The first few times it seems like nothing is happening. One hard blow after the other and all you can see is a chip here, a tiny crack there. With the 15th blow, the rock shatters. So was it the 15th knock that did it?
Or did ALL the 14 that led up to it, prime the rock for the 15th?
Why then, do you give up at the first sign of nothing happening?
Why do you go to the gym for a month and then give up cos you can’t see results? Or start a new website / business and give up after a few months? Or start practicing a new habit and let it slide after a few days.
What happened to commitment and sticking it out?
The Mighty Oak was once a seed.
A tree when planted takes ages to grow roots. Sometimes takes months for the first tree-bit to appear. We see the shoot and think “yay, now it’s growing”!
But the growth started with the planting of the seed. Maybe even before that – when you primed the land, fertilised it etc. You nurtured the seed with water, plant food, intentions and attention.
And after it had grown enough strong roots, it burst forth. Growth is now visible. It’s tangible.
That’s what happens to many of us. We ask for something, we affirm, afform, whatever keeps us in touch with that feeling of having it.
And a few days or weeks later we start losing hope and get discouraged.
Hang in there! Just cos you can’t see what’s happening behind the scenes, doesn’t mean it’s not. MOST of everything happens behind the scenes, priming for readiness.
Like the foundation of a house, your dreams and desires go through stages.
Lay the foundation by asking for what you want. Then layer it with faith, intentions, actions and habits that support it. You can’t ask for something and expect it to happen overnight (exception: if you’ve already done the work and are in alignment with what you want)
As this email I got from TUT said last night:
The real reason so many have trouble with baby steps, doing all they can, with what they’ve got, from where they are, no matter how humble or seemingly futile…
….. is because they haven’t yet grasped that the baby steps trigger unseen forces that throw wide the floodgates of unstoppable momentum, infinite abundance, and eternal life.
Just some tiny steps, that’s all that’s needed.
So remember, trust and have patience.
Babies take 9 months to be “created and born”, 12 months to walk. Every “struggle” they face along the way is but another step towards success. A butterfly must go through metamorphosis to emerge from its cocoon as a beautiful shimmering miracle.
As, sometimes, must you.
Your “work” is to be in alignment with what you’ve asked for.
Everyday, practice being who you need to be to get what you want. For example, if you’re manifesting a relationship, be who you would be in that relationship today – be happy, have fun, be active, do all the things you would do when you have a partner, NOW.
Don’t give up just as your efforts are about to be rewarded. And don’t lose motivation cos you can’t see, touch, feel or hear the intangible part of your desire.
Stay in the feeling place of your dreams coming true. That’s the most important part of manifesting what you want.
Keep The Faith!
I’d love to hear your take on this. How long do you wait, what’s that point when you give up? And do you think we should give up sometimes or change what we want if we don’t get it? How do you stay focused on the baby steps and what you want when it’s a while coming?