Manifestation 101: Diluting Your Desire
This is usually a hard lesson when you first learn it. And although nothing and no one “makes” you mad, I might stimulate your anger here because, when we’ve been hiding something from ourselves, by default we project our anger at ourselves onto whomever is stimulating that anger in the present moment. That aside, let’s get started. And I’ll keep it quick and easy, down and dirty, so that you can digest it bite-size as a nugget of truth.
At every given moment, we always have in our lives exactly what is in our minds. That is metaphysics 101, with metaphysics being the underlying cause of how everything works in the universe. The reason we don’t believe this is that we aren’t aware of everything that we hide from ourselves deep in the recesses of our minds. In my case, that used to be an unconscious belief that there was something wrong with me, so every time I tried to manifest something I had co-mingled in that desire all of the fear-based ideas about myself and life that I was defending against in my mind. Something wrong with me meant that I didn’t believe I was worthy of anything “right” or “good” and to get close to anything “right” or “good” stimulated fear in me that I wouldn’t be able to handle it because I was “wrong” and “bad”. So if I wanted a new car or a better job or a loving relationship, I was also putting out to the universe, from the beacon of my mind, that I wasn’t worthy of receiving what I thought I wanted. Most of you have heard this story before, in one form or another.
So in my example above, what I was manifesting was a diluted version of what I thought I was asking for. My conscious desire for something was diluted by my unconscious desire not to have something. As a math formula, it might look something like this: conscious desire – unconscious desire = manifestation.
The question then becomes: “What are you hiding from yourself?” The answer to that question is to look at what is in your life and that will tell you what is in your mind. It might take a little while, and maybe some help from a friend, but if your desire for truth is strong enough, you will begin to see what you’ve been hiding from yourself by following the bread crumbs, so to speak, of your life back into your mind.
The anger part is when you finally realize that, by holding on with a life-or-death fervor to a false belief about yourself, you have actively been keeping that false belief about yourself alive. And, in doing so, with every fiber of your being you have been virtually saying to yourself and to the universe, “This is what I want!” You have made the false belief a part of you and it literally exudes vibrational energy on an ongoing basis out into the universe which attracts back to you the physical form of that belief.
I know this may sound like a commercial, but since everything I do is integrated into the one purpose of my life, which is awakening to and sharing truth, I will share with you that these ideas were encapsulated into my deceased co-author’s (Barbara) and my first book, The Energy of Life, back in 1995. It’s in its third printing now and I’ve just updated it into, The Energy of Life: A Guide to Practical Spirituality, so that you can have a tool to use to manifest what it is that you really want into your life.