This week I was able to witness something amazing. Earlier in the week I had a conversation with a friend of mine regarding manifestation. He was telling me that he had a job opportunity with a mutual friend of ours. It was nothing special, just something to make money while he chased his dream.
While we were talking he was telling me that he had faith that he would be getting this job. He remarked that if the universe did not want him to have this job, it would not have fallen in his lap so perfectly; he just needed them to call him back. So he was working on manifesting a call back and preparing for the next steps of the hiring process.
I responded to him by saying, “when manifesting, always add the phrase ‘this or something better’”. At first it seemed that he let the information go in one ear and out the other. Then Friday I ran into him. After exchanging hellos, he told me that he was lucky enough to have landed a paid internship at one of the highest paying companies in his field. Not only that, but he was going to get some massive experience points! “You were right.” He continued, “after I added that phrase everything opened up. I just did not think it was possible.”
Thats the crazy thing about the universe and manifestation; the universe can have a tricky sense of humor. Mainly it can look at manifestations and say, “oh yah? Then BAM! Here you go!” and we will get exactly what we asked for, even if there is something better out there for us. It is not because the universe does not want the best for us; but rather it is giving us what we are asking for, what we think will make us happy.
This is because when we manifest often times we narrow our minds to one thought or idea. We give the universe no wiggle room to look around and see if there is something better, so the universe works with what we tell it and gives us what we think will make us happy. Still how often do we know the exact thing that will make us happy? Very rarely do we know because we do not have all the answers and can not know the BIG picture.
I came across this idea while I was doing work with the Passion Test. The Passion Test is an idea about narrowing down and creating the life that is fueled by your passions. While working with a friend of mine whom is certified with the Passion Test, she opened me to this idea. After I started working with this idea, I watched as a whole new set of possibilities start unfolding; mainly I started finding that yoga was my passion.
Manifestation is not a tricky process, but it can be confusing if you are not sure what you are going after. Just because you can only see a narrow set of possibilities, it does not mean that there is not more out there for you.
A freshman in college is a great example. It has been well accepted that when in entering college the average student these days will change their major five times before graduation. If you talk to any of these students about why they changed their major there is often times the phrase added in, “well I was not aware of this…”. The this can be a lot of things form the exitance of a field, to they pay grade, to even just knowing how much they would enjoy a subject matter that they did not have a great time with in high school. College freshman are unaware of all the possibilities when entering school, and just by having their minds open they find something that can truly make them happy. We should work to cultivate the same beginner’s mind to open up all the opportunities for ourselves.
I have in the past talked about the Leap of Faith, and trusting the things that are about to happen to make life better. It is when we open ourselves up to the idea that there can be more opportunities out there than we see, and trusting the universe knows what will make us happy; that the amazing things we never thought possible make us happier than we thought we could be.
Practice in Peace and Love ❤