|12-20-2011, 06:24 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: BC, Canada
The "How" Doesn't Matter
One of the key lessons I've recently learned from a course called "Your Wish is Your Command" (YWIYC) is that "The how doesn't matter".
Now, this is not really something new, as many other LoA teachers touch on this topic, but for some reason the way it was explained in YWIYC really resonated with me.
The idea is that when wanting to manifest something, you get clear on what you want, what you will be feeling when you already have it, what you'll see and hear when you have it, but when it comes to figuring out the "how" of manifesting it, you let go and let the universe manifest the means for you.
The way I understood this lesson is that there are basically a few things involved in manifesting something:
(1) Getting crystal clear on what you want.
(2) Connecting to what you want with your major senses.
(3) Figuring a plan of action on how to achieve your goal/outcome.
(4) Taking inspired action towards achieving your goal/outcome.
The "trick" to becoming a much more effective and faster manifestor is to LET GO of #3 and let the Universe handle that for you.
Meaning, all you do is focus on #1 and #2 and then you LET GO and wait for the right opportunities to come along to manifest what you desire.
Now, why do we "Let go" of #3? Well, because that is the step where the Universe can be most effective. See, we as human beings can only "see" a very limited view of possible factors that can help us achieve/manifest what we want.
The way that Kevin Trudeau explains it in YWIYC is that we have a very small "Radar Screen" where we can only see a certain amount of things, and therefore our minds can only conceive plans based on what is on our "Radar Screen" at this time.
So any amount of energy and effort spent on figuring out the "How" of how will something that we desire manifest is wasted effort and will slow you down, because you are only seeing less than 1% of what is really out there. In fact it's much less than even 1%.
Let me give you an example based on a few things I've manifested lately.
I wanted to manifest $1,500. So I did steps #1 and #2, writing down what I want in my journal, and then I Let Go of the "HOW". Meaning when my mind instinctively asked the question "Ok, so this is what you want, but how exactly are we going to manifest this?" I just replied back "The How doesn't matter" and I closed my journal.
I trusted that the "plan" for how to get this $1,500 would just show up. Within just a matter of a few days I received a phone call from someone asking me if I still do web development "stuff". I said "Sure, sometimes, why?" and they told me they had a client who really wanted my help. When I heard what the client wanted done, I had a warm/fuzzy feeling that this was the right "action" to take, so I accepted the offer to help this client and made $500 on the contract.
The very next day another client I did web design work for previously called me and left a message saying he urgently needed to speak with me. I called him back and he needed a quick website put together. Once again, it felt right so I took the contract which I made $1,000 on.
That's $1,500 right there.
Did I take "action" once the opportunity showed up? Yes, of course. These were VERY simple contracts though. Meaning, they required the web development services I normally provide clients to be performed, but what didn't happen that very often happens in other situations is that I didn't have to waste a lot of time going back and forth with the clients.
The clients were very specific and crystal clear with their needs. They were decisive and provided me with everything I would need to complete the contracts quickly. One of the reasons I hardly do any web development work anymore is that in the past I would always attract clients who would be a royal pain in the arse where I would spend 90% of my time baby-sitting them instead of doing "web development". In these 2 cases however, the clients were essentially "perfect". They knew what they wanted, they asked for it, they got it, they were extremely happy with what they got, and they paid promptly.
Anyway, this is only one example. Just last Friday I manifested $2,000, about a month ago I manifested another $1,500 to pay for my initiation fees for the Global Information Network. I have also manifested dozens of other things using this method in the last 2 months - not just cash. Each time the "how" is different. Sometimes it doesn't even require me to do any real "action" except to just go to the bank and deposit a check - such as in the case where I won $500 cash in a contest.
One of the main things that really changed things for me is the realization that "Letting Go" simply means letting go of #3 - meaning the "PLAN".
In the past, other LoA teachings would say that we just need to "Let Go", but I always found that confusing as to me "Letting Go" seemed like nothing would happen if I did that. I tried "Letting Go" and just trusting that something would manifest and then it wouldn't. The "flaw" in my understanding before was that I thought "Letting Go" meant not doing #3 AND #4.
Letting go is not about not taking action. It's about letting the Universe figure out the "HOW" for you. Meaning, you let it figure out the means, the plan, and then you take action only when it feels right.
You have to STOP yourself from even thinking a single thought of HOW it might happen.
Like if you wanted to manifest a new BWM, but you have zero cash and no extra income per month, you would just do #1 and #2 and the second that your mind thinks "Yeah, but how the heck are we going to manifest a new BMW? We're broke and have no extra income. We can't afford this car. How are we going to manifest this?" - we must NOT answer that question.
DO NOT let your mind try to figure out the "How" at all. Just say "The how doesn't matter" and move on.
When you really try doing this, you may find just how difficult it is to shut your mind up and not to let it try to figure out the HOW as the mind always wants to figure out the HOW. It's like solving a puzzle. It wants to figure things out, so it drives it MAD not to know how something will manifest.
However, if you discipline yourself to do this, and just have faith that #1 and #2 are going to bring the "HOW" to you in the simplest and easiest way possible, then it will happen.
I have found this tremendously helpful and it has helped me a lot in my ability to manifest.
Some people on this forum say that "Your Wish is Your Command" doesn't teach anything new. For me it did. Maybe this concept of "The How doesn't matter" is not revolutionary, or even new, but the way it's taught in YWIYC totally made sense to me and it changed my life.
As I mentioned in my other posts where I reference YWIYC, if anyone wants to borrow a free copy of the course, just PM me for details. If not, that's ok too.
Hope this little "technique" helps someone here.
|12-20-2011, 06:59 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western USA
Thanks for your passionate posts and enthusiasm. I would agree with your observations here. The "how" is for the Universe. I am curious, though, what about this very "old" rule struck you as new? For example, off the top of my head, John Assaraf and Mike Dooley cover this concept in quite the same manner of exposition you describe that YWIYC does. Perhaps YWIYC describes it in additional ways that you have not covered?
On a completely separate matter that your thread made me think of: Would you say that the manner of "manifesting" money that you describe is simply "going to work to earn your money?" Or, instead, do you consider this extra income that not part of your job or career in life? There has been some discussion on another thread, where a member asks: How many of you have manifested financially NOT through hard work?. From the questioner's perspective, I would ask: how is your manifesting $1,500 bucks here and $500 bucks there doing computer design work any different from me earning a salary in my line of work? I could say I manifested X amount last month, and I could even say I get two "extra" paychecks per year, based on the 26-pay-periods to match 24 billing cycles. But do you consider such ordinary income that we both make from doing our jobs special or "manifestations" out of the ordinary? I'm trying to figure out what people mean when they discuss what to me sounds like ordinary wage income earned for services rendered.
I'm interested in hearing your perspective. Thanks, and best of luck to you!
Last edited by Balbrae; 12-20-2011 at 09:15 PM.
|12-20-2011, 07:41 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Good ole Europe
I assume if you get an unexpected Bonus or an unexpected job on the side
which brings you extra could be one of those occasions where one can say ..Oh I didn't see this coming
Many things can happen to bring you the extra cash you wanted ..IMHO
Expect the unexpected
|12-20-2011, 10:21 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: BC, Canada
For example, I believe it was Napoleon Hill who said that once you define your "Goal / Desired Outcome", you need to write down EXACTLY what you're willing to give exchange for that. Using my previous example, that would mean I might write down:
(a) I want to manifest $1,5000.
(b) I will provide someone with top quality web development services in exchange.
Well, the challenge with this is that (b) is controlling the HOW. Meaning, I'm telling the Universe that this is how I'm going to manifest the money. But really the $ could show up other ways.
This is just one example. Other authors go from defining the outcome you want to identifying the limiting beliefs that are preventing you from achieving it, and they state that those beliefs are what is preventing you from achieving your goals. Meaning, the HOW for everything in that case then becomes clearing limiting beliefs.
If you really start looking at most teachings out there by anyone, they still try to control the "HOW" in many ways.
Also, I have never heard anyone except Kevin Trudeau clarify the importance of not worrying about the HOW as it relates to manifesting.
Meaning, it's one thing to just say "Just let go and let the Universe bring it to you.", but just saying that doesn't tell us the importance of that one aspect of the "formula" in comparison to other parts.
Meaning, is "letting go" 5% important? Is it 10% important? Is it 90% important? Is it 99% important?
YWIYC clarified that for me.
Now that I think about it, I think the biggest thing YWIYC did for me is that it gave me an EXACT recipe to follow without any extra parts, and it made it abundantly clear - through enough repetition to actually make me finally grasp it - that ONLY those parts that are included in THIS formula are important.
Let me give you another example. How many times have you heard that in order to set a proper Goal / Outcome, you MUST set a deadline? Napoleon Hill says it in Think and Grow Rich. Tony Robbins teaches it in his trainings. The whole "Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals" training that a lot of people teach includes a "time frame" or "deadline" for your goals as a REQUIRED part of the formula.
What I love about YWIYC teachings is that they don't make that a requirement because it's not. In fact KT clearly states that you shouldn't use deadlines for goals in the majority of cases. Why not? Well, for one thing it once again starts to try to control the HOW. But there are other reasons. So now I don't set any deadlines on any of my goals/desires and they've been manifesting WAY faster this way.
Anyway...my point is that YWIYC not only taught me what to focus on, it also taught me what NOT to focus or waste my time with, and it also taught me in what order of importance I should focus on each part of the formula.
I essentially went from having 10,000 different THEORIES about how LoA works in my head - most of which had at least some parts that conflicted - to now just having ONE simple, and extremely effective step-by-step formula that I now use.
I didn't call around asking people "Hey, are you looking for some web design because I need to make an extra $1,500?" In fact I hardly ever even do web design anymore. I used to do it years and years ago, but I hardly ever do it anymore.
These are contracts that just "showed up" out of nowhere.
In another case, I won $500 cash by winning a contest.
In another case, someone who owed me money for over a year just showed up and gave me a check.
In another case where I set an intention to reduce my monthly expenses, I simply wrote down the intention and visualized how it would feel to reduce my expenses - and my cable company called ME asking me if they could provide me with MORE services and reduce my bill by $25/month.
Meaning, I am currently paying for $75/m for my Internet / Phone with them and have no cable. They called me and asked me if I would be interested in upgrading my Internet plan to 5x the speed I currently have, having the same Phone and also getting free cable for a year, and only pay $50/month.
I said yes and saved $25/m. I didn't phone them, they called me.
I also received a call from one of my credit card companies who called me to say that they would reduce my interest from 22% to 0%, lower my min. monthly payment from over $100/m to $20/m, and get rid of the $6/m service fee I'm paying reducing it down to $0/m.
Once again, I didn't call them, they called me. Five weeks ago I probably would have thought this is some kind of scam. I mean, why would a Credit Card company want to call me to offer to REDUCE my interest? That makes no logical sense right?
But with all the stuff I've been manifesting with YWIYC, this has now become an almost daily thing. I keep manifesting more and more awesome stuff and I don't even bother questioning the "logic" behind it, because I know the Universe is just doing it's thing.
It's not just WHAT I'm manifesting, but the timing of it. Like if you manifest $1,500 in extra business, that's one thing. But if you manifest $1,500 in extra business right after you ask for it, that's a different thing.
Same thing with the expenses. I manifested those expense lowering things AFTER I made the decision to manifest them. They just showed up. The Credit Card company call came in less than 12 hours after I set the intention to reduce my expenses. I set the intention at like 1am in the morning, and I got the call from the CC company first thing next morning.
|12-20-2011, 10:23 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: BC, Canada
But when you start doing it on an almost daily basis, then you're starting to enter the realm of "Miracles". Life becomes so exciting as you wake up every morning wondering "Wonder what the heck the Universe is going to bring me today!"
It's like Christmas morning 365 days a year!
|12-22-2011, 04:17 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
I'm in an interesting position as regards this (mike Dooley talks about the"cursed how s". )
I manifested a business coach and we set somegoals for jan involving me calling up 50 people . At the same time I am having lots of very intenseself hypnosis - manifesting - detachment experiences and I now feel totally incongruent with the 50 calls we agreedto make. I see this as a process rather than a problem as I feel very connected to my infinite self at the moment. I manifested the biz coach tohelpme accept my right to charge a decent fee and so itseems that this experience is now morphing into me learning to have confidence in my own way, which is exactly as you describe it paul
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