“Begin with the end in mind” is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There’s a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things.Steven Covey
Everything is created twice. There is a mental/emotional creation and a physical creation. How we generally think of this concept is that the mental creation occurs first in our minds and the physical creation or manifestation will follow.
I recall a saying I would hear in church all the time, “Speak it into existence”. Along this line of thinking is the concept of the power of our thoughts. Not only do we have the power to alter our reality with our thoughts and our words, but we must also remember that our current reality is a direct manifestation of our past thoughts and words.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. We are made of our thoughts; we are molded by our thoughts”.Guatama Buddha
For example, we must say, “I have a job where I make six figures”. Then we must create and visualize this job in our minds. Our thoughts must be focused on the positive aspects of a life with a six-figure job. When we begin to submit resumes and networking (can’t forget this important step), or we realize we need to increase our skills through workshops, classes, and we take those necessary steps, the second, or physical creation of a job with six-figures is sure to come.
I read a book by Joe Dispenza called, “Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon”. He presented the concept of manifestation in a way that changed my understanding of two creations forever. What we desire, already exists. The first creation has already occurred. The job, the career, the home, the soulmate, the health, the wealth, the car, the business; it already exists! The second creation must then occur in our minds. He explains that we must remember our future. Once we begin to remember what our future is, we will draw it closer to us. He says, “I want you to live in that future reality in the present moment. Simply remember your future from that new state of being”.
Wow. Just Wow. I don’t have to create anything in my mind because it already exists. My amazing future where I am healthy, happy, whole, blissfully in love, and financially secure is already there waiting for me. I just have to remember it so that this future reality will become my current reality.
It sounds good, but does this really work? Yes, it does! I was skeptical but I put this concept to work in my life. When I first read his book, I was very unhappy with my current work position. But I was scared to leave. I was comfortable and afraid that if I left I would live to regret it. But I finally got to the point where I said, “f**k this job!” and I decided that I was going to leave. I packed up everything from my desk that I wouldn’t need on a daily basis. I picked a date 3 months in advance and made a calendar reminder that it was my last day at the job.
“Manifestation is a balancing act between being and doing”
Then I did what Dr. Dispenza said. I remembered my future. My future job was already created. It was waiting for me. All I had to do was remember it and create that second manifestation. And I did just that. There was an exercise where you write down what it feels like to have what you desire, and you actually practice experiencing those feelings. I began to remember what it was like to have a job with minimal travel, my own office, a supervisor who was laid back, with co-workers who were not backstabbing; a job where I didn’t mind getting up every day and going. Not only did I remember having this job, I began to remember what it felt like to have that job and I leaned into those feelings. I practiced this and I began submitting resumes. In three months, I had a new job with everything I desired! Now I understand that I do not have to create anything in my mind first, whether it be material or intangible. It already exists, I just have to remember my future.
“Remember your future before it happens and begin to mentally rehearse what that future will be like by living in that future, make it as real as possible, calling up those elevated emotions you listed so you can teach your body emotionally what that future feels like”Joe Dispenza