Visualizing a desired future with all senses and emotions is a key element for manifesting and I have never been good at it. One day when I was chatting with a friend. The awkward pauses in the conversation gave me pause.
A Typical Example
|I want to have my wedding at the Grand Floridian in Disney World.
|Why? It’s so muggy there, you’re going to be miserable in your wedding dress. Can’t even imagine how the guys are going to survive in their tuxes.
|[ — 1 micro pause — ]
|I will just have the wedding in the winter. Their holiday decorations are legendary, even a life-size gingerbread house.
|Well, you better start saving your money now. I’m pretty sure Grand Floridian is the most expensive resort there. You and your guests will end up spending 10x more than other destination weddings.
|[ — 2 micro pauses — ]
|By that time, my future husband and I will be very successful, each doing what we love. We’d have enough to take everyone with us on a vacation!
|How are you going to find that husband? You just started this job, you don’t even have time to date.
|[ — a very long pause — ]
This is the point the friend would change subject. Mind you, I would know 100% that she was not really wedding planning but I just had to inject real world considerations. In the process, I destroyed the excitement and dampened the potentiality of her having an amazing husband, a great career, and a wonderful nuptial celebration.
The Troubles of a Realist
Though I was never that bad, I did take the fun out of day dreaming for everyone, myself included. After some contemplation, I think I might have found the first two bugs in my visualization process.
Being practical = attachment to the outcome
This is a big no-no for manifesting as you may already know. Being a realist ties your vision firmly into the known world in which your vision can only ever stay a vision.
The act of surrendering detaches your vision to the existing energy configuration, allowing your vision to first take shape in the energy field, arranges “coincidences” that eventually lead you to your manifested vision.
Being practical = being a control freak
Most of us tries to control how things go in our lives and while it’s crucial for a functional life, it prevents your dreams from manifesting.
To me, this control smells more like the fear of loss and failure. We want so much for the vision to come true, we can’t help but confine ourselves with “reality”. That backfires because we don’t yet know how the Universe works, this control builds the impenetrable walls that box in what is and keep out what is possible.
I am so grateful that my enlightened friends for not dumping this dream crusher and I am happy to report that there are no more pauses while we day dream together.
…I am visualizing myself day dreaming away, soaring free, and the sky is no limit.