|10-30-2009, 01:37 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
The Importance of Action for LOA/IM
I think it's important to take actions in order to manifest.
Could it be true that all of the mental and spiritual aspects of LOA/IM practice is merely to get one to take actions? And to continue to take actions in spite of external forces, internal forces, limiting beliefs, negative feedback, self generated negative thoughts, etc?
So, even if one does not practice intentional manifestation techniques, one could set a goal, take continuous actions towards that goal, adjust to the feedback one gets, and continue to take adjusted actions until the goal is reached?
The mental aspects of visualization, meditation, incantations, etc. are merely to keep a clear focus on the final outcome, and act as sort of a map, and a "GPS" if you will, to adjust the course when one takes a wrong turn.
So what I'm saying is that rather than sitting idly and "sending a signal of thought through the air", it is better to set a goal, and then get busy.
|10-30-2009, 03:27 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
I think action is very important with LoA. A burning desire for something isn´t enough, you have to take action that takes you closer to fulfilling that desire. This is what Napoleon Hills book Think and Grow Rich is all about.
When you know what you want your life to look like, you have to set goals that will take you closer to that ideal life.
For example if you imagine yourself earning $1,000,000 / year in the future, what do you have to do to get there? Well you need a way to earn money! Nobody will magically knock on your door and offer you a million dollar job. If you can´t possibly earn a million dollars per year in your current job, that means you have to take action and get yourself another source of income!
If you have a burning desire to be healthy and fit a year from now, you can´t sit in the couch and just visualize, you have to get out there and make it happen.
If you do your part the universe will do its part too.
|10-30-2009, 04:40 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
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|10-30-2009, 04:51 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
You need to decide what you want
1) You decide what you want
2) You take actions to get what you want
3) You practice all of the LOA techniques to keep yourself taking action, and not giving up.
I notice a lot of people on these boards want to meet the man/woman of their dreams.
Here's an example (for guys):
1) You decide you want to meet somebody
2) You start talking to as many girls as you can. Just starting conversations everywhere you go. If you get some traction you ask her to meet you for a drink, to go with you on a fun errand, or whatever. You stack up as many dates as you can, just like sales, then you don't worry so much about the current prospect. This is the action part.
3) If you get down, or you start getting insecure, or can't get yourself to take the action, this is when all the processes are necessary. You need to clear limiting beliefs, you need to do affirmations, you need to set goals, etc. All this is to get you back out there taking actions....which will lead to the results you want.
Simple plan...I'm only posting this because I'm interested in hearing responses from the people that believe you just need to think it, and miracles happen with no action. Keep in mind, I am not discounting this possibility....it could be true. But I've been talking to a lot of very wealthy people (self made) and most of them did it through taking actions.
|10-30-2009, 05:18 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Is it possible to take action without simultaneously having a thought? For all we know it's thought that creates all along, we just trick ourselves into thinking it's our actions that are making things happen. And, according to LOA if you believe your actions will get results, it would then follow that your actions would get results. Just as if you think your thoughts get results without action, it would follow that your thoughts without action get results. But notice the common element is thought.
You do have to take some action, but like Abraham (from the Abraham books) says action is just physically receiving what you've already created in thought.
Of course, you can't sit in bed all day, never paint, and become a famous painter. You have to let your thoughts guide your hands to pick up the brush and paint the canvas. But if you just want to be rich, sure you could probably just fall into some money. You'd still have to probably pick up the cash with your hands or turn on a telephone to receive a phone call that you've just become a millionaire. But I'd say those are some pretty basic actions, and not the complex, strenuous, frustrating goal-setting and physical labor actions you're talking about.
It's not action the itself, it's they type of action, the intention behind it, and the expectations that surround it. Yes, you can literally sit down, become free of resistance, and all manner of crazy stuff will start happening. If you want it to.
Have you tried it for yourself, or is this just an "intellectual possibility" for you? Like, I know about Italy, but I've never been there. All my knowledge of Italy is second hand. In order to really get what LOA is about, you have to spend some time with it to test your assumptions. Most people believe that it's a mechanical world though, and that the only the work they do with their bare hands has any effect on the physical world. If you suspect it's not that way, you could benefit by learning more about the topic. If you think it's unlikely, your time is better spent in the world of action and goal-setting.
Last edited by cylon; 10-30-2009 at 05:32 PM.
|10-31-2009, 12:38 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
I was only there with intent to buy water. I did take "actions" prior to that - dating sites, clubs, met some nice women but ultimately met the right one just going about normal routines.
|10-31-2009, 05:05 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I think jacare hit the nail on the head really.
There's no point in taking supplements to get into shape if your'e not going workout at the gym.
Personally, as a musician, i may ask the universe for help on a certain aspect on my performance and a book may just jump out at me in a shop, or someone will give me some very helpful advice.
So i see the LOA as something that can lead me in the long term but can also help me overcome obstacles in the short. Yeah i feel it's alot like a GPS system
|11-03-2009, 03:38 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
yes - intense craving and adamant focus - then just let go and serenely await the outcome while occasionally nurturing the desire (easy coz there s momentum)
the higher your Level of Consciousness and the more "vibrationally uplifting", the less physical action you need
Pace e Salute
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