Guest Author - Lauren D´Silva
There was a frenzy in the British tabloid press when presenter Noel Edmunds claimed his new found success was down to Barbel Mohr's book The Cosmic Ordering Service. The mass media displayed a superficial grasp of the process & presented it as a sort of magic cash machine. In reality ‘cosmic ordering’ is the ancient process of manifestation by a new name.
Fundamentally ‘ask & you will receive’ is at the core of manifestation. It is about making the Universe aware of what you really want or need. Most of us don’t manage this too well because we are fuzzy and scattered in our asking. We might sigh, raise our eyes to the heavens & say ‘I wish…’ every once in a while, but the wish gets lost amongst all our other myriad thoughts.
Once we sit down & focus our thoughts, asking the Universe for what we want in a clearly defined way, we can get better results. However the wise will take heed of some important caveats! Remember the old adage “Be careful what you wish for; you might just get it”? We don’t always know what is good for us!
Barbel Mohr's experience is a case in point. Rather hilariously she admits to cosmic ordering an array of unsatisfactory boyfriends. As her lists of desirable qualities became longer & more specific, the boyfriends became less & less suitable! Her lists simply did not match her real needs and she hadn’t given the Universe permission to offer her something more appropriate. So here’s my first cosmic ordering rule:
By all means ask for what you want but always give your angels & guides permission to bring you what you really need!
Your spirit helpers are much better placed to know what your soul needs than you are, trapped in your physical body with your ego self. If you don’t give them permission to bring you something better than you’ve asked for they simply won’t do it- it’s a free will issue. You’ve got free will to mess things up as many times as you like & they won’t step in until you invite them to.
The materialistic version of cosmic ordering promoted by the tabloid press suggests if you wanted a relationship you might say:
I would like the Universe to bring me a man who is strong, dark and handsome. He’ll be rich and successful with a fast car & a big house.
Your guides will keep a look out & try to fulfil your order, even though they may be aware this is the last thing you need; this guy may not be kind, sharing, understanding…
Why not add to your list ‘or someone better please’? This gives your helpers permission to find someone that will really suit you. He may not turn out to have the flashy lifestyle, but he may be much nicer for you to be with! Be patient too, ‘Mr Right’ may not be available for a while, or it may be better for you to have time on your own & learn some independence & self reliance.
Whilst we are using relationships to illustrate the cosmic ordering process here’s my second rule:
Do not name a specific person
To do so is highly frowned upon & will probably rebound upon you in an unpleasant way as you are messing with another individual’s free will. What you can do is think about that person & list their desirable qualities, then ask to be brought a person who has these qualities, or someone even better.
On the theme of ethics the next rule runs:
An’ it harm none
This old Wiccan rule of thumb really applies to manifestation. Having what you want at the price of someone else’s misery simply isn’t on! Remember that you share the Planet with others & respect Mother Nature whilst you are at it.
And here’s my final rule:
Do what you can for yourself and keep your eyes and ears open
Imagine you cosmic order somewhere new to live. If you sit back and do nothing about it your guides are going to have a tough job fixing something up for you. You still need to put a little effort in! Take a look around the area you want to live in, look in the papers and put out feelers. If you are doing these things then your guides can draw your attention to the right paper on the right day, or the right road to drive down to see the right house for sale.
So what can you cosmic order? Anything really: jobs, holidays, new friends, but some requests are more likely to be fulfilled than others. For example so many people wish to win the lottery that it would not be possible for all their wishes to be granted- unless the pay out was divided into tiny amounts! It’s worth thinking hard about what really fulfils you. Greed doesn’t normally result in happy, contented lives and money is just money- it isn’t fulfilling in itself. If you need more money for something, focus on what the money would be used for, not the money itself.
Your guides may have some fun with you! A friend of mine wanted to go on holiday with his partner. They fancied a beach holiday in Turkey & a big trip to Canada. They agreed to go to Turkey this year, but my friend thought “I’ll ask my guides for both- why not?” He was highly amused when the holiday his partner booked turned out to be at a Turkish resort- staying in the Canada Hotel!
If you are new to manifestation I can recommend Cosmic Ordering: How to Make Your Dreams Come True by Jonathan Cainer, a respected British astrologer. He leads you through the process clearly & presents the information as if written by your Guardian angel. I also love Your Heart's Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want by Sonia Choquette, which has several great exercises to help focus on your manifestation; she also helps you explore what your truly want and goes into things in a bit more depth.
Why not drop by the New Age forum & share your manifestation stories or ask questions? Happy manifesting!