This Law of Attraction Pearl of Wisdom is the logical follow-up to my last post about the power of the spoken word. Even though your thoughts and intentions (and spoken words) are the real cause of everything that arrives in your life, to make things happen here in our physical reality more than positive thoughts and words are often required — one must take ACTION.
In the non-physical realms where your higher/wider self exists there is no need for action or words — all is thought. In those realms perceived phenomena are created instantly through thought, but this is not the case here. Here action is required but it's role in making things happen is somewhat misunderstood by those not familiar with the Law of Attraction and unaware that they are creators.
Making Things Happen
Action is an essential and intentional part of the physical world. It's unlike anything in our souls normal non-physical realm of existence, and it's one of the main reasons we were so excited to dive into the earth game — to relish and enjoy DOING.
We never intended action to be the primary means of creating, yet it has become that for those who have forgotten (most people) that the primary tool of creation is thought and intention. Because most of us are unaware of the creative power of our thoughts we look to our action to make everything happen. This is a natural mistake to make since we forget the wider reality when we incarnate and the illusion of linear causality is so convincing.
You did not intend to create through action — you intended to use your body to enjoy that which you created through your thought.
Action still plays a vital role in manifesting your desires, when applied appropriately, but it is not the primary means of manifesting — thoughts and intention are. Even when you understand this it's still a hard habit to break.
When deliberately creating through thought the amount of action required is far less and the work involved is far easier. Instead of always jumping into action to get the things that you want; think them, visualize them, and expect them into existence. Do this and you will attract guidance and inspiration, and be led to the perfect action that will take you in the direction of that which you seek.
The creative process starts with a wish or desire which leads to the setting of an intention and to thoughts of having it. Action is the last step in the creative process .
Desire → Intention → Thoughts → Action
When you take the time to deliberately think about and expect what you desire the universe will provide the information, ideas, circumstances, people, and opportunities needed and less effort will be required. Without this the amount of action and effort required can be enormous. Don't become impatient and try to make it happen by jumping into action prematurely.
When you pre-pave, positively anticipate with your thoughts, the action required is far less, and the action is much more satisfying.
On the other hand, most of the time you can't expect the universe to plop your wish into your lap without taking any action at all. Sometimes you can manifest small things without a single choice, decision, or action being made or taken. Thinking an open parking place into existence, or others things on that scale are examples. But most things require one or more choices and actions to get you all the way to the fulfillment of your wish. The bigger the thing generally the more action steps will be required.
As an example; you can't just sit around at home and expect to meet those new friends you've been hoping for — people are not likely to just knock on your door. You've got to get out of the house and give the universe a chance to deliver.
An Example of Powerful Spontaneous Manifestation
Here's a very recent and personal example of spontaneous manifestation.
I've been having a lot of very interesting conversations with readers of the blog about their awakening experiences. It dawned on me that other readers might find these stories interesting too, and perhaps even helpful. So I decided to create an "Awakening Stories" section on the blog and started asking readers if they would share. I quickly got four or five readers who said they would share their stories.
I was very excited about this idea and wanted to launch it as soon as possible. I wanted a story, and I wanted it fast (think strong desire). But unfortunately, it looked unlikely that I have one soon. There was nothing to do but keep my fingers crossed and expect the best (think trust the universe).
The next day, out of the blue, the guy who runs AwakeningOurTruth.com friended me on Facebook. At first I didn't recognize his name but it was itching at my brain — something about it seemed familiar. A minute or two of pondering and I had the "aha" moment — a few weeks earlier I had stumbled across his blog and the EPIC STORY of his AWAKENING EXPERIENCE!
WOW, this was just what I needed! I laughed out loud and thought to myself "just another case of the Universe delivering exactly what I wanted exactly when I needed it." It was perfect! His awakening story was about as dramatic as they come and it was already written! It doesn't get much better than that.
I immediately seized the opportunity and sent the guy a message asking him if I could feature his awakening story on my blog in return for links back to his blog. He immediately replied with an unequivocal YES saying that it would help us both. There wasn't the slightest hesitation in his voice — almost like he was expecting it.
This example illustrates how the universe can fulfill your wishes in entirely unexpected ways. It's best not to worry about HOW your wishes will be fulfilled and just trust the something will appear. All you have to do is pay attention for the opportunity and seize it when it arrives!
The interesting thing about this example is that I didn't do any deliberate creation work to make it happen. Heck, I didn't have time to — I only thought of it a few days earlier. I didn't do prayers, I didn't do affirmations, I didn't do visualizations — I didn't do anything deliberate — other than my general habit of positive thinking and possibility thinking. I was just extremely excited about the idea (thoughts evoking great emotion manifest quickly), took strong initial action (actively soliciting readers), had absolute clarity about what I wanted to do, and absolutely no doubt that it was a good idea and that I could find people willing to share their stories (strong expectation).
It's a classic example of powerful spontaneous manifesting! And it demonstrates the formula for masterful manifesting — (1) a clear strong desire, paired with (2) strong positive emotion, (3) congruent action however small demonstrating your commitment, and (4) full expectation of success!
Got a manifestation example you'd like to share? Please share it in the comments section below, others would be delighted to to hear about your experiences!
Action Plays Two Roles in Manifesting Your Desires
1. Initial Action
Initial Action is used early in the manifestation process to amplify the strength of your thoughts and intentions and thus your creative power to attract opportunities that facilitate the full manifestation of your desires.
In the early stages of trying to manifest your larger desires (your big dreams) taking small action steps (baby steps) in the general direction of your dream will enhance your manifestation power dramatically.
2. Inspired Action
Inspired Action is the action you take when you notice, seize, and follow through on the opportunities that you have attracted via your deliberate thought, intention, and initial actions. These inspired actions will lead you all the way to your goal if you take them. That's the key part — you've got to pay attention for, and seize those opportunities. They can appear in unexpected ways and forms — as information, ideas, people, circumstances, etc.
The Power of Initial Action
Just diving in and getting started is very powerful. Even if you're not sure exactly what to do just doing something, anything, that's heading in the right general direction is immensely important. Here's why…
Action Is the Strongest Form of Intention
Taking action towards your goals and desires, any action, however small, is a concrete demonstration to the universe that you are serious about the thing you want. You can think of those initial actions that you take as the strongest form of intention.
Not only do your actions move you closer to the attainment of your goals by linear cause and effect they also serve to amplify the power of your intention and hence will powerfully attract the information, ideas, people, and circumstances needed to facilitate the achievement of your goal.
This is why just getting started is so powerful. Taking any action at all in the general direction of your goal, even if you are unsure of what to do will bring you guidance and support to facilitate the manifestation of your goal.
“The universe rewards action.” – Anonymous
Action Keeps You Focused On What You Want
Another reason why action amplifies your manifestation power to attract guidance and opportunities is that it keeps your thoughts focused on your goal. Which of course, is exactly how the Law of Attraction works — your most predominant thoughts are your point of attraction.
This is one reason why the advice below is so powerful and will lead you all the way to your ultimate goal.
Take small actions (baby steps) on a regular basis.
ACTION is the Ignition Switch of Manifestation
All your positive thoughts and words and envisioning makes the universe poised to deliver opportunities and guidance; information, ideas, people, and circumstances to facilitate you. When you take your first actions it's like firing up the pump that will deliver them to you. All the opportunities poised to be delivered start flowing to you . Every time you take an action step forward the pump pumps.
Think of action as the ignition switch. Your thoughts and words have paved the way and primed the field with opportunities. Taking action unleashes those opportunities and they start to get delivered to you! All you have to do is pay attention so you don't miss the them!
The Power of Inspired Action
Taking action in response to the guidance and opportunities offered by the universe is inspired action and it is action that is guaranteed to be productive. This is not the case for a lot of the action that your analytic/rational mind conceives of, thinking that it knows best how to make things happen — it is often inappropriate and unproductive action.
How can you tell the difference between these two types of action? Inspired action feels exciting and natural, inappropriate action feels forced, dissatisfying, and difficult. Forced action might eventually get you there, but inspired action is much more effective.
Following the Guidance and Seizing the Opportunities
You've got to keep an open mind about HOW opportunities and guidance are delivered, and in what form, because it often comes in unexpected ways. It might come as a brilliant idea that pops into your head, or maybe as some useful information you stumble across, or perhaps as a person who shows up that can help you, or it might be a fortuitous circumstance — it could be anything, just stay alert and seize these opportunities. This is inspired action, this is guided action. Don't beat your head against the wall — wait for it and then move into action!
Putting it All Together
For manifesting anything of significant size, especially your big dreams, action is a crucial ingredient that must be added to the manifestation recipe. Start the recipe with the standard ingredients of deliberate thought and intention focused on the attainment of your desire. Then add to the mix some initial actions in the direction of your dream to kick start the delivery of opportunities from the Universe. Then pay attention and seize the opportunities as they arrive, no matter what form they appear in. Stir in and repeat and watch in amazement as your dream unfolds before your eyes!
To those of you who are hesitating or putting off pursuing your big dream because you're worried that it's impractical or can't see how it's attainable — believe in yourself and your dreams! You exist in an infinite field of potential and what is possible is only limited to what you believe is possible.
We are spiritual beings filled with infinite potential — adventuring through a field of possibilities, creating our reality, and our luck.
Unleash your imagination and take the leap of faith and start doing something, anything, however small, in the general direction of your dreams, and with some patience, trust, and perseverance you'll be amazed as the magic begins and leads you all the way to your dreams!
Read the next article in this series » Law of Attraction Experiment #1 - The Ultimatum.
If you'd like to explore manifesting and Law of Attraction further consider these articles:
- Discovered Your Creatorship? Manifesting 101
- The Mechanics of Reality Creation
- The Shift and The Quickening of Manifestation
- The Three Layers of Your Reality Construct
- Law of Attraction Pearls of Wisdom Series
More power to you!