Hi there warriors. Hope you all are having a wonderful week (despite the rain). I wanted to have a quick conversation today about manifesting, but more importantly, trying to force manifestations. I get caught up in this myself from time to time, and with all the talk about manifesting and the law of attraction over the past decade, this is something I see coming up again and again.Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety. - ACIM Click To Tweet
This is perhaps one of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles and one I come back to over and over again. When it come to manifesting, we’ve all heard the classics; thoughts become things, the universe responds to the vibrations of your thoughts, think positive, etc. What’s often left out, is the part about letting go. We hold onto our desires so tightly, trying to manifest it as quickly as possible that we actually end up pushing it further away.
We spend a lot of time trying to manifest stuff; the perfect job, the dream house, the romantic partner, or financial abundance, or possibly a combination of things. We get desperate to have it right away that we cling to it, and evidently end up pushing it further and further away. Here’s how I like to think of it; those clingy, pushy, desperate thoughts carry their own energy. Their own vibration, and its not a particularly pleasant one. It feels suffocating and a little negative. Surely we’ve all had moments where we’ve been around people who acted in that manner, and know what that energy feels like. Now, I’m not saying we should avoid those people, or cut them out of our lives, and I’ll get into that in another post. But for the sake of reference we know what that energy feels like, and it doesn’t feel good.
So think about that new relationship you’re trying to manifest, or whatever else you’re trying to bring into your life. You’ve cleared space for it, but your clinging to your desire so tightly that you’re filling up that “free” space with that negative energy. You’re blocking your own manifestation.When we let go, and trust with complete certainty, that’s when the miracle can occur. Click To Tweet
I know what you’re thinking; how do I let go? And on some level, I know why you’re thinking it, because I was there too (and sometimes still am). We cling so tightly because we don’t trust that we’ll get it when we want it. Or that it won’t show up the way we want it, the Universe won’t get our order right. I asked for tall a guy, with dark hair, independent, and a good job. This is NOT what I ordered, does this manifestation come with a gift receipt? We let go, when we trust in the Universe (God, Spirit, whatever label you choose to use). Trusting that the Universe’s plan for us is far better than anything we could imagine ourselves. Trusting that we’ll get exactly what we need, when we need it. Knowing that when we try to manifest something we want, exactly when, where, and how we want it, that our plan is getting in the way of the Universe’s plan. That we’re blocking our own miracle.
We don’t need to know the how’s or when’s of what we want to manifest. We just need to get clear on the intent. The loving relationship, the right job, the home that’ll suit our family’s needs. We don’t need to know the specifics, or plan out when we need to meet Mr. Right so that we have enough time to date before we introduce him to our family at Thanksgiving, and have the ring hidden in the tree by Christmas. We don’t need to think about any of that. Isn’t that a relief? Knowing that you’ll get what you need when you need it. No need for anxiety, or stress, or post-its on the bathroom mirror, or even fancy vision boards. I’m not discounting the positive impact that reminders and vision board can have, but I think often they push us in the opposite direction. Just faith that the Universe has you covered, that’s all you need.
Its always a relief to remind myself that I don’t need to have everything planned out. That I can trust in something far greater than myself, and that there is a plan out there far greater than anything I could conceive for myself. When I remind myself of that, I don’t need to try and force anything, I can just hand it over and know that its taken care of.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. How do you try and force manifestations? How do you cling onto your desires so tightly that you push them further away? And how does it feel knowing you can let it go?
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