Millions of us each year wish we could find a new and better job, make more money, have a better relationship or marriage, lose weight, but despite their unhappiness and frustration with where we currently are, we feel unable to create something different. Some of us do break out of our negative patterns and attempt to create what we want, but often we find ourselves unsuccessful in doing so and back in the same negative situation as before.
Too often we spend our time complaining to ourselves and to other about our sad lot in life. We don’t realize that the thoughts and words we use to do so are self perpetuating. Every time we say, “I hate my job,” we hate it more. Every time we say, “My husband doesn’t appreciate me,” he appreciates us less. Every time we say, “I don’t have enough money,” a new or unexpected bill arrives in the mail.
To begin manifesting more of what we want and less of what we don’t want, we must remember that we are what we think and begin watching our words both in the form of what we say and what we think. Simply by stopping our negative talk and thoughts, we can begin to change what we create in the world. Indeed, we are what we think, and what we say has great creative power. In addition, to create your dreams and desires, we must learn to constantly “Think what we want.” In other words, we must change our words and thoughts to match our desires.
Judaism has long held the belief that “what we think is what we get.” One of its best-loved teachers, Rebbe Nachman of Bratslov, said, “You are where ever your thoughts are. Make sure your thoughts are where you want to be.” His teaching corresponds with modern-day proponents of positive thinking like Napoleon Hill, author of the best-selling book Think and Grow Rich, and Norman Vincent Peale, author of the best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking. The great kabbalists, or Jewish mystics, also knew that our thoughts and words, especially when combined with feelings, would manifest what we want on the physical plane. They taught that the Hebrew language, called the “Holy Language,” was special because the Hebrew letters possess an extraordinary creative force, an energy that makes them the primordial tools of creation. In fact, God spoke the world into being with 10 Utterances. God “said” and it came to be. In kabbalistic and Chasidic tradition, the world was created and exists on a foundation provided by the Hebrew alphabet.
Interestingly, the Hebrew word “abracadabra” literally means “He has created as he has spoken” – manifestation according to the power of words. This word comes from the verb “daber,” which refers to organizing “speech.”
Despite the kabbalists’ focus on using Hebrew to manifest physical things and the physical plane itself, the English language – or any language – can be used for the same. Almost any language can find its roots in Hebrew and Aramaic.
Mystics throughout the ages have known that their words held amazing creative power. Thus how we use them, such as by writing affirmations and goals, invoking what we want through prayers, visualizations and incantations, can bring our dreams and desires to us – like a magician waving his wand and creating a rabbit out of thin air. The Jewish story of the golem speaks to this concept.
The huge success of the book and DVD The Secret comes from the fact that the principle that it proposes – combining thought and feeling about what we want to bring about the manifestation of that desire on the physical plane – is not new. In fact, it is well known and well proven.
Many people don’t realize, however, that this idea that has most recently been called the Law of Attraction can be found within Judiasm and it’s mystical tradition, or Kabbalah. When I learned this fact, I became extremely excited, because it welded my interest in both conscious creation, also called deliberate creation – or the Law of Attraction (LOA) – Judaism and Kabbalah.
I’ve devoted much of my personal and professional life to this topic, and that’s what I will explore with this blog. Call it the Jewish take on The Secret or a Jewish mystical view on deliberate creation. That’s fine. I call it the Kabbalah of Conscious Creation. I’ll investigate and discuss and mull over how to employ not only thoughts, words and feelings but actions as well, and I’ll do this mostly from a Jewish perspective, although I’ll more than likely incorporate some secular teachings as well and see how they fit into Kabbalistic teachings. And I’ll looking deeply into how our ability to receive and to give make it possible for us to manifest our physical and spiritual desires in this world. All the while, I’ll do this, hopefully, in a way that provides useful information to you, the reader, and that crosses religious and spiritual lines, making this blog pertinent to anyone interested in the subjects of LOA, deliberate or conscious creation, giving and receiving, and, ultimately, achieving a higher consciousness that will help change the world and make it a better place in which to live.