Whether you’re studying meditation, yoga, music, sport, or attempting to develop and expand your financial consciousness through raising your vibration, when you feel like you’re not getting anywhere anymore, it’s a great idea to return to the basics. In the same way that people talk of a beginner’s mind, the same concept applies for when you feel stuck in manifesting abundance.
It is always valuable to strip things back to a bare minimum and begin again. Take it slow. Don’t rush or put pressure on yourself. Simply understand that simplicity is often the hallmark of greatness.
It is the same with manifesting abundance. You can have a roomful of vision boards and crystals, contort yourself into different positions, and spend the entire day meditating, but if you are not truly feeling the high vibrating emotions required to really transform your life, what’s the point?
Changing your reality and living your life on purpose are not supposed to be an endless road of trials and tribulations. It’s not necessarily going to be easy, it’s undoubtedly hard work and dedication to become aware of conditioned emotional reactions and thoughts that don’t serve you, but ultimately manifesting is about becoming joyful and hopeful.
When you feel like you’re getting mired in doubt and frustration, stop. When you don’t feel as though you are moving forward. Stop.
Take it right back to the basics. Take out a paper and pen and write down several (let’s say two minimum) thoughts, emotions, habits, or behaviors that you feel no longer serve your life and that you would like to change.
Journal around these for a while. Go deep into what they mean and what it is about them that you don’t want to keep around. Let yourself genuinely imagine not only what it would be like, but importantly what it would feel like to no longer have those things in your life.
The idea is to become aware of them that they no longer slip into your way of being without you noticing. You become so aware of them that you know how they impact your thoughts, words, actions, and feelings. In other words, become conscious of your unconscious behavior.
Those negative things have been holding you back, dictating your actions every day, and repeat the same things that don’t move your forward. They are part of your unconscious programming.
Now, take the piece of paper and write down two or three things that you do want to practice more of. Thoughts, beliefs, habits, or behaviors that you would like to create more of.
Journal around and put yourself into the place of having them as your conscious programming instead of those negative beliefs. Think about them with firm intention and attention.
Go into a sort of mental rehearsal of how you might act like someone with these beliefs in place of your old ones—Journal about how you could behave in certain situations as someone with these new intentions. The trick is to really feel as though you are experiencing life differently, as this person with these new thoughts, feelings, and habits.
I’m going to share a little secret of mine with you. This is something I do before any big meeting, date, or event that helps when trying to integrate this vision of a new self into your body too.
Practice standing in a power pose and close your eyes
A power pose can be something like standing with your legs apart and your hands on your hips. Lift your chest to the sky and your chin upwards.
Stand and meditate for a few moments on the feeling of being this new self.
Remember how the brain cannot distinguish between the imagined and real? This is the case with imagining yourself feeling differently in your new reality.
How does an abundant person live? How do they talk, walk, eat, laugh, sing, and simply be?
How would it feel to be at work as an abundant person? How does it feel to be with friends and family? How will each waking day of your life feel different as an abundant person?
The more you practice thinking, imagining, and feeling these changes, the more revisions you will experience in your life as a result. Just by going through these mental processes, your brain starts to experience the reality of your visualizations. You are teaching your mind a new ability instead of reliving the past over and over again.
The key to all of this is feeling these experiences emotionally. The solution is to remember that all of this is within you. You hold power to change every detail of your life. Stop waiting for something or someone to come along and change your life for you. Start today and manifest abundance for yourself.
We all have the strength to change.