The Art of Manifesting
Yes, Spring has finally Sprung!! It’s a time for visioning, setting goals for the year ahead, and with a second full moon this month, a Blue Moon, what better time to set some intentions and start manifesting what you want from life.
When it comes to manifesting it doesn’t actually matter when you do it – full moons, new moons, beginning of the season or month, beginning of the year, beginning of the week, a new day or any symbolic moment in your life. Any particular time you feel drawn to creating a new beginning is a great time for setting intentions and manifesting. Listen to your intuition – if you are wanting to make changes then “now” is a good time to start. In terms of Seasons, Spring is the perfect time for looking ahead, for setting out what you want to achieve in the year ahead. Planting those seed intentions and then nurturing them throughout the year so that they can grow and expand.
I like to create some rituals, to create a space to think and dream. Nothing overly complicated, do what feels right for you. You might want to light a candle, grab a notebook, have an object with you that will be symbolic of the change. Meditate to get you into calm and focussed state of mind. Then start to dream.
- What do you want to achieve over the next year?
Be specific, dream, but start to create a clear picture in your mind of what you want to achieve, how it looks. Take time to really explore that picture in your mind and see how it feels through all 5 senses. Let go of the if’s, but’s and maybe’s – this is your dream and it is limitless. What does that dream look like? Explore that picture – the sights, sounds, smells. How does it feel? How do you look in that picture?
Once you have this picture your unconscious mind can start looking for opportunities that align with your dreams.
- Why do you want to achieve this?
Understanding why you want this, what your purpose is, gives you a context for achieving your goals. Like having a compelling picture in your mind, having a compelling reason for what you want to achieve is great for keeping you on track.
Make sure that reason is for you and not linked to someone else’s expectations.
- What do you need to do to achieve your dream?
Now you have this compelling picture in your mind you can start thinking about the steps that you need to achieve it. It might be a big goal or dream so start breaking it down into chunks. What can you start doing now that aligns to your dream and will help you? What tasks are on a slightly longer timeframe? Plan them out, write them down.
Once you start breaking it down into smaller chunks what might seem like an impossible dream suddenly looks achievable.
- What do you need to let go of?
What is stopping you moving forward with this dream? What is holding you back? Acknowledge these things. Ask what purpose they are serving in your life. Wht are they holding you back? The majority of times it is fear that holds us back – fear of the unknown, fear of change. If this dream is something that you really want then something has to change.
Can you let go of these things that are holding you back and no longer serving you? Revisit that picture in your mind of what you want to achieve – make that picture so bright and compelling.
- Take Action in alignment with your dreams
Start taking action – start making progress on those small steps that you’ve identified. Don’t put them off. It’s amazing how quickly times passes by so start taking action NOW – by taking action in alignment with your goals you are sending a powerful message to the universe that this is where you are going, this is what you want. Once you start taking small actions it also reinforces the dream in the unconscious mind and it will keep looking for opportunities. Keep taking small steps forward and the plan will start to come to fruition.
When we take action that’s not in alignment we are sending messages to the brain that it doesn’t really matter, it confuses the brain & it will direct us back towards comfortable habits.
Take action now. Do it with purpose and focus. No half-hearted measures.
- Stay open to possibilities and opportunities
Don’t become too rigid in your goals. In Spring time when we set goals we can become too wooden, allow space for flexibility, for new ideas and opportunities to present themselves and above all, allow space for magic to happen.
When we stay open it is amazing what opportunities might present themselves to get you to where you need to be.
- Tune into, and Listen to, your intuition.
Sometimes we become so fixed on our goals that we say yes to things that seem like they might be good but our intuition says “No”. They might be part of someone else’s dream and tempting as it sounds might not be quite in alignment with what you are doing. Listen to your gut instincts
When we are manifesting new things we are manifesting changes to the current status quo and change can be uncomfortable thing. Pushing us out of our comfort zone, into unknown territory. Be curious about where that could take you, get excited about where that could take you. See it as an exciting new adventure full of learning, full of new possibilities.
Where will your dreams take you?