Desire must be impressed upon the subconscious before it can be manifested. Desire that is merely conscious seldom gets you anything. It’s like daydreams that pass through your mind. Your desire must be visualized, must be persisted in, must be concentrated upon, and must be impressed upon your subconscious mind. The key is persistent concentration. You think upon your desire continually from time to time with singleness of intent. This channels the required energy for it to manifest into reality.
Don’t plant the seed of your desire in your subconscious mind and then go out the next morning and tear it up with doubts and fears. Nourish it by holding in thought the thing you desire, by believing in it, visualizing it, seeing it as an accomplished fact. Many people do their reality creating in one moment and then proceed to undo it in all other moments that they live. Reality creating is not a one time thing, but an all time thing. It is like winning. You do not win one time, but you seek to win ongoing victory.
You control your destiny, your fortune, your happiness to the exact extent to which you can think them out, visualize them, see them, and allow no wandering thought of fear or worry to tarnish their completion and beauty. The quality of your thought is the measure of your power. Clear, forceful thought has the power of attracting to itself everything it may need for its fruition. The work of consciousness is the hardest work in the world, that’s why it’s also the most rewarding. Deliberate creation is everything.
You may have plenty of desires that are not manifested. The reason is simply that you have never focused your desires into one great dominating desire. You have a host of mild desires. You mildly wish you were rich, you wish you had a position of responsibility and influence; you wish you could travel at will. The wishes are so many and varied that they conflict with each other and you get nowhere in particular. You lack one intense desire, to which you are willing to subordinate everything else to manifest.
Napoleon Bonaparte frequently won battles in the face of a numerically superior foe. He did so by concentrating his men at the actual point of contact. His artillery was often greatly outnumbered, but it accomplished far more than the enemy’s because instead of scattering his fire, he concentrated it all on the point of attack. The time you put in aimlessly dreaming and wishing would accomplish marvels if it were concentrated on one definite object. The greatest victory key is focus firing of all your thoughts.
If you have ever taken a magnifying glass and let the sun’s rays flow through it on some object, you know that as long as the rays were scattered they accomplished nothing. But focus them on one tiny spot and see how quickly they start something. It is the same way with your mind. You’ve got to concentrate on one idea at a time. Concentrate on the one idea to the exclusion of all others, and continue to concentrate on that one idea until it has been accomplished. Then move on to the next project.
Concentration is not a thing to be learned. It is merely a thing to do. You concentrate whenever you become sufficiently interested in anything. It is getting so interested in some one thing that you pay no attention to anything else that is going on around you. In that moment, your consciousness is wholly absorbed in the thing you’re thinking about. That particular thing becomes your only reality in the moment. All of life is experienced by focusing of awareness. Deliberate creation is by deliberate concentration.
You don’t have to worry about your ability to concentrate on something when you want it strongly enough. Your thoughts will just naturally center on it like bees on honey. Hold in your mind the thing you most desire. Affirm it. Believe it to be an existing fact. Concentrate your thought on one thing with singleness of purpose. Keep one thought in mind, and you can knit any group of related thoughts into one homogeneous whole, all centered on the one idea. One strong intent pulls all other intents with it.
Your thought forces, concentrated upon anything, will bring that thing into manifestation. Therefore concentrate them only upon good things, upon those conditions you wish to see manifested. Think health, power, abundance, and happiness. Drive all thoughts of poverty and disease, of fear and worry, as far from your mind as you drive filth from your homes. Fear and worry bring all trouble. Banish from among your associates any person with a negative outlook on life. Shun them as you would the plague.
Everything you reality create will eventually return to you in some way. But there is a delay in when this karmic energy will rebound. Karmic waves come back in multiples of seven: seven seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years. Anything you create will come back to you in one of these time frames. Exactly which of these karmic timeframes will return to you will depend on the intensity of your reality creating. The more intense the reality creation, the quicker the karmic wave would rebound.
Karmic waves accumulate and must reach a certain level of intensity before they can come back at you to affect your current reality. If something you are doing does not have a great deal of energy or intensity behind it, it’ll hang around until it can attach itself to similar thought forms, until enough of them combine together to manifest into your reality. This everyday small reality creating goes mostly unnoticed. The accumulation of low karmic waves is the reason why your karma changes every seven years.