These days I contemplate if I have finally become hardened along with so much of the world population..(within my own bubble of subjectivity and privilege, of course). I have been burned, have failed and hit rock bottom, have traded emotional blows with Loved Ones, and am still trying stay in- touch with the reality that it takes great focus for visions to become real.
Recently, when welcomed to make a connection with the hyperpositive, manifest-your-reality culture that is prevalent in the Bay area...I discovered that I just could not jump on-board. I realized that for what I need in order to succeed is some in-no-uncertain-terms undeniable hard work and dedication, discipline, sound strategy, patience and a little bit of anger-management.
Okay, so a lot of anger management.
But even anger can be enough to change an undesirable situation. It just gets complicated to feed the monster later down the road. It is simply unsustainable and harmful for all involved.
And I guess that's a big part of the problem: Sustainability.
If you build a world around you that is enclosed by a glass structure of "Affirmation" alone, what's gonna happen when it shatters?
Another crucial element I am discovering for the formula of success is it must be glued together by a powerful Motivation.
Without a drive, no one accomplishes anything.
That drive is either intrinsic or extrinsic.
These days I have been focusing on finding a purpose greater than myself...and i think that is what is different now for me.
The closer i get to that model and purpose, the more easeful it seems the microcosmic world will manifest.
But none of this so-called manifestation will ever happen because we simply "intend it" and make "believe".
It comes with work, determination and a lot of help and compassion from friends and -perhaps as crucial- from total strangers.
And, playing the cards we are dealt very well...including that one good hand.
What Reality looks like and Staying in-touch with it should always be of highest importance.
What's that called? Oh yeah, Sobriety.
The following is an incredible (as far as production and illustration goes at the least) clip by RSA and author/activist Barbara Ehrenreich on the subject:
In regards to The Secret and the Laws of Attraction:
I'm a fan of the concepts and principles described. However, to put it simple and bluntly, there is a counter culture that remains out of touch with reality and instead is in danger of forever dwelling in a state of delusion -which has nothing to do with the rest of the inhabitants upon this Mother Earth. It could be oh so much better if we could just get in touch with Reality as a whole.
I have been becoming more and more averse to Hyper-Spirituality and Positivity with each day that passes.
I understand that this is all a part of the evolution process, but ugh.
It does provide me with a powerful desire to create a life that has depth in meaning and purpose, is filled with magic and belief yet entirely grounded in being in-touch.
Oh, Ancestors- please guide me along this path.