At the end of April I will be participating in my first marathon. Most people don’t decide to run a marathon and just show up at the scheduled date with no training. A marathon takes preparation to build strength and endurance of the mind and body. Over time, a marathon runner will train, slowly increasing both attributes until they are able to cover the distance. As I’ve started training, I’ve realized that this process is similar to what it takes for creation/manifestation. Things don’t happen all at once. Over time (hopefully), we learn to see life experiences as the lessons they are and decide on whether we are happy with what we have now, or if we’d like to move in a different direction. Moving in a different direction takes time and focus, as far as training our minds and beliefs in the direction we would like for them to go. We won’t just show up at the end result without doing the work to conceptualize our vision; learn to turn our thoughts and beliefs into a positive direction regarding what we are wanting and then allowing ourselves to follow the guidance/intuition from the source. If we could trust in our own spiritual processes, in the same manner we trusted our marathon training; just think how much power our manifestations could really have.