by William Lee Rand
Everyone has aspirations, desires, and dreams. Some are aware of their goals and are working to achieve them while others may have sublimated them to a certain extent, yet they still exist within the subconscious, waiting for a chance to be born. To grow, develop and expand is a natural part of being alive and we all have this potential to develop our lives in one way or another.
There are many ways to achieve our goals from the usual to the esoteric. Manifesting is a way to attract things and conditions into our lives involving a more direct use of the mind and psychic forces. The use of manifesting increases what is perceived as luck; people and resources become more available to help you achieve your goals. Ideas come more easily and there is usually a higher level of motivation to do what you need to do.
The basics for manifesting include having a clear idea of what you want to achieve, believing you will achieve it and adding strong positive emotional energy to the process. Once you have the idea, belief and emotion, combine them into an image and release the image with the expectation that on the higher dimension of creation, it is done. The better you can do this, the more successful you'll be at manifesting.
Of course it's usually necessary to follow up the process with practical plans of action, but by using a manifesting technique, things usually happen more easily and quickly.
Manifesting works and can help you achieve your goals. However, unless it is used with wisdom, it can lead to unwanted results. The ego doesn't necessarily know what is best for you and by following its desires, it’s possible to manifest things that aren’t healthy for you to have. Following the ego’s desires can lead you away from your spiritual path and the use of manifesting by the ego will lead you away even faster. At first everything may seem fine and the ego feels so good, but eventually, if it’s your ego you're following, you’ll end up with more problems than before and less happy as well. If what you manifest causes problems and you use manifesting to counter those problems, the situation could grow into more difficulties than you can manage. And at the same time you would likely be creating karma for yourself that will keep coming back no matter how much you use manifesting to get it to go away. Manifesting can also be used in competitive ways that harm others and attract negative energies. And it's possible to get people to do things for you they wouldn't otherwise have done which they regret having done afterwards. Manifesting without wisdom or manifesting from an unhealed place can create undesirable results that are often realized only after the fact.
One of the laws of the universe is that there is always a higher way. In terms of manifesting, the higher way is to allow divine wisdom to guide your manifesting process. To do this, it’s necessary to ask the ego to step aside. Only in this way can the divine power enter your life. Then you need a method to connect with the divine and allow it to guide and empower your life. When you do this, the divine mind will guide you to goals that are exactly right for you and that fulfill your true inner needs rather than causing you to chase after ego desires that are often shallow and bring short lived satisfaction.
Reiki is a wonderful way to bring divine guidance into your life and to guide your manifesting process. To use Reiki in this way, start by using the distant symbol to send Reiki to the divine guiding force. Once you've established this connection, say a prayer such as: “Guide me and empower my life to achieve the greatest accomplishments that divine wisdom can manifest through me,” or something similar. Do this before you start your day, and throughout the day, keep an open mind about the direction you are to take with your life or the goals that the wisdom of Reiki is guiding you to achieve. Keep notes and meditate on what comes to you. You'll find that as you practice this process day after day, lucky breaks will occur and you'll be guided into situations with people or experiences that provide you with a better understanding of yourself and of what is right for you to do. Healing experiences will also take place that help you release or work through blocks to truly meaningful success. Sometimes you'll be guided to do things that seem difficult at first, but once you accept them and begin to do them, resources and people will be there to help you. You'll find that you are growing and developing in ways that are exactly right for you and a deepening level of happiness will begin to develop within you.
When it becomes apparent that you are being guided to achieve specific goals, use Reiki to achieve them by writing your goal on a piece of paper, placing it between your hands and giving it Reiki. Then create a positive plan of action to achieve your goal and carry it out, always being open to the possibility of changing your plan in light of better information or clearer guidance.
We live in a world that can be truly benign for each of us. There are unlimited possibilities and an ever higher way for us to follow. The use of manifesting is a powerful tool, and can achieve its greatest purpose when we use it with wisdom. The use of Reiki is a wonderful way to release us from the illusion of ego desires and allow the divine to manifest all we experience.
To read a more complete article on this subject, please read "Reiki for Happiness and Success" in the Fall 2006 issue of Reiki News Magazine.