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Woo Woo

By Pauline Evanosky

Manifestation

I did not know that manifestation was even a thing, much less part of what I needed to learn to get into the Woo Woo part of life.


It started innocently enough. We were poor. This wasnít a sudden sort of thing. Weíve always been sort of ordinary and in this lifetime poor. Not put-cardboard-in-the-bottom-of-your-shoes poor, but not having everything you want the minute you want it. Which, probably, is most anybody these days.


In any case, our cars got old and we would patch them together with chewing gum and paper clips. Nowadays I donít think you can do that and from what Iíve heard when something goes wrong with modern cars it can get expensive pretty fast.


It was in the early days of my searching blindly for what I didnít even realize I wanted to have or be that I came upon the book, ďCreating MoneyĒ by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. It had been recommended to me by one of the spiritually questing authors I was reading. In those days I did not know anybody who was doing the same sort of spiritual questioning I was doing and so the quest I was on was, necessarily a lonely one.


I said to my husband, ďI want to buy this book, ĎCreating Moneyí. He pointed to the bookshelf behind me and said, ďItís over there.Ē Now, if that isnít a sign from the universe, I donít know what is.


I was amazed. He said heíd gotten it a few years before. So, I set to reading it. Incidentally, I lag behind my husband in the spiritual questing department. Iíve long held the belief that we knew each other in other lifetimes, though I couldnít say it was anything other than a very strong feeling. I knew within minutes of our meeting that we were destined to be together. In fact, that Thanksgiving when I went home for school break (I was in college at the time) I told my mother that Iíd met the man I was going to marry. I told her he didnít know it yet, but that was how it was going to be. I donít remember what she said but as of this writing, we have been married 46 years.


I never did finish reading the entire book. My stance on this is that you really only ever need to read what you need to read to get the gist of something. Thatís where the phrase Jack of all trades and master of none comes from. Same thing with the computer programs I use. I learn just enough to get what I want. Itís always been fascinating to stand behind somebody who is working on an Excel spreadsheet and see what they are doing. Inevitably, you find out some fancy keyboard shortcuts. I was also one of those kids who read the dictionary at lunchtime. Nerdy comes to mind.


In any case what I learned about manifestation is that you need to become emotionally involved with whatever it is you want whether it is a degree or a thing. You think about it. You talk about it. You surround yourself with pictures of it. You read about it. You write about it. You get every cell in your body, if you can imagine that, to point toward whatever it is you desire. Yes, it does sound like obsession, but at some point, you let it go.


Remember what buying a car is like? It doesnít have to be right off the lot new, just new to you. Suddenly you are seeing blue Fords everywhere. Just like your car. You never noticed them before, but it seems like there are cars the same color and the same model of the car you have just acquired everywhere you look. The funny thing is that they have always been there. You just hadnít noticed them before.


You direct your attention toward whatever you want to have. I donít know what the time limit for the intense concentration part is. I didnít get that far in the book, or I just donít remember. I did it with a piano. We didnít have room for a piano. We certainly didnít have the money for a piano. I didnít even know how to play the piano. I just really wanted one. It took some time. I found the Roland piano I wanted, just like Paul McCartney had. I had a picture of it on the wall of my study. Eventually, my husband brought one home. Heíd gotten it for half price from a music store.


If it is a skill you want to develop you will begin to see books about the subject, or classes you might take.


I suppose you could even concentrate on having a clean house, though I have deliberately not even begun to think along those lines. I would caution anybody against doing that. You just might end up remodeling your living room.


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