I don’t believe in instant manifestation. Let me tell you why…
Just like instant coffee is not real freshly brewed coffee, or instant pancakes are not real home-made tasting pancakes like the ones my mom used to make, the ultimate truth is that in your physical universe NOTHING manifests instantly and out of thin air. And if it does, chances are that it was by the creative imagination, patience, and hard work of some wonderful person who took the time to create it so that you could enjoy it, instantly.
The only possible way, if any, to instantly manifest something is in the confines of your own wonderful human imagination. And because it was created, as I just said, in the confines of your human imagination, it will continue to live in that dimension, until you make the conscious choice and effort into create it.
Your wonderful human imagination is the only place where the seeds or potential for each one of your desires emanates from. What makes them your ‘Heart’s desires, is that they are fueled by a deeper longing to experience a greater love, giving of ourselves, and connection with others. They are, in essence, the deeper desires of your soul you’re able to access when you connect with your heart.
While many teachers would like to tell you to watch your thoughts because they manifest into things, what I’ve found to be true in my own life is that thoughts alone don’t manifest. Rather, it is the energy or emotions behind your thoughts what drives the creative process. Basically, it is who you are being at any given time what sets your attraction point. This is what I believe inspired Dr. Wayne Dyer to write:
“You do not attract what you want. You attract what you are.”
Plain and simply, if you want to attract a committed, loving relationship then you need to start being a loving and committed person. If you want an emotionally available partner, you need to be emotionally available to others. If you want others to show up fully for you, truly see you and let you in, you need to first show up fully for yourself, truly see others and let them in.
Thus, the key to Manifesting your Heart’s Desires, is understanding that it is your state of being – specifically how you feel at any given moment, what creates your reality and draws towards you the people, events, resources and circumstances in life. The problem is that the majority of us have become so disconnected from the present moment to even notice what it is we are feeling right now. We live so far into the future, we hardly notice how disconnected we are from our disconnect.
To help you put a stop to this, I’d like to offer you a solution that will help you come back into your present moment, so that you can once again connect with the energy within you that creates worlds, and re-own your capacity to consciously create what you want:
While it’s been said that patience is the ability to remain steadfast and composed in times of trouble – and this is certainly true, what A Course in Miracles refers to as ‘Infinite Patience’ is the ability to be infinitely present with this moment. And this moment, and this moment, and this moment…
Infinite Patience is the feeling you experience when you leave your attachment to a future outcome, and return to the infinite present moment, where there’s no room in your mind for worry, fear or anxiety. It is a form of unending patience that removes the notion of time, thus resulting in the immediate experience of inner peace, calmness, and trust. And from this place, you can access wisdom and guidance always made available through your energetic heart.
Practicing Infinite Patience means you may have to first sit with those uncomfortable feelings or emotions you’ve been swiftly running away from by living so far into the future, or distracting yourself from, by giving yourself permission to feel them deeply until they run their course, so that you can finally start listening to the still small voice within your heart.
Accessing this power, this wisdom, and acting from this space, will allow you to not only focus on enjoying where you are along your path, but also savor each experience as it presents itself, while you simply take the next step you are being asked to take. Then the next, and the next, until you arrive at the manifestation of your desire.
It’s no different from making a carrot cake with your best friend, where you get to mix and taste all the ingredients, laugh at the stories you share, and enjoy each other’s company while you wait for the cake to bake. Then, eating a yummy slice of cake that represents the by-product of an afternoon well spent with someone you love and care for, doing something with joy.
Can you imagine how different your life would be if you got to manifest not one, but ALL of your heart’s desires in this way? Taking each moment with Infinite Patience and the faith, hope and optimism that every desire emanating from your heart has already been fully realized, and it’s only waiting for you to take the first step.
What is that first step? How about a deep inhale into your heart as a path to connection with this infinite moment, and the energy within you that not only creates worlds, but out of which all miracles manifest. Miracles which, by the way, others will refer to as ‘instant manifestation.’ But you’ll know better than them. 😉
I hope you’re having a wonderful week.
PS. In my upcoming Path of the Heart Seminar you’ll have the opportunity to learn my proven 9 step system for manifesting the desires of your heart. This is happening May 6-8, in Cape Town, South Africa. Click here to learn more.
Photo by Andy Chilton