We’re always using a recipe that pulls together the thoughts that create our reality.
Our recipe is made up of our attitudes, conditioning, expectations, and especially our beliefs about how it all works. In New Thought philosophy this is known as The Law of Mental Equivalents. It is having a subconscious idea of the desired experience. As we uplevel our concept of what we can accept as normal, our vision of what is possible expands, and the good ole Universe, which is always saying YES to whatever concept we believe we can have, will also say yes to an expanded expression of what we want.
I like the analogy of a drip (filter) coffee maker. What kind and quality of coffee you put into the filter determines what kind of coffee is brewed. The filter represents the impersonal and universal Law of Cause and Effect, which just says YES. It does not care what you put into the filter. It doesn’t make judgments or say, “Don’t use that cheap coffee, use the French Roast.”
Just like the brewed coffee is a direct reflection of what you put in the filter, the circumstances and conditions of our lives reflect what moves through out thoughts. If we put rocks in the filter, we get rock water. If we put fine coffee in, we get fine coffee. If we have been under-earning in our work, we can identify the set of beliefs that have shown up as under earning, change the belief, and things will change at work. The change may come in many ways, such as a willingness to ask for what we deserve, a desire to improve our skills, or as creative ideas that lead to opportunities for different work. If we want to change our status we have to play a different game. Creating a new mental equivalent means that we create a new normal for ourselves.
When we are aware of the Law of Mental Equivalents and participate in the principle, we no longer need to live our lives by the Law of Averages.
Sending love and blessings, Katherine
“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” ~ Grandma (Anna Mary) Moses, American painter, who began painting at age 79.