Here’s the thing about manifesting money. You can’t fake out the Universe!
When I work with clients and students on manifesting financial abundance, we frequently discover that what they think and say they want to manifest is not really what they want at all.
The question: “What do you really want?” is possibly one of the hardest we ever have to answer. No-one can answer it for us. And the answer constantly changes!
Maybe it’s because we spend an awful lot of time surrendering what we really want to the school system, to our employers, to our own families. We grow up learning to adapt. No wonder it’s hard to claim the Truth of our desires once we’re free to do so.
Here’s a list of what we frequently try to manifest, instead of what we really want:
1. What we think we can have
This one comes up a lot in my calls on the Divine Abundance Mentoring Circle. Instead of claiming the financial abundance we really want, we “settle” in our intentions for something more “attainable.” Of course, the attainable, safe dollar amount we choose doesn’t stir our passions, doesn’t excite us, and inevitably creates inaction.
2. What we think we should want
Just because a certain goal is upheld by our society, our family, or our peer group as desirable, doesn’t mean WE really want it! Maybe the business or income stream we want is highly unconventional. Maybe what we want to do with our financial abundance is unusual! I happen to know one successful entrepreneur who is currently building three volcanoes in his backyard. Really. After all, we’re creating money so we can have the lifestyle we really want … not the one that society prescribes for us.
3. What other people want
Your spouse may want to pay off the mortgage and tuck your extra income away in your retirement account – but is that what you really want? Everyone in your family will have different ideas of how they would spend or invest the additional income you manifest – but YOU are the manifestor! And if there’s someone who expects your financial assistance once you finally get your business rolling … you may well sabotage your own manifesting process.
4. The unnecessary “interim” solution
It’s funny how often we know what we want … and instead of manifesting our desired outcome, we create a series of “interim” steps that we have to manifest FIRST. For example, we may want to focus on manifesting money, but we tell ourselves that first we have to improve our health. So, before we can get to work on manifesting money, we tell ourselves we have to implement an exercise regimen. But we’re not really as excited about manifesting health as we are about manifesting money … and so we don’t follow through. Which is a really great way to keep us out of financial abundance!
This focus on interim goals is at times much less obvious and sneaky. In your business, you may feel you have to take additional steps, create additional programs, put infrastructure in place, hire a team … all of which MIGHT be necessary. But perhaps not! The idea that what we really want might be available NOW scares many of us. So much so that we delay manifesting our true desires with sensible, well-rationalized “interim” goals we must accomplish first.
5. The Universe To the Rescue
Sometimes our minds really, really want to magically manifest some miraculous, happy circumstance that instantly solves whatever problems we’ve created for ourselves. You know – the fantasy where we manifest big lump sums of cash from some unexpected source!
While the ego may love the idea of the Universe coming to our rescue, your Soul isn’t going to play along on this one! Remember that in order to manifest what “we want,” our Higher Self has to be on board, too.
Your Soul is here to experience itself as a powerful Divine Creator and to fully appreciate the process of choice and consequence. That means we create what we want – it doesn’t happen “to” us. Even if, at the level of ego, we wish it would!
It takes ALL of our Being to manifest what we want. If any part of us isn’t fully on board, we will not create results.
So – what do you REALLY want?
To your infinite abundance,
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