Thoughts become things. That is a powerful statement, that one of my favourite authors, Mike Dooley, uses a lot. It is a great way of looking at how you manifest in your life. But, I think it needs a little clarification.
When I first read one of Mike’s books things really started to make sense to me. I found myself thinking ‘Oh, now I get it! What I think becomes my reality!’
And although it is true, that your thoughts really do become things, there is more to look at here. Many people hear that and believe that all they have to do is think of what they want, and it will miraculously appear in their lives. However, there are two caveats that I would like to add.
1. We're not ordering fast food
Thoughts become things does not mean that you sit in your living room and think that you want £1000, and it will be in your bank account by Friday. Energy takes time to manifest, and although you will get your £1000 if you really want it, it won’t happen overnight. The universe needs some time to orchestrate things to your advantage. If money suddenly dropped out of the sky people would start to ask questions! And just as your lack of money didn’t happen overnight, neither will your abundance.
2. Pay attention to what you are ordering
Fictitious person – Sheila
Sheila is struggling with money. It seems that there is never enough leftover at the end of the month to save, and if she does, by some miracle ;), it always gets sucked out of her savings by some unexpected bill. Sheila worries that she is never going to have enough money. She buys a lottery ticket every week and thinks about what she would spend the money on. Sheila isn’t a greedy person, so she ‘puts out into the universe’ that she would give some to her family, and charities because she’s not selfish. When she doesn’t win the lottery, she says to herself ‘typical, I never win anything’.
Can you see the trend here? Sheila is focusing on not having enough money. Her subconscious is expecting that ‘unexpected’ bill to arrive, and when it does she is validating that belief. She is also telling the universe that she isn’t worthy of winning the lottery because she thinks about giving the winnings away, because she isn’t selfish and wants to share.
When we think something enough it becomes a belief, and our subconscious tries to find proof to justify that belief. It wants to prove that what we think is true. The mind is a powerful thing.
So, yes, thoughts do become things.
Can you see how your thoughts have become your reality?
Sending love and blessings