Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
So we can say that the life force is a manifestation force. And here’s the way it works: When you mentally conceive, you set the creative process in motion. What you conceive in consciousness provides energy to encourage a manifestation to take form. That’s because what you conceive – or perceive – is the starting point for all your decisions, actions, responses, judgments and attitudes. These things directly or indirectly help create your Self-Concept, your body, and the environment around you.