There is so much to respond to in your post, that I can only respond from where I am now. (And, that might be different in 2 hours, or less...
) My planning/re-acting/remembering mind I call my ego. It's always been very good at these things and I am grateful. It has helped me get to appointments and to write reports and to get through school or a complicated assignment. It's helped me learn how to do new things.
But, as you say, it stinks at manifesting! I have spent 3 years learning to say, "Thanks, but no thanks!" to my (planning, re-acting, remembering mind) ego.
Today, I have been re-reading Wallace Wattles, <em>The Science of Getting Rich</em>. He re-minds us that we must hold on to our dreams/visualizations without any doubt. We must understand that the formless substance is creating it as soon as we think it, and never doubt.
It is so hard for the (remembering mind) ego to stay out of the way! Gerald O'Donnell
suggests that you just say "thank you" to the ego when it buds in.
Emotions give you instant feedback. Intuition moves fast. I'm working at learning to move fast without a plan. This seems to be working much better.
Many new teachers say that the world will be moving faster and faster as we approach the equator of the Milky Way, and make the turn. (2012) It will serve us well to learn to think and respond from intuition rather than from the slow, strategizing ego. It's time is over.