Many of us want to manifest – manifest money, manifest the right partner, manifest health. We hear that our thoughts create what we manifest. The issue remains that the Source of our thoughts is veiled and the power and intelligence that resides in this Source remains inaccessible for most of us. Thus, our thoughts are so jumbled and weak that they tend to manifest a mess.
All thoughts arise from the Self; pure Consciousness. Pure Consciousness is the still ocean from which all waves arise. All thoughts arise as an impulse, a spanda, a vibration of intelligence and power of pure Consciousness. Thoughts are an appearance of intelligence and power arising from the formless. Because all intelligence and power exist within this pure Consciousness, the fullness of the power and intelligence can only be experienced and harnessed when the Self (pure Consciousness) is revealed.
The wave of intelligence and power is always pure when it arises. But as it forms, it passes through and becomes affected by the energy and vibration of impressions deposited within us throughout countless lifetimes. What was pure becomes sullied. What was powerful becomes weak and depleted. What was intelligent and clear becomes forgetful and attached. The result is a flow of never-ending thoughts too weak to produce any meaningful results. We are left with unfocused and impotent action that exhausts and frustrates us. We are left with attachments to outcomes that never manifest and often turn to anger.
For many of us, manifestation is a desire attached to an outcome. For many of us, it is self-grasping in the midst of lack. We don’t like ‘what is’ and grasp for the thing outside to make us happy inside.
Bliss resides in Consciousness, the true Self. Knowing the true Self, realizing we are absolute, bliss Consciousness, is the way to release the intelligence and power that automatically manifests what is required for our enlightenment. It is the Self (Brahman, Tao, Dharmakaya, pure Awareness, God) inside that creates happiness and fulfillment.
When we practice to know the Self, when we release attachment and aversion, when we accept ‘what is’ and live with compassion, we can release self-grasping and experience peace of mind. Peace of mind opens us to the supreme stillness. In the supreme stillness we realize that we have always been the true Self, the fullness of intelligence and power.