I’m not Mormon, but I was raised in the LDS church in Utah. That’s how I developed an ear for recognizing a church member just by the tone of their voice.
They could be talking about the weather, but you can hear it in their voice when they’ve been giving testimony on Sundays for years. I can’t explain how – it’s just something you recognize when you hear it.
Sort of like how you can spot a conscious creator in the crowd. Not from the tone of their voice necessarily, but there are other tells …
You know them, too, because I hear how excited you get when you run across a like-minded other out and about in the world.
Like that time I saw a copy of The Secret in the office of a home I was walking through with my realtor. I felt an instant affinity for the owner!
Or when a first date mentioned that he was “creating a great day,” my ears instantly perked up. (He’s one of my kind!)
And when I get a new friend request on facebook, it’s an instant confirmation whenever their cover photo includes a quote about appreciation or their book list has anything from Hay House.
Without seeing someone’s reading list, though, there are other ways to spot a conscious creator in the crowd.
Here are 7 “tells” of a conscious creator.
Or to put it in Jeff Foxworthy lingo, you might be a conscious creator if:
1. We take it as a compliment when someone calls us selfish.
Because we know that tending to our own happiness first is the only way we have anything good to offer. Alignment is where our manifesting power lies, and that means getting happy, not putting ourselves on the back burner.
2. We see it as a sign of success when others think we’ve lost our grip on reality.
We don’t get locked into “what is,” and we don’t take bad news too seriously. At our best moments, we refuse to be realistic. Or maybe better stated, we know expecting things to work out and dreaming big is realistic.
3. We refuse to buckle down when things get hard.
That’s the muggle way. When we recognize we’re in effort, we let go and reorient to fun and enjoyment, because we know unhappy journeys don’t have happy endings.
4. We ignore the experts in favor of inner guidance.
Doctors got nothin’ on us. Lawyers don’t have a clue what we’re capable of creating. Bosses, instructors, tech support – their input falls on deaf ears if our higher self doesn’t agree, because the best expert is always found within.
5. We know the value of a good time.
It’s not a wasted afternoon to goof off or an irresponsible choice to take a nap when the going gets rough. Conscious creators know nothing is more important than that we feel good. And we live it!
6. We know better than to try to figure it out.
Those in the manifesting-know let inspiration show the way. We know our higher self has a much better handle on how to get where we want to go, and that it calls us there through our joy. We know not to push it when it doesn’t feel right, even if we can’t explain why.
And that’s another thing …
7. We don’t have to explain ourselves.
“Because it feels better” is reason enough for us. Doesn’t matter if others don’t get it, or even if we ourselves don’t know why that’s so. We don’t need others to agree before we know what’s right for us, and we don’t require the world to support our stance on creating our own reality before we practice it. It’s okay to let everyone else have it their way, because they can’t impede our good time if we don’t let it.
And yes, we might not all be practicing all these things all the time.
But we’re getting better, aren’t we?! 🙂
I was reflecting the other day on how well some of my favorite affirmations have served me …
From the time I was new in the coaching business affirming that “I am a brilliant coach in high demand,” to the one for amplifying financial abundance (“Holy sh*t, I make a lot of money!”) to the one I use lately that “I am the best there is and I get better at it every day.”
(Yes, that latest one feels audacious, but so did the brilliant coach in high demand version at first. It’s that willingness to claim it (and feel it) regularly that makes it so.)
I thought it was smart of me to pick such bold statements to build my life on. They have served me well, and continue to do so!
But the truth is those aren’t the only affirmations of my life.
Because those aren’t the only thoughts that get regular air time with me.
In the past I was known to overuse a couple of other affirmations that went something like:
as well as the one that continues to plague me: “f*$%ing cats.”
(I’m so well known for that one that my friend said it for me last night when I held up the broken baby succulent that Merlin had just clobbered.)
I used to inadvertently employ “What’s wrong with people?!” on a regular basis (inspired by time volunteering in animal rescue) until I realized I was manifesting some seriously messed up situations with that one.
I used to say, “It figures” regularly until I realized how that vibrational instruction was manifesting.
Now I’m more likely to say something along the lines of “Even better!” and lots and lots of “thank you”s.
If you think about the people you’re close to, you probably know their favorite affirmations, too … phrases they’re known for or sentiments that if you repeated everyone would know who you were quoting.
How about your own most-engaged affirmations?
I mean, most of us conscious creators have at least a few well-chosen, carefully worded statements designed to acclimate us to a desired outcome …
But what about the thoughts that run unchecked that might not be as helpful?
It’s the day-in day-out thoughts that form the basis for the lives we create.
One I Am statement repeated once a day can’t override hundreds of counter-thoughts throughout the day, no matter how powerful it is.
It’s worth making sure your most common thoughts aren’t holding up your manifesting party, because I suspect I’m not the only one who has a combination of well-crafted affirmations along with knee-jerk thoughts that contradict my instruction for the good life.
This is your invitation to get clear on what your top affirmations really are and replace anything that deserves an upgrade.
(Wish me luck with the cats!)
In the meantime, I’d love to hear what you discover about your own day-in day-out affirmations in the comments …
Looking for an unconventional path to enlightenment?
Lisa Hayes has thoughts on that, my favorite of which she gave permission to republish.
I love this particular tip for conscious creators because:
1) self-love is essential to high alignment,
2) alignment is the name of our manifesting game,
3) most people are unskilled at the art of self-love, and
4) bragging could be your untapped way to access it!
(The following excerpt is from 5 Steps Toward Enlightenment When Love and Light Aren’t Cutting It at ConfluenceDaily.com.)
Bragging is basically do-it-yourself therapy.
An adolescent version of a brag is pointing out you’re the best, implying obviously, other people aren’t as good as you.
The “humble brag” on social media is a perfectly designed post to make it look like you’re not still feeling like desperate teenager counting likes as if they are party invites.
But a grown woman bragging delights in the absolute unspeakable glory of being herself, thus making room for other women to do the same.
Bragging is good for the soul – and it takes practice. It’s crazy-uncomfortable at first to acknowledge out loud how absolutely amazing you are or what a blissed-out life you’ve created. However, the more you practice, the better you feel.
And here’s a secret, there is no harm in bragging even when you feel like a total loser. Sometimes you’ve got to speak some awesome into existence.
I mean, basically, therapy is about recovering your self-esteem or identity most of the time. So, why not just start digging yourself out on your own by practicing being fully transparent with your splendor?
And it’s a public service. It’s like holding the door of awesome open for other women to walk through.
So, brag it up – really. It’s a hell of a lot sexier than being self-deprecating or insecure.
Lisa Hayes is the Love Whisperer and an LOA Relationship Coach helping clients leverage the law of attraction to
get the relationships they dream about and build the lives they want. Find her online at www.lisamhayes.com.
Okay, if you’re a manifesting geek like me, there aren’t too many law of attraction books you haven’t read.
Or at least heard of.
But for those of you looking for a diversion from mainstream texts like Ask And It Is Given and best-sellers like The Secret, here’s my take on essential reads for serious manifesting students that you won’t find in the front window at Barnes & Noble:
1. The I Am Discourses by St. Germaine
Yes, it’s channeled material. And yes, the language can be a little off-putting.
But I haven’t read anything else that made me more aware or inspired by the power of my words. I already knew that my reality arose from how I spoke it, but this book took that awareness to a whole new level.
A member at Good Vibe U quoted Wayne Dyer from one of his seminars saying that most of you will ignore his advice to read this book (volume 3), but the few of those who do will be well-rewarded for it. She read the book and couldn’t stop raving about it.
She’s why I picked it up, and I am glad I did. It’s not for everyone, but it could be a game-changer for someone reading this now.
2. It Is Done by Richard Dotts
Richard who? That’s what we all want to know.
I’ve tried multiple times to track this author down to no avail. Whoever Richard Dotts is, his/her books are on the nose. Ok, I haven’t read them all, but if you’re looking for new inspiration to your conscious creation game, Dotts delivers.
They’re easy to read, 100% LOA based, no-nonsense tutorials on engaging your creative powers.
Richard Dotts will make you a better manifestor.
3. Parallel Universes of Self by Frederick Dodson
Dodson doesn’t give credit to where he learned the concepts shared in this book, but he’s clearly well-studied on manifesting principles.
This manual feels like a conglomeration of influences from Abraham, Bashar, Neville, and other personal development authors. (And aliens. Probably alien influence, too.)
It’s gigantic (over 600 pages), but the first 100 pages are what lit me up.
No one else talks about multiple realities and how to leverage them for your manifesting benefit the way Dodson does.
If you’re looking for a unique twist on amping up belief in what you want with clear instructions to get there, put this one on your reading list.
4. Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
Ok, you’ve heard of Pollyanna, but not as a manifesting book, right?
My dad made me read it when I was in my late 30s. Yes, late 30s. And yes, it is a children’s fiction book.
But dad thought I could use a refresher on appreciation. I thought that was a skill I was well-familiar with – until I saw Pollyanna’s example of it. That’s when I realized how short I was falling with my own practice.
Pollyanna literally changed my world. I don’t know that she’ll do that for you as well, but if it’s been a while since you read it, and if you’re feeling like you come up a little short on joy and heavy on problems, Pollyanna is your girl.
5. The Trick to Money Is Having Some by Stuart Wilde
I can’t speak to Wilde’s other works (he is a different guy), but this book is worth adding to your library if you’re interested in manifesting the money.
This author knows the ins and outs of a topic that many fellow creators find elusive. He can help you nail down your financial desires in a hurry.
Straight talk, pure LOA, easy to read, and entertaining to boot. What’s not to love?
I know I promised five manifesting books you’ve never heard of, and that I’m listing a sixth one next, but that’s because I really hope you’ve heard of this one already.
If you haven’t, please go get a copy of:
6. The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard
or, better yet, pick up his whole library. Or google him for the free stuff online.
Power of Awareness was originally published in the 50’s (and it reads like it’s even older than that). Plus he includes a lot of bible quotes. That’ll turn some readers off.
But it’s worth getting past because nothing, and I don’t say this lightly, nothing will inspire you to your manifesting power like Neville will.
I tell people I’m Abraham-trained and Neville-inspired, and if I had to rely on one book or one teacher to help me get a handle on conscious creation, Neville is it for me.
Okay, now it’s your turn to tell me about game-changing LOA books off the mainstream radar.
Can’t wait to hear from you in the comments!
Have you ever tried to manifest something new because you didn’t like what you had?
Like trying to conjure a new job because you’re miserable at your current one; or creating weight loss because you don’t like how you look; or manifesting money because you’re tired of going without?
If so, you probably know that’s not the best setup for success.
In fact, sometimes that approach can stymie the whole process (or even make things worse).
Engaging our creative powers is much more effective when driven by love for the new thing rather than frustration with the old.
But, you might be thinking, doesn’t everything start with what we don’t want? That’s where new desires come from.
Abe teaches that experiencing something we don’t like is where the whole party starts.
The key being where it starts.
Not where it stays.
At least, not for best results.
As long as we hang on to what we aren’t loving, even if it’s just through focus or awareness of it, our efforts to arrive at something better are handicapped.
Might sound nitpicky, but you can be sure this distinction matters to the field or the universe, whatever you want to call the powers that be responding to our vibrational instructions.
That’s why it’s worth asking what’s fueling your current manifesting process …
It’s easy to fool ourselves about where we’re dialed in. In fact, it’s happened to me on more than one occasion.
Like that time I worked a job that became so detestable I wanted to manifest a better employment gig. Not because I wanted another job (what I really wanted was to be a coach), but because I needed to leave this company pronto. I didn’t want to be there for another single payday.
I manifested another job that seemed great at first but in short order became as unpleasant (albeit for different reasons) as the one I left.
Eventually the pull to coaching became strong enough (and I worked on believing in it enough) that I was able to create a highly satisfying new livelihood.
When I was driven by “I hate this job” I didn’t nearly as good results as when fueled with “Wouldn’t it be cool to be a coach?!”
Big vibrational difference.
If you’re wondering whether this is happening in your present manifesting process, the way you’re feeling is your first clue. If you’re frustrated instead of hopeful, or resentful instead of excited, or anxious instead of optimistic, that’s a sign your focus is on the “don’t want” instead of the “do want.”
The second clue is the results you’re getting (or not getting). If progress seems slow, or results turn out to be wonky, it might be worth evaluating your approach.
Here’s the remedy if you think this might be up for you:
Make some peace with where you’re at. (Maybe even turn on some appreciation if you’ve got the vibrational chops for that.)
Remind yourself why you want the thing you’re moving toward, and make sure it’s focused on the desire rather than the unwanted.
For example, if you say, “I want to be in a happy relationship because I’m tired of being single” – that’s no bueno.
The more effective perspective is something like, “I am looking forward to a happy relationship because there are so many aspects of life I enjoy that I would love to share with another person.” Or something like that.
It’s a small tweak but makes all the difference when we manifest out of love rather than resistance.