She had “canned tomatoes” on her list. I was grocery shopping for my sister.
When I got to the tomato aisle, I had to text her to find out if she wanted whole, crushed or diced tomatoes. And then whether she wanted 14 ounce cans or 28 ounce cans. And how many cans.
Good thing I could text her and ask.
Sometimes that grocery list feels like that’s what’s happening with our manifestations.
We get a manifestation but it’s not exactly what we wanted.
It’s as if we asked for “tomatoes” and we forgot to tell the Universe exactly what kind.
So then we get verrry specific.
We think up better words to use when stating our intentions.
Now another manifestation shows up and we see that the Universe got a different detail “wrong”.
So we add yet another clarification and more explanation to our description of what we want.
The problem is, that’s not how it works.
In fact, that usually throws a monkey wrench into the manifestation.
Most of the time, we’ll enjoy “better” manifestations when we back off from all those details. Because it’s not that the Universe doesn’t understand what you’re asking for.
Rather, there are two likely reasons you’re not getting exactly what you want. And I know you don’t want to hear the first one. 🙂
1. You’re not yet a match
Law of Attraction can only bring us what we’re a vibrational match to.
If we haven’t yet practiced the vibration of what we want to the point where we feel it and emanate it, then Universe can’t deliver it to us.
When the Universe keeps delivering the “wrong” thing, we need to be less specific.
Rather than make the description more detailed, aim to find the feeling place.
- We want to find the good feeling of the presence of the manifestation
- Not the frustrated “Let me explain what you got wrong” feeling
- And not the “How can I describe this better so you get it right next time” feeling
You want to be emanating the feeling of purpose, meaning, confidence and value that you want from the manifestation. That’s what will bring it to you.
But what if you’re feeling all that and what you want still hasn’t manifested?
2. It could be that you would be happier with something different
Source knows you better than you know yourself.
Well, that’s not strictly true. But Source remembers everything you want better than you remember it yourself.
And Source knows the manifestations that will most perfectly surprise and delight you.
Sometimes those manifestations are already bubbling up around us.
We overlook what’s being delivered because we’re looking for a specific manifestation.
It’s like we’re saying, “Universe, I want a hundred dollars.” But the Universe knows we really want the thing that the hundred dollars will buy.
So the Universe delivers the path that leads to the thing that we want.
And we don’t notice the path because we’re busy looking in our bank account for the hundred dollars.
Another example is, it’s like we’re saying, “Universe, I want to marry Morgan.” But Morgan keeps treating us badly and won’t make a commitment.
Meanwhile, Cameron shows up. And we don’t notice Cameron because we’re looking at Morgan. But Cameron is actually everything we want in a mate.
But Cameron isn’t Morgan, so we think we’re not getting what we asked for.
When the Universe seems to be getting things wrong, don’t get more specific.
Get more general. Think about how the manifestation would make you feel.
If it were the tomatoes, think about how the dish you’re planning to make will look, smell and taste. Then let the Universe bring the ingredients to you.
It may be that you wanted tomato paste after all.
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