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Cougsatoshi
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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 03:25 am
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 Hello,

So I LOVE the idea of handing over all of our worries over to the super talented "Universal Manager" as described in "Ask And It's given."

I want to apply it more so that I can hone in on my deliberate creating skills.

At the same time, I'm having a challenge with the whole "turning everything over to the universe" part.

For example...I want tons and tons of people to show up to my workshops. And hey, I'm not gonna lie. Who wouldn't want to speak to a sold out audience??

So then when I tell the manager: "Alright dudes. You handle this. You go out and be in charge of the whole recruiting and advertising process. I'm just going to sit out and let you do your thing."

But then in the ensuing moments, I find myself going back the same worrying habit of, "oh. Only this many people have signed up thus far. When are more coming. Well more show up??"

In other words, I'm having a difficult time "handing it over without worrying about things."

Case in point: I wanted to have at least 50 people show up to my last workshop and about 33 people ended up showing up which isn't bad(the venue holds 100)...But I feel that if I could have used this process(or something else) more wisely, I could have enjoyed the desired outcome.

I would so SO appreciate any tips on "the art of handing it over." Any real life success stories would be so awesome as well.

Love,

Satoshi


 

Last edited on Tue Mar 9th, 2010 03:28 am by Cougsatoshi

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 03:54 am
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I'm not sure of the exact quote, but I've heard Abe communicate many times that action is quite a miniscule force compared to the force of alignment. When you turn things over to the manager, you relinquish control (and restriction). As I see it, the Universe has the incredible power to coordinate all events of my life perfectly to align with my desires. As I try to take the reins and coordinate my own life, I only put a damper on what I can yield.

So you don't have to really do "nothing" but unless the action feels aligned, don't do it. And worry only comes from forgetting about the infinite, divine power of source.

Hope I could help...


:)

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 04:06 am
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Hi Tiffany,

Thanks for your response!

I totally understand what you are saying about action. In all honesty, that's one little aspect that I think I have mastered: When working on my teaching business, I never EVER take action unless everything in my body and soul tells me that I must do it.

Others whom are not in the vortex probably thinks that I'm super lazy. But hey, I'm reaping the benefits by making money by taking so little action(and spending LOTS of time playing games on Facebook) so who cares?

So going back to my original post, the part that I struggle with the most is not about "whether to sit back or take action."

It's all about, "when can I stop worrying(as I sit back and chill while playing games on FB) and trust that the manager is on it?" That is my most pressing question as I wait and see how many people will sign up for my $250 one day workshop.

All my love,

Satoshi

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 05:23 am
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Build an expectation that you'll get the numbers you desire without criticizing the lack of it.

I work from home with drop-in clientele so have no idea how many clients I'll see in a day.  I set an intention of what my desire for a weekly income is and then expect it to happen.  When I'm vibing really close to the Vortex, I can hit it on Tuesday and when I'm much lower on the EGS it's an 11th hour thing on Friday.  Or I miss the current week and make it up the next week for a fortnightly average that equals out.  But it *always* works out.

I like to play games with this stuff which is how I discovered the fortnightly formula.  If I were in your physical shoes, I would play with this and change my stated expectation to 75 and being thrilled when I hit the 50 mark in a 100 seat room.  Just milk the heck out of the 50 seats sold.  That expectation of an extra 25 would be my leeway of overshooting the mark.  The good news is that once your setpoint is a solid 50 seats sold, you're going to be getting closer to 75 seats sold more often until your setpoint starts nudging the 75 mark.  Once you start getting close to your target number and get comfortable with it, just move your expectation higher. 

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 08:58 am
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Hi Cougsatoshi.

I would say worrying is a sign that although you like the idea of having a universal manager, you really don't completely trust it. Also, having a universal manager doesn't mean we give up participating in action. We must still take action to move toward goals, but we let go of having to control the exact how, where, and when of the unfolding of it all.

It's sort of like driving your car to a destination. You know your destination but you don't plan out ahead of time which lanes you'll be in and or which cars you'll pass. You trust you'll figure it out as you go, and the universal manager will take care of the road and driving conditions.

As you get better at living these spiritual concepts, it'll be more self evident to those around you, and that will automatically draw larger venue crowds. In the meantime, trust that the universal manager is bringing you the perfect experience for where you're at, and that's really a good thing. It's great that we don't attract situations we aren't truly aligned with even if our logical thinking mind really wants it.

Just keep doing your thing and work toward your goals, and let the universal manager fill in the blanks for you.

I think trusting the universal manager is something we all deal with. It's just easier for others outside of us to remind us sometimes...:)

Last edited on Tue Mar 9th, 2010 09:39 am by Chariot

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 01:52 pm
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Hi there, Cougsatoshi!

I was just listening to a description of the UM process for about the bazillionth time last night, and while Abraham go through various examples, what they repeated in EVERY SINGLE EXAMPLE was that we have to keep in mind "that this manager is REALLY, REALLY GOOD". IOW, we do have to simply trust. Better yet, we have to get into a sort of CEO mindset, with the positive expectation that the UM will get the job done. (And I think it helps to appreciate every little bit of driftwood - after all, if you have employees whose work you don't appreciate, they're going to start to slack off after awhile ::LOL.)

Okay, maybe you think you don't really know this guy who is supposed to take care of all your business. It's perhaps as if you never personally interviewed him for the job, but that somebody else hired him for you. You're not really sure you can trust this "UM person" to do the job right. So maybe you could try something really fun that a number of folks here on the forum have done - they've started giving their UM a "face and a name", they actually write emails to their UM or hold regular "meetings". They're getting up-close and personal with their UM. Makes the whole trust issue much, much easier, I think. But then you really do have to let go and leave the "how" up to the Universe. (Do you like people telling YOU how to do your job and micro-managing you? ::devil) Because our UMs do have the broader perspective, and see avenues and possibilities that we often don't have even the slightest clue about. :)

If you still have a little resistance to giving up any doubt, try to ease into the UM process with the "Wouldn't it be nice ..." process. Wouldn't it be nice if I really did have this fantastically capable and reliable manager who could take care of everything for me? Wouldn't it be nice if I could just tell him what I want and let go of the reins? Wouldn't it be great if he could line up so and so many people to attend my workshops? Wouldn't it be nice if he could give me a few good ideas for effective, low-cost advertisement? (Yes, he is allowed to inspire you
to action :) .) etc.

And maybe you could do a few "practice runs" with your UM by asking for him/her to take care of smaller "jobs" where you're less attached to the outcome (I'd say your career is a biggie, right?). Something small, but unusual, where you can't say to yourself, "Yeah, but that could just as well have been coincidence." Like maybe a book that you're mildly interested in, but that's been out of print for a while. Or the smell of a particular flower or fruit that is currently not in season. Or a blue elephant. Whatever tickles your fancy. Just try to have fun with it and be open to various forms of manifestation. The "how" is not up to you.

::hugging
Christine

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 09:19 pm
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Thank you so much for starting this thread, and to everyone who's written here.

I've had some doubts about trusting my UM too, and while reading just now, I was wanting to have a ciggy, but the only lighter I have handy has got NO gas left in it, so I thought that I'd ask my UM to fix it for me, and oh my goodness! lol, not only did I get my ciggy lit, but when it went out (I smoke roll-ups), I again asked my UM to fix it, and I'm happily smoking my ciggy right now - YAY and ::woohoo

::TU and ::TU to my UM too!


::hearts Fi

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 09:57 pm
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Cougsatoshi wrote: It's all about, "when can I stop worrying(as I sit back and chill while playing games on FB) and trust that the manager is on it?" That is my most pressing question as I wait and see how many people will sign up for my $250 one day workshop.

Hey cougsatoshi,

In my experience, the only time I worry about the UM not getting stuff done is when I'm outside the vortex for some reason. That worry is a signal to me that there is something important to me that I am thinking about in a way which is contrary to how Source thinks, so I use that as a reason to poke a stick at my current beliefs and dominant thoughts and focus wheel them up the scale.

Some things that work for me: Worry isn't too far down the scale, so when I feel worry, often doing a "What I want and Why I want it' exercise really helps shift my vibration and get me back on top of things. For example...

I want lots of people to show up to my workshop
-because I like the energy of speaking to a full room
-because it means so many people are ready for this message and that feels good
-because I love looking out into the audience and finding someone who is really into what I am saying and building on that
-because bigger groups feel easier to manage for me
-because I like knowing that I can fill a room
-because having a sold out crowd feels like so much success and so much fun and so much thriving to me
-because I always meet the coolest people at these events and I love having wonderful co-creators in my life

And then I a good feeling amount of money to flow into my bank account because of this workshop
-because I love knowing that I can make a living doing what I love
-because I love feeling that I have been able to step my career up to a new level
-because I'm so proud of myself for feeling my way around to a new vibrational level
-because I like having cash to spend
-because I enjoy the feeling I get while counting up the proceeds for the day
-because I have enjoyed the process of feeling this workshop into being and I want to continue to do so
-because I am a thriver by nature and thriving feels good

Usually by the end of this I'm so in the vortex that I can't worry about it anymore! But I have also set up some 'ground rules' with my universal assistant. I can always decide to take the task back onto my task list temporarily as sometimes taking a little bit of action, or even just reviewing what action I could possibly take, helps me get back into the place of trusting that I don't need to do anything and it's already taken care of.

Radiant Rebecca (and fellow Seattle-ite!)





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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 11:09 pm
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Hi Cougsatoshi, you made the correlation yourself. You can use the feeling that you have when you teach to build on the idea here. It's the same thing.

To the Universe, the creation of a button and a castle is the same.

To the Universe, your experience of teaching, and your ability to fill the room is the same.

I would venture a guess that you are confident when you teach. You know that everything is going to go well. You know that you will say just the right thing at the right time. You know that everyone will hear what they need to hear.

It's the same thing with filling the room. You have to come to know that everything is going to go well. The room is going to be filled and it's all going to be cared for.

When you teach, you don't NOT say anything. You just refrain from taking action until it's inspired action. It's the same with filling the room.

Once you shift into that KNOWING vibe, the next logical steps will be so juicy and your outcome from it will be so big. The idea with turning it over is that you find some relief in doing so. If you're not quite at relief yet, reach for a little more.

I had a very difficult time using the manager for a long time. It worked for me when what I wanted mattered, but wasn't do or die. I just wanted it. Like Wouldn't it be nice if...

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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2010 01:18 am
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And maybe you could do a few "practice runs" with your UM by asking for him/her to take care of smaller "jobs" where you're less attached to the outcome (I'd say your career is a biggie, right?). Something small, but unusual, where you can't say to yourself, "Yeah, but that could just as well have been coincidence." Like maybe a book that you're mildly interested in, but that's been out of print for a while. Or the smell of a particular flower or fruit that is currently not in season. Or a blue elephant. Whatever tickles your fancy. Just try to have fun with it and be open to various forms of manifestation. The "how" is not up to you.


I quoted Christine because that is EXCELLENT advice.  Building up your confidence in your UM this way will eliminate your worrying and help your alignment.

In fact, Christine's advice is SOOOOO good, that I am going to do it myself.

::TU::TU::TU::TU::TU

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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2010 03:53 am
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Hello,

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has taken the time to respond to this thread. I now feel that I have a new sense of "trust and understanding" about who exactly this universal manager person is.

I have began applying the concepts by playing the "what if" and "wouldn't it be nice" games and already feeling so much relief. ::ohm I'm also going to go ahead and give her a name.

And since you guys are so amazing, I think want to elaborate on the nitty gritty details(<--Abe term) just a hair more:

So the whole thing about 33 workshop participants was from my last event. So I feel that I'm up to a new "contrasting moment" this next time around.

For one reason or another, we(me and another teacher) decided to book and announce this two day workshop at a much smaller city three weeks prior to the event, rather than giving it a few more weeks to attract students.

So upon making the announcements, it took about three days to have two people signed up. And at that point, my fellow teacher bailed out by saying, "oh...usually I always get a lot more people signing up right from the get go. This must mean that the universe is saying that I must tend to my one year old daughter at this time. Satoshi, you're probably better off doing this on your own."

And that was totally fine since I'm sure I'll enjoy teaching this workshop on my own rather than having another teacher who's not as familiar with Abe's teachings(the workshop is on the topic of soulmates).

And so then a few more days have passed and thus far we only have three students. Yes such a far cry from the 75 that I would love to have. ::LOL

I've learned my lesson and this will be the last workshop that I'll ever book with only a three week window. 

And once I do have ample time to have people signing up for my next events, I'm sure all the processes that you guys have shared here would create earth shattering results.

So in the mean time...I must step up "my level of faith" for this "universal manager" person, since we have like 10 days until the event and I must be able to somehow trust the unseen.

I keep on using the following affirmations which does bring me a great sense of relief:

"Things are ALWAYS working out for me"

"We are all in this together"

I feel like I'm so so close from being in the vortex in regards to this current situation...especially after reading what I've read here.

So what I'm trying to do is to "milk this" a little more to see if anyone has anymore
"getting in the vortex" concepts about the UM.

 All I'm trying to do is to "get in the vortex", instead of "trying to find students."

Love,

Satoshi







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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2010 09:19 am
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Cougsatoshi wrote: I've learned my lesson and this will be the last workshop that I'll ever book with only a three week window. 
Satoshi, when the Universe has your back and you're in alignment with your desires, you could limit your advertising to stapling 50 flyers to telephone poles a week before your workshop and you'd get the numbers you desire.  I'm living it!  I've never advertised or answered my phone less than I have for the last couple of years.  The whole point of the Abe message is that the action part of the journey is the least important part of whatever you're trying to achieve.  Aligning with the appropriate vibration and cultivating the expectation of X number of attendees is all it takes.

Cougsatoshi wrote: So upon making the announcements, it took about three days to have two people signed up. And at that point, my fellow teacher bailed out by saying, "oh...usually I always get a lot more people signing up right from the get go. This must mean that the universe is saying that I must tend to my one year old daughter at this time."

See, this is simply your friend's story.  And she can change this story at any time - Oh... usually when I have two people sign up within the first three days that means I'll have twenty people signed up by the end of the week.  By the end of the second week I'll have at least thirty sign ups.  By the end of the month, I'll have at least seventy five sign ups.  But that's not our pie.  I'm trying to illustrate that we can hold any story we choose as our expectation and, once we're aligned with it with no resistance to interfere with that story, the Universe will provide the outcome we expect through the path of least resistance.


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