A classic question from the “Ask Deepak” archives . . .
Which is the most effective approach to manifest our desires spontaneously: to be as specific as possible or as general as possible? I’m looking for a job, and I’ve been trying to be as specific as possible about what kind of positions and duties that I want to be involved in, but so far the right job for me has yet to materialize. Should I be more general in setting my intention for a new job instead, so that there will be more options available?
Specificity in your desires is important because it gives a clear framework for the desire to manifest into. Specificity of desire is not what limits our options; it is our perception that limits available options. It’s necessary to keep an open mind about the way in which your desire will be fulfilled. You may have a particular desire in mind, and nature or the universal field of consciousness organizes the fulfillment of that desire through a different channel or from a different direction than you have been looking. If you are not receptive and alert, you may miss the opportunity that is given to you only because it didn’t come in exactly the package you expected.
With respect to your job search, if you are not getting any responses to the positions you are asking for, I think it makes sense to expand your range of job positions within your area of expertise. If you find that you are not getting support initially for the job you desire, you may find that nature can orchestrate the right job for you once you get hired. Sometimes the big step is just getting your foot inside the door. Once you are hired and your strengths are seen, you might be in a better position to navigate your way to the kind of job you really want and will enjoy.
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