Without Lifting a Finger
Some who criticize those of us who work with the law of attraction – indeed even some supporters of deliberate creation principles – say that positive thinking is well and good, but action is required to get results.
Indeed, many manifesting formulas include taking inspired action.
But sometimes we mistake what “inspired action” really means.
If you’ve read Adventures In Manifesting, you know that one of my inspired actions was to go to bed for four days and read a book (which led to a complete reversal of my bad luck in foster dog adoptions).
If you’re familiar with Pray Rain Journaling, you know my inspired action was to take a long goof-off lunch (which put me in the elevator with a perfect prospect at the perfect time, leading to a record-breaking short sales cycle).
These are not unusual experiences, for me or other creators.
In fact, just this week I experienced success without any action at all on my part, other than saying “yes, thanks.” That happens often enough that I do not consider action to be a required element of manifesting.
That story: rock and roll icon KISS was coming to town; a performance I’d never seen live. Missing the “hottest show on earth” by a band I grew up loving wasn’t an option; yet, surprisingly, I never felt inspiration to buy tickets. Puzzling, I know! But I’m getting better at living from inspiration rather than “shoulds,” so I never bought tickets.
The day before the show my ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend decided she couldn’t use the fourth row tickets she’d bought at a premium ($250 a seat!), so I found myself in a much better seat – free, to boot – with fabulous company. (Front row folks are die hard fans!)
Which wouldn’t have happened had I bought my own tickets.
My point: sometimes we think taking inspired action means we have to feel good about posting a dating profile online, or get excited about starting an online newsletter for our business, or finding an exercise routine we enjoy.
But what you want can happen in a bazillion different ways! Many of those ways much better than you’ve been imagining.
The fact is sometimes inspiration just doesn’t look anything like you think it “should.”
That’s the thing about inspiration – you can’t dictate or predict it.
And smart creators don’t question it when they feel it. 🙂
Sometimes you get what you want without lifting a finger. Our power, after all, is in managing our energy to create vibrational alignment to our desire. Not in “making it happen.”
It’s worth adding, though, that those who believe action is required in order to get what they want are right.
Those who believe action is optional are also right.
Our beliefs rule.
I personally have nothing against action, but if you’re taking some that’s holding up your alignment, it’s worth rethinking the role you think it plays in effective creation.
You may just find Universe whispering something you didn’t recognize because it didn’t line up with your idea about what you “should” be doing.
This is your reminder Universe likes to play with us when we make room for it, and will do the heavy lifting if we simply believe it’s possible and let it.