"You are entirely responsible for 100% of what you manifest in life."
Really? The good, the bad, the in-between... Do you honestly think so?
Why do people believe this? Is it simple religiosity, or the desire to compartmentalize complex answers to big questions in little boxes?
You can manifest anything, but not everything.
You know in your heart that you agree with me. Some of you may not. We don't all have to believe the same thing. I would personally like to throw out approximately 83% of the New Age bosh and blather to which I've been exposed.
I don't have a problem listening to other people's opinions and theories. But I reserve the right to disagree. And I get to discern for myself what feels like Wisdom. So do you.
Shit gets thrown at you. Life happens and you're in it. People die in accidents. You get cancer. You lose your job. Somebody breaks up with you. Your car gets broken into... It's not always a reflection of your personal power or the very essence of your soul.
I believe that we're here to practice transcendence. What is a reflection of your spiritual effort is the level of meaning, purpose, joy, and love that you can find, infuse, or muster, in spite of it all.
Manifesting is more like gardening than architecture. You can influence the elements; you do not control them.
So, the better question might be: "Why do people teach this?" Because I’m not convinced that even those who put it out there really believe it.
My theory about their motivation is here in the original post: Manifesting 100 Percent
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