HJ: You can overuse affirmations — when you repeatedly use affirmations in an attempt to manifest, you are signaling the universe that you lack that very thing in your life. Therefore, according to the Law of Attraction, you are, in essence, manifesting lack. You are actually broadcasting the opposite message of exactly what it is you want. Then, you typically get frustrated or believe that manifestation doesn’t work, when in reality, it is the technique you are using and the inherent energetic vibration it causes you to project, that is at fault.
Always remember — with manifestation it is about assuming a mindset/frequency in which the desired outcome has already happened. Wealthy people manifest easily because they are already rich — they come from a place of abundance as their core mindset/frequency and so they continue to attract more. People experiencing lack are coming from a core mindset/frequency of lack and scarcity and so they manifest more. In order for the person experiencing lack to begin manifesting wealth, they must assume a mindset/frequency in which the outcome they desire is already being experienced. They must begin to experience true abundance in their lives and their mindsets must reflect it. This is done through the practice of gratitude, trust and visualization, but the core of the matter is the practice of gratitude. Gratitude affirms abundance by its very nature and attracts more experiences into ones life that produce abundance and give reason to express even more gratitude — the essence of the law of attraction.
One must also develop an approach to life that affirms abundance — giving and spending money freely, without worry or hidden feelings of lack. This can be done in little ways, by tipping people, treating friends or random strangers, buying those things which make you happy — generally living as though you are abundant. I am not suggesting you live beyond your means, but simply reframe how you approach this aspect of your life. Do what you can and it will build upon itself — such is the nature of the law of attraction. Furthermore, what is given is returned to you much magnified — on the order of 10x — when given from a place of pure generosity. Intention is everything. Giving from a place of lack — only giving because you hope to receive, will not be rewarded in the same way as giving from a place of genuine service and abundance. Know the difference.
Could You Be Confusing the Universe with Your Attempts to Manifest?
Have you been doing “everything right” in your attempts to manifest what you’d like to have in your life, without seeing the results you think you’re asking for show up?
Is it actually possible that you have been confusing the universe in your attempts to manifest what you’ve been asking for?
How is this possible? Have all your treasure map posters and religiously recited affirmations been in vain?
“What you say is what you get,” says Douglas. If what you’d really like is not what’s showing up in your life, is it possible you’ve been asking incorrectly, or asking using words that cannot get you what you’re really asking for, because you have been using them incorrectly?
A common example of such misuse of words in the metaphysical community is that darling word, manifest. How many people have you heard say, “I want to manifest more money, or my soul-mate, or the job of my dreams”?
The difficulty with this, Douglas points out, is that the correct meaning of the word manifest is “how it shows up.” So when you say, “I want to manifest more money,” you are actually saying, “I want to how it shows up more money.” Is it surprising that the universe doesn’t honor a request,a which is so nonsensically phrased?
A further complication is that the energetic meaning of the word want, which was listed in dictionaries until 1946, is “to lack.” So when you say, “I want to manifest more money,” what you’re actually saying is, “I lack of how it shows up more money.” How well can that possibly work?
Most people don’t really value words, Heer points out. For most people,
“You sort of throw things together when you’re talking.” Somehow words have acquired a reputation for being of interest only to PhD candidates and teachers, without relevance to the rest of us. If we’d really like to have what we’re asking for in life, it might be worth considering changing our point of view on the relevance and value of words.
“Words have a vibration which will create things,” says Douglas. “When you say, ‘I want to manifest more money,’ you’ll never get more money! ‘I’m going to have more money is more correct,’ cause that’s what you’d really like to have show up in your life.”
When you do not know what the words you are using really mean, you have to be functioning from a fantasy of what they mean, say Douglas and Heer. Unfortunately, that means what you’re asking for will continue to live in the fantasy world instead of the real one, as well.
Not knowing the exact and real energetic definitions of the words you are using can create confusion, in those you are speaking to as well as the universe which will grant you what you’ve asked if it could possibly get your meaning.
“If you don’t use the words that match the energy, you’re always confusing people and they always discount you,” says Heer. “It’s the same thing when you’re asking for things from the universe. If you don’t use the words that match the energy, you’re confusing it, and it can’t give you what you want.”
Having this awareness and looking up these words in a dictionary prior to 1946 is a way of getting clarity on what you desire and what’s going on now and how you can move from what’s going on now to what you’d actually like to have. If you’re clear on both, you know where you’re starting. “Say you’d like to go to Rome. If you think you’re in Greenland, but you’re really in Tahiti, it’s a totally different trip. If you’re in the wrong place to start from, you don’t ever get to where you’re going,” says Heer.
Douglas used these very methods on another word commonly used in the metaphysical community, passion. “Every time I heard it, something didn’t feel right,” he recalls. He looked it up and discovered the accurate energetic meaning of the word passion was “to be attached to the cross as was Christ.” He’s now much more willing to follow his bliss than his passion.
If you’re feeling a little disheartened by the scope of the miscommunication you’ve been involved in, take heart. It’s a common problem. You are not alone. “Most of the problems in the world are based on miscommunication. If we didn’t have that one concept, no movie that had any drama or comedy would exist, because they’re all based on somebody not saying something when they could have, or somebody communicating inappropriately,” Heer observes.
Douglas and Heer consult their dictionaries all the time when consulting with clients. Sometimes they find the client is using the word entirely correctly, but with a meaning different than the one they are familiar with. Other times, the client is using the word incorrectly, creating the confusion about which they are consulting the Access Consciousness leaders.
Heer attributes their success in working with clients on their ability to hone in on the actual problem people are consulting them about, which is based on the energy and the true energetic meaning of the words, not the assumed contemporary “meaning” of words. Often they find their clients live in that constant state of confusion because they won’t take the time to look up words. “Part of the dynamic nature of the result we get is that we’ll hone in on what is the actual nature of the problem based on the energy.”
Making things even worse, some of the miscommunication occurs through deliberate confusion, Douglas observes. “How many times have you had a conversation with people and at the end of it you go, ‘What does that mean?’ ‘What did they say?” People use words to create confusion so you won’t know what’s going on in their universe, which is why they misuse words intentionally.”
Living in such a sea of confusion, is it any wonder that your messages are not getting through to the universe, which is just waiting to grant your wishes?
What if you could cut through the fog of confusion language has been creating around you? Might the universe give you faster service at delivering what you’ve asked for?