Q&A: Demands More Effective than Intentions?
One of my favorite manifesting stories comes from Jewish literature about Honi the Rain Maker from 2000 years ago.
Part of Honi’s rain manifesting included this statement to God: “Master of the universe … I swear by your great name that I am not moving from here until you have mercy on your children.”
In essence, he gets a bit feisty.
The author who relates this story says Honi didn’t order God to make it rain, but rather he tells Spirit his intent, and very firmly so, which puts conviction in the mix and helps him believe in his own ability to make it rain.
(And indeed, it does rain. A lot.)
This story reminds me when Tia was manifesting a boyfriend, and she got fed up about no action and finally threw a fit, which is when he showed up.
All this was already on my mind when Dr. G. wrote in response to the Setting Intentions post shared in yesterday’s ezine. Here’s what the Doc had to say:
“Here’s a contrarian viewpoint on ‘intention.’ Even though Wayne Dyer has popularized the word intention I have always been turned off by all the positive spin put on the word intention. Remember the old saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”? Most people have good intentions however have a terrible track record for following through. Joe Vitale says that ‘intentions are for wimps.’
He suggests that we ‘DEMAND from the universe what we want,’ then take massive action.”
And after the Wimpy Words post, one of my favorite Abraham colleagues wrote to say that Hope is actually a very high vibration for her, and she definitely doesn’t consider it wimpy.
So there I was just the other day saying Hope is a wimpy word, and now Doc’s reminding me that Joe Vitale thinks Intent is just as weak and that we’re better off insisting – or demanding – what we want from Universe/God/higher power.
We already know the answer is whatever feels most empowering to us, right? And that that’s very likely different for each of us, and may vary according to circumstances.
But I am super curious as to how many of you law of attraction savvy people find that demanding in the way that Honi and Tia did, and that Joe Vitale suggests, feels good to you. And yields results.
Is there something magical about “stomping our feet”? Does it add conviction and strengthen our vibrational alignment?
Or does it have the opposite effect, sending a weird signal to Universe?
I’ve got half a mind to try this out as an experiment. (Although I can recall one time I used it spontaneously – with a very powerful outcome!)
With that I’m turning this topic over to you all. Have you gotten feisty before and seen results? Or does it work better when you Intend – or maybe even Hope? What are your thoughts?