12/06/2010 12:43 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Free Will and Free Won't: Manifesting Change in Spite of Pushback

To tell the truth, isn't manifesting change what we all want? Once we realize that something isn't working in our lives, we just want to change it. Like that [finger snap].

So why is it sometimes so difficult to manifest change? Well, just because we decide that we want to manifest change, the moment we add one soul other than our own into the equation, manifesting change becomes extremely complex. The simplest explanation is the theological concept of free will, or, as I like to call it, free won't.

Every soul has free will. Every soul has free won't. When my soul decides it will, yours just might decide it won't, and herein is the explanation for why manifesting change takes time.

Most of us know that time is a human construct, created for convenience, rather than being real in itself. However, when free will and free won't clash, everything slows down.

Let's take a concrete example. Say you've decided to manifest a new job, that the one you have is killing you, and that you have to get out. Okay, that's one soul's idea.

Consider the other souls: your boss, your assistant, your team, your spouse, your children, your parents, your friends, the company owner and stockholders. All those souls have to align to a certain degree for you to manifest the change you want. Enter (some) free won't.

Impossible? No, not if you know how to manifest change.

Simply put: decide what you want, tell the universe, take guided daily action and let it go so that it may come to you in its own time and in its own way.

My point is this: Ignore all the free won't. No matter what they tell you, no matter what their opinions may be, no matter anything at all, free won't can't stop you unless you let it. Stay with your vision!

Mike Dooley, amanuensis for The Universe, has a new book out called "Manifesting Change: It Couldn't Be Easier" that is a helpful, experiential guide in this process. He says, "The key to choosing what you want, to vibrating to that choice, and to taking appropriate action is to be led by joy."

That is the simplest way to manifest change. Go toward your joy. Do you know what that is? Do you know what it feels like? Is joy a part of your everyday life?

Joy is different from happiness. Joy is an interior fountain. It doesn't require anything from outside of the self. Happiness is based on what happens.

So, for me, I've been writing for publication since I was six years old. Writing brings me joy -- even when it's difficult for me. Reading also brings me joy. Good, meaningful conversation. Listening to a story. Joy is usually attached to simple things in life.

Ready to manifest change, dear one? Find and follow your joy -- you'll find that you live free will right into the change you've been wanting to manifest all along. And the free won'ts will thank you in the end for being such a good example of manifesting change.

For spiritual nourishment, visit Dr. Susan Corso's website and blog, Seeds for Sanctuary. Follow her on Twitter @PeaceCorso and friend her on Facebook.