Heading into a new year is always a great time to set yourself up for positive change, but you can step into manifestation anytime you have a need.
If you’re trying to manifest your best life or just something in particular that you desire or need, read the original post The Art of Manifestation first, which is the general outline.
This additional info came about because we had so many requests for more guidance and instruction.
Yes, we could have done a YouTube or Podcast, but figured a blog might be a better way to have things at your fingertips.
I have included a list of sleep meditations at the end which are related to some of the topics in this post. You might have your own, but I have found the energy of Nicky Sutton to be particularly powerful. Give them a try!
Dean’s Top Tip
When I asked Dean what his top tip was for successful manifestation, he made a typical Dean-type comment: “You need to get out of your own way!”
You need to get out of your own way!
I guess my addition to this is “don’t overthink it” and “keep it simple”.
And don’t forget this is all about energy.
Manifesting is just about creating more energy of the type you want to have in your life!
The Negative Mind
Sometimes our past experiences keep us stuck in fear or in a negative space. Worry that we will repeat the same mistake or get the same outcome can dog our attempts to move forwards.
Anything which comes into our life need not affect us negatively if we choose not to give it attention. However, it may be that unconsciously we are giving attention to something that has its own energy in our life, while on the surface we are going through the motions of trying to manifest.
We can spend time doing the steps, while at the back of our mind, in what can be a low grade way, the ego can be saying things like “it didn’t work last time”, “I’m not worthy”, “I don’t believe in it”.
These persistent thoughts can sabotage your best efforts and while they may naturally occur, it’s important to recognise that this is the ego stepping up to overcome the soul intention. Ego can have a tendency to shout loudly, so you need to shout loudest!
When you refuse to pay attention to something like this that comes up, these thoughts, experiences and even past circumstances lose their impact on your vibrational frequency.
We often talk about thoughts being the creator of our reality, but thoughts in and of themselves are empty vessels, they are distractions of the ego vying for your attention.
You give them power by saying “yes” or dismiss them by just saying “no thanks”.
Sounds simple? Yes it actually is. You just need to practice and you’ll find yourselves more and more quickly waking up to the ego trying to trip you up.
Declutter your life
This heading started off at the end of the post, but then I realised this is actually a very important first step in manifesting if you’re not aware of it.
This doesn’t mean empty out your house so you can buy more stuff, but declutter your mind and your heart and create some energetic space in which to bring in the new, positive energy of your needs and desires.
Imagine that you have a vessel which is full to the brim with stuff or energy. It might be good stuff that you want to keep – love, kindness, friendship and so on. There might also be less good stuff such as lack of self-worth, anger, failure, negative thoughts. So a big mix of different energies filling up your vessel to the brim. In order to create more energy (or manifest more stuff), you need to make space, otherwise you are trying to put more energy into an already full vessel and it’s not going to work.
So this is a great opportunity to really take a look at what’s working and what’s not working energetically. What negative thoughts or emotions, for example, are constantly being dripped into your vessel.
Work on the things that are holding you back, look at the things that you struggle with and find strategies to move beyond, to stand in your light and be the best version of yourself right in this moment. That way you create some space to bring in the good and the desirable.
I’ve listed a few things below that you might not have thought about or have thought about but don’t see the whole thread!
Why and what have we chosen?
It’s good to take a little dive into what your perception or belief is around why you don’t have what you want, can’t achieve what you need or the feeling you keep missing opportunities.
A big part of this question if you are struggling to manifest your best life should be about what you chose and put in place for this lifetime before you actually incarnated?
Really? Did you do that?!
Most of you will know by now that one of my core beliefs about life is based around our life choices prior to incarnation, and this concept can help enormously when things get a bit challenging!
Lately I’ve been suggesting to people that they ask the question “am I done here?”, which can often help us move on from treading the same frustrating path, allowing us to manifest more powerfully.
Sometimes, but not always, an inability to manifest is because what we are trying to attract is about desire (dare I say greed??) rather than need. There’s nothing wrong with wanting something, but do we sometimes take it to excess?
Do you need that luxury overseas holiday, does your child need to go to the top private school, do you need a new Ferrari if you have to achieve it by creating more debt, working too hard, creating more stress.
Often the desire for more and more and better and better stuff is to fill a void, to compensate for something that is missing, not in our lives but in ourselves and in our hearts.
Clear the Ancestral Line
Perhaps this desire doesn’t even come from you and your incarnation, but maybe it’s coming down the ancestral line.
Is there a family history of lack? Did you grow up with a parent telling you there wasn’t enough money, time, support, etc?
Were your grandparents battlers, living hand to mouth and pay to pay?
Has someone further up the line lived in poverty, lived through deprivations of war or imprisonment, or experienced lack in some way. Often you see frugality in that particular generation and their obsession with providing over-generously for the family. But this strong focus on ‘lack’ may cause greed or carelessness with resources to manifest in the next generation or two, then it circles around to a feeling of lack or loss again.
This potential inability to manifest what you want and need may not be your stuff, but go some way up the ancestral line. An energetic block to moving on from that particular situation.
Sometimes to recognise the energy that comes down the line and to cut the chord that connects you to this energy is helpful. Your awareness of the issue may be all that is required to clear the energy both up the line for yourself and down the line for the future generations.
In the same vein, do you need to explore the concept of Soul Contracts?
A Soul Contract is different to an issue that has come down an ancestral line, in that it may only affect yourself and your relationship with someone else or with your immediate family in this lifetime. It is possible of course to have a Soul Contract over several incarnations where the contract has not been completed and you have to repeat the process because the personal lesson has not been learned.
Is this perception of lack, or a genuine lack, part of a contract you have set up to work through in this lifetime with a friend, partner (including business partner) or family member?
Are you done, is the contract completed but you’re hanging on, and could you actually move forward from this energy to begin to manifest what you really want and need now? Perhaps the ground hog day experience of doing it over and over is unnecessary?!
Again, ask yourself the question “am I done here”?
Energy of the Chakras
Where we are blocked can be quite insightful and I often ask clients to think about and feel into where they sense the pain or the emotion in their body. Then we will consider this area in relation to the particular energy centre or chakra relative to this.
For instance, have you looked at the energy of your Solar Plexus?
This is where the energy of our ancestors sits (kidney energy) and our fears and anxieties often begin and reside. A blocked solar plexus can keep you stuck in the energy of fear and anxiety, and tied into the family stuff of guilt, shame, responsibility, poverty, and so on.
Are you well grounded in your Base Centre?
If you’re not grounded you will find it difficult to move out of survival mode, which is the energy at the base centre. So often as light workers we spend a lot of time working on opening the higher centres, and drawing the light down through the crown, but our grounding at the base is wobbly at best. Being grounded is fundamental to manifesting effectively.
We are constantly told that our Heart Centre needs to be open and we need to live in the energy of love, but if we haven’t cleared our stuff, opening up and living through the heart can leave us vulnerable and unable to connect effectively with this energy.
On the other hand, if your Heart is fully closed, perhaps through trauma – ancestral as well as this lifetime – then there may be fear and hatred, anger and perhaps even violence due to the hurt experienced and lack of love. We see this so much in our world today.
However, working on the energy of the High Heart, which sits between the heart and the throat, and which some call the Thymus Centre, will help open the Heart Centre or keep it open. It links the Base, Heart and the Throat chakra, the expression of love of the heart, and helps create a feeling of togetherness, of feeling a part of the whole.
The High Heart holds our karmic blueprint, the pattern of our life’s work. Our identity, our deepest sense of self comes from here. It also holds some of our deepest fear and pain and some of our worst karma, the stuff we have to work through and release or transmute.
Interestingly, I’ve always understood that vaccination blocks this chakra (and blows out the Base Centre in babie and children), preventing us from accessing our blueprint, locking us out of experiencing our true identity, which involves our connection with Source.
Many children who have been affected by vaccination and who are identified as being on the spectrum have been locked out of their Heart and Thymus chakras.
And the elephant in the room, but which was an awakening and opening experience for many, is the recent energy of Covid which swept the globe, dividing communities and families and forcing people to make choices they didn’t want to make, or which they later regretted. Many people took the opportunity through the unbalancing effect of the new “vaccines” to leave the planet. Whether they are now overseeing our future progress or regrouping to come back and experience another aspect of this process, we’ll have to wait and see!
Sometimes along the line where there has been grief or trauma in the form of relationship break downs, abuse, loss of a partner, accident or injury – anything really – we leave little bits of our soul at these points. Almost like a marker for us of what happened, a reminder that these particular events have affected us energetically. Perhaps on some level it’s guilt that drives us to leave fragments, or maybe it really is just the trauma and inability to move on.
The trouble is that if we’ve left these little pieces of our soul behind, we are not whole and we are trying to manifest from this point of fragmentation, so a little focus on this perspective may also help with the process of creating what we need or want.
I’ve shared one of Nicky Sutton’s sleep meditations at the bottom which I’ve personally found quite powerful for this issue. Tried many things with many practitioners? GIve this one a go. It may just be the catalyst because it works at the unconscious level.
Don’t overthink it
Having said all of the above, don’t overthink it!
I just wanted to share some of my thoughts because it may be a light bulb moment for some of you who are stuck and looking for answers. You probably don’t need the answer, but for many of us putting the pieces together can be helpful.
Keep it simple, be focused and then leave the energy to work its magic.
What message do we send to the Universe?
Be careful what you wish for!
What we can end up doing in the pursuit of perfection is that we create a vision board, or in my case, write a few notes on a square of paper. Then the next day, we look at it again and decide it’s not quite right, it’s not perfect, it may not work. So we adjust, we rewrite, we recreate and we go again.
But what happens every time you redo it or go back and think about it, is that you’re adding to the message you are sending to the universe.
Day 1: I want this
Day 2: Oh no, actually I want this
Day 5: I think this format looks and sounds better
Day 10: Hmmm, maybe I didn’t do that right, let’s throw this in the bin and start it again.
So you’re sending one message at the beginning but then through lack of grounding and focus, you can end up adding layers of confusion to what may well have been beautifully clear and reasonably spontaneous energy on Day 1.
If you are going to screw up your first effort, bin it and try again, energetically it can be useful to tell the universe that this attempt is negated and holds no energy for you, and now here is the current version you wish to manifest.
The Universe is very conservative and will always choose the path of least resistance to achieve the goals you set. Don’t think nothing is happening. You just can’t always see the route!
Sometimes it’s good to start small with your manifestation, like having a practice run.
Dean always tells the story, because it stuck in his mind, of a friend who came to one of our prosperity workshops. She created a vision board and all that was on the board was a black cat. Just a picture of a black cat cut from a magazine. Within the week she had a black kitten!
So maybe you want to manifest the money to pay your electricity bill or put new tyres on your car. Don’t sit and wonder how it will happen, where that money will come from, just put it on the vision board and then leave it be. These smaller items can often turn up very quickly, especially these days.
Once you start to see basic things appearing your confidence in your ability to manifest will grow.
Big things can take time
Wouldn’t it be great if we sent a message to the universe saying we needed a house and it happened the next day?
Well sometimes it really does, but big things do sometimes take time. There may be a process that has to happen to put everything in place for this to manifest for you.
Sometimes you have to become more observant as to what else is manifesting for you.
I could give quite a few examples of people who manifested perfect jobs and perfect partners. Sometimes jobs are quick and sometimes so are partners, but often it’s a case of plodding on and working with gratitude for everything you already have, while waiting patiently.
Actually the waiting almost wants to not be waiting. Put it out there and then continue on with your life!
I know many teachers suggest you look at your vision board every day, you stick it on the back of the toilet door where you see it every time you go in there or on the bathroom mirror. This can be a useful process to ingrain the energy of what you’re manifesting and create a positive space, however the universe heard you the first time!
I almost feel like this enforced repetition is desperation or impatience or perhaps even energetic greed?? You decide for yourself how this is going to work for you.
I’ve always put my vision boards on scrappy notes, put them away and got on with my life. I may come across them six or twelve months later and realise that what was on my list has come to pass!
Consider the consequences of what you wish for?
Again, be careful what you wish for and do consider the consequences as you go through the process!
While I do say don’t overthink it, do consider the fact that wishing for your colleague’s job may mean that your colleague, who has six children under six to feed and a mortgage to service, may lose that job so you can have it! Or wishing that you owned the house across the road where the old lady lives may mean she has to pass over for that to happen. Extreme examples I know, but always important to consider what you may take from someone else with an ill conceived vision board.
You can add caveats to your vision board if you want, but don’t make it a legal document!
Working with Gratitude
I often suggest to my clients that they work with a gratitude journal.
It’s a good focus to be grateful for the little things every day. Yes, it can be something big like your new car arrived or something really small like the sour dough loaf you’ve been perfecting was . . . perfect!
I found a beautiful handmade notebook the other day dating back to 2004, when life was quite hard, we had a small child and not a lot of money, my practice was busy and I worked myself into the ground trying to keep it busy and to get it out there – no social media in those days!
Every day I had written a list of 5 things to be grateful for and sometimes they were very, very small gratitudes.
But gratitude is energy and the universe feels how genuine this is and perhaps how deserving you are?
Are you deserving or not?
And finally . . . don’t even go there! We are all worthy because stuff is just energy. Feeling not worthy is a thought or a feeling we’re stuck in. I know because I’ve been there and once I let that go, things started to manifest.
I didn’t even work on letting go, I just stopped the thought!
If every time you perceive that you’ve failed because you are not deserving, you will often internalize it and process it as a bad thing. Then you’ll likely label yourself a bad person or just a failure and you’re really missing the point.
These perceived failures are there to teach you a lesson, to give you an opportunity to turn things around and look from a different perspective at something that is holding us back.
Here’s a very positive and insightful way of looking at loss and failure just as an example of how to put a positive spin on it:
“If I could make money, achieve that, do that in the past, I can do it again”.
Think of it all as the game of life and try not to stay too long in the “LIFE IS OVER” mentality.
Again, what we already have and what we want to have are just energy. It has nothing to do with your worth!
And remember my most favourite and often most shocking comment: we are already masters, we just need to remember and accept!
We are already masters, we just need to remember and accept
Creating your Vision Board/Prosperity Wheel 101
Here’s a little stick figure drawing of how you could do your vision board or prosperity wheel.
It can be super simple, like a list or it could be beautifully illustrated with hand drawings or magazine pictures.
It’s about the intention you put into it and put out there.
Just remember, it needs to be written in the present tense, not asking for things to come in the future or they never come!
You need to step into feeling as if you already have what you are trying to manifest in your life, you need to live it.
I do also think that the gratitude words (in the box bottom right) are important, but maybe that’s just me.
Pop a picture of yourself (or even just your name and date of birth) in the centre of the page or sheet of card, surrounded by a circle (your energy field). Put the things you want to manifest on or inside the circle, not outside it.
Connect the items you want to manifest to your picture with lines.
Add a few descriptive words if you want to, add your name and the date and you’re ready to go.
Yes you can create a ritual, offer it up at the full moon or the new moon or the solstice, but why wait?
Get to it!
Remember you don’t have to believe in it for it to work. I know, I’ve consciously manifested for almost 20 years.
Don’t like what you have or don’t have what you want?
You can change it!
Here’s a list of sleep meditations from one of my favourite Spotify artists. The longer ones are designed to be listened to while you sleep and to encourage change on the subconscious level, ie they shortcut the ego and the conscious mind.
They are powerful and they will bring change!