So there is this craze happening in the world about a little thing called manifestation. Apparently it's a secret. I'm having an issue with The Secret.

Now I haven't yet read the book, nor seen the DVD because it is so bloody popular I can't get my hands on it (and well I refuse to buy it). This makes me incredibly happy on one level. Why? Because people are reading a book about how to manifest a great life for themselves. On the other hand it makes me cringe.

Life according to Amy goes something like this... I believe that we are amazingly powerful beings. I believe that we can in fact manifest anything we desire. The yucky places in your life are a product of your manifestation and are areas that need to be healed, strengthened, or shifted. In my reality Ego is that little piece of you that asks for things to be true and them promptly tells you that you can't get/do it for reasons x,y and z. The Ego must be continuously rewired to understand that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and that reality is "not real." I believe life is an experience we are all having, kind of like the Matrix, only once you pull out you don't go back in with super powers per se just with more information which means you can let it slide, move stuff around to your liking, and manifest better things for yourself. I don't think we end here in this little planet, in this little life, because we are made of bits and pieces from all over the universe and when we fall apart into our most basic elements we will just be recycled into something new. I believe we are here to learn, and that our most important job in the 80 some odd years we are gifted with here as this person is to learn to live in the present moment and savor each beautiful experience that comes our way. From this place of presence we can't help but fall madly in love with life, the earth and every thing around us. Every single thing is precious in some amazing way and it is here for a reason. That reason is balance. Even the annoying things serve a purpose.

So the stories I have been hearing about The Secret scare me. They involve rewiring the Ego to understand that all you have to do is believe you can have what ever you want and it will happen. This is a good thing. What one must remember are two very important things and it doesn't seem this book and DVD address them. They are:
1) Do not fall into the roll of victim when things aren't going the way you want them to. Victims are helpless creatures and can't do things, they are powerless to react or change situations. You do not want to be here. Unfortunately we are trained to live here. The Ego proudly proclaims it isn't my fault, it's theirs, or my parents, or the governments. You get the idea. When things are crappy it is probably because you have a broken piece that needs some reassurance/ rewiring. I suggest a good life coach, counselor or shaman to help you extract these wounded bits and replace them with lovely shiny bits.
2) Everything you take/ receive/ manifest must be paid for energetically. You now make lots of money Great! you now have a responsibility to use that money wisely and give back to the planet/ community. Why? Balance. How do you think the world got so messed up? People stole resources from the Earth without giving back and look where it has lead us. Pollution/ climate crisis/ war in Iraq/ poverty/ materialism/ greed. I trained in faery doctoring and the most valuable lesson I learned its that nothing in this world is free. You must give back, whether it be to create music, art, or a beautiful garden you must give back. Dis-ease like fibromyalgia, chronic pain, cancers and aids are running rampant. It is my belief that the fae steal part of our essence in order to balance the Earth this leaves people vulnerable and ill. No the fae aren't evil, they are trying to keep the world in check, which is a very hard job currently so they steal from us because we have stolen so much from them. Pick up trash, sing a song, play and laugh, it's really easy and mostly fun to give back. As a child you were probably trained to say "Thank You" this is exactly the same thing.

So manifest, live abundantly and create your own reality, but give back through service/ goods/ money/ or time. It will make you feel better and will help to restore balance. All you have to do is increase the beauty, love, or strength of the world. Take all of this with a grain of salt... keep what helps and throw thw rest away

Here are a few books that have helped me on my way...
Your Heart's Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want

The Power of Intention

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams (based on Creating Affluence)