Hi All,

After I have asked for something, is the feeling of expectation for it and the belief that it is going to come to me, sufficient for the desire to manifest? Or is it that I should dominantly be in a feeling of having received it already?

When I am in the Vortex, sometimes I feel that I have it already and sometimes that it is surely coming to me and hence I do not need to worry at all.

Hence which is a more appropriate way to feel for the manifestation to occur?

Also, does a vibration of expectation mean that I still don't have it yet? Also should we not be excited about expecting what is coming to us soon? How should we balance the feeling of expectation and the feeling of living the reality we desire?

Thank you so much :)

asked 25 Oct '10, 16:15

Sourabh's gravatar image


what have your experiences and experiments demonstrated to you? what results have you gotten? I am curious...

(09 Dec '10, 09:26) mr.g
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Yes, you actually need nothing but expectation. Expectation is really the key to everything.

Your life is a complete mirror of your expectations. People behave how you expect they will. Your financial situation is as abundant as you expect it to be. Your body is as healthy as you expect it to be.

Expectation comes about as a by-product of the alignment of belief and desire, so you need not concern yourself with the state of either of those other things if you are focused on your expectation alone. That feeling of pure expectation is the single key indicator that tells you that you're absolutely in the right place to get what you want.

But here's what I think trips people up...

When you truly expect something, do you worry about it? Do you keep checking if it is there yet? Do you ask others when it is coming?

Why would you do anything like that when you truly expect something?

After all, you are expecting it so it doesn't matter what external conditions in your life are like. You are expecting it so it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about it or says about it. You are expecting it so it doesn't even matter to you if it seems to be drifting further away.

The bottom line is that if you are expecting it, you know it will come no matter what happens because you have no doubt whatsoever that it will.

That idea leads us to the absolute key (in one line) as to what deliberate manifesting/creation is...

The offering of thought with a pure intent without doubt

Everything else stems from this single, simple idea. And is that not also an excellent summing up of what true expectation really is? :)


As in the analogy of the person with a million dollars, it's true that the thought of it coming is not going to be that exciting (if at all) to someone that already has it. But that doesn't mean they won't be pleased that they have it.

I drive a sports car and, though I've had it a few years now, I'm still pleased I have it. I still enjoy the feeling of pushing the accelerator down hard and the engine roaring like an angry lion, and the subsequent sensation of speed. Just because I have it does not mean I no longer have any happy (even excited) feeling about it.

But it's a different kind of happy feeling than that of someone looking at a sports car in a car showroom window and, even though the thought of it thrills them, they just know they can't afford it...it's like there's a tinge of sadness about not having it yet.

This latter feeling of excitement/happiness is more like yearning while the former is more like appreciating.

To be more precise, one is tinged with lack and the other is tinged with having (for want of a better word).

It's that subtle lack or resistance in that feeling of yearning that is causing the manifestational drag. And I have to say that, especially when you are starting out, it can be quite difficult sometimes to tell if you are in yearning or appreciating what you want.

This is why I recommend that people only use manifesting processes to feel better about what they want - and that's all. Forget about actually physically having the thing/situation...get all your pleasure just from the envisioning of it. Live in your imagination regarding it, not the real world around you.

If you do that genuinely, you immediately eliminate this problem of lack-filled yearning, and then, paradoxically, the thing you want will come to you.

That's why when people have wanted something so long and hard, and they don't get it, that eventually they just give up on ever having it...then it usually comes into their life with startling speed. They've not given up the desire, just that yearning that was keeping it away.

Does that make things a bit clearer?


answered 25 Oct '10, 16:57

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edited 25 Oct '10, 20:59

Brilliant.. Stingray, that gives me so much clarity, Thank you!! :) As always!! Also needed some light on the 2nd part of the question, where if we are excited about our expectation, does that feeling bring us closer to or moves us further from our manifestation. As in one of your other answers, where u gave an analogy of a person having a million dollars will not be excited to have it because he knows he has it, and it is precisely this feeling of having it which is the point of attraction. If you could please expound a little more on this. Thanks once again :)

(25 Oct '10, 18:50) Sourabh

Wowww!!! What an answer that was..!! This is sheer awesomeness..!! Thanks a ton Stingray.. The previous few answers from you and other experts here have made my understanding about this subject such fine tuned that I am already seeing results.. Thanks once again!! Really appreciate this.. :) :)

(25 Oct '10, 19:48) Sourabh

Glad to help :)

(25 Oct '10, 19:52) Stingray

Do you mean that when we do manifesting processes, it is to align with who we truely are, and when we are nearing true alignment or even close to it, expectation will come naturally without us having to worry about it?

(26 Oct '10, 02:13) kakaboo

@Kakaboo - You got it :) Nicely said

(26 Oct '10, 21:25) Stingray

Thanks Stingray!Answers thoughful as usually!

(11 Nov '10, 17:40) Tara

The light bulb keeps on shining with sensational responses such as this! Yesssssssss!

(11 Nov '10, 21:16) figure8shape

Thank you, Tara. You're welcome

(11 Nov '10, 22:19) Stingray

Awesome answer. Thank you Stingray.

(12 Dec '10, 06:05) Aphrodite

Stingray-you really are a ray of sunshine

(25 Aug '11, 13:38) blubird two

This question is the shooting star i caught

(11 Oct '11, 10:42) Nikulas

Great answer to a great question. Thank You Nikulas for bring this question up from the past. Stingray, Your understanding and analysis on this subject is truly refreshing and I appreciate you sharing it with us all.

(11 Oct '11, 19:29) The Traveller

You're all welcome, of course :)

(12 Oct '11, 06:48) Stingray

I always wonder how expectation works this is a perfect guide.

(04 Jun '12, 12:42) r0la

Just brilliant ... thanks my friend :)

(03 Jun '20, 01:02) jaz

is there a need for the feeling to be that,
ready for the dreamer to manage. or is this another lesson

(09 Jun '20, 19:39) fred
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