It’s easy to get stuck. You’ve been plowing away at a goal, working your daily routine, putting extra time in at your side hustle, or facing good ol’ burnout. Sometimes we focus so much on the goal, we are actually hammering the lack of having achieved that goal. And that’s where letting go to manifest your dreams and desires can give you a much needed boost.
When Your Goals Seem Distant
But what about your vision boards? Your goal statement? All those little reminders that you advocate spreading around to help keep your eye on the prize? You told me to do that and now you’re saying stop?
Not at all. The key to manifesting with the law of attraction is vibrating at the same frequency of your desires. Your visualizations, your goal statements, your vision boards are tools to help you feel as if you have already achieved what you desire.
When you look at your goal or vision and see only the distance between where you are and where you want to be, you only see the absence of the dream. But that’s okay. You don’t have to take down the vision board or stop with your goals. You only have to be present in the now and act as if you already are what you want to be.
If all you can see is that you don’t already have it, you are pushing your desired outcome further away from you. Even if you are pushing it further away, that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve it. It takes more work.
Steak Knife vs Chainsaw
Imagine you need to cut down a tree in your front yard. It’s a decent sized tree, not huge but thick and sturdy enough you could climb it. And your burning desire is to cut it down.
So every day, you go outside and saw at the tree with a steak knife. The first day you pick where you want to cut and start sawing. You make a nice little groove that makes it easier to saw away because the knife fits perfectly. And then your arm gets tired. But you’ve got that groove, so you switch hands and keep plugging away. Then it grows dark and you aren’t fool enough to try and saw down a tree at night, so you call it a day.
That night you try to visualize that nice empty hole in the sky because the tree is gone. You want to put some real emotion into it; you want to feel the satisfaction of the tree lying sideways across the grass. But you’ve got a blister on your hand and your shoulders feel tight. You try to bolster your visualization of the tree lying sideways across the yard, but you keep thinking about how long it’s going to take.
You work at it every day. You replace your steak knife with a new steak knife, but you just keep sawing. Every night it’s more of the same: hurt hands, sore arms, and tight shoulders. But you make progress.
After enough brutal, hard work and repetition, you are close. So close you can almost taste it. You step out into your front yard, trusty steak knife in your hand and start your sawing.
The neighbor across the street has seen you out there, day after day. You’re out there when he leaves for work; you’re out there when he comes home. Eventually he realizes what you are doing and thinks, hmm, I’ll cut down the tree in my front yard too.
You’ve gotten into your groove, pleased that you seem to be almost through the heart of the tree after all this time, and are locked in on that steak knife. Then you hear it.
Wher, wher, wher! The chainsaw rumbles in your neighbor’s hand as you look up. He gives you a brief wave and you watch him make a quick notch in one side of his tree. Within a few more minutes, you see his tree topple over. Then you look down and see the knife in your hand.
You can do almost anything through brutal hard work. But wouldn’t you rather use a chainsaw than a steak knife to make quicker work of the task?
Letting Go to Manifest Your Dreams and Desires
Thing is, you aren’t letting go of the dream or desire. You are letting go of the absence of your dream or desire. If you can only think in terms of it not being fulfilled, it’s better to not think of it at all.
You don’t want to toss it away though. If you are working towards a business, you can’t ignore it. If you are on a diet manifesting a new physique, you can’t head down to the ice cream parlor for a triple hot fudge sundae.
What you can do is stay present in the moment. Stop looking for what you don’t have and focusing on what hasn’t come in yet. Everything in every time is simply now. Staying present in the now keeps your focus away from what hasn’t come.
In addition to staying present and on task, you can still your mind through meditation. Daily meditation can bring super powers to your manifesting game. And it’s not only about manifesting. Meditation reduces stress, boosts your mood, and provides mental armor against life’s little annoyances.
If you are new to meditation or just want to change things up, try a guided meditation. I really love the variety from The Guided Meditation Site.
So how do you keep from focusing on the lack of your desires? Do you have a daily meditation practice? If you do, what kinds of changes have you noticed since beginning daily meditation?