It is a simple fact that manifestation requires action. We must be diligent in applying our efforts and energy into that which we want to create. However, action without understanding the intent behind it can often produce results other than those we set out to attain.
There are times when we find ourselves dissatisfied with where we are in our lives, so we depend on activity to attempt to fill that void. We hold the belief that if we are busy, if we continue to take some form of action, any form of action, we are moving forward. The more dissatisfied we find ourselves with our station, the more energy we expend on being engaged with activity.
This constant activity can serve another deceptive purpose. It serves as a distraction from examining the source of our dissatisfaction. We constantly preoccupy ourselves lest we have to come face to face with our own unpleasant emotions during a moment of stillness. Rather than face ourselves in our unhappiness we will create projects, tasks, deeds, and endeavors to fill the space that would otherwise yield the dreadful prospect of introspection. As a result, excessively expending our energy can lead to injury or illness, where our body and psyche eventually collapse after consuming our own reserves.
At the point we begin to notice our efforts are not yielding the results we had hoped, when it feels like our wheels are spinning freely despite how far down we press on the pedal, we have an opportunity to pull back our energy and turn inward to examine what we are running from. Inside this examination is the pearl of our manifesting power. For within that feeling of dissatisfaction, within that acknowledgement of that which is in our lives that we do not want, lies that thing we do want. Once we push past the thing we are trying to avoid and see through to the thing we most desire , when we can look it in the eye and embrace it, we can then move toward attaining it. It is this acknowledgement of what we do want as opposed to what we don’t want that is the catalyst and the fuel of manifestation. We simply have to create a moment of stillness to allow ourselves to see it.