I have seen things like "be careful what you wish for." or some stories about things backfiring or manifesting in bad or not as good ways and it has made me cautious and somewhat nervous. Does anybody have any advice or input?
Don’t cause yourself unnecessary concern. The stories you have read will all have lessons, but you can and will learn these yourself without reading them too. Often times, we get in our own ways of manifesting things, or we mistakeningly believe that things have to look a particular way and the universe will often deliver things in ways we can’t even imagine. It is important to have fun with manifesting things and enjoy the process. Things like meditating are really good for people with nervousness about things because it calms both the mind and body and its one of the reasons you will often see it cited as a good thing to do so – when you feel nervous do that!
thank you! I really appreciate your reply. these stories got me paranoid haha
for example if you wanted somebody to text you and they said something you wouldn't want, you want to lose weight and you get sick, making you lose the weight or you want money and somebody dies
Okay a few things here. Using your example, getting somebody to text you is one thing (and actually quite easy to do) but you want to look at why you want that. What is it you are wishing to create by that text? You see if you can identify the reasons why you want it, then you start becoming that energy and vibration and volia universe delivers. Now you can’t control people – nor can you over ride their free will. We all have that as a gift. However the belief you have in what they say should not be more powerful than what you truly believe. You see if someone does say something bad to you – the amount of focus you put on it and the belief you have in their ability to state future occurences will work together to create that. If instead you realised they were being hurtful or off target with what they said and you didn’t believe it would happen then you would destroy that in that instance from ever occuring. Now with wanting to lose weight – again its helpful to look at why you want to do so. Being sick is one way of achieving that for sure – but not the only way and if you are following LOA principles you will often do things to feel good (and thus your vibes start rising) and then you will naturally (and often without realising) lose weight without any adverse reactions. A large part if where you choose to focus. I.e. you can focus on money (or the lack of) and guess what – universe gives you more of that!
I got in a car accident once - someone pulled out in front of me and I couldn't stop. It totaled my car. Looking back on the experience I realized that I attracted the experience because I really didn't want to go where I had to go. I was resisting it in my mind thinking how much I didn't want to go. After wrecking my car I didn't have to go, so I guess I got what I wanted, just had to lose my car in the process. :(
Another time I got pulled over by a cop for speeding and got a ticket. I didn't realize I was speeding, I was just upset because I had to go over to my grandparents house and help them with stuff and I really didn't want to have to do that. So again I was resisting it in my mind. So from these two experiences I learned that if you have to go somewhere you don't want to fight it in your mind or you could attract a ticket or an accident.
One of the first books I read about LOA warned that you should be careful what you wish for. I can't remember the name of the book, but she tells a story about a guy that asked the Universe for a certain amount of money. Then I believe he ended up getting in a car accident and he lost one of his arms. He ended up getting the exact amount of money he asked for from the insurance.
She taught in her book how to create these affirmation-like prayers that you repeat over and over to attract your desires. And one of the things you say at the end of your prayer is "it comes to me now in a safe and loving way according to divine will and the free will of all concerned". That way it doesn't come to you in a bad way.
I'm not sure, but I imagine that when things come in a bad way it's probably because we have some resistance in our vibration. Resistance to what we're focusing upon, whether it's something we want or something we don't want.
I think the underlying thing about this statement is what I called 'fearful spirituality.' That is to say, spiritual advice, which although well-intended, actually comes across very negatively and people don't realise. When this happens, it can have the effect of doubt and nerves which you have experienced. I would say the way around it is to remind yourself a number of times, that the Universe is a benevolent and loving higher power, and wants the best for you. The only way this can be interfered with is by our own negative beliefs. When these aren't there and when we believe different things, we get better realities. The phrase 'be careful what you wish for' basically means 'is this really what you want to manifest?' But in my opinion, if it wasn't right for you, your higher self (which is connected to the highest intelligence in the Universe) wouldn't have given you the desire in the first place. That just wouldn't make any sense at all.
So remind yourself of these things, and when manifesting, you can also affirm THIS OR SOMETHING BETTER, NOW MANIFESTS FOR ME AND FOR THE GOOD OF ALL.
ok so i really don't have to worry about bad things happen when I'm trying to manifest? it doesn't really make sense that a simple (or even complicated) manifestation would result in such terrible things like loss of life or limbs or sight
also thanks for the reply
No you don't have to worry. Those negative things only happen when people are manifesting, but their underlying feelings are negative. If you are believing in the positive, then that is what you will get.
great so you just have to manifest things to make you happy or feel better. what would be an example of a negative underlying feeling just so i know
You want to manifest a lot of money, but feel bad about money, so it comes to you in a negative way (such as a redundancy payment).
You want a new job, but don't actually like working, so you get a job which seems ideal, but which then turns out to be bad for you.
You want a holiday, but feel guilty about taking one when something is happening elsewhere in your life, so you manifest one at an inconvenient time.
These could be examples.
Thank you. I really appreciate your help.
"Manifestation" literally means how something shows up as a definition. What most people mean when they refer to manifestation is the process of actualising. Abraham talks about actualising things moreso in the past year and they addressed that most people use the term "manifesting" to mean creating something which it is not. They also explained that part of the reason for going up the emotional scale and feeling good is because it creates from an energetic perspective rather than a physical (which follows the energy). It was a fascinating insight for me.
Now if negative things are created, then the way I think of it is that we can equally uncreate it or create something even better. Creation isn't a one time only thing at all - rather its a multilayer thing.