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Manifestation is the practice of consciously tuning our energy to match the vibration of our desires and attracting our desires into our lives.
There are a few things I wish I had known about manifestation right when I started because knowing them and deeply understanding them earlier would have made manifesting my desires easier.
When I first learned about manifestation, I thought this meant that in order to manifest what I wanted, I had to always think positive and feel good. I wanted to manifest more money to travel and I wasn’t able to for so long. What I realized I was doing was that I tried to force myself to feel positive feelings, even if deep down I was feeling anger and resentment.
Instead of processing these unwanted feelings, I suppressed them. This only caused me more harm and what I realized in hindsight was that I was actually blocking my manifestations from coming through.
Something I learned early on was that we all have a unique way of manifesting our desires—and that one manifestation technique that works well for one person might not work for someone else. From reading about how to manifest my desires online, I came across countless different manifestation techniques and methods, like scripting, doing affirmations, and using water to manifest.
Even after trying numerous of these manifestation methods, I still didn’t see any results and it only left me feeling discouraged, as if there was something wrong with me. But these methods didn’t work for me because I missed the embodiment piece of it. To easily understand embodiment, it is when an idea or concept “lands” and integrates within our bodies. With manifesting, this happens by paying attention to how things feel, and I wasn’t tuned into my feelings.
Here are four things I wish I knew earlier about manifestation:
1. It’s not about what you do
Many of the manifestation teachings out there are focusing on specific tools and daily practices, like scripting, journaling, or doing affirmations. We can be doing all the right things, but if we’re missing the embodiment piece of it, we still might not see results.
The Universe only responds to our vibration and at the core of our vibration is who we are being. When we can step into the version of ourselves who already has what it is that we want to manifest, we simultaneously shift the vibration we emit out into the Universe.
2. It’s all about how you feel
What’s most important is how we feel throughout the day and to feel into the vibe of already having our desires. The manifestation tools and practices are not wrong, but if they don’t make you feel good, they’re not right for you.
If, for example, scripting every morning gets you into a total flow state and makes you feel good, go for it! If it makes you overwhelmed and just feels like one more thing on your to-do list, it certainly won’t help you with manifesting your desires.
In order to manifest our desires, we need to shift our energy and vibration to match the vibration of what we want. What we think and believe and the expectations we hold about things and situations all affect how we feel, and these, in turn, impact our vibration. So, in other words, we create our vibration by the thoughts we think and the feelings we feel on a daily basis.
3. Don’t ignore your negative emotions
When people first hear about the Law of Attraction and the Law of Vibration—that state that like attracts like—they can get scared of having negative feelings and they instead try to resist feeling anything but positive feelings. They’re scared that feeling negative emotions will shift them into a low vibe state and attract more negative experiences and situations into their lives.
Have you been trying to ignore and suppress emotions like fear, resentment, guilt, and anger? Instead of repressing them, allow yourself to feel through them and process them. Emotions are basically just energy in motion. They are energy that wants to move through the body, so we have to let them move through us instead of suppressing them or holding onto them. The paradox here is that once we feel our emotions, they will be released. Unless we’re processing our emotions and getting them out of our systems, they will just block our energetic fields and not allow us to genuinely raise our vibration.
4. What you focus on grows
Everything in this Universe is just energy at its most fundamental levels—and with our attention and focus, we direct that energy.
There’s the saying, “Where focus goes, energy flows.” Therefore, what we focus on expands and we will always get more of what we focus on and this will create our reality.
Consistently focusing on what we don’t want and what we currently don’t have will only result in getting more of the experiences and things we don’t want—pulling our desires further away from us. If we focus on lack and the absence of our desires, we will attract more experiences and situations that will cause us to feel more lack.
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