Edâ€™s note: This is a guest post written by Danielle LaPorte.
Deep positivity. If there could be a slogan for manifestation theory, this would be it: Energy follows thought. Energy follows thought. Energy follows thought. And, by the way… energy follows thought.
Manifestation happens from the mind. For it to work effectively, you must achieve clarity of desire, root into the depths of positivity, fend off doubts with faith, and repeat. Every minute of every day, give or take.
If you let your mind wander unattended into heavier thought-forms, like fear, or lack, or mistrust, then youâ€™ll likely hatch all sorts of chaos and attendant anxiety about that chaos. Notice I said, â€œLet your mind wander unattended.â€ Because, inevitably, all kinds of negativity will cross your mind. If youâ€™re paying attention to that inner dialogue, you can redirect the conversation. If you train your mind to focus on â€œbrighterâ€ thought-forms (like courage, trust, kindness, abundance, oneâ€™s right to joy), then youâ€™ll manifest more of those feelings, thoughts, and experiences.
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Since energy follows thought, obviously, we want to keep our thinking â€“ especially with respect to our creating our future â€“ as â€œpositiveâ€ as possible. But this is nowhere close to easy to do. Itâ€™s intense work. Doubts will surface, mental garbage from our past will churn up, our daily life will still include bills to pay, relationships to nurture. Returning to positivity, consistently, can be the hardest thing ever. And the best. And the hardest. Is staying consistently positive even possible? Yes. But it might not be what you think.
Letâ€™s break down â€œpositive-think,â€ because this is precisely where most manifestation techniques mess with our heads. Positive-think might suggest that it can make the bad things vanish. But â€œbad thingsâ€ in life usually require some confrontation and management from our side. Whatâ€™s really problematic with positive-think is that weâ€™re being trained to use it solely to try to get what we want. This is shallow positivity. Stay with me. We need to be positive for multiple reasons: because it alleviates suffering, because itâ€™s good for our health, because itâ€™s a form of kindness.
If weâ€™re â€œthinking positive thoughtsâ€ just to manifest whatâ€™s on our vision board, then what happens when we donâ€™t get what we want? We crash into negative thinking. Positive thinking has to be rooted in the heart, not in the attainment of stuff. We need to go much deeper.
Deep positivity means that you have faith that youâ€™ll be okay, no matter what happens. Not if it all works out for you in the end. Not if you get what you want when you think you should get it. No matter what.
Deep positivity knows that life will have your back even when you donâ€™t manifest what you want.
Let your energy follow that thought.