You Want IT, You Got IT
In the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp, it was told to me that the genie represents our subconscious mind. The lamp, and the action of rubbing the lamp, refer to the proper actions and working of the mind. We all know that over ninety percent of our mental activity occurs in the subconscious mind. Professor William James wrote, ‘The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind.’ In the tale of Aladdin, the genie says, ‘Your wish is my command.’ The creative process---movement of consciousness---starts with a certain mindset, which then brings forth some thought. Thought originates as cause in the conscious mind and then proceeds to move through the subconscious mind. That is the way the so-called 'law of mind' works.
Yes, as William James also pointed out, we tend to do whatever is our strongest, or most dominant, desire. Never forget that. For example, say you are trying to give up smoking). You will not smoke for so long as your strongest desire is not to smoke. So, do all you can, for as long as you can, to keep that desire strong and dominant in your consciousness. ‘Rubbing the lamp,’ so to speak, sets the dominant conscious thought into action, so as to influence the genie (that is, the subconscious mind). Thus, in this interpretation of the tale, Aladdin’s lamp represents the intelligent utilization of our mind and thoughts and, perhaps more importantly, our creative imagination.
Whatever interpretation we adopt---and I am sure there are others as well---the important message is this. We must make the mind---our mind---the obedient ‘genie’ of our true self, that is, the real person that each one of us is.
Remember that "Thoughts Become Things" so choose your thoughts carefully. Your Wish is the Command of The Universe.