Originally Posted by Wax Frog
Looks like I must have will issues, because I can and have visualized like a mad fiend since childhood
Before anyone jumps in to tell you several reasons why your intentions aren't being manifested, I'd like to say that your experience is probably quite normal, and in fact intentions don't "manifest" in a magical way from the astral plane to the physical.
In a much more limited way, of course, we influence our reality by what we think, and in particular our negative thoughts about ourselves can cause us to have low self esteem and not try for things we could acheive if we only believed in ourselves. But blue feathers and money don't manifest out of our imagination.
What does come from our imagination is belief, and it's often possible to hold a pleasing or self-congratulatory belief that is utterly incorrect, because so far no fact has disproved it, or we have not noticed any fact that disproves it.
Dave Marshal has, for instance, several core beliefs from which he believes he has created for himself a great life, when it is entirely possible that his great life is largely due to other factors that he doesn't consider: perhaps his relatively great opportunities in life, not being born into slavery, the ordinary (non-magical) processes of cause and effect and a helpful confidence in his magical powers (which cause him to try things where others might not)...and even the LoL (Law of Luck
), which can be demonstrated very efficiently by intending to get 10 straight heads and tossing a coin.
You appear not to have been so lucky. It is a great pity that in addition to bad luck, somtimes people are told that it's their fault because they only get the reality they attract to themselves.
ALG, good luck increasing your manifestation proficiency. Of course, the nature of reality might be that we have a fixed proficiency quotient and some are just better at it than others. It also might be that none of us have a magical ability to manifest at all, but some of us are more imaginative than others, and some are prone to magical beliefs than others, while reality goes on doing what it was doing regardless. Are Christians and atheists both right, just in their own "realities"? Can we make God real or unreal by our intention?
Impaul99, it does not "totally make sense" and it's nothing like "speeding up time". It's more like "intentinally increasing the gap between one's mental functioning and reality".
Is there any significant difference between 'magick' and 'magic', ALG, or does it just help you imagine it's possible?