The secret to manifesting your dreams is actually very simple, but it's so simple we already know it - so we ignore it! If you're in a new city, lost, but holding a street-map in one hand, you may not welcome someone who tells you the obvious - you should stop and take a moment to look at your map! But they'd be giving you the real answer to your problem, wouldn't they? Now, if someone else with the same map comes up and gives it to you, have they helped you? You still have to physically stop wandering around feeling frustrated, tired, annoyed or frightened, and pay attention to a map; the solution is the same. Maybe you'll look at their map because you think it must be better than yours. (If you do, then you might find the Automatic Freedom Process can wash away many of the self-doubts currently blinding you to your own magnificence!)
If you're like the majority of people, you have some areas of life you're not happy with, and you want to sort them out. But my experience of using the Automatic Freedom Process - which focuses on the love at the core of our being and taps away the fears we've accumulated - has shown me 'problem-focused' thinking IS the problem! We're using a part of our brain - a very tiny part - to look for the parts of ourselves or our lives that are 'wrong' or unsatisfactory; judging things as 'bad'. Then, from a place of resistance, negativity and fear we're trying to fix them. It's like using old, outworn and dirty tools in a beautiful garden. We're judging ourselves using lots of conflicting ideas from other people's equally distorted and fear-based perceptions.
It's obvious to me that approach can't ever give us what we really want. I've been trying it most of my life, with almost no success! Focusing on what's wrong with me had become such a habit I didn't realise that's what I was spending most of my time and energy doing. But if what we want is peace, satisfaction, enjoyment, and success expressing our true selves, we need to start seeing who we really are, right now. Since our external lives simply reflect back to us exactly who WE think we are, changing our focus to start appreciating ourselves can really help! And the frequency of appreciation is one of the elements of Love. Realising you can generate Love immediately, for no reason except you want to experience it right now, is a wonderfully liberating thing to do.
It's hard for us to focus our minds internally - we see problems 'out there' and think we need to tackle them. It's my belief that while we're seeing any problem as a problem, we're operating from fear and our thinking and responses are severely limited. We need to first supply the frequency of Love, by feeling something positive - acceptance and appreciation work!
So if you have problems 'out there' tinkering with the outer circumstances of your life won't get you anywhere much different, in terms of your feelings about it. The way to heal and remove your problems is to look within, and start seeing the truth of who you really are. Accept your current problems as reflections of a block within you - and realise that block is actually a tiny dirt speck on the clear lens of your consciousness.
Put it another way. You're already AT LEAST 90 to 95% perfect - so why not focus on that and increase the knowledge of all the ways you're already fine? If you can't do that, it's because you're stuck in the negative 'problem' mindset - the fear circuitry of your body and brain. Getting out of that takes a moment, and you can do that now! Just think for a moment, if it's just your perceptions and thoughts that are causing any unhappiness - because you've become so limited in how you perceive yourself - you can change that immediately. You can connect with the 90% of you that's perfect right now; doesn't it seem a little crazy to ignore it ALL THE TIME in favour of depressing yourself with your 'problems'?
How many people do you know who even when they're given something they say they wanted, just immediately find something else to be miserable about? Are you one of them? It's easy to see others doing it, but almost impossible to see it in yourself; that's why I'm here! (I know all about it because in the past I've made life very difficult for myself, and before Automatic Freedom I had worked at staying positive for many years!)
Our bodies and brains let us know when we're getting something right in a very real and obvious way - through our emotions. One of the signs we're doing it right is simple - we feel enjoyment! Enjoyment is a combination of physical and emotional responses to a 'direct hit', when our entire being is functioning properly on all levels. It incorporates joy, and joy is the stuff we're designed to run on. Positive emotions all bring with them energy that's nurturing to our bodies and souls. Positive emotions are our fuel, much more so than food. Joy is sign we're 'whole' and no longer stuck in the dead-end of our conscious, problem-focused mind. We can generate joy and benefit from it any where and at any time. It's a choice we have and the process of generating joy is the one we're all missing. Are you waiting for things to 'turn in your favour' before allowing yourself to enjoy anything? I was! Maybe I'm a bit extreme, but I've had loads of reasons not to be happy through my life, and they were all invented by me; I can't really blame anyone else for taking that decision, many years ago, that I wouldn't be happy unless everything was 'perfect' in my life! Perfect meant, among other things, being slim, being respected by my older brother, being admired by my friends, being wealthy and able to live a life free of all money worries...
One thing we all need to identify as 'us' is a frequency or 'colour' of energy that flows effortlessly, that relaxes us, that connects us with the things we really love, and that gives us the necessary fuel to do whatever it is we feel inspired to do. That energy has many different shades or aspects to it; but it feels great, and it's what I call Love.
Valentines Day has just passed and it reminded me that a huge part of the world is getting confusing and wrong information about love. Many people get confused and mistake romance or sexual attraction for love. Love is energy and it is unfailingly 'good'! Love has no nasty side-effects or surprises attached to it. It's there waiting within you right now, no matter what mood you're in, but you won't be aware of it until you focus your mind in a certain way. That's the secret - Love is hidden until you approach it in the right way. Wouldn't it be good to know how to do that?
I've explained the process very simply, and given you a couple of easy and quick exercises to try. Within a minute or two you could be experiencing the vital connection you've possibly overlooked up until now. It's part of you but your conscious mind is hiding it from you! Amazing, but true. What you're seeking is already waiting there to be discovered, and you don't have to leave your computer to do it!
Love attracts everything you want to you. It attracts people to you, and connects them with the love within them too. You may find the people around you changing towards you as you focus on the Love you discover. Love quiets the critical mind and reveals the solutions to all your problems. Love is the most powerful force in the universe because it resonates with the love within every living and non-living thing too.
The secret to living a great and successful life is to feel good, deliberately, all the time, and to daydream and imagine the best things you possibly can when you have a spare moment! It's what kids do all the time. We adults forgot how to do it along the way; unhappy and unsuccessful people told us we have to be responsible; life is hard, and we can't just do what we enjoy. They told us it's not o.k to be happy! They were SO wrong.
If you'd like to experience the power of Love, all you have to do is focus on something you love, to get the ball rolling. It might be a person, a place, a feeling, a memory - anything. Whatever you most like in all the world! Notice how it feels in your body as you think about it. Explore it, concentrate all your attention on it. Now let your mind examine the area of your body in the centre of your chest; become interested to find out what thinking about something you love does to your physical body. This is completely within your control! Focus on your chest, at the heart level, and see if you can increase the feeling of warmth, or energy; try imagining it - what would it look like if you could see it? Try seeing a wheel there, a wheel that generates more Love every time it turns. See it turning clockwise. (See the top of the wheel, from behind, moving down to the right.) Every turn brings an increase in the feeling. Imagine yourself or someone you like, laughing and happy. Imagine someone's eyes shining with joy. This is the feeling you're generating for yourself now.
You can increase the movement of the Love wheel, and increase the energy you feel; expand the feeling to fill your body; feel it circulating around your entire body, from head to toes. It feels warm and lovely, and you feel more alive now than when you started. Once you've got a sense of that happening, allow it to flow around your feet, your head, and your hands, outside of your body. Tell yourself it's doing that, even if you find it hard to see or feel it. Now, see if you can feel it move outwards in an expanding ball or vortex of energy. Imagine it or feel it filling the room. Decide it's happening and relax. You're in control - if you decide to feel more Love, you will!
Now think of what you would really love to do, be and have. Don't just think about it, feel it - wouldn't it be nice if..? Luxuriate in enjoying the freedom of feeling how you want to feel, when you're doing, being or having whatever you love most. Have fun with it, and notice the way the energy in your body responds when you enjoy imagining yourself being happy, fulfilled, and successful. Enjoy the feeling of relief, knowing that a long-term problem is over. What would that relief feel like? You can feel the relief right now! Try to focus on the energy, which is really flowing right now, rather than getting too involved in the details of the idea or 'thing' which, right now, isn't physically real! Feel the energy in your body as you let your imagination take off. I repeat, that energy is real! It's connecting you to a wonderful experience, right now, in front of your computer. Enjoy the feeling of energy flowing round your body. It's creating a vibrational template, or matrix, which will create the events needed to bring it to you in your 'real' life. You're creating your ideal future, right now, using just the power of Love and your imagination! The details of whatever you think you want to manifest - the province, often, of implanted ideas rather than true desires - aren't nearly as important as the feeling. Get that right, and the details will take care of themselves!
You may have read many books, as I have, about manifesting your dreams. They may have toldl you to imagine details clearly and to work on 'thinking big'. But that's not it! The real manifestation process happens as a sudden idea and impulse, completely out of your conscious control; it comes from your subconscious and it contains everything you truly want, and the sure expectation of getting it. The process of Manifesting is out of our conscious control! It's the province of the subconscious mind, which is far bigger and more amazing than we can ever 'know'. But what we can do is concentrate on generating the feelings we want, and our subconscious will come up with a 'sudden idea' for something that will make us feel more of that feeling! So every time you deliberately generate Love, you're aiming your subconscious in the right direction. Let the ideas and desires come naturally - don't work on that at all. Put all your attention on your body and the experience of joy and Love flowing around it; because that connects you to 'now' and gathers all your energy. Only when 'all of you' is switched on are you primed for the realisation of your desire. No matter what form it takes, you're already creating a manifestation of something you will enjoy 'out there'. You're building your ideal life from within, on the firm foundations of Love.
This isn't a complicated process, but it is precise! You need the actual feeling of enjoyment, of fun, and you need to imagine things you Love. Connect the image or idea with the feeling. That's it. Without Love, we cannot have success, fulfilment, or any of the things we think we're working towards. Love is the sign we're on track; inspiration and energy are borne from Love. Boredom, frustration, anger, sadness etc are all signs we're off track, wasting our energy and destroying our health. We choose, moment to moment, and the correct choice is always, without fail, Love! What feels best? Think about that. Someone runs into the back of your car? Love something; because when you do, it makes you feel great, and your brain functions clearly. yOu can then deal with the practical steps you need to take. Someone's rude to you? Bless them - it makes you feel great, and they become a reason for you to feel even better than you did before. Someone you're attached to leaves you - bless them, wish them the best, and you will feel great. You'll find a different perspective on what's happened. You'll learn, and grow, and be better off than before. Whatever happens, Love is the experience that brings meaning and resolution - The presence of Love in our hearts is healing.
For a discussion of the energetic qualities of Fear and Love see Fear and Applying Love articles. It's easy to turn Love 'on', just by focusing on the heart area and doing the above exercise.
This simple process, generating love and then 'daydreaming' our ideal life, is the most powerful and direct way of setting in motion the necessary processes that will manifest them for real. Try it and see; notice how making the effort to find something to love, every moment, leads to an instantaneous improvement in your mood. It turns out we don't need anything to be happy. First we decide to be happy, and then we possess the energy, clarity and creativity to make That's the real answer to our desires - happiness, generated at will, is the nature of our freedom of choice. There are only really two options - Love or Fear; and we can, and really should, choose Love every time we're faced with a decision! When we do, our lesser desires - for 'things' - get delivered to us,too, quickly and easily. They often manifest in unexpected and beautiful ways; and our main task remains to fully appreciate and enjoy them!
If you like the idea of employing your subconscious mind to do the difficult job of finding and targeting limiting beliefs with EFT tapping to remove them, Automatic Freedom is for you!
Automatic Freedom is applied from the viewpoint of perfection - looking at ourselves through the eyes of Love. It uses the body's responses to affirmations of truth as pointers for the subconscious mind to perform an action - target energy from tapping on meridian points to specific fears within the energy system and psyche, in the best possible way. Read More.