These two particular cards I just drew are reminding me that it’s time to talk about manifestation again. Clearly this blog is no stranger to this topic, with it being called The Tarot of Manifestation and all. Of course I have to obligatorily address the Law of Attraction again as well.
It shouldn’t be any secret how I feel about The Secret (the book, the movie, the workbook, the t-shirt and mugs, the personal certified life coach trainer guru) as well as LOA (that’s Law of Attraction in New Age hipster vernacular). I’m sure I’ve soapboxed on this topic a time or two or a baker’s dozen or ad infinitum. So grab a box of Marble Munch or whatever gets sucked into the snackhole while being entertained, put a pillow behind your lumbar and get your readers on if you are over 45…
There’s all these authors and coaches and spiritual advisors that offer to teach us how to manifest that which we desire. I even did it in the first chunk of the Tarot part of this blog via a post on each of the 78 keys. The not-so-secret pretty much says we have to believe we can and will create the reality we want for ourselves.
Most of the critics that are not skeptics infiltrating the flock disguised as believers bemoan the experience they had that is contrary to the New Age cheerleader’s wisdom. They say it is difficult to have faith when they don’t manifest yachts and Prada and gold bullion and cars of the douchey and reckless. Then the teacher and student wrestle with the Chicken Prime vs. Egg Prime, they don’t believe it because it didn’t happen/it didn’t happen because they don’t believe it.
I would say manifestation is like breathing, that it happens automagically without thinking about it, but the difference is we can hold our breath to temporarily halt our breathing, whereas our manifestation ability doesn’t turn off, much like the Christmas music at this time of year. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a few more times during this lifetime: we are constantly manifesting.
Now before the enlightened ones patronizingly pat me on my head and say “Now, now… we’re talking about how to manifest our desires“, I say yes, I am aware, and that’s what I’m saying as well. Call me crazy, throw a full can of vegetables at my head, I don’t care. I truly believe we are constantly manifesting our desires.
The things we get, or actually create in life are the things that serve us somehow, that reinforce or build upon who we believe ourselves to be and who we are becoming. When we continue to get a lot of what we don’t think we want, we are stubbornly refusing to look at how these unwanteds are serving us. We keep sending that meal we ordered back to the kitchen with the hope they eventually meet our dizzyingly high standards but at the most basic level we just want to eat. Our stomach growls louder and our blame meter rises, ignoring the fact that each send-back was our decision.
Want to manifest the things you want? First figure out why you want the things you’ve been manifesting. That’s a cute and clever way of saying we need to practice self-awareness and be brutally honest in it while we’re at it. The manifester’s creations are a result of how we see the manifester, or simply how we see ourselves. We manifest who we believe ourselves to be.