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Bill Ryan
22nd February 2017, 14:06
Dear All:

I wrote this out for a friend recently, and it occurred to me that I really should share this more widely.

To manifest things for oneself, to be the creator of one's own universe — at least to some small extent! — is something that many in alternative culture talk about, and seek to do.

But many make some profound mistakes, and I noticed a couple of forum posts about this just yesterday.

The core of what makes this work is the following:


Operating at a high enough altruistic level that one is also considering the needs and wants of everyone else around.



Not being too prescriptive. This is a metaphor (really! :) ), but you'll get the point: just tell God what you really want, but don't be so dumb as to tell him how to deliver it all.


Here's the lowdown:

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1) When envisioning something, always visualize how it makes you FEEL. That's far, far more powerful than trying to second-guess or prescribe a specific outcome.

For instance, if wanting to manifest a job, or a home, or a person... the specifics are NOT important. What counts is that you're happy, delighted, satisfied, empowered. The 'FORM' can take care of itself. It's only the 'FUNCTION' that counts.

A simple example that most people can identify with: if wanting to manifest a partner who's to be the love of your life, what they LOOK like just doesn't matter.

Tall or short, nationality, background, even skin color or religion... all that matters is that they love you and are committed to be with you (many manifesters forget that part, they really do :) ) — and that you're really, really happy about this new person being in your life, with growth and abundance of all kinds to follow for you both.

That's why the FEELING is more important than any visual image.

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2) Similar, is that some people try to manifest money. We can all understand that, but the real question is what they want the money FOR. If they want it so they can travel, or live in a beautiful home, or make some debts go away.... there may be OTHER ways that those outcomes can happen.

Focusing on money may even be a restriction, because one's not allowing for other kinds of miracle to happen. (Like a gift of a plane ticket, or the opportunity to house-sit in a beach-front villa for a year, or all your tax records to be mislaid by the government. :) )

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3) Another mistake that many can make is to wish for something that (if it were to manifest) would result in another's detriment. That's karmically uncool (and unwise!), and is also unlikely to work out well.

An example of that might be that if one was in love with a married person, to find oneself wishing that their marriage might end so they were free to be with you.

Besides the visualization of how it might make you FEEL (see above ^^), what's also really important is to wish NO HARM to your new partner's spouse. They need to be factored into this as well, so that everyone wins.

Have THEM meet the person of their dreams as well, so that everyone lives happily ever after.

That's not just being 'nice' or 'kind'. It's pragmatically powerful, because you're aligning with/ recruiting the power of the other person's wish for good things— as well. You're not getting into a tug of war with someone else's OPPOSITE intention, which can result in a logjammed deadlock.

That can also apply for jobs, in a job interview situation. If you know you've been shortlisted for a job with (say) two other candidates, always remember not only to intend to manifest that job (or, much better, 'A' job) for yourself, but also for your competitors. Make it all work for them, too — in any way at all.

Making sure that EVERYONE wins is one of the keys to making it all work out for yourself. It's all about big-picture optimization. Or else, one's personal attempts to manifest become a kind of magical, forceful, manipulation, which isn't at all a wise route to go down.

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4) There are many tricks and techniques for manifesting that do work. Here's just one, that I know works from my own personal experience.

Robert Fritz is an interesting man. He's been doing this for some time now, and in the last 20-25 years he's likely to have developed what he does a lot further.

The simplest form of his technique is a kind of mental trick (which takes a little practice). You do a TWIN visualization — two things at once, like holding one thing in each mental 'hand', at the same time.

It works like this: —>
a) You visualize the current situation, in every single tiny detail. Just holding that multi-sensory mental image in one's mind, including everything you're thinking and feeling about it. (And this even includes peripheral add-on thoughts that might be there, like "I really doubt I can do this", etc.) Just tell the entire truth to yourself about exactly how things are, right now.

b) AT THE SAME TIME, you visualize the outcome you want, in the same fine detail. (And also, if appropriate, even your feelings of surprise and delight that this has actually worked.)

c) The 'magic' is that you then hold them together, and focus on that, like a kind of meditation. Just do it all the time, in every spare moment, when you're on the train or driving or sitting quietly eating a meal or having a cup of tea on your own. Train yourself to keep these two rich images there, side by side, all the time. For small things, it might take just a very short time; but for major goals it might take days, or longer.

d) What happens is that the ‘structural tension’ between the two is like a really strong, unbreakable, piece of elastic. There's even a degree of mental discomfort and 'effort', which actually should be there in order to make it work.

e) At some point — the future manifestation becomes PULLED to the present one, and then they merge. The future visualization is now the present reality, and there's no more 'tension'. It's clever stuff.

f) In his seminars (which I did a long time ago), he advises one to practice on small-scale, short-term goals first. Even like parking places, or wanting something to be in stock when going shopping. Have it be a fun, lightweight game.
When one gets good at it, after some interesting smaller-scale successes, and one starts to get confident, and the mental ‘tension trick’ becomes easier, then start to ramp it all up to address the big stuff.

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5) A final point about ALL of this. (And I could have added this in earlier. ^^ ) It's often counter-productive to specify DEADLINES.

That's a bit like insisting that the love of your life is tall, dark, and gorgeous. You might be accidentally completely working against yourself. (They might be short, fair and plain, but who cares: if they're the soulmate love of your life, they're the soulmate love of your life.)

Remember the metaphor that if you jump, the angels will catch you. Don't specify WHEN the angels should do that.

Just ask that the angels turn up. Whether they catch you 300 ft from the ground — or 3 inches — doesn't actually matter... at all.

:star:

viking
22nd February 2017, 14:14
Yep...Germaine would be proud of you Bill.... [St Germaine...the master of Alchemy]

I'm trying hard to visualize you eating your hat...but still nothing. ;-]

Viking

Foxie Loxie
22nd February 2017, 14:28
Thanks for posting this, I had often wondered about it after hearing Inelia's tale of her sister, I believe, manifesting some ice cream! :idea:

TargeT
22nd February 2017, 14:33
I use visualization and what I term "realization".

I just put as much effort as I can muster into building the most detailed, realistic version of what I want in my mind (and attach as much emotion to it as you can) and hold that image and desire. (intent is probably key, but it's easy for me to think altruistically most the time) Then I convince myself that it's real, it's a forgone conclusion..

Then, because I'm skeptical, I have dry erase boards up in most rooms of my house & make sure and write notes on how to achieve said desire via normal means ;)

Not sure which one is more impactful.. .but it works ;)

Sunny-side-up
22nd February 2017, 15:23
Very worthwhile post Bill.

You can see how the stresses put on our: mind, body, material resources, family and soul by the PTW to diminish our ability's to manifest.
They are relentlessly putting onto us the pressures and negative energies to take us away our natural condition.
Our natural condition that is: Healthy, Empowered, Clear-minded and Happy.
So much of our self is taken away from us being the real us.

So taking the time to be outside of their stress world by meditating on: personal empowerment, happiness, clear mindedness and true state of being goes a long way towards personal manifesting.

Patient
22nd February 2017, 15:39
I have been hoping for a thread about this, so perhaps it is working for me a little! Thanks Bill! 🙂

I also now better understand why it hasn't been working - I have been totally bombarded with bad stuff - it is like trying to swim in mud - finding a good thought in my mind or even if I try to meditate, there is so much trouble around me that that is all I can think of!! It is very very hard to find a positive in here - any suggestions for when a person is in this position?

Sunny-side-up
22nd February 2017, 15:59
Hi Patient
Try to change your day to day path, change your viewed input.

SAY NO to negatives every time you become conscious of them, even if you think you can't change them, don't let them own you.

Try meditate on the memories of the good things in your: Past, Present and Future.

:sun:

peterpam
22nd February 2017, 16:55
I have observed that there definitely is power in the ways that we think and the way we look at things and that this can change the circumstances of the world around us. I wonder however, if a life is better spent trying to learn techniques to get things the way you want them or to be friendly with moment as it is? Having said this, I do not mean to suggest that being in acceptance of the here and now would not warrant changing things in some circumstances.

Foxie Loxie
22nd February 2017, 17:07
Yes, peterpam, life is a delicate balancing act, isn't it?! Sometimes a "clean break" is the only way to go! Many times that in itself is slow in coming because of the programming of one's childhood. Do I sound like I speak from experience?! :bigsmile:

Bill Ryan
22nd February 2017, 17:24
I wonder however, if a life is better spent trying to learn techniques to get things the way you want them or to be friendly with moment as it is?

One reason why the Robert Fritz technique can work is that literally half of it is the importance of telling the entire truth about the way things are just now, internally and externally. That means facing it squarely, and noting all your thoughts and feelings about it.

This is why positive affirmations on their own often don't work.

If you stand in the road, and a truck is heading for you, and you say: "There is no truck! There is no truck! There is no truck!" — it'll hit you anyway.

You have to tell the truth about the truck. AND tell the truth about what you'd like to experience as an outcome.

So, @ Patient:
I also now better understand why it hasn't been working - I have been totally bombarded with bad stuff - it is like trying to swim in mud - finding a good thought in my mind or even if I try to meditate, there is so much trouble around me that that is all I can think of!! It is very very hard to find a positive in here - any suggestions for when a person is in this position?



1) Don't be in denial. Don't even resist what's happening. Tell the entire truth about the way things are. Be the meticulous observer and reporter, including of yourself and all your thoughts and feelings.

2) ALSO visualize (with an emphasis on your feelings) how you want things to be. Remember to include the optimum well-being of others: don't get into manifestation fights with others who want something that seems to oppose your intentions.

It's the combination of the two — the current, and what's more optimum — that makes it work.

I use the words 'what's more optimum' because the whole secret of manifestation is NOT 'trying to get what you want'.

If you want things to be the best way they can be, then your own well-being is INCLUDED in that big picture. It may all be much more simple than most people may first assume.

The trap is that much of modern society is all about trying to get what we think we want — just for ourselves. That often creates logjams, and stuck energy.

wnlight
22nd February 2017, 17:51
Yes, deadlines are the best way to kill manifestation. I know
this from past experience. Also, I agree not to over specify.
Sometimes that is difficult for me to control with my
engineering background.

WhiteLove
22nd February 2017, 17:53
Very interesting discussion Bill. These days I tend to think that we are constantly travelling in time and space and what comes our way is the stuff that crosses a certain point in time and space from all directions, from moment to moment. The travelling and what determines the type of travel, where when, is in our unique being in each moment. So the difference between say doing what you want as oppose to doing what you don't want is a difference in feeling/being and this in turn causes a travel to very different locations in time and space. When you do stuff that impacts on the inner being, you are constantly drifting towards a corresponding time space location and hence you are impacting on your ability to predict the future. If you already have decided to do something in the future and commit to it, your inner being is already sensing some of the outcome of that and hence you are already travelling to a more unexpected location in time and space without yet having done anything. This is where portals cone in, because the decision about doing something in the future and then doing it (it will be at a certain time and space) this has now become a portal you are travelling towards and hence this in turn means you are as a result not travelling through a set of other portals. This in turn must to some degree impact on what is going to happen.

So this then seems to indicate that the simple thing of being relaxed in your own being as yourself no matter what and explore creation this way, might be a process of travelling home to where you truly want to be. Various other types of results might be pure impossibilities in this mode although the mind tries to lock you into particular expectations about what can happen around the corner.

Being combined with doing takes you through certain portals in time and space.

All of this could be false, I am mostly just playing with this idea as a possibility.

AutumnW
22nd February 2017, 19:48
Beautiful. Thank you, Bill.

I have the general feeling that life is (sort of) unfolding in the way the Greater Dreamer lets it lucidly unfold. But, still, I want to be able to help others as much as I can and to help myself by understanding myself more. I find that trying to understand myself by focussing on myself, too much, doesn't get me very far and is fraught with illusions. It is better to observe others and try to feel what they are feeling that self perception is enhanced.

I have been able to manifest extraordinary mutual understanding by asking my guides to help facilitate this experience. What may come easy for others required some kind of supernatural miracle for me! ;)

kirolak
22nd February 2017, 20:14
Thanks so much, Bill!:flower: These are invaluable techniques!

I have always used mantras to "manifest", & always with the proviso that no Being should come to any harm (& the expressed wish that I not be used as a vehicle for the heavy Karma of any other Being) but I shall put your advice into practice.

BTW does anyone know of a way to manifest rain in drought stricken areas? I am not having any success!

And PS: Would you be willing to share the details of your manifesting experiences, Bill? (No pressure! :silent: )

betoobig
22nd February 2017, 20:17
Thanks botton not enough, right on time. I do love Abraham Hicks take on this. Going to try right away...
BTW Bill, i miss your news letters!
Big hug

betoobig
22nd February 2017, 20:30
@Kirolak: One man was studing prayers trhough out the world and he highlighted an Indian Elder who wanted to pray for rain, the elder told him he was going to do the prayer, so the man stood there silently with note book and pencil, holding on to the moment, then the elder turned back and said "let´s eat something i am hungry, The man astouningly asked "What did you do" The Indian answered " i imagined myself happyly jumping on the puddles" within 3 days rain came.
I guess that you´ll need to add "for the wellbeing of all" and if it is posible more people do it at the same time it will be stronger/faster

Cardillac
22nd February 2017, 20:35
I figure what it boils down to is one's perception of personal happiness;

if my read sources are correct John Lennon's grade school class was given the assignment to write down what they wanted to be when they grew up-

John Lennon wrote: "happy"

his teacher told him "you didn't understand the nature of the question";

Lennon answered: "you don't understand the nature of life"-

Larry

betoobig
22nd February 2017, 20:41
I like to know if there is problem with sharing this widely. Thank you

DebJoy
22nd February 2017, 20:45
I have been hoping for a thread about this, so perhaps it is working for me a little! Thanks Bill! 🙂

I also now better understand why it hasn't been working - I have been totally bombarded with bad stuff - it is like trying to swim in mud - finding a good thought in my mind or even if I try to meditate, there is so much trouble around me that that is all I can think of!! It is very very hard to find a positive in here - any suggestions for when a person is in this position?

Sometimes when I think it's all negative, as you're describing, it helps to ask what the blessing in it is. And then really listen and be grateful. We're given the pain so we pull our hand away from the hot stove; we're given the fear so we don't inadvertently go stepping off the cliff; we're given the discomfort of a crappy job so we're compelled to look for another one.

Also, do look for the positive in something - even if it is as simple as a flower, or a chocolate chip cookie or ice cream cone. And then be hugely, even overly grateful for that. Some people write down 5 "grateful for's" every morning. It shifts the energy nicely.

TargeT
22nd February 2017, 20:45
BTW does anyone know of a way to manifest rain in drought stricken areas? I am not having any success!


So we, humans, are really just a collection of trillions of cells working together to a common goal, not really a single "entity" persay, more of a "collective".

I view the planet as probably something similar (fractal nature of reality and all...).

So forcing the planet to do something it doesn't want to do (or attempting to force, rather) doesn't seem like it lines up.

I'm pretty limited on my "REQUESTS TO THE COSMOS" (haha) and have found that the more SELFISH I am, the better it works; the less "resistance" my request has the more successful; I try to make my requests align with the momentum of my life.. I feel it's easier for the over all "pattern" to accept those types of changes.


Now, I think "selfish" as a term has a bad connotation, so I'll expand a bit: by selfish i mean focused on the self at no expense to others (or as limited as possible). I've had a few significant moments happen, but normally only when it's focused on me or my family (an extension of me) and something that aligns with my life already, not something drastically different (trying to manifest a job in a field I'm already qualified in at a location that is desirable vs trying to become the POTUS of the USA with no alignment to my life's current path).

So, yeah, I think we don't understand this here planet and we shouldn't try to tell her what to do & I never thought this worked on "a large scale" or when it effected many other people (violation of free will, lots of slippery slopes there).

Though I value acceptance over resistance, mostly because I'm starting to understand how little I understand. (maybe that drought is needed?)

DebJoy
22nd February 2017, 21:00
Thanks Bill, for a beautiful post. Some wonderful reminders and great tips.

For me, the feeling and emotion around what we choose to manifest is SO key. Plus having that single-focus too. Sometimes, I find myself "imagining" my desired outcome for a few minutes, and then I realize that my thoughts during the rest of the day were the opposite - guess what played out?

I have found it helpful to make sure my desires and my actions are congruent (aiming for the same thing), and to be willing to do the work, to do my part. When I was searching for the "love of my life", I wrote down and imagined all the wonderful qualities he would have, then I looked to myself to see if I was the type of person that would attract those qualities to me (and made some changes), and then I proceeded to meet and greet many, many people! I had decided ahead of time, that whatever it would take, I would do it - and that I would enjoy the process - turned out it was great fun to meet many guys, find out "what made them tick", even though none of them were "The One". And I kept going, and ENJOYING the process, and keeping that all-important feeling of what it would be like to LOVE being with "The One."

And I found HIM. :inlove: I told my husband later, that he had been 1 in a 1,000. He said, "Don't you mean, 1 in a million?" And I replied, "No, literally, you were 1 in a 1,000 - I kept a spreadsheet :facepalm:

viking
22nd February 2017, 21:02
I like to know if there is problem with sharing this widely. Thank you

Everyone needs to know how our minds create...and how our minds have created...thus manifested.

We are all co-creators. Alchemy is a powerful tool to suppress or expand our potential.

I am sure Bill won't mind anyone spreading this far and wide.

Thanks again Bill.

Viking

CD7
22nd February 2017, 21:16
Practicing Art trains the consciousness in this way, how to visualize what you are about to create is key before its brought into 3d..I would be almost certain this is at the Crux of no real artistic/creation being at the forefront of education..as a matter of fact its been stamped out quite frankly..

Poor starving artists...this is what you get! <-------sarcasm

To me, Potency with ones heart is a key component in manifestation as well, I suppose that goes with the feeling part Bill mentioned..but the emotion must be genuine -real in passion

sanma
22nd February 2017, 22:57
I have been totally bombarded with bad stuff - it is like trying to swim in mud - finding a good thought in my mind or even if I try to meditate, there is so much trouble around me that that is all I can think of!! It is very very hard to find a positive in here - any suggestions for when a person is in this position?

I've been told that it's much easier to manifest MORE of something you already have (like getting a car to highway speed is easier if it's already in first gear rather than trying to start from a dead stop) and that anything you might want already exists in some form in your life, if your understanding of "exists" is flexible enough, including memories and fiction and even inanimate objects.

It's worth the effort to search for how the desired thing is already present also because that is practice in recognizing it; sometimes that's even the whole problem, that one has somehow not been open to recognising/receiving what's desired even though it's all around.

One success I had (which might be classed as "personal development" more than manifestation but I don't think there is a firm line between them) was when I realized how unhappy it made me to fret and worry about the very real problems I was in the midst of. I couldn't find the quality that I wanted within myself (that was the problem!) but I could identify it as being personified by one or more characters (don't remember exactly) played by Cary Grant in his comedy movies. Just focusing as vividly as possible on the memory of this fictional person, his enthusiastic approach to life and the casual humor with which he reacted to the desperate dangerous situations in which he found himself, that was enough to bring MORE of that insouciance into my life and now miraculously it IS part of my own attitude, so much so that people sometimes comment on it.

I'm not suggesting that cary grant is what YOU need, just that you identify exactly what you need *emotionally* and how you already have at least some tiny bit of that particular experience (the smile of the man who sells your newspaper?, the serenity of your teapot?, the joy of a game you loved to play in childhood?) and THEN ask for more.

Also for very practical "how to" I've appreciated the books of Esther Hicks who is much more low-key than the uber-hype of the current generation of manifestation "experts". I think it's her first book Ask and It Is Given
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1401904599
that has a whole chapter at the end with what she calls processes, ie methods or exercises one of which will be well suited to your particular situation. Which reminds me that one concept she discusses is what she calls the emotional scale, with hopelessness at the bottom and joy at the top and anger, frustration, contentment etc on intermediate steps between. An analogy I found especially useful is that it's very hard to get up the whole staircase in a single jump directly from hopelessness to joy, or to even imagine doing so, but usually it's not hard to go up one or two steps at a time eg from hopelessness to anger or from contentment to joy, so it's most efficient to work on going to the next step upward from where you are now.

Hicks also stresses the effectiveness of appreciation is maintaining a vibration conducive to manifestation. The appreciation need not be related to what you want to manifest. No matter how bad things are you can find SOMETHING to appreciate.

Omi
22nd February 2017, 23:21
Yep...Germaine would be proud of you Bill.... [St Germaine...the master of Alchemy]

I'm trying hard to visualize you eating your hat...but still nothing. ;-]

Viking

You might've astrally heard me practicing today for an upcoming performance of the music by St. Germain. Thanks for tuning in, very nice to feel your presence. :)

Maybe I'll try visualizing Bill munching on his hat too, and see what happens. Who knows, maybe it'll manifest in a surprising way..!


Thank you so much for this thread, Bill. It's so beautifully written about manifesting what one's soul wishes to have. I whole-heartedly agree about the angels helping us, from my own experience of literally being saved my life.



You do a TWIN visualization
Sometimes I wonder how I would feel if I were to choose a similar path that my identical twin sister has chosen for her life's path. I get the impression from her that she thinks the same, and subconsciously implies her thoughts onto her daughter. Our mother seems to notice this and finds it intriguing to see how things manifest for us in the long run.

Lots of thoughts on how to manifest.
I wish everyone good manifestations through love, peace and kindness.

Blessings♡

cloud9
22nd February 2017, 23:55
This is the best moment to remind everyone about NEVILLE and his teachings... to make this short I'll describe an example similar to one from his books:

Let's say you want to buy a bigger house with a specific list of requirements (including price) so every night before falling sleep you would visualize the house you want -it doesn't have to be a very detailed image nor going through every single requirement as this is already in your mind-consciousness. You would imagine just ONE SINGLE scene such as you standing on the living room and let's say your spouse coming out of the kitchen as s/he says: How do you like your knew house? And you say: I love it, it's absolutely perfect, just as I imagined it! You could just stop at "I love it, it's perfect!.

The idea is to imagine JUST the end of your wish fulfilled in the shortest way that includes some kind of action or situation that you would have when your wish has already come true.

Another example: you want a promotion on your job so you visualize that a co-worker meets you in the corridor and he says: Congratulations! You deserve it! And you say: Thank you, I'm delighted... or something like that.

According to Neville there's no need to visualize details which is something difficult to do, just go to the end and imagine something you would do or say AFTER your desire has been fulfilled.

A way to get the feeling you need to manifest which is one of gratitude or satisfaction, go to your mind memory bank and remember a moment in your life where you have felt this kind of feeling... if you have children, think of the moment you saw them for the very first time... the love... the gratitude... and remember the scene before you start your visualization, pay attention to the energy in your chest and heart, feel it, remember it, you can remember the feeling and then apply it to the scene you have created in your imagination.

Another examples of feelings you can bring forth could be when your child has made you really proud and your are bursting in your chest... when you have been in love... your wedding day looking at your wife or husband... feel the feeling again and again until you can feel it almost at command... it's there... you have felt it before, we all have... right after you play the scene in your mind, feel the feeling of gratitude and say thank you until you fall asleep or replay the scene as many times as you want. You can have some kind of reminder close to you (like a picture) that helps to bring the feeling to your chest several times a day... you'll feel happily pregnant with something... just don't tell nobody, it's your secret.

It's always important to have another person on the scene you have created as the other person is there to corroborate and confirm that the thing you wish has already happened.

I hope this explanation is clear enough... if it's not, please ask... or start listening or reading NEVILLE right away, there's plenty of it on the internet.

cloud9
23rd February 2017, 00:03
Neville's Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T33C0YAdF3U

I forgot to mention something really important: You need to see the scene you're visualizing FROM your eyes, NOT as if you are looking at yourself or the other person from a distance, not like a movie... it has to be from your eyes as you see the world around you...

Bubu
23rd February 2017, 00:22
hi Bill, most of what you wrote is true but to me biggest part of it is inspiration. So the question that I am trying to solve is; why do we lose inspiration as we grow older?:) you see all those techniques you mentioned and more that you havent will come about automatically when there is inspiration. The bigger the inspiration the bigger things you can achieve. so may I suggest to find something that inspire you and not just manifest on just anything you meet down the road.

Bill Ryan
23rd February 2017, 00:47
why do we lose inspiration as we grow older?

Well, not everyone does! But when that happens, and it's not through our bodies starting to wear out, it's because of the accumulated weight of unfinished business in our lives.

Unfinished business weighs us down like lead boots when we're trying to swim.

Here are the kinds of things that adds to the load...

Failed projects
Failed relationships
Disappointments
Failed personal goals
Losses
Mistakes made but not rectified
Hurts to and from others

These tend to accumulate as the years pass, of course. Children don't usually have all that stuff. Many adults, by the time they're middle aged, have a ton of it.

Energy isn't entirely to do with age — at all. It's what we DO with our lives that makes the difference.

The opposite set of things invigorates, energizes and empowers us...


Success
Wonderful friends and relationships
Hurts healed, both ways
Accomplishment, pride, achievement, a sense of purpose.......

Rachel
23rd February 2017, 01:39
Deleted post, I didn't like it anymore, was feeling depressed and defeated.

:waving:

Justplain
23rd February 2017, 02:25
Here's a humorous story about manifesting not quite right from the spring of 2015.

I can't remember the exact date, but i had been trying positive thinking (for material gain) as outlined in the book ‘the secret’. I had been wishing for a million dollars, to help feather our nest for retirement.

I use a cellphone banking app, so that morning i was looking at our investment accounts when i suddenly noticed an entry for two million dollars. I was agast until i quickly noticed that a mortgage we had lent ourselves out of my retirement savings investments account, where it showed as a mortgage asset, had been mistakenly listed with the decimal point two columns to the right of where it should have been. We had recently moved and the old mortgage asset had been discharged, and the new mortgage asset had been booked incorrectly.

I had a good laugh with the service rep at the investment broker when i jokingly asked them if i could sell the mortgage at its current face value. They corrected the misplaced decimal so the mortgage asset now appeared as 20k.

I had a good laugh with my wife that the spirit guides had had fun poking humor at my wishful thinking to become rich, sending the message not to use our divine abilities for extravagant, unneeded material gain. Thanks for the humorous lesson!

Bubu
23rd February 2017, 02:38
why do we lose inspiration as we grow older?

Well, not everyone does! But when that happens, and it's not through our bodies starting to wear out, it's because of the accumulated weight of unfinished business in our lives.

Unfinished business weighs us down like lead boots when we're trying to swim.

Here are the kinds of things that adds to the load...

Failed projects
Failed relationships
Disappointments
Failed personal goals
Losses
Mistakes made but not rectified
Hurts to and from others

These tend to accumulate as the years pass, of course. Children don't usually have all that stuff. Many adults, by the time they're middle aged, have a ton of it.

Energy isn't entirely to do with age — at all. It's what we DO with our lives that makes the difference.

The opposite set of things invigorates, energizes and empowers us...


Success
Wonderful friends and relationships
Hurts healed, both ways
Accomplishment, pride, achievement, a sense of purpose.......


thats an interesting perspective i havent look into. thanks a lot

Justplain
23rd February 2017, 03:05
Hi Innocent Warrior, i believe forgiveness is a very effective way to initiate healing of deep wounds. It may be difficult to do, but it is one of Jesus's teachings that has survived the test of time.

Bubu
23rd February 2017, 03:14
Bill, what if the hurt won't heal? What if I've been consistently betrayed throughout my life and it's got too heavy, like I couldn't possibly live long enough for this hurt to heal? I have finally learned and I won't be hurt from any betrayal again but there's so much damage done. I won't go into why, my energy is depressing enough lately (sorry about that btw, I'm going to take a break from the forum though) but suffice to say I've worked with myself with this long enough now to be aware of the gravity of this pain. Can I counteract it with success? My only success is stuff that has no application in the world, so I'm going back to uni, completely changing my job, so I can at least feel useful. Would that sort of thing work?

i know this is an unsolicited advice but nevertheless i will try to help. right now we are on similar situation not that i am terribly down but because i am on the process of making adjustments. As i have mentioned inspiration is the key ingredient to a pleasant experience. aside from what Bill suggested i am looking into; love. being in love with someone or something. loving what i do certainly brings about inspiration. if this is true then we come full circle to the ever simple advice "find something you love" or maybe "if this is your last day what would you do? :bearhug:

kirolak
23rd February 2017, 05:40
@Kirolak: One man was studing prayers trhough out the world and he highlighted an Indian Elder who wanted to pray for rain, the elder told him he was going to do the prayer, so the man stood there silently with note book and pencil, holding on to the moment, then the elder turned back and said "let´s eat something i am hungry, The man astouningly asked "What did you do" The Indian answered " i imagined myself happyly jumping on the puddles" within 3 days rain came.
I guess that you´ll need to add "for the wellbeing of all" and if it is posible more people do it at the same time it will be stronger/faster

Thank you, Betoobig. . . :flower: yes, I do actually add the well-being of all the plants, animals & others who are suffering from lack of water.

viking
23rd February 2017, 07:26
Just a thought...try listening to Rakoczy march by liszt whilst meditating...if it's too heavy try the Waltz's by Straus...

Viking

meat suit
23rd February 2017, 08:31
within the 'user programable' parameters of the 'reality' ...
we all manifest at all times, most people are not aware that they are doing it...
if you are in a negative space you will manifest failiure, shortage and suffering.... 'its all going wrong' manifests come about as well as positeve ones...
be careful what you wish for...

ElfeMya
23rd February 2017, 09:27
BTW does anyone know of a way to manifest rain in drought stricken areas? I am not having any success!



I could help with that, I am usually very lucky with weather. :blushing:

Napping
23rd February 2017, 10:04
why do we lose inspiration as we grow older?

Well, not everyone does! But when that happens, and it's not through our bodies starting to wear out, it's because of the accumulated weight of unfinished business in our lives.

Unfinished business weighs us down like lead boots when we're trying to swim.

Here are the kinds of things that adds to the load...

Failed projects
Failed relationships
Disappointments
Failed personal goals
Losses
Mistakes made but not rectified
Hurts to and from others

These tend to accumulate as the years pass, of course. Children don't usually have all that stuff. Many adults, by the time they're middle aged, have a ton of it.

Energy isn't entirely to do with age — at all. It's what we DO with our lives that makes the difference.

The opposite set of things invigorates, energizes and empowers us...


Success
Wonderful friends and relationships
Hurts healed, both ways
Accomplishment, pride, achievement, a sense of purpose.......


Completely agree with this post.

I think this is partly why my fortunes, or I should say my attitude/work ethic/focus/optimism/creativity/playfulness have been reborn since the birth of my children. They have such a natural vitality and appreciation of life that just being in their presence every day has made me remember what it was like to truly believe I could be something great. The accumulated failures and let downs, mostly from my own choices i.e. taking the easy road, no longer feel like they weigh me down.....I see them and feel them, but don't own them anymore.....instead of perceiving them as a weight, I'm alchemically converting them as a fuel.

The long and short of it is, thanks to my children, I've got my groove back and I'm working HARD....and loving it. One of the things Bill didn't mention is the good old saying that the harder you work the luckier you get. Most people who find true success (money, self fulfilment etc) are willing to exert effort that others aren't. This requires discipline, perseverance and and unfettered belief that through perseverance and consistency the desired destination is not only possible, its inevitable.


but....

it all comes back for me, to shaking off the accumulated weight of unfinished business in our lives

For me the catalyst was my kids....for others it might be a guru.....for others again, it might be the concentrated gaze at a flower in the garden.

Life is beautiful.....

7alon
23rd February 2017, 11:56
Interesting thread. Thanks Bill :) Looks like I'm on the right track to doing something I wasn't trying to do! (sort of) I just try to be the best person I can be, and I guess that leads you to doing all of the above. Lots of mistakes along the road, but that is what makes it special.

Rachel
23rd February 2017, 16:39
:bearhug: Thanks Bubu and Justplain (and to you again, Bill).

Thanks for the great advice you guys. :thumbsup: I have forgiven and I have a lot of love, which I appreciate very much, even though I can be terrible at showing it at times.

Justplain - Jesus is boss. He's my favourite. :) :bearhug:

Sorry to post off topic, Bill, I feel like I'm leaving people hanging when I don't reply to lovely posts like that.

:focus:

Bayareamom
23rd February 2017, 20:00
I love, love this comment: ..."Not being too prescriptive. This is a metaphor (really! ), but you'll get the point: just tell God what you really want, but don't be so dumb as to tell him how to deliver it all." :highfive:

This is SO true. Definitely determine what you want, WHY you want it, and if it's truly in your best interest (that always helps). BUT, do not ever expect that this will manifest in the manner in which you might expect. In other words, HAVE NO EXPECTATIONS. Delivery will always commence, but you may not know when this delivery will occur. It will normally happen when you least expect it and not in a manner in which you thought it would occur. But having said all of that, I tend to believe that everything we will ever need occurs w/o often asking for it! Nothing happens via coincidence. Nothing happens w/o a reason. We are, in effect, our own manifestations.

My own .02.

Brill post, Bill. Absolutely lovely.

amor
24th February 2017, 04:01
Lovely topic. Somehow, we all subconsciously know the truth. About calling for rain in places like East Africa where people are starving and need water, be happy like the old wise Indian and feel waves of gentle rain on your face, on the fields, on the plants, all happy for the rain. Smell the moist earth and SEE the lush growth resulting and NOT the drought which you wish to go away.

As Bill pointed out, and as one of the ten commandments says, "Do not covet they neighbor's goods." Do only that which will bring happiness to ALL and the Computer will not resist you. Also, to get out of the sticky mud of life, do GOOD on the way and let others do GOOD for you as well. In that way we all get to learn that helping each other FEELS GOOD.

betoobig
24th February 2017, 11:23
the two hands technic Works fast with parking places... did 6 times allready and if i do too soon i find the place too soon too, meaning not in the place i needed, pretty close though...practice, practice and a Little more practice...
This is the best gift ever, thanks.
Much love

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having fun...:handshake:

halcyon026
24th February 2017, 16:42
Great topic. I'd like to give a slightly different take, something it seems even seasoned LoA followers miss.

People tend to say you should practice telling God/Universe what you want. My take is a bit different.

My take is that the Universe/God/Source responds to you with "YES! I'll give you a mirror in your reality to prove it's true because you're the creator."

So if I say I want money. The Universe says "Yes you do WANT money (you don't HAVE money), here's a reality where you keep wanting money. Here's a reality of wanting, of lacking cause that matches your state of Being.'

See, wanting is by default a state of Lacking. And so the Universe creates a reality that matches you wanting, you lacking.

Maybe this will help

"Everything has a vibration. When you embody the energy of wanting, the vehicle of your being takes a particular shape. The shape of wanting. And in the shape of wanting, nothing can be truly received. Love cannot fit into this shape, prosperity cannot fit into this shape, peace cannot fit into this shape.

To truly receive, you must be formless. You must be open to the energy you are calling in, and then be able to receive and hold it. To be one with it. Only when you are one with “something” are you truly receiving it, only then are you truly intimate with it and only then can you truly know it, truly feel it. Only then can you dance with this energy, be moved by this energy, and only then can the chemistry of you plus this energy be revealed.

If you are wanting another person, there is no space for the other to meet you. There is only a tense vehicle of anxiety through which the stream of truth and fulfillment cannot flow. If you are wanting to feel different than you feel, there is no acceptance. And when there is no acceptance, there is only resistance and therefore, no possibility of transformation. There is no intimacy with the moment, no journey to unwrap the gifts." - Ram Dass


My take is that the LoA responds to what your state of Being is, and if you're in a state of 'I don't have XYZ and I want it' the Universe will keep giving you a reality where you don't have it and lack it. So, the key to the LoA is more about practicing the state of Being as if it's already happened. I am already in abundance, regardless of what the external 3D says, I have peace and safety and I practice the state of peace, of being safe already and then money follows to create a physical reality where I am at peace and safe in my home. The home comes along because I am at peace, not because I practice begging God to give me something I want...

I don't practice 'I want a parking spot', I practice 'I have the parking spot already, this is easy' & I focus on the feeling of how easy it is, how I am already pulling into the parking spot. I don't want something that is already true for me, I'm not busy vibrating at I WANT, I'm vibrating at I HAVE.


Until we decide we aren't lacking and aren't wanting and simply ARE BEING a state that vibrates as if it's already true, we will keep getting feedback that proves we do lack and we do want.

I want money, 'Yes you do want money'
vs.
I AM at peace, 'Yes you do have peace' and part of my peace is finacial stability. Money follows my state of 'it's already true', money stays away when I practice 'I want'

We should always be practicing the highest state we can... is it really money you want or is it the peace and safety and life style money allows in this 3D that you want? You want money cause you want peace, so you practice I AM AT PEACE, and the Universe will have to answer, YES YOU ARE, here's proof.

When we practice believing 'I'm poor' The Universe replies with YES YOU ARE, Here's proof. And that's the feedback you'll keep getting.

My practice is either 'I AM' or focusing on the feeling of Gratitude.

betoobig
24th February 2017, 17:38
Bill said:
"To manifest things for oneself, to be the creator of one's own universe — at least to some small extent! — is something that many in alternative culture talk about, and seek to do. "

I have been thinking, why dont we try manifesting collectively. It would be interesting experiment if we can agree in something to manifest, for example rain where Kirolak wanted to rain. This will be taking manifesting to a whole new level, to our real level as cocreators. To manifest a nice Avalonian gadering will be so much fun and desired by many. I will love to really try, i dont know how many of us are needed but i guess as many as posible will make this experience much stronger, or trying to manifest bigger stuff.
I´ll love to hear your thoughts about it.
Who´s up for it?
Much love

viking
24th February 2017, 19:38
Bill said:
"To manifest things for oneself, to be the creator of one's own universe — at least to some small extent! — is something that many in alternative culture talk about, and seek to do. "

I have been thinking, why dont we try manifesting collectively. It would be interesting experiment if we can agree in something to manifest, for example rain where Kirolak wanted to rain. This will be taking manifesting to a whole new level, to our real level as cocreators. To manifest a nice Avalonian gadering will be so much fun and desired by many. I will love to really try, i dont know how many of us are needed but i guess as many as posible will make this experience much stronger, or trying to manifest bigger stuff.
I´ll love to hear your thoughts about it.
Who´s up for it?
Much love

You need to be very precise with this...we would all need to talk about a particular image that we could visualize with as much clarity as possible around the same time...joint visualization is possible but we all need to be singing the same tune.

Great idea but how many folk could we get to partake.

Viking

amor
24th February 2017, 20:23
I wrote a response to this last night but for some reason it has been removed or never included. So here goes it again. If you pray for rain for places suffering starvation and drought, visualize the places with lush vegetation, flowing rivers, fruiting trees and crops, happy people in waves of gentle rains. Do not continue to visualize an arid place or that is what you will get.

When you do good for others and others do good for you, each is giving the other an opportunity to experience the feelings of pleasure and usefulness that this creates. The giver and receiver may be different people.

Bill Ryan
24th February 2017, 20:30
I wrote a response to this last night but for some reason it has been removed or never included.

Did you mean this one? (Post #43 (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?96226-How-to-manifest--and-the-mistakes-that-many-people-make-&p=1136588&viewfull=1#post1136588), just above ^^)


Lovely topic. Somehow, we all subconsciously know the truth. About calling for rain in places like East Africa where people are starving and need water, be happy like the old wise Indian and feel waves of gentle rain on your face, on the fields, on the plants, all happy for the rain. Smell the moist earth and SEE the lush growth resulting and NOT the drought which you wish to go away.

As Bill pointed out, and as one of the ten commandments says, "Do not covet they neighbor's goods." Do only that which will bring happiness to ALL and the Computer will not resist you. Also, to get out of the sticky mud of life, do GOOD on the way and let others do GOOD for you as well. In that way we all get to learn that helping each other FEELS GOOD.

meat suit
24th February 2017, 21:25
there is a manifestation manual written in 1912 called 'the master key system' pretty cool for the time..
you can download the free pdf in many places, here for example
https://www.goodreads.com/ebooks/download/71316.The_Master_Key_System

from
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_Key_System
The book describes many New Thought beliefs such as the law of attraction,[2] creative visualization and man's unity with God, and teaches the importance of truth, harmonious thinking and the ability to concentrate.[3][4] Each of the 24 chapters contains an introduction, followed by a sequentially numbered section which includes an exercise towards the end, followed by a section with questions and answers. At the beginning of the book is a Psychological Chart which readers are encouraged to complete, providing a self-evaluation of their creative power, time efficiency, health, mental ability and capacity to concentrate.[5] The book ends with a glossary and general question-and-answers section.

betoobig
24th February 2017, 22:09
Bill said:
"To manifest things for oneself, to be the creator of one's own universe — at least to some small extent! — is something that many in alternative culture talk about, and seek to do. "

I have been thinking, why dont we try manifesting collectively. It would be interesting experiment if we can agree in something to manifest, for example rain where Kirolak wanted to rain. This will be taking manifesting to a whole new level, to our real level as cocreators. To manifest a nice Avalonian gadering will be so much fun and desired by many. I will love to really try, i dont know how many of us are needed but i guess as many as posible will make this experience much stronger, or trying to manifest bigger stuff.
I´ll love to hear your thoughts about it.
Who´s up for it?
Much love

You need to be very precise with this...we would all need to talk about a particular image that we could visualize with as much clarity as possible around the same time...joint visualization is possible but we all need to be singing the same tune.

Great idea but how many folk could we get to partake.

Viking

Not really sure how it should be, but we could start with one concrete area ( for the rain to manifest) and a concrete time to start doing it all at once first and then each individual keep visualizing untill whenever it happens (so we need someone to monotirize the area). Well, so far is you , me and i guess we could count on Kirolak. SO three so far...anyone else???
Thanks ViKing much love

Mike
24th February 2019, 16:33
bump bump:thumbsup:

Denise/Dizi
24th February 2019, 23:27
Love it...

AutumnW
27th February 2019, 22:27
Happy I found this thread and agree whole heartedly with you, Bill!

it seems to me that the more in tune and altruistic I am to others, the more I seem to be aligned with the ultimate purpose and meaning of life. Life then begins to take on a slightly more dream like quality where events seem a little more malleable and things are just a little fuzzier--in a good way.

conk
28th February 2019, 17:25
In Gregg Braden's book The Lost Mode of Prayer, he relates his meeting with an old medicine man brought in to make it rain. Gregg asked him, "so, when you pray for rain what exactly do you say or think"? The medicine man responded, " I do not pray for rain, I pray rain". He meant that in prayer he gave thanks for the rain as if it had already fallen and felt how it was to be in the rain. How it felt in his heart. We could recite passages from scores of books that underscore this concept. We must resonate with our desires as if they were already manifest and as Bill said earlier, FEEL in your heart what that feels like.

In the middle of reading a good book by Dr. Kinslow, a chiropractor who teaches patients to strive for a Ufeeling (his word). In that state of Grace and gratitude we may experience healing.