Couple of years ago I was an amateur bodybuilder. I got this stretch marks because I gained too much muscles too fast. I didn't like them of course. I even bought a massage cream or something to get rid of them. Anyway as the time went by I just kinda forgot about them. Until some time ago I realized that I still have them. They are lighter and almost gone but they are still visible. They don't bother me anymore. Actually I'm kinda proud of them cause they remind me of what I accomplished.
Anyway what I've been asking myself is why didn't I get rid of them back then? I hated them , I wanted to have normal skin and most importantly I forgot all about them. This is what the manifesting experiment 1 is all about right? Write down the desire and forget about it.
So obviously my question is why didn't I get rid of stretch marks?
That kinda make me question the whole law of attraction thing. I mean if you forget about what's bothering you and never think about it again, then you have no resistance thus your desire should manifest right? So can anybody explain what did I do "wrong"? By the way I didn't know anything about the law of attraction back then. It's just now I'm wondering if maybe there are some exceptions to the law of attraction. I don't know. Thanks for the help. Mike
asked 20 Sep '13, 13:16
No, that isn't what it's about :)
Your vibration always stays where you last left it so if you leave it in a resistant place, you are going to carry on receiving vibrational matches to your resistant place...i.e. to something you don't want.
The underlying idea of Manifesting Experiment 1 is to leave your vibration in a good-feeling place and then forget about it i.e. then release it into the box.
To quote from Manifesting Experiment 1...
When you say you hated your stretch marks, does that sound like someone at peace with their desire? ...someone without much attachment to the outcome? Hate is quite a strong emotion, don't you think? Doesn't hate imply quite a strong negative attachment to a desire?
In order to apply Manifesting Experiment 1 in these situations, you would need to first clean up your current feeling about what you want so it becomes more neutral and then release the request.
If you don't do that and you just forget about your desire, you are just going to carry on manifesting vibrational matches to your hatred of your stretch marks because it's the frequency where you've left your vibrational receiver tuned.
This is the reason Manifesting Experiment 2 (Focus Blocks) exists.
To quote from Manifesting Experiment 2...
I thought I would add a few extra thoughts that might be useful to newcomers who are reading this.
The reason most people I've come across start investigating these metaphysical subjects (like Law of Attraction) is because they have a Big Issue in their lives. The Big Issue is what provides the inner impetus to step out of herd-thinking, become more independently-minded, start thinking for themselves for perhaps the first time in their lives, and begin on the path of realization that physical life is not as random and out-of-control as they have been taught to believe.
So, in that sense, the Big Issue serves a valuable purpose on the journey to self-Re-discovery.
The problem is that the same Big Issue also becomes one of the biggest stumbling blocks once that journey has been started. This is because the same Big Issue has Big Resistance about it and often feels like it has Big Urgency to it...since people rarely look into metaphysical subjects seriously until it is the absolute last resort in their lives...and quite often just before they feel ready to end their physical lives for good out of despair.
But things that someone wants that have Big Resistance and Big Urgency are incredibly tough to deliberately manifest for a newcomer.
So the irony is that the Big Issue that starts someone on this inner journey should also be the topic that they don't use to learn about it otherwise it's going to be a frustrating experience.
Start with small, inconsequential things always until you've learned how the process works - it's a lot more subtle than it first appears - and some time later when a large amount of unshakeable confidence in these ideas has been firmly established THEN tackle the Big Issue.
Changing physical attributes about yourself is very difficult because for someone who is seeking to do this, they are usually not in total love with themselves, which takes away from the pure energy required to manifest this.
It is a paradox. For example, lets say someone who was balding wanted the same thing as you and wanted to reverse their balding. For them to manifest this fully, they would have to not see anything wrong with their balding. It is because they dislike what they see in the mirror that kind of gives you an indicator that you are still not in full love with yourself.
You seeing it as a problem, or perceiving it as defect of yourself would also additionally in my opinion make you unknowingly also add expectations onto the outcome, even though you may think you "have totally forgotten about it." The fact of the matter is, is that you truly do care about the outcome because you feel you would be happier if it were to go away.
So to be able to manifest this truly can be difficult for the type of people attempting this, because the paradox of it is that you must be as accepting of how the physical feature is now just the same as if it were to be the changed better ideal version of it you want it to be.
But the funny thing is, why would you bother or possibly maybe even conceive the thought to change something so badly if you didn't care in the first place?
I think a really good experiment would be to try to manifest a physical change on something about you that you don't care about first and see how the results go. You probably will be able to first hand experience the paradox that I am talking about. In that you will see that you probably won't fully go through with it, because you just don't care.
If you can mimic this same thing in combination with the excitement you have right now for pulling off the getting rid of the stretch marks then I know your outcome in manifesting this will be far far greater. People have done this before, you can find lots of evidence if you search hard enough through the internet.
Already wonderful answers to this question, so I'll just throw in my own spin saying similar suggesting you consider the other answers before my own.
From Stingray's answer: "But things that someone wants that have Big Resistance and Big Urgency are incredibly tough to deliberately manifest for a newcomer." & "Don't ask for things you desperately need"
It is my opinion the above are appropriate and very valuable, but I feel it's important to explain WHY someone would say these things for the sake of understanding and preventing people from becoming frustrated, either thinking you're contradicting yourself / not making sense, or giving up thinking they can't manifest on subjects where they have strong emotional investment so why bother.
I figure other's explanations may differ from my own, this is my own reasoning. To explain my belief using an example, imagine a person who has a situation with a binary outcome (it is the way they want, or it isn't, no gray areas). If they're very emotionally invested, it does often sabotage their efforts but NOT because they're emotionally invested. I think their investment causes them to make simple mistakes, such as constantly telling themselves "I do not want [less desired outcome] to happen", resulting in their primary focus being on the 'wrong' outcome, and furthering this problem by fueling this undesired outcome with HUGE amounts of energy which happens to be negative. This not only causes the outcome they're focusing on more to occur, but it is fueled by a great deal of negativity resulting in an even more damaging consequences than may have been otherwise.
This is why I believe thoughts along the lines of "I could not survive if [bad event] happened" are extremely hazardous. They're not only focusing on the bad outcome, while fueling it with bad emotions, but I even believe they're also "challenging the universe", "tempting fate". It's my experience the universe seems strongly drawn to proving us wrong, proving to us we will keep on living in spite of [situation] even though we said over and over we couldn't.
While in a way it is 'good' when people are put in situations they formerly could see no way to get through and they struggle through in spite of, I try instead to believe and know I will keep on irrelevant of what I encounter, especially if my first reaction is to believe otherwise.
The idea I'm describing is my explanation for saying things like "The Verse doesn't understand 'No'", "Don't use the word don't", or "The Verse ignores any negatives like 'not' while hearing your words." Though I don't believe any of these things are true, I think using negatives is a mindset trap causing some people to fixate on the less-than-ideal without enough focus nor energy invested in the 'good'.
So when answering questions like this, I suggest to people (especially in normal/non-metaphysical life) the way you frame and phrase a question not only changes the way it will be answered, but also changes the way your mind will process and handle it. So if there's something I desperately need, I'll take extra care to keep my attention on how happy and appreciative I would be if it did happen, while avoiding any focus on how unhappy / angry I am with it now or if it played out otherwise, or how much I 'need' it or else [insert bad things here].
If my mind moves towards the latter I try to reframe it into how I am accepting of the undesired outcome, and as soon as I solidly reframe this state of mind as positively as possible I try to move back to the former as quickly as I can, forgetting the latter because I've already done all the thinking necessary on the subject so I can & should go back to happy thoughts.
answered 21 Sep '13, 08:21
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