Some people—sometimes—lose hope before getting what they want. Others—at other times—wait for the other shoe to drop once they do. We are so trained to believe that nothing comes easy.
Abraham emphasizes the importance of keeping up with yourself. You want what you want. Sooner or later you’ll get it. Then what?
At times, there is as much challenge in the having as there is in the wanting. Have you ever witnessed something like this: a friend buys a new car, but then continually fears someone scratching or denting it?
There’s no right or wrong way to manifest. When desire outweighs belief, you might manifest an experience before you’re ready for it. You might get that new car or phone or boyfriend/girlfriend and then worry…a lot…about denting/breaking/losing it…for a while.
Keep in mind: there is Perfection in the Universe. One way or the other, you will get there.
More and more, I am training myself to remember that it is a matter of time, not a matter of if. It does take the pressure off. And if you find yourself feeling rushed by that notion that you only live once, forget it…push it out of your mind. Life is unending. The young wish to be older, and the old wish to be younger, and both will get what they want…in time.
Another thought I’ve been exercising is this: when something shows up—just the way I wanted it, even if it doesn’t feel as good as I had hoped, I take a moment to acknowledge it.
“This is exactly what I wanted.”
The beauty in this is the realization that you do get what you want. When it doesn’t feel as good as you had hoped, first acknowledge that you got what you asked for, then ask for what you now want. Then remember it is a matter of time, not a matter of if. Reach for appreciation. If you can’t appreciate the experience for one reason or another, appreciate the fact that you did get what you asked for…and then continue forward from there.
One last comment. If you are a detail person, bask in the details. I’ve had times when I itemized the details of my desire. I wanted an apartment that had this, and this, and this…item after item. And when I’ve done this, I’ve also manifested this…not just once, but time and time again.
Creating and creativity are in the details. Some of you simply want something that feels good, others of you want very specifically detailed items and experiences. To each his and her own. Acknowledge the whole and/or the details…but know that you can have what you specifically want. It is not a matter of if…it needn’t be a matter of how…it is simply a matter of when. And the when is decided by your alignment…by your readiness and/or belief and/or desire.
We are trained to think that the time between desire and manifestation is about: making it happen, earning it, becoming worthy of it, working hard for it, saving money for it, begging and pleading for it. None of these is true.
The time between desire and manifestation is simply us readying ourselves to have what we want.