Originally Posted by Frans
Thank you for answering. Glad you gave your own opinion instead of quoting other people or books.
IMO, thoughts can only create things on condition that time is "real".
If everything in this material world (incl. time) is illusion ("maya"), thoughts cannot create anything, because that implies that time is real: first
you have a thought, then
Everything that happens now is a predetermined illusion (at least in my subjective reality model
The feeling is mutual.
Ok, so you want to add time into the equation, or more specifically, that time is an illusion and does not exist. No problem, this doesn't prevent you from believing in the power of thought or I-M. Here's the secret. *drumroll*
It's not about the manifestations. It's about the mind-set.
The mind-set is what you want to have and the manifestations are just sugar coating. Not the other way around. I imagine you agree that the mind-set is in the present. Then focus on that alone if you wish. The manifestations IMO are synchronicities appearing in incalculable frequencies of future nows
, that reinforce and perpetuate the mind-set (which is primary). I hope that made sense.
Why are they manifesting irregurarly? I do not know for certain, but I imagine it's the magnitude of the intention that affects the delay of the manifestation. Some may say there are more variables.
But you still want to know the answer to why there are delays. Here's one alternative answer: Everything is in delay. Even a thought of yours is not instant. It has delays. This view is congruent with the notion that everything vibrates, nothing is still. I'm not overly satisfied with the answer I could find to this question of yours, but it's the best I could present for now.
It's important to consciously decide between the mind-sets of either prosperity, mediocrity/complacency or poverty. Prosperity is not about the "things" and poverty is not about the lack of "things". I think the mind-set itself has so much more power to create great emotions, than the mere "things" have the potential of creating. I want to experience positive emotions and thoughts, therefore I make it so. This is another reason why I find the mind primary and manifestations secondary.