The last few weeks seem to have been about transition. In Los Angeles, the long, hot summer has finally given way to some cooler days. Obviously, everyone in New York is aware of the changes in the air, what with the double whammy of Sandy and a nor’easter. Personally, I’ve started a new job, but more than that, I’m feeling like there’s a lot of change that’s coming. Right now, it’s more in the energetic realm, but I can see that it won’t be too long before all of it starts manifesting physically. In my opinion, that’s what all the Mayan calendar/end of the world hoopla is really about. The old way of doing things will end and die out. We’re not looking at apocalyptic events out of the Book of Revelations, though you might have trouble convincing New Yorkers of that after seeing pictures of lower Manhattan under water.
The transitions I’m talking about are a shifting of perspective and in the ways we do things, even in how we talk to ourselves. Everything just seems to be easier. Case in point are the perpetual knots that I’ve had in my shoulders since I was a teenager. When I recently made a commitment to being easier on myself, I let go of a lot of energetic baggage I’d been carrying around. Now when I physically massage my shoulders, the knots dissipate, whereas before they were more like resident rocks imbedded under my skin.
Physical change always happens in the energy realm first. Then there’s that gap in the manifestation. Staying positive will hasten the physical manifestation, but you need to stay positive because it feels good not because you’re going to be rewarded by something physical. Your goal is being happy, not accumulating stuff. You want the stuff because it makes you feel good. There’s always going to be a gap of time in between your communicating your desire to your Higher Self and the actually physical manifestation. This is the transition.
You’re no longer the person you were before you had the desire, so energetically you’ve already shifted into a higher understanding, which has spawned the new desire for something, but nothing has physically changed. This can be a frustrating time because you’re no longer satisfied with what you had before. You want the new experience, which could be anything from a new car to a new relationship, but it hasn’t physically shown up yet. The key here is to be in the energy of having. Your “reality” right now is temporary and is only the thoughts of yesterday. Today’s thoughts are what create your tomorrow. If today’s thoughts are “I want this thing I don’t already have”, the Universe brings more wanting of something you don’t have.
Meditation and just plain daydreaming cannot be overemphasized here. Your energy cannot tell the difference between something you’re imaging or something you’re physically seeing. The joy of seeing that new car in your driveway, whether it’s in your mind or actually sitting in front of your house is the exact same feeling, the exact same energy. Imagining what you’ll feel when you have something you want puts you in the energy of having it, which the Universe matches by physically bringing it to you. If it makes you feel so good just to think about something, you don’t need the manifestation really. You already have the feeling. Then the physical manifestation becomes a foregone conclusion.
Transitions can be a bit of a No Man’s Land. If you’re not careful, you can get stuck there for years saying, where’s my stuff? You’ve identified what you want, but you keep telling the Universe I don’t have this, so the Universe hears “I want this but I don’t have it” and brings you more of wanting but not having. Oh look, perfect creation. Yes, if you’re thinking of it as a science experiment. As part of your everyday life, it just plain sucks. You feel like you’ve been on the hamster wheel for years and are never going to get off, which just perpetuates you being on the hamster wheel and the cycle continues.
Learn to navigate the changes and transitions and stay on course. Daydream as much as possible. Be that person with her head in the clouds. Most of us live too much in “reality,” thus perpetuating a reality we don’t want. Know that there will always be a lag time between the desire and the manifestation. Since we are in physical form, the manifestation is kind of the whole point of creation to a certain extent. Truly though, the goal is joy, and you can feel that in any given moment. Just close your eyes and think about something that makes you happy. Continue to do that and you’ll notice that everything is lighter and smoother; you’re literally paving the way of your next transition.