As often as we find ourselves wishing it were so, manifestation is not an instant process. When we set our intentions on that which we desire, it does not appear overnight. All things in the physical world as we know it take time.
Throughout this transit of time the manifestation process calls upon various stages and applications. It invariably begins with setting the intention, identifying and feeling what it is we wish to attain. From there we may set a plan, whether it is detailed or just an envisioned next step. After we have identified our next course of action, we set the wheels in motion by applying our energy and efforts toward our task, utilizing our creative abilities and our physical exertion in combination to propel our intentions closer to becoming realized.
However, the process of manifestation always reaches a point where there is not much more for us to do than to wait. We have tilled the soil, planted the seed, fertilized it throughout its continual growth, and marveled at the appearance of its fruit. Yet once the fruit has appeared we cannot hasten its ripening. We can only watch and wait for the right time to harvest what we had planted some time ago.
We must allow ourselves to wait, to embrace being patient while our goals near their completion. On one hand, to exercise futility in attempting to rush what simply requires time can potentially damage the outcome. In our impatience we may act upon a project that has not been finished, like pulling a cake from the oven too soon, unable to return it once a slice has been removed from it.
At the same time, we still must remain vigilant in periodically checking on our manifestations to ensure we claim them in the right amount of time. Left too long unattended, our fruits can wither and decay on the vine and we will find our window of opportunity to harvest has closed.
Though our original intention has not yet come to fruition, we can rest and relax after having applied tremendous effort toward our goal. We can release the feeling of constantly needing to be actively engaged in our endeavors and let the manifestation unfold naturally and organically, while we reflect upon our efforts and acknowledge the work we put into creating what we want.