Every last one of us likes getting confirmation for the things that we know are happening, the things that we know will happen, and the things that we know are going on in the live of others. Getting confirmation is like getting a receipt for the thing that you have just acquired through your own efforts.
I have been asked a whole lot lately, namely because I spend a lot of time at school, how it is that I know that I am right when I “guess” that something is about to happen or how it is that I am so sure of myself when I “guess” that someone is or is not behaving in the most honest way they can. It is not the thing that I am making a guess on that is the confirmation – the guess itself is that on its own. (Read it again – it is not making a guess, but guessing…(ahem) “guessing” period, that is the confirmation…keep reading…) When a worker of the Light is practiced, has honed their skills to the best level that they can at the point that they are at in their abilities, has been able to see the results that they have “guessed” to that point and are seeing that they are right in those “guesses” is the very best receipt one can have.
…we call them ‘receipts’…
I have referred to myself and those who are in the practice and the continual learning of this thing called “The Craft” as being ‘Professional Weirdos,” and to the guesses that we each and all make, we have collectively always referred to those right answers and guesses as being our receipt for having practiced what we have, in every manner that we can, for as much as we could handle and for as long as we needed to, in terms of what it is that we are learning and practicing. The Craft is not one of those things that too many people take seriously. You can credit that not-serious approach to the media making The Craft seem like a trivial little past time that a lot of bitter women involve ourselves in.
It is not that we are bitter, not at all, but that we are more inclined to an open awareness that allows for us to see beyond only what is there and obvious. This is not something that is particular in any manner to just female humans being. This is something that we all have the ability to do and something that, at first, seems to be so fantastical in and of itself that we tend to get carried away, not with the idea that we can all do this, but with the idea that we have taken a huge step away from whatever it was that we feared in terms of the Bippity-Boppity-Boo and have chosen to venture within. It is the venturing within which matters. No website you can find is outright going to say it in the manner that I have just now.
In fact, after having researched a lot of those sites myself and seeing there the language that is used … I promise – I get it…it would confuse me, has confused me, with all of the Victorian language and everything else that seems to be somewhat obscure. I will be the first one to tell anyone that it is with purpose that they write these things like this. What that purpose is takes no space in my brain. And really, the only thing that I can think of that would make sense is that they are trying hard to keep these things that we all have at our privilege as a secret. I have no idea why. This is just how these things go, and this is just how we have, as a society, been taught that it is supposed to be. Things that make no sense or are outside of our trained thoughts about what we are able to do versus what we have been told we are able to do are the very things that, since it is that we have them kept as secrets from the vast majority of humans being, we each and all are able to do. It is just that for a lot of generations, we have been told what we should believe and what are our abilities outside of our five physical senses.
This is why, for the most part, a whole lot of us cannot tell when we are being given confirmation on the guesses that we make in terms of everything “weirdness.” We have been taught for the bulk of our lives, as much as the people who taught us this way and who also were taught this way, that in order to know anything at all, we have to trust what someone else…typically an “expert” who is an expert by virtue of book learning and not through actual practice of it all…and what that someone else says.
The problem with that is that when we trust those guys, they are not telling us what we think is coincidence is not really coincidence but is actually manifestation. Even if what we see at that point is only manifested to a certain point, the point is that we are seeing that thing happening and we are manifesting the answer to the questions we have. Sometimes when we want something to happen on behalf of or even to someone else, we have to wait for the receipt.
Waiting for the receipt
This is where it gets sort of tricky. Once we put our intention out there into the great big all that is, we have to remember that there has to happen a certain set of events that will lead up to the actual thing we want to happen. This requires a measure of patience because whether we want to believe it or not, nothing in this universe, even if we have behaved and have been good kids, is done without it happening in the manner that it is meant to.
This could mean a whole lot of different things, and can bring with it a whole lot of different possibilities. Take for instance, the idea that we really need someone out of our lives because they are just not one of our kind of people.
When someone is not our kind of people it tends to make things uncomfortable because the differences between you will cause there to be friction. Friction happens because we (1) plain old don’t like each other (2) have a very big difference of opinion about a matter of great importance to either of you or (3) are only meant to be instrumental in the thing that you are bippity-boppity-booing at the moment. Most of the time, we don’t realize that it is #3 – we are working on something that requires us to be patient, to allow the process to happen to completion and that allows for balance to be restored.
Our limited human thinking does not allow for us to immediately think that we are meant to wait because other things are going on that are meant to happen at the right moment. What we cannot wrap our heads around is the idea that we want to think and believe that the thing that we need will happen right away, like it used to happen on old episodes of Bewitched. The show, while it was absolutely adorable, was so off in its rendition of what it means to be a practitioner of the Craft that it has also made it so that we have to rethink the way that we think those things work. This is an example of what I meant by our having to be able to see things as they really are and accept that they are how they are. Without accepting how things are we cannot move forward. In our limited thinking we are prone to emotionally reacting to something rather than logically responding to it all.
Indeed, most women are not able to immediately see things in a logical manner, and most men cannot emote their needs in terms of tangible things that would make other things seem a lot better or at least a lot more tolerable. This is when our killer instinct does not need to kick in. Logic and instinct are two very different things. Men are more logical and women are more instinctual when it comes to certain things and manners of being. That we are these two things all the time is one thing, but that we are each better suited for one thing more than the other is all together different. In order to make The Craft work, it is essential that we understand where it is that we are coming from when it is that we are sending the intention out into the ether.
When we come from emotion and it is a good emotion, we will see our confirmation coming at us from a mile away. In some cases, the person who intends the energy is the one who will see the confirmations first. It might not be for ourselves. It might be for someone who we are particularly close with. It might be for a person who we are working with because someone else referred us to them…it doesn’t matter who it is. What matters is the emotional energy behind it all.
When we think about the way that we feel throughout the day, and we think in terms of not bringing harm to others, we are not thinking in neutral terms, and neutrality is very important in all of this weirdness stuff. When we are neutral and have no emotional attachment to outcome is when we are going to see these confirmations a lot faster and a lot clearer. BUT, when we assign emotion to it, and it is our own, and we are looking for something positive to come from what started out as being a very real negative energy, we can expect to wait for what we want to see for a long time – as long as it takes for us to not emote that same energy toward that same end result that we ought to not attach ourselves to for any reason, but for the biggest reason being that we do not want to actually accept, through the confirmation that we receive, the truth about ourselves.
I went there.
That is a lot of why many of us will not get our receipt – we are not being honest in our reason as to why it is that we want something to happen, and we are not being truthful with the end result that we want to see. I won’t lie – there is something very big in my life that I really would like to no longer have to have in my life. While it is that I know there are people who care enough to tell me to just get it over with, the bottom line is that there are things that others have not experienced, that others cannot begin to think would happen should they take their own advice and just get things done.
The issue there is that, even then, when someone else has offered their advice or even their opinion, when it is that their energy has been met with resistance and the thing that they believe would be the best for anyone else who is not them does not happen, sometimes, those people become dictators. When they become dictators is when they need to look at the real reason – and they all always know the real reason – as to why they would want anyone else to do the thing that they offered perhaps their unwarranted advice about.
That is the bottom line – when our intentions are pure, that which needs to happen will happen and you will get confirmation for it all. When that which needs to happen does not happen immediately and we ascribe a physical reason as to why it has not yet happened in the time that other humans being have set for it, it is these people who will chastise anyone else for not having done things the way that they might have. When you read that last paragraph, I am almost certain that there are times in your life that you can think back to that you were either the person with the directive, or, you were the person being told. And the things that you were told were not the nicest things.
That adds to the slower energy. It makes us have to wait longer, and why? Because we have placed a tangible energy on something that is not tangible. You see, everything in life is a thought first. Then, once it is that everything else that needs to happen, happens, it becomes tangible proof. In the interim, when we are waiting for that proof, we are given little bits and pieces of confirmation as to what it is that we WILL BE getting sometime in the future. If we are more inclined to only being right, we will be given confirmation that we only want to be right and that the thing we told anyone else that we want to see happen for them was simply our own way of saving face from having bullshitted someone else so that we could get our way.
This is not my rule. This is the way that I have learned that things in our lives happen. It was a very scientific manner in which I went about all of this and was with someone whose mind works in the same manner that mine does (Hi Kapiolani). When it came right down to the things that we wanted to see happen in our lives, versus seeing things happen to other people that we wanted to see happen because we had some sort of emotional attachment to the outcome, it all became much clearer, at least to me, in terms of how it is the Universe not only catches us in a lie, but shows the world, if we are not careful, what that lie was.
Lies as confirmation
Here is something that you can try out that my other half and I are now learning to use.
Trusting your gut.
It seems simple enough, right? Yet, it isn’t, not even for anyone who has already been practicing these weird things for a long time now, even without this explanation. Trusting your gut is not something that we are all able to do on the conscious level because we are so emotional about not getting what we want that we shun our own energy. We shun this energy because this is how we have been taught. We are taught from a very young age that we can trust everyone outside of us who is a bit older than we are, and this is not the truth, as so many of us find out as years go by and we get older.
In order for anything like The Craft to work, we have to trust us. We have to let go of the recorded bullshit in our heads that we have heard all of our lives and might sound like our childhood bully, or our parents, or the person in charge of our care as a kid, or, yes, and in my case, all of those people, and also the person who I share kids with. When we can create our own tangible proof (which can simply be someone else witnessing us gaining whatever confirmation it is that we will) it builds our trust in our own self and in our personal powers. Our personal powers are not these things that all of these self-improvement gurus are selling to whoever is buying. Our personal powers are those things and those gifts that we have that we use to intuit what we must if what we must intuit is not of a tangible nature yet.
When we hone our gifts, we are strengthening our personal powers. When we make “guesses” to what will happen and we are “correct” in those guesses, we are training our awareness, and by this are strengthening our gifts and strengthening our gifts helps build up our personal power. Sometimes humans being will take it too the point where it is that their gifts and their strong intuition become their badge of honor and the thing they wear on their sleeve. This is fine, but often times, these people forget that they are yet human and that as such, are prone to tripping themselves up. When they have a hard time focusing, you are being given confirmation of what it is that they are now being expected to make right before they can just do whatever it is that they want again.
That they are not able to do what they used to be able to do is indicative of them having taken too much of an advantage of something that they do not realize could hurt them if they continue to misuse their gifts. That they will blame everyone and everything outside of themselves is meant to confirm that they are not going to take responsibility for the way that they have behaved or have thought or have judged anyone else, possibly for the same energy that still is alive within themselves.
That they are not truthful in their leanings toward one outcome or another is confirmation that this person, this practitioner, is not living as fully in the Light as they would have anyone at all believe.
Now…get out there and study…see where it is within you that you are not getting what you need and figure out why.
It won’t hurt any of us to learn to tolerate the taste of humble pie every now and again…