Ah, to manifesting. We are always co-creating and manifesting our lives daily even if we aren’t aware of it. Just look around. All those words and thoughts we have are molding into reality before our eyes. Our feelings are shaping our days. We wake up in a bad mood and everything goes wrong the rest of the day, we wake up in a good mood and everything goes right all day. That’s why when people first fall in love their lives seem to become vivid motion pictures of bright colors and fabulous background music. Thier mood is affecting their whole life experience. People who complain get gifted by the Universe with more to complain about and those that are in deep and constant gratitude are blessed with more blessings.
It’s an art really. A craft. I have studied the Laws of the Universe and the magic of manifesting for over a decade. My church of choice is the Center for Spiritual Awareness where the main motto is “change your mind and change your life”. I still haven’t mastered with the depth I wish for. For those of you new to the scene and wondering what all this talk is of unicorns and sparkly things, a couple things to introduce you to the game; The Secret (a movie) and The Law of Attraction, the teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks. This is just a starter kit to introduce you to the subject. The Secret is a bit cheesy and light, but I love this little gem. It really breaks it down and in a fun way. You have to watch it a few times, though. I am still watching it 10 years later and I think I’m so smart.
So, here is something new I learned. First off, I’m back into a deep study with my Napoleon Hill, Florence Scovel Shinn and Esther and Jerry. I’m watching my spiritual truth movies on GAIA and even studying Tony Robbins. I was going through a mini-depression recently. I started out blue and worked myself into such a dither over the weeks. I hated the neighborhood, wanted a divorce (not really, but sort of), I wanted a new life, I was miserable about my social situation and didn’t feel safe in the world and blah, blah, blah. Then an old friend of mine suggested we go to a Law of Attraction seminar in San Francisco. At first, I was just thrilled to get the hell out of the house and away from anyone who wanted to nurse. Then I started watching some YouTube videos of past seminars and classes with Esther Hicks. It brought me right back to my mind and the state of it. I was reminded that my words, thoughts, and feelings will and do create my reality. That one negative thought after another brings more and more and a bummer day can escalate into a full on depression. The Universe just reflects back to use the vibration or energy we are putting out.
Well, fast forward to now. I have been in full study mode and “rethinking” and I’m happy to report that life is great! I am on my second honeymoon with the house and neighborhood and I’ve decided that the husband is still a pretty good choice. I wake up happy and I look forward to all that I’m creating.
Now, I’m not new to this game and in the past, I have manifested so many wonderful things it would take at least 20 blogs to get the stories all told…I won’t bore you. But, like any art form, if you stop practicing and educating yourself, you get rusty and stagnant. With all I knew there was still one thing that I don’t remember anyone telling me and I think this is why so many people give up before the glory. I just learned this the other day, here it is:
When we start focusing on co-creating a new life and putting our intentions out there, we may find that life is not looking any different, it may even seem to be getting worse. This is because we have set so much in motion before we started focusing on a direction. All that we already set in motion has gained momentum and is still playing out. There is some lag time from your thoughts and feelings to it actually manifesting into your reality. This means that you will have to live through some weeks or months of past manifestations playing out before you notice a shift. However, the good news is that if you wake up each day with new and bright thoughts, intentions and good feelings, within 30 to 60 days you will start seeing results. Kind of like dieting eh?
Here’s an example; I’m still paying for my past negative thoughts. So, I’m practicing “segment intending”, this is where you stop throughout your day and think about your intended desire for the outcome. Each day I have taken my kids to the park. I say to myself, “I see us having a fun and safe walk to the park, when we get there we will have a great time with lot’s of free play that will invigorate us and we will enjoy each other and meet all kinds of new and equally fun and positive friends, we will then have a good and safe walk back home to enjoy a delicous meal and rest”. You do that each part of your day.
Unfortunately, the other day we went to the main forest park with friends and I talked of what a wonderful park we have and built it up to this glorious forest by the river. We spread our blankets and settled in. Then along came some vagrants down the way and a disagreement ensued. It wasn’t bad, however, it did require 3 park rangers and 2 police officers. So much for my wilderness experience. Today I really set my intentions before I took my kids to the kiddie park two blocks from our house. I said we would have fun and meet fabulous new friends. As we arrived, so did a couple morning drinkers. As I played in the park alone with my sons, the two men sat a distance and had morning cocktails and did some loud and vulgar storytelling. Damn it! Why is this intention stuff not working! This happened yesterday too. We went to a park far away and these two women went on and on about the state of the world and all its violence and conflict. I tried to not listen, but they were the only ones in the park, besides us. It seems the more I put good vibes out, the worse it’s getting.
But wait, then it did kick in. Just as I was going to leave the park with another failed intention trip…my intention kicked in. A man and his son showed up. I remembered him from a year ago when we first started going to that park. He and I started chatting and he was fun and positive about all kinds of things that we covered. He was great with my sons and very fun with his son (or girlfriends son). He also gave us great information on the public pool right there that I have been so hesitant to go to for various reasons. He opened my eyes to how much the neighborhood is improving and how many good families are moving in. You see I’ve had a problem with the neighborhood lately, the graffiti and riff raff. I also wanted to go to the pool but don’t want to deal with it being too crowded. I had some misconceptions about this area. But this person cleared it all up and filled my head with good thoughts and ideas on local issues and world issues. He was Mr. Good News and we all need to converse with someone like that now and then. We had a great time at the park and more pleasant people arrived. We now have new friends and a new appreciation of our neighborhood and all it has to offer.
I’m thinking that my old work is almost petered out and my new manifestations are taking root now. I am excited for each day as I become more empowered to make things happen as I intend. As you shift your thoughts, you will see it unfold in your life and it will build momentum. Give it time though, it may take awhile to totally shift from one reality to the next, but once the good stuff starts rolling in..watch out cause good times here we come!