|11-10-2011, 11:06 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Question about the word "want" in manifesting
They say that you are not supposed to use the word, "want" when trying to manifest something. E.g., "I want to be rich." They say that you should use the present tense and say "I am rich!"
In the past, I have manifested using the word "want." It seems that when I use the present tense, I feel like I am substituting the current circumstances of needing/wanting money for what I actually want to manifest. Does that make sense?
I am wondering why it does not seem to be effective for me to use the present tense? Does anyone have an explaination for this?
Are there any manifestation techniques that work for you?
I've noticed that when I am feeling happy I am able to manifest more easily, but given my chronic unemployment, I am not feeling as happy as I used to.
|11-11-2011, 12:58 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Where soul meets body.
It's like getting on a merry go round, but the merry go round is moving really fast. You try to jump on, and it smacks you and you say, "f*** that hurt." You have to get your belief up to speed with your desire. If the merry go round is going fast, you have to get going fast too, so the relativity between the two of you is such that you can get on-board easily.
So just to summarize, the moral of this story is it actually doesn't matter at all what words you use. You are pretty much thinking all the time. Thoughts are statements about reality. Beliefs are more consistent and habitual statements about reality. You are affirming all the time, in other-words. So look at your thought stream, and figure out what you are affirming the predominant majority of the time. Your emotions will reveal what you believe and what you don't. If you feel some amount of discomfort when thinking a specific statement about reality, you are not up to speed with it yet.
That emotional response of happiness occurs when there is little contradiction in your vibrational offering. Contradiction equals resistance which equals negative emotions, and vice versa.
What I find works best is to just find things that you appreciate now. Take a "glass is half full" approach to things. If you appreciate the abundance you have now, more will come. Appreciating what you have doesn't set off psychological resistance, because you won't feel like you're lying to yourself, unless you just flat out don't appreciate whatever level of abundance you do currently have.
The more things you find to genuinely appreciate, the more you will release resistance, and come into alignment with abundance rather than lack. Watch your emotions as you perform this process. Always feel your way there.
|11-11-2011, 03:07 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western USA
You ask about the use of the present tense with regard to visualizing the manifestation of your intention. Here's a thought: you could mix up the tenses a bit, to reflect that something has already occurred (the past tense). In some ways the past tense is more soothing than the present tense because it seems more certain. There is a "margin" of believability around a past event that suggests that the occurrence is "in the bag, baby" (i.e., as if to swagger and say, "been-there-done-that").
Compare and contrast the use of only present tense (first example) with the mixed-use of past and present tenses (second example):
(1) "I am a happy farmer. This is a good harvest. I see that my corn is big and tall--and I love how it overfills my carts at the market. My crop now sells for a very good price. I am counting lots of money and am very proud!"
(2) "I am a happy farmer. This was a good harvest. I saw my corn grow big and tall--and I loved how it overfilled my carts at the market all season long. My crop sold for a very good price this year. I am now counting lots of money and am very proud!"
Any difference? Maybe, maybe not. For me, I think the second example "spreads out" in time a little more, imparting a wider, more confident feeling of the certainty that the events in question occurred for sure. But maybe that's not true for you. Whatever gets you feeling more psyched is more likely to match your vibrational offering to the intended manifestation. I tend to agree with conventional wisdom on the subject that using the phrase "I want" reinforces the idea that something has not yet manifested. But one never knows about that particular phrase. For example, Buddhism values contentedness, suggesting that it is often better to want what you get than get what you want. In this sense of using the word "want," where one means that he or she "cherishes" something, rather than wishes to obtain it, then the use of the word "want" is excellent because it not only confirms that you have obtained your intended manifestation, but that you cherish it.
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