The Manifesting Learning Curve

If you’re new to law of attraction and the art of conscious creation, this post may not make sense.

And that’s good. Continue on your merry way rocking it out with law of attraction in your pocket. (No need for me to spoil your ride!)

For the rest of us who have been playing with these principles for some time, we’ll likely recognize we’ve had a different sort of experience.

Let’s consider the myth versus the reality of the manifesting learning curve. Begin with the myth:
Manifesting Learning Curve Myth











Wouldn’t it be nice if that’s how it went for all of us – a comfortable and smooth, perfectly predictable path to success as a powerful creator.

For many, however, we have a different experience. Our journey of the LOA learning curve is more like riding the Swiss Alps – an unending string of highs and lows that would make any manifester queasy. Perhaps you’re familiar with this routine:
The Manifesting Learning Curve Reality













And yet, God bless our hopeful hearts, we persist. Because we are on the leading edge, where it isn’t always pretty, and roads aren’t always paved smoothly, and cautions aren’t always posted.

But it’s okay, because we’re up for this ride. We know what’s in ultimate store for us as conscious creators. We know what we’re laying down for those who follow. And we revel in finding our way through this new world with the inner technology that we are still discovering the potential of.

Thank the stars above for good company along the way.

Happy travels, fellow manifesters.

  • July 14, 2014
  • Jeannette says:

    Yes, I also had that experience, Sam. (Of being freaked out at first to discover this power to create reality!)
    Here’s to getting used to those powers and putting them to good use! 🙂

  • Sam Curtis says:

    Ultimately, we are re-training our brains and that is always going to take a while. When we consider all the years before discovering LOA that we gradually learnt to leave the magic of childhood behind and take on all of the problems and seriousness of the grown-up world – cos that’s what most of us were conditioned to do – then naturally, despite that first ultimate high when we realise the potential of our thoughts, it’s going to take us a while to unlearn all that we have learned. I know I have had some hug peaks and troughs. Some of the highest peaks definitely happened straight after reading Rhonda’s books. As much as they do get a shed load of bad press, for me, they were a sheer delight and she was probably ‘the one’ to explain the basics to me at the right time in my life. Of course I have gone on to devour as much as I can on the LOA by as many authors as I can since then! And I don’t know if this rings true for anyone else, too, but initially I was scared of the power I suddenly discovered I had. And that reminds me of the classic Marianne Williamson quote about our biggest fear not being that we are not good enough, rather that we are super powerful. Alas, Marianne says it so much better, but you probably get my gist… Sometimes it takes us a while to accept that we are worthy enough of this great gift… and then we are ready to go off again and use it!

  • Glad you enjoyed it, Scott. Thanks for posting to say so. 🙂
    And Nneka, I know what you mean about feeling the discord more strongly than before. I’ve heard Abe describe that about Esther, how she’ll lose her mind over the printer not working right or something like that. lol
    I’m going to take that as a good sign. 😉

  • LOVE this post Jeannette!!!
    Every time I remember, I ask myself how I could have ever forgotten. The great news is that my time in forgetfulness is shrinking and less frequent. The curve is smoothing out.
    One thing though, I feel discord so much more acutely now. You would swear that the whole world is crumbling around me when I’m just a wee bit out of alignment. I mean, life is really good and I leverage the Law of Attraction consistently. But when I feel a bit of discord, I throw a tantrum like a 2 year old.

  • Scott says:

    this is EXACTLY what I needed to read today. Thank you!!

  • noelle says:

    Funny Julie, Bashar says that we’re all just living the same “now moment” all the time, just from different perspectives! Thats quite a mindbender, huh?!

  • Good point, Julie. We are still making progress through the “ups and downs” of our experience!
    Brian, thanks for sharing that. Love how Bashar says the “lulls” are about stopping to smell the roses (absorbing what we’ve learned and how to apply it). And “redefine the low AS high” -brilliant!

  • noelle says:

    Omg Brian, that was such a perfect Bashar video for this topic!!! Thank you for posting it:)! Love love love Bashar too, and how he “reframes” everything as GOOD!

  • Brian says:

    This video of Bashar reminded me of the 2nd graph:
    Bashar – Highs and lows

  • julie masters says:

    Definitely gonna pin this one! LOVE IT! 🙂
    I’d have to add that I’ve noticed this about all kinds of things over the years, not just my LOA learning curve. But then I realized that my learning experiences were more like moving up a spiral, rather than going around in circles or up and down. And even though I kept revisiting the same “issue” it was actually always from a little bit different (and often more meaningful, or “embodied”, as Ken wisely said)perspective. Thank goodness!! 🙂
    And yes, it’s wonderful to be in such great company!!

  • Omword, Ken, SO TRUE!! (“Realization is not the same as embodiment”!)
    I’m so glad you’ve found this site helpful in bringing your LOA practice to life.
    And Yolande – I’d say that based on the comments here, we’re in good company in not being ‘perfect’ as we master the art of manifesting. Like Noelle said, there is some relief/solace in that thought for me, too.

  • Yolande says:

    Oh, how I laughed when I saw the second chart, that is sooooo me! Thanks for showing me I don’t have to be perfect…

  • Ken says:

    I tend to feel like I’m learning and re-learning and re-starting with better knowledge. One thing I have learned is that realization is not the same as embodiment and I need to spend time in that feeling space in order to shift my old thinking to the truth. This site has been tremendously helpful in making the practice of flowing in a higher vibration more accessible.

  • Pin away, Letty! (That’s the first thing I did when I published it – so proud of my little graph skills.) ha
    And here’s to enjoying the rollercoaster. 🙂

  • Letty says:

    Love the images. Want to Pin them! The roller coaster of life and loa!

  • Glad you enjoyed it, Katy. Smiling is good for the vibe!
    And Mrs. C., I’m a big Bashar fan myself. 😉

  • Mrs. C says:

    Yeah I can really understand why “The Secret” had so much of a back lash regardless of the success.
    The thing is I know what works for me. I have tested it and got results in many areas of my life BUT the thing is I just need to stick to my method instead of trying new methods, adding or changing my current method.
    I also stopped buying LOA books/DVD’s for a while now but yet I still read/ watch all the Youtube vid’s, which just repeats what I already know. So I am done with all the gurus and current trends in Quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum theory. This helped a lot when I found out that most of these so called gurus are scammers. But it doesn’t stop me from loving Bashar all the way into my new reality.

  • Katy says:

    OMG this is too funny! Because it’s true!! I can certainly identify with the second chart for pretty much every example. Sigh..also a long time LOA-er – I still get frustrated and then thankfully ‘relieved’ that I know this and keep plugging away! Thanks for a smile this morning and for knowing I am in good company! 🙂

  • Good point, Kylie – if practicing conscious creation makes you happier, you’re already an automatic winner!
    Thanks, Janette. (I laughed a lot while using the mouse to try to draw straight lines and curvy lines.) lol

  • Janette says:

    Plus – Nicole – oscillations. OMG, of course! Science rocks.

  • Janette says:

    Hey!! You’re doing a Mike Dooley on me – bug in my head LOL!!!
    Freakingly accurate. Also, good drawing heheh 😉

  • Kylie says:

    Your “Reality” chart was so spot on! Very funny as I have thought all of those things. Sometimes wonderful things happen without trying or when we just let go. I am always happier when I practise LOA so I guess it is worth it just for that feeling! 🙂

  • I agree, Noelle – even though it might feel like a bunch of ups and downs, overall we ARE getting better with it!
    I’ve also learned to get used to (and even appreciate) those occasions where it feels like things “click” at an even deeper level than before.
    Here’s to continued expansion and learning and understanding!

  • noelle says:

    Omg….I know this isn’t an “enlightened” response but i’m sooo relieved i’m not the only one, lol;)!
    I’ve been practicing loa for about 15 yrs now and just when I think i’ve finally GOT it, well you know what happens, lol!
    But on the bright side I do always know the “bad” is coming and I seem to always be able to flip it and allow it all to work out really well for me anyway, even though before that happens I do experience some intense lows;)!
    And I always feel like i’ve gone up a “notch” on the understanding “how to be happy no matter what” scale! So, it’s all good and “perfect”, and I’m remembering that more and more during the lows too!
    I especially love this post Jeannette, since don’t have a whole lot of people who know loa(except online and in my phone mastermind group of 3) and I sometimes get very down on myself for not being a lot better at it, and this post made me feel a whole lot better!
    Now I can also stop asking myself what the *&#$ is wrong with me, which I KNOW doesn’t help my efforts either;)!
    So, thank you so much for this very timely post!
    With Much Appreciation for all of You,

  • Well said, Nancy.
    And Cassie, I like your revision skills!

  • Cassie says:

    I love the charts Jeannette!! They’re brilliant. I think I lived the second one, but somewhere along the way I’ve retold the story to be the first one 🙂 I think most of my friends do think I’m magic.

  • LOL, Nicole, thanks for the scientific explanation. I feel so much better now! 😉
    Jeannette, your charts crack me up. LOVE that the first one starts with “watch The Secret”! ROFLOL!!!
    To Nicole’s point, the more we line up with *what feels good*, the shorter the delay. Also, the sheer delight of the AHAs along the way also propel us forward. Looks like we need more lines in the chart to track delights and AHAs.
    Many blessings,

  • Indeed, Nicole, you’re as magic as they come. Hands down.
    And you’re so cute when you bring science to manifesting. (I’m going to read that one more time to let it sink in.) LOVE YOU!!

  • Nicole says:

    I love this for several reasons. #1) All My Friends Know I’m Magic. This is totally my reality!! But inside, I feel like the chart on the bottom. #2) I teach a mathematical modeling class where we talk about feedback loops, and *what causes oscillation in a chart of a stock, like manifesting capability, over time*. Answer? Delays! When materials or information take time to go from point A to point B, their effect on feedback loops will also be delayed. That means the dynamical system grows or decreases more than you might expect, but then tries to RECOVER
    If there was no TIME DELAY between intending something and believing it without question, there would not be any oscillations in our manifesting growth chart and we’d look more like the TOP chart on the inside than the BOTTOM one.
    So, science!

  • Here’s to enjoying that ride, Jill!
    I expect I’ll be right there with you. 🙂

  • Jill says:

    So true, thanks for the reminder! There might be some bigger peaks and valleys for me!!

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