Who Does the Manifesting?
Clear intentions manifest themselves,” she said. We gathered around a table and discussed how powerful our intentions can be. We talked about visualizing our desires. One gal said she cut out images and words from a magazine that represented her goals, affixed them to a posterboard and displayed it where she could see it.
“That reminds me of a story,” another said. “A convent needed work done so the sisters decided to pray for a handyman. They were cloistered so they couldn’t go out to look for one themselves. One of the sisters decided they needed a visual to help them focus their prayers, so she found a picture of a man in a magazine and she cut it out. The sisters then included a handyman in their prayers. What they didn’t realize is that when the sister cut the man out of the magazine, she cut off one of his arms. Soon a handyman came to them and was hired. He served them excellently for years until he died. And guess what…”
You guessed it.
“…he had one arm! Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.”
I looked at the women smiling and nodding their heads, slightly awed. I, however, was slightly perplexed. I said, “But, don’t you think the one-armed handyman was praying for a job? I mean, who hires a one-armed handyman? Perhaps the sisters were actually responding to his prayers and unconsciously cut the arm off so they would have a true visual!”
The one-armed handyman story is anecdotal. Did it really happen? Maybe, maybe not. But that’s not the point. The point is that yes, intentions can be made manifest. But who’s doing the manifesting? Think about it.