Manifesting good and bad for lessons

intention, believing that intention will happen and then doing the work to help bring that intention to reality. It feels like there can be a danger to this process. What if the intentions come from a negative perspective? For example, a person has an inflated sense of self, wants to dominate, be acknowledged as the undisputed leader in his/ her field and uses any means to do so. This overconfidence and conviction in beliefs seems to bring the intentions into reality at the detriment to others. While someone who is under confident or tentative in beliefs could be severely penalized. It seems like confidence and believing are key to creating your life above all other qualities. Why is that ranked higher than other qualities? It seems like this system creates undue suffering. ~Anne, US

ANSWER: You have explained the manifestation process, but you don’t understand that the sole purpose is for that individual soul to create the circumstances that provide the necessary environment for their chosen lessons. Not all lessons are positive. Each soul is on their own journey and, therefore, only able to manifest for their lifetime, and sometimes the lessons may be negative.

You have mentioned some different human characteristics that enable the soul to experience learning. A soul’s lessons are not dependent upon any one else. Souls who are sharing a timeline with others chose that period because they were aware of what the others were going to be working on. Some chose to be there because they wished to observe the opposite of the traits they embody: a meek person watching an overconfident one, for example.

What one soul is doing influences another only if they allow it to do so. There is no ranking of one lesson as any more important than another. The soul varies their choices from time to time, and sometimes works with other souls to allow them to experience a dynamic incident. It isn’t causing suffering, only the dynamics requested. The one affected wouldn’t be present if they had not chosen to place themselves in that situation.