I only just learned what this word meant. And even then I had to Google it. So my resonance with the word is not as nuanced as it is for those of you that are used to hearing it, or enjoy spraying it around regularly.
But windfall really grabs the attention now doesn’t it? I think people covet the idea of windfall because It’s anomalous, and therefore it’s exclusive. Those that are in that place and receiving of it must be special because it rarely happens… right? And then naturally flows the status associated with finical wealth and blah blah blah, we’ve all been there.
Instead of writing about the standard limited beliefs typically found in the space of money/finance/resourcing, I think it would be much more interesting to discuss the underlying nature of what makes windfall, windfall. I think there are two elements:
1. It’s big.
Not literally big. But it feels BIG, because it’s on the the very edge of the envelope of what we expect to be real, possible, or achievable.
When you think about it, for a manifestation to feel BIG in our physical experiences we would need to of had some sort of resistance to it at some time in the past, otherwise we wouldn’t have feelings of expansion, or positive contrast. It implies a shift in thinking, whether that’s a systemic shift in the way we conceptualize with respect to a specific topic (money, in the case of the glorious windfall) or a simple distraction, or maybe we just gave up. Of course, the larger your resistance in the past relative to your present vibration (i.e. the vibrational gap), the bigger the shift feels.
Another way to think of big is rare. Rare is an uncommon occurrence, because whatever is being rare in our experiences are driven by a vibration that isn’t massively dominant. But rare is still happening, and so the occurrence – rare as it may be is present in our experience because it’s a growing speck on the present vibrational canvas.
This is why I get so excited when something rare (and good) happens to me. Because I’m finally putting something on the vibrational canvas that I just hadn’t been able to do until the present.
2. It’s Unexpected.
This could be paper clipped with rare, but stick with me. We’ll take this one in another direction.
Think about some of the experiences you may have had in molding your energy and your life.
One type of experience, at least one that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing, is that of slowly chipping away at some negative beliefs and watching the gradual shift in your life. For me this has been my ideas around being worthy/attractive/etc. I’ve been refining and cleaning this one up for years and the vibrational shifts have been gradual as have the manifestations (and still totally delightful by the way). Since my manifestations were very gradual, the shifting of my expectations (for most people expectations are a function of what physical reality spits at them) were also very gradual. As a result I’ve had this very smooth experience. Mostly very deliberate, with very few shocks. In other words, this was not an equivalent of a windfall experience.
But, there are those times when the physical manifestation just slaps you in the face – “out of the oblivious” as I’ve heard them say. I think this is often caused by a different approach to molding. I think the unexpected element of the windfall experience is a result of really wanting something, and then just being very absent on the topic altogether.
In other words, instead of thinking happy thoughts or yelling affirmations at the mirror until you’re blue in the face, just stop thought on the topic altogether (or in my case, reduce it to a quiet squeak). If we can put the thorny stick down for just a while, and pick up something a bit smoother where we have a higher and brighter vibration, the resistance doesn’t seep in, it floods in.
And that’s the windfall experience. In summary: Take big desire and build a nice big wall of resistance around it with flawed premises and unhelpful beliefs, then, distract yourself for long enough on the topic and allow the walls of resistance to deteriorate due to your lack of maintenance (a good kind of neglect), and in turn the big desire flows out straight into your physical experience.
When I was first exposed to the law of attraction I gravitated to the rags to riches stories. These windfall experiences are the ones that grab our attention the most, BECAUSE THEY’RE BIG.
In those early days I wanted to use the law of attraction like a tool to get the experiences I wanted. It was very much an action/causality approach to manifestation (we’ve all been there!!), as opposed to law of attraction integrating into a deeper knowing of the universe, and my approach being more about the pursuit of expansive vibrational experiences… rather than printing money.
The lesson in this post? The best way to create the windfall experiences is to put the tools down and forget about deliberately creating (at least for a while). Chances are, the big Bertha manifestation you want has a whole crap-load of resistance you’ve been doing a great job of acquiring and compounding for some time. If you get all up in the grill of big Bertha, you may find yourself chipping away for a while – what I’m calling a “slow burn”.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the slow burn approach at all. But why trundle around in the depths of your resistance when you could just forget about it altogether, fix your gaze on something that lights you up and just… feel good.
(then windfall slaps you in the face).