You are a manifestor. You have always been manifesting.
You have been a co-creator of your experiences right from the day you gained consciousness.
Your thoughts, your belief systems and your mindset have been attracting every experience in your life. Everything you are experiencing right now (and you may wanna throw a pillow on my face right now) is a co-creation by YOU.
‘How To Start Manifesting’ is hence, a wrong question.
The right question is, How to start ‘Consciously’ manifesting?
We begin by accepting and taking full responsibility for our own creation. Once we understand that everything that we have attracted is based on what we have been thinking which was in turn, based on our past experiences, our traumas, our childhood, and even our past life and ancestral hurts, we can then become fully conscious of our thoughts and experiences in the present moment. With this conscious awareness, we can then start building a fresh new story.
I know a lot of you may be familiar with the classic Ask-Believe-Receive method. The only problem with it is that we really don’t know how to believe honestly! We have been so deeply hardwired to believe in lack and impossibilities that we don’t even know how to begin really believing in our desires. This is the reason why so many people end up getting frustrated with manifestation (including me at 19 after reading The Secret!!).
Here are 5 steps which can help you to really start manifesting consciously. These steps are broken down into deeper elements of cleaning up and re-wiring our belief systems to make the Ask-Believe-Receive much easier and realistic.
what do you want to manifest
As straight forward as this may sound, most of us have troubles in pin-pointing or even accepting our desires. Ask yourself, unabashedly, ‘what is it that I want?’
‘What is it that I want to truly experience?’
‘What have I been craving for?’
This is the first step of manifesting, and very important step at that, to accept your desire for what it is. When you sit down to do this, I would suggest you take a 24-hour social media detox so that your desires are not influenced by any outside source.
Excuses and ego’s loud voice may want to interfere at this point, but give yourself permission to focus solely on your desire. If everything was taken care of, “What would you still deeply desire?”
Spend some time here and get candid with yourself. It may seem frustrating to you if you have never done this before but know that this is only because you thought you were not allowed to live your dreams. I believe if you are here, reading this blog post, most likely you have already given yourself the permission to do that – and Thank God you did!
Once you recognize your desire, write that down.
why are you manifesting it
Your desire doesn’t have to be super special or super cliched. It can be unique, it can be awkward, it can be big or small, it can be whatever it wants to be. It’s yours.
Nonetheless, it’s important to ask yourself ‘why do you want what you want’.
This question will not just bring you clarity but will also give you an opportunity to re-think your desire and build positive intentions around it.
Your desire to own a Tesla is totally valid and acceptable unless it exists because
- your neighbour/favourite instagrammer owns it
- you think it will make you look a certain way
- you think it will give you the permission to be happy
- you think you will be able to prove that you’re rich or you’ve made it
These are belief systems rooted in ego, jealousy and lack. They give energy which doesn’t align to the energy at which your desire exists (ie. a higher vibration of love, abundance, unity consciousness etc.). Hence, manifesting from this place will not be healthy or wise.
At this point, re-consider why do you want what you want.
If any of the above reasons hold true, it’d be wise of you to re-consider your desire. If you’re still certain of your desire, think how can you fill it with positive intentions instead. Your new story could look like:
this car is environment friendly and makes me contribute to the well being of this planet
this car will be a match to my already-existing abundant energy
i feel energetic and inspired to manifest this desire
Manifesting this car will inspire everyone around me to claim their abundance too
clean up OLD STORIES
Now that your desire is in place, before you surrender, watch out for fears roaring in the dark. As we discussed when we started this article, there can be fears about this manifestation not coming to light based on certain belief systems, stories you grew up with, family and society influence, etc.
The good news is that any of these fears are not yours and even a better news, they are not real. They are illusions. You have unconsciously adapted them. Now that you are conscious, you can clean them up. There can be fears like:
this is too big/good to come true
i am not worthy
i am not ready
i am incapable
Whatever your fearful story is, you can clean it up. A simple acknowledgement works wonder for our healing and manifesting process. You can dig deeper in your psyche to see where these fears are coming from (a childhood memory?). You can clear them up by journaling, reiki, eft, affirmations, chord-cutting meditation, visualization, hypnosis etc. Find your method and trust it when you use it.
manifesting signs and guidance
Your job now remains to remain conscious and aware. You have initiated a manifesting process and the Universe shall offer you signs, synchronicities and next steps for actions. Aligned actions are just as important tools for manifesting as subconscious re-wiring is. We do the work on our subconscious so that we can take big, bold actions fearlessly and easily. Your manifestation work will bring you miraculous opportunities and intuitive guidance in the form of billboard signs, instagram ads, people, animal totems, dreams and many other ways.
The key of manifesting signs is to remain rooted in the present and open your eyes to read between the lines, which honestly at this point would be so simple. Follow these guidances and take leaps of action in faith.
learning SURRENDER AND FAITH
A spiritual process ask you to remain in faith and trust. A butterfly doesn’t rush its transformation. A flower doesn’t rush its opening. A tree doesn’t rush its time to bear fruits. As a collective, it’s our spiritual assignment to learn patience and unconditional faith. You will get chances to re-consider your desires, to shift your path or to re-start the process. The Universe will test you multiple times to make sure you have an authentic desire with an authentic intention. There would be baits and temptations on the way to distract you from your manifestation. However, it’s your job to remain faithful and trust for it to manifest in its perfect time. Remember, if it’s for you, nothing and no one (not even you) can mess it up.
If you are serious about manifesting, you’d certainly enjoy my 5 day Get Aligned course. It can help you do the ground work of manifestation and healing. It is packed with meditations, eft healing, and valuable content.