^ I agree. I think if you put out good energy, you'll get the same thing back.
That's the premise. It's just karma.
I want to make clear that I only use the term "The Secret" because that's the pop culture understanding of what I'm talking about. I've been practicing this long before I heard about "The Secret" with Abraham Hicks. I mentioned "The Secret" because when I have tried to talk to other people about manifesting they normally go, "Oh, you mean 'The Secret.'"
I mean karma, and I mean a lot of other things that no one may ever fully understand.
In my understanding of what I'm doing, it is based around the ideas of solipsism, ideas about being a piece of and simultaneously the entirety of "it/the source/God/da universe/whatever", and thus being in control of existence,
there are probably detailed theories about all of this stuff I have only thought about a lot and never looked deeper into because
The way I look at the world is:
I can't be sure about anything.
No one should be,
but they can be.
But it is impractical to never believe in anything,
because then nothing would get done,
and I'm not big on nihilism;
so, I "choose" (maybe) to route my mind
following these various ideas/beliefs/theories that I find to be...
I don't like the vague term, but it's difficult to clarify.
I want my actions to harm nothing.
I want my actions to be benevolent to everything.
and then from those two basic criteria I branch off into more personal views on certain subjects (economics, politics, culture, everything else) that I incorporate into my worldview.
So basically I want to be "Good."
Happy, nice, positive, creative, other things that I don't need to describe.
wow where was I going with all this...?
I like to believe that coincidence doesn't exist, and that Karma is a large ruling force in my universe, and that I can manifest objects and events through thinking about them.
That about wraps that up...
Coincidence? I think not!
So is this that law of attraction thing that they have some documentary-esque video with all these successful people attesting to it?
The law of attraction thing is part of what I really am talking about.
When I finally watched The Secret, that documentary-esque video, it put into words abstract ideas that I had been developing independently.
I'm not claiming to have like, discovered a trick or anything. It's just like a realization. It seems apparent, and it has been talked about in many philosophies and sciences before "The Secret" started popularizing it.
How does a ***** manifest some bread in his pockets?
Think about getting bread in your pockets.
Focus on it.
Write it down.
And you will get bread in your pockets.
Time for a manifesting story.
I walk a lot. Well, I bicycle more now, but about a month ago I walked and bussed wherever I went.
Money was on my mind because, you know, it's money
but anyway, I was thinking about how nice and satisfactory it would be to just Find/Be Given a Wad of Money.
For this whole week about a month ago
"had a feeling"
(? best way I know to say it)
that I was going to Find/Be Given a Wad of Money.
And you know, it's LA, so you can find any crazy thing on the street.
But, wads of money?
I look down a lot, because I happen to find cool things a lot.
So as per usual, I'm walking along, visually scanning the sidewalk for objects of interest, and thinking about "it would be so nice/cool/rewarding/satisfactory to Find a Wad of Money.
I crossed the street, and on the corner was a nice looking shirt. It was just my style. I kind of gingerly picked it up, and when I saw that it wasn't covered in shit or anything, I checked it out. It was my size, the colors I like, pretty sharp looking. I checked the pockets
AND THERE WAS A WAD OF MONEY.
Truth be told, I wasn't that taken aback because I've been manifesting things so actively lately, it almost seemed natural, like "Oh, well, had a feeling that was gonna happen".
It was seven $1s and a $5, which is an excellent amount of money to get for no labor.
That's the shirt.
The shoes are another story.
I've never really tried willfully manifesting, but there are times when things are about to happen, and I feel them before hand . Like future "feeling" or anticipative mind/body reading.
For example today;
My Environments of the ... (my locale) teacher always brings in a ton of random plants and animals that she picks up on the way to college to pass around during class.
Today she brought in a piece of guava bush, and it had exactly one ripe guava on it. How that guava managed to make the rounds without going missing, idk.
But at the end of class i had a really strong feeling she was going to give it to me. She then announced that she was giving it to me because i was the most interactive person for the day. Previous to this she told us don't eat the guava because she has something planned for it (we just assumed she was going to eat it herself).
@OP are you that bug guy?
Man that's a really cool story. Thanks for sharing.
I think a little tip for actively manifesting things is to make yourself "have feelings" about things.
If you can convince yourself that you "have a feeling" that something is going to happen,
I think it stands a much better chance of happening.
To answer your question, I'll quote a poem:
"every night i shed my skin,
lay it underneath my head,
sleep restlessly upon my sins,
and dream about what could have been.
every morning i'm born again,
new skin sewn from tattered threads,
mind purged of remembrances,
so i remain impermanent.
i do not exist.
i am just a myth."