Lately I've been playing with the terms "Detachment" and "Alignment" and I think I am understanding these things bit by bit... I will share what I've learned about "Detachment" so far.
Think of detachment as in terms of "detachment from outcome". You put the wish to the universe and you don't really care whether it manifests or not. Universe will show a lot of opportunities to fulfill your desire. All you got to do is to ACT.
This all sounds philosophical right? Lets take some practical examples of it.
You wish - I need a new job with X payment.
Put this wish into the universe and think of how would it feel if you get that job right now. Close your eyes and feel the same way as you will feel when you get the job. This is Step 1 :: Ask.
Then think of the ways how you can get to know where are the jobs available. Search the internet. Ask your friends in similar field to forward your CV to their employers. There are certain organizations you want to be part of, and you know they are not hiring. Still you write them a mail that you are willing to work with them. You act on your wish and BELIEVE that these actions will give you whatever you want. This is Step 2 :: Believe
Then int the step Receive here comes detachment. Once you acted you don't have to care about whatever happens.. Now all you have to do is to take your mind off of that wish and focus on something else. This is the most important part that you must learn. Focus your mind on something else.
What I do to focus my mind on something else is to play my favorite computer game, meet friends and discuss anything, read some interesting book, play guitar, play football. I just make sure I don't think about that wish anymore. Sometimes those thoughts come into my mind, I let them come but immediately focus on something else.
Don't try to resist those thoughts. What you resist, persists....
This is how you are making yourself ready for the upcoming attraction.
Now the most important question! When will I get that Job?
Here comes the term "Alignment". Alignment means nothing more than being prepared to accept your wish in your life.
Now say you contacted 20 recruiters to offer you a job. Now say 6 of them contacted you back and invited for the personal interview.
In this state all you have to do is to actually receive.
In this state most of the people think of following thoughts
1) Will I be able to do this?
2) Do I have any chance since there are lots of other people who are smarter and more intelligent than me in the competition?
3) Will I be able to fulfill their requirements?
If such thoughts come into your mind then it tells universe that you are not in alignment, means you are not strong enough to have whatever you ask for.
Now if you are working out in gym and you ask your trainer to give you the toughest workout so that you will get results faster. Will your trainer allow you to do that? obviously NO. Because your body is not yet ready to tolerate that strain.
Same applies here.
Here are some exercises to get better alignment.
Suppose you want to get X thing. Think of way how you can get it. Go out and start doing those things. You will face some failures. And this is what you should be looking for. When you fail again and again at something, you start caring less about it (I AM NOT SAYING YOUR AIM IS TO FAIL AT IT). Just learn the cause of failure and improve it in your next attempt. This way you will gain more confidence. The state of being confident gives you better alignment.
So you attend an interview and they reject you. But you learned your weak points. You improved the weak point in your next interview and still they rejected you, but this time you felt you were so close to getting job but unfortunately you couldn't make it. This time your feeling confident that you will make it any way.
So when you face 3rd interview the thoughts like will I be able to do it and all will not be there, because you know what you need to do and you worked on it. And this time you get the Job.
Act confidently = get aligned
Don't care about the output = get detached.
Whats important is no matter how slow, but keep moving forward.
All the best