In New Age thinking and the Human Potential Movement, manifestation is a major topic. How to manifest, what you can manifest… getting the life you want. Personally I think it’s often a little too focused on getting material things like abundance or a perfect mate, but the principles of manifestation work and they’re the same regardless of what you’re manifesting or whether you’re working on a personal goal or a communal one.
Ultimately manifesting is about energy and how it works. Everything is made of energy and quantum physics has been showing us that many ideas formerly considered spiritual and airy fairy actually describe how energy works. The same principles apply whether you’re manifesting for yourself or have a goal for your community, your country, or the world. Whether you’re talking elections, social paradigm shifts or climate change, the outcomes on the world stage arise from how we focus our collective energy
Energy Flows Where Attention Goes
A key principle of energy is that it moves to wherever attention is focused. In the personal realm, it means if you hang around worrying about money or being unhappy about fat or complaining about how bad you feel, your attention is on the lack of money, or being fat or ill. Energy is flowing to lack and fatness and illness and creates more of those.
During the recent U.S. election campaign, all the attention from both sides focused on Donald Trump. The outcome was predictable Now, even though the electoral college has not voted, no one is officially president, and that outcome could still be changed, those who are against him talk about nothing but him. Most of the conversation assumes a Trump presidency even though it’s possible we could get a different outcome. Facebook walls are flooded with Trump, Trump, Trump. At a moment when a change of focus could change the outcome, both sides are still sending all the energy to Trump.
The electoral college is not legally required to vote for the one who seems to have garnered the most electoral points. There is precedent several times in our history for the electoral college choosing the other candidate. But instead of sending energy to Hilary Clinton and toward working on getting the electoral college to choose her, the majority of attention and energy is still focused on him.
If you want Ms. Clinton to win the electoral college vote your attention needs to be on her. Your Facebook comments should be filled with her name, her picture, thoughts about positive things she has done. This idea is true for any issue out in the world. If you send all the attention to what you don’t want, the energy goes to that and creates more of it.
Worried about the environment? Same thing. If you endlessly repeat “the air is polluted”, “the water is full of toxins”, “the earth can’t survive the destruction”, then you’re focused on pollution, toxins and destruction so that’s where energy goes — toward creating more of them. Change your thoughts to focus on places where they’ve cleaned up the water or how the earth might look if healthy, or areas where air pollution has been reduced, envision more of the activities that created “better” or better yet, take part in them, and then you’re sending energy toward the solution instead of creating more of the problem.
You get to choose where you put your attention. You can decide how you want to think about any situation and what you want to believe. And then you can send energy toward the direction you’ve chosen. You do that by firmly holding your attention on the goal instead of on what you don’t want.
If you don’t want Trump but are hanging around thinking about him and obsessing about his badness, you might want to ask yourself why you’re choosing to give all your energy to him??? [I posted a while back on using ho’oponopono to heal “the Trump in you” if you want a place to start] If you’re fretting about the environment and talking all the time about toxins and pollutants and clear cutting, etc., why are you sending your energy toward those things?
The next post in this series will explore being for versus being against.