I manifest. I am a manifestor. I am manifesting.
That’s how I began my comment to Marie Forleo‘s Manifesting 101 post + video with Gabrielle Bernstein. I’ve been asked about manifestation a LOT. Even my friend Moses of I Love Yoga recently encouraged me to share more about manifestation and how I manifest.
I had a LOT to say in response to Marie’s post. Here’s what I shared…
When I was in grad school, I was SO over my advisor, my department and my not wanting to be in the lab all day. So I told mySelf (+ out loud on the streets of Adams Morgan in DC), “I will not be here in the fall”. I wanted to be and do something different.
At the time, I wasn’t sure what that would look like. I was just very clear…and …did I say over it?! So, I sought out opportunities to do something different, graduation or not. A couple months later, I was invited to teach in Japan. [#score] It almost didn’t happen. My invite was lost in the mail. I got my final invite by email saying that I had to decide within the next day if I wanted to go.
I immediately put things into high gear, started gathering all the documents, got my physical exams, applied for the visas and went to Japan. I ended up spending 2 years there. I eventually came back and completed my degree. However, I had a LOT more clarity about ME, my life and the type of things I enjoyed doing.
Like Gabby was suggesting, as you manifest you end up getting a whole bunch more than you planned. I got clarity, I got to travel a whole bunch more, I made some life long friends, my Japanese got way better and I realized I was a great educator.
Manifestation includes the mental and spiritual work PLUS action in service of your desires + the willingness to accept when the Universe drops that blessing in your lap. Sometimes that blessing floats down like a feather. Sometimes it falls into your lap like stacks of books. Either way, be ready to carry it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m an engineer by training, educator in practice, + entrepreneur at heartTM. And as I wrote my response to the manifestation post, I thought about the various components of my journey. I realized that my manifestation is comprised of training my mind to process things differently, putting tools into practice, and taking heart centered action.
How do you manifest? What have you manifested recently? Please share your comments below.
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