“How Did I Align to This?”

September 28, 2014 | 27 Comments »

Manifesting Gone Wrong: How did I align to THIS?!Conscious creators know that we create our entire world and that we can only experience what we vibrate.

Which is why it can be so disconcerting when things go wrong, like when …

  • our health takes a nosedive
  • we’re involved in an accident
  • we get fired at work
  • a love affair turns out poorly.

I know I’m not the only manifestor who has wondered, “How in the world was I aligned to that?!” when something crappy happens.

After all, we’re LOA savvy people!

We know to cultivate a positive focus and lead with what feels good. This is the sort of stuff that happens to undiscerning muggles, not powerful conscious creators. Where did we go wrong?

If you’ve ever asked “wth?” about a bad manifestation, you’re not alone.

And … you’re likely missing another possibility.

Because there’s a different conclusion we can come to – one that serves us much better.

Instead of seeing it as something gone wrong, we can decide that it’s for our highest good.

Bashar says we’re really good at invalidating the ‘unwanted’ events (and thus invalidating ourselves) when we ask, “Why did this terrible thing happen to me? I thought I was more spiritual than this.”

That’s a common response, but Bashar suggests a better conclusion goes something like:

I don’t know how this serves me, but it must. I have no idea how this is going to be good news, but I know that it is. (Because that is what I prefer.)

By choosing something other than a negative interpretation, even when we can’t fathom how it could be positive, we allow ourselves to experience a different (more preferred) reality.

Here’s a great example of that from a friend of Darryl’s who was robbed:

(The video clip was taken down, so I’ll summarize …)

The friend was a music aficionado who wanted a new radio for his car. He couldn’t afford the top of the line, so he bought the model that his budget allowed.

Shortly after his car was broken into and his radio was stolen.

But he refused to conclude that this was a bad thing. He maintained the perspective that some how some way this served him.

The insurance company paid out the stolen radio as well as the damage done to the car. But when he had the car repaired, it was such an easy fix that the repairman didn’t charge him.

So now he had – to the exact penny – the amount needed for the radio he wanted all along.

That’s why it’s so powerful for us to stay out of negative conclusions, and instead see that everything that happens is a gift.

It is what we say it is, so finding a way to decide that it’s good news (and we don’t have to know how that’s so, just leave room that it is) opens up a whole new world of positive possibilities.

It’s worth remembering the next time you might be tempted to wonder what’s wrong with your alignment as you’re looking at a manifestation gone “wrong.”

It could just as easily be a sign of something going really right with your vibration. All you have to do is choose so.

And that’s a skill that marks you as a powerful conscious creator.

We’d love to hear your examples, if you care to share …

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27 Responses to “ “How Did I Align to This?” ”

  1. When my wedding ring turned up stolen last year, good friend Kim Falconer helped me reverse the negative perspective I had on it. She said the energy tied up in that ring is not something that should have remained in my house anyway, and that it was all good since it was covered by insurance.

    I didn’t see it that way myself (at first), but I sure am glad someone else helped me see how the whole experience was to my energetic benefit!

  2. GorgeouSophie says:

    I did not get it at all when it was connected to weird dreams on the campus. I Am not sure I can tap into that wonder-full pivoting but intending to do so as at least this video is simply hilarious! Looking for the Gift is not obvious especially in times when said gift looks as poisonous as anything but this is such a fun, uplifting and humorous piece, thank you!

  3. kim Falconer says:

    I love this reminder, Jeannette. What a great affirmation!

    “I don’t know how this serves me, but it must” . . . “everything that happens is a gift.”

    And I still remember how relieved I felt when that ring of yours was stolen. πŸ™‚

    Why is it so much easier to see in another person’s life than in our own? I guess we have to practice the vibration of non-judgment even more on ourselves.

    Thank you!!!

  4. Stacey says:

    Great timing. As entrepreneurs (who are spiritual) we must learn to re-frame our experiences with a positive bias. I call it engaging in creative interpretation.

    β€œOn some dimension or another, every event in life can be causing only one of two things: Either it is good for you, or it is bringing up what you need to look at in order to create good for you.” -Deepak Chopra

  5. Stacey says:

    Love that affirmation too, “I don’t know how this is serving me, but it must…Everything that happens is a gift.”

  6. That’s a great Chopra quote for embracing this practice, Stacey.

    Thanks for posting it here. πŸ™‚

  7. Bernadette says:

    Very timely post Jeannette thank you πŸ™‚ been having some crapifestations the last few days.
    I read tarot and in the deck is the Tower card, which basically means that sometimes things have to crumble to the foundations so new foundations can be laid for something much better to be built.
    I think this is what has been happening for me personally, I have set some intentions on some shaky ground (limiting beliefs) so the U has been reflecting back to me these limiting beliefs to be healed. I know what I have intended is on it’s way, but I have to do some inner work for what want to come.
    Thanks Stacey for the creative interpretation I like that, I call it reframing the experience, every cloud has a silver lining if you stay focused on the lining and not the cloud πŸ˜‰
    Bright Blessings
    Bernadette

  8. Bernadette, I’m laughing at “crapifestations”! (Not that you’re experiencing it, but your name for it.)

    Here’s to seeing more linings instead of clouds. πŸ™‚

  9. Jo says:

    I recently got informed the house we rent has been placed on the market for sale. I cant afford to buy this house, but I have kept the thoughts that what ever happens must be for the best outcome for me, even though I cannot see the result at this time. Thank you for the post, I feel much better now knowing I was in the right space πŸ™‚

  10. Yep, lots of good things can happen in a situation like that, Jo. Kudos to you for allowing those possibilities to manifest for you.
    πŸ™‚

  11. Yes, I would be only half as resilient, compassionate, smart, & resourceful than I am today if it were not for the “bad” times in my life. Adversity is an opportunity that we don’t get otherwise. Adversity is certainly never a punishment.

  12. Janette says:

    Such a great reminder. I’m lucky to have a very powerful example of this in my own life to draw upon – Jeannette, you’ve heard the story but for those who haven’t….

    Many years ago in the early days of my performing career, I was publicly and ignominiously FIRED from a show during rehearsals. It was the most humiliating experience of my life, and I felt awful at the time. But it freed me up to audition for a TV series; and that series became the foundation of at least a decade of screen work.

    I can’t say I’d never have broken into TV and film without being fired from that job – but man, it helped. And I feel very blessed to be able to stand here all these years later and feel only appreciation for the experience.

  13. Well said, Scorporation. Seeing “adversity” that way definitely changes things up, doesn’t it?

    And Janette, that’s one of my favorite stories of yours! Such a great reminder for anyone facing something that might seem not so fabulous, to remember that it could be the gateway to something better than ever.

    Thanks for chiming in, you two! πŸ™‚

  14. Another wonderful post Jeannette!

    While my most recent experience of this isn’t “negative” per se, I certainly have been very confused, and even a bit disoriented, by the fact that I’m living back in Boulder, Colorado. I lived here for twenty years, but I’ve spent the last five moving around, with the intention to return to my home state of California, but it never unfolded. I like to remember another quote from Bashar when I get to wondering, “why??”, which is, “It’s not about time, it’s about timing!!”

    In just he last two days I’ve had some life-changing stuff come up, that’s finally making complete sense of the move…but I sure wouldn’t have guessed it!

    Everything is always working out for me. πŸ™‚

    Ease and flow,

    Julie Masters

  15. That right there is all it takes to let the good reveal itself, isn’t it, Julie? – to be able to say, “Everything is always working out for me.” Thanks for showing how easy it can be!

  16. Cristina says:

    OMG, Jeanette, you’ve done it again. LOVE this. Mind=Blown. Thank you so much – what an eye opener…

  17. Jesann says:

    “Crapifestations.” Thank you, Bernadette! That totally describes some stuff I’m dealing with now.

    I have some afformations (the question versions of affirmations) taped to my computer. One is, “Why is this situation totally working out in my favor?” I’ve started saying that again. A *lot*.

    This post actually cheered me up after a rather depressed day. Thank you, Jeannette. πŸ™‚

  18. Glad it hit the spot, Cristina.

    And Jesann, I love that question! Even when we might not really mean it, it opens the door for something better to walk through.

    And isn’t it great when that happens?! πŸ™‚

  19. Ken says:

    As I look back on the last month, I’ve seen two projects (design and illustration) go totally wrong and come to nothing respectively. But right before these things I was working on my alignment. I felt it. Then these things manifested that looked really good at first, but one became more work than I could handle which also wasn’t appreciated by the client (who turned out to be a real sod), and the other fizzled out due to lack of funding. As I’ve ruminated over what went “wrong”, I realized that the experience was illuminating how I needed to value myself more and trust that my way of “doing” business (which relies on synchronicity, miracles, Divine Intervention, etc) is perfectly fine even if the rest of the business world is doing it another way. I don’t need validation from them if my way is working, right? Nothing to fight about.

    Also it is showing me that I am good enough as an artist right now, and I can work right now even though I don’t know everything (who does? Really!). So I guess this new post is timely and it answers the question I sent you about whether relying on these ideas (Science of Mind, LOA) is easier than succeeding the old fashioned way (sweat, “hard” work, bloodshed and pain). Sorry for the long reply. I appreciate this post a lot. Thank You!

  20. Ken, I’m wondering if I missed a question from you. (I’ll have to double check my inbox.) I’m so delighted to see you embracing your own way! Here’s to continued trust and value of your Self and your work.
    πŸ™‚

  21. Chantelle says:

    I usually look at it from the other end up- whenever anything happens that knocks me, it fuels me even more to clarify what i want. I see it as contrast, and it says to me that Universe is giving me a choice – focus on what i want or get caught up in theBS. This attitude has served me over and over again. If something happens, i get emo, scream and cry, throw my toys and then sit down calmly and journal about what i want. Then i smile and take a nap, let go. It’s almost always followed by a mind blowing manifestation of what i want a few days later! Works every time. So to me, it’s just the big U saying ‘you’re mixing your vibes up. Get clear and focus’.

  22. Chantelle, sounds like you’ve got a very powerful process working for you. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    I know the feeling the feelings and letting go parts are super helpful. Yay for mind blowing manifestations!
    πŸ™‚

  23. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this post, Jeannette! I needed this message so much! Let’s just say that September 2014 was one of those frustrating months for me. So much stood out for me in the Bashar video: There’s a difference between neutrally recognizing that you don’t prefer something and invalidating that thing with a negative definition. As soon as you invalidate something you don’t prefer, it sticks to you like glue. Yes it does, haha! That was my month, but that’s cool because now I know even the best conscious creators have their moments when they are recognizing a lot of things they don’t prefer. The most beautiful part for me was the end: Everything that happens in your life is a gift. If you treat it that way, you will experience it that way. And you’ll spend the rest of your life unwrapping gifts. Amen to that!

    You are gift, Jeannette, thank you!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Oops, didn’t realize my comment would show up Anonymous, I’m Sandra!

  25. marieange says:

    I completely agree with this! It reminds me of what one of my spiritual mentors always says when a roadblock appears in her life:”I can hardly wait to see the good that’s going to come from this!”
    My kids are both bookworms, so I offer them the analogy of “plot twist.” The story isn’t over yet, it is just going in an exciting direction that we didn’t expect.

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