The Manifesting Story I Don’t Tell
Every once in a while someone asks how I handle it when the thing I’ve been working on manifesting doesn’t manifest.
“What do you do when what you want didn’t happen?”, they want to know.
And that is not a story I tell, because it is not a possibility I entertain.
Of course I’m getting what I want.
It’s just a matter of time.
Why would I conclude anything else? If I still want it, then it’s on its way. I’m not un-manifesting it by saying, “That didn’t happen,” or “I guess that didn’t work.”
Of course it’s working!
It’s happening right now. In this very moment the wheels are turning. It’ll probably be here tomorrow, but I’m not too concerned about when it shows up because I’m having a good time in the meantime.
The only way it doesn’t happen is if I declare so by wondering why it didn’t.
And I know too much to do that.
- I know my alignment sometimes takes a minute. I’m patient with myself as I practice believing in and expecting what I want.
- I know time is way more fluid and flexible than we were led to think.
- I know Universe knows a better way than I might have been thinking, so I stay open as to how else it might show up.
- I know that anything I can imagine can manifest in my reality; all I have to do is keep vibrating it here instead of vibrating it gone or not happened.
It requires a relaxed approach to time frames and deadlines and reality itself. Meaning, I hold all of it as loosely as possible.
Taking score is not usually conducive to faster success, so I try to avoid that when possible.
(That’s one reason I didn’t know I was having a ridiculously good money year until the year was finished.)
“But what about those things that have an obvious time frame or outcome?”, they ask. Like a job we didn’t get, or a deal that didn’t close, or a romance that didn’t happen.
To those people I say you’re knowing things that don’t serve you.
Try knowing a little less. Try not to be so sure of what the status is, just so you’re not instructing Universe “it didn’t happen.”
You know how many jobs get filled by the second choice candidate after the first choice gets a better offer? You know how many deals come together after it looked like they were dead? Or how many even better lovers appear after one clears out?
Of course it’s happening!
When you stop saying it isn’t, you leave the door open for it or something better to come along.
In my corporate tenure in sales, I was the queen of knowing the prospects were mine even as they said, “No thanks.”
I knew when I was talking to a company who would benefit from my product. (Which was pretty much everyone, because I represented an amazing product!) Their saying no didn’t let me believe it was a no.
I shook their hand goodbye with a genuine smile, because I knew sooner or later I’d be back in their office with a contract for signature. At their request. My product was too perfect and I was too good at allowing their perfect timing.
Sooner or later I’d hear from them.
And with that mindset, it was usually sooner than later.
They’d have bizarre reasons for changing their mind: their current vendor made an irritating mistake or raised their fees. They just hired a new executive who insisted on a new product. They got a new HR director who wanted to shake things up. The law changed that shifted their priorities.
Reasons they didn’t see coming when they showed me the door, but I knew all along they’d be back because my product was the right thing for them. I knew it even when they didn’t.
There may have been times I didn’t always hold my desire this confidently, but spotlighting those doesn’t serve my next success.
And it doesn’t serve yours either.
You are getting what you want. One way or another, your end desire is happening. It’s inevitable.
We know too much to play it any other way. 🙂
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