Creation only happens in the present moment. That which was created has passed. That which has not been created does not exist.
Fun exercise: Test this concept next time you enter a raffle or lottery. Exactly as the winning numbers or name is being drawn, intensely focus your mind on winning and repeat your numbers in your head. Notice your victories. This tiny trick has more power than simply saying, “I hope I win that raffle or lottery.”
Honoring and accepting one’s journey and that of others is essential. Everyone’s method toward discovering truth, connection, and unity is unique. No way is better than the next. We cannot compare or judge. My intentions are not to say one method is right. I share only from personal experience.
In this post, we take a deeper look at manifestation, conscious creation, and surrender exploring their meanings, nature, methods, and processes.
Manifestation applies to expression, production, and creation. The type of manifestation I want to focus on takes place in the world of form and matter, where from a spark, we create in the earthly realm. Inspiration through the energy of a flash enters the human vessel and is expressed across multiple planes - in the mental plane through words and sound, in the emotional plane through movement (energy in motion), and in the physical plane through tangible product. Energy becomes denser (slower moving and in a sense “hardened”) when we manifest from spark to physical object. The sequence of events may go something like this: inspiration becomes thought, then word, then action, then outcome.
Humans as Manifestors
As humans, we are manifestors and can master the art of manifestation. Some naturally manifest without training while others learn how to enhance their abilities. Even the naturally inclined manifestor can sharpen or refine his or her ability to manifest. We all have this power.
Various tools and practices are used in the manifestation process. These include but are not limited to chants, prayer, visualizations, rituals, affirmations, intention setting, crystal work, candle work, spoken word, mind focus, breath work, and movement of light. In addition to tools and actions used to direct energy, subtle body work includes healing, clearing, opening, and creating space through which energy can flow. Manifestation is a balance between action and non-action, between moving into alignment and leaving space for results.
First, we experiment with tools and then recognize the ability to create. Once knowledge and trust ensue, refinement follows. Fine tuning methods increase specificity, efficiency, and outcome. The overall intention of any manifestation work is to align with divine will, highest self, and produce an outcome for the greatest good of all.
Not all manifestation is aligned with the greatest good of all such as the systems and infrastructure in our current world. Much of what exists today was created by ego-driven human will - the desire for money, power, authority, or “problem” solving. Not all were creating from a conscious place of awareness, divine will, alignment with highest self, and for the greatest good of all.
More and more humans, however, are waking up and creating from a place of consideration for the environment and others. Ultimately the source from which humans create varies. The spark of inspiration can be manyfold - reaction to a prior event, the effect of strong emotion, ego driven will, or soul cravings. We attempt to create as consciously as we can, but again the outcomes depend on our level of awareness and knowledge of truth.
Personal Story: An Epiphany
Earlier this year, I had an epiphany, which led me to take a deeper look at manifestation. What came to my attention was that the majority of manifestation work I had been practicing revolved around physical outcomes. Examples included a home, a job, a lover, money, resources, a car, friends, communities, travel, adventures, experiences, people, activities, roles, and more things.
I then began focusing less on things and more on states of being or conditions such as peace, calmness, contentment, happiness, love, and so on.
As more desired outcomes came to fruition, the process became smoother, less of a production, and more second nature. Depending on my wishes, I intended segments by days, weeks, months, years, and so on.
However, a common pattern existed. After achieving one goal and then the next, there was always the need for more. Something was incomplete. Happiness and contentment were present, but I could not pinpoint the missing piece.
After asking for insight into what this void could be, the answer was wholeness but what did that mean?
After traveling throughout the UK in majestic, pure nature, I arrived home and would sit in open eyed meditation before a white wall. Months prior I had experienced greater detachment from physical objects and scenarios. As my gaze extended further and further into the white abyss, meaning dwindled. Soon nothing was meaningful. I was a little scared - “is this depression?” I thought. “Am I going crazy?” “How can I start to care about things?”
I then began asking myself, “what do you desire? What do you want to manifest and create?” Nothing. No hints. No response. Nada… Days, weeks went by. I didn’t feel like manifesting or creating anything. What a shock! I mean seven planets retrograde but still, nothing??
Then one day, in front of the white wall, so far out, so detached, a clear and booming message came through. That message was: In nothingness stands God. An overwhelming sense of tingling and love filled my body. Love and light poured into that missing sliver. I felt whole!
A few hints preceded this turning point. Months prior, while in the Akashic records, I asked, “what’s my purpose?” The response was: “to build the kingdom of heaven on Earth.” My eyes opened. Isn’t that biblical, I thought? I then began getting more and more language from the bible and looked into it further. Though I do not consider myself a particular religion and pull from many traditions, most recently biblical lexicon has come through.
Surrendering to God’s Will
After the desire to manifest ceased, and the white wall days integrated, I arrived at a new method of creation that is still forming and developing.
After this epiphany, of course the whole world didn’t change. Challenges and friction still exist. However, my perception of value and my approach toward creation shifted. Rather than starting from the question, “what can I manifest?” I surrender by opening to the will of the Creator, ask for the call, and wait. “Where am I called to show up?” Openness and non-action initiate the process. Then divine guidance prompts action.
Prior I thought that I was creating in alignment with Source and for the greatest good. However, even if we hold this belief, there are elements hidden in the human subconscious and unconscious that influence outcomes. Only full surrender to God’s will removes bias from the human conscious, subconscious, and unconscious realms. Surrender is space and listening for the call to create, to speak, and to act.
Faith and Trust
Surrender may cause the will to question or uprise, particularly the ego facet (the survivor, the separatist, the special one). Without the creation of forms that provide our subtle bodies with comfort and ease, a new element is required - faith. Faith and trust are by no means blind, for you know that you are on track. It’s just that this path is dark and unlit. Sometimes the work is to let go, to get off track from the path you were on.
The other day my car accidentally went on “TRAC OFF” mode, and I was like, “WTH is that?” After reflecting, the message was that more surrender is needed. Let go to find the right path.
How then do we navigate?
New Method of Creation
As I said before, the approach of surrender is new for me, and the method is still in development.
Step 1 - Explore
Explore your deepest soul level desires. Ask, “what does my soul want?”
Exercise: Close your eyes. Ask yourself, “what do I want right now?” What comes to mind? When I did this, what came to mind was a new home and a new job. Close your eyes again. This time ask, “what is my soul’s deepest desire?” Notice what comes to mind. Is it the same or different? When I asked the latter question, what came to mind was, I want a deep connection with a romantic partner. Quite unexpected! This desire was resting beneath the surface. What are your deepest desires? Go deeper, beyond stuff!
Step 2 - Decide
After exploration, determine what your soul wants.
Step 3 - Ask
Ask God with your full focus and heart for these desires.
Step 4 - Align
As we know, alignment is dynamic and requires constant adjustment. Once you are in alignment, you must articulate and stay aligned. Ask for guidance on how to align. Alignment comes in many forms.
Step 5 - Surrender
After you have asked for your desires, wait, and follow guidance. Outcomes may be instant, take time, or come in another form.
In sum, my prior method of manifestation kept me comfortable and happy. I had all the “stuff,” went to all the places, felt the good feels, had amazing relationships, happiness, excitement, adventure, and so on. However, with all of this, there was the tiniest sliver missing.
After returning from Scotland and connecting more closely with the Creator, that void is filled. Merging with the creator is wholeness! Other states felt and seemed close, but there was always a subtle lack.
This realization led me away from manifestation as I knew it to the discovery of a new method, one that entails complete surrender to God’s will, listening, and then acting.
Currently I am in the phase of exploring deepest desires, which are more abstract than before. Some include: 1. a closer connection with God and Self. 2. a beautiful, working world 3. deep, meaningful connections with all beings 4. freedom and space to clearly and abundantly create 5. infinite love, space, bliss, beauty, and harmony
I believe this method leaves space for divine outcomes that are unimaginable with human will alone!