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"The Secret of Belief - Take Your Desires for Granted
By Tania Kotsos October 11th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto
"Belief is the key to reality creation. To be able to consciously create your ideal reality you have to believe that you already have that which you desire in the present moment. The secret to belief is to take your desires for granted because to take something for granted really means to believe that it has already been given to you - it has been granted, it has been received - there is no doubt.
Whatever You Have You Take for Granted
You only take for granted those things that you already have with certainty and unwavering belief. In fact the etymology of the word “granted” can be traced back to the Latin word credentem meaning “to believe” or “to trust”. Take your desires for granted and they will be granted. The words of Jesus Christ could not be clearer on this: “What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them” (Mark 11:24). To believe is to have faith. The kind of faith that “is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
What a Difference Indifference Makes
Although it is important to be crystal clear about what it is you wish to see manifest in your life and to focus on your desires at the exclusion of all else during your creative visualization sessions, it is equally important to detach from the outcome as you go about your day. By constantly wondering where something is, or why it hasn’t shown up yet, or panicking that it won’t, will just keep it away from you because essentially you are focusing on what you do not have. Tell me, how many times has your telephone rung when you have sat staring at it desperate for it to ring? It may appear difficult to detach from something you deeply desire but it can be done.
Belief Makes Detachment Effortless
The way to effectively detach from your desired outcome is to truly believe that you have already received it. You can do this by knowing that whatever you visualize with belief and emotion is automatically created in the mental realm, which is the realm from which all things manifest. With perseverance and continued concentrated thought, your desires will materilaize in the physical world in accordance with the Law of Attraction and the other Universal Laws. Believe that you have already received your desires and you will find that detachment is effortless.
Believe with Gratitude
Taking something for granted in today’s society is usually equated with not being grateful for what you have. There is truth in this since most people want what they do not have and by failing to appreciate what they do have, they land up attracting precisely what they did not want in the first instance. Whatever you appreciate appreciates - it grows. Be grateful for everything you take for granted. In other words, be grateful for everything you have been given, including your desires. Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions. It turbo charges the manifestation of your desires from the mental to the physical realm.
Everything is an Illusion
If you find yourself struggling to muster positive feelings or real belief about your desires because your current “reality” seems far removed from your desired outcome, it will help to remember that everything is an illusion. Your reality, the one you experience during your waking hours, is an illusion created by your dominant thoughts and beliefs and interpreted through your five physical senses. It is no more real than the reality you wish to experience since everything in the physical realm, whether wanted or unwanted, has its origin in the mental realm. Albert Einstein said it best when he said “reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”.
Create Your Ideal Reality
Remember, your reality is yours to create and if you do not like what you’ve created so far, you have the power to change it through the power of your thoughts. Ultimately, what you believe is a product of your habitual thoughts. You can truly be, do and have anything you desire. All you have to do is believe it. You may have been taught to only believe what you see, but in truth you will only see it once you believe it.
In the words of Henry Ford, “whether you believe you can, or your can’t, you are right”.
In a nutshell, to create your ideal reality you must believe that you already are or have that which you desire in the present moment. The secret to belief is to take your desires for granted to the point of indifference, not because you do not care if they materialise or not but because you know they already have. When you get into the mindset of being grateful for those things which have already been given to you, including your desires, you will have learnt the secret to turbo charging the manifestation of your desires from the mental to the physical realm."
Abraham book quote
" I Want to Harmonize with My Desire. . .
Anytime you feel negative emotion, stop and say: Something is important here; otherwise, I would not be feeling this negative emotion. What is it that I want? And then simply turn your attention to what you do want. . . . In the moment you turn your attention to what you want, the negative attraction will stop; and in the moment the negative attraction stops, the positive attraction will begin. And—in that moment—your feeling will change from not feeling good to feeling good. That is the Process of Pivoting."
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote
" You have sole ownership of your vision. And the Universe will give you what you want within your vision. What happens with most people is that they muddy their vision with "reality". Their vision becomes full of not only what they want but what everybody else thinks about what they want, too. Your work is to clarify and purify your vision so that the vibration that you are offering can then be answered."
" You’re always on your way somewhere. The key is: find a way to be happy wherever you now are on your way to where you really want to be. (We’re speaking of the state of being you want.) It does not matter where you are; where you are is shifting constantly—but you must turn your attention to where you want to go. And that’s the difference between making the best of something and making the worst of something. "
" We are proponents of joyful life
We are not proponents of long life. We are proponents of joyful life, and when you find yourself in joy, the longevity usually follows. Although we do not count the success of a life by its length; we count it by its joy."