According to the Mayan Calendar and other sources, the end of the world as we know it happened on December 21, 2012. It is said that whatever you think will manifest more quickly, almost immediately, in the months that follow. I have noticed eerie coincidences in the weeks following 12/21, from thinking I need to find a parking spot and one appears instantly to returning to a friend’s house just as they were calling me to return.
What do you want to manifest in 2013? What are you thinking will happen? Watch your thoughts to see if they become reality quickly, like thinking you’d like someone to call and the phone rings, thinking you’d like a job and the phone rings calling you for an interview, or wishing for something and it happens. In this new era, it is time to re-think our world, as we are unhooked from old habits, beliefs and realities.
The Power of Your Word
Declaration, Creation, Manifestation: She was pregnant with her second child, visiting her Dad. As I had taught her ski patrol and performed their marriage ceremony, I was very excited to see her at a party given for her. The doctors had diagnosed a potentially serious condition called Placenta Previa. At the party I knelt down and placed my hands on her belly, silently connecting with the child. Then I said, “This condition will be gone in three weeks.” A month later, her Dad reminded me of that conversation and told me that she had gone to her doctor. He told her he didn’t know why the previous doctors had given the diagnosis, because there was no evidence at all of the condition! Having no conscious idea of why I had said the condition would disappear in three weeks, I was as amazed as my friends at the power of the verbal declaration.
Some years ago I was skiing with a friend at Alta, Utah. Dark clouds were roiling overhead, as a heavy snow storm was imminent. For our last run of the day I suggested we ski down a mogul field (bumps). My friend pointed out the obvious fact that the light would be so flat we wouldn’t be able to see to ski. Laughingly, I declared that once we got to the bump run, the clouds would part and the sun would come out just long enough for us to ski down. As we neared the bumpy slope, my friend began to shout hysterically. The dark storm clouds opened to let the sun shine through just long enough for us to ski the slope, before a heavy snowfall began.
Beliefs Shape Reality: A client found that at his core he believed he was darkness, a blackness in his heart, full of sadness and fear. All his life experiences bore this out, reconfirming this belief, leaving him no choice he thought but to conclude that somehow at his core was darkness and non-love, with his sole purpose being suffering and sacrificing for God. His word, his belief, had become “law” in his life, a self-fulfilling prophecy that caused much suffering in his broken relationships. When at last he was able to entertain the idea that the belief came before the experiences and shaped his life experiences, he agreed to change his belief. Using Time Dimension Therapy techniques he was able to go back before deciding he was darkness, to a time before conception when he was the light, one with God. He created a shaft of light that recalibrated his entire life experiences, obliterating the sadness and fear. His new decision about being light and peace at his core has now become the word, the law, in his life.
Words Evoke Images That Program Reality: If we get what we declare and what we believe to be true or possible, how many times do we undo positive manifestations by saying what we do not want? What do you want in a relationship? Well, I do not want a person who is — (fill in the blank). How many times do we tell someone what not to do? You’re going to have an accident if you keep driving like that. You always talk too much, you’re always late, you always lose your temper. What does a child do shortly after being told not to spill their drink? Oops – you guessed it! It takes a very conscientious parent to phrase things in the positive rather than saying what not to do. We may start with describing what we don’t want as a springboard to moving on to imaging what we do want. The trick is, we image the words, and they become an unconscious suggestion. When you read, “Don’t think of a yellow taxicab”, you first see that yellow cab and then have to try to erase it from your mind. Diets often fail miserably because the focus is on not thinking of food, which only creates images of food, making some people eat even more than before the “diet”.
The Power of the Word to Actualize the Potential: The boundary between two opposites may be where magic can occur. The “changing of the guard” between breathing in and breathing out, that instant between taking in oxygen and releasing waste products, is one example. The pendulum shift from “tick” to “tock”, that split instant when one doesn’t know if it is moving in one direction or has started back in the other, is another. The boundary between potential and actual, between creative ideas and actualizing them into form, is another place for magic. The transition between possibility and actuality can be seen as the magical place where one’s belief, declaration, word, prayer or decision can affect reality. This could be the key to the power to actualize. One day a friend’s son, believing he could break the current swim record at a meet, knocked not just one or two but seven unbelievable seconds off his personal best. Rather than worrying if he was going to do well, he focused on his belief that he could swim faster than ever before – and he did.
The Moral of the Story: A man sat under a Buddha Tree and was told that whatever he thought would be. So he wished for wealth, and he was wealthy. He conceived of a fine castle and had it. He imagined a beautiful wife and many wonderful children and it came to pass. Soon he worried that it was too good to be true and perhaps he would lose his money, and he did. Then, seeing things go downhill, he worried that the peace in the land would not last, and war broke out. He wondered if his wife was unfaithful, and she was. He feared the plague, and it came. The moral of the story is that whatever we think might happen, will. Our thoughts and our words have the power to become self-fulfilling manifestations or prayers.