If you’re like me, you have a tendency to expect things to happen as quickly as you can imagine them. I mean, “Poof!” Just like that, what you imagine is supposed to manifest with all of the glory and grandeur that you conceived in your mind’s eye. Well, if you’re like me, then you have long-ago realized that this just doesn’t happen… Ever.
According to the Laws of Chaos Magic, “Immediate good results are usually suspect.” Everything in the cosmos follows a process. There is a beginning, a mid-point, and conclusion, which then leads to another beginning and so forth. There are also countless small, subtle occurrences that seem innocuous to the naked eye. These nuances are the seemingly meaningless happenings that are often overlooked by many while in their process. These nuances, though, are the stuff that manifestation is made of.
Let me break it down this way. There may be days, weeks, months, or even years between the beginning of a thing, the mid-point, and the conclusion. The moments that comprise these “meantimes” are in fact the most important part of the process. Of course, beginning is important, as is the mid-point and the conclusion. However, those points are simply markers. The real work is done in the nuanced meantime.
Which brings me to the topic of this blog. I would love nothing more than to be able to wake up one day with a full schedule of spiritual counseling, on-camera appearances, and speaking engagements. I’d love for all of my financial worries to be quelled by the abundance of money and resources manifesting in my accounts on a perpetual basis. I’d love for all of the wars to be over and for everyone on the planet to walk in the fullness of their divinity. While all of these dreams, desires, and goals are beautiful and possible, they all share one commonality. None of it will happen if we don’t make full use of the nuanced meantime.
If nothing progressive is done during the meantime, the desired result or outcome will almost certainly be a disappointment. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been disappointed a time or three because of your own inaction during the meantime. It’s a kind of self-sabotage, the way I see it, to dream a dream and then do nothing in the meantime to support and foster that desired manifestation.
Do Something… Every Day.
Each day will present you with the opportunity to enhance, support, refine, revise, or otherwise participate in the manifestation of that which you desire. Some days, you may have to actually get your hands dirty and break a sweat. Some days, you may need to simply sit in quiet contemplation and visualize. There may even be days when the action you need to take is resting your mind and body. However, every day will give you the chance to do something toward making your dream come true.
Making your dreams come true requires commitment, focus, determination, and courage. Courage is especially important because if you’re afraid to make a move towards your dream, then the rest doesn’t matter.
Courage is not the absence of fear; rather, it is moving forward despite being afraid.
It can be tough to decipher what exactly your right action for the day should be. The best place to start, and what I always do, is sit quietly and meditate. All decisions should be made from the center of our being. Our Higher Self is who we should be getting direction from. We should avoid busying ourselves with counterproductive “work” because we don’t comprehend the spiritual benefits of stillness. Being still is doing something, and sometimes, that’s all that needs to be done. Then, there are times that your Higher Self will lay out a litany of steps for you to take in order to foster and support the growth and manifestation for which you seek.
My point, and the purpose of this blog, is to encourage the dreamer, the perfectionist, and the procrastinator. I know there are days when the project just seems too big, too complicated, too far fetched to be viable. You may feel that you don’t have what it takes to make your dreams come true. The truth is that you CAN make your ideas a reality. You just have to do something… every day.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. –
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu. Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)