I was goofing around with a friend and he said, "Why don't you go out and manifest a Land Rover for me!" We laughed, and I was happy that he shared with me what he wanted. And, then I had to break the news to him that wanting me to manifest on his behalf wasn't such a great idea. (I think I kinda took the wind out of his sails, and maybe he thought I didn't want to do that for him. And, I did, but I can't!)
Here's the story I shared with him to make my point so he knew that having what he wants is important to me, I just don't have the kind of power it takes to do it FOR him. Like many kids do, my kids were always coming to me asking for me to have things happen FOR them. And, because I love them very much, I was always trying to do what I could so they could have what they wanted.
However, I was getting frustrated by the pressure of TRYING to do it for them. And then one day, my friend, John, gave me one of the most valuable pieces to parenting that I had ever received:
The lightbulb went on. I know without a doubt that we can manifest anything that we have a burning desire to have in our life. But, if we don't have that desire within ourselves, we do not have the power to do it. Period. My daughter wanted a horse. When she came to me asking for a horse, I wanted to provide that for her as a parent, so I told her I would do that.
But, as much as I tried to manifest that for her and provide that for her, an underlying current of, I don't want to add the responsibility of having a horse was coursing through my veins. I don't want to be responsible for the extra cost. I worry that I will be overwhelmed with the extra time driving needed to take her to the arena. I worry about what if the horse gets sick, etc.
You can see that my desire to have a horse is not nearly as strong as her desire.
And, the fact that I have worries and concerns, actually keeps her from having a horse because now I have strong opposing energy (even if I didn't mean to!) I meant well, and even though I want her to have a horse. I was the subconscious saboteur that I tell people to watch out for! So, I had to tell her, "Sweetie. I am not going to get you a horse. I take back any promises I have made to you about getting a horse. If you want a horse, you are going to have to manifest it yourself. I'm willing to show you how."
Of course, she was hurt and disappointed. (Ok, let's be real. She was really, really peeved at me.) But, it was the truth, and I had to get myself out of the way of her having what she wanted. What happened is that she became inspired to sell her paintings to make money for boarding a horse. I've seen her artistic talents improve since then. She participated in a trade show. She manifested a commissioned art piece. She met an art representative guiding her to prepare for gallery showings. She got offered to show her artwork in a retail space. Many great things happened for her as a result of me stepping out of the way. And, I have no doubt that she will have a horse much sooner without my help!
(BTW, that guy who wanted me to manifest a Land Rover for him? I have no idea what kind of car he is driving now, but I drive a Land Rover Discovery. It is what I wanted so I manifested it, and I love it.)
Pass it on...
Tonja Waring is America's Leading Manifesting Coach.
She used manifesting to become a top informercial host selling over $50 Million on TV. She is the author of The Power of Manifesting and teaches executives, entrepreneurs and amazing people how to manifest so they can live their dream life doing what they love.
Download a FREE Copy of The Manifesting Process, her super easy, 6-steps to manifesting.
Tonja used manifesting to become a top informercial host selling over $50 Million on TV. She is the author of The Power of Manifesting and teaches executives, entrepreneurs and amazing people how to manifest so they can live a higher quality life.
If you'd like to get started, please download a FREE Copy of The Manifesting ProcessTM, her super easy, 6-steps to manifesting.
I have used these 6 Simple Steps over and over to become a Top Infomercial Host selling over $50 Million on TV, create a consistent 6-figure income, relocate my family to warmer weather and better schools, and develop incredible relationships. I promise you, if I can do it, you can do it.
Start your week of right with Manifesting Monday sent directly to your inbox. You'll also receive super cool tools and insights for living your dream life.