Could You Be Confusing the Universe with Your Attempts to Manifest?

by Access Administrator on September 4, 2011

Have you been doing “everything right” in your attempts to manifest what you’d like to have in your life, without seeing the results you think you’re asking for show up?

Is it actually possible that you have been confusing the universe in your attempts to manifest what you’ve been asking for?

How is this possible?  Have all your treasure map posters and religiously recited affirmations been in vain?

“What you say is what you get,” says Douglas. If what you’d really like is not what’s showing up in your life, is it possible you’ve been asking incorrectly, or asking using words that cannot get you what you’re really asking for, because you have been using them incorrectly?

A common example of such misuse of words in the metaphysical community is that darling word, manifest.  How many people have you heard say, “I want to manifest more money, or my soul-mate, or the job of my dreams”?

The difficulty with this, Douglas points out, is that the correct meaning of the word manifest is “how it shows up.”  So when you say, “I want to manifest more money,” you are actually saying, “I want to how it shows up more money.”  Is it surprising that the universe doesn’t honor a request,a which is so nonsensically phrased?

A further complication is that the energetic meaning of the word want, which was listed in dictionaries until 1946, is “to lack.”  So when you say, “I want to manifest more money,” what you’re actually saying is, “I lack of how it shows up more money.”  How well can that possibly work?

Most people don’t really value words, Heer points out.  For most people,

“You sort of throw things together when you’re talking.”  Somehow words have acquired a reputation for being of interest only to PhD candidates and teachers, without relevance to the rest of us.  If we’d really like to have what we’re asking for in life, it might be worth considering changing our point of view on the relevance and value of words.

“Words have a vibration which will create things,” says Douglas.  “When you say, ‘I want to manifest more money,’ you’ll never get more money! ‘I’m going to have more money is more correct,’ cause that’s what you’d really like to have show up in your life.”

When you do not know what the words you are using really mean, you have to be functioning from a fantasy of what they mean, say Douglas and Heer.  Unfortunately, that means what you’re asking for will continue to live in the fantasy world instead of the real one, as well.

Not knowing the exact and real energetic definitions of the words you are using can create confusion, in those you are speaking to as well as the universe which will grant you what you’ve asked if it could possibly get your meaning.

“If you don’t use the words that match the energy, you’re always confusing people and they always discount you,” says Heer.  “It’s the same thing when you’re asking for things from the universe. If you don’t use the words that match the energy, you’re confusing it, and it can’t give you what you want.”

Having this awareness and looking up these words in a dictionary prior to 1946 is a way of getting clarity on what you desire and what’s going on now and how you can move from what’s going on now to what you’d actually like to have.  If you’re clear on both, you know where you’re starting. “Say you’d like to go to Rome.  If you think you’re in Greenland, but you’re really in Tahiti, it’s a totally different trip. If you’re in the wrong place to start from, you don’t ever get to where you’re going,” says Heer.

Douglas used these very methods on another word commonly used in the metaphysical community, passion.  “Every time I heard it, something didn’t feel right,” he recalls.  He looked it up and discovered the accurate energetic meaning of the word passion was “to be attached to the cross as was Christ.”  He’s now much more willing to follow his bliss than his passion.

If you’re feeling a little disheartened by the scope of the miscommunication you’ve been involved in, take heart.  It’s a common problem.  You are not alone.  “Most of the problems in the world are based on miscommunication.  If we didn’t have that one concept, no movie that had any drama or comedy would exist, because they’re all based on somebody not saying something when they could have, or somebody communicating inappropriately,” Heer observes.

Douglas and Heer consult their dictionaries all the time when consulting with clients.  Sometimes they find the client is using the word entirely correctly, but with a meaning different than the one they are familiar with.  Other times, the client is using the word incorrectly, creating the confusion about which they are consulting the Access Consciousness leaders.

Heer attributes their success in working with clients on their ability to hone in on the actual problem people are consulting them about, which is based on the energy and the true energetic meaning of the words, not the assumed contemporary “meaning” of words.  Often they find their clients live in that constant state of confusion because they won’t take the time to look up words. “Part of the dynamic nature of the result we get is that we’ll hone in on what is the actual nature of the problem based on the energy.”

Making things even worse, some of the miscommunication occurs through deliberate confusion, Douglas observes.  “How many times have you had a conversation with people and at the end of it you go, ‘What does that mean?’  ‘What did they say?”  People use words to create confusion so you won’t know what’s going on in their universe, which is why they misuse words intentionally.”

Living in such a sea of confusion, is it any wonder that your messages are not getting through to the universe, which is just waiting to grant your wishes?

What if you could cut through the fog of confusion language has been creating around you?  Might the universe give you faster service at delivering what you’ve asked for?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Rhiannon September 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

You have completely confused me with this one. I’m just thinking that the ever expanding, all knowing universe might be able to keep up with our ever expanding and changing use and meanings of words. Did the universe quit in 1946? And if that is so, then how can the universe gift us anything?

The other thing I would like to point out is that most “masters” that talk about “manifesting” all tell you that you should state your desires as if you already have them and that you need to be specific. More is not specific, it is very ambiguous. So stating “I’m going to have more money” might mean that you find a penny on the ground on your way into the store. After all, that is more :) .

Katherine September 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm

This really interested me…the difference in meaning of words in the dictionary now and prior to 1946. I have my father’s Websters Students Dictionary from 1938. This is the definition of ‘manifest’:
Seized by the hand, hence palpable] Evident to the senses; clear; plain; understandable.
v.t. To show plainly; to display; reveal; evidence.
It makes me curious about the definition in the above…
Any Feedback?
What else is possible???

Sonali September 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

So how can I say it right? If I want to say, What would it take for pregnancy and a positive pregnancy test to show up? is it correct or should I say, Truth, What realities or agendas have I created around fertility which if I change pregnancy will show up? How does it get any better than this? It is amazing, Dr. Dain and Gary, you both are fantastic and I love access consciousness. How does it get any better than this? All of Pregnancy comes to me with ease, joy and glory!

Renate Bornemann October 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm

There’s one thing bothering me about this. If you on the one hand say that it’s the energy that matters and I don’t even have to say the right words concerning the clearing statement, why would it be nessesary to get the word “manifesting” right. The universe would know what I mean by the energy I’d feed into the question. Puzzled!

admin November 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Hi Renate,
Thanks for your question. It’s actually more about having the awareness of the energy of the language that you use. If you find that you’re using the word ‘manifest’ a lot and your life isn’t showing up quite how you’d like it to, then it might be worth looking at it and seeing if there is another word/languaging that will contribute to the generation of something different. And if it’s working for you to use the word ‘manifest’ then wonderful, that’s great! How does it get any better than that?

Steve April 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

Should we say I Want to Actualize?

admin May 27, 2012 at 8:14 am

Absolutely! Actualize is a great thing to ask for…and remember that originally the definition of the word ‘want’ meant to lack. You might choose to say/ask: I woud like to actualize/ what will it take to actualize…? And above all, do what works for you!!!

RBornemann July 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

 Thank you Rhaiannon! So I’m not the only one puzzled on this one.

RBornemann July 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

 Just looked up at “dictionary com”. An example for the use of the word. ;-)
” He manifested his approval with a hearty laugh.”

L. July 12, 2014 at 8:13 am

I looked up “Manifest” in the dictionary, and the definition is nothing what I thought it was… good you brought up this subject!

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