Did You Know Everything You Want To Manifest Already Exists? by John Cali

Manifest Destinies by R. Gopakumar

Most of us, one time or another, have wondered why we could not manifest what we wanted in our lives—even when we did everything “right.” I know I sure have!

But, for most of my life, I never asked the question our title presents today. How could my desires already exist if I saw no evidence of them in my life? That’s just not possible—or so I thought. Maybe you’ve had the same experience.

You’ve probably heard or read the stories of native tribes not being able to see large European sailing ships as the crews ventured into parts of the world unknown to Europe till then. Supposedly, the natives could not see the ships because they had no concept of what a sailing ship was.

Those stories are controversial—some believe them, others do not. But they do make a great point.

My spirit guides (and other teachers) have said manifesting is a simple three-step process. We ask for what we want. The universe answers our asking instantly. Then we wait for the manifestation.

The hardest part for most of us is the waiting. That’s only because we fail to understand this:

From the moment the universe answers our request, the manifestation exists.

It literally takes no time at all—in the world of spirit there is no time, not in the linear sense.

What we ask for manifests instantly. But if we’re not aware of that, or don’t believe it, then it often takes a long time for us to see what we’ve created. And sometimes we never see it.

There’s an old cliché—“I’ll believe it when I see it.” I like the reverse of that—“When I believe it I’ll see it.”

We often miss seeing what we do not believe exists, even though it may be literally right there before our eyes.

Here’s an interesting video clearly demonstrating how our lack of belief (or focus) can hide what is literally right there before our eyes.

If you’ve already seen the video, it may not work a second time for you. I could not believe my experience when I first saw the video a few days ago. But it did not give me the same experience the second time. I think you’ll understand after you’ve seen it. (Assuming you haven’t seen it before.)

Related links:
Limiting Beliefs
It’s All Within You
Materializing, Dematerializing, and Other Illusions
The Dog Who Wasn’t There


Have you had any experiences where you literally did not see something right there physically in front of you? How many experiences have you missed because of that “blindness?” Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

What other subjects would you like us to talk about in these posts? Please email me.


About John Cali
John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Real Answers to Life’s Pesky Questions: Conversations With Spirit, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming. Sign up for his newsletter here.

16 Responses

  1. Rado

    Here are some clips from some of the hypnotist Paul McKenna’s shows. Some very powerful demonstrations of how the way we program our subconscious affects our behaviour as well as our perception of ourselves and the things around us. Among others McKenna shows how he can make himself invisible to the hypnotized persons. Mindblowing stuff!

    or download the video (288 MB):

    • John Cali

      Hi Rado — great to hear from you! Thanks very much for the information and links. I’ll take a look right now. I’m sure our readers will enjoy the information.

  2. jerry

    Hi John, I really like this video. It always fun to see what we choose to see. I used to demonstrate this to my family in the car. I would tell them your belief limits what you see, like if you look just for white cars, that is what stands out, then I would tell them to look for red cars and they would stand out.

    It’s amazing to come to understand how beliefs really limit us and so I feel that is how duality limits us. It’s one or the other. I like to make it a fun game to keep life easier.

    Love to all,
    Jerry 😉

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Jerry. I used to play that car game too. It’s fun, and makes us realize how most (or all) of our limitations are self-imposed.

      Love, John

  3. Jeannie

    OK, that was good! Talk about selective focus. I didn’t see the gorilla. I laughed., I have to get my son and his girlfriend to watch it. I was so focused on the white shirts and the ball I counted an extra pass. Fascinating.

    love and hugs

    • John Cali

      Thank you, Jeannie. The first time I watched it, neither did I see the gorilla. It sure is fascinating!

      Love, John

  4. Michele

    Hello John, thank you and your beautiful Spirit Guides for this powerful reminder. I’ve experienced both ends of the spectrum, being blind to what was right in front of me and experiencing instant manifestation into physical form.

    What I’d like to know is how do we experience more of the latter? It’s so easy to look for the things we’ve asked for and to judge the apparent lack of process as a sign it isn’t happening or not ever going to happen. I have no trouble believing that if I ask for something it will appear and often it does in a flash. And yet other things, like my book becoming a bestseller and a movie, it seems more challenging to hold that belief when there are no physical signs.

    Much love and gratitude,

    • John Cali

      Hi again, Michele. You’re most welcome!

      You’ve asked what seems to be a nearly universal question — how do we experience instant (or at least fast) physical manifestations?

      Years ago my spirit guides used to say not to be concerned with how long manifestation takes. But that was then, and this is now. Since the energies, the vibrations have greatly accelerated now, I believe instant or near-instant manifestations are much easier to create.

      But you’re right — when we don’t have evidence that our desires are being fulfilled, it can be challenging.

      There’s a great new book I just recently came across. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand what powerful creators we all are. It’s called “E-Squared” by Pam Grout. As the subtitle of the book says “Nine do-it-yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality.” Every one of the experiments can be done in 48 hours or less.

      And, no, I’m not getting paid anything to promote the book. 🙂 I just think it’s great book, and will convince even the skeptics how powerful each of us is.

      Love, John

    • beachdrifter

      There’s no such thing as “instant manifestation” in this physical reality. Abraham has called this the “buffer of time”, as that is how it appears to us.

      And that’s really a good thing when you think about it – all of those thoughts that are flowing through your mind daily – imagine they all became your reality instantly!

      For a manifestation to occur, there has to be a certain momentum in the vibration (that comes about as a result of your focus).

      The reason it sometimes seems as if things manifest instantly is because you haven’t been consciously aware of all of the “asking” that has preceded it. This asking happens vibrationally, automatically, as a result of you living your life and having experiences.

      So it may seem to you that you “just” thought of it, you just asked, and it appeared instantly. But even the “words” formulating in your mind are already the result of the vibrational momentum that has already been in motion.

      Generally speaking, the better you feel, the shorter the “buffer of time” between where you are and what you want.

      That’s why Abraham recommends, when you want your book to be a bestseller, instead of watching for physical signs of that success, to just write another book, so that you get your mind off of the lack of current success, and back into the good-feeling flow of writing.

      • John Cali

        Thank you, beachdrifter.

        Abraham’s words are wise. Instant manifestation could be a disaster if we did not carefully choose our thoughts. I like that concept of “buffer of time.”

        I also think, as we are becoming more conscious and aware of who we are, we are able to deal more successfully with manifestations that come quickly — be they the result of our “bad” thoughts or our “good” ones.

  5. Sarah

    Haha!! That video is such an excellent way to make the point!

  6. Chuck

    yes this is so amazingly true in my life. So many of the Universal truths, like just follow your joy and everything will be perfect or things like just follow your inner self and thats the best thing for you etc… seemingly for me before felt stupid or that it would not work … how can something work w/o you doing actively something about it – that was my thinking… but after somehow by chance applying the Universal truths as expressed by John Cali spirit or other spiritual masters it was mind boggling for me to realize the truth in it…. how muddled my thoughts earlier were… now things are 180 degrees opposite of the way i used to live my life…

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Chuck. I think most of us on a conscious, deliberate path of spiritual growth have experienced what you have, each in our own way. This new (or re-newed) way of living makes life a lot more fun.

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