The process of manifestation is really quite simple; we form a desire, we set our intention to realize that desire, we then shape and set that intention through visualizing ourselves residing in that desired outcome, then we take action toward bringing it into being. As simple as that process is, there are often tremendous impediments that can make it very difficult.
One of the greatest obstacles in creating our desired outcome is how we envision ourselves achieving our goal. Our original desire is unfettered in our imagination. The joy we imagine experiencing in the outcome is unrestricted, pure, and without judgement. Once we begin to give it more shape and form, making it more real in our mind, we begin to invite in the other players from “the real world”.
These players take the form of shoulds, obligations, and supposed-tos. We build a scaffolding around our intentions comprised of social acceptance, of the approval of others, of moral structures and belief systems comprised not of our own inner voice, but of the dysfunctional ideals of the society in which we live. These come in the form of the parts of our identity we obligatorily adopted from our parents and peer groups, from educational and religious institutions, from entertainment, media, and cultural influences.
These factors merely serve to create restrictions and limitations on our original desires. They insist that our envisioned outcomes are perhaps not right for us, or that they may be damaging to our psyche, soul, or social status. Or they may lead us to believe that the pursuit of our goals can only be carried out through very specific acceptable means, through a specific rite or dogma or along the lines of a limited system of belief.
We can achieve greater clarity in having our intentions come to fruition when, as we are visualizing our outcome and making our decisions, if we remain vigilant to the points in our process where we find ourselves saying we should take a specific action or we have to approach it a certain way, or where we are factoring in the approval and opinions of others, we can avoid creating a desired outcome that is adulterated by what others want and expect for us rather than what we desire for ourselves, for our greatest feeling of achievement, fulfillment, and joy.