I have been feeling called to write a new post for some time now, but haven’t been able to quite land on a topic that felt right. So I’ve been putting it off. I‘ve also been experiencing some intense energies lately, and sometimes these energies, although mostly positive, can make me very tired, and so I’ve felt the need to rest. But today I got an unexpected day off. I usually babysit my niece and nephew on Tuesdays (when I’m not working), but as their father (my brother), wasn’t feeling well and decided to stay home, I got the day to myself.
So last night as I went to sleep, I decided to write another blog post today, although I still didn’t really have a topic. However, as I woke up this morning, the title and topic just came to me effortlessly. Funny how that happens sometimes, when you set an intention for something, how things align as long you trust that they will, and you let go of the outcome. This is, incidentally, what I want to talk about in this post. 🙂
The law of attraction, and manifesting what you want, is a popular topic within the spiritual community. I have myself explored it on and off for many years, and developed a bit of a love-hate relationship to it. Although I do believe that there are ways to make the law of attraction work for you, and that it is possible to manifest a great life for yourself, I also think that in most teachings and courses on this subject there are important truths and steps that are missing.
One truth that is often left out, is that it takes time and quite a lot of work on yourself to be able to align with and consequently attract the things you want into your life, especially the big things, like a fulfilling career, a life partner, etc. It is not as simple as just thinking about what you want, visualizing your great life, and feeling the good emotions that come with that, and then just sit back and let the universe take care of the rest. If it was that simple, a lot more of us would live our dream life already, and looking at the world and what’s happening, it is pretty obvious that this is not the case.
The first step, I suppose, in wanting to manifest anything, is getting clear on what you want. On the surface this may seem like a simple enough thing, but already at this initial step, there are things to consider. What I have come to find, is that what is really important, is not what I want, but what my soul (or the universe, or God, or my higher self, you choose whatever expression your prefer, it ultimately equates to the same thing) wants for me. I may think I want something, and put all my efforts into achieving that, but if it is not in alignment with what my soul wants to for me, then it will not happen, no matter how much I focus on it. (Another reason why it doesn’t happen could also be that the timing is off, but I’ll talk more about that later in this post.)
The next question that will probably come to mind, then, is how do you know what your soul wants for you? That is not an easy question to answer, and in some ways we can never really know for sure, but listening for your feelings and your inner guidance is key. When we find something that lights us up, if we have talents in an area and we are really passionate about it too, then that is always a good clue. Perhaps our soul nudges us in a certain direction with synchronicities and opportunities coming in unexpected ways, and it is important to follow those. Trusting the signs that your soul (or the universe) puts in your way is vital, but that can be a challenge, as in our society we are generally not taught to listen to and look for these signs. This is where perhaps the biggest obstacle to manifesting your dreams comes in.
No matter how much we try to align with our goals, and think positive thoughts, repeat affirmations etc. they will get us nowhere if we have subconscious issues that get in the way of what we want. I stress the word subconscious, as we are not aware of these issues. We may think we have worked on ourselves and gone deep, yet there may still be stuff we haven’t looked at and that is still causing havoc in our manifestation on a subconscious level. Past traumas, both from this life and past lives, our ability to love ourselves and feel that we deserve to have what we want, karmic ties and ancestral karma can all influence our ability to manifest our dreams. We must clear these blocks in order to create our deepest desires.
Then the final step, which may appear somewhat contradictory, is to let go of any attachment to what you want. And here I will emphasize the word attachment, as I am not saying that you should let go of what you want, just the need to have it. This means that you surrender your will to your soul or the universe and trust that if what you want is for your highest good, then it will happen, but that you will be fine either way. Getting into this frame of mind can be a challenge, as attachment, and the fear of not getting what we want can be powerful barriers. However, these are again part of the blocks that I mentioned above, that get in the way of manifesting, and they need to be cleared.
From reading this far, it may seem like a daunting task to begin to try to manifest anything at all, but I don’t want all these obstacles to deter you. Thankfully, we don’t have subconscious obstacles against everything we want to manifest, or life would be extremely difficult for sure. However, if there are things that you want to achieve, and you feel very strongly that they are for you, yet they are somehow taking their sweet time to appear in your reality, it may not mean that they aren’t for you. Work on yourself and your subconscious blocks, as that will always be a good thing for you, regardless of whether it will bring you this specific thing. Your life will be better for it. And be patient! Sometimes there are lessons we need to learn, or tests that Spirit bring us, before we are ready to receive what we want.
Timing, as I mentioned above, is important. As human beings we usually want what we want today, and don’t want to wait. But trust the wisdom of the universe, of your soul. Our view is a limited one in our human body, but our higher self sees the bigger picture, and there may be reasons that may or may not be apparent later, as to why you did not get what you want when you wanted it. However, the more you can be in alignment with your soul, to communicate with your inner self and be guided by your heart, the more you will see your dreams come into fruition, and things you didn’t even dream about. This is how miracles come about!
The law of attraction teaches us that like attracts like, and that we will create in our lives what we focus on. This is true, but it is more about our overall vibration, than it is about our thoughts. And if our overall vibration is one of peace, love and gratitude, then we will attract more of that into our lives, and it will also influence our thoughts. Love is really what we are at the core of our soul, so connecting with your heart and aligning with that love, will both make you feel amazing, as well as attract more of that from outside of you. As within, so without!
I’ve recently done a little overhaul of my website, and created a meditation page, where you can listen to and/or purchase meditations with sound healing that I have created over the past few years. These meditations will help you in aligning with your soul, your heart and the love that resides there, as well as clear out obstacles that may get in the way of you being all that you can be. Feel free to check them out, and I hope that you find them helpful! I wish you all the best in your manifestation journey, and know that you deserve all the love and happiness that you desire!
Sending you love & light,