No Assembly Required
- “Thought without action is never enough.”
- ” … you usually if not always have to take action of some sort …”
- “Unless you get off your butt and do something, it’s not realistic to expect that much will happen.”
All my favorite guys touting action. It’s enough to make a smart girl sigh.
Well, not all my favorite guys. (See the Abe quote below.)
But we hear this “have to take action” message often enough that I wanted to remind that action is often highly overstated in the deliberate creation process.
Contrary to instructions from many LOA experts, you do not have to go out and physically put together the life you want.
When it comes to getting what you want, the only required element is your vibrational alignment.
Not your action.
You don’t have to have both, and if you’re only going to have one, go with alignment.
How you feel and what you’re focusing your attention on is what matters.
Not what you do.
Yes, sometimes action is what puts us in alignment – but it’s still the ALIGNMENT that makes the difference, not the action. (Like when we do something and that gives us a reason to believe … BELIEF is the helpful trigger to alignment, not the thing we did!)
I’m not an action party-pooper – I like it as much as the next person. And no one really fantasizes about living life on the couch anyway, right? But I’m not old-fashioned enough to believe that action is how I’m creating my world.
Rather, it’s how I’m enjoying my world.
At least, that’s what I strive to remember, and getting messages from LOA leaders telling me nothing happens until I get off my butt doesn’t help.
Hopefully this post will.
In fact, Abigail Steidley just did a fabulous call for GVU on this very topic (how resting is highly conducive to swift and successful manifesting). Martha Beck gets it, too.
Here’s Abraham on the subject:
Q: The point of the question is trying to understand how you can create what you desire without taking physical action.
A: And what we’re saying is, you’ve already created it with all that you’ve been living and it’s waiting for you, offering a signal. And all you have to do is hone in on that signal. And you can tell when you’re honing in, because you’re feeling better. And you can tell when you’re getting closer, because you’re feeling lighter. And you can tell when you’ve really honed in, because you believe. And you can tell when you’ve consistently honed in, because you know. You just know life is good, and you just know you’re stable and you just expect it to be good, and now, you’re moving through life doing the action, which is delicious, doing the action that supports your knowledge of well being.
In other words, you’ll get tuned in and you won’t cease to act, we promise you. When you’re tuned in to the energy that creates worlds the inspiration to call this person and go there–the inspiration will flow through you–you’ll be the busiest, most active person that you’ve ever known in your life. But the inspiration comes first and inspires the action. The action doesn’t create. Chicago, Il, 6/12/10
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Action is not how you get what you want. Tend to your alignment first. Then do what feels good, whatever that is. (Enjoyable action can support and maintain your alignment!)
It’s a formula that can be tricky to follow after all the conditioning we’ve had about what’s required to make something happen, but it’s one that will serve you very well when you embrace it.
PS – I will say, the Joe Vitale article I linked to in the second quote is actually not a bad one. Go Joe!!