The topic of this week’s post comes from a discussion with a friend on Friday: manifestation or letting go?
Manifestation is a popular term. It refers to the type of activities done to make things you want happen in your life by using various techniques such as visualization, specification etc. Let’s say you want to buy a house. You make a vision board, believe that you already have it (and then do the work towards it, of course). It is based on the specific wish you want to happen. It seems to have helped a lot of people and is widely popular. The popularity of the documentary The Secret on Netflix (and the book) shows this.
One of those people in the documentary, Joe Vitale, wrote another book later: Zero Limits. It is based on a Hawaiian method of cleaning. It is based on the idea that you keep cleaning yourself metaphorically by repeating certain phrases. As you clean yourself, you lose all your limits (zero limits) and become one with the Divine. At that point, you no longer want things as in manifestation but rather, what you need to do for your good or for others’ good become obvious to you. In this way, all you do is cleaning and you let life naturally unfold. Joe Vitale in fact says that this method is better than manifestation and asks his teacher what he should do with his previous books that have the “false information” (i.e. manifestation). His teacher says he should just let it be because it is stages of reaching zero limits (but zero limits is the ultimate way).
To me, the second idea is a lot more attractive than manifestation. For one, sometimes we want things but they are not good for us. So, I am always wary of wanting specific things. Second is more personal: when I want something specific, I get overly ambitious and burn myself out. I have been practicing the idea of zero limits in the past year and it worked miracles for me. But I can also see that the human mind tends to get lost if there is nothing specific to focus on, so sometimes specificity might be needed. Also, for some personality types, clarification is the way to go.
Now I want to hear your thoughts. What do you think of manifestation and zero limits? Have you been applying either of these? Let’s discuss!