The Logical Soul: Cycles of Manifestation


The “Santa Claus Theory of Reality” states that whenever you have a desire, you get a result.  This is what a lot of folks – particularly in New Age affirmation circles – believe.

Unless you are already established where you have a big staff working out all the details, however, the “Santa Claus Theory” has no teeth.  Depending on the strength of your innermost thoughts and desires, your results will either be

a)    strong and focused,  or

b)    weak and scattered.

If your Soul is in turmoil, your results will be also.  Conversely, if your Soul or Being is dynamic, strong and clear, the resulting thoughts, actions and achievements will be also dynamic, strong and clear.

Assuming you are strong and clear, your INSIDE (thoughts and desires) will naturally express itself through your ability to manifest OUTSIDE (Results). The process flows simply and directly from thought to action to fulfillment, and would look like the normal cycle below . . .

Normal Cycle of Manifestation (Congruent):

Thought —> Desire —> Intent —> Action —>

Results —> Fulfillment —> Thought (etc.)

This flow from Being and Thought to Action and Results has only two outcomes.  Either it

a)    lines up with our conscious DESIRE and INTENT, or

b)    fights it.

If both our inner (subconscious) desire/intent and external (conscious) desire/intent are in alignment with one another, I call them congruent.

Congruent intentions are ones that resonate positively on all levels:  mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  There comes an “inner knowing” that automatically translates into external results.  Successful people naturally have (or have developed) this power.

Incongruent intentions, on the other hand, create errors and self-sabotage. Mixed intentions simply fight one another and waste energy, life, and results.  There is no “inner knowing” since there is little connection between with the real source of one’s power and the ability to express it.  These folks – the vast majority of humans, by the way – stumble through life and are never able to quite “get it together.”

They remain unfulfilled . . .

Error Cycle of Manifestation (Incongruent):

Thought —> Desire + Hidden Decision —>

Mixed Intent —> Action w/Hidden Agenda —>

Stop Action or Self-Sabotage —> Un-Fulfillment —> (etc.)

A goal or statement that “speaks to your soul” is considered a congruent statement.  It provides a powerful basis for fulfillment of that same goal or statement.  Powerful thoughts naturally lead to powerful actions, achievements, and fulfillment.  Such is the nature of success.

The world of success is populated by those I consider “The Great Ones”: the Tiger Woodses, Tony Robbinses, David Schwartzes, Robert Kyosakis and Oprah Winfreys we all know and love.  It is a world where opposites co-exist: wealth and poverty, winning and losing; and health and sickness.  This world can reward you abundantly OR it can lead you to loss, fear and poverty IF you don’t know how it works.

The Great Ones have learned to navigate within this world effortlessly by becoming congruent or aligned with their real intent. They naturally focus on what they want and conceive of owning it right now, not months or years.  While it may take longer to physically arrive, the object of their intention has already manifested . . . much like ordering a gift item over the phone and giving them your credit card.  It is done.  Move on to the next item.

Once Tiger Woods dials up a Birdie on the fourth hole in Augusta, there’s little doubt he will get it!  When Tony Robbins chooses to have perfect health, he not only finds a way to bring it about, he enrolls thousands of other people into this idea as well!  Such is the raw power of congruent intent, or clear focus.

So how do the Great Ones “get congruent” and develop such focus?

In a word: Instinct.

Next: How to cultivate a “success instinct.”


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