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15 Minute Manifestation

by dilli jack (2019-01-24)

I don't think it's that hard. First of all, 15 Minute Manifestation "no self" doesn't mean there is no self, haha. So the "no problem" is jumped at a little too fast I'm afraid. Especially in American culture where people tend to be materialistic philosophically. I don't mean running to the mall, but philosophically, you see? The idea that somehow "no self, no problem"- I don't exist because I don't have a self- would be a mistaken understanding. However, the selflessness teaching is not that hard to understand. What it means is a type of self that people feel they have, like a fixed, unchanging identity. Either they know they have it, or for some, they feel they need to seek it, and possibly have an experience where they feel like they found something. That type of fixed, unchanging, essential self, or absolute self doesn't exist. That's what "no self" means. However, the being that discovers their freedom from that kind of rigid self-identity does exist, and does have a self, a relational self that changes all the time, with what we call a conventional self.Each time a pin falls, pinch out the flame, saving the pin. Do not blow out the flame as it scatters the energy of the candle, the wishes and the intention. When all of the pins have fallen, insert them into the paper in the following manner. The white-headed pin should be inserted at the top of the triangle pointing downward. The black pin from the bottom toward the top point of the triangle. The orange pin should be inserted from the left side, the yellow from the right side. The green pin should be placed between the orange and black pins with the tip at a 45 degree angle. The blue pin should be the opposite of the green pin. Finally insert the red pin into the middle of the folded piece of paper.Some older traditions recommend that the final step be burying the paper, pins and wax under your doorstep. In the modern world, people seldom have doorsteps that have space under them that can be used for burying. Another way to finalize your wishes would be to burn the paper and blow the ashes into the air, carrying it to the angels one last time.Have you ever had one of those times when you felt God whisper to you in your disappointment, "Don't worry, I've got something better in mind for you," and believed it?Well, we shouldn't make a practice of doubting this sort of 'Word' from God. But, sometimes in our biggest disappointments God's somewhere in the background of it all saying this very thing. "Don't worry, you'll see!" will perhaps be the broad message as we're advised to enfold our faith over our circumstances.