“I am grateful to the idea that has used me.” Alfred Adler, Psychologist
When I first heard this quotation, I thought, “what does this mean?” I was confused. An idea that ‘uses’ me?
If you’ve been following Drops of Awareness over the past several years, you likely already know what it means. And because you have been growing since you ‘knew’ (or did not) this, it bears repeating as “repetition is the first law of learning” and when we hear something again, we hear it differently. It becomes more robust for us.
There are two kinds of seeds: 1) physical seeds that grow in the ground and 2) spiritual seeds which are ideas. Ideas are thought energy and are always moving to and through us. We get ideas all the time and let them go. You could be waiting for a big one as you drive, think of it, and then get cut off by another driver, refocus on the driver, and ‘poof,’ the idea is gone. Where did it go? It circulated through you and back out into the universe and on to the next person. That is why it is critical to practice recognizing those ideas you want to reach your dreams and NOT let them go!
The physical seeds we can watch grow and even calculate how many days it will take for the seeds to sprout through the ground and into the light. But spiritual seeds – cannot be measured this way. They are governed by the law of gender or gestation. Our job is to hold the idea with desire and consistency so the universe can send us via attraction that which we have asked for. This is intentional or by default thinking.
Only humans can take a spiritual seed – and idea, and change that energy into physical form. The process is called the law of perpetual transmutation of radiant energy.
So here are the steps – the HOW an idea we get actually ‘uses us’ to move into physical form.
Step 1: We get an idea we love and we think about it a lot. We must do this consistently in spaced intervals over time and pepper it greatly with emotion.
Step 2: Over time the idea moves into our subconscious mind where it has an associated vibration to attract to you whatever is required to move it to physical form. In our subconscious mind it is hidden and reflects perfect faith in the idea.
Step 3: We take action toward what we want and what we want is now moving toward us at the same time. Our job is to ‘tune in to’ people and things that meet our wants for this goal to manifest and then act.
Step 4: Creation of physical form of the idea takes place.
So ideas are energy that change form, not unlike water boiling, that turns to steam and then dissipates. The steam still exists even though we cannot see it any more. So ideas are ‘given’ to us so they may use our bodies in action and our intellect to recognize what we need, and bring the idea to form. Without human beings all our planet would hold is animal life, plants, and water.
The big takeaway I had when I first learned this is to NOT WAIT to be grateful on Thanksgiving day, but to be grateful when I get a new idea that I love! Gratitude begins there and then and will actually bring about the idea in physical form … faster because of your love of that idea!