Manifestation. The buzzword which has been the talk of the town a lot recently. And all for the right reasons. But, are we rightly educated on this highly popular concept? Let’s dive in to the depths of it in this article.
Everything we want to achieve in our life starts out in the mental dimension first, before it can show up via our actions in the physical world. We think it(visualize), we chew on it(analyze), and then put efforts to bring it to fruition. That’s how it works, right?
Manifestation starts right on from the visualization stage where one creates mental images of one’s future self achieving a goal or a dream. Visualization is a conscious exercise, the power of our thought process to create mental images that help design our future.
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What Manifesting is and What it isn’t?
There has been a lot of confusion on this one, for reasons understandable. So let’s get our facts straight.
As life coach Mel Robbins puts it— Manifesting is preparing your mind, body and spirit to help you take the action to get what you want. In other words, it is like a training you undergo to get to your desired goals. It’s like socializing and rehearsing your mind to help you take the steps before you actually take the steps. What you do while manifesting is that, you remove the obstacles of self-doubt, resistance, caution, minutiae and overwhelm. Taking the action is all what it boils down to, in the end.
What manifestation isn’t—
- It’s not thinking thoughts, hoping, or wishing that they come true.
- It happens when your thoughts actually inspire you to “take the required actions” to get those things.
Now, as we have our concepts cleared on manifesting, let’s look at how we can manifest whatever we want in our life in 7 proper and scientific ways—
For you to believe that you can be something in the near future, you need to act like you “are” that something already. You need to affirm your thought process and trick your mind by showing it the images of the future “you” in the present itself— be it through your way of dressing, talking, or certain mannerisms. For instance— If you want to be a successful lawyer, you will have to start dressing up like one, take active interest in debates around you, and start to speak in an assertive tone. Start by saying and repeating— “I am …..” (insert your dream identity) to yourself every single day, stick the words on your bathroom mirror or your cupboard, and there you go! This is how you align energies to get to your goals.
Meditation is surely a quite underrated step in the journey of manifestation. A person who meditates on a regular basis is known to have a heightened balance between their mind, body and spirit; a connection to their best self. Studies show that practicing meditation and deep breathing exercises helps to remove the early barriers we have in our manifesting journey, i.e., fear, self-doubt, unwillingness, overwhelm and various anxieties. It helps to calm down that overthinking mind and helps create focus.
Scripting is a powerful way to start your manifesting journey. What you do here is a simple activity— you write down, say, 5 things that you really want from your life in your journal every morning when you wake up. It can be the same five things everyday or different on different days. No matter how audacious or impossible they might seem right now in your head. The important thing here is, you’re putting them down with a pen on a paper. By doing this, you’re giving yourself the permission to dream without limitations. Also, writing your dreams each day makes them take a concrete shape and gives them a certain amount of power.
You are sending signals to your brain that you deserve those things, that you “do” want them. On the other hand, if you’re not writing them down, you’re not completely honest with yourself about what you really want and thus allowing your fears, anxieties, and self-doubts to party whenever they want in your mind, and nobody would want that, isn’t it?
By doing this simple exercise, you train your mind every single morning to allow you to dream with the lid off.
Power of Objectivity:
This includes looking at your situation from other person’s perspective, the one who is bolder, more creative, more efficient, the one who you think highly of. It’s removing yourself from the situation, inserting this person you idolize, and thinking— what would this person do in this particular situation? Immediately you will notice a mind shift, a gush of energy, a bold new perspective flowing through you. It’s fascinating how that works. You will immediately start coming up with ways you need to solve the situation.
Visualizing the steps and “not the end goal”:
This is the step where most people get stuck in their manifesting journey because popular opinion pushes us to believe that we need to visualize the reward or the end goal. The fact that the end goal can only be reached through certain steps, through putting in that hard work, is completely disregarded by people and therefore they tend to go blank on reaching this step.
This also explains why vision boards aren’t that effective in manifesting because what you put on them is the end goal. If you just focus on your end goals, like having a dream vacation, or getting that dream job, you will notice that you would soon become unmotivated and lost. That’s exactly where manifesting enters the scene. It isn’t about the end goal, it’s about walking on that bridge that connects your dream and the end goal. It’s about visualizing yourself doing the work, which leads you to putting in that work. It’s only through your actions that you will get the result that you want.
Feel what it feels like doing the work:
Feeling how you would be working towards your goal is quite an underrated yet a highly important step. Feeling that feeling magnifies the imagery in your mind, lowers that resistance further and leads you to eventually taking the action. You will start to feel a sense of pride that you’re doing the work. This feeling of pride then acts as a booster. You not only have to feel the steps, you have to feel the pride it will bring to you.
It’s almost like a training run before a marathon. You don’t visualize crossing the finish line. You visualize the steps it would take to cross the finish line.
Which gets us to our last point…
You need to “do” the work:
The last yet the most important of all, which nobody would tell you to do. Yes, it’s time to put in that work which you have visualized all through your manifesting journey. Surprise! It won’t be as difficult as you thought it to be, because you’ve already visualized the steps, the work that you need to put in in order to reach your goals. And now, all that “training” is going to help you get what you want. This step would make your manifesting journey complete for real.
We saw here that manifesting isn’t about hoping or wishing things, it’s actually thinking about the steps that would lead to our dreams or goals and completing them one by one, just like putting together pieces in a jigsaw puzzle.
As the actor Jim Carrey said, and I quote,
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality, what we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying… that I’m the proof, that you can ask the universe for it. Because life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you. How do I know this? I don’t. But I’m making a sound, and that’s the important thing.”
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