These past few months have been interesting to say the least. I’ve learned about the power of energy and how my thoughts can shift nearly any situation from bad to good. Armed with this superpower, I've approached life with as much optimism and gusto as I could muster and watched in amazement as the universe has - again and again - worked in my favor.
It's been fun but I'm not going to say it's been easy. One of the first things I needed to learn (and continue to learn) is that before I can flex my "manifestation muscles" I have to be clear in my intentions. Why? Because the universe won't know what to deliver to me if I'm not clear on what I want.
I'm sure most of you think that identifying your intentions should be the easiest part of manifesting your reality, but if that was the case, we would all be happily swimming in whatever it is that we believe we truly want. Living in a place that is known as the mecca of dream-seekers and goal oriented people - Los Angeles - I've seen a lot of dreams fall by the wayside. Not because people haven't worked hard enough or because the opportunities weren't available to them but because they're not clear on their intentions. For example, if a person's biggest dream is to be an actress, we might assume that their main intention is to explore different personalities by embodying them. Perhaps they like being in front of crowds. Maybe they want to make lots of money. All three of those reasonings are three totally different intentions. You can be in front of a crowd as a standup comedian or an athlete. You might make lots of money by being a lawyer or a doctor. Exploring different personalities can be achieved through entering the field of psychology. This is not to say that these intentions aren't valid reasons to become an actress, but rather that if acting doesn't fulfill these core desires, there's a huge possibility that you may not be manifesting it for a reason.
So with meditation I've been practicing making sure that my intentions are clear, so that I can be sure that I'm manifesting exactly what I want and also in order to take the quickest route to my dream. For example, if my ultimate goal/intention is to have a career in entertainment, there's no point in me applying to jobs at a local news station (which is something that I actually did and couldn't figure out why it didn't work).
With that said, go out and get what you want. And if you're wondering what's the delay, take inventory of your intentions. Perhaps that might be the key.