Sometimes we spend all of our time and energy trying to "manifest" something that we really want only to discover all those "laws of attraction" repelling our very desires! What is one to do when the tools of manifestation are broken? If we do our part to follow spiritual laws, then why doesn't Spirit abide by them as well?
From the simplistic human experience, we can often fall into the realm of victimhood. "Life is so unfair! Things never go my way!" The law of attraction can be like "Big Brother" watching and listening to every energetic thing we feel, think and say, then abundantly showering us with our greatest fears.
Yet, as we mature and recognize our power as human-spiritual beings, we can begin to realize some of our affects on our reality. As we become more conscious of what we feel, think and say, we can make more conscious choices in our lives and thus "attract" more of the things we desire. The ability to create our reality builds our confidence and life becomes a bit more joyful and easy.
This, unfortunately, is just a phase in the initiation process as we fully awaken to our grandness! In other words, once we have "mastered" this level of manifesting, we will be ready for losing our powers once again. Many of us are now experiencing this newest challenge on our journey.
We likely have spent countless hours visualizing, affirming, and even "knowing" that what we want (money, a perfect relationship, a joyful career) is ours NOW only to manifest an abundance of frustration, disappointment and a lack of faith. As our finger tries desperately to touch the object of our desire, it slides away like mercury (whom, by the way, is a messenger!).
What has happened in this evolutionary phase is that we have allowed our ego to call the shots. We have confused manifesting from the ego's perspective with manifesting from our soul's perspective. At this juncture, it is time to learn the art of allowing.
When we are continuously denied that which we think we want - especially once we have "mastered manifesting" - feelings of failure and unworthiness arise. This is good, since our newest "lesson" is to truly embrace and know our unconditional worthiness. It also gives us a chance to renew our faith in life, in Spirit and in ourselves.
When we repeatedly get denied that which we think we want, this oftentimes leads to a reevalution of that which is vitally important in our lives. We begin to learn the virtue of surrender, willingly or not, and acceptance becomes a stepping stone.
Our ego has a chance to soften and our soul's wisdom will remind us that we are co-creators, not the One "in charge." In fact, this grasping energy of controlling everything is part of what we are ready to release.
Allowing can be a challenge, indeed, but so was the notion of manifesting at one point on our human-spiritual journey. If you think about it carefully, however, it is actually quite simple because all you need to do is allow and let your soul and the Universe work together to bring you what is buried deep in your heart - your true self - where joy and ease reside.