within you was a genie, a veritable creation machine capable of
bringing you anything you desired-good and bad.
imagine that you were unaware of this genie within or had heard about
it but disbelieved. Perhaps you’d tried to believe and discovered that
it was bogus-the whole thing about the genie within was just so much
superstitious mumbo jumbo.
We’re all familiar with such phrases
as “the power of the mind,” “mind over matter,” and “the mind-body
connection.” We’ve heard of spontaneous healings and achieving or
creating the life of our dreams. Most of us have even experienced some
of this, even if it appears to be in very limited ways.
everyone today has at least heard of the book and movie The Secret.
They were marketed in an absolutely magnificent manner, and although
they contain no real secrets, they nevertheless retold in new ways the
inner mystical teachings of all ages. The Secret informed readers and
viewers that one’s mind was a genie of sorts, for whatever it held in
sufficient detail it would attract or create, and these two words were
actually interchangeable in this context.
Maybe you watched The
Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, or some other program and heard of
the magnificent wealth and abundance that people had attracted using
The Secret. Perhaps you grabbed a book, CD, or DVD all about the Law of
Attraction and pored through it to glean the exact hows, whys, and
Now armed with the secret knowledge and the
testimony of so many, you created a vision board and printed out
affirmations that you pasted everywhere so you’d constantly see them.
You began visualizing all the things you wanted to attract and even
started down the road of daily meditation.
You got on the
Internet and looked up such terms as New Age and metaphysical. You
subscribed to numerous mailing lists, tuned in to New Age Internet
radio shows, and began to buy self-help books. Alas, nothing
Unfortunately, that’s the experience of most
people who tuned in to the idea of the genie within. Some, however,
found a different result. They manifested their home, a special
relationship, or the like. Not many achieved this, mind you, but some.
The mind is that genie, and it’s the doorway to the
manifestation process, although its role is often misunderstood. It’s
an entry point, a doorway, not the manifestation tool per se. The mind
provides the pictures, not the feeling. It organizes our activity to
build a vision board, post the affirmations, and so forth. It invests
some learned belief (expectation) in the process. Actually, the mind’s
highest role is inhibition.
Let me say that again: The mind’s highest role is inhibition!
it or not, we’re all the product of millions of years of survival
evolution. Wired in every one of us, no matter what our
calling-including the highest evolved of spiritual beings now walking
the earth-are primitive mechanisms that respond to primitive and
sometimes rather gross stimuli.
Often, stimuli that we
consciously claim as reprehensible are nevertheless processed
subconsciously in ways that drive us toward seeking more of the same.
Those mechanisms respond to fight and flight, taboo images, socially
fearful rejections, and similar stimuli in a mechanical way-thus, the
The human brain is a marvel of evolution, and
one of its most splendid developments as far as human consciousness is
concerned is the cerebral cortex. One of my early teachers, Professor
Carl LaPrecht, used to say,
“Whenever you find something in nature in great abundance, pay
attention. It is critical to the system.”
The cortex or gray matter is by far the largest part of the brain. And
it’s within the cortex that inhibitory power resides.
The cortex is the brake.
power inhibits impulses that aren’t in our best interest or the result
of our best intentions. The cortex shuts off the television when the
content is violent, suggestive of disease and illness, or otherwise
contains matter that’s purely garbage.
Our minds are like large
trash containers: we can put anything into them. And like Dumpsters,
they’re difficult to clean out. Dumpsters don’t tip over easily, and to
clean one requires climbing inside, perhaps with a garden hose, a
bucket of hot water, cleaning products, brushes, and so forth. What a
tedious and nasty job.
All of us have minds, of course, and
evidence suggests that when we come into the world our minds aren’t
blank slates, despite the tabula-rasa argument by the philosopher John
No, it appears that certain predispositions and even some
types of knowledge (cell memory and more) are already written in our
minds when we make our first inhalation. Still, the content of our mind
that’s acquired following birth is the beginning of what we shall
eventually hold as both our identity and our knowledge/beliefs.
Law of Attraction
may have heard of the three components of the Law of Attraction-ask,
believe, and receive. This sounds really easy until you question the
degree of your belief, and that’s where most people fail. I actually
divide belief into three components that must be activated in the
proper sequence to manifest using the inner genie. These components are:
1. The emotional input that’s passionate and convinced
2. The confidence/mental element that can simply and truly visualize
something and then let it go, knowing it will happen
The spiritual sincerity that realizes at the deepest level of our
beings that we’re a gift from the Creator. Knowing that, we release our
vision, for we believe this or something better, according to the
highest good of all concerned.
Anything that would distract from
thinking, feeling, and knowing these three components will, in direct
proportion, sabotage our efforts at manifesting our desires.
this understanding, it becomes easier to see why some people first
manifest their desires, only to lose their treasures and find
themselves worse off than they were before, some fail to manifest at
all, and others seem to manifest the opposite of what they’re seeking.
this under your belt, you might ask, as I did: Why do most people seem
handicapped by the inability to use the genie within and create the
reality they deserve?
The Dumpster analogy is the first clue to
answering this question. The garbage some hold in their minds would be
frightening if it were visible to the public eye. As Strongheart, the
German shepherd hero of the movies, put it in his letters to Boone,
“What a dreadful sight to see people’s faces as incomplete as their
I would paraphrase: “What a horrible sight to see people’s faces as
grotesque as the worst in their minds.”
like to imagine a world full of joy, peace, balance, and harmony.
That’s truly difficult to do when nature seems so callous and
carnivorous. As I think about this, I realize that I’m
anthropomorphizing nature, so I turn my thoughts to humans, where I
find such horrible acts that a lion killing a lamb is innocent in
How do we truly find peace, balance, and harmony?
do we gain spiritual sincerity and merge this with the right balance of
mental and emotional stuff to manifest a world full of peace, balance,
For some, manifestation is about things such as
cars, swimming pools, houses, riches, sexy this and that, and the
gratification of other sensual desires. For the spiritually sincere,
manifestation is first about peace, balance, and harmony and then about
health and individual happiness.
These are complex issues that
labels alone don’t cover, so we can let the subject rest with this:
each individual has a purpose for being here; and when individuals seek
to manifest according to their purpose, they’re enlightening themselves
and the world around them.
Back to the main point: the mind is
both ignition and brake. First thing in the morning, I open my eyes and
begin talking to myself. My thoughts may recognize a dream or
immediately turn to the new day’s itinerary.
The mind goes
immediately to delivering the inner world of thoughts, beliefs,
ambitions, goals, and so forth. That constant stream of
consciousness-self-talk-informs us of our mood, attitudes, likes,
dislikes, and so much more. It’s this stream of consciousness that
reflects the contents of our “Dumpster.”
We started this
dialectic journey by imagining a genie within. I believe that this
inner genie actually exists, but if you don’t, that’s okay. What I
intend to show you is that the genie has been creating all along, even
if you think that it’s only some concocted get-rich scheme.
fact, the worse your life might seem, the higher the probability that
the genie is working hard at fulfilling your every fear (emotion),
thought (expectation), and spiritual insight (”Life sucks, and then you
die”). It’s in precisely this way that your hopes and ambitions are
slain. Thus, your mind has been turned into the slayer.
The Genie was excerpted from Eldon Taylor’s latest release Mind Programming
Eldon Taylor has made a lifelong study of the human mind and has earned
doctoral degrees in clinical psychology and pastoral psychology. He is
the CEO of Progressive Awareness Research, an organization dedicated to
researching techniques for accessing the immense powers of the mind,
and is the author of the New York Times best seller, Choices and Illusions
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