All forms require our focus in order to maintain them. The forms that make up the Universe were created in order for spirit (invisible, unmeasurable consciousness) to create experience through varying degrees of physicality. The focus of spirit created and continues to create the forms of the Universe. The Universe is the result of spirit focusing in a certain way in order to experience itself, because in its invisible and undifferentiated form, it is essentially non-experiential.
So, each of us is spirit (or invisible, unmeasurable, infinite consciousness if you prefer), individualizing through focus to create our bodily perspectives. We get to experience ourselves by focusing and seeing the results of that focus form around us. The form-ation of the Universe is the current methodology through which we experience ourselves. We are the creators of the experience of Life, through the manipulation of form by the power of our focus.
Much of this focus is automatic and very subtle. For example, we sub-consciously (or sometimes consciously) focus on the forms that make up our natural world each time we breathe the air; drink some water, or eat the food we grow out of the soil of the earth. We subtly focus on the workings of the form of our planet and the Universe each time we take notice of the cycle of day and night; and the cycle of the seasons. We also focus on the forms of our bodies by washing them, exercising them, feeding them and so on. In essence, the form-ation of our physical experience is determined by our constant subconscious focus on it.
This law of form-ation applies to our mental forms as well. Our social systems, borders, businesses, art, culture and so on, all require our constant focus in order for them to be maintained. So do every one of our relationships; their upkeep requires us to keep in touch with what or whom we are relating with.
A simple withdrawal of this focus on any form, be it physical or mental, causes the form to deteriorate. The examples of this occurrence are everywhere: relationships cease to exist when we stop maintaining our focus on them; buildings start to crumble without our attention on them; cars and other machinery seem to malfunction without constant use and attention. Our bodies themselves disintegrate as soon as we decide to focus our consciousness elsewhere through the process of death.
Creating our preferred experience of Life, then, starts with realizing whether the forms we are focusing on are creating the experiences we prefer or not. Life is the experience of creating different forms, and creating different forms is the experience of focusing our attention on the forms we wish to experience. The experience of the form of this blog, for example, happens through our attention on it. My writing and your reading (two types of focus), along with the attention of the staff at Tumblr, who supply the software and host the blog on their servers, all help create the form of this blog. Without that constant attention, the form of the blog would simply deteriorate and disappear.
Gaining the understanding of this law of form-ation, we can learn to consciously create the experience of our lives by keeping our focus on the forms we prefer, while allowing the ones we don’t prefer to fall away.
The law of form-ation can and has also been applied with equal success in order to focus on something not yet manifested. Just as we can use our physical senses to focus on the portions of our outer experience that we prefer, causing them to form more strongly in our experience, we can also use our inner senses to focus on the portions of our internal imagination, to bring those preferred experiences into manifestation. Our imagination is the aspect of us that most strongly points to our nature as infinite consciousness; it highlights our ability to focus on and form an incredible variety of unique experiences.
Gaining an understanding of the law of form-ation, I think it’s time for each of us to take a fresh look at our own lives and assess which forms we do not prefer and which we do prefer. We can then remove our focus from the ones we don’t prefer and start focusing fully on the ones we do. After all, our focus gives us the incredible power to create the type of Life experiences we prefer.
We must learn to keep that focus clean. We must keep it sharp and allow it to cut through all that clutter and noise that we don’t prefer, while shining brightly on that which we do prefer. This is the way any change has ever taken place, and this is the way each of us can consciously form our experience.