Today’s Blogger, May I prompt is what are you learning? It’s the perfect time to share this post. I love Britt Reints, Emily Levenson, all the other women in the Propelle community who are believers in manifesting their dreams through intentions and affirmations.
I am a little skeptical.
I am learning about it, though, and it’s fascinating. My mom is a big believer in listening to your intuition; I am getting there, but I’m still having a hard time recognizing what I’m consciously thinking and what I’m hearing “the universe” say to me. That said, I usually am pretty good at following my gut [insert joke about needing to tone my abs here].
A little over a year ago, I did Emily’s Project Miracles and had a great experience. Based on Melody Beattie’s book, you write down your goals and what you want to and in 4o days, poof, it should be there.
It did take some time to get into the groove; I had a hard time trying to figure out where it was all going. It was about a year after I did it that I finally saw some of the miracles I wanted to manifest take place. I’m so impatient that I expect to work out once and see results, so manifesting and positive affirmations are as much an exercise in patience as they are in faith for me.
If you’re into manifesting and using affirmations, here are a few things that I’ve found to be helpful.
One is setting the intention. I received an email from the Propelle ladies that had this specific intention: I am open to receive.
That’s perfect. How can you manifest anything if you aren’t open to the experience? If you aren’t sure if you’re listening to your gut, tell yourself that you’re open to receive and just wait to see what vibe you get.
Second, believe what you’re manifesting is possible. In another Propelle email, they wrote this:
Manifestation is not only about envisioning what you want to happen happening but it’s also believing it’s possible and that you’re capable and worthy.
There’s also a fun letter to the universe you can use.
Three: get specific. That’s another theme throughout my research that I’ve noticed. Propelle recommends getting very specific. Marie Forleo talks about it in conjunction with a gratitude practice. My mom would always tell me that, too. Tell the universe very clearly what you want.
How’s this for specific: tapping for $50,000.
Lastly, meditation. It helps to have a clear headspace when you are manifesting. I love this practical guide from A Daring Adventure. Britt Reints also has many helpful affirmations if you sign up for her newsletter!
Everyone says to “sit with it.” This is something I hear all the time, most recently from a Google Hangout that Emily Cassel hosted.
I’ve come to learn that I need help just marinating in things. I definitely trust in feeling out a gut reaction, but sometimes I have a hard time knowing what the universe is saying to me and what am I consciously thinking.
If you’re looking for more information about manifesting, here’s a seven-step process from Kate Northrup. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Gretchen Rubin, too!
What are you learning? Would you ever try manifesting?