In Chapter 12 we described an experiment with two twins, who were separated at birth. One lived in an environment of constant positive reinforcements, and the other lived in the exact opposite environment. After many years, the argument was that the twin that was constantly encouraged and surrounded by positive thoughts would end up in a better state of living.
The general formula stated that having minimum drama in your life, would lead to minimal stress and therefore minimal disease and minimal chances of death form the diseases.
If you are the twin who was born to the “less perfect” family and you now realize it – is there a cure? Can you undo the negative energies that were planted into your mind? Can you break the cycle? Can you get closer to the life your better twin has been living?
The short answer is YES.
The long answer is that it will take monumental effort on your part to reboot your mind, re-think your life patterns since birth and unlearn to think negatively and create non-stop drama in your life. Now that’s a tall order!
David Foster Wallace said “Fish Don’t Know They’re In Water.” If you were born into a life of drama in your household, you really don’t know you are in it. There is no other reference, and until you explore your world, you don’t realize that the quality of the “water” you were swimming in was less than perfect.
If you at last realize it and wish you had less drama, and less stress in your life – how do you go about creating this new reality?
You will it.
“Will it?” you ask – yes, “You will it.”
What is Willing It?
When you were a child and you wished for something – you did it will all your heart, mind and soul. You did not know about failure yet, and hoped that what you wished for would come true. It could be a snow day at school, a gift for your birthday or that cute boy/girl would become your friend.
When you focus your mind on something, and you wish it very passionately – you are harnessing your thought energies. When you visualize in your mind it, when you see/feel/experience the new reality you want – you are using the MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE. You are really CREATING a new reality in your own mind at first and starting a chain reaction. You are really wishing that this new reality will transmute into your daily life.
“So you are saying, that simply by wanting/wishing/WILLING something, it will happen?”
The response is “if you wish for impossibilities they will not happen, and ONLY when you wish something strong enough you WILL IT into your life”
For example, should you focus all your mind-creation energies on growing wings on your back within your lifetime, so you can fly like a bird – you are probably wishing for an impossibility. You may experience amazing feelings of flight and soaring above the earth while you are meditating about it – yet it may not manifest due to simple DNA functions and the time allotted for the changes to occur.
The second point is about how strong you need to wish for something so you begin a chain reaction that eventually “will it” into your life.
Here is a parable that showcases how strong you need to will it:
A hermit was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him. “Master, I wish to become your disciple,” said the man. “Why?” replied the hermit. The young man thought for a moment. “Because I want to find God.”
The master jumped up, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, dragged him into the river, and plunged his head under water. After holding him there for a minute, with him kicking and struggling to free himself, the master finally pulled him up out of the river. The young man coughed up water and gasped to get his breath. When he eventually quieted down, the master spoke. “Tell me, what did you want most of all when you were under water.”
“Air!” answered the man.
“Very well,” said the master. “Go home and come back to me when you want to find God as much as you just wanted air.”
The Power of Thought
From Rabbi Nachman Teachings:
Human thought has tremendous power. Thought alone can bring about many things. Even prices in the market rise because of people’s thoughts and expectations.
When thought is concentrated intensely, it can exert great influence. All the faculties of the mind, conscious and unconscious, down to the innermost point, must be focused without distraction on the intended result.
When many people do this together, their thoughts can actually force what they are thinking to come about.
The concentrated thought must spell out every step of the desired result in detail. It is not enough for the thought to be merely overall, because this is an “incomplete vessel” and may even be deceptive.
Will the outcome, not the path
To be exact, when Rabbi Nachman says “spell out every step of the desired result” – he is not saying to spell out HOW to achieve it. For that I am offering this clarification “Will the outcome, not the path.”
Say that your desired outcome it to sell your business. What your thoughts should concentrate on is the outcome, and how you will feel when that happens. For example, imagine the party you will throw when it is complete, and the people you will invite, the location of the party – and how you will BE when that happens.
Why not will the path to the outcome?
Say that you focus all your willing power on selling to one buyer. Say that you repeat step by step how the negotiations will go, the price paid, and try to script the path to the outcome.
What you are missing out on, is the “other” buyer/s who may also be interested in your business that you simply are not aware of. Yet, if they are the right match, and you are willing the outcome – you will “suck them in” to your influence-sphere. Wish for what you want to see happen, the end result, the outcome – but do NOT specify exactly how it will occur.
God works in mysterious ways, and provide the outcome, from paths that are simply unknown to you.
How do I know if I am willing it correctly?
If you really desire this outcome with all your existence (like the young man wanted air), and if you vividly imagine the outcome, like you are there – then your mind and body will react. You may tear up, feel a welling of emotions in the present moment, as you vividly imagine how you will feel during the outcome. It as if you are there, in spirit, and experience the feelings in your mind.
That is the level of imagination required to affect change in the world, and bring the outcome to your life.
Think of these activities below like levels of “power” you can apply:
Level 1 – I think to myself the outcome
Level 2 – I say (verbalize) the outcome
Level 3 – I write down (create physical trace of the energy) the outcome
Level 4 – I experience in mind (use my imagination vividly) the outcome
Level 5 – I experience in real life the outcome
References and Quotes:
“Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true!” – Aesop’s Fables
“God Moves in a Mysterious Way” – William Cowper, 1773
“Will the outcome, not the path” – Ori Eisen
She is “Willing it” to create her business – Listen to her journey