In a world that is "waking up" to universal truths and injustices more and more each day, there is a buzz-word going around I'd like to give my 2-cents on. Manifestation. How do YOU Manifest?
Seriously, HOW do YOU do it? Is it a pray? An intention? A magic spell? How often does it work? How soon? Is this simply another societal distraction from the fact that we feel unfulfilled and we are potentially dangling yet another carrot in front of donkey's face in the hopes of enlightenment, fulfillment, joy, and endless income? Hyped language that if we repeat until redundancy will save us all??
Look- I don't mean to be a buzz-kill here, but I think it is time that we get real. Like "real" real. I have been guilty of sorcery around this mysterious phenomena myself. And I will be the first to admit, it DOES actually work. But something's missing.
DEDICATION, WORK, AND SELF-HEALING. THIS IS NOT MAGIC, WELL NOT YET...
What is lacking in my experience, is the perpetuity. It seems we can get lost in endless "spiritual tools" - days and nights of praying, meditating, yoga-ing, and posting cool Abraham Hicks gifs on SM, but it seemingly happens totally randomly if at all. Maybe, months or years later and often we completely discount and we can often downright have amnesia regarding what we had desperately attempted to manifest.
If, by chance we are present and aware enough to appreciate this "gift" from the universe when it occurs, we are amazed and often overlook the correlation of the power of our own contribution to our very own existence.
Below is a short list regarding my realizations regarding manifestation over the years.
By all means, my material is experiential. I do not take personal responsibility for your feelings regarding my journey.
It is your choice to read and I have come to understand and the value of dual opinions as a means of being triggered and or appreciating my perspective. And maybe simultaneously a little bit of both. Xoxo
1. GET CLEAR-
The fact is we are a race where we feel the more we "do" outside of ourself, the more likely we are to be supported, liked, and taken care of. Often we run ourselves to the point of depression, illness, or worse -running around like a father late for his 1st child's birth trying to feel "good".
Stop. Slow down. Decide what do you actually want. Then critically think for a second. Why do I actually desire and fight for this? Is there a deeper hidden reason? Often when you get clear you have the vision to see it is something else all together as to why you want to manifest that very "thing" and often is has to do with your history or fear.
2. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR-
Often the term "manifest" is associated with the law of attraction, made known most famously by Ester (Abraham) Hicks. I love Abraham and she has been an integral part of my awakening journey. But after gathering some finer details regarding this mysterious process, I wanted to know how to do it, on my own accord, and in a timely manner.
In the last few years I deeply pondered how I and if I resonate with the law of attraction any longer. The answer is YES, but we are missing many essential tools to be able to manifest thru the law of attraction.
That said, simply if you believe in the LAW OF ATTRACTION, (which simply states, what you -you, attract more of, so often dismissing our deeper feelings to fake another energetic vibration to make it work) when you attempt to manifest something are you not saying that you desire something because you currently do not have it? And if you currently affirm that you DO NOT HAVE by redundantly and ad nauseam, repeating affirmations-(attempt to manifest)- are you not attracting that same lack energy, over and over again?
All I am simply saying is, for me- I process why I am trying to manifest something and understand the underlying causations as to why I feel lack. Just think on that.
If we truly believe we are full enough inside, we probably wouldn't need the law of attraction or to manifest anything, period. At that time, true service to others can ground more.
3. DO THE WORK-
When you go deeper into the spiritual path (spiritual to me simply means aligning more with your own spirit) you see that the path can be misleading. Taking unnecessary tributaries along the way (although there are no mistakes, just linear time delays.)
My point being is if we take the time to critically think...use logic,,,go deeper, we may understand more about our psychology and work to heal that instead of using all our metaphysical modalities to focus on attaining our desires externally.
This one is rather obvious. In my days of sorcery and magic, I too thought I could manifest a cat out of the sky to be by ultimate protector from evil spirits (I am being witchy and sarcastic, which was a fun aspect). It turned out my ass needed some well-intending masculine inertia.
Grounding, focusing, finding courage to change, and taking that well needed action.
Could it be we do not have the supporting income or external abundance because we are not aligned with our authentic path, or maybe not working all together is causing the abundance issues, (genius I know).
5. ALIGN WITH THE DIVINE-
After many years practicing every spiritual tool in the book, eventually seeking more due to temporary states of bliss that would wax and wane...I was leveled. Yes, in my continuous seeking God (whatever that looks like to you) leveled me. Physically, mentally, and spiritually. Manifesting as debilitating illness.
DID I MANIFEST THIS YOU ASK? DID I HAVE A DEATH WISH?
The humble adept knows the correct answer is a FIRM YES. Oooooo. Now this is next level shit.
But truth be told. I always knew I was a spiritual teacher, so to speak. I wanted to help others to reduce needless struggling and help them find their inner bliss. So in my hoping and manifesting, the divine handing me exactly what I needed. Cruel? Maybe you say. Not me.
As a young naive teenager, I can recall an older boy saying to me, and to quote The Rolling Stones, "You can't always get what you want, but you may just get what you need." I despised that song for years after because- I enjoy getting what I want! Don't we all?
But in my not getting what I wanted or having it NOT show up as I intended to manifest, can you see I got exactly what I needed, which eventually brought to me what I want?
Author's final words-
Manifestation is real. A humbling real bitch at times too. Don't get lost in the love, light, and unicorns. That part comes later, but first begin by critically thinking. Use some logic, take necessary actions. Balance that with your intuition. Understand this "desire" may come much later in ways you could never imagine. In my case, dancing with death, not once but twice, then thrice, etc....Be patient, do the work, it's coming when you're ready. Instant manifestation would probably blow your mind, and it will. You want to be able to survive this, trust me!