HJ: In this clarifying essay by Neale Donlad Walsch, we are given insight into to common misconceptions regarding the act of creating through manifestation. Let me make a point here: creating through manifestation is not some esoteric concept that one must be highly spiritually advanced to practice. It is the fundamental way through which our realities are shaped and created, whether we are consciously working with the process or not. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to truly understand the act with all its subtleties and nuances, as it is a major force in your life. It is indeed a powerful force, and when not given adequate consideration or awareness, it has the power to lead our lives into areas which we may not desire. In these cases, we are in fact calling these supposedly ‘undesired’ experiences to us, however, we are not conscious of the thought processes and subconscious tendencies that are doing so. As we become aware of this inherent ability and begin the path to eventual mastery, we will learn to achieve a greater level of control over what experiences we call into our lives.
In that vein, Neale’s words here should shed some light onto a somewhat abstract topic, helping those who are ready to better understand the act of creation/manifestation. As Neale remarks below, manifestation is not really about creation, but rather acknowledging that which already exists within ourselves. We live in a universe of pure, unlimited potential. We only need access that in order to bring whatever we desire into our lives. The first step in manifestation is the awareness of the inherent desire to bring a certain experience into ones life. The remaining steps deal with the translation of that original essence into a physical form (if the desired manifestation is indeed one that takes a physical form). The clarification between awareness and creation outlined here is important for understanding the nuances of this process.
A Dangerous Spiritual Teaching