Updated: Mar 29
A question I'm often asked is "Is manifestation really a thing?" My answer is always "Abso-bloody-lutely". Despite what some may believe, manifestation is not some 'woo-woo' thing reserved for the most enlightened souls on the planet. It's real, it works, and it's pretty darned powerful. Manifestation can attract wonderful, positive things into your life and it can also attract a big pile of poo. It all depends on how you focus and what you focus on.
Manifestation is using the power of your thoughts and feelings to create reality from the imagined: Good and not so good. I manifested all my jobs, promotions, homes, and successes. I also manifested my way into a monumental burnout. Incidentally, I also manifested my way out of burnout and back to the executive suite. When you harness the power of thought to manifest your intentions, everything and anything is possible. So keep your thoughts clean and your intentions clear and you can manifest your life in any direction you wish to take it.
If you haven't already tried manifestation, here are some pointers to follow.
1. Set your intention.
What you set you intention on, you turn your attention to. Your intentions form your thoughts, your thoughts create your feelings, your feelings determine your actions, and your actions determine your results. Manifestation is a process grounded in strong intention and laser-focused attention.
2. Write, in detail, what you want to manifest.
Describe, specifically, what you intend to manifest. I call this your 'manifestation statement'. Include input from each of your five senses and describe how you feel when you're in that situation. Use nitty-gritty details to make your statement as true-to-life as possible. The more detail you can include, the more precisely you will will feel the situation and the more determined your actions will be.
3. Read your manifestation statement.
Every day, twice per day, read your statement out loud. Pause, close your eyes, and allow yourself to feel, smell, hear, taste, and see every little detail. In your mind, place yourself firmly in your manifestation. You're already there. How does it feel? Allow yourself to experience all the emotions you'll feel when your manifestation becomes your reality. We act on our feelings, nothing else, so focus on creating intense, positive feelings as they will determine how you act.
4. Make a vision board
Create a physical image of your manifestation statement. Put it where you'll see it often. It serves as reinforcement for the mindset work.
5. Put in the effort
Manifestation doesn't work by deciding what you want and then sitting back and waiting for it to happen. You have to make it happen. Decide what you're going to do to manifest the business or life you want, and then do it!
6. Have faith
This may be one of the hardest things to do, but it's the most important. To manifest successfully, you must believe that what you're intending to manifest is possible. You can decide you want to become a unicorn and live on a pink fluffy cloud but [spoiler alert!], it ain't gonna happen. However, if you decide you want to live in a home on the river, that's absolutely possible! You know it's possible because there are homes on the river and there are people living in them. Why not you? If you decide you want your business to reach one million dollars in revenue in three years, that's absolutely possible too! You know there are one million dollars in the world, you know there are people in the same or similar field making that kind of money, so why not you? Faith is the thing that keeps you going when others give up. Faith tells you to keep pushing forward even when things get tough. It lets you know that, although you may not be there yet, you will be if you keep moving forward. Faith creates an energy all of its own and it's critical in the manifestation process.
You can manifest anything you choose. I've seen numerous people do it. I've done it. I see my clients do it every day. Now it's your turn.
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