There are four possible ways to manifest (or not):

A. You want something to happen, and it does. (positive)

B. You want something to happen, and it does not. (negative)

C. You want something NOT to happen, and yet, it does. (Negative)

D. You want something NOT to happen, and it DOES NOT. (Positive)

What would you call (D)? I would call it "anti-manifesting", just as the opposite of matter is "anti-matter". You ARE manifesting, although you are, in this case, stopping something (hopefully bad) from occurring that would have occurred had you not moved your intent this way.

Examples of this would be:

Changing the outcome of cancer

Preventing an accident at the last second

Praying for the safety of someone who would have otherwise been killed had you not prayed (someone who was destined to die)

Seeing a child rush into traffic, sending up a flash of intent for safety, and then seeing that the child miraculously escapes unharmed...

Someone you dislike stops bothering and pestering you for no reason- except it was what you wanted...

Do you see what I mean?

Could it be said that we can ALSO "anti-manifest"??? That we can, with our thoughts, STOP the flow of NEGATIVE events...

Has anyone considered this side of Manifesting?

It does happen! Perhaps this has been discussed before, and I missed it; perhaps not. I just was wondering about this...It fits with what I saw in the Mind of God: all thought matters, and affects everything...



asked 29 Feb '12, 04:28

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edited 01 Mar '12, 08:22

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Oh I love this one! I think you can call it "anti-manifesting" if you want to. It's still manifesting, producing an obvious outcome, a perceivable materialization. The only difference is that instead of creating something, we are preventing or stopping the events in progress. It's a fantastic perception shift from the "normal" side of LOA, to this one we don't think about very often. Thank you for the shift, I shall keep it in the front of my thoughts today!

(29 Feb '12, 06:58) eclectic1

Thank you for the comment...I wish you had posted it is an answer, so you could get points. But I still appreciate the positive response. I guess that everyone is waiting for Stingray to answer this!!! LOL, Jai

(29 Feb '12, 11:26) Jaianniah

How you re-act, is what you get back.Just see perfection in everything.

(29 Feb '12, 14:20) Roy
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I guess you could think of it that way... but it's a bit pointless.

I mean, I don't want to be involved in a car crash. So far I have not been involved in one, does that mean I'm anti-manifesting the car crash? Again, you could think of it that way but I'm not sure why you would want to.

'Manifestation' is a fairly arbitrary construct in itself, everything in our life is our creation (concious or otherwise), its just we tend to give conscious creations the name 'manifestation'. In other words, you're describing the exact same thing as manifesting when you introduce the concept of anti-manifesting; You desire a certain outcome... the outcome comes. The outcome can be anything, be that something tangible or in the case you describe in your question the absence of something tangible.

delving deeper, I would personally go on to say that more than pointless... the idea is foolish! It simply doesn't make sense to me... returning to the car crash example; I wouldn't focus my attention on the absence of car crashes in my life and then celebrate the fact that I wasn't in one thereafter (until I am). I think focusing on them at all risks more of them coming into my immediate experience. It's a bit like there being two paths, one which leads to a chest full of rewards, and the other which leads to a chest full of the exact same rewards but the path is covered in barbed wire and flames... It's a pointless risk to take.

And finally, just to address something you may have had in mind when you posed the question. I think it pertains to events you think are imminent and thus would require this "anti-manifestation' idea in order to negate it happening. No events are imminent, they are your creation remember through the thoughts you hold in your mind and how you feel about them. The best way to negate something you felt was coming is to stop feeling like its coming, and think other thoughts instead. You're essentially choosing to consciously create something else... which is just what we call 'manifesting'.

So with that said, I don't see the need for the idea of anti-manifesting in our arsenal at all.


answered 29 Feb '12, 12:37

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I guess I was thinking more along the lines of preventative medicine...Not car crashes...I still think that there are things in our lives that we would like to cancer, when we have it, for example...Actually, I am just "flipping" the LOA towards prevention. Thanks for your answer.

(29 Feb '12, 12:51) Jaianniah

maybe it is more complete
knowledge to seek
understanding the
connectedness of it all

what would it be then
that wish for it to be
our self-centered desires

or you tell me
what it is we all seek


answered 29 Feb '12, 18:40

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You may want to play with manifesting, yes have fun creating. This may mean avoiding any kind of convoluted ideas. Not intentionally avoiding them just being too immersed in the play of creation. Blessings!


answered 01 Mar '12, 23:21

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