I’m talking about how frustrated we get when we change our vibe but don’t get immediate results. That makes a lot of aspiring manifestors throw in the towel when they don’t see change happening.
This insight from Bashar is one of the most powerful I’ve heard on this subject. Stay with me here …
You know how on facebook when you start a status update, but then try to click off the page before you finish you get a message that asks if you really want to leave the page? And you have to confirm yes or no before you can proceed?
Conscious creation is kind of like that, it turns out.
We have to repeat our new instruction in order to create change in physical reality. One time doesn’t cut it.
Here’s how Bashar explains it:
The physical mind will assume that if it doesn’t see an exact one-to-one reflection in the circumstances that surround you with what it is you believe you’re giving off, you will think that something has failed.
This is where you get caught in your own paradoxical trap. Even though it is true that ‘what you put out is what you get back’ and that choosing a certain state of being determines the circumstances that surround you; the first stage or first reflection of that manifestation will usually look the same as it used to.
This gives you the opportunity to reinforce the new state of being by responding to the circumstances that look the same differently than you did before. And that is where you demonstrate that you truly have changed by responding to the circumstances differently even if they look the same as they used to.
That’s how it works.
The first reflection will usually be an echo of how it used to look. You must not respond to the echo as if that’s the representation of your new state.
You must respond to it as if you know it’s just an echo, and what you are putting out NOW – the NEW RESPONSE to the old circumstances – that will solidify the vibration of your preferred state of being and truly allow the circumstances to change themselves and take their cue from the new vibrations you’re putting out.
So don’t be fooled by the echo into thinking you’ve done something wrong or something’s not working. That’s the self-reinforcing mechanism that gives you a chance to decide whether you really want to change that circumstance or not.
Circumstances don’t matter; only state of being matters.
For me this is a much more satisfying explanation than the old “buffer of time” reply we usually get when asking why we don’t always see immediate manifestation after we adjust our vibe.
Think about it … how silly would it be if on facebook when I tried to click away with an unfinished status update, and saw the “are you sure you want to leave?” message, I just threw my hands up in the air in frustration and declared facebook won’t work for me. “It’s not listening!” or “I’m doing something wrong!”
The system clearly is working – all I have to do is understand how it’s set up. All I gotta do is click this box that says “yes, I really meant that.”
Same with manifesting. Rather than get frustrated that Universe isn’t responding to my new instruction, I just realize Universe needs to hear it from me consistently before it does its thing.
“Yes, I really meant financial abundance.” (I don’t let an ’empty-bank-account’ echo sway me from my new vibrational instruction.)
Or maybe if I was ordering up “raining men” I could actually think twice about whether I really want to juggle several at once. (That one’s worth being sure about, before you order that reality up!) Or I could make an important edit to my instruction: “raining fabulous men.”
This echo thing could really work in our favor to help us get our instruction right!
I know it’s easy to get frustrated when it seems our new vibration isn’t being matched – but just remember how it really works. You’ve got to be consistent in your new vibration regardless of what reality appears to be. Don’t be fooled by the echo.
You’re not doing something wrong; you’re not being ignored; you just need to be consistent in the new vibration you’re choosing.
Bashar’s persistent advice to us is to follow our highest excitement. That’s his answer to a lot of questions about how to manifest what we want.
That suggestion can fall a little flat for someone who feels like they don’t have a choice in going to a job they dread. Or don’t have enough money to do what they really want.
But he says to whatever extent you’re able, follow your highest excitement. It’ll lead you to everything and anything you want in life.
I love that advice.
Abraham offers this similar tip for living a life you love:
Do only those things you really believe you need to do (in order to keep life moving along the way it is), and do everything else you really want to do that you can cram into a day.
Tell everyone, “I’m gonna do as much as I can do that I really want to do, and a handful of things that I gotta do. But I’m leaning toward doing what I want to do.”
When you say “I’m free to do what pleases me,” before you know it what you do pleases you. Because you’re coming into alignment.
And when you’re in alignment, no matter what you do it’s fun. When you’re not in alignment, no matter what you do isn’t fun. – Abraham-Hicks
So if you’ve been dreaming of a day when life is filled with things you love, start by speaking it so and living it as much as you can now. Not waiting for the magic day when everything changes overnight – but gradually emphasizing the things you love while minimizing the things you don’t.
Practice that and it won’t take long before you’re truly living a life you love fully.
Who do you look to as the most reliable law of attraction resource?
Many of us in deliberate creation circles tune into Abraham-Hicks material.
And we listen to Mike Dooley, Neville Goddard, P’taah, Kryon, Wayne Dyer, Bashar, Seth, A Course in Miracles … the list goes on.
Often their messages are in alignment. Sometimes we hear conflicting information.
So who’s got it right … how do we tell truth from fiction?
And how do you choose who you rely on for guidance?
I hope you haven’t overlooked your best guru:
It can always only be you.
Yes, we often prefer things delivered on a platter by someone else. And it’s really easy to question our own ability to know the truth.
But it’s worth being able to sift and discern for ourselves, since relying on anyone or anything outside ourselves, 100% without question, can lead to trouble.
There’s a reason everyone doesn’t all agree on what the “truth” is – and that may be because there isn’t just one overriding truth.
(After all, if we each create our own reality – how could there be?)
Which is why looking to someone else to tell you how it is, or expecting/needing everyone to agree with how you think it is, is rather pointless.
Instead … there’s a part of you that knows the truth; that resonates when you hear it.
That inner chord of resonance is worth getting familiar with. So you can feel out your own truth for yourself.
That doesn’t mean we can’t benefit from tuning into others we’re feel drawn to. But if you hear something that doesn’t work for you, let that piece go. It doesn’t mean there isn’t value in the rest of the material if one aspect doesn’t fit.
It also doesn’t mean that if you and your friend resonate with completely different things that one of you is wrong.
Just make sure you’re choosing for yourself, according to what your inner wisdom says.
I myself have misdirected a fair amount of energy asking others what they think of so and so or such and such – looking for external reassurance that I’m plugged in properly rather than conducting an internal integrity check.
My personal signal for knowing my truth when I hear it is that I feel lighter and more empowered. Fear or heaviness is a sign it’s not for me.
What are your tips for recognizing helpful “truths” when you hear them? We’d love to hear how you know when you’ve run across information that serves you.
That would be good news for deliberate creators, since we know the world unfolds according to what we believe, know, and expect.
(Which is why I wrote about how to change beliefs last year.)
Some of us manifesters spend a fair amount of time identifying and reworking our dominant thought patterns.
In fact, I’ve wanted an effective, fast and EASY way to change beliefs ever since I learned how important they are.
Because it’s normal to get caught up thinking it’s hard work and takes a long time to switch up old thoughts.
While psych-k seemed to hold great promise for instantly rewriting new beliefs, I don’t personally experience the process as super downstream. (Plenty others love it, though, so check it out if you feel inspired.)
But I recently heard a different approach to this subject from Bashar that fits the fast, easy and effective criteria.
In this video clip a lovely young woman asks how to change beliefs and Bashar answers to this effect:
Your emotions are the key.
When you feel an “idea” you don’t prefer (like fear, self doubt, sorrow, sadness, etc.) the first thing is not to ignore or suppress it, but to feel it fully. Own it.
“Because you cannot change what you do not own.” (Love that!)
So just recognize, acknowledge, and own it.
Then ask yourself this question:
“What would I have to believe is true about my relationship to this situation in order to feel this way; to react like this?”
Your higher mind will help you find the beliefs that are generating that emotional experience.
Next, as soon as you identify the belief, it is gone.
“Because any belief, any definition that you consciously identify, that is out of alignment with your true self, when you identify it will automatically appear illogical and nonsensical. It won’t make sense. That’s how you know it’s out of alignment with your true self.”
So as soon as you identify the belief that’s out of alignment, it will automatically appear illogical to hold on to it, and in that second you will no longer have it.
Identification IS release!
Some say looking at what we “don’t want” isn’t a helpful practice (Abraham and Mike Dooley included), but despite that advice, I know many of us have had the experience that bringing something to light – just becoming aware of it – dissipates it! It’s like the conscious light of day poofs it away.
Bashar also shares that believing in your ability to change beliefs is the key that unlocks you and allows you to create the reality you prefer.
(Which, again, we do by getting in touch with the belief that is creating our current reality and replacing it with the belief we prefer. Thus generating the reality we want.)
If you’ve been making it hard work to change your dominant thought patterns, consider that it may be as easy as using your emotions to trace back to the source thought. And that simply identifying that thought allows its release.
Let’s face it – if we believe it can be easy, then indeed it must be. 🙂
Would love to hear your experiences with your belief work, if you care to share …