Q: Does the universe recognize that you’re manifesting from the beginning or does it take awhile to recognize that you’re manifesting?
Answer: There is no “beginning” and yes Universe knows. You are an integral part of Universe. Both your desires and your consciousness make up what “Universe” is.
The moment your desire comes into your awareness, Universe already has “created” it. All the resources, all the cooperative players…everything needed assembles instantly.
What “takes a while” is you. This is why “manifesting” happens after an apparent delay. Most people don’t immediately match their manifesting desire. What’s more, a “buffer” exists between immediate, nonphysical desire manifestation and ultimate, fulfilled physical manifestation. That’s helpful because everything you want manifesting instantly would create chaotic physical reality. The buffer allows room for refinement of your desire(s).
So the buffer and the time it takes for the desire-er to match her desire is what creates “time” between the desire and the desire’s fulfillment.
The good news is, most of this happens on autopilot. What’s variable is how soon you line up with your desire. That’s totally in your control. And, with practice you get better and better at it.
Have fun with it. There’s nothing serious happening.