What does it really mean to “create it and let go of it”?

What does it really mean to “create it and let go of it”?
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I've always wondered what is meant when someone says you should create a strong intention for what you want, and then let go of it — forget about it. According to this mystical idea, that is how you’ll manifest it. But I’ve always thought this is a little bit simplistic.

I think what is really meant is this: When we become too enamored with an outcome, we leave our everything-is-all-right space, and enter the world of the temporal. We enter the world of “I have to have it now,” and “if I don’t get it, then I’ll be destroyed.” This is harmful, and it throws us off, mightily.

Perhaps when there is little control of this — when we aren’t really capable of creating with strong intention without then getting pulled into the temporal like this, then the best thing to do is to just let it go. But I think it would be far better to consider it this way: hold it gently.

I don’t think it’s about letting it go entirely, because what happens then? You fall back into the old rut — don’t you? Each of us is surrounded by a default world that keeps recreating, and recreating, and recreating. Do we really want to re-install that?

So I think it's far wiser to practice the space you occupy when you think about your creation — this thing you want. Practice occupying a space that is in touch with the Eternal. Hold yourself in the space of Everything is All Right. This is the inherent vibration of the universe. (If you don’t believe, me, go and check… I’ll wait….)

It's also a better thing than “just forget about it” because it gives us something to do. Let's be honest — most of us, if we really want something, aren’t just going to “forget it”. We’ll just start to worry about it. Fret, wrestle, and so on. So, better to practice a state of mind.

I think this same idea goes for the other big piece of advice that people will give you: “Just trust that it’s already created.” Well — I don’t know about you, but that attitude, as far as I have known, can just as easily devolve into a blank mental assertion. “I trust it’s created… I trust it’s created… I trust it’s created…” (while secretly, we’re horribly nervous it’s not been created, and we just can’t wait for this to be over…).

So again, far better to look at the state you occupy around this idea — not just the words themselves. We must hold one foot in the Eternal, at least (if not a little bit more). Now, it becomes a stable vibration of creating something into being.

It’s subtle. But if you take only one thing from this, perhaps it’s a validation that there is a lot more going on here than just the words involved. It’s about states. Let me know if you want help.