Vision boards, goal setting, manifesting mantras, mind movies and more, are becoming ever more popular, and for very good reason.
The possibility for change, great change, amazing change is born through positive thought manifesting. When you manifest in a positive way you shift away from thought patterns focused on ‘what you don’t want’ (thoughts that are no longer serving you). Instead you invite in ‘what you do want’ a shift that can bring real and noticeable change.
Of course, there is a level of commitment and growth involved when it comes to manifesting. What a world it would be if we could quickly jot down all the things we want in life and suddenly they came true! Our beliefs about life and about ourselves greatly impact our ability to manifest our hopes and dreams. For example if we choose to manifest a new job that fulfills us creatively and rewards us financially yet are holding onto a belief that ‘Well paid work is never enjoyable’ this kind of belief can counterbalance your manifestation work. A huge part to successfully manifesting is a true belief that things can and will change.
Many years ago I was taught by my meditation teacher to ‘follow the charm’ in life and just let it flow. I did just that and manifested my dreams and followed those charms, yet as time went by with my daily practice I discovered that following that ooze of charm kept taking me off track. I became distracted by my ego that was searching down other pathways for fulfillment that weren’t necessarily doing my Higher Self a favour.
I since then discovered that as well as observing my beliefs, some will power is also required to keep me aligned and on focus to manifest those dreams. This means resisting some of those niggling desires that pull you into the decisions that have negative karmic consequences.
Life seems to be speeding up, the pace of life is increasing, the information flow is beyond anything we have ever seen before and many people are trying to keep up with it all. If you find ‘staying on track’ with your manifestations challenging and you get pulled of course, you aren’t alone.
Revisiting your goals and your dreams can help to keep you on your chosen pathway. Your ego can distract you at times, so if this has happened to you, without judgment, simply go back to stillness and remind yourself where you were heading.
If you are new to manifesting, you don’t need to wait until next January to start. You can begin to manifest your future at any time.
Here are my top 5 tips:
1. Create a vision board and place it in your bedroom or desk at work. (Somewhere you will see it everyday).
On your board stick words and images that will represent what you’d like to create, i.e. your hopes and your dreams.
2. Write a list of 5-10 inspirational books that you would like to read.
I recommend Philosophers Notes where they condense some of the most inspiring books! Look at areas in your life you feel you could use some extra guidance and seek out knowledge in this area through reading.
3. Keep a manifesting journal or write a list of areas you wish to manifest great change.
A good friend of mine, Melissa Ambrosini suggests writing a letter to yourself today and then open it in December before the new year. Mel suggests starting the letter something like this:
WOW! Wasn’t this a kick ass year? Your book was published. It was an instant, massive hit, becoming a New York Times bestseller.
Then Melissa says…
Your letter can be one page long or ten. It really doesn’t matter. Get as specific and creative as you want. GO nuts! Dream big and do NOT hold back, beautiful. The idea is to paint a BIG picture of how you want 2014 to pan out.
4. Take some time to sit quietly, and be totally honest with yourself about where your pathway has lead you and where you had wanted to be at this time in life.
Observe if any unpleasant sensations come up? Use those feelings to inspire some change. Often we can do things we don’t like for long periods of time without really being honest with ourselves. You are worthy of living an amazing life. Step up and embrace the change to do something incredible!
5. Make a commitment to yourself to put aside time each day to nourish yourself in stillness.
Opening life up ‘to the possibility of change’ really speeds that change up. Can you feel it already? To help you through this create spaces in your day for stillness in meditation. Take time out to BE and to feel. If meditation and stillness is on your to-do-list, make a commitment to put this to action.
So it’s time to pause, re-assess, check in with yourself and ask if are you still aligned with your hopes and dreams. And if you haven’t moved towards them, it’s not too late. There’s plenty of time to set your visions and create something truly beautiful for yourself. Why? Because simply you can, and you’re worth it!
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