While I am convinced that the more we begin to think, speak and act positively and raise our vibrational level, the more we will begin to feel better and manifest things in our lives; I too, recognize that we must not overwork ourselves at it either. Otherwise, we can also create negative effects by putting too much pressure on ourselves and actually manifest something we do not really want or need.
What do we do when this happens? Well, I decided I needed to add a little humour to my blog (another great way to lift our vibrational energy is to laugh) . Hence, I am including a somewhat embarrassing, yet humourous story today of how I manifested something I certainly did not desire. However, this annoying manifestation has helped me to become aware that I was working too hard at manifesting or trying to change things in my life. Of course, now that I have rid myself of it; I’ve been able to see the humour in it.
I was out at a movie the other night and became suddenly aware that it hurt to sit and to sit for any length of time. Okay, so I realized that I have a little annoying problem – I had developed a hemorrhoid. If you don’t know what that is, consider yourself lucky (and maybe look it up and spare me detailing it here in my blog) and if you do know, then you can empathize with my situation. At the very least they are annoying and in some cases can cause quite a lot of problems for people.
I thought to myself, “here I am doing my positive affirmations that ‘I am in perfect health’, I’m working out, making regular trips to get a massage and generally taking really good care of my physical body, while nourishing my inner spirit with affirmations so how can I end up with a hemorrhoid?’ Well, off I went to do research about what thinking pattern or belief or emotion causes an outward manifestation such as this.
Much to my amazement, I discovered that a hemorrhoid actually can signify two things. Firstly, it can mean that one is actually ridding themselves of “waste” and things (emotions/beliefs) from the past that they no longer need. Okay, this seemed to be in alignment with all of the spiritual work I have been doing. Secondly, this little manifestation can also signify that one is working way too hard at achieving something in their life and they are straining and putting so much pressure on themselves that they literally are pushing/forcing things in their life. This is never what we want.
When we are intending to manifest anything in our lives, if we are doing it healthily then it should not feel like pressure; but instead, feel easy and as if “everything is falling into place.” So what can we do when we manifest the things – big and small – that we don’t want in our lives and we realize we’re working way too hard at it?
The first thing I did as I said was to research what emotion or belief or issue is behind it; the second thing is to find an affirmation that counterbalances it. One of the best ones is: “I now allow things to come easily to my life” and “I am calm and I am faithful that I have all I need now.”
We must take the pressure off of ourselves and fully trust that it is the Universal Intelligence and energy that actually brings to us the things we need and desire. Whenever we find ourselves working too hard or really working at all to manifest something in which we need or desire than we are out of alignment with the Universe and the Divine Intelligence because it never has to “work” at anything; it simply IS abundance, prosperity, love, calm, faith and so on.
I also calmed down and took a break from affirmations for a day, realizing that I had put out to the Universe what I desired and needed – it already knows – and I could trust that it would align itself in order to bring me these things. Lo and behold, as I have been affirming for prosperity, I got an unexpected discount of thirty dollars off one of my bills yesterday and an unexpected cheque from my property management for interest for the year.
So before you strain or push yourself too hard and develop an annoying manifestation such as the one aforementioned, always remember that sometimes simply thinking positively and enjoying your life, but doing nothing is the best way to allow the Universe to do the work for us. I am happy to say my little manifestation disappeared as quickly as it appeared and I thanked my body for communicating to me the lesson I had to learn from it.
Our bodies are a wonderful communication tool – they are essentially the mediator between our inner souls and our mind informing us through pain, disease, rashes etc. when we are out of alignment with our true, loving inner selves. Hence, we are to be thankful to our bodies for whatever they manifest and always keep in mind they are simply trying to tell us something and miraculously when we listen, these issues often disappear.
Journaling with our bodies or specific body parts can be a wonderful tool to discover what it is trying to tell us. The next time you have a pain, ache, rash or annoying little manifestation such as the one I had, I encourage you to sit down (unless it hurts too much!) and ask what it’s trying to tell you and then trust that what “it” writes you back is truth. Listen to its advice – you may just be surprised at the wisdom it has to offer you and how it can help you to heal yourself!