Finally, I obtained a negative result in the law of attraction experiment.
I did not manifest any sugar coated pineapple pieces or even pineapples or sugar granules...
Maybe failure is good, because now I am in ‘introspection mode’, and will be better prepared for my next intention.
I was at work creating a presentation, when I remembered I had to set my intention. :)
I closed my eyes and thought of a large number of pineapple pieces in a glass bowl. I imagined digging my fork into one of those mouth-watering pineapple piece, and relishing it as it made contact with my tongue….Then I ate up another piece in exactly the same way.
And when I looked at the stop-clock: more than 17 seconds had passed.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing manifested even though I waited for an extra day hoping something would turn up.
I was travelling from Delhi to Mumbai yesterday on board the Rajdhani Express, a train that has “free snacks and meals” included in the fare. I built castles in the air thinking, “Maybe they will offer pineapple pieces in a glass bowl!”
In Mumbai, I went to rest for a while at a Café Coffee Day outlet. “Maybe they will “suddenly” have pineapple pieces on the menu”, I thought.
They didn’t have any such pieces.
Oops. Flop show. What’s up universe?
Since nothing has manifested this time, it’s definitely time to look back and see what went wrong.
5 Intentions manifested in amazing ways. What did I do differently this time? Here are some possibilities:
1 Maybe I didn’t intend purely and properly this time. In all the previous cases, I made sure I relaxed first, noticed my breath and then completely focused on the intention. In this case, I didn’t relax or notice my breath: I straight away closed my eyes and forced myself to set an intention fast and get back to work. It was as if I wanted to finish with the intending process as soon as possible. I quickly imagined my pineapple pieces and looked at the timer.
Also when I go back to the moment of setting the intention, I remember that I DID have thoughts of work running in the background while I was intending.
I guess I took the universe for granted, so much so that I didn’t bother to intend well.
2 The other thing that could’ve interfered with the manifestation was the intensity of my intention. I never really desired pineapple pieces consistently. I might have felt a strong affinity for them at the time of setting the intention, but just a few hours later, I did not relish the idea of savouring pineapple pieces that much. I remember thinking one of these days, “Would I really want to eat pineapple pieces at this instant?" The answer was, "Mmm, not really.”
So the desire itself might not have been intense enough to cause a manifestation.
3 Maybe I “over- thought” about pineapple pieces. I might have put too much stress on this intention manifesting. On the second day after setting the intention, I remember thinking - “Why isn’t the intention manifesting?” in an irritated manner. The law of attraction asks us to release the intention and then not contradict it by thinking “resistive” thoughts like that…Hmmm.
4 Yet another thing that could’ve ruined it could be me not noticing even though the intention manifested! Maybe my pineapple pieces manifested in a really weird way but I ignored them. Do you remember the time when I noticed rose petals in a puddle as I whizzed past a string of florists? What if I had noticed the puddle but NOT correlated it with my intention? Then I wouldn’t have noticed anything extra-ordinary.
Similarly, when I noticed a mall’s entrance being decorated using a water bowl with petals floating on the water, I DID TAKE notice of the petals and immediately think about my intention.
What if I saw a billboard with the EXACT same pineapple pieces I had imagined, but did not correlated that sighting with my intention? Or maybe I saw a guy selling “cut” pineapple pieces on the roadside but did not think about my intention in that instant?
Ah, I must be on the lookout and notice small things!
I will take care of the above points and set my next intention!
Let me keep my fingers crossed this time… :)
I won’t set the same “pineapple pieces” intention again because of the excessive resistance I have already offered by thinking “why isn’t it happening?” for a long time. This excessive resistance was the reason I did not set intentions like “attracting more money” or intending that "my parents like my girlfriend”, because such issues have a lot of emotional resistance associated with them.
So I will intend something different. :)
My next intention is to manifest a blue feather. The feather need not be completely blue, but it should have a very distinct bluish tinge.
I am nervous this time…
But let’s hope for the best! I’ll be back soon with some feathery news.
Are you listening universe? :)