps, glowing industrial towers, and rusted metal shipping containers is like wasteland vérité.
That is incredibly frustrating, because in every other area of my life I achieve every goal that I set for myself. Literally everything that I wanted I achieved, but getting financially successful as an investor. Dating, academia, work, fitness.
For past few weeks I pondered why is that, and today it struck me.
When I do something non-trading related, let’s say finding a great job that pays me twice what I make at the previous one, I have nothing to lose, I am very excited, I constantly think about it. When I take a shower I dream up ways how to approach the problem, when I go to sleep I think about the end result naturally. My attitude is being excited and relaxed.
From working with people one-on-one over the years, and no doubt you will see this spiel coming, the emphasis on quick rearrangement of reality in precise ways (specific manifestations), is jumping into the process later than the current ability to control, due to the lack of self-awareness. The “need” for specific manifestations is really the desire to form a specific interpretation of the self-concept, but still looking to physical manifestation to “justify” the interpretation. For some, this can be very difficult to affirm without “evidence” and so beginning with gratitude and self-love, focusing on things already present is important as there is nothing to give rise to doubt. The obsessive need for a specific manifestation is a red flag that there is work to be done in regards to that area of the self-concept first.
More importantly, and perhaps more technically difficult, is trying to implement meta-beliefs (I AM God, EIYPO, multiple realities, etc) without the basic experiences of manifestation itself or the process of habitual positive interpretation to “justify” these beliefs without question. Considering the nature of reality as it presents as a single reality, timeline, or possibility and the personal experience as inherently dualistic, it is continually implied that reality is fixed, objective, and composed of separate willful actors. That said, without the personal experience of “violating” these truths, continually believing these will not have the same sense of rationality when arrived at experimentally. This can be roughly defined as continually trying to “know more” in hopes of gaining better manifestational ability.
Much of the specific manifesting work done, is quickly undone through a lack of ongoing general “support” of a generic positive self-image and positive worldview. Self-love and gratitude form this basis and makes non-contradiction of other intentional work easier as there is less obsession and “need” for the specific manifestation (both of which undo the work).
What you will begin to notice, and likely already have from the Mirror Model practices, are weird ‘coincidences’ related to your intentional thoughts and feelings. What is often misleading or confusing is that these first manifestations (which seem like very mild coincidences) given their incomplete or light nature are what could be considered “half-baked” or in some way less than hoped for. For many, this sort of manifestation is unconvincing or, worse, discouraging, because they expect the whole manifestation they want, when this is actually the best kind of sign.
Thus, an important point to understand is what is called Birds Before Land or Driftwood. These come from sailing terminology, in particular from explorers sailing unfamiliar routes in search of new lands. If they see birds flying or pieces of driftwood in the water, they know they must be close to land somewhere, though they might not see it on the horizon yet.
In a similar way, as we begin to change our relationships with topics via our beliefs and habitual thoughts and feelings, the evidence of this new momentum at first manifests in small innocuous ways that may seem unimportant or ‘coincidental,’ but is, in fact, evidence we are getting closer and closer to where we want to go, as long as we keep going mentally and emotionally in that direction.
In the beginning this may feel like a slow process, but, overall, as manifesting becomes a practiced lifestyle, the rapidity and size of the new manifestations becomes faster and larger as our whole outlook on life changes. So understand that, even if small, any desirable manifestations are evidence of success and to keep going.
This is perhaps the first time of your life that you try to have a strong control over your mind. Maybe you never applied the Law in such a drastic, complete way. Before it was all wishful thinking, self lying. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself failling to apply the rules of the game. It says a lot. It teaches you a lot. Keep in mind: I asked you to PLAY IT AS A GAME. Fully without any expectations or seriousness, just apply the rules fully and live in the feelings of being loved. So the fact that you have hard doing it even as a game, with the knowledge that you can’t lose nothing and still being unable to apply correctly tells you a lot about how you are attached to your negative states.
All of this was expected. And of course all of you will not manifest the ex back in 30 days for the obvious reasons. You can’t accept the fact that you are loved even if you play it as a game. If you are in that reality it is okay. And some of you may need to do the experiment multiple times but don’t cheat, don’t lie to yourself: own your negativity.
It is also important to know that all of you could have a very fast success if you understood the power of your beliefs. 30 DAYS is long and you could manifest it in 3 days or even less. YET most of you don’t because you don’t let go of your misery even if you know its a game.
An even more general overview is this:
You are a drunk in front of the bathroom mirror.
First, grip the counter so you steady your image in the mirror.
Second, now you can see and pick up the objects on the counter.
Third, then you can use objects as you desire.
Fourth, and finally, you can re-arrange the objects as you see fit.
Stop trying to steady yourself with the objects, you drunk.
The greatest advice I can give to people here is this:
Realize from the core of your heart and soul that your mind IS your World. Meditate on this last sentence for few days so that you understand it not just intellectually but profoundly.
When you imagine or feel you often do this to change outside world, and often you worry how and when will it be manifested. You think of your thoughts as somehow “unreal” and you wait for the “real” reality to manifest… and so of course you weaken your power. This is erroneous thinking. This blocks your progress and manifestation. Because it is ignorance.
Pretend that only your mind exists: nothing else, no one else. Nothing and no one to change but your mind. So focus on your mind only. Cultivate thoughts, feelings and mental images that you want without ever being influenced by the outside. Don’t even wait for results: do this just as a game. See those thoughts as a manifestation in them self. If you persist in this way: with the understanding that your mind is the one and only reality and that the moment you changed your thoughts and feelings you changed your world, the outside reality will have no choice but to change.
But please: don’t change your mind so that you change the outside, understand that the second you do this in your mind the reality IS ALREADY changed so the question “when” and “how” vanishes. The time lag is only an illusion. Do this for few weeks just to play with this idea: do it just for fun to see what will happen. Enjoy your desired thoughts and mental images as a manifestation in them self and ignore the evidences of the senses.
Of course if you do this, even for fun you will find the secret of creation. You will feel great power. Your manifestations will be very quick, physically speaking but never, ever make yourself or your mind dependent of it.
Everything is easy. Everything is effortless. Your abundance is easy. Your struggle is easy. Your partner comes to you easily. Your partner stays away easily. Your good health comes easily. Your bad health comes easily.
Everything flows easily and effortlessly from your state. Nature doesn’t struggle for anything, and yet everything gets done.
Relax for a week or two about changing anything and look how easily you get what you are getting. Week after week the same thing. It’s literally like rolling six 6’s 🎲 again and again and again.
The reason you have trouble with Neville’s work is that you’re trying to manifest the object/person, rather than trying to manifest the state.
You don’t realize that you’re always in a state and you can only ever experience states. The work is to relax into the state you’re in until you’re perfectly still within. And then to slip into a new state naturally and effortlessly.
The law cannot be broken. You get outwardly exactly what you are already experiencing inwardly. Your state out pictures itself effortlessly.
Let go of all your questions. Let go of all your thoughts. Let go of your mind. Relaaaaaaax.
You are safe. You are abundant. You are loved. You are never alone. You are exactly where you need to be.
Stop trying to change. Stop trying. Let go.
Be still and know that I AM God.