Midas, whose name is now often associated with gold and the “golden touch” was, if you remember your mythology, deeply unhappy and in the end killed by his greed. His wish that everything he touched should turn to gold meant that his food became inedible and even his tongue turned to gold.
However, we shouldn’t throw out such an enormous idea before giving it more careful examination. If we take Biblical stories of miracles literally, then instant manifestation is certainly possible. The problem for most of us, though, is that the reason we desire something instantly is usually because we’re desperate. That’s an emotion born of fear and panic – energies guaranteed to keep the object of our desires and us apart.
Another point to realize is this: when something appears in the material world, it does so in an instant. I was privileged to be present at the birth of my son, and part of the miracle was that there was suddenly a moment when there was another – and brand new – person in the room. But of course, there was a nine month prelude to that instant.
It’s the same with most physical things. They will appear in your reality when just a moment before there was seemingly nothing there. In all probability, however, there’s been a gestation period of anything from a few hours or days to most of a lifetime. Think of the number of performing artistes who jokingly point out that their “overnight success” took twenty years or so!
Stay focussed, clear and trusting, and the instant manifestation of all your desires will show up. Eventually.