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The Fifth Power Tool of Manifestation: Detachment

This article is part of a series of articles on Power Tools of Manifestation, which begins here.

Detachment—a power tool of manifestation.  Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  You have to pour your passion into this thing and then let go of attachment to the outcome.  Funny thing is, it works.

Remaining attached to the thing and how it manifests will only slow the process down.  Perhaps so much so that it slows to a crawl and the cynical part of your mind can congratulate itself that manifestation does not work, as you secretly thought, and you can go back to the same old hard reality you were used to.  How very comfortable.

It is a human tendency to worry at the future like a dog worrying at a bone.  When you find yourself doing this, just stop.  Take your attention off the fussing, the worrying, the negative possibilities.  If breaking this habit is hard for you, try this experiment:  make a deal with the part of your brain that worries.  Agree to worry concentratedly for a few minutes a day.  Do that, then after your allotted few minutes, stop.  Don’t tolerate worry between your ears during “worry off-hours.”  Nip it in the bud.  Ignore it and eventually it will go away.

Worrying about whether a thing you want will come to pass and exactly how it will come to pass and whether or not it can come to pass . . . all of this is irrelevant and only slows the process down.  It is useless to hold off on pouring hope and passion into a thing simply because you cannot imagine how it will happen.  The universal mechanism behind manifestation has every resource in existence at its disposal in bringing forth the thing that you want.  You don’t.  Why not leave this in the hands of the universe, instead of your own puny mind?  Instead, make the bold leap and love the thing you want passionately, no matter how absurd and impossible it is.  Then let go, detach and let the universe do the rest.

In a previous article I told you about the necessity of passion for the thing you are manifesting.  Today I’m telling you about the necessity of detachment.  How to reconcile the two?  That’s where the art is.  Manifestation is essentially an emotional maturation process.  The more you learn to powerfully wield your emotions, the more powerfully you can create.  This means learning to have emotions, detect your emotions, correctly interpret your emotions, channel your emotions, sort out and eliminate negative emotions and intensify positive emotions.  It’s a tall order.

Once you stop caring how the thing looks or what path it takes to get to you, it will come to you faster, and from unexpected quarters.  Those quarters will be unexpected because you had no expectation about them.  And what a blessing that will be, to discover that miracles do happen.


Jamie has been practicing astrology in the Bay Area since 1992 and teaching since 1997. She is currently certified at NCGR Level 3. She specializes in feminine archetypes and a positive, empowering approach. Jamie enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families to improve the quality of their lives and expand each person’s choices.

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