The Unbelievable Request. Don’t Try This!

The Unbelievable Request. Don’t Try This!

Recently I’ve had a number of conversations with friends and readers where we earnestly discuss manifesting concepts and practices. In our discussions we often find ourselves falling into habitual phrases like, “There is no way I can make this happen,” or the classics, “I’m in such a bad place,” and “I can’t afford to do that.”

What we think and say creates. So on that note, here is one of my favorite manifesting stories from the past, a big success, but not what you would expect!

What should I ask for? Be smart!
That is totally up to you, thank goodness! You are free to create anything without limits. Create an excess in your life of joy and affluence and give the extra away. Overflow your cup and share if you like. Go beyond the minimum and fly. I find myself asking for a number of good things throughout the day and at times I may feel anxious with some requests. There is that phrase, “Be careful what you ask for.”

Here is a cautionary story from a few months ago.
Two friends and I went out for dinner one night. We were enjoying ourselves in conversation and included our waitress from time to time. Our talk turned to manifesting, and when our waitress overheard a bit of what we were saying, she nodded in approval. “So do you ask or wish for things to come into your life?” I asked her.

“Funny you should ask that,” she said with a faraway look on her face. “A month ago I was asking to be in a car wreck.” “What?” we all asked in unison, shocked.

The waitress said a few months earlier her girlfriend had been involved in a car accident. Apparently the girlfriend came away with little or no injuries and with another bit of good fortune. She received a monetary settlement as a result of the collision. Our waitress didn’t disclose the amount but apparently the payment provoked an idea.

“So, you were wishing for a car wreck so you could get a cash settlement?” I asked. She had a half smile and ironic look on her face. It was obvious she had given this a lot of thought. “Yes, it’s seemed like a pretty good idea at the time,” she said.

The three of us were in a state of disbelief. We were in the manifesting choir. All of us had talked about intention and positive thoughts many times. We would never in our wildest dreams put out an intention like that.

Our minds registered an alarm but we started laughing at the absurdity of her request. Like waiting for a man to step on a banana peel, we wanted to know what was coming next, but part of us did not want to know. We leaned forward…“So?”

“Two weeks ago I was crossing the street and I got hit by a car.”
“You’re kidding!” I said. “You weren’t in a car. You were a pedestrian and got hit by a car?” I’m glad she kept that grin. “Yes, I was walking across the street and got hit. I’m okay though. It was very minor and everything turned out alright.”

“I can’t believe you did that,” I said as we all laughed with relief. “Obviously you needed the money. Did you get a settlement?” “No,” she said, “but I did learn a good lesson.”

Don’t mess around with natural laws.

At the core of Manifesting 1,2,3 and you don’t need #3 is this fundamental truth: your thoughts build things. Really. You can build the sweet, you can manifest your worries and even make catastrophes.

It has been my experience for many years that when you are thinking of something, it begins to form up in the other, non-physical reality. Many times I would send things in thought to my dear friend Judy Goodman and she was gifted enough to see what I was creating in this non-physical reality from 2000 miles away. What I was thinking created a vaporous form in her living room! This is new information and should you use it, you will move from the hoping and waiting mode to creating anything you point yourself to.

If you continue to think on an object or concept, it will begin to take form in the non-physical reality as a vapor and eventually become something so solid and full-color in that ‘spirit’ realm that it will manifest into your physical world. Anything. Always. It is a Law of Nature just like gravity. You don’t have to be an expert at dropping things – that is what gravity does. No skills are necessary to harness gravity and it is the same with manifesting. It’s all in the book waiting for you hit the switch!

Did I just hear a click?

Go to the Interviews Page to see and hear Ken talking about Manifesting 123 and you don’t need #3. There is new information here and you won’t hear it anywhere else. It is so simple. Make it work for you!

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  1. Your definitely right about messing with natural laws! You sparked a memory reading this article,Years before my car accident at a time I thought & wished I can get into an accident as after I would receive money . It all happened as I wished but I never thought what the mental & physical challenges i would endure. The settlement I received has no comparison to the trauma. Manifesting myself back to a normal life has been a journey itself , I’ve learned so much from the power of thought & pursuit…my story doesn’t end here….Micheal

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