It will happen as I say it.
Loosely interpreted, abracadabra is a touchstone of manifestation—the idea that our words can speak reality into being. As new-age-spiritual of a hippie as I am, I’m still not so big on calling the shots. Let’s take a step back and look.
* btw I made that font out of real plant pieces
When does the most miraculous stuff happen?
IN MY LIFE, THE BEST THINGS to happen were completely off my radar. Life shuffled me into place. I was there, I was paying attention, I was giving it my heart and soul—but I didn’t plan it, I didn’t ask for it, and I didn’t know where it was taking me. They weren’t things I deliberately set my sights and intentions on. They were things that showed up unexpectedly. So I was unattached to them happening, or going a certain way.
How has it been in your life?
Does being unattached help good changes happen?
Lola Jones is my personal favorite sharer of universal wisdom in a warm, Texas accent. Lola says:
“I’m going to just relax and enjoy every single moment till what I want comes, because I well know that as soon as that gets here, I’ll be onto wanting something else in no time. So I’ve made peace with being happy with what’s here now, ecstatic each time something new shows up, and eager for what’s coming—but not attached to it.
I’m committed to the things that I want to create, but I’m not attached to it. Attachment causes suffering. If it doesn’t show up exactly like I thought, attachment would have me upset about that. Commitment would have me appreciate that what showed up was even better than I asked for.”
This whole long-ass audio is a gem; the quoted segment starts at 22:24.
What does it take to be committed — but unattached?
As far as I can tell, it takes:
a true desire
a physically relaxed body
a patient mind
faith that the goal is even just somewhat possible
being with emotions as they push & pull
“So I’m going to just enjoy the process to the maximum. I’m going to wring every bit of pleasure and satisfaction out of each creation that I do and each accomplishment that I make. Because after all, that’s what it’s all about.
Slower is faster sometimes and builds a more solid foundation. Trial and error is part of this plane that we live on. So I don’t need to get everything right the first time. It’s okay to make mistakes, and learn from them, and refine. It’s okay to move incrementally, step by step. As a matter of fact, that’s how most things really get done.”
. • * Lola Jones . • *