Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.
Donald L. Hicks
Everything in the natural world has a beginning, middle and an end. All manifestation begins and ends in completion. It has always been the way of things; stars burst into being, shine and explode into a memory of light; seasons come and go in all their splendour, bodies are born, live and die, all existence is being born, unfolds and dies to be born again. Form comes into being from the void and dissolves gracefully back into nothingness. Only humans seem to try to defy the cyclical nature of natural law. It is a unique foolishness that is born of language and lives in our conversations with the world. However it is not fixed, it is entirely transformable and that transformation begins in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how this identity I call me interacts with others and the world. Our stories give us both our limitations and the opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Creating a life we love begins by bringing completion to the past and the obsolete stories of our life, so that we can invent new more empowering ones from a state of pure presence and the ability to be with things as they are and as they are not. It is from this place we can manifest life from a future we invent, rather than a past we inherited.
How often have you had a great idea of what you wanted to manifest, and started on a project only to become frustrated and distracted before it even got off the ground, or got overwhelmed in the middle of a project and decided you just couldn’t do it, or you were nearing the finish line and were stopped by some obstacle you felt was insurmountable? Many of us have a trail of these unfinished plans and incomplete projects that tend to leave us disheartened and immobilized – afraid to embark on anything new, exhausted and feeling like we’re drowning in the weight of things undone!
All that we are is a result of all that we thought.
The quality of our life, health and productivity is dependent on our ability to complete the events and cycles of our life! A mind cluttered and chaotic in the wake of things undone is a mind immobilized with incompletions. It leaves us buried in guilt, regret and self-doubt. There is no space for manifestation when we are over flowing with frenzied thoughts and incomplete commitments. All creation comes from nothing and follows a natural cycle to completion. To empty our busy minds we must have some way of keeping our projects, commitments and endeavours in existence. In other words we need to clear and declutter the mind, to make space for creation and manifestation.
Definition for Complete:
- having all necessary parts, elements, or steps <a complete house>
- brought to an end : concluded <a complete period of time>
- fully carried out : thorough <a complete renovation>
To be complete is to be clear on what you are going to do, and not do, and to create structures, rituals and systems that support your completing each step of the process. To accomplish the things you say you are committed to doing, you must be engaged in actions that lead from conception to a natural ending or completion in the cycle of creation, existence and dissolution. You are complete when you acknowledge and celebrate your successes and release the struggles, stories and complaints of your journey. To be complete is to be authentic and honest with our selves. It is not about, “is our project doable or possible?” Giving our selves to an undoable and impossible project can be one of the most transformative, empowering, contributing and rewarding tasks on which we can embark. The real questions is, “can we whole heartedly take on a project that may in fact take generations to fulfill and finish? Think, climate change, peace on the planet, a world without hunger or violence and restoring our ecosystems to support all life. Even though we might not finish a project, it does not mean we have to be incomplete. So what does it mean to be complete?
Simply put, integrity as we define it provides access to incredible increases in performance – in whatever performance you are interested in – as well as the personal peace and self-confidence that comes from being a well-integrated person.
Michael Jensen, Texas A&M University
If we honor our word as our self and recognize the power inherent in operating with integrity (see integrity article by Werner Erhard and Michael Jensen http://www.wernererhard.com/integrity_paper.html) we can reclaim our true power to access the miraculous. We recognize that, in our word we have the power to be complete with all which is still unfinished. To be complete is to declare ourselves complete! The question is, can we let go of our stories and complaints of “not being enough, it’s not my fault, conditions changed, it’s unreasonable, someone did it to me…” to actually recognize ourselves as the author and creator of our own life? Inside of that commitment to honouring our word as our self, we call in all manner of unseen forces and resources from the invisible realms to support and guide us on our way! This is the true path of shamanism, to know ourselves as co-creators of our world! Manifestation starts with focus and intention, endures with commitment and unreasonableness, and is released with gratitude and grace. There is a natural aesthetic and beauty to being whole and complete. The realm of completion is congruent with wholeness. Wholeness recognizes and embraces the perfection of each moment, as it is, in it’s entirety.
The truth is that we are always manifesting. Every thought, word and action creates a world. The problem is that most of our manifestations come from our identity, which is little more than a projection from our past. If we focus on what we value and appreciate it grows and appreciates. If we focus on what we lack or what’s wrong, we call that into existence. It’s really that simple. Some discomfort and resistance will, usually accompany bringing something new into existence. That’s how you know you are birthing something new into the world. You have labour pains! It’s as natural to growth as discomfort is to birth.
Definition of Manifestation
- The act, process, or instance of manifesting
- A perceptible, outward, or visible expression
- An indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something
- A public demonstration of power and purpose
True manifestation is a process of shapeshifting from one energy to another. We see ourselves one way, then with focus and intention we experience our selves in a different energy. In the transition we act, interact and communicate from the new expanded or transformed view of ourselves until the new way of being in and of the world has been transformed and the world mirrors back to us this transformed state of being.
Shapeshifting requires the ability to transcend your attachments, in particular your ego attachments to identity and who you are. If you can get over your attachment to labeling yourself and your cherishing of your identity,
you can be virtually anybody.
Intentional manifestation is an act of will. It is our birthright and our destiny to be co-creators with the spirit that lives in all things. The more we recognize our profound interconnection with the web of life, the more we can draw on that energy and co create with spirit, the life and world we want to dream into existence. We are moving from a contracting world of control and habit to an expanding worldview of peace, possibility and prosperity. To know yourself as God, the author of life, is very humbling because you see the vastness of our opportunity to bring forth heaven on earth, even in the darkest of times. Thank you for your partnership in the task of bringing forth a world that works for all life and the children of future generations.
It is an honour to see you in your radiant brilliance! Thank you for sharing your light with the world.
with love and blessings,
Every thought we think is creating our future.
Louise L Hay