Immersing for Alignment
Goddess Jacqui gave such an inspiring explanation of “immersion” in the GVU forum that I asked permission to share. Here’s Jacqui on how we can immerse for more manifesting success:
Most of us, when we first discover the Law of Attraction, deep-dive into the study of it. We read books, blogs and newsletters. We watch videos and attend conferences. (If we’re smart, we join communities like GVU.)
We script + visualize + recite our affirmations. We are immersed in the information. We believe + we practice.
But, as the MagicMaker who started the thread so wisely said, “Believing in something still has a vibrational gap, because it’s just a concept you believe in. It is not 100% integrated with your day to day life.”
BOOM! There it is. The stumbling block so many neophyte Deliberate Creators trip over when they take their new-found wisdom out into the ‘real’ world.
It is easy to learn LOA ideas and even believe fully in them but going back into the “real world,” it’s super easy to forget how easy things can be when we allow them to be.
It’s like the tools that work for me, change from time to time (affirmations, writing, speaking the beliefs I want to incorporate) but being Immersed in it (LOA concepts, being around conscious creators, etc.) – that always works.
I wanted to take this even further.
Immersion, for me, goes far beyond listening, studying and using the tools … although those are a vital part of it.
It’s about LIVING as if. In other words, a day-to-day deep-dive into BEing who I want to become, i.e. my deliberately-created Expanded Self.
So yes, that includes practices like meditation (to feel the expansion) + scripting (to imprint my requirements on the field).
But once those are done, if we just go off and live the same old life in the same old way, we handcuff our own experiences.
I believe we can use our homes, cars, cubicles and computers to enhance and solidify-in-reality who we want to become, thereby up-leveling the immersion to saturate every moment of our day.
In her new book, Lisa Hayes calls this ‘collapsing + conforming’: collapsing all other options besides the one you want + conforming only to the vision you want to make real.
Here’s an example of how this could look – Imagine you’re scripting living on the beach in a serene + minimal space with a fantabulous view + the sounds of waves ever present in the background. You’re immersed in this picture + stoked about its unfolding.
Version 1 – You look up and see a cold, city view; the tv showing something unpleasant; and a pile of unfolded laundry that’s been there for a week.
Version 2 – You look up and see that poster of a beach-view that makes your heart skip. You notice your shell collection and run your fingers through that little bowl of sand. You appreciate the ocean-sounds from that white-noise-gizmo you leave on all the time. Your home feels serene and nurturing and you think you might wear your sarong + flipflops today, just for fun, because … beachwear.
Which version do you think will amplify the energy of what you’ve just scripted?
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back? ~ W. Clement Stone
In short, I believe immersion is about living as if … and it’s much more active than it sounds.