|09-09-2010, 06:05 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Do you have to be general or detailed when you manifest?
Hello newbie here, and also a newbie to LOA! I LOVE this site, I have already learned a lot form lurking! lol My question is how general/detailed do you have to be in asking the universe for something? I feel like if I'm too exact or detailed that it gives the feeling of disbelief, as if I'm telling the universe I'm really not sure if it'll happen or not, and to just leave that work up to it to do, to trust it. The reason I am asking is back in June, I was asking to be more abundant, (this is when I actually started LOA) I tried all the ways I could to manifest, I made a vision board, did the imagination thing, etc. Well let me take a step back to February,for this question of mine to make sense. lol My husband and I reunited with some old friends of ours and they were working as house parents, and loved it, and made a decent income from it, at the time it sounded great to me, I love kids and thought It would be great!, and my husband was all for it, actually he was more for it than I was, especially come time for the interview which happened back in July. Soo back in July we are called in for an interview, and to be honest I was miserable! I was so stuck in not knowing what I wanted to do because my husband really wanted this, and I really didn't my mind had changed. I was completely against it actually, and just faked my way through the interview. The job in itself meant more $ for me than I have ever made, so I am asking this because, I have read leave the "how" up to the universe, but then again, what if someone asks for more $ then they lose their spouse then get that insurance $! Does one have to really loose something more valuable to gain the $? Is this making sense? I hope so cause I'm tired! lol I want more $ BUT I don't want to have to loose something like a family member or loved one to get it, or take on a job, I know I'll hate? We didn't get hired for that job and half of me was so happy and relieved, but the other half was really sad for my husband cause he wanted it so bad. I felt guily about, and sometimes still do. I admit for day's from the time we knew of the job interview was coming up,till the day they called us telling us we didn't have it, I tried and tried all I could to manifest not getting it, or shall I say I focused on us being home (we would have had to relocate) me being at my present job (which I mostly love) just doing all the normal stuff now that we would be doing had we not been hired. Another question, can the universe give you something like that job/job offer, which was more $,then you change your mind (as I did) and want the universe to take it back? Can we really be this undecided with the universe? Sorry for all the questions, it being my first time, this is still so new to me! Any advice? Thank you for your time, I really appreciate it!
|09-14-2010, 06:10 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
I'd day: trust your feelings and go with them on what you should do.
Whatever feels good and makes you feel peaceful, calm, expectant, joyful, excited et cetera, use that method.
I don't think it is a hard and fast rule. For me, for some intentions (like a relationship) it is fun and comforting for me to be specific about the type of person I want and I have a field day with that, for some other things, I am more of the mind of generally what I want and I trust the universe to give me what is in my highest good and what can even exceed my own expectations. That makes me feel good.
You already said that being too specific makes you feel doubtful, that is a bad feeling, so if doing that makes you feel bad which affects your vibration then do what makes you feel good.
|09-14-2010, 06:34 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
My experience is that it helps to be specific with your intention. But the key as you know is to not be attached to HOW the manifestation occurs.
You put out the intention for more money and then one way it manifested for you was in the form of a job opportunity you ended up not being interested in. No biggie, you weren't obligated to try for that job whether it meant more money or not.
You can always set more intentions for increased financial abundance. Or for a job opportunity you'll really want that pays more money than you're making now.
The thing about the LOA is that if you BELIEVE something negative has to happen for something positive to happen then you may manifest both things. But it most definitely doesn't have to be that way. Some people always end their intentions with a phrase like "in a very positive way, for the good of all involved." Try that and get rid of the thoughts that something 'bad' has to happen for your intentions to manifest.
Good luck and keep perusing the LOA posts...there's some good stuff in these forums.
(By the way...your post was a bit hard to read in one giant paragraph. That turns some people off and they won't even bother reading it. Just a note for your future posts!)
|09-14-2010, 07:06 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
|09-14-2010, 08:51 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
Well, you don't "have to" do anything. It all depends on how you feel about things, but I know that making lists of very specific thngs I want to have happen makes me anxious and wears me out, because my analytical brain tries to think of every possible scenario so I'll cover all the bases and make sure I don't leave anything out. It doesn't make me feel good to approach stuff like that, generally, although this isn't always true for me, I admit.
It's important to realize that sometimes what we think we want, it turns out, we don't really want, and we don't realize it until we're experiencing the results of our intentions. This can be a good learning experience, of course, when it shows up, however, so I'm not saying it's a "bad" idea to do this. If you're willing to accept that there might be a learning experience attached, then you can get as specific as you want for as many things as you want, and see what develops.
For the most part, my preference is to ask for circumstances/people/opportunities/jobs/relationships that are perfect for me right now and just what I need and want, except even better than I could imagine. That way I don't have to worry about whether I left some important detail out or whether what I'm asking for will truly be good for me or suit my lifestyle or whether there will be unintended, unforeseen consequences that are less than ideal or whatever.
|09-14-2010, 11:04 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
I'm not saying this to be mean or nitpicky; it's just that while some people can handle reading a big, fat block of text on a computer screen, many cannot. Speaking for myself, everything ends up running together into a jumble that makes absolutely no sense--so I hit the Back button.
I know that when you're upset it's easy to just pour everything out in a big gush. But if you want more people to read and comment on it, you've got to give us a few breaks!
|09-14-2010, 11:30 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
But more on-topic, I find that if you are specific about what you want that the LoA works better. It's easier to get more energy behind the intention this way. The most important thing to get the LoA working is really the amount of energy you have behind it, IMO.
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