the thing you desire is not only for you, but has already been started toward you
out of the heart of God.” -H. Emily Cady
The second step is to stop complaining! Metaphysical teacher Cathy Jean Norman has said, “When you let go... and are grateful... there is an orchestrating power of the universe that can bring you what you need when you need it.” Complaining interrupts and short-circuits this orchestrating power by reinforcing the idea that we are victims.
The key is to maintain the love affair we have with what we desire. To not become concerned over how our good is going to come about but to merely reinforce our faith, or rather our joyful expectancy in the creative process. Believe! As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he could walk on water too. Think, talk, and act as if you expect health and prosperity. A confident, expectant frame of mind opens the channels. Do this and you will experience an upgrade.
In a nutshell, the key is to keep our delight about our desire alive while staying out of how it is going to come about. In other words, what happens between desire and manifestation is not our business––that's God's business. Keep enjoying the feeling of your desire as if it were already made manifest now. Start preparing for it mentally by seeing yourself enjoying it as if it's already a fact in your life today. As if you already received it. This method may seem too simple or silly to some, but it is the method that works. Over two thousand years ago Jesus put it this way, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” –Mark 11: 24
Within just a few weeks of the mandatory shutdown during the COVID 19 pandemic, a friend of mine was looking for a new apartment. Although to most people it may have seemed the worst possible time to move, he had been developing spiritually and the place he had been living in was no longer suitable. It was dark, small, and located in an undesirable part of the city. He gave his current landlord his notice to vacate, and he made a list of all the things he would truly desire in his new apartment. The fact that he was on a budget did not deter him from being extravagant. He knew God makes a way where there is no way. His list included that it be bright and airy with an unobstructed view. That it had a balcony where he could enjoy his morning coffee, meditation, and prayer. The building he desired would be safe and secure with covered parking. He wasn't afraid to get specific either, he knew the town in which he desired to live and included that on his list as well. And to top it all off this new apartment had to cost him no more than what he had been paying for his existing one.
Knowing this would seem like a tall order for most people to believe to be possible, he was careful not to share this with anyone who might be discouraging. In the meantime, he began to act as if his desire was already in the works. He began packing and boxing his belongings in his apartment preparing for his move. He would joyfully check the apartment listings online. Because he was clear on what he desired it was easy for him to be clear about what he did not want. This helped him to narrow down the listings he would make an appointment to see.
As the days went by the listings seemed to drop off, and to avoid getting discouraged he would continue to visualize, seeing himself living in the apartment he desired. About the same time a friend of his told him how he just purchased a new surfboard that he had found on a website. Although this website was not known to provide apartment listings my friend had a hunch to check it out. He knew to never argue with a hunch, his intuition, the joyful nudge from God.
To his surprise there was one apartment listed in the town he desired to live. He made the appointment to see it and to his amazement the apartment was exactly as he had pictured it. When he inquired about the price the landlord mentioned to him a price that was $200 more than what he was currently paying. Before my friend could say a word the landlord went on to say that due to the pandemic he was offering it at a reduced price. Incredibly the price the landlord quoted was $50 less than what my friend had been paying for his current apartment.
God is your instant, constant, abundant source of supply. Don't buy into the scarcity of negative talk. Cooperate with your desire by getting clear about it. Stay out of trying to figure out how it's going to come about and allow yourself to really enjoy the feeling of already having it. And remember to never argue with a hunch. You deserve the upgrade.
Artist Darrell Fusaro is a decorated U.S. Coast Guard veteran, co-host of the internationally popular weekly podcast, “Funniest Thing! with Darrell and Ed” and author of the books, “What if Godzilla Just Wanted a Hug?” and “Break Out of Your Box: Be Your Heroic Self”. www.ThisWillMakeYouHappy.com