Engaging in manifestation

QUESTION: Masters long ago I tried teaching a friend about how the law of manifestation works and how the emotions and thoughts you choose to focus on change your perception of reality.  They replied with sadness that they are probably incapable of performing such. They have struggled with the ability to express what they feel on the outside and to feeling not much if they were to look at a sundown which another person might have felt awe at. I cannot magically force them to change their depressive way of thinking. That is their own path in life. ~Marita, Norway

ANSWER: You should not condemn yourself for failing to persuade someone to understand the spiritual path when they are so entangled within the ego societal way. Every soul has chosen different life lessons and various types of human personalities to learn more about themselves as a soul.

To truly use the powers and abilities that are contained within them because of their origin as a piece of Source, one must first learn to love oneself and honor each person’s individual journey. Your friend was on a very basic journey to work on understanding the difference between negative and positive energy and to further understand that they have complete freedom of choice in shaping their illusionary world.

Incumbent within that type of life is separating oneself from the standard way people in society use their ego. Ego makes one judge, rate, and grade everything and everybody with whom they come in contact. But ego can be used to understand that all people contain souls that are all equal in all things. This is a very difficult concept for someone who is not even prepared to accept that they are a soul.

Your friend also was dealing with lessons concerning lack of self-confidence and worthiness issues. This results in depression and an “I can’t do it” attitude. You must give a person in this state some time to work through their basic lessons before they are ready to believe and use their intention to accomplish manifestation. Don’t let this one example discourage your attempts to help others.