There is a large market in Self Help books and CDs, etc which promote the theory that if you ask the Universe for anything you desire, it will be granted . You can ask for a new car or house and it will manifest . I have attempted this and only on a few occasions has it worked and even then, there may have been other reasons for the success .
The basis of such books as The Secret and The Cosmic Ordering Service is the belief that we create our outer experience of Life through our thoughts . Many believe by using affirmations your desires will manifest . I believe to a certain extent we manifest our lives but there are other factors which can affect us, such as our Soul journey and other people’s influence on us .
Here is a flavour of some of these books .
The Secret :
” You get to choose what you want, but you must get clear about what you want . If you’re not clear, then the law of attraction cannot bring you what you want . “
Cosmic Ordering in 7 Easy Steps :
” Decide what you want in any area of your life . Place your order , and wait, knowing absolutely that you will receive it . “
What underlies these ideas is Desire . We believe we need something outside of the Present to be happy and fulfilled and look to our work, relationships or physical objects to fulfill our needs . In fact we don’t need anything – it is only our Egoic Mind which tells us we do . We already have enough .
If we already have everything, what is our true desire ? Our real desire is to Give,without expectation of reward and this is the true meaning of Forgiveness . The desires may manifest using Cosmic Ordering but it will only temporarily satisfy our wanting .
Below I have listed some affirmations, which are really statements of truth and also act as a reminder to ourselves of our true nature :
- I am eternal
- I am rich
- I have enough
- I am enough
- I am connected to all creation
- I am love
- I am perfect
- I am safe
- I am worthy
- I am innocent
The World outside of you does not exist apart from in the Mind . You are No Thing, and you have Everything and are Everything – why would you want any more ?