One of the most common complaints is that it seems so long for your manifestation to come to you. You might wonder, how can you speed up the manifestation process?
It's definitely possible, though it takes some careful balancing. Try to speed it up beyond your level of readiness, and you may be completely overwhelmed with resistance. Move too slowly, and you get bored with the process.
But, if you find the perfect balance, then your manifestation can indeed come quickly. There's no reason you should have to wait for years for it to come, nor even many months in most cases.
So how do you speed up the manifestation process? I'll show you some simple techniques in this post, and also how to maintain a healthy balance.
Manifestations Are Energy
What is a manifestation?
It's nothing more than energy. Or, more properly, it is the process by which energy crystalizes into physical reality.
The root of any manifestation is raw energy, just like I said in my post on how to cast a spell. All manifestations start with raw, unprogrammed energy. It is your will and focus that program it and give it direction.
How is this true? As I've written before, the paradigm of living as a deliberate creator requires that we put consciousness (energy) first, not matter. Therefore, the manifestation begins within consciousness as undifferentiated, directionless energy, and via your will, becomes more and more focused until it manifests in “reality”.
So, because your manifestation is energy, the way to speed up the manifestation process is to alter the momentum of that energy.
Energy has certain properties, which we'll discuss in this post, and because your manifestation is just energy, it, too, will respond in the same ways.
Now, the only question is, what are the properties of energy that will allow us to speed it up at will?
3 Properties of Energy
Understanding the properties of energy will allow you to understand exactly how to speed up the manifestation process. To more easily grasp these properties, I'll use the analogy of an airplane.
The first property is directionality. This seems pretty simplistic, but it's extremely important.
The directionality of energy is basically where it is flowing. Are you focusing on abundance, or on poverty? Are you focusing on what you want, or what you don't want?
The more energy travels in that direction, the more crystalized that manifestation becomes.
Also, the more you flow energy in a particular direction, the easier it becomes to flow in that direction. You've practiced it, so the path to that focus point becomes clear and well-used.
You can think of it like how a new trail is formed. If you're the first person to hike in this direction, then you'll have to do a lot of work to clear out all the underbrush and other obstacles. But eventually, after the same path is used over and over again, it'll become clear and easy to use.
This is pretty clear-cut in our airplane analogy. Where are you flying? If you're flying to Miami but move in the direction of New York, you're significantly off your path and will be delayed in arriving at your destination.
The more you orient yourself towards your actual destination, the faster you will arrive there. Again, obvious, but we don't always apply this logic in the law of attraction, so it bears repeating. 🙂
The directionality of energy has little to do with speeding it up. The only way it helps is that if you are consistent with the direction of your energy flow, then you are going to clear that path to your goal more quickly. But, the other properties of energy have a much more direct influence on the speed of your manifestation.
The second property is momentum. This is the speed of that energy.
It seems pretty obvious, but I'll say it anyway: faster energy equates to faster manifestations.
However, this is only true to a certain extent. Go too fast, and you'll actually likely slow down your manifestation, or halt it altogether.
In our airplane analogy, this is simply the speed at which you're flying. Obviously, fly faster, and provided you have directionality taken care of as well, you'll arrive more quickly than if you fly more slowly.
However, there is a practical limit. The faster you travel, the more drag is increased on the airplane. Drag is basically the force that pushes in the opposite direction of travel. In other words, it's like resistance.
More speed equals more drag, and so more energy to overcome that drag.
Energetically, if you try to move too quickly, your resistance will make itself known. The faster the energy, the heavier the resistance.
On one hand, this is good news, because it gives you a chance to release that resistance. But on the other hand, if you overdo it, you'll get crushed by resistance. There is a point where resistance is just too much and you can't even start to release it. The only solution to that is to slow your energy momentum.
So yes, the momentum of energy is the most direct way to speed up the manifestation process, but there are other considerations as well, which I'll discuss later.
I debated for a while what to call this one. The only clear analogy in relation to the airplane metaphor I've been using is “lift”, as in climbing to a new altitude, but I couldn't find a clear word to translate that back to energy.
However, power fits it perfectly. I'll show you why.
When speaking of energy in science there's a related concept called work. Work is technically different from power, but again, the term doesn't translate so well, so power it is. 🙂
When an object is acting in accordance with the nature of physical laws, no work is necessary on that object. For instance, no effort is required to make water flow downhill. It'll do that all by itself, and does so all the time. Likewise, no work is necessary to drop an object from a height.
However, work, or power, is required when you try to make something happen that doesn't happen naturally. Water doesn't naturally go uphill, but is forced to do so all the time in waterparks, for example. Airplanes aren't naturally meant to leave the ground, but do so all the time thanks to the power of its engines.
There's this common belief in the law of attraction that your goal is always downstream from where you are now. That is, if you let go completely, you will naturally be taken to your goal.
However, this principle of power shows the opposite. And, if you don't take this principle into consideration, it'll be incredibly difficult to speed up the manifestation process.
Naturally, your current level goals will be “downstream”. If you just get directionality and momentum right, then you'll reach your current level goals without difficulty.
But, your next level goals require something else. They are not downstream. They are actually down an entirely different path, requiring an entirely different flow.
Returning to the airplane analogy, as I said, this is similar to lift. If an airplane is cruising at 35,000 ft, it's expending a steady amount of energy. But, if it needs to climb to 40,000 ft, it'll suddenly require greater energy (greater power), because it takes more work to climb that extra 5,000 ft.
Why? Because it has to work even harder against gravity.
As I mentioned before, a waterslide is a great example of this. On its own, water is only going to flow downhill. It takes work (power) to pump that water to the top of the waterslide, after which it will do what it naturally does: flow to the bottom of the slide. But, that can't happen until the work is done to get it to the top, which goes against its natural flow.
How does this allow you to speed up the manifestation process? Simply, if your goal is “uphill”, due to your subconscious structures, it means that energy will not naturally flow there. No matter how much you focus on abundance, you won't become a millionaire unless you deliberately flow energy along a path that it would not otherwise naturally flow down.
So the more power you apply up-front, the faster your manifestation will come. Of course this power should be proportionate to the level of the goal. The bigger the goal appears to you, the more power it'll require initially.
Over time, the power required will become less, because your subconscious structures will adapt to match the goal. Once they do, then it is indeed a downhill flow directly to your goal, just as in the water will naturally do its thing once it is pumped to the top of the slide.
6 Forces that Manipulate Energy
Now that you know the 3 properties of energy and how they can speed up the manifestation process, it's time to learn how to actually manipulate these properties.
How do you control the directionality of your energy? How about the momentum, or power? How do you balance all of these to most effectively and quickly achieve your goal?
These 6 forces are divided in 3 pairs, as follows:
- Positive vs. negative focus
- Emotion vs. resistance
- Will vs. inertia
I'll discuss each pair individually, and later, will show how they all fit together.
1. Positive vs. Negative Focus
Focus gets a lot of attention in the law of attraction, and for good reason. It is commonly said, what you focus on, expands, and this is entirely true.
Focus affects the directionality of energy. It is pretty simple, but takes a lot of awareness to manage well.
You can think of it kind of like a water hose. If you're trying to wash your car, but have the hose pointed in an entirely different direction, you're not going to do a great job at it. The water will spray wherever you point the hose. It is as simple as that. Point the hose at the car, and the water sprays at the car.
That's how your focus is. It's not going to argue with you. Wherever you focus, the Universe, as well as your subconscious mind, trusts that this is what you want to create, and flows energy in that direction.
Think of it as your universal paintbrush. The artist dips his paintbrush in the color of his choice, and focuses exactly where on the canvas that paint should go.
Your focus is the tool by which you create your reality. Focus on abundance, and you get abundance. Focus on poverty, and you get poverty. Focus on love, and you get love. Focus on loneliness… well, you get the point.
Whatever you focus on, you paint a bit more of that onto your reality canvas.
You want a positive focus on your goal. However, due to subconscious programming, it is often easy to get caught up in negative focus.
So how do each of these affect the directionality of energy?
As mentioned, negative focus will increase the unwanted aspects of that focus into your life. Positive focus will, of course, increase the positive aspects.
You might think it's a simple matter to always focus on the positive. However, depending on the power required to reach the goal, the subconscious mind might frequently default to a negative focus. This is the subconscious mind's attempt to remain in homeostasis. I'll discuss more about this in the section on will vs. inertia.
2. Emotion vs. Resistance
Emotion and resistance act on the second property of energy: momentum. As I said earlier in this post, momentum is the speed at which your energy is flowing toward your goal. It is emotion and resistance which respectively speed up or slow down this momentum.
These two have a complex relationship. It might seem obvious that the more emotion you have, and the less resistance, the better. We all know you need to feel good in order to attract your desire, right? Overall this is true, but there is more involved than this.
For instance, you might think that if you really want your goal soon, you'll just ramp up your emotion and it'll come in no time, assuming you have positive focus on your goal as well.
But first of all, this is missing out on the element of power, which will be discussed below.
Secondly, however, you miss an important component of the relationship of emotion and resistance.
I'm going to return to my airplane analogy for this, because it is so apt. In aerodynamics, there are two forces which act on the direct flight path of the plane, namely thrust and drag.
Thrust is the force generated by the engines that pushes the plane forward. Drag, on the other hand, is the force generated by air resistance, which pushes the plane backwards.
As thrust increases and the plane speeds up, so drag increases, too. As the plane slows, drag decreases. They are inextricably linked.
If thrust is greater than drag, the plane speeds up. If drag is greater than thrust, it slows down. If they are equal, it remains at a constant speed.
Translating this to the law of attraction, let's imagine you really want to manifest your goal soon. Right now perhaps you are making progress, but it is slow.
Emotion is moving you forward, specifically through daily visualization or affirmation of your goal. But, resistance is also holding you back.
But, what happens in this hypothetical case if you ramp up the emotion? Well, as anyone knows who has tried this, the resistance increases to match the new level of emotion.
So, while you might be moving faster overall, it also hurts more, because the resistance (drag) is pulling you back just as much as your emotions are pulling you forward.
At a certain point, this pressure becomes intolerable, and it becomes difficult if not impossible to keep positive focus on your goal, plus the necessary power to generate the needed subconscious structures.
So what is the solution? Just as with airplanes, you need to find the acceptable level of resistance you can deal with, and slowly increase your emotions until you are at that point.
Then, you reduce your resistance by working through it using any of the techniques I've given on this blog and in my classes, or any other that works for you.
As you reduce your resistance, the same level of emotion will accomplish more, because there is less resistance holding you back.
Imagine for a moment a classic tug-of-war game. You pull with all your strength on one end of a rope, while someone else does the same on the other. Your end is emotion, and the other is resistance.
If they suddenly let go, it's going to take a whole lot less effort to pull your end, because there is no longer anything pulling it away from you. Resistance has lessened.
There is one final issue to address with emotion vs. resistance. The closer you come to your goal, the less momentum you require. As I discussed in Saturday's podcast on the principle of homeostasis, overdoing the emotion will actually result in sabotaging your manifestations. At a certain point, boosting your momentum is no longer needed.
So the best way to use emotion vs. resistance to speed up the manifestation process is to slowly ramp up emotion, deal with the resistance that arises, and repeat. As your will (discussed in the next section) generates the power to bring you toward your goal, allow the emotion to become less and less important, and for the goal to feel more and more normal. When it feels normal, there is little to no emotion, but also little to no resistance.
It could be said, then, that the importance of emotion is twofold:
- To tell the subconscious mind that this focus is important and it should pay attention.
- To trigger the resistance that is blocking you from your goal.
Once both of these have been accomplished, there is little need for it, and it doesn't have to be artificially hyped up.
3. Will vs. Inertia
The final pair of forces is the one most often ignored. We discussed this at length in Saturday's podcast, when we discussed the principle of homeostasis.
To summarize, your subconscious mind likes where it is. After all, that's why it's there. What it does, works.
What it defines as success, though, you may not. Your subconscious mind only cares that you survive. Because you're alive so far, it believes that it has succeeded, and so will keep the current beliefs and programs it holds.
As I mentioned in the section on power, the common belief is that all your goals and desires are downstream. However, the subconscious mind is kind of like a computer. It'll keep doing what it's programmed to do, and will keep getting the same results, too.
If it is programmed to make $50,000 a year, that's what it'll do, no matter how good you feel or how much you focus on abundance. This place feels comfortable, familiar, and safe, and therefore it is highly preferable to your desires, which feel uncomfortable, unfamiliar, and unsafe.
This reluctance to change, I am calling inertia. Your subconscious mind would rather stay where it is, getting the results it has always gotten.
So what happens if what you want is not downstream, because your subconscious structures simply don't support your goal? Well, you go against the programming of your subconscious mind, generating new subconscious structures, until your goal becomes downstream. That is, you use the property of power to flow against what is comfortable, until the natural flow will take you towards your goal.
The natural path of an arrow notched on a bow is to simply sit there. That's not what you want, so you pull back the bowstring, until the arrow has enough energy behind it, so that the new flow is to shoot at your target.
As long as you just let go, feel good, and focus positively, the arrow of your creative potential is just sitting idle. It's not until you apply the will, pulling back on the bowstring, that you have enough power to shoot forward toward the target of your goal.
This applies, of course, for next level goals. But, most goals that you would be trying to manifest are next level goals, or else you wouldn't have to try. 🙂
So as I alluded to above, the force that generates power is will. It is will that overcomes the inertia to remain in homeostasis. It is will that generates the creative tension to force your subconscious mind to change itself to support your new goals. It is will that pulls that bowstring tight to make what you want, possible.
No one in history who wanted something big in life, has just let go and allowed it to happen. They've willed it; they've created tension; they've done whatever it took to get there.
So it is the force of will that generates the power to create a new comfort zone, which will require your subconscious mind to catch up in order to return to homeostasis once again.
It takes will because the subconscious mind will fight back. You must remain positively focused on the desire, feel the emotion of having it, and persistently and deliberately choose to have that goal. This is the path to success.
How to Use These Principles to Speed Up the Manifestation Process
Now you know the properties of energy, and the forces which manipulate those properties. But, how do you use this new knowledge to speed up the manifestation process? It's important to keep all of these forces balanced, in order to get the best result.
Positive focus is always important, to make the energy flow in the right direction, towards your manifestation. The less you contradict that with negative focus, the faster your manifestation will come.
However, there's no need to focus on it all day long. In fact, this can be detrimental.
You have to understand that your manifestation has an independent existence from your consciousness. I know this might appear to be a strange idea, but you can imagine your manifestation to be almost like a thought form. Actually, it is quite literally a thought form, which you manifest into reality.
It seems odd, because all of this is happening in your head, right? But, you are moving quite real energies, building on this manifestation every time you focus on it.
So, here's the thing: if you try to focus on it all the time, you will keep that energy constrained. It's only when you let it go that the energy can go out and start building the thought form of your manifestation.
Indeed, every time you focus on it, you flow a bit more energy towards that thought form. But, there has to be a certain amount of time between your focusing sessions, in order to give the thought form time to stabilize.
You want to find the perfect balance that will keep building on it, while still allowing it to stabilize between sessions. I recommend no more than twice per day. Some people say three times per day, but I wouldn't do anymore than that.
You might wonder what happens when you focus negatively? In essence, you are giving energy to a negative thought form, which counterbalances the positive one. The more you focus on the negative thought form, the more it grows, and the stronger it gets. The more you ignore it and focus on the positive, the weaker it gets, and the stronger the positive thought form becomes.
So, the less you focus negatively, the stronger your positive thought form can become, and thus the faster your manifestation will come.
Now, to momentum. As mentioned, in general the faster the better. But, you want to keep that balance between emotion and resistance. Never underestimate the effect that resistance can have on you. It can be truly paralyzing sometimes.
So as I suggested above, the best thing to do is to slowly ramp up your emotions, deal with the fallout, and do it all over again.
But as you approach your goal, this won't be as necessary. You'll feel the energy naturally slowing down, and this is okay. Go with the flow of the energy. You'll feel as your goal gradually becomes more normal, and that is perfectly natural.
It is in the creation stage that the emotions are most needed. In the attraction stage, you are more or less just coasting on your existing momentum, and little to no effort is required.
So, you want to keep careful attention on how you are feeling emotionally. If the resistance starts to become too much, back off a bit and deal with that first.
But, the resistance won't always pop up right away. You might have a really great session where you feel high emotion and little to no resistance. But, the next day, after your subconscious mind absorbs what you gave it, the resistance may come unexpectedly. This is very common, from what I've seen with my clients.
So still be wary at first, and allow a day or two for the resistance to arise.
Finally, to power. From the beginning, you want to firmly and deliberately choose your goal. This is the only way to generate the requisite creative tension, which is needed to generate new subconscious structures.
As before, this is necessary especially in the creation stage. This is where you are pulling back the bowstring, or pumping that water up to the top of the waterslide. In other words, this is where you are moving against the natural flow of your subconscious mind, and therefore will is needed.
The stronger your will and the more you persist, the more power is generated, and so the more quickly you can get up to that next level. It is also required that you deal with the kickback from resistance, by only focusing on the positive, and using emotions as needed.
So, to bring this all together, this is my suggestion:
- Use your will to deliberately choose your goal, thereby generating the power to move to the next level.
- Intentionally focus once or twice per day on your goal, using just enough emotion to move your manifestation forward, without generating too much resistance at once.
- Throughout the day, keep yourself from focusing on the negative. If it happens, immediately release the resistance and return to the positive.
- Once a week or so, feel free to generate a lot of emotion, through the principles discussed in the post on casting a spell.
How About You?
Now it's your turn. How can you apply these principles to speed up the manifestation process in your own life? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.