I don’t know about you, but over the past few months I’ve heard everyone rave about manifestation.
I’ve heard people say it brought them their job or travels (pre-lockdown of course) or sense of self, which all sounds great, right? But also, it sounds ethereal, a bit too good to be true, right?
The whole idea of manifestation is that you regularly write down what goal you want to achieve or energy you want to attract and as you focus on that you naturally manifest it into your life or into existence.
I’ll be the first one to admit that I didn’t really believe that manifestation worked. Yet, as soon as I started manifesting, things I wanted to happen, began to.
At the end of June, I wrote I wanted to make a set amount of money from my side hustles in July. Before this point I had made a grand total of £0 and spent more than I care to think about on them.
Around 10 minutes later I had an email of a collaboration offering over double the amount I had written down.
Now, I don’t believe in coincidences. They’re just spooky right? Things happen for a reason – you just might not know what that reason is. Why don’t dogs live forever? I don’t know, it seems pretty cruel to me, but there’s a reason (and don’t just say science).
So I tried manifesting again. Then it worked, again.
And again, and again.
I manifested moving to London and living with friends. Freelance work, new brand collaborations, paid collaborations, writing more… I could go on and on.
Now I manifest as regularly I can, which has fallen slightly way ward with the move, but after a good chat with Chloe, I’m back on track.
It really helps with focus too, to show up and take small actions that work towards what you want to achieve or the version of yourself you want to become.
Chloe explained it really well. She said: “If you went into Subway and asked for a sandwich, you’d get one. But it might not be one that you wanted. Whereas if you asked for the filling and sauce and salad you wanted, you’d get it. It’s kind of the same with manifesting.”
Now don’t be fooled. I’ve not become a yogi-green-drinking-positive-vibes-all-day gal and I haven’t achieved every goal I’ve set out (yet) but I’m much closer than I was.
I think the key is to be open minded about it. It might not bring you exactly what you wanted, but you’ll be closer to the goal than you would have been without manifesting.
It’s also trusting in yourself, having the self-belief that you actually can do whatever you want to do. You can achieve it, it isn’t beyond you or your abilities.
If you believe in yourself and that things will work out, you work from a possibilities mindset, where you can identify and work towards different opportunities.
I do genuinely believe that manifesting works. I also think that you have to be prepared to work for what it is you want to achieve, it doesn’t just happen to you, you have to put some time and effort into it as well.
It helps you to believe in yourself and have faith that good things will happen to you, by remembering all the good things that have happened before. Whilst it definitely takes work, it really can change your whole mindset.
If you’re new to manifesting, I highly recommend the Vibe & Flow 90 Day Manifestation & Mindset Goal Setting Journal.
Have you tried manifesting? What has it brought you?