What does that mean? It means there is a lot of trial and error along the path of getting something right. It means that all things are difficult before they are easy. It means there is divine wisdom, intelligence, and SIMPLICITY that emerges through the process of complexity. It means in the beginning there are infinite choices and possibilities, and in the end there is only one.
Through the process of engaging some creative endeavor we learn what works and what doesn't. And over time, through experience, we can come to see the essence of something; its essential simplicity. Life is like this.
In the beginning there are so many voices, choices, options, and paths; some conscious, some unconscious, many conflicting. We are launched into this life and boy can it look complicated! Then, through a process of trial and error, we discover what works and what doesn't, for us in our life. Our basic instinctual nature leads us towards things we like, and away from things we don't like, towards things that work, and away from things that don't.
In my life I have come to realize, know, and experience that my thoughts and feelings create my experience in life. Can it be that simple? Well, yes, and no. Yes, because this IS how it works. No, because there are so many complicating factors that hide this simple truth, that make it look otherwise than it is. Let's look at a few of the most significant ones.
You might say: If my thoughts and feelings create my experience in life, then why when I think and feel that I have $1 million dollars, does it not appear? Well, it does appear - OVER TIME. Time is one of the complicating factors. Often we just aren't ready to experience something we've asked for; more growth and preparation are necessary for us to truly have it. Then, when we finally get what we asked for, we forgot that we even asked for it! We lose the link to the initial request, desire, and intention - to our thoughts and feelings that started the creative cascade. And once again it looks as if our thoughts and feelings are not creating our reality.
Which leads us to the second complicating factor: what you are thinking and feeling doesn't typically instantly appear in your life (although it can). Instead you are shown the steps for creating it. Going back to our example, if you authentically think and feel your ownership of $1 million dollars, you'll be shown the steps - typically just the next one - towards its creation. Once you ask for something, and think and feel its existence in your life, PAY ATTENTION. What typically show up next are the path and steps that will create and bring this experience into your life.
And finally, there is the big kahuna of complicating factors, our SUBCONSCIOUS beliefs. By definition we're unconscious of these beliefs in our subconscious, hence they can "get in the way" of our conscious creative thoughts and feelings - AND WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IT. This can be very frustrating and causes most people to give up on their dreams, on their creative path.
You see, our thoughts and feelings ARE creating our reality, it's just that the ones doing the creating are the ones lodged in our subconscious - the ones we have been accepting and reaffirming as true about ourselves since childhood. In the beginning, and until you transform them, the beliefs established early in life will usually be more powerful than the ones you chose yesterday.
Transforming these subconscious limiting beliefs is the MOST IMPORTANT work you can do, and is typically the work that no one wants to do; it can be scary, feel uncomfortable and unpleasant, and be confusing and hard to do. However, it is the most powerful, valuable, and essential work for anyone wanting to create the life of their dreams. And it's totally doable, especially with a guide or a coach who has the tools and experience.
So you see, your thoughts and feelings really DO create your experience in life, it's just that there are a number of complicating factors that get in the way of our realizing this truth. These complicating factors are not insurmountable; in fact, I designed my coaching system to help people address them.
It's easy to identify your subconscious limiting beliefs. If you want to know what thoughts and feelings are currently creating your life's experience, try this:
1) Identify something you really want, but do not currently have. It can be anything. Write it down on the top of a piece of paper.
2) Next, ask yourself why you don't have it? Listen carefully to all that comes up and write them down on the same sheet of paper. Take a look at each one. As real and justified as these things may seem, they are the beliefs you have about yourself, your life, and perhaps life in general, that are keeping you from having that thing that you want.
If you really want to have and experience whatever you wrote down in number 1 (and you CAN have it), then examining and transforming the beliefs (reasons, excuses, etc.) that came up in #2 is an essential step on your path.
Congratulations - you're one step closer to good mojo!