Although I have resisted journaling as a spiritual practice for a while, I have to admit that it is a powerful tool for healing and growth. Recently, I’ve been inspired to use journaling as a tool for setting intentions for the day. This exercise only takes a few minutes, and it can be very powerful.
Either first thing in the morning or prior to going to bed, I journal about the upcoming day as if I’ve already experienced it. After completing this exercise, I’ve found that a majority of my intentions had come to pass. However, there were one or two of my intentions that haven’t manifested because I allowed my mind to convince me that they wouldn’t happen. If you plan to try this exercise, don’t be discouraged if your intentions don’t manifest right away.
Sometimes, we allow our minds to sabotage our efforts. Also, the universe needs time to work its magic.
Why is it that when you are manifesting something, and really looking forward to it, does it seem to take forever to come to you? This could happen for many reasons, and divine timing is one of them.
Also, there are times when we are hung up on getting what we want when the universe is preparing us to receive our desires by giving us what we need first. Just as a squirrel gathers acorns for the winter, we are gathering what we need before getting what we want.
If this process didn’t happen, we may not appreciate what we wanted in the same way.
While this can be frustrating at times, it’s actually the greatest gift that the universe can give us. Also, remember that change doesn’t always happen overnight.
Just be yourself. That’s great advice, but how can we do that in a society where we are expected to follow the so-called acceptable way of doing things? Also, why would we even want to be completely authentic if it’s so darn hard and unpopular?
When we are truly authentic, we are allowing ourselves to be guided by the divine. When we make heart-centered decisions and live divinely inspired lives, we are not allowing the fearful, judgmental, and often self-depracating ego make our decisions for us.
When we honor the divine spark within us, we have more of our soul’s energy to use for manifesting abundance into our lives, discovering and living our soul’s purpose, and creative expression.
Also, we begin to have more compassion and empathy for ourselves and others. When we become our authentic selves, we finally get to take off our masks and truly live in integrity.
Have you ever worked so hard to achieve a goal, but then you don’t seem to notice the results of your efforts? This could happen for several reasons. I’d like to talk about one of those reasons in particular.
While it is your belief that nothing is happening, you may have actually accomplished more than you thought.
For example, there was a time when nothing seemed to be happening in my life despite setting intentions, maintaining a certain mindset, and taking action toward my goals. However, after some reflection, I noticed that I was actually well on my way to achieving my goals.
For instance, during that particular period in my life, I learned to trust my intuition and my spiritual team outside of my readings and ongoing mediumship development. I gained clarity and confidence in myself. Also, I learned to be present, and I learned to take action steps that are aligned with my goals and desires.
Although I did not notice the tangible results of my efforts right away, my goals and desires were beginning to manifest on the energetic level.
If we want to change our external circumstances and manifest our desires into physical form, then we must change our internal beliefs. You are more likely to notice subtle changes in your mindset before you notice a change in your external circumstances. That means that when you think nothing is happening, that may not be the case at all, and you are well on your way to manifesting your goals.
When we wish to manifest something, it’s important that we understand our needs, wants, and desires. This isn’t as difficult as it sounds.
However, if you’re not used to asking for what you want, this first step may seem complicated. This can happen for a variety of reasons.
I remember when I was taught how to manifest, and I was asked what I wanted. Although I had an answer to that question, in the back of my mind, I was doubting whether or not I could really ask the universe for what I want without seeming greedy.
After all, if I got what I wanted, wasn’t I taking it away from someone else? I came to realize that I had just encountered two limiting beliefs that were keeping me from gaining clarity around what I wanted to attract into my life. Firstly, I was operating under the assumption that it is impolite to ask for too much. Secondly, I believed that if I allowed myself to receive abundance, I would be taking it from someone else.
After I learned that these assumptions were false, I was able to gain clarity about what I wanted to attract into my life.Once we let go of those disempowering beliefs and begin to adopt new ones, gaining clarity around your desires becomes easier.
When we engage the law of attraction, we often wonder why our desires don’t manifest right away. Actually, instant manifestation is possible.
How do I know this? For one thing, my guides showed it to me in a dream. The exact details of the dream are hazy since I’m not always good at remembering my dreams, but they explained that when we manifest something, it already exists on the spiritual plane.
Basically, once we manifest something, it already exists, but we haven’t received our manifested desire in its physical form yet. There are several reasons why we may not see the results of our efforts.
One of the most common reasons that we don’t see results is that we become so excited about the idea of manifesting something that we throw ourselves into meditating,visualizing our desired outcome, and engaging in other law of attraction exercises. While these tools can be powerful and create miraculous results, it is easy to forget that these tools are even more powerful when we take action in the direction of our goals and desires. Another reason that we are not seeing the results of our efforts is that certain emotions such as fear, shame, resentment, guilt, and doubt can literally push our desires away from us.
Also, it is difficult for us to surrender our desired outcome to the divine.This is because we tend to become so attached to certain outcomes for some reason. Also, even after we surrender our goals and desires to God, the timing may not be right, especially when other people are involved. This seems to be the case especially when it comes to manifesting relationships and careers.
While it is easy to focus on what isn’t working in our lives, I can tell you from experience that it does not help with the manifesting process.
Now, let’s get out there and manifest something great!
Often, especially if we are dealing with life’s challenges, we are encouraged to have faith. So, what does it mean to have faith?
Does it require church attendance or worshipping a higher power? Does it require us to blindly follow someone else’s teachings?
Perhaps having faith means expecting a higher power to act on our behalf without any effort on our part.
While you may have your own perception of what it means to have faith, here is what I’ve learned through my own experience.If I receive divine guidance and wait for something to manifest without acting upon that guidance, that is not having faith because I expected the spirit world to do the work for me.
Instead, having faith requires that I trust the guidance that I am given, act on it, and then allow myself to receive. Sometimes, that is easier said then done, but in the end, it is always worth my time and effort.