The only reason that you could ever experience something other that what you desire is because you are giving the majority of your attention to something other than what you desire. (from Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks)
Have you ever found yourself in the place of having a good day spending quality time focusing on your dreams and desires, only to wake up the next day feeling frustrated because your life does not appear to be any different? I know I certainly have. I often find myself doubting that my intentions and desires are coming to me because I don’t see the immediate physical manifestation of them. This is the exact dilemma discussed in the presentation of Esther and Jerry Hicks that I listened to recently. Their answer actually came by way of a story they told, so let me recap that for you.
Suppose you set out on a road trip from Phoenix to San Diego. You know that it would be about a 400 mile journey and would take about eight hours. You wouldn’t doubt your reaching San Diego, and this confidence in your arrival would allow you to relax and enjoy the scenery along the way. When you had to stop in Yuma to put gas in your car and get lunch, you would not become frustrated because you could not see San Diego. You would know you are all set to arrive in San Diego on schedule, and you would not spend a lot of time fretting and worrying about the fact that you could not yet experience the sights and sounds of San Diego.
Now apply this story to your life journey. You get clear on your heartfelt desires, and for a few hours you feel pretty confident about receiving them. However, after a bit more time has passed, you often find yourself in Yuma. You cannot see the physical manifestation of what you long for – your San Diego – so you throw up your hands and head back to Phoenix. You spend months, if not years, going between Phoenix and Yuma, all the while bemoaning the fact that you cannot get to San Diego.
The ironic thing is the Universe heard your request and set about to make it happen. Granted, you did not see the instantaneous physical evidence of that request, but it was arranged and on its way. Then you cancelled that request and submitted a more powerful request of doubt and fear. This caused the Universe, which always says YES, to set about to give you those fearful and doubting thoughts. Since you fed them generous helpings of your time and energy, they are what you actually manifested
.After hearing this story, I realized an important concept about the Law of Attraction. Once you send out intentions and desires, you can rest in the knowing that your requests were heard and answered. The manifestation is on its way. When your mind wants to wander into fear and doubt, trying to take you back to Phoenix, you can remind myself that although you cannot see your San Diego, it is there and will arrive right on schedule. Focus on what it will feel like, how much you will enjoy it, and how you will share your joy with others. If people ask about how things are going, you can respond that everything is taken care of and developing right on time. This will put you in a calm, relaxed state of mind, and you can enjoy the unfolding of your desires.
So watch out for claiming you want to arrive in San Diego yet spending the majority of your time traveling between Phoenix and Yuma. Know that the Universe wants you to arrive in San Diego and stands ready, willing, and able to guide you there. If you let go of getting lost in doubt, fear, and worry, you will enjoy the journey and arrive wherever you want to go right on schedule