There I was, calmly reading our Science of Getting Rich book. I was driving into Chapter 4 when suddenly I was stopped in my tracks. It was as if a big ol' hairy-armed traffic flagger with giant stop sign had jumped in front of me!
“… the question of whether or not we can produce things from the formless energy by communicating our thoughts to it.
"I propose to prove that we may do so, to prove that anyone may do so, and to show how it may be done.”
Stop! This is a question?? Not to my mind it ain't I have no doubt at all about whether or not we “… produce things from formless energy’. Seems to me that we are doing it all the time - and I do mean ALL the time. They say that “Thoughts become things" and I totally agree. Last week's article was all about how all made-things, from the wheel to the light bulb, began with a concept, an idea, a thought.
There’s more to it, though. My thoughts don’t only become physical objects; they also become the circumstances and events and all the other ‘stuff’ that make up my experience of life. Thoughts do become all sorts of things.
Yes, Thoughts become things, but here’s one little problem that trips up a lot of law of attraction students, including me: If thoughts become things, why isn't my life even more chaotic and depressing than it is? ??
NOT that's I'm complaining, but to be completely honest, I do run a lot of fretful WHAT-IF Thoughts. If those ideas all manifested into this life of mine, UGH! What mess it would be! The fact is, thoughts don’t always become things, and what a Thank-the-Lord blessing that is!
Our author says that “…we may produce things from the formless energy”.
Maybe Yes, Maybe No
In my experience, we may produce things, or we may not. The worst thing is that there’s no predicting it, one way or the other. It's a conundrum, that's what it is. An unresolvable problem. Or, maybe not?
Perhaps the crucial word in our original quotation is, “Communicate”, as in "We can produce things from the the formless energy by communicating our thoughts to it." I decided a few weeks ago to accept Wattles' belief that this Formless Energy we're dealing with is "intelligent" (aka, able to "the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills" as a reader commented.) That ability implies a capacity for communication, doesn't it?
Could it be that sometimes I manage to communicate my thoughts, sometimes I don’t? So therefore: when I do, my thoughts produce things; when I don’t, they don’t. Communication is the key to success! And ditto, failure to communicate is the key to failure. Darn.
Mind you, that's a good thing when my thoughts are less than stellar, as they too frequently are.
It’s an frustrating thing, however, when my thoughts are shiningly beautiful AND completely ineffective at the same time.
The hairy-armed flagger has stepped aside, we are free to roll on into the rest of our book. We're going to learn how to communicate well with this formless energy, so we can start producing the things we want. How exciting is that?
All the Best Always, Elaine
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