One of the crucial points that people often overlook is the delay between thoughts/feelings and actual manifestation. There is a period of delay between what you are thinking and feeling, and what is manifesting. The life you are living today is actually the result of thoughts and feelings that you had yesterday, last week, last month, last year or even last lifetime. Your physical reality is always one step behind your mental and emotional processes.

So what implications does this have for your manifestation? It means that if you’re working on manifesting something in your life, you shouldn’t look to your current physical reality as an accurate gauge of how well you are doing. Your current reality can only show you how well you have done in the past.

If you look at your current reality and find it displeasing, don’t try to do anything to change it. It’s just the end result of your earlier manifestation efforts. When you take steps to physically change your reality, you’re not really affecting your future – only your past.

While traditional wisdom says that we should “be responsible” and take steps to change our reality, ancient esoteric wisdom says that putting our attention only on what we want (not on what already is) is our true responsibility. It’s much more responsible to take control of your thoughts and feelings in the moment than it is to try to change what has already manifested.

If you truly want to learn to manifest in a consistent fashion, from today forth, when you look at the messes and disasters in your life, don’t try to change it all. Instead, ask yourself what you want, and then focus all of your attention there. This will produce a better tomorrow, which, in turn, will produce a better next day. Always, always ask yourself, “What do I want?” Putting your attention on what you want, rather than focusing on the disasters that you don’t want, will create a better reality than you could ever imagine. Good luck!