Manifesting: Asking “What Should I Do?”

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Last manifesting post, we discussed how it’s better to ask, “Make X happen,” rather than, “What should I do?” But sometimes, you really want to know what to do. And there’s a trick to handling that.

Once again, this post comes from my training with spirits. They usually steer me true, and it makes sense to me, but try it for yourself and see how it works for you.

Suppose you ask, “Tell me what will happen if I negotiate hard for my salary with this new job?” Manifesting says, “You’ll get a better rate, you should do it.” Sounds simple, right?

But the ethereal software that handles your manifesting had a lot more data. Right or wrong, it’s programmed to not overwhelm the user, which means it simplifies and over-simplifies its answer. The real data is probably closer to, “Across most interactions, for most of the ways you would handle this, and for most of the unpredictable events that affect the other person’s mood, you’ll still get the job and get a better rate.” That’s… a lot less simple. What’s the probability of this good outcome? What’s the probability of a bad outcome? How does your new-found, manifesting-inspired confidence impact how you’ll behave, and how do those changes impact the probabilities?

(The software probably has settings for how much it shares. I’ll look into that eventually.)

Imagine you ask what to do, get an answer, and do it. Except the real data was, “Do X, and you’ll have a good outcome with 75% probability.” Now, 75% is pretty good. I’ll take those odds in Vegas. But wouldn’t you like to know? Especially if you’re testing your manifesting, and trying to debug the failures, wouldn’t it be good to know that 25% failure was expected?

One answer would be have it tell you those probabilities. And I intend to do that at some point, but for now, I’m asking the spirits I train with to put me through their normal training program for manifesting, and their Level 3 manifesting is a simple solution:

Ask what you should do. Then manifest to make that good outcome occur.

So, after asking about negotiating for a better salary, you say, “Great. Make that recommended path happen.” And now we’re engaging all of the basic, simple, “Make X happen” manifesting we’ve been doing before, on the highest-probability-of-success path. Which, it seems to me, will lead to success more often than just asking for X and then doing whatever I was going to do anyway.

But wait, there’s one more reason to do this: The ethereal software expects it. At least, mine does: It’s programmed to assume you’ll ask for the path to be successful, so when it says, “X is the best option,” what it really means is, “If you’re going to use manifesting for success in whichever path you choose, then X is the best option.” Which is a bit different.

How does the ethereal software you use for manifesting work? (It’s probably different software than I’m using.) Try this, see what happens, and leave a comment letting us all know in the comments.

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Manifesting: Where to Start

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Last week, I started training in manifesting. I’d been manifesting for years, but had simply done what made sense to me. Now, I’m learning the proper way to do it, (at least, according to the spirits I work with.) And it turns out, I was starting in entirely the wrong place.

(Manifesting = Magick to predict or influence events. Creating luck, basically.)

I’d thought the simplest manifesting would be asking,”What will happen if I do X?” or “Will I have fun at this event?” or “What should I do?” Predicting events, rather than causing them.

After all, predicting seems strictly simpler than making events happen. I mean, to cause me to find a good job, you need to know which events will lead to a good job, and then make those events happen. But to tell me what will happen, you just need to know which events lead to what. So, causing events seems like “know what will happen, plus some other stuff,” meaning it should always be more complex and difficult.

Except I forgot two parts:

Communication: If the ethereal software is causing an event, the communication is one-way. I tell the software what to do, and that’s it. But to ask what will happen, the software has to send me information. And it turns out, communication is non-trivial.

Multiple paths: This is the real key. When we ask for events, we ask for generalities. “A good job,” not, “Sales manager for California at Cisco.” The software doesn’t have to know what will happen right now, it just has to keep an eye out for opportunities and make some of them happen. It can fail 50% of the time and still make the magick work, and it can miss even better jobs that you’ll never know were an option.

That’s why the basic version of manifesting, (again, according to the spirits I work with), is, “Make X happen.” Level 2 manifesting is, “I want X to happen. Tell me about the paths you can take,” then you tell it if some of the paths are actually things you don’t want. (The old trope of manifesting money causing a relative to die, leaving you an inheritance.)

Which is harder, communication or knowing what will happen up front? I think the knowing is harder. Level 2 manifesting requires 2-way communication (to tell you the paths it could take), but the overall paths are not all the detailed. There’s still a lot of room to adjust the details and find multiple options to making a path succeed over time. So, I think communication is the easier of the two problems to solve.

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