This is an article series on how ancient sages, prophets, mystics and saints practiced otherworldly wisdom and the miraculous. The purpose of this series is to inspire and empower. This is article #3 in the series. Artice #2 can be found here: If you’re out of money, Levitate.
The following story is from the Book of Genesis, which is said to have been written around 3400 years ago (but refers to stories much older).
Genesis 24:10-19 tells the story of one of the servants of Abraham:
10 Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor. 11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”
15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16 The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”
18 “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.”
It later turned out that his journey had been successful – exactly has he intended and verbalized. This servant had been taught well by Abraham.
The Components of Reality Creation are all in place:
- He believes in a Source that is able to create anything at all.
- He specifies the intention by describing exactly what he prefers to happen.
- He had taken action by going to the Well and subsequently treating Rebekah well.
Simple as that.
It’s noteworthy that the servant was a normal person, like anyone else, and felt confident to voice these supplications.
He starts out by saying “Make me successful today” and “May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one”. This is a remarkable way of having something manifest, because it puts the one who speaks the word, in control of the scenario: “Let the one I talk to, be the one”. Not only that, but he also declares what he wants her to say. He imagines she will say “Drink, and I’ll water your camels too” and that’s exactly what she says.
So does that mean he imposed his will on her, without her knowledge? And isn’t that manipulative?
No, that’s not necessarily what it means. Rather, it means he intuitively picked up on the right woman and what she would say and then aligned his intention with his intuition. The best way to manifest is to align your intention with a probable future that you intuitively sense, to align yourself with an already existing trajectory, instead of trying to force something to which there isn’t already a tendency.
This kind of instant manifesting works, if one is of strong belief and/or at a higher level of consciousness. It’s likely that this servant learned his skill from Abraham, a high-consciousness sage and prophet. In fact, the manifestation of this particular reality could also be ascribed to Abraham because it was he who originally intended that a wife be found for Isaac.
But once Rebekah appeared, the manifestation still wasn’t complete. Rebekah had to be treated well, before she consented to marriage.
In this sense, most manifesting is a combination of Divine Will or already-existing-trajectories (that one could call “Destiny”), the intentions that you really feel in your heart and taking action at the right time.