“Some people want it to happen,
some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
Before getting into why this quote resonated with me this week I wanted to mention something I talk about in one of the foundational lessons I have in my Membership, The Way of the Heart. During the lesson on Affirmations I talk about the beautiful gift we can give ourselves whenever we feel resistance to something, specifically a topic. Because, feeling resistance is a sign of stored energy that has encapsulated and is working as a wall and bouncing energy back. In physics you’ll find that the definition of resistance is: “the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it of a steady electric current”.
To keep things simple, many times we have unconsciously build some beliefs that have created resistance for electric currents to pass by us and this electric currents can take the shape of ideas, topics, people, etc. So, if we are not aware of these thoughts and beliefs we have unconsciously created and lived by we may loose on the opportunity to grow, expand and connect with new experiences. And why am I bringing this subject here and with this quote?
In a previous post I talked about being part of a mentorship in which I was the student. The mentorship itself was intended to identify blind spots and beliefs that we have unconsciously created and that have kept us in loops and patterns that are ultimately keeping us stuck in specific areas of our life. But, the main reason why I decided to join the mentorship to begin with was because in the description of the topics we were going to learn about, the word “manifestation” kept coming up. And, I personally felt a resistance to this word every time I heard someone talk about it. I have read, watched and even been part of many spiritual teachings that use manifestation as the center of their lessons but for many reasons, that I have slowly understood with time and work, this was a topic that always resulted in me rolling my eyes.
So, as someone that is always curious about new things and experiences, whenever I feel resistance to something I have learned that the best way to understand it is diving deep into it. So, if something makes me feel uncomfortable most of the time I want to understand why and where this is coming from and at least give myself the opportunity to learn more about it and then make a conscious decision on how I truly feel about that topic, person, situation etc. So, I decided to join the Mentorship because “manifestation” made me uncomfortable and it was at the for front of the topics of this program.
I never mentioned this to my mentor until the last session of the program. It was interesting to see how it all unfolded and this why this quote made me think of this experience.
For the longest time I had been wanting to create something that made a difference in people’s lives. I’ve given this idea and thoughts countless hours of my life but I never truly took action on it (except during a short period in 2019, but that is for another story). So, when the mentorship started the first question she asked was “what is your goal and your ultimate intention with this program, what do you want to bring to life?” My goal was all over the place, I wanted to create more classes for the stationery world, I wanted to create a class to help people, I wanted to expand my business… as in I wanted to make more sales…after all the program translated to “Expansive Entrepreneur”.
Around week 2 of the program (and the program was 8 weeks long) I had the realization that I had been hiding a part of me that carries me every single day and almost every single minute of my life… spirituality. I realized that there was some type of belief in my unconscious that thought that letting this spiritual side of me shine meant rejection from those around me. So, at this point I decided to ditch the goal to create more stationery classes and more sales, I was curious to find out more about this spiritual side of me. Around week 4 I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do, I wanted to create a membership in which I could share with others the practices that I have been using to sustain this spiritual side that I was slowly accepting was a huge part of who I am.
Week 8 came and I had the last session with my mentor and only during this call I remembered the whole reason why I had initially decided to join the mentorship. I went on to explain to her that I keep hearing a lot about manifestation as this idea in which the person only connects with an intention and desire and things will magically happen. Not only I had tried this method before with no success but it also seemed to be a way in which I was left feeling more inadequate to achieve my dreams.
As I was talking to my mentor about this, I realized that during the process of this program I had experienced what manifestation truly meant. In the bigger picture as to why I joined this program, meaning my intention with it, was to learn more about myself… Then I used the resistance to this word as a conduit to learn about myself, I took action and joined this mentorship. As the program progressed other dreams started to align with that initial intention and as a result I created the mentorship: The Way of The Heart.
So, to make things even more clear… most of the teachings I had come across with Manifestation centered in the idea that if you have an intention, you focus on it, visualize it and you effortlessly make it a reality. In my linear perspective and opinion there was always a huge step missing, where is the action? As someone that has been a “doer” for years, I assumed those actions involved arduous hours of labor. What I never considered was that action comes in many shapes and forms. Never in a million years I would have thought that my intention to learn more about myself was going to effortlessly stimulate an action to join a mentorship that was going to uncover many blind spots that were holding me back into realizing my dreams and desires and that today are a reality.
So, my question for you today is… what do you think it would happen if you allow yourself to be curious about those things that you resist?
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