Last year, heck, even last month, I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do when it came to work. There were certain things I knew that I didn’t want, which led me to create a list of preferences of things that I did want. It looked like this…
#1 – I want to be my own boss.
#2 – I want to set my own schedule.
#3 – I want to be able to work from home, or anywhere I choose.
#4 – I want to experience total creative freedom.
#5 – I want to make more than enough money to support myself.
If I were to keep that list in a future tense of, “I want…” I would be sending out a vibration of lacking those things whenever I thought about them. I knew that to manifest them into my reality, I had to convert them into a present tense form, as though they were already here and I was already experiencing them. Now the list reads…
#1 – I am my own boss.
#2 – I set my own schedule.
#3 – I work from home or anywhere I choose.
#4 – I experience total creative freedom.
#5 – I allow an unlimited amount of money to come to me.
You will probably notice that aside from changing the future to present tense, I also changed the word “earn” to “allow” in my last statement. The word allow is imperative to add to your vocabulary if you want to start manifesting a life better than the one you dreamed about.
Why is it important, you might ask? When we say, “I earned $500”, it implies that we worked for that money, and thus we are worthy only because we have done the work. When we say, “I allow $500”, it states that simply by aligning with the proper vibration, we allow wealth and health and success and all things good to flow into our being from the absolutely unlimited source of The Universe. We limit ourselves and the amount of good that can come to us when we make statements like, “I want to earn/make x amount of money.” It leads us to a false belief that we, as humans, are only deserving of such rewards if we work hard. In fact, the glorious truth is that our purpose in this existence is to experience wealth and abundance in all areas of life, simply so that we may feel the joy that comes from those experiences. We are not meant to toil and slave and burn the candle at both ends so that we can feel justified by saying, “I deserve that paycheque”, or “I earned this vacation.” Rather, what is all the more exciting, is that we can experience those rewards simply because it is our Divine Right and our purpose in this incarnation to experience ecstatic bliss. We simply have to allow it.
#5 – I allow an unlimited amount of money to come to me.
Now, before I delve deeper into why it is only important that you focus on the “What” of your desires, I want to back this bus up a few stops, as I feel like a few of you might be saying something along the lines of, “Ya, maybe you can live such a fantasy life, but some of us live in the real world, and deal with real problems.” I am here to tell you, that if I can climb out of the hole I dug for myself as a teenager to lead the magical life I do now, ANYONE can do it.
Flashback to 2006. I was 17, had just been released from the Psychiatric ward after a cry-for-help that had me swallow an entire bottle of pain killers, and was still as lonely and depressed as ever. I had struggled with eating disorders for the past five years, which became entangled with inevitable depression, and the lowest sense of self-worth. I had surrounded myself with people who were a negative vibration, I was smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day, and I was stealing from nearly every store I went into. I used sex as a way to make myself feel wanted and worthy, but it only left me feeling lonelier and uglier than ever before. I was not operating in accordance with my True Self, and I could not see a way out.
There were so many dark days when I couldn’t think of any other reason to keep living other than I could not be the cause of my family’s pain and suffering.
There are some people who have epiphanies in these dark holes that immediately spring them out. I, however, did not. I just remember thinking one day, “Well, if I can’t kill myself, I better start trying to feel as good as I can, because feeling this way every day for the rest of my life would be worse than ending it all now.”
I started to do the work, simply by showing up to a regular counseling session every week. I started journaling, and I wrote about my pain through poetry. I forced myself to go outside for a walk when I could have easily laid on the couch all day. I started to slow the negative thought momentum little by little, day by day, moment by moment.
My happiness certainly did not spring forth again over night. In fact, it wasn’t until a year later before I began to truly feel like myself again. But here is the miraculous part – because I was so focused on feeling the best I possibly could, I not only reached my previous levels of happiness before the eating disorders and depression began, but I surpassed them. And I continue to surpass them all the time. I have been to the darkest corners of my mind, and that has allowed me to not only experience the total opposite, but to be truly conscious of how amazing it feels to be happy, to have goals and dreams, and to be insanely excited to live out each new day.
Now, by no means is it necessary for you to experience trauma to be able to live the life of your dreams! That is merely my story of how I came to this place of allowing, which is meant to show you that it is possible for anyone and everyone to make that switch. Anyone who has a vision of something they want to change for the better in their lives has the power to do so simply by putting the intention out into the world. You deserve it simply because you are alive.
If you don’t have a goal or dream or idea of something you want to change in your life, I triple-dog-dare you to find one! The purpose of being alive is so that we can create unbounded desires in our minds, and then experience total bliss once they are presented to us. There is no way to get rid of these desires, nor can we fulfill them all and then say, “Okay, I am done now.” That is the driving force of life – to keep desiring, to keep wanting, and to keep feeling satisfaction and bliss as each desire comes. If this is the purpose of life, then surely we ought to spend some time thinking about the things, places, people, and experiences we truly want in our reality!
That brings me back to “What”. What do you want in your life? Ask yourself this daily, at any chance you get, and write down the answers, no matter how vague they are. Do you want to cultivate more patience?
#1 – Write it: I want to be more patient.
#2 – Convert it into proper Manifestation form: I am more patient.
#3 – Read it over and over and over and over.
#4 – Say it to yourself as many times throughout the day as possible.
You might wonder, “How am I going to become more patient just by saying that I am more patient?”
This is where that sneaky, wonderful, oh-so-magical Universe of ours comes into play. The Universe is always listening. Always. She hears your desire. She feels your vibration as a match to your desire. She, doing only what she knows, replicates back to you the exact vibration of your desire. She provides you with the who, when, where, and how, that will allow you to become more patient.
I will quickly note, that throughout my posts I may bounce around with terms like, The Universe, your Higher Self, the Ultimate Source, and the field of Pure Energy, but they all mean the same thing. We are all connected, and as much as we come from The Universe, The Universe comes from within us. My labels may shift, but I feel like it further dictates the point that we are born of no one place. We come from everything, we are everything, and everything lies within us.
When I told The Universe what I wanted, through my list of preferences, I still had no idea what my ideal vocation actually looked like. I have always had a passion for writing, and my love for cooking has grown exponentially over recent years. By no means though was I sitting at a table brainstorming possible career choices, or making pros and cons lists for various jobs. I simply focused on what I knew I wanted, and allowed The Universe to present those things to me when and how it was meant to.
It was several weeks ago, when I was at my brother’s house, that the Universe gave me a message.
Despite my love for cooking, I actually rarely look through cookbooks. I usually draw upon what I have in my fridge and pantry to spark an idea for a meal. However, on this particular day, my family and I were waiting for my brother to finish work so we could have dinner together. I figured I might as well flip through some recipes while we waited. The more pages I turned in the book, I found myself saying, “Hey, this looks a lot like a dish that I came up with.” Or, “Hey, this is weirdly similar to a meal I make quite often.” I began thinking that if this person was able to become successful by publishing their recipes, why couldn’t I do the same? I was already recipe creating for years without being conscious of it, and already had a huge passion for writing. Thus, the food blog baby was born.
Everything seemed to be clicking, left, right, and centre. I realized that with this idea came the answer to all of my desires of wanting to be my own boss, setting my own schedule, working from home, and allowing an unlimited income to flow to me. It drove me to create an even bigger list of desires, which included:
Feeling a grand sense of purpose
Helping save innocent animals from torture and slaughter
Helping people realize they have the power and the right to live the most delicious existence.
Suffice it to say, with this vegan food and spiritual wellness blog, I am satisfying more desires than I ever dreamed possible. I am driven by Universal forces to bring these messages to you. Know that they come through me, and are not born from me. I have merely allowed myself to become an open channel, by raising my vibration to match that of the field of Pure Energy – where anything and everything is possible.
I implore you to ask yourself – what do you want from this life? Surely you can agree that feeling amazing and having all your desires materialize in front of your eyes is preferable to feeling awful and struggling against the currents of your mind.
If we can all agree on that, then there leaves no choice but to start thinking. Start dreaming. Start fantasizing. Start asking yourself, what do I want? What do I want, not because I have worked for it or earned it, but simply because I am alive and it is my Divine Right to experience it? Keep asking yourself, and you will find the answers in time, to which you can release to the Universe your specific intention.
Focus on the what, speak about it as though it is already here and happening, and The Universe will provide you with the who, when, where, and how to bring it into your reality.
To me, this is one of the best parts of manifesting. The Universe literally does the dirty work for us. All that we have to do is design the most incredible fantasies we can fathom. And isn’t that the most exhilarating part anyway?!
Until next time, I wish you happy and glorious manifesting, my dear friends.
All my love,
Always and forever,
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Also, in case you missed it, be sure to check out my last article, How To Develop An Attitude of Gratitude, where I talk all about changing your negative perception of things you HAVE to do, into an attitude of gratitude towards things you GET to do! I also share how to clear up more time for ‘mental movie making’, so you can start manifesting the things you want at a rapid rate!
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