So the story goes that the sun and the wind were debating about who was more powerful. After boasting about their might, they made a wager. They wagered that whomever could force the coat off the man walking down the street was the most powerful. So the wind began to demonstrate it’s impressive power. It blew and blew, nearly ripping the coat right off the man, but he wrapped the coat around him tighter. Eventually the wind gave up. At that very moment the sun took over. Its shine became brighter and brighter until the man took off his coat and slung it over his shoulders.
What the wind attempted to do by force, the sun was able to do just by being.
In our everyday lives we often use our efforts/actions forcefully, pushing against instead of allowing our presence to invite what it is we wish to receive. We are being encouraged to surrender our forcefulness, and intense actions. This does not mean to give up on your goals and achievements. It is about understanding the process of manifestation in a more intellectual sense. There are ways to create that give you energy and doesn’t leave you worn out. It’s about allowing what you want to come to you with ease. Shine your light and allow your presence to invite what you want to receive. It is about cultivating an energetic affinity with what you seek, rather than feeling lack and need. It’s the feeling that you are already a naturally abundant being who gratefully invites more of what you want into your life. It’s about seeing the job you want in your mind’s eye, even if it is not yet the job you have. You energetically embody what you wish to attract more of into your life. Like attracts like!
That said, I am learning to manifest through gentle being-ness and attraction, choosing faith over fear.