We experience the power of the unseen world every day of our lives. Consider the love we feel in our hearts when we look at our child or a beloved pet. The grief and pain that can make us inconsolable when someone we love suddenly leaves our life or dies. Or even the simple magic that seems to transpire when we place our popcorn kernels in the microwave and unseen waves explode them into beautiful fluffy popcorn by simply pushing a button. None of these things can be seen with the naked eye, yet we know them to be very real. Why even the objects like a table or a chair are not actually solids because science teaches us that everything is made up of atoms, and atoms are 99% empty space.
The reality is that we believe in the unseen world all the time; even those with little faith in any higher power. So everyone of us has “faith” on some level. Without “faith” (even if only in our fellow man) we wouldn’t be able to drive down the street in a car. We need a certain level of trust and faith in one another to function.
Yet, it is the absence of faith that causes fear and worry.
The writer Mitch Albom explains this well when two of his characters discuss this topic as they are stranded in a lifeboat after a shipwreck:
‘Worry is something you create.’
‘Why would we create worry?’
‘To fill a void.’
‘A void of what?’
― Mitch Albom, The Stranger in the Lifeboat
As part of the human condition, we often feel that worrying helps to solve our problems, but quite the opposite is true. It only causes unrest and takes away our peace of mind. By worrying we are constantly “praying” for the things we do NOT want to happen. We use our imaginations to think of all the horrible things that MIGHT happen by constantly placing those negative thoughts out to the Universe, instead of trusting the unseen world and having faith that all will work out to our benefit. (And frankly, the things that do NOT seem to work out at the time, can often be seen as a blessing at a later date!) And in retrospect, probably 97% of the things we worry about never happen anyway!
The challenge here is that most people do not realize how negative and fearful their minds are, so in constantly sending out thoughts about what they do NOT want, that is exactly what they create. It is like trying to hit a golf ball over a huge pond to get to the hole on the other side. As any good golfer knows, the focus should always be on the hole, not the pond, because the ball goes where the body places its attention.
This is why learning how to control our thought process is paramount to leading a happy life, one where we can quickly manifest what we desire. As Gregg Braden (“New York Times best-selling author, scientist, educator and pioneer in the emerging paradigm bridging science, social policy and human potential”) explains, “Just the way sound creates visible waves as it travels through a droplet of water, our ‘belief waves’ ripple through the quantum fabric of the Universe to become our bodies and the healing, abundance, peace or disease, lack, and suffering that we experience in life. And just like we can tune a sound to change its patterns, we can tune our beliefs to preserve or destroy all that we cherish, including life itself.“
Our minds create our realities. So when we allow our imaginations to focus on the worst case scenarios, thinking this will help the outcome, we are creating our realities in the opposite direction of what we desire. Rather than thinking about how far we can fall, if we think about how far we can fly and have faith that we are taken care of, then this is exactly what will happen! This is the law of attraction and how we manifest. So isn’t it time to start manifesting all we desire, rather than that which we fear? When we do this, and stop the patterns of worry, we will alter our lives for the better!