Welcome to the second installment in the Hermetic Principles series. In case you missed it, I wrote an important blog introducing these principles where I discuss the foundation of Hermetics. I encourage you to read it before continuing. You can find it here.
All caught up? Excellent.
Everything. Every creation, every being, every structure, was at one time a thought; a mental image; a vibration. Creation is not done by anything that has physical properties. Remember, Spirit itself cannot create using outside materials. It is ALL, so there is nothing outside of itself with which to create. It cannot create through replication (as human bodies do through birth) since the ALL cannot be separated. Therefore, the ALL creates mentally. Humans do this too (as above, so below). This means that matter, those things comprised of mass, is not in itself a creator. Your physical body- your hands, your eyes, your brain, etc. are not responsible for the act of creating as they are only matter and not mind which has no physical properties.
This principle is not to be confused with the Law of Attraction. Here we are only stating that since Spirit creates with the mind and since we are reflections of spirit, we too create with our minds (and vice versa according to the principle of correspondence). Further understanding of the Hermetic Principles is required in order to have a complete understanding of the Law of Attraction, namely the Principle of Vibration and the Principle of Cause and Effect.
How you can use this principle:
Since all is the mind, everything that surrounds you is but a creation of it. If you are happy with what you have created, congrats on a job well done. If you are unhappy with what you have created you can change it by using your mind to create something different. Far too often we passively create based on our upbringing and belief system. If you are unhappy with where you are I suggest taking a good look at both of those things. Are they holding you back? If so, then release them. Since you are a reflection of Spirit and Spirit is eternal, it is never too late to create what you desire.
Keys to its utilization:
- Accept that all you have and have come in contact with is a creation of your mind.
- Since you only you have control of your mind, you must seek to use it to create deliberately, not passively.
- You must monitor the vibrations you send out via your emotional state. According to Universal Law, your vibrations will be met with similar vibrations.
- You can obtain greater mastery of the self through regulation of the vibrations you emit and receive; and thus create matter and attract events that are meaningful to you.
Developing your clairvoyance and clairsentience will make it easier to mentally visualize and feel the vibrations of people/things/events you come in contact with. This will greatly assist you with deliberate creation!