My question is actually this one : Is expecting enough? What should we imagine - that we already possess what we desire for or we are going to get it?
I plead that the answer be a precise one as I am new to all this and the more I read, the more confusing it becomes.
Also if we are to imagine, visualize and believe that the desire is already ours then the step of Asking cannot be carried out since it is opposed to what our belief is? Please please help.
asked 26 Oct '10, 17:06
Okay, let's see if we can clear up your confusion a bit.
Here are the three basic steps of reality creation.
Nothing too difficult to understand so far, I hope? :)
Now here's where all the confusion comes from...
People get Step 1 and Step 3 mixed up!
This happens because both Step 1 and Step 2 happen automatically (and you cannot stop them happening no matter how hard you try) but you have many options about what you do about Step 3 and one of the options is to do nothing at all! ...which I'll explain below.
Metaphysically speaking, Step 1 and Step 2 are the reasons why you are living your life on this physical plane (the Universe expands because of this Step 1 to Step 2 process) but Step 3 is how You on the physical level experience joy as a by-product of living that higher life purpose.
You could say that Step 3 is what you give to yourself as a gift for being physically alive.
Let's make all this a bit more concrete since talking in abstract terms can send people to sleep. :)
Let's say I'm walking down the street and I see a red sports car. And in that moment, I feel a sudden surge within myself of "I want one of those!"
In that brief moment of wanting, Step 1 - "Asking" has happened.
Notice that you didn't have to sit down at the side of the street meditating in the lotus position for 15 minutes, or anything like that, in order to Ask. It just happened in that split-second of the desire being launched.
Step 1 is now complete - even though it seems like you did nothing at all :)
Now for Step 2...
The interesting thing about Step 2 - "The Universe responds" is that it happens in exactly the same moment as Step 1.
So the universe has created your red sports car in the moment that you wanted it.
Step 2 is now complete - even though, again, it seems like you have still done nothing at all :)
But where is the red sports car?
Well, at this stage, it exists in a vibrational reality that is out of range of the one you are currently living in.
Your work now (if you want the car in your vibrational reality as a physical thing) is to align with the vibrational reality in which that sports car is now existing.
This is what Step 3 is about - and this step is up to you
So how do you know where that vibrational reality is that you need to align with?
Well, the inner part of you is already there living in it. It moved into that reality during Step 1. Step 1 was actually the divergence of the inner part of you from the physical part of you caused by this new desire.
So all that the physical part of you now has to do is follow the signals from that inner part of you (that is living with the red sports car) until the physical part of you gets there too...and that's when the red sports car will manifest into your physical reality.
So what are these signals that the inner part of you is offering?
Well, they are called emotions.
The more positive the emotion as you focus upon the red sports car, the more the inner part of you is signalling that you are heading in the right direction towards that vibrational reality of the red sports car.
The more negative the emotion when you focus upon the red sports car, the more the inner part of you is signalling that you are heading in the wrong direction.
The strength of the emotion indicates how quickly you are moving towards or away from that vibrational reality of the sports car.
This might all sound a bit mind-bending, I know. But if you can truly understand this, you basically know everything you need to know about reality creation. :)
So let's draw some interesting (and perhaps surprising) conclusions from what has been written above...
A couple of conclusions
Can you see now that there is actually no contradiction between expecting something and imagining, visualizing and believing it?
There is no contradiction because neither activity is actually creating the thing or asking for the thing...that has already happened in Step 1 - "Asking" and Step 2 - Universe creating it...these activities that you are now doing are only Step 3 - "Allowing".
I hope that clarifies things a bit and that I haven't managed to confuse you even further :)
If anything is not clear, please feel free to ask some more questions.
If imagining,visualising and believing didnt work i would still do them. If the answer above was wrong and didnt work i would still think positive thoughts.
Why? because in life we have to think something right. Our minds cant just be switched to standby. We are a thinking and reasoning being. So why not spend your thinking time on dwelling on something decent,pure,enjoyable and positive.If it didnt get you your Fairline or Ferrari your life would still be more enjoyable and peaceful .
Were all thinking all of the time. We may as well think in the affirmative.It takes no more effort once you get into the habit of it.
And i do believe the results will come,but the enjoyment of the good thought is a manifestation in itself.
answered 27 Oct '10, 14:49
No I believe it couldn't be, this because Jesus taught that when we pray, pray as if it has already been received. I other words thank God for hearing your prayer then know in confidence it is being worked on right now and was before you even began to pray.
Visualizing and imagining are tools that help but really when you have strong faith that is all you need. It is similar to Stingray's 1st manifestation method, you release and know everything will work out God is on it right now; right now you are being drawn to it.
you can imagine visualize or believe anny thing you want. but it does not make it true. as for what you desire are you sure that it is what you need and that it is good for you? or is your desire only a temptation? know this you came here to experiance this world and you have free will and every one else also. as for what to imagine visualize believe. seek the truth with all your heart, have the patience to find the answer so that the water can be at rest so you can see the reflection with out ripple on it. and no I do not say to you to imagine water or anything. you will understand once you get there. it is just the better word to explain it.blessed are those that have not seen and yet have believed.so experiance and enjoy.
Pranay, I would say that "expecting" will only succeed in manifesting more expectation!
The key to manifestation is in understanding that everything in the physical universe is made of energy, not matter, and it's vibrating.
Our control of energy is through our emotions, ("e-motion" = energy in motion) and we are always free to choose what to focus on, what to think about and hence, what and how to feel.
For example, I recently ready about a woman who had to talk to her tax accountant. She decided to shift her perspective so when she called to make the appointment she said, "I'm really excited about our meeting!" Apparently, it went like a dream!
We tell our life stories to a stranger, or maybe to someone we are falling in love with and we can either tell them about all our misfortunes, all the relationships that have gone wrong ... or we can tell them how much we love our life and what a fun adventure we're having.
My point is, we ALWAYS have a choice about focus, thoughts and feelings. The law of attraction doesn't give you what you want, it gives you what you ARE. It's how you're being, how you show up day to day, that attracts the circumstances you find yourself in, and the patterns that repeat in our lives.
Hope that helps!
answered 17 Sep '16, 05:56
Hi, I used to try and focus on what I wanted and what I thought would make me happy. Often getting what I wanted but still wasn't happy.
Sometimes it's like a kid wishing they could have a box of matches, getting a box of matches then we all know how quickly all hell can break loose when a kid has a box of matches.
What I now focus on , imagine and visualize is that I am always contented and happy, and that I can lead a life of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. Wanting things sometimes just numbs our pain and we hope it will make us happy,
Wanting and having certain qualities makes everything else fall in to place.
The pursuit of happiness and contentedness allows things to be brought into our lives that will make us happy and contented.
I know some very unhappy rich people and some very happy poor people, when we focus on happiness and contentment, everything is always enough.
Kind regards Etienne
answered 21 Dec '16, 10:24
This is such an interesting thread - too bad I just recently discovered this group and am coming to the conversation a little late in the game..
I struggle with this concept of 1. Ask 2. It is given 3. Allow yourself to receive. To be fair, I've asked for a LOT of things in my life, some of which came very easily (small stuff) and some that took years to manifest (including a relationship I wanted which ended up fizzling out very shortly after it finally came into my life?!). And then there are all the things I'm still waiting for (have been waiting for 20+ years).
I am fully aware of the "other end of the stick" and therefore have worked on eliminating limiting beliefs. Compared to even 10 yrs ago, I have a much higher percentage of positive, empowering thoughts and beliefs vs negative, destructive ones. I have visualized, imagined, made mind movies, done affirmations, etc etc etc... and still, there are so many things I want that have not yet manifested. Currently I'm going through a "I don't care anymore" phase. I've given up (when you've been waiting 20+ years that should not come as a surprise). Ironically, I still believe that I will get everything I want, I've just given up trying to make it happen. I gave up a while ago.... and I'm still waiting. So "detachment" from the outcome isn't working (probably working in vibrational form but not seeing results in my physical reality).
So I guess this brings up new questions as to why haven't I manifested those things yet? And just so we're clear, they are normal, everyday requests: a loving, healthy relationship, enough money to live comfortably (my income is 1/10 of what is needed to live a comfortable life in the US), a home of my own.
So how does one explain this kind of "delay" despite doing (or not doing) all the right things? I'm in my late 50s so it's not like I'm some young, impatient wannabe. I'm overdue.
Anyone have thoughts on this?
answered 14 Mar, 15:19
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