Stop using the spirit world like a giant vending machine

Stop using the spirit world as a giant vending machine

There’s a trend born of the worst kind of spiritual greed rebranded as ‘manifesting’, where spiritual principles are commodified for egos.

Manifesting is an idea the universe is at our beck and call like a genie from a bottle. And what is a genie, really, but an enslaved spirit?

We’re so busy are asking the angels to return our boyfriends, and get us parks, we forgot Angels are God’s messenger boys, not ours.


We’re here to serve spirit, not the other way round

The universe serves us with love — sheer, unadulterated, eye-wetting love. The kind of love we may never see or feel in our lifetime, but is there for us, unconditionally on tap, no matter what.

Not by finding rockstar parks, bringing a boyfriend back or by transforming us into six-figure goddesses with namaste hands.

Manifesting as it’s currently sold, is not sustainable. It’s all turns back into a pumpkin at midnight, because the base motivation is greed. If we manipulate energies to get stuff, it’s going to backfire.


The spiritual world has been hijacked and commodified in a Frankenstein that has villagers gathering with pitchforks and torches to protest.



When manifesting backfires

Ever done any manifesting yourself? It’s mentally intense. It’s all happening in the mental field, rather than the soul. We can’t make it happen by sheer will and a fancy vision board.

Scribbling one’s desires 500 times for five days may work to begin with, but sooner or later, it’s going to get hard, because it’s out of line with what’s good for our soul growth. Eventually the higher parts of ourselves auto-correct, and that can be a painful reality check.

Clients want refunds and complain. Relationships break down and the magic coach turns back into a pumpkin.


When we release the grip of control, realising we are just a piece of a giant divine puzzle and not the whole picture, we can relax knowing God is behind the steering wheel.

All we have to do is we keep the soul compass pointed to true North by listening to our hearts and souls and understanding our part in the bigger picture. There is no pushing, or busting a chakra trying to manifest anything, because we were never in charge anyway.


Stop using the spirit world as a giant vending machine

Because it eventually feels icky. We may be lucky enough to gain a snippet of fame or a whiff of fortune, and it’s very attractive, and without knowing, we’ve zigged when we should have zagged.

When my ego got out of check, I was corrected by very harsh words from someone I looked up to at the time. Falling to my knees, my ego fought to win.

I lost, and the walk of shame back to a small dark corner to lick my wounds and feel sorry for myself took two years. A steady diet of humble pie has a way of bringing an ego back to size.

So please. Don’t use the spirit world as a giant vending machine. That’s not what it’s meant for. If we do the soul growth, we’re fulfilling the only thing the universe really wants from us.
Isn’t it that enough?


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Semi fictional story about me

In 1994, I had a midlife crisis, got a boob job and moved to Byron Bay.

Quickly realized there was nothing there but more boob jobs and white furniture, so I escaped faux-spiritual beach culture, went to Peru, and experimented with DMT.

While in Peru, fell in love with a Shaman who was really a plumber from Padstow, but stayed because of attachment issues.

After following a puma from the jungle, I holed up in a Scandi-style Air B’n’B and finally got enlightened.

Parts of this story are true.

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