There are many different schools of thought on how to manifest. They range from vision boards, goal setting and affirmations to mediation, visualisation and releasing blocks to our own self worthiness.
When one speaks of manifestation, many times we think about manifesting the ideal job, an ideal partner or abundance specially financial. The book, “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrnes took on the world in 2006 by focusing on manifesting what you wanted in life. There are so many self-help and motivational speakers/gurus/teachers out there who say the same things – just in different ways – on the power of manifestation.
A quote attributed variably to Lao Tzu and Mahatma Gandhi says:
“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character.“
The truth is our thoughts are powerful, powerful enough to create our “reality”. It happens in our daily life, it happens on a global scale. I believe that our thoughts are vibrations, and like a signal sent out into the Universe, the more we focus on these thoughts the more energy is put into it. Now, multiply that with the masses. Can you imagine the amount of energy being created? That’s mass consciousness. I’m not a specialist in this, but I will say that whomever it was who first uttered the words to the idea – to change the world, change has to come from within – hit the mark.
When this mandala was created, I had this image in my mind on how it would look. Now, usually when these mandalas are created, I may have one thing in mind…but it usually feels like these mandalas have another 😉 In this case…well it’s partially true.
I’m putting this down in point form so that it’s easier to follow (and to stop me from rambling too much):
- Our thoughts create our realities. It is the same when we want to manifest anything. Thought is important, awareness is also important.
- Visualising and “seeing” what you want unfold in your mind’s eye. When I attended a workshop conducted by Anne Jones years ago, she thought us to visualise our dreams and aspirations. Here’s the thing though. Not all of us can actually visualise stuff. So, if you can’t don’t worry about it. See the words that describe what you want. Or write it down. Or draw it out.
- An important aspect of manifesting is to be honest with yourself. It’s just you, so be honest. If you want to attain fame and fortune, be internationally recognised for what you do, be adored by admiring fans…that’s fine. Hey, it’s cool to want to have our ego stoked once in a while (Wise words from my little sis). Be honest to yourself as to what you want and why you want it. If we can’t do that, then..well..it sort of defeats the purpose of manifesting. The thing is this. Always remember that the Universe, even though to us may seem unfair, is always fair and just. When manifesting something remember that. Because karma unlike the popular memes..has nothing to do with the other person. It has everything to do with us. What WE sow, WE reap.
- Feel it. In your heart. Get excited. Smile. See it happen. Know it will happen.
- Don’t be afraid. When we want to manifest, the important thing is to be confident that we are ready to receive it – the financial abundance, that ideal partner, the recognition – and all that comes along with it. Oh! and it will be good and awesome.
The colours of the mandala and the energy infused into it embrace the above 5 points. I know that sometimes it can be hard. Being honest even to ourselves, may be hard. It’s this deep feeling of not being worthy or that it isn’t right or it won’t happen for me. I know because I have the same issues. However, I am working on it. There’s also the fear. It’s hard to explain, but when we want to manifest something totally awesome for ourselves, it can come with this tinge of fear – it’s as if we want it, but we aren’t really sure we can handle it. The problem with that is when you look at it as an energetic flow – these thoughts and fears can disrupt the flow of energy coming towards us. It’s like the delivery service for something you ordered. You’re excited about receiving your food but the fears and doubts about eating take out become road blocks. So the truck needs to take a detour, and the food gets cold or loses it’s taste or gets jostled with half of it ending up on the floor of the truck. What you then receive isn’t what you manifested.
The practice of manifestation doesn’t only gain us what we want. I also feel that it teaches us to rise above our fears and doubts – about ourselves. That in itself is something worthy to have experienced 🙂