A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about New Year’s resolutions from a conscious creation/law of attraction perspective, “Be It Resolved: Making Every Day New Year’s Day.” In that post, I specifically addressed the importance of examining our beliefs and how such an analysis applies to setting and carrying through on our hoped-for resolutions. And, now that we’re nearly a month into the New Year, a time when many of us engage in this annual rite of temporal passage, it’s time for a status check on those newly implemented intentions. So, at the risk of sounding like Dr. Phil, how are those resolutions workin’ for you?
I sincerely hope that your resolutions are panning out for you as desired. I particularly applaud those of you who did the advance belief work I wrote about previously, for it provides the foundation for putting this process into place; your likelihood of success is virtually assured to be greater than that of those who didn’t invest in that up-front effort. But, regardless of whether you did or didn’t do such an analysis, if your resolutions aren’t working out as planned, don’t lose faith; this just means there’s more belief work to be done. If you didn’t review your beliefs previously, that means it’s time to do so now; and, if you did and the results haven’t turned out as hoped for, then you need to go back and reexamine your beliefs (and whatever changes you might have made—or still need to make—to them) to see what you overlooked initially.
Suppose, for example, that you genuinely resolved to lose weight or quit smoking to start off the New Year. But, even though your beliefs about achieving these goals are sincere, what if things aren’t going as planned? Why might that be? Aren’t the necessary beliefs in place? Isn’t having the desire enough?
In some cases, maybe not. Suppose, for instance, that you’ve attempted tackling these challenges before and failed. In doing so, you may have developed beliefs that attaining such goals is impossible—beliefs that still haven’t been purged from your consciousness. If such notions are still lurking about, is it any wonder that you’re not achieving success with your resolutions this time around? Such contrary beliefs are no doubt working to undercut your desire for success, and they need to be eliminated or rewritten before the other beliefs can be allowed to work their magic. Anytime that beliefs based on fear, doubt or contradiction conflict with those of what you hope to materialize, you can be sure that attainment won’t follow. So, as noted above, it’s time to go back and reexamine your beliefs—all of them.
I mention this because the belief examination process is important to bear in mind with conscious creation in general, not just as it relates to making New Year’s resolutions. After all, my previous post noted that the creative efforts that go into making resolutions are the same as those that go into any other materialization effort, thus making it possible for every day to be like New Year’s Day. It thus makes belief work an everyday practice, too.
But there’s an even more significant reason why I bring this up: When our hoped-for creations don’t turn out as planned, it’s a point where many conscious creation/law of attraction practitioners (especially aspiring ones) often give up on the process entirely. They consequently buy into a belief that the practice doesn’t work, that it might be nothing more than wishful or delusional thinking (not realizing, of course, that that’s a belief in itself—and one that can manifest just as readily as any other). Is that really the route we want to take?
Quite simply, when a creation or resolution doesn’t manifest as planned, it means that the creator has to reevaluate the thinking behind it to see why it hasn’t materialized as anticipated (or at all). Clearing away the beliefs that don’t work and rewriting them in more suitable forms are what’s needed in such instances, but that won’t happen without a fundamental belief that conscious creation practice itself works.
It’s also important to bear in mind that, when we create our individual realities, we create the totality of those realities, not just portions of them. As I wrote in the Introduction to my recently re-released book, Get the Picture?!: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies, we can’t pick and choose which elements we create and which ones “just happen” to us. It’s not a salad bar. We can’t claim credit for the glorious rainbow or the gorgeous sunset without also admitting responsibility for the toxic waste dump or the devastating hurricane. If something goes awry in our reality, then we have to see what beliefs we’re holding onto that created such a result—and accept our responsibility for them as practicing conscious creators. Disavowing participation won’t achieve anything.
Thus it’s at times like this when our commitment to conscious creation really gets put to the test. So how do you plan to score on that test?
Admittedly, there may be times when it’s tempting to throw in the towel if a creation or resolution doesn’t turn out as planned, especially if identifying the impeding beliefs is particularly difficult. But think of the elation that results when things do go as planned. In light of such successes, are you really willing to give up on the process entirely because of a failed materialization attempt? Besides, it’s probably not even accurate to characterize such situations as “failures,” because they prompt us to take a more introspective look at ourselves and what we’re thinking. That, in itself, could help to clear significant belief blockages, thereby enabling innumerable future successes to materialize that might have remained unmanifested otherwise.
When in doubt, don’t give up on the process. A speed bump in the road of conscious creation is merely a means for getting our own attention to examine beliefs in need of alteration and to allow the manifestation of improvements in our lives. And that can work wonders when our faith in conscious creation is put to the test, a test that I want all of us to pass.
Copyright © 2015, by Brent Marchant. All rights reserved.
A lifelong movie fan and longtime student of metaphysics, Brent Marchant is the author of Get the Picture?!: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies (ISBN 978-1505570168) and
Consciously Created Cinema: The Movie Lover’s Guide to the Law of Attraction (ISBN 978-1495976643, 2014), both of which provide a reader-friendly look at how the practice of “conscious creation” (also known as “the law of attraction”) is illustrated through film.
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+, MeWe, 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.