Myth #3 - In order to manifest your desires, you have to attune yourself to one vibration - a higher vibration.
Manifestation. Man alive, I see this ALL the time. I remember watching Oprah when she first introduced The Secret to the world. So I got myself a copy of the movie. I cried - I won't lie to you. At the time it seemed like The Secret was the answer I'd been looking for. All I had to do was think my desires into existence... sweet candy!
So I did that. I prayed. I visualized like a crazy person. I hoped against everything holy, green & good that the Universe would deliver. All I got was $12 that I won from a lottery scratch card.
Naturally, I was devastated. Didn't I do it right? What happened? I searched fervently online for the answer. I found a bunch of things ranging from casting spells to debunking The Secret. I read the book The Secret was based on. I watched videos, read blogs... nothing seemed to get me closer to what I desired. Of course, since nothing wasn't really going right in my life at that time anyway, this was just one more thing I failed at. And that hit me HARD.
Fast-forward to the present moment. I have seen how people can make a holy fortune telling others how to manifest their desires. We're told we have to be on the (air quotes) 'right/highest vibration'. We're told that the Universe ONLY responds to positivity and any hint of negativity will send the Universe packing. Best of all, to be spiritual is to be uber-wealthy and spend your days on the beach living a 'laptop lifestyle'.
Oh, help us all. Where do I begin to unpack this?
I've learned two key things about manifestation:
1. Ask the Universe for what you want, then let it go.
2. The Universe is divine love - nothing more, nothing less.
Once I understood these two things, I began to see a massive difference - the biggest being that I wasn't in this perpetual self-punishing purgatory. I've manifested things I wanted, things I needed and experiences that have taught me valuable lessons on my journey.
Understanding exactly what the Universe is also changed everything. We, as humans, have labelled the Universe. We call it 'high vibrations", "low vibrations", "love or above"... we humans have created this experience - not the Universe. Do you think the Universe shows up to us & says, "hello there, I'm a low-vibration so ignore me today please & thank you"? Not a chance.
The Universe just is. I call it love... divine love, even. I still ask the Universe for what I need. I always receive an answer - whether it's the one I want or not.
So the next time someone says to you that you need to invest thousands to learn how to manifest, say no thank you. You already know how to manifest all that you want. You are ultimately responsible for your life. Your life is made up of a series of choices.
Just ask the Universe for what you want & say thank you for what you receive.
There - done & dusted.