Anyone who’s an artist—regardless of the medium in which one works—knows that getting into the flow of one’s consciousness is essential to successfully create finished works. Tapping into this rich resource of inspiration and knowledge provides access to the makings of all sorts of completed materializations.
I did this myself, for instance, when I wrote my books, Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies (2007) and Consciously Created Cinema: The Movie Lover’s Guide to the Law of Attraction (2014). I got out of my own way and allowed myself to flow with whatever text popped into my consciousness. By doing this, the books practically wrote themselves, both in short order and in forms with which I was very pleased (not an easy admission for someone who had long been his own worst critic!).
But the range of creations this process makes possible goes beyond just books, paintings and sculptures; it includes any manifestation that’s imaginable, produced on any canvas of expression, including the one with which we’re all most familiar, the medium of physical existence. In fact, as practitioners of conscious creation (a.k.a., the law of attraction) know, “creation” is an act that involves the materialization of all elements that appear in the reality around us, not just those found in museums, libraries or concert halls. The materializations we find in car dealerships, dollar stores and bake shops, no matter how comparatively mundane they may seem, are bona fide creations that are just as legitimate as their high-brow counterparts, even if they’re not always recognized as such. That’s probably because we often take the magical act of creation for granted, rarely giving it a second thought.
On the one hand, taking the process for granted is probably wise in some instances, because, if we had to stop and take the time to ponder the manifestation of everything we do on an everyday basis, we’d never get anything done! Putting the process on autopilot for some applications can thus save us considerable time and effort, freeing up our consciousness for matters where more devoted attention is required. This practice is comparable to relegating certain bodily functions, like digestion, respiration and circulation, to operate involuntarily (think of what it would be like if we actually had to stop and think about each breath before we took it!). This leaves us free to exercise other bodily functions, such as moving our limbs to navigate the physical environment, at will, actions that clearly require more of our concerted involvement than something as simple as breathing.
But taking the creation process for granted can have its drawbacks, too. Placing certain creative functions on automatic can lead to neglect, yielding results that can be disappointing and disillusioning. Letting one’s career float along with little or no attention paid to it, for example, can be problematic, to say the least. Being able to discern what can be put on automatic and what requires more direct attention, then, is an important consideration in our practice of conscious creation. And that’s where our awareness of the flow of consciousness can pay big dividends.
So how do we avail ourselves of this? Essentially it involves actively paying attention to the information and impressions we receive from our intellect and intuition, the two key components of our consciousness. The input we take up from these two sources subsequently combines to form the beliefs that we then use to create the reality we experience. It’s an amazing process that’s capable of materializing all we experience, for better or worse, depending on the beliefs we draw upon.
Of course, if we wish to achieve optimum results, we need to pay close attention not only to the beliefs we form, but also to what forms them. Getting into the flow of consciousness thus depends on us getting into the information flow that comes from our intellect and intuition.
If getting into this flow seems like an abstract concept, think of it like this: Imagine yourself as a blood cell in your circulatory system. You go with the flow as the blood (symbolic of your consciousness) courses through your body. As you make your way through your arteries, you’re full of life-promoting oxygen (symbolic of your active, conscious awareness), making it possible for you to soak up all the intellectual and intuitive impressions that you encounter during your journey. And, once you’ve collected that input, you head for your veins, the means by which you take that knowledge back to your heart, where the information is assimilated into beliefs that are pumped out, manifesting the reality that you experience around you.
Most of us are already well acquainted with the intellect and its components (the rational mind and the five senses), and we’ve grown quite capable in accessing and managing them to obtain the information and impressions they provide. However, our capabilities for accessing and managing the intuition and its components (feelings, emotions and gut instincts), in many cases, could use some work. Getting in better touch with our intuition, then, can go a long way toward making better use of the flow of consciousness in the conscious creation process.
There are a number of specific ways we can improve our relationship with our intuition. Meditation, for example, is an excellent means for tapping into that resource. Taking some time to sit quietly and just listen to what that inner voice has to say can yield amazingly useful information, even if it is at times seemingly unconventional. Take in everything that comes to you, and don’t censor the impressions, for doing so could inadvertently keep out valuable material. I’ve often gleaned useful information from this practice, guidance that has helped me fashion suitable beliefs in areas as diverse as finances, creativity, relationships and problem-solving.
Dreams can be another source of valuable intuitional information. Specific practices, like directed dreaming, where you give yourself a suggestion before you go to sleep to have a dream addressing a particular subject, can be particularly enlightening. As with meditation, though, it’s important to take in everything and avoid censoring. Again, I’ve drawn upon the knowledge gained from this practice to address all manner of issues, from where to go on vacation to how to settle disputes with family or friends.
Becoming adept at tapping into the flow of consciousness is one of the most effective ways we can engage in the conscious creation process. Immerse yourself in it, and see where it takes you. After all, if you never give it a shot, you’ll never know what you’ll be able to manifest because of it!
Copyright © 2014, by Brent Marchant. All rights reserved.
A lifelong movie fan and longtime student of metaphysics, Brent Marchant is the author of Consciously Created Cinema: The Movie Lover’s Guide to the Law of Attraction (ISBN 978-1495976643, 2014), a reader-friendly look at how the practice of “conscious creation” (also known as “the law of attraction”) is illustrated through film. He’s also the author of a predecessor work on the same topic, Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies (ISBN 978-1930491120, 2007).
Brent maintains an ongoing blog about metaphysical cinema and other self-empowerment topics at http://brentmarchantsblog.blogspot.com. His additional writing credits include submissions to VividLife magazine, BeliefNet, Library Journal, New Age News and Master Heart Magazine. He’s a frequent guest on various Internet and broadcast radio shows, as well as a regular presenter at conscious creation conferences. Brent holds a B.A. in magazine journalism and history from Syracuse University.
Follow Brent and his books on Twitter (@Brent_Marchant), Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Sgrouples, Pinterest, BookDaily, GoodReads and Amazon Author Central, as well as through his web site, www.BrentMarchant.com. For a video preview of Consciously Created Cinema, visit YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kki5C07LzQk. Contact Brent by email at email@example.com.