Thursday, 21 March 2013

Do you accept yourself exactly as you are?

Mmmm.... this post has been most difficult for me to write. The question 'do you accept yourself exactly as you are?' popped into my head more than two weeks ago and I have really been struggling with it ever since. I asked for intuitive clarity and 'let go' to receive the insights. The thing is, I assumed I needed to be able to answer 'yes' to this question before I posted. Silly me.

This is a very big question. To answer 'yes' means we are completely non-judgemental, totally forgiving and loving ourselves exactly as we are with all our bad habits and imperfections.

How can we love another unconditionally unless we do so with ourselves first? It is so much harder to forgive ourselves than another!

So..... how do we go about doing this?

What part of us is the one that is unforgiving? Is it our heart or mind?

Our heart, once open, is only about love and can only pour love into us. It is with our minds that we criticize ourselves. My mind constantly tells me to get up earlier, exercise more, create more, blah, blah, blah. You get what I mean. It is difficult to feel inspired when you always have a judge sitting in your head!

Our minds have been programmed to the hilt by family, friends, church, state and advertising! There is an endless loop of expectations that have come from outside of us running non-stop in our heads.

So how do we stop criticizing ourselves?

We manifest it!

This bypasses our minds completely. We know that we cannot solve a problem at the level of the problem so just go directly to the divine with our heartfelt request. Our hearts are completely linked to the divine and whatever we ask we will receive! We never know how or when this will happen but it will. The stronger our desire the more powerful the manifestation.

See my post on manifesting to set your transformation in motion!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Manifesting - 5 Basic Steps

Manifesting. Creating what you desire in your life. How do we do this?

We all have the ability to manifest our heart's desires. It is not difficult. We are the only ones that stand in the way of making it happen.

Many years ago I realized that our thoughts created our reality. I had never heard of this concept before but by observing a close friend of mine, I noticed he always ended up creating what he most feared in life. This had been happening to him for years and he felt very much like a victim. In my own life I had the opposite. I always seemed to manifest what I really wanted and had a habit of looking at life in a much more positive way. I found this all very interesting and started to become more aware of how it all worked.

By consciously practicing asking for what I really wanted, without the fear of it not happening, I discovered that our thoughts and feelings, really do create the life we desire.

One day, when I was preparing for a workshop I was giving on manifesting, I intuitively received the words 'there are five basic steps to manifesting'. On the morning of the workshop I suddenly woke up with these words in my head and immediately wrote them down. When I compared them to what I had written previously in my preparation notes, I noticed that everything was there but completely summarized  by just these five basic steps.

The 5 Basic Steps to Manifesting:

1. Ask
Ask with your whole heart and soul. This is where your true power lies. You do not have to keep repeating what you are asking, the divine/your higher self is not deaf!

2. Let go of the asking

Once you have asked let it go. The manifestation is now set in motion. If you don't let go you are operating in fear. By letting go you allow what you have asked for to go out in the universe for the divine unfolding to begin. The how and when of what you are manifesting is done by the divine/your higher self.

Have you noticed that things always seem to come to you when you least expect it? This is because you had let go and were not trying to control how it would happen.

3. Allow yourself to receive

Be congruent with what you asked for and have the feeling 'of course'. Be really comfortable with the idea of what you are manifesting. You have dreamed of this so feel like this is normal for you. If you feel 'oh no this is much too good for me' then you will not allow yourself to receive it.

4. Receiving

The synchronistic unfolding of the manifestation has happened. What you have asked for is now coming to you. It usually happens in a way you didn't expect and when you least expected it. You had probably forgotten all about it. Recognize your manifestation and welcome it with open arms!

5. Gratefulness

Heartfelt gratitude to the divine for the manifestation. The cycle is now complete.