Swift vs Struggling Manifesting

October 25, 2007 | 4 Comments »

To be fair to all the male creators out there (who read my October 23rd ezine with the genders showing the swift creator as female and the struggling creator as male), I’m giving you your due:

Swift Creator:

Believes what he wants is possible
Willing to try
Gives himself credit where he can
Practices what he learns
Is open and trusting
Doesn’t hinge his wellbeing on the outcome
Feels connected to the world and others
Easily finds something to appreciate
Leaves the past in the past
Open to guidance (from higher self and others)

Struggling Creator:

Doubts it’s possible; fear it’s not
Fears disappointment
Sees failure instead of progress
Doesn’t give it a chance to work
Is “shut down” and suspicious
Everything depends on a positive outcome
Feels isolated and alone
Sees little to be grateful for
Feels compelled to analyze what went wrong in the past
Closed to guidance from self and others

Hope that feels better. I actually understand how offensive that may have been for some to read, as I couldn’t bring myself to use “she” or “her” in describing the struggling creator here.

My sincerest apologies!!

And a clarification in the same issue: my ecology professor (in fact, my high school ecology teacher, too) in college is inspiring because of his enthusiasm and love for his field of work. I rarely meet others so engaged and in love with what they do. Which is why he’s my model for joy and passion.

(See guys, my ecology professor/hero was male … !!) : )

Seriously, the simple fact is that most of us show up in both lists at one time or another. Which is fine. That’s how we work. It’s not unusual and it doesn’t make us bad or wrong or incompetent.

What I like is for us to be aware of where we’re holding ourselves back in order to free ourselves from habits that don’t serve.

Awareness is the first step.

So, along those lines: I’m willing to try to help and believe that I can (and am). I give myself lots of credit (in fact, the “thank you” emails outnumbered the “what were you thinking” emails 9 to 1, so thanks to those of you who give me credit, too). I’m practicing what I know every day (and doing so in this post now), am open to correction and new learning, I’m feeling the love for and from those I’m in this go-round with, loving life in general and appreciating that people read and think enough of what I’ve written to write back!

And with that said I’m off to write a new post that’s been on my mind for a few days.

Thanks for being here! You likely have no idea how much you mean to me! : )

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4 Responses to “ Swift vs Struggling Manifesting ”

  1. Kathleen says:

    Hi, Jeannette!

    I love the way you lead those of us who are newer at LOA to see the changes that are possible through your own examples! After reading and reflecting, I can look back at the events of my own day and see how situation has resolved itself in a positive manner often by my thoughts changing towards it. Another thing I have noticed, and I see this reflected in your blog, as well as in Holly’s and in Ellie’s, is that the language I use, particularly in my own head greatly alters the outcome. The more positively I am able to frame my words, the happier I am with the overall result! I am even better at not beating myself up for past negative thoughts! I am focusing on being happy, joyous and free!

    Kathleen

  2. Good Vibe Coach says:

    You’re so right about the importance of the languaging, Kathleen!

    I worked with a very astute creator recently who never once in our work together mentioned what his health challenge was that he was wanting help with. I have no idea what it was even, that’s how careful he was about his languaging. (It was all focused on recovering health and wellness.)

    Which I thought was brilliant, because after my conversation with him, I couldn’t think of him as someone with “X disease” because he’d never spoken it. So all I see him is as a person who is on his way to extraordinary and natural health.

    So now not only is HE vibrating it, but now I am too. And we all know where that leads!!

    Thanks for posting, Kathleen, and congrats for not beating yourself up for any less than fabulous thoughts! You go, girl!! 🙂

  3. Alora says:

    Your posts are really awesome. I love your stuff. Thanks for doing what you do! 🙂

  4. Good Vibe Coach says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, Alora! It helps tremendously, as a fair amount of work goes into this thing, and while it takes away from time where I could be getting paid by clients, I like to think it’s worthwhile in some form or fashion.

    Any time I think about investing time somewhere else I’ll come back to this comment of yours! Thank you so much! : )

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