I was searching around inward quest when I found a post on persistent prayer and how it works. I was wondering if this could work in the same way persistent focus and action towards a goal then surrendering it to the Universe to handle with a quik release works in the same way.
To me persistent focus/action on an outcome is another form of alignment. What most people forget is the missing piece (the surrender/release) after you've put all that energy into it.
There are much easier ways to get aligned than what I've mentioned but this method to me would resonate more with people who don't have as much experience with letting go and who just started there spiritual journey.
I would imagine that this approach of persistence and release are powerful because your physical action towards the goal is getting in alignment with what you want followed by a quik release and giving it to the universe to handle from a place of surrender.
This is kind of like the story with the rubber band being stretched to it's limit and then snapping back in to place after letting it go.
Yes, this would work.
But now let's remove the words in bold and look at your statement again...
This would work just as well and you've just saved yourself some pain and effort :)
Depending on your emotional attitude during the persistence phase, you can also classify it as Step 3 also. This is what Bashar's Find Your Highest Excitement approach is about but here you are taking action purely for alignment reasons, not to make anything physical happen.
Both focus and allowing are required for the manifesting process but the focus part happens automatically in the moment you decide you want something - so it's optional.
In the end, it comes down to your belief system. If you have ingrained beliefs that say persistent focus/action (let's call it "hard work") is necessary before you can allow yourself to have your desire then you'll have to do the "hard work".
There's nothing wrong with that approach. But, for me, personally, I find it easier to turn it all around and dispense with the "hard work" belief instead :)
There is a lot to be said for persistence. If you have a boulder, and desire to move it to the top of a hill, you must carry the boulder up, or try to slide it, or roll it up. Each foot up the hill, you create more and more of what is called in physics potential energy.
Ants are terribly into persistence, of course! Ever try to have a picnic on the ground? They are known to carry huge loads much bigger then themselves all the time. Of course, they are hard-wired to push on. We have a choice, because we think. But, plugging away at a task- being consistent as well as persistent, can really pay off, for you will be creating a sort of spiritual potential energy.
Now, it is important to set goals, and to try hard to achieve them. Have you ever looked into a day planner system? These systems are hugely into goal-setting. Again, breaking a task into small and achievable steps almost guarantees the achievement. But do not forget that spiritual potential energy. For we are about to release it.
Once we reach the top of the hill with our boulder, we stop for a breath. We have achieved our goal. Now what? The boulder is poised for action.
One little nudge, and the rock will fall, and all that potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. The same with the goal you set. When all the steps are completed, you now convert the potential to kinetic, and...let 'er rip! With our spiritual potential energy, the results are greater than if we just sat still. I believe in persistence. But I do not believe in obsession. Obsession never lets go of the outcome; the outcome never arrives for the obsessed.
Our goal manifests because we were persistent in our discipline. We moved the rock. and pushed the rock. Then, we let go. Simple? I think so. Easy? Never!
Blessings to all,
Of course it would work - and that's exactly how you get most things in your life. Why is this even a question?
If you are learning to drive would you not do exactly that? You'd practise persistently as much as you can, then let go of the desire of result at the time of the test (because otherwise you may get yourself stressed) - and voila, you have passed. Or you haven't - but it doesn't matter anyway, because you are just going to repeat the same process.
If you want to learn German, would you not practise every day in any way you can, and wouldn't you get better and better in the proccess?
Where you can take meaningful action - you must take them. That's why you were given the brain - to decide what action to take and how and when. I challenge you to learn driving without ever practising driving, and to become fluent in German without ever practising a word of German. Yes, someone at a ultra-high level of consciousness may be able to bend those rules - but I am prepared to bet a very large amount of money that it's not going to be you.
If you are prepared to spend a few reincarnations to get to a stage where you can master everything without doing any actual work, then absolutely, go ahead.
For example you may finally learn to drive using your mind alone without doing any work (in "Matrix" style) - eventually, in the year 3065, after reincarnating six times following this life. But if you want to learn driving this year or be fluent in German next year, then there are better alternatives around.
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