With a new year on the horizon, it’s a great time to let go of unhealthy habits, set new goals, and cultivate personal growth. However, it can be easy to quickly lose motivation once the hype of the new year starts to die down. To keep that from happening, here is a six-step manifestation process that will help you tap into your intuitive guidance so that you can bring your dreams to life for an amazing year.
1. Get Clear on What You Desire
An indication that change is needed often comes from knowing what doesn’t feel good and isn’t working for you anymore. Think about what area in your life this is for you. Perhaps it’s your home, love life, or health that's calling for a shift. This desired shift should come from your heart and feel exciting and inspiring. Get clarity on this desire by visiting it every day. Create a vision board, write daily about what it would look and feel like, and meditate regularly for clarity. These practices will help you stay focused on the positive things you want for yourself so that you can attract them into your life.
2. Remove the Blocks
If limiting thoughts, fears, or painful memories are blocking you from allowing something new and beautiful to come into your life, it’s time to shift your perception of them and start trusting yourself. When you're feeling called to invite something new into your life, you have the ability to handle it. Life will never give you anything you can’t handle. To clear away the limiting beliefs, write them down and challenge them. Then write down some new, supportive beliefs that are in alignment with what you desire. If you practice these new beliefs as affirmations, they'll soon become your reality.
3. Love Where You Currently Are
Learning how to love where you are when you want to be somewhere else is one of the hardest, but most important steps to practice. Whole-hearted acceptance of your given moment is crucial for positive growth. When you're feeling frustrated about your current situation, use that as a sign to pause, accept it for what it is, and send it some love. You’ll notice things start to shift and you’ll feel better about the present moment. From this state of non-resistance, positive change can start to take place.
4. Surrender to the Natural Timing of Life
When you want an aspect of your life to change, it's natural to want to force or rush things to escape your situation. However, it's important to remain patient and trust that everything will fall into place when it’s supposed to. Rushing through the journey will make you miss out on the necessary internal pre-work and you'll end up feeling stuck. When you notice that you haven't been patient, take that as a reminder to let go and release yourself back into a state of non-resistance. If you stay present and trust your intuition to be your guide, you'll be more receptive to the clues that will lead you to the correct next steps.
5. Stay Connected to Your Intuition
During your daily inner work of visualizing your desire, also ask, “Is there any step that I need to take today?” Then listen for any insights or clues for guidance. You'll know when it’s time to take action because you'll immediately feel pulled to do so with a sense of excitement and joy. This guidance may not come to you for a long time, and that’s okay. Trust your own unique path. Your answers will come to you when they are supposed to. Tip: If you’re having a hard time connecting to your intuition, meditation will help. Even five minutes a day will clear your mind and help you drop into your inner wisdom.
6. Be Ready to Act and Act Fast
You need to be ready to act on your manifestation when it finally comes knocking on your door. When a new opportunity or person immediately pulls you in, sparks your interest, and makes you feel a sense of excitement – take it. That’s your intuition telling you to step into it. However, this is where you’ll be put to the test, because just as quickly as your intuition arises, so can fear. These types of opportunities often pop up out of nowhere, which can be startling. It may also be confusing because your manifestation might not look exactly like you thought it would.
To clear away this confusion, check in with your intuition to quiet your mind of its fearful thoughts. When it’s the right choice for you, you will feel it - even if it may not seem to make logical sense at the time. Although you might be afraid and have doubts, trust your intuition and just say yes. You'll figure out the next steps as they come. Life has a way of flowing and working with you when you follow your heart.
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