The beauty and the challenge in writing about manifesting what you need and want is that there is an overwhelming amount of information on this topic. Everywhere I turn these days I am brought face to face with the buzzwords of Universal Laws, co-creation, vibrational frequency, intention, abundance, prosperity, gratitude and appreciation. Despite all the available information, I’m not seeing many people around me creating great prosperity, whether that be wealth, health, relationships, work or leisure. So, if these Laws are Universal, applying exactly the same every time, why do results appear to be so varied? Why aren’t the results predictable and consistent? What really works and what doesn’t?
Ask anyone who’s known me for more than say…5 minutes, I ask a lot of questions! I’ve never accepted things at face value. As a kid I remember hearing the phrase “seeing is believing”, as I’m sure many of you did. In other words, if you couldn’t see it, touch it, taste it, smell it…..it wasn’t real. On the other hand, being raised Catholic, I was also told to believe in a lot of things that I couldn’t see, touch, taste or smell, such as God, the devil, Heaven, Hell, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. My questions regarding these seemingly contradictory messages were never adequately answered by the adults in my life. So eventually, I stopped asking questions the adults seemed unwilling or unable to answer, and decided to believe in those things that would get me some immediate pay-off: Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. Being more analytical and left-brained, I spent most of my life in the “seeing is believing” category. “Prove it” was my general modus operandi. While holding on to my belief in God (just in case) I was generally skeptical of anything overtly religious, spiritual or “unseen”. Even as a graduate student in Social Work, I steered away from courses in psychotherapy, with its guided imagery, psychodrama and endless self reflection. I much preferred to work with “real” issues of poverty, abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and women’s rights. These were things I could definitely see, touch and work at to make a difference in people’s lives.