The stages of manifestation
Kat asks, “I would like to make clear the topic of driftwood in LOA. Let’s say that after several disastrous jobs, you leave the industry which you had selected and take a course. In that course, you meet not only one soul mate, a male you most definitely could have married, but also a female, who is a soul sister. You have an incredible time, and vibe with cool people like you (no bozos), and it seems these exams are doable after all. Also, you ask to observe future profession-related office scenarios, i.e., on the job in your field, and they welcome you with open arms, something that was not possible before. You are even told you can work there; all you need to do is get a certain score on the exam.
Is what I am describing various driftwood situations? Basically, indicators letting you know that you are indeed on the right path, i.e. the one that matches your vibration? With LOA, I notice things appear to me as I follow the path I am a match to and I am aware of the synchronicities.”
I’m not sure that I would use the word “driftwood”, simply because it makes it seem like these are just random experiences that are floating into your reality. That’s not the case. These are manifestations.
The thing about manifestations is that they don’t just happen all at once. In fact, if that happened, we wouldn’t be very happy. If you woke up in the morning with three more kids than you had yesterday, you might get a bit stressed. We want things to happen incrementally, that’s part of living and enjoying life. And, we want them to happen easily. Only, when they do, we question it. Isn’t life supposed to be hard? Are we going to have to “pay” for all this happiness later?
You lined up with the feeling that a different job experience would bring you. Now, more and more manifestations that feel like that, and which move you closer to what you want, are coming in. So, the course is actually easy for you. You meet awesome people. The job you want comes to you easily and naturally. You didn’t have to make anything happen. It just did.
This, my dear, is what life is like when you line up your energy, get out of the way and let the Law of Attraction take care of the details. You get everything you want and you don’t have to struggle for it. How freaking perfect is that?
Do stray thoughts cause manifestations?
Awesome Dude asks: “I still sometimes don’t understand this universe. My POV creates my reality, and that scares me. What is this underlying fear I have about my body… it’s this feeling that ‘something bad is gonna happen.’ Like I’ll be eating pizza and I hear that cheese can clog you up so I’ll be all like ‘shit, this could clog me’ and then I think ‘oh shit, am I now creating this because my POV creates my reality?’ I’d like to LEAVE MYSELF AND BODY ALONE and think about other stuff. It’s like I’m obsessed with myself. It would be so cool to stop wondering if I’m creating some problem with my body.
Another example: I’ll be driving my friend’s car and have a thought of ‘What if I crash and owe him money after?’, and then I’ll say, ‘no, I’m not choosing that’, but then I’ll still have this wondering of ‘What if because I thought that thought, it’s actualizing and the universe will bring it to fruition??’”
This is a question I get a lot. Do the stray thoughts we have throughout the day create our reality? If you think about driving off the bridge while you’re going over it, will that manifest?
Here’s the short answer: Probably not.
Need more? Yeah, I figured. So, here we go:
Your thoughts don’t directly create your reality, at least not in the way that you seem to think they do. You line up with a frequency, which elicits a certain feeling or emotion. Continue to line up with that frequency and don’t interfere too much, and experiences that match that emotion will start to manifest. Often, these experiences will be the ones that you’ve associated with that emotion. So, if thinking about Superbowl tickets makes you feel all giddy, and you keep feeling all giddy, then the tickets will most likely manifest. They will be the manifestation that will most easily provide you with that giddy feeling. If, however, there’s something else out that that’s an even better match to that feeling, that will manifest instead.
Now, when you have the stray thought of having an accident, notice how it feels. What you are thinking in that moment, may not even be about the accident, but rather about letting someone down or getting into trouble, or fears of financial strain. If this is a feeling you have often, then you may manifest something that matches that. But it probably won’t be an accident. It will be something that perfectly matches your fear of obligation, getting into trouble or financial strain. In that case, you’d do well to figure out why you often feel like that and deliberately shift your thoughts to better feeling ones. The more you practice this, the easier it will get, until thoughts on these subject are automatically more positive.
If it’s not a feeling you have often, then don’t worry about it. You’re not going to be sufficiently lined up with it to manifest it.
Would coaching kill the career of an artist?
Awesome Dudette asks, “Hypothetically, if you had met Marilyn Manson or Michael Jackson would your help have destroyed their music career? I.e., if they no longer had the resistance and differing world view that created this magnificent and strange artist-resistance and all. Would some artists actually be worse off (art-wise) if they were perfectly balanced “normal” people? Would people like Amy Winehouse have written pop songs instead of the deep and sad things she wrote about? Would the curing of some people actually be of detriment?”
This is a great question. Could getting rid of an artist’s suffering kill their creativity? The answer isn’t really simple. It depends on the individual. If an artist believes (as many do) that they must suffer in order to be creative, then yes, getting rid of the suffering would kill that. However, as part of the coaching process, this belief would be addressed as some point, meaning, the creativity would be restored.
Getting emotionally healthy and connecting with Who You Really Are is never going to be detrimental to you. Please note that I’m not going to defend all kinds of therapy and counseling or even all kinds of coaching. Certainly, people have been left worse off by working with practitioners who either weren’t a good fit, or didn’t know what they were doing (although, in that case, that would’ve been a manifestation of their resistance, as well). But when you truly connect with Who You Really Are, you don’t lose the best parts of you. You gain access to more.
When an artist gets into the zone, they are actually in a state of allowing. They are connecting to a higher frequency, often with tremendous force (due to tremendous desire) and allowing the inspiration to flow. What do you think inspiration is? It’s the energy of Who You Really Are coming through.
If, however, that artist has a great deal of resistance to that flow, feelings of unworthiness, a belief that they must suffer to create, that they should have gone to law school instead, etc., then that will introduce some obstacles to that flow. The flow will not slow down, but it will become more painful than enjoyable. If you drive down a straight road unimpeded, then going really fast is going to be fun. But put some gravel on that road and maybe a few potholes, and driving at that same speed will make the teeth rattle around in your skull like Yatzhee dice in a cup. Having a lot of resistance would be the equivalent of putting up a brick wall in the middle of the road. Slamming into that puppy at top speed isn’t going to feel good.
This is, incidentally, why many artists turn to drugs – it artificially and temporarily releases that resistance so the flow of that creative, inspired energy becomes easier. They then think that the drugs unlock their creativity, when in fact, it merely cleared the way. Meditation would’ve done the same thing. Maybe we could come up with a slogan. “Heroin: The lazy man’s meditation.” Yeah… probably not.
That being said, the subject matter and feeling of an artist’s songs will mirror their vibration at the time of writing. Their performance will do so as well (this is why artists often don’t like performing some of their old songs. They no longer resonate). So, it’s entirely possible that the music of a happy shiny Amy Winehouse would’ve been different. It may well not have appealed to the same people (the music you listen to generally matches your mood). She wouldn’t have been any less talented, but her music would’ve attracted a different group of people.
So, could my coaching or any other kind of therapy have ruined Amy Winehouse? Well, we have to remember that the word “ruined” is totally subjective. Happy people generally don’t make tortured music. This doesn’t mean that a happy Amy would’ve sung about rainbows and unicorns, but she would’ve brought a different perspective to the subjects she cared about. And if you no longer resonated as much with that perspective, you might well declare her music “ruined”. That would be your call.