Well, that’s the last time I give myself the weekend off. Espresso and a number of playlists were slow to help me get going this morning.
Beyond slow. It was painful.
As I was listening to Dio’s Holy Diver I put a name to the problem and in doing so found my writing rhythm.
Newton’s 1st Law of Motion.
An object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion remains in motion at constant speed and in a straight line unless acted on by an unbalanced force.
While I considered the effort I had to exert to overcome this morning’s inertia it occurred to me that when it comes to manifesting, inertia doesn’t factor in.
I came to this conclusion after reviewing a number of manifesting successes and seeing that in many cases, after putting out the initial desire, I did nothing – consciously – to create the success.
Yet I was successful.
2 examples to illustrate.
Some 20 years ago I was walking through a model home in a new subdivision in Ohio. I knew that eventually I wanted to own a home but at that point I was in no position to do so. A friend encourged me to look so I could get an idea what I may want in that future home.
Setting me up for visualization, something I wasn’t big on at that time.
Of all the features the one I was most intrigued by was a type of fireplace. Contemporary in design I remember falling in love with it and thinking “Wow, that would be cool to have in a house…”
That was it. I didn’t do anything to bring that feature to be in any place I’ve lived. And yet for all that nonwork I can glance across the room and see that very style of fireplace.
I enjoy the contemporary style as much now as I would have had I had it years earlier.
A couple of years after touring the model home I found myself flipping through Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization Workbook at a Borders Bookstore.
All these years later and I’ve never found a bookstore like Borders.
Deciding to give it a go I chose 2 goals and went to work. Though I used most of the techniques for manifesting a writing career, I used the Ideal Scene exercise to outline my ideal relationship.
I was very careful to follow the guidelines which advised to be specific but cautioned against being too specific, as in don’t limit to a brunette with green eyes since the ideal person may be a red-head with blue eyes.
You get the idea.
I then did what the author suggested and put the workbook away. Well, I did do one other action.
I did nothing.
I didn’t do one conscious thing to find this relationship person and I didn’t quit my day job to pursue writing full-time.
I just went about my daily life.**
I still wanted the goals but I didn’t do anything specific to bring them about.
A little over a year later without my having done anything, I met Aaron.
And the Writing?
Though it was years before I quit my day job to pursue writing full-time, while working in tech I spent a good part of my career as a tech writer, moving on to become a technical consultant. While I was a tech writer I was surrounded by other creatives, two of whom were authors. In one case, the colleague left after getting a contract to pursue writing full-time.
Talk about good energy to feed a goal!
In neither case, nor in many others did inertia come into play. After putting the energy out I went about my life as usual. I did not do any specific thing to bring about either goal and yet got both.
Apparently desire is an unbalanced force because that’s pretty much what did it.
Of course an argument could be made that I unconsciously took actions that led to this point.
- I could have married earlier but the guys that I might have considered were at odds – for one reason or another – with my dream of being a writer full-time.
Whereas on our first date Aaron told me all the actions he would take to support me in attaining my dream.
- I generally have a fireplace on my list of have’s when looking for places to live, whether I rent or own.
I wasn’t expecting one in San Diego since we were looking at a high rise and yet we had an electric one!
I suppose this is where trust comes in. If you put the energy of desire out there, trust that if it’s for the greatest good of all involved, you’ll find your way to that goal.
I’ll be writing in the future about trying to manifest something you aren’t meant to have.
**A friend once asked how I found Aaron. He was ready for his ideal mate. I told him to put the energy out there then go about his life doing what he liked to do. Not long after, he met the woman he married.
Years later he told me he believes it was following my advice that did the trick. He said after getting his mind off of it he enjoyed life more and within a short time met his future wife at a wedding.
The unbalanced force.