What most people get wrong about the power of manifestation
It’s safe to say I didn’t roll out of bed one day with all my ‘awesome’ intact and create this container + community with the overnight precision of Extreme Home Makeover. I say that right out front because it seems so many (SO MANY) come to the experience of building their dream or accomplishing the next thing with some pretty conflicting rules about “HOW” it’s “SUPPOSED” to be done.
Here’s the thing: there is a time and place for life to resemble climbing a ladder or step-by-step forward action and there’s also a time and place for life, your experiences, your ideas to resemble a jigsaw puzzle, a winding road, or a stumble-tumble-free-for-all.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time affirming to people lately that they have permission for their dream to take ‘longer than they think it should’ or that they can even change their minds several times about what it looks like. And it’s why I’m starting to have beef with the way ‘manifestation’ is taught.
By now we’ve moved beyond the idea that simply thinking about what you want to achieve and attract to your life is not enough. That the intention must be followed up with concrete action. But what if concrete action doesn’t always look like linear, step-by-step’ action? Does it mean that anything other than pursuing that one intention is a side-track or deviation that harms your ability to achieve something great?
I don’t believe so.
Don’t get me wrong. I really appreciate all the work being done to help people work with Law of Attraction and I use many of the principles myself. But sometimes we may not be aware of the expectations and rules we’re creating around how long something should take to manifest or how rigid we are in what we are willing to experiment with because it doesn’t ‘line up’ with exactly what we envision.
Let me ask…have you ever felt you were doing manifestation wrong? Have you ever felt anxiety over making a decision to do something or experience something because it didn’t align with your one intention well enough (even though a little voice said “do it!”)?
It’s a sign that maybe you need to add a little more permission into your life to go along with your laser focus. To me life is all about dynamic balance. I don’t hope to achieve any permanent state of balance, for example “I will always be confident and never let fear interfere with my action.” Guess what? Fear is a part of life and I can’t always be confident right away in doing something new (but that is another blog post!). Instead, the closest point and what serves the best is to find your willingness to dance around the middle a bit. This is where creativity thrives – in the tension between two ends.
If you find yourself consistently and detrimentally on the end of too much flexibility, unfocused and undefined vision then it’s time to move towards the other end, towards having some purpose and practical action using the tools of manifestation. But if you find yourself handcuffed to a rigid picture of what your vision is SUPPOSED to look like and HOW its SUPPOSED to happen in such a way that your missing out on the beauty of allowing things to unfold in an agile way (taking in information/experiences as they arise), then you would benefit from moving away from being so controlled and so rigid towards and allow some more flexibility.
Where do you find yourself landing these days? Do you need more focus. precision, and strategic action to make your vision a reality or do you need to back off the tight control and allow life to serve you wisdom through the freedom of allowing yourself to be? Let me know in the comments.