A few weeks ago a very strange and briefly terrifying thing happened to me, and I've been thinking about it ever since. I was driving my girls to a friend's house, and as we passed a Taco Bell fast food restaurant I slipped into a guilty reverie about how much I love some of their food. Of course, Taco Bell embodies everything I don't like about business, food, and health all wrapped up in a delicious, perfect-sized seven-layer burrito, so we didn't stop there for lunch.
Minutes later, after I'd parked the car outside our friend's house and was unbuckling the girls from their seats, I heard a scream from behind me and then felt something wet on my leg. I froze, literally and figuratively, as liquid seeped through my clothes and the chilling thought that I must have just been shot flashed across my mind. Then, looking down, I saw a clue as to what really happened. A Taco Bell soft drink cup, its lid and straw laying nearby and the last few chunks of ice splaying out of it, rested at my feet. Someone had hit me with a drink!
As I finished helping the girls out of the car, I realized that perhaps my thoughts of Taco Bell had brought about this weird happening. It's my belief that we do this sort of thing all the time, perhaps not always as dramatically as this, but that our thoughts and preoccupations really do bring about our realities. It made me think of a book that our own Mr. Marsh wrote -- The Mentalist's Handbook. In it, Mr. Marsh characterizes all of our thoughts and feelings as making up a landscape called the aetheric plane. If we learn how to dwell in this place, move around, notice things, and create changes there, then our "real" lives can change too. It's an old idea in philosophy, and I think he's truly updated it to be relevant and accessible today.
Obviously, no one would want to focus their willpower to bring an ice-cold beverage hurtling toward their leg. That's why I'm going to give The Mentalist's Handbook a closer read and see how I can better use my evidently strong power of manifestation for better ends.