Although we look towards the law of attraction to manifest the tangible materials we believe will bring us happiness, the real goal should be to feel whole and complete within oneself, recognizing your self as a Creator. At that heart of all of our wants and desires, ranging from the material objects we wish to have, to the relationships we wish to manifest, to the health we wish to acquire, are they not all to make us FEEL a certain way?
Let's take a look at tangible material objects. We may wish to have a certain car either for practical purposes, aesthetic appeal, or social status. In fact, much of our longings for material objects tend to fall into those categories, such as clothing, etc. But dive deeper and realize why you wish to have such belongings. There are things we need (practical), things that hold artistic qualities that give us a sense of beauty (aesthetic), and those that place us into a category based on societal definitions (social status). Though objects are not necessarily solely subject to one category, they all create a different emotional appeal, a different FEELING. We are manipulated by our external circumstances to create those FEELINGS, though we have the potential to create such with our own imaginations. Close your eyes and let your imaginings take you to a life of an abundance of whatever possessions you desire. The FEELING of enjoying such material is more important than the actual object or external circumstance. In diving into that FEELING you trigger your emotional vibration, which then, though somewhat subject to the illusion of time, is rippled throughout the cosmos. Holding onto that FEELING is another battle, where societal induced definitions of lack are triggered. Such definitions include, a sense of worth, where you may feel unworthy of the material objects you wish to possess. For example, in the extreme masculine Western world of "yang" of "do this, do that", we often hold the belief that we need to work for the things we want, we have to fight for it. Such is true, only if you believe it to be so. Another words, as a surgeon with steady hands pierces into the inner depths of the physique, so you must also pierce into your own psyche and deconstruct/reconstruct your inner psyche, your belief system. Doing so will increase your vibration, or should I say, your ability to FEEL into your desires. Hence, master your thoughts, especially if they trigger an emotional response.
Relationships are another aspect subject to many of our manifestations. You know the whole adage of "people only value you as much as you value yourself". Yep, "as within, so without". We so much place our emotional construct, our ability to love, on external circumstances. Before we love ourselves, we try to get others to do it for us. The feeling of falling in love is often associated with external stimuli, but that's just it, it's a stimuli felt within the emotional body that can be conjured up with our own imaginings. It's easy to compliment the beauty of others, but we can often neglect our own selves. One of the brilliant techniques that I have come across for overall health has been Mantak Chia's taoist technique where you focus on each body part, each organ, all the while smiling into that area. In fact, science has shown that the very act of manipulating your lips to make a smile triggers your emotional body despite your mood. In other words, before we attract the optimal relationships, we need to be able to treat our own selves they way we desire others to treat us. Use your own imaginings to create the desired relationships, FEEL into it, and own that FEELING for yourself. Allow yourself to dive as deeply as possible into that FEELING and dissect any belief system, any obstacle, that forces you to deny that FEELING. Therefore, the saying of "to best get over someone, is to get under someone" is completely not in line with these teachings, where such understanding will seem to attract the same type of relationships. Loving your self and being completely whole, not the "better-half" as typically described in a two-person relationship, is the key to manifesting the ideal relationship. Though I can't quite confirm the truth of this as of yet, especially since the clearing process and loving thy-self is not necessarily the easiest for someone with a Black Moon in Aries, at least I know now what needs to be done. Though I have noticed people around me being seemingly much nicer, something odd in my line of profession.
The ability to FEEL into my imagination has been a long tedious process. I've used many teachers to assist in this area, such as Lazaris, Bashar, Abraham-Hicks, and Bentinho Massaro, all of which through their lectures have made me face early memories of where I felt minimal, lack, self-loathings, etc. Such emotional structures trigger the law of attraction vibrations. Going through the law of attraction is a form of self-healing, when one decides to continue with this path. It's a form of Karma clearing, with Karma being "thought forms that keep you stuck in your manifesting capabilities". (definition from Nithyanandaji though reworded). It's the ability to stay in a lighter emotional body when your thoughts can trigger beliefs of lack. It's trying to imagine the desired possessions, the relationships, the spiritual wisdom, all the while having the attacks of a negative belief or ideal that inhibit your manifestation progress. Again, such limiting beliefs are embedded onto our spirit through external stimuli, including Karma/Attachments that we've brought forth from past lives. It's our external circumstances that dictate our lives, when it really should be our inner sanctum.
In doing this mental clearing, I've noticed the things that I've chased after would not necessarily have made me the most happy. The high ranking job, the numerous possessions, the relationships, the spiritual power (siddhis), through the use of my imagination and taking note of how I feel, I can tell what option will make me happier. For example, I no longer fantasize of a large mansion dream home, but feel the most blissful in a small home lost in some serene natural environment. I no longer dream of having the high ranking job as someone in my profession would strive for, but feel that abundance needs to be redefined as "having the ability to do whatever I want in each of my moments".
As much as I have emotional baggage left to clear to manifest my happiest reality, including clearing the belief that I have emotional baggage, it's time we stop letting our circumstances, our external reality, our society, our exterior relationships, dictate how we FEEL within and stay non-attached to our external stimuli. The emotional gift that loved ones give to us, the inner feeling of excitement we get when obtaining our desired possessions, we should be able to own that FEELING for our self without conditions on any external stimuli and raise such FEELINGS on command, even during the darkest of nights. We should own that for our selves, that there is greatness in our own "being" not necessarily "doing" and we are completely worthy of the abundantly blissful life being the Creators that we are. The law of attraction is more like the "law of manifestation", through your vibration, through your FEELING, you create. Realizing this about yourself is part of Self-Realization, of the age-old question beginning from the time of self-awareness, "who am I?".
So, imagine your abundant life full of adventures, love, nourishment, inspiration, confidence, bliss, and ever increasing enlightenment and FEEL into it! Imagine what if FEELS like to be more and more enlightened, prosperous, abundant, and let that trigger out into the universe and ripple down your crown chakra to be absorbed into your complete being, your complete reality. Don't let anything outside of you or within you hold you down from reaching your true Self, your Higher Self.
FEELING is everything.
True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the self and can be found in the self only. Find your real self (svarupa) and all else comes with it. -Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That
Most of our knowledgeable history seems to be comprised within the astrological era known as the Age of Pisces. Pisces is the most mystical of all astrological signs, which is also the last of the twelve (12) signs carrying elements of each sign. Pisces is also one of the more emotional signs, where although they may not externally express as such, they often may have an internal calamity going on. Nonetheless, as the term mystical implies, this was the era of mystery. Like all mystery stories, we go through a build up in anticipation for the climactic end. Like all "good" mystery stories, we expect the climactic end to disclose all that was left a mystery. We expect the dissolution of ignorance.
Throughout the Age of Pisces and it's predecessor Age of Aries, religion/spirituality seems to have carried a dual aspect. Such is expressed as the teachings provided to the masses, the "exoteric", as well as the teachings kept of the hidden few, the "esoteric". In most traditions, the language of the official religious/biblical text was preserved in a particular language to keep the uneducated masses from actually discerning the script for themselves.
It is also my understanding that the time of Moses may be considered the end of the Age of Aries and the beginning of the Age of Pisces. As Moses first climbed Mt. Sinai, he was provided with particular knowledge from his deity, which some claim to have been the Qabalah. When he initially returned to his people, he noticed that they were still worshiping the Ram (most sources say Golden Calf). The Ram being the symbol of Aries, Moses believed his people were not ready for the obtained information, where he returned to Mt. Sinai after shattering the tablets of information. In other words, while Moses was attempting to usher in a new age, the people were still clinging to the old. Hence, Moses returned again to his people with strict laws dictating obedience as opposed to mystical insight, where he chose to divulge the hidden information only to a chosen few. (I don't remember the source of this information).
The Age of Pisces may be best represented by the Christ figure, whose religious emblem was that of the fish, a symbol for Pisces. The Age of Pisces being mystical, this was a time of the mystics who held the esoteric knowledge and would divulge such information. Nonetheless, this was also a time where the the extensive libraries, including Alexandria, including those scriptures preserved in Tibet, and the 53 mile long shelving of the Vatican/Secret Archive library, where kept in secrecy from the public purview. Now with the idea of mystery in mind, one has to ask why an organization like the Catholic Church, a religion which keeps its followers within the four corners of ONE book (similar to "parole evidence" in practicing law), would hold such an extensive library? In addition, the mystics which brought the most enlightening information to the masses were quickly opposed by those in political/religious power, with Jesus and Siddharta Guatama coming to mind. Hence, the Age of Pisces was the age of a few Mystics who would dispel the Mystery. In the East, we called these individuals "Gurus", with "Gu" meaning "ignorance" and "Ru" meanding destroyer, the "destroyer of ignorance". Hence, this was an age where we had to sort through the Mystery to discover Truth.
As many new agers are propounding, we are either at the cusp of or within the Age of Aquarius with Aquarius representing freedom. This is the age where we are to do away with Gurus, where knowledge seems to be freely accessible. This seems to becoming more and more evident with the advent of the internet ushering in the "age of information" as well as social media quickly dispelling the elite owned corporate media. With the axiom "as within, so without" and vice-versa, if we are dispelling ignorance externally, then there is most likely an equivalent inner illumination going on as well. Therefore, I seem to define the Age of Aquarius as not necessarily getting rid of the Gurus/Teachers, but minimizing the need for such where the dissolution of ignorance, externally as well as internally regarding the more subtle realms, creates a different environment. An environment where we are done pursuing our Truth and moving in a direction of living it. We are bridging Heaven on Earth. It's the illumination/dissolution of ignorance and living our Truth.
Overly educated and continuously exploring and revealing more behind the veil.
"It cannot be too highly emphasized that the mystic swims in the same waters in which the psychotic drowns."
-James Wasserman, The Mystery Traditions