Operating with a clean slate...I still laugh when I think about it because it was not as easy as I'd like to have thought it was. At times it felt like I was numb. Other times I felt like I was in a fog. I was trying to wean myself of that external validation, but without my own beliefs to rely on, I wanted so badly to ask others what they thought instead, and it created an almost vicious internal dialogue. Because I didn’t know what to think or what to believe, it was a very difficult process to navigate through with a positive attitude.
For instance, I was shy about telling people anything about myself. I didn’t want to share that I am psychic, that I worked for the 900 psychic hotline, but I did, with only a select few, and when I would share my story, I downplayed my talents, shrugging them off as "oh, anyone could do it..."
Wiping the slate clean is not anything I recommend to anyone who is faint of heart. But if you feel you must and can get through and rebuild a solid set of beliefs that work for you, go for it! The epiphanies you have will be so powerful and impactful and self-affirming! It is because of this process I put myself through that I so strongly believe in the LAW OF ATTRACTION and the HERMETIC PRINCIPLES.
Let me share a story...
During this time period of "Operation Clean Slate," I worked in real estate. It was also during this time period that “The Secret” came out and took the world by storm. Everyone in my office was drooling over themselves about this film. I was sure it was just another Dale Carnegie-Zig Ziggler hoorah poobah cheer session…but when I sat there watching it, I was blown away.
Not because the Law of Attraction was new to me. It wasn’t. I had read about it years ago when I was investigating world religions and took a tiny peek into the Kabbalistic Kybalion. I was familiar with the concept, and I found myself irritated as I sat there streaming the video online. Why?
Well, because of the hype the film garnered and the fact that Law of Attraction is only ONE of the hermetic principles and “who did these sales people think they were, anyway, taking a spiritual teaching and using it in such a sacrilegious manner!” I wanted to tell everyone, "bullshit! You are doing it wrong! Finding motivation in ancient sacred texts, using it to sell stuff, you are missing the point…!"
And then----something inside of me switched on. As I was asserting this belief to myself, emotions poured out of me that I had not felt since before I wiped my slate clean. I can’t explain it, but it felt like a rush, a collision, a cosmic BOOM! And a true and powerful moment of enlightenment flooded over me!
I realized that I was getting so worked up over this not because of their misuse of the ancient sacred teachings---but because as I looked around my home, my belongings, my relationships and all the things I had in my life that were so miserable to me, I realized---it bothered me so badly because I HAD MANIFESTED EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE UP TO THAT POINT! It was ME that was misusing the power of the hermetic principles!
And here’s the thing about the hermetic principles and the LAW OF ATTRACTION; they are in effect --whether you believe them or not. Just like Newton’s apple falling to the earth, these are universal laws that happen in the same manner for everyone, regardless of your personal, conscientious involvement in the process.
A lot of it depends on how you view the world (or choose not to view the world.) But like attracts like, and if you FEEL miserable, you MANIFEST miserable. And if you feel GOOD, you manifest GOOD! So, whether or not you are aware of these forces at work, they happen for you, and simple reflection on the events of your own life will cause you to see, “oh yeah…that’s the reason that happened like it did!”
It is when you become AWARE of their power and force that you can begin to “go with the flow” and use them in your life to make things better! And believe me, it works--EVERY TIME!