Directing consciousness, recognizing what is required and responding to this requirement are what allow our intentions to become manifested. Of all of these it is perhaps recognition which is most commonly missed and the primary reason that manifestation fails.
Recognition allows us to see exactly why experiences are unfolding as they are and the directions needed to affect positive change.
Recognition is the ability to see the threads of life that can lead us to our goals. If we are working to manifest a home, recognition will direct our mind to understanding what we currently know and do not know about houses and perhaps lead us to a builder or real estate agent. If we are working to manifest a healthy body recognition will direct our mind to understanding what we currently know and do not know about a healthy body and lead us to information, people and resources that will help to elicit this change. The stronger we direct our intention to manifest the more threads and directions will become apparent to us.
Recognition is the reason that we form relationships with teachers, mentors and those more experienced than us. They are able to recognize where we are on the path, what we need to move us to a level of higher awareness and see whether our practices are working for us. In the first however it is ourselves that recognize that we can accelerate our progress by learning from a teacher or mentor.
As recognition and response evolves to a deeper level, integration moves toward a direction of happening instantaneously. Solutions are understood, the necessary energies and emotions are fueled in such a way that limiting beliefs will be moved through and supporting beliefs can come to the fore. All of this occurs in that instant of recognition. At an internal level the forces of consciousness will have mobilized and formed the necessary forms to elicit expression within external reality.
It is important to understand that in the beginning manifestation will often require what we perceive to be an internal as well as external recognition and response. That is to say that external action will be required to fulfill internal needs. As training progresses it will seem as if less external response is needed until finally the process becomes entirely internal. Reaching this stage requires a deep and thorough understanding of the communication and relationship between the internal and external worlds. Real and tangible integration occurs only when we actually experience the connection between the two, and this can only be achieved through observation and recognition.