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Playing Dress-Up

Playing Dress-Up

My eight-year-old daughter has a WonderWoman costume. Alas, it doesn’t fit me. But, I like to play dress-up in my mind. I imagine that I AM WonderWoman. I believe that I AM powerful. So powerful, that I can move physical things with my mind. I can manifest my reality. It’s fun to play….

The other day, I enjoyed remembering the experience of visiting a friend’s home and listening to music on their high-tech stereo with powerful speakers. The music created an intense impression. But, 25-years later, I could not remember the name of the album, the artist, nor recite a line from the lyrics. I felt frustrated. I wanted to listen to that music again—to see if it evoked the same intense impression. 

In my frustration, I stated loudly (though inside my head): “Universe, I command that this artist and music come to me by 10am tomorrow morning.” I was actually a bit bossy and demanding about it! Then, I promptly forgot about it and continued actively working on other tasks.

The next morning, in the course of some spring cleaning and reorganizing, I attempted to re-install the door on a closet in our storage room, in which I had stored a large CD rack full of old CDs. Through the process (which involved some brute force), I accidentally sent a shelf of CDs flying. They scattered across the floor.

I picked the CDs up quickly—at this point, I was running late. I turned to my left to pick up the last CD and, there on the floor, all by itself, I saw it and instantly recognized it: the music that I had listened to so many years ago. I had completely forgotten about my request so it came as a complete surprise. Coincidence? I think not.

In reality, I am WonderWoman and you are SuperMan—disguised as Diana Prince and Clark Kent. But, we’ve forgotten who we truly are. Playing dress-up—allowing ourselves to experience life from a light-hearted sense of playfullness—takes off the pressure.

The very first principle stated in A Course in Miracles says:

“The first principle of miracles is that there is no order of difficulty among them. One is not ‘harder’ or ‘bigger’ than another. They are all the same.”

We know, theoretically, that “we have to believe it to see it”. Yet, in our current state, we could sometimes use a little reassurance—a little bit of “seeing it” to support our “believing it”. These small “games” build our confidence. Try it for yourself!

The WonderWoman Formula:

  1. Clearly state the desire in words as a command.
  2. Feel emotion associated with the request.
  3. Include a deadline in the statement.
  4. Release the expectation—it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t happen—think of it as simply a game.
  5. Forget about it. 
  6. Actively engage in other pursuits.
  7. Feel the sense of surprise and wonder when your desire manifests in the most unexpected way!
Manifesting Reality

Manifesting Reality

In a previous series of posts, I discussed “manifesting” physical things. Perhaps you feel perfectly comfortable with the concept of “manifesting”; perhaps you thought “what on earth is she talking about?!” Do we have the power to manifest physical things? If so, how?

For thousands of years, philosophers have debated the nature of reality. Does matter give rise to mind or does mind give rise to matter? The rather cliché philosophical question “if a tree falls in the forest and no one sees it, did it really fall?” epitomizes this debate. Does reality require an observer? In recent decades, this philosophical debate has become a scientific one, explored through physics and cosmology. The documentary “The Simulation Hypothesis” explains scientific experiments executed to put this once philosophical question to rest:

Do we live in a biologically-based, mechanically functioning, physical universe?—Materialism. OR, do we live in a universe in which the observer actually participates in the manifestation of physical reality—the “Simulation Hypothesis”.

The Documentary’s Conclusions

From this site:

“Prior to observation, matter doesn’t seem to exist. Matter seems to be the result of an interaction between consciousness and waves of potential. This has been repeatedly demonstrated from the 1920s right to today through the double-slit experiment.

Most scientists now believe that materialism is not a valid worldview. Physicists now accept that particles do not exist as objects in the absence of observation. They exist only as waves, which transform into particles when observed. These waves are intangible and are a probabilistic description of where the waves might be if they were checked on. The waves that transform into a particle are only waves of potentiality. As Werner Heisenberg stated: “The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real, they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.”

Watch this fascinating documentary and see for yourself!

The Documentary: The Simulation Hypothesis

I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.” Max Planck

I must confess that I was unable to find an explanation for the atomistic character of nature. One must find a way to avoid the space-time continuum altogether, though I haven’t the slightest idea what kind of elementary concept could be used in such a theory.” Albert Einstein – October 1954

…the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however tenacious this illusion may be.” Albert Einstein – March 1955

Manifesting Success

Manifesting Success

My husband is a martial artist. As part of that culture, he follows and watches the UFC (Mixed Martial Arts organization). Last night, a current fighter, named Conor McGregor of Ireland, won the UFC Featherweight World Championship belt 12 seconds into the first round of his fight with one punch. According to my husband, Connor has quickly become infamous for his very overt confidence. In fact, he has been likened to Muhammad Ali for his very confident, outspoken comments. But, every fight, he predicts what will happen and then he makes it happen!

How does Conor McGregor do it?

The answer lies in his post-fight interviews:

When Connor is asked how he feels after winning the fight so quickly:

It feels beautiful. I dreamt this so much, so clearly, so precisely, and so frequently, that it has manifested itself into reality. It’s a dream come true…. I’m calm and tactical. I came in confident. I came in where many doubted me and I came in and said what I would do and I went and did it.

In another interview, when asked how he feels:

I feel clean. I feel like my work has paid off…. I just wanted to enjoy it, you know, a lot of people force their shots. I honestly believe power is an illusion. The perception of power is like, if it is tense and squeezed, I can see that a mile away. I just like to place and just let it go.

How can you do it?

So, based on Connor’s statements, what is the key manifesting success?

  1. Set a very clear goal.
  2. Focus on your goal. Dream it. Imagine it. Envision it in your mind clearly, precisely, and frequently.
  3. Fully expect your imagined outcome. Act as if it has already happened.
  4. Proceed calmly and confidently.
  5. Then, release your power over it. Relax and just let it go.

All conceptions are limitations of the conceiver.” Neville Goddard

Dare to believe in the reality of your assumption and watch the world play its part relative to its fulfillment.” Neville Goddard

Manifesting Pencils—Expecting

Manifesting Pencils—Expecting

Monday, October 12, 2015

On Thanksgiving Monday, our family enjoyed a glorious walk from our home, along the Grand River Trail system, following Cox Creek to the Grand River and then along the Grand River to Buggy Lane, close to West Montrose’s historic Covered Bridge. The route takes us through a hardwood forest, then across a meadow, then into a cedar forest—all beautiful in their own light. In the past, we hadn’t ventured as far as the cedar forest but our youngest daughter, Tessa, is now big enough for more strenuous hikes.

Within the cedar forest, we discovered a secret treasure trove in the form of an ice cream tub, perched in the branches of a tree. Out of curiosity, we retrieved it and opened it up. Inside, we found a note congratulating us for finding the treasure, a list of names of other people who had found it dating back to 2014, and a collection of little treasures with the instructions that we could take a treasure with us, if we left a different one behind. We desperately wanted to sign our names to the list but the tub did not contain a pencil or pen and we hadn’t brought one along. But, we did happen to have a treasure with us—a little rubber cat that was hanging from the zipper of our snack sack (Tessa doesn’t travel anywhere without a snack)—so we left the treasure to make ourselves known to the next group curious enough to retrieve the tub from the tree.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The next weekend, the beautiful Fall weather and bright leaves beckoned us back the same way. As I quickly packed a snack (see previous reference regarding the importance of the snack on any family outing), I remembered the need to pack a pencil. But, alas, in the bustle to get onto the trail, I forgot again and, before I re-remembered, we had set out far enough to make turning back for one too inconvenient.

I made the mistake of voicing my disappointment about the pencil aloud, much to the chagrin of us all at witnessing Tessa’s dramatic reaction and insistence that we could not go on without one. After some persuading, with such assumedly empty promises as “perhaps we’ll find one there this time,” we continued on.

Despite my references to witnessing some creative manifesting in the past (see past posts), it never occurred to me to outright ask the universe for a pencil. But, I suppose, in a rather unforthright way, I actually had voiced a request for one by suggesting that we may “find one there this time”.

Our walk takes us past a delightful picnic spot at the edge of the Grand River, created by the owners of the farm by which the trail passes. Complete with a picnic table and chairs shaded by willow trees, a campfire pit, and a bridge across to a small island, this spot provides the perfect location to stop for our snack.

This time, we enjoyed our snack sitting on a fallen log on the little island, before continuing along the trail and into the cedar forest. On this final leg of our journey, we eagerly rediscovered the secret treasure tub and peered inside. The items in it had indeed changed, indicating we were not alone in our treasure-seeking. We deposited another treasure into it, and this time Tessa took one out to keep at home until we returned it on our next hike. But, alas, still no pencil to write our names.

We returned the same way we had come. And, again, we lingered awhile at the special picnic spot. This time, I meandered over to the edge of the water to take in the view of the Grand. A bright, shiny object half-buried in the grass at my feet caught my eye. I knelt down to identify it and realized it was a bright pink, new mechanical pencil…in Tessa’s favourite colour. I could have found the pencil on our way to the treasure tub…but I wasn’t looking for it.

Every thought we think consciously or unconsciously sends a request out into the universe. The key for us then, is to: first, become aware of our requests and ensure we only request good things based on positive thoughts, not bad things based on negative worries; second, once we consciously make a request, to proceed with the full expectation that it awaits us.

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:25

Expect it.

Manifesting Grass—Receiving

Manifesting Grass—Receiving

The month of May has always been extremely busy for us. Birthdays, Mother’s Day, tax deadlines, and the start of gardening season all converge. Gardening, which should be a top priority, often gets relegated until June or even July. In the meantime, our yard turns into a veritable jungle of weeds before we can wrap our heads around finding the time to dig in.

This year, to add to the chaotic state of our property, we decided to abandon our front vegetable garden in favour of a smaller, more manageable raised garden bed. The large empty garden required tilling, weeding, levelling and finally seeding. Preparing the new area where we intended to place the smaller raised garden bed required moving two large boulders. A momentous effort.

Yesterday, I lamented having committed to additional events on the weekend and thought, oh, how are we ever going to get a handle on the gardens? This morning, we were awakened at the crack of dawn by the sound of large machinery. Our neighbour had hired landscapers to complete work on his property. They arrived complete with a flatbed truck of heavy equipment.

Around 10am, I looked outside and noticed the workmen sitting on the flatbed truck, idle. I decided to mosey on out to casually inquire in a friendly, nosey-neighbour kind of way. They reciprocated by telling me that their shipment of grass seed had not arrived. Until it did, they were stuck.

“Well, I ventured…would you like to complete some work for me in the meantime?” To my great joy, they agreed…and for a cash price that made my heart sing. I returned to work indoors and left them to their own devices. I didn’t want to push their generosity! Later, the doorbell rang and I assumed there were there to ask me if I wanted them to proceed with the work. Instead, I feasted my eyes upon a perfectly level piece of bare soil where my weed-filled garden had stood a half-hour before!

Their front-end loader made quick work of moving the large boulders and they carefully placed them to best advantage in my garden, offering me advice along the way. In one short hour, they completed work that would have taken us an entire weekend. I thanked them repeatedly and felt a weight lift—and they appeared sincerely pleased to have been of service to us. To top if off, I found a new bag of grass seed in the back corner of our shed and completed spreading it just as the first drops of rain fell.

The universe conspires to fulfill our needs abundantly—when we remove the barriers to receiving, we experience serendipity, synchronicity, accelerated progress, and unexpected gifts—enjoy them!

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

Manifesting Princess Castles—Accepting

Manifesting Princess Castles—Accepting

(Originally Written: April 22, 2013)

My little girls and I have been building a fairyland together. When I was 16, I inherited of collection of doll-house miniatures from my Great Cousin Dede. Countless tiny, exquisite items, including everything from multiple china tea sets, chandeliers, and royal crowns to canopy beds, full kitchen sets and cuckoo clocks. She left them to me because they had fascinated me as a child. But, at age 16, I didn’t know what to do with them. Despite not having an immediate purpose for them, I cherished her gift and carefully stored them away for future use.

Many years later, my girls grew old enough to appreciate these tiny treasures. Rather than simply purchasing a pre-made doll house, our imaginations led us to creating a Fairyland in which to place all these items. To that end, yesterday morning, I though: it would be nice to find a part of an old plastic kid’s castle or something that we could use as parts to build another section of the castle in their Land.

Yesterday afternoon, I drove to the bank in Elmira. The parking lot sported one of those metal boxes for donating clothes to charity. In front of the metal box, I noticed several garbage bags (assumedly of clothes) as well as part of a kids pink plastic toy castle!!!

But, it sat in the middle of a busy parking lot and in front of a donations box, clearly intended to be donated. Although the donation box displayed a sign clearly stating that it was for clothes only, not toys or other household goods.

I hesitated. Could I take it? I drove around the parking lot and directly past the box and castle. I paused again and looked around, noting several people close by. And then I drove away without taking it. I felt like it would be stealing to take something intended for donation. Perhaps more realistically, I felt embarrassed being seen picking something up from a junk pile. But, in hindsight, I imagine if I had asked the person who dropped it there, he/she would have gladly handed it to me and felt pleased that it would be of use. The universe supplies what we ask for but we have to feel worthy of the gift and proactively accept it—only then can we receive.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

When the door opens, enter!


Manifesting Bricks—Asking

Manifesting Bricks—Asking

(Originally Written: May 25, 2013)

On the weekend, I decided we need a better work table for our little girls’ playroom so they both have room to sit and work without getting in one another’s way. I knew what I wanted but we didn’t have one.

In the meantime, I set up another folding table. But it was too tall (and too long). So, I went out to the barn in search of four concrete blocks to sit it on rather than the fold-down legs, thereby adjusting the height. I thought we had some large concrete blocks but searched all the feasible nooks and crannies and no blocks.

Later that day, my aunt came over and noticed my makeshift too-tall, too-long table. I described to her what I really wanted. She said, “oh, I have exactly that table at home—it is sitting in my hallway and it keeps getting in my way but I don’t know where to put it!”. She brought it over and it is exactly the height and dimensions I described! We got our table and she got it out of her way!

When I turned the corner today from Northfield, right onto Sawmill, the brick house on the corner is renovating. They had a huge pile of exactly the concrete blocks I had envisioned by the side of the road with a “free” sign on them!

It just goes to show that the universe gives us what we ask for. The thing I think we have to remember is that sometimes what we ask for is not necessarily in our best interest…like asking for bricks to hold up the make-shift table when manifesting the perfect table was a much better option. The universe has bigger and better plans in store for us than we ever imagined, we just have to open our awareness to the possibilities.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7