I’m Not Manifesting an Enemy

Here’s why I’m paying good attention this week to not make anyone out to be my enemy …

Because I know as soon as I decide someone is doing me wrong (or even trying to do me wrong), I’m a co-creator to something I don’t want.

Conscious creators are too smart to play it that way.

At least, that is when we’re paying attention.

A friend was pulled over in my car the other day for expired tags. Expired in May!

But that’s not possible, because a local shop renewed my registration the last week of May, and I have the paperwork to prove it.

Turns out someone there didn’t follow through on something, because my car was indeed not actually registered. I was not pleased with the shop’s lack of interest in resolving it. They not only told me to go to the DMV, but they also didn’t apologize or take any responsibility for it. In fact, they acted like I was putting them out.

As a result, I was quickly spinning these guys into be unhelpful, irresponsible, incompetent and downright rude service providers.

And y’all know that’s not the vibration I’m activating any more. (I’ve been in personal rehab for a new “support” vibration for a while now, and have covered too much ground to give it up!)

So I changed my mind. No relapses for me.

  • I decided these guys weren’t trying to dodge their responsibility or hide their incompetence; there was probably just a computer error somewhere.
  • I decided it wasn’t the end of the world if I had to go to stupid DMV; I had errands to run in town anyway.
  • I decided this shop wasn’t to be avoided at all costs; this was an anomaly. They usually do great work and have lots of raving customers. I want to be one of them.

Not because I didn’t have evidence they dropped the ball here. Not because this didn’t matter (a legal car that doesn’t get pulled over by police matters to me). But rather, just because I didn’t want the conflict in my life. Who needs any more of that?

So I sat in their lobby as they went about confirming that there was indeed nothing they could do for me. (That’s what the guy told me to expect.)

I made a little peace and decided these guys are not my enemy, and that felt better. This is a small issue in the big scheme of things anyway.

And when the mechanic came out to report his findings – lo and behold it was a miracle! He said he ran an emissions test on my car again just to see if the system might let him resubmit the registration even though once it’s over 60 days expired it shouldn’t let him do that. But it did!

He didn’t even suggest charging me for another emissions test (even though he did indeed run two, counting that last one in May), and he gave me the sticker I needed to put this issue to bed once and for all. So it all worked out!

That is my mechanic. He doesn’t play a big part in my life, but he gave me good practice for the players who do matter. Like boyfriends, colleagues attempting to trademark my business name, Supreme Court nominees and the senators confirming them, etc.

I’m not going to have any enemies because I’m too smart to give anyone else that kind of power over my reality.

I’m in charge of what I create; and I know too much to adopt the role of victim in the stories playing out in my life. When I decide we’re on the same side, and basically want the same things, I give Universe the opening it needs to orchestrate a happy ending.

This can be easy to forget when caught up in the heat of the moment, so I’m putting this reminder in writing for the next time I’m tempted to turn someone into an enemy.

  • October 1, 2018
  • Janet says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve been stuck in this mindset lately and this is just the thing I needed to hear Jeannette. You have a way of grasping these things and making them clear. (Your past experience with a neighbor also showed me how to move on from a challenging situation.). I am very grateful to you😊

  • Debbi Love says:

    I really like this, Jeannette, but what if someone negatively manifests something on my behalf, because I forgot to be vigilant in my positive thoughts. Feels like sabotage. Similar to your friend who was pulled over for expired tags. Like, who is responsible for that manifestation? In my situation I purchased something online against the advice of my friend and it turned out a mistake that I now have to deal with getting money back etc. I feel that it was their negativity that caused me a problem, because obviously I was confident in deciding to purchase. I’m really trying to get to the bottom of this issue. Any advice would be appreciated 🙂

  • Kelley says:

    Love, Love, LOVE this Jeannette. Thanks for sharing at the perfect time.

  • Jane Fenton says:

    Thank you so much, Jeannette for this much needed and timely reminder! I got all tangled up emotionally last week and expressed my feelings/wish on social media (regarding the bigger social injustices triggered by the Supreme Court nominee) and now I have released these feelings of frustration because despite the appearances in my current reality, much needed positive change and peace are on the the way. Holding on to the feelings of peace for all❤️. Thank you!

  • Sarah Papp says:

    I’ve been thinking the same thing about not making enemies with certain politicians, etc, and even saying YES to the unwanted. It feels SO much more powerful. Beautiful, Jeannette.

    • Jeannette says:

      Such a good reminder, Sarah! (To say “yes” to the unwanted.) Thank you for pointing out yet another way I can drop some resistance. mwah!

  • april says:

    Excellent! I need to practice this when I’m irritated.

  • Sandra says:

    “I’m not going to have any enemies because I’m too smart to give anyone else that kind of power over my reality.”

    Amen on that! 🙂

    • Jeannette says:

      “I’m too smart …” is part affirmation, part acknowledgment of what’s so, but the more I remind myself, the more it fits. 🙂

      Thanks for reading, Sandra!

  • Steffi says:

    An oasis of sanity in a sea of what seems like insanity. But only if I want to spin it that way!! THANK YOU J.

    • Jeannette says:

      Indeed! Isn’t it cool, Steffi, that we each get to come to our conclusions?! I love that we don’t have to agree in order for us each to be right about whatever we decide. Yay us! 🙂

  • Peggy says:

    YES!!! I found this place with someone last night, and I feel so much better. I can’t say that anything has resolved around it yet, but that doesn’t really matter. It’s enough that I’ve made peace with it, and I know it will all work out for me somehow.

    • Jeannette says:

      You’re so right, Peggy, that what matters is your feeling of peace. When we’re flowing that vibe, things can’t help but work out well!

  • Laurie says:

    I love how I can count on you to remind me of these things when I get caught up in the drama!

    • Jeannette says:

      It’s a reminder to myself as well, since I can find myself there, too, at times. Thanks for reading, Laurie! 🙂

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