If it’s just as easy to manifest some big as something small, why do they teach you to manifest something small first? Isn’t this a contradiction that proves the whole idea is bunk?
The reason is that manifesting something small will give you the confidence and faith to manifest something big.
It’s only human to believe that it must be harder to manifest a car than, say, a pretty feather.
Your logical thinking will get in the way: Where is the car going to come from? And if your manifestation includes getting it for free, the whole scenario becomes more and more “unrealistic.”
So you start with the pretty feather, and when you find it, your confidence will grow a little. You do some more of the small stuff, and your confidence will grow some more… until you have enough faith to manifest the big stuff.
With manifestation, believing comes before seeing.
How do you suspend disbelief to such a degree that you can pretend you already have the thing you want?
For most people, that’s difficult. And starting small can give you the faith you need.
Interestingly, a few hours before a Quora member was asking this question, I had stumbled over a YouTube video of actor Jim Carrey giving some very “unusual” answers in an E-News red-carpet interview and driving the interviewer nuts. (Her facial expression and feeble attempts to make small talk are absolutely priceless.)
He talks about how all this show business is just superficial, meaningless stuff, and that in the grand scheme of things, none of it matters.
I thought the interview was ingenious. One sentence in particular made me perk up: “We are all just fields of energy dancing for itself.”
If you want more spiritual inspiration by Jim Carrey, check out this Commencement speech he gave in 2014 at the Maharishi University of Management. Just amazing.
I want to manifest a relationship with a specific person using the Law of Attraction. Will keeping my options open and going on dates with other people affect my ability to manifest that specific person?
I know that some people would disagree, but I don’t think it’s a good thing to try and manifest a specific person.
First, it’s a violation of their Free Will if you try forcing your affection on them.
And second, it drives me crazy how presumptuous people are.
Everyone believes that they know what’s best for them, but unless you’re clairvoyant and know exactly what the future holds for you, you actually have no idea what’s best for you.
Your “McDreamy” could turn out to be an abusive jerk… or maybe he’ll cheat on you… or maybe he’ll never be as into you as you are into him.
Or if you don’t know him that well yet, maybe he’s married, or on the rebound, or a player, or, or, or…
That’s where surrender to the Divine Wisdom comes in. Ask for guidance, ask for help in making the right decision.
Say, “If this is to the Highest and Best of All Concerned, then so be it.”
Say, “If this is the right partner for me, so be it.”
But don’t demand that THIS MUST be the person you get together with.
Add clauses to protect yourself. Otherwise, forcing your will onto someone else could backfire quite badly.
But let me climb down from my soapbox and answer your actual question: Yes, I think diluting your intention and focus by dating other people is a bad idea.
If you “keep your options open,” you basically declare that you don’t trust your manifestation… and such a declaration of doubt probably won’t lead to great results.
Sure you could. But writing lists isn’t manifestation.
Thoughts, feelings, words, and actions all have to be aligned to manifest.
The most important part is visualization and make-believe. You have to pretend (and visualize regularly) that what you want is already here.
Personally, I find it very hard to direct that kind of focus to more than one thing at a time.