We can become aware of our Higher Self as a dimension of our being that transcends the limitations of the physical world. Our creative ability (to manifest) originates beyond the physical world. It begins in the unseen world of waves and energy. So, too, do the planets, the stars, the flowers, the animals, the rocks, ourselves, our possessions, our creations.
Step 1: Define what you want. Often we think we know what we want, but we can only define it by what we do not want. In the process of defining all the things we do not desire we end up shifting our energy and attention to manifest that rather than what we want. Where we place our attention is where the energy of manifestation goes to work. Clearly working at manifesting our dreams this way will not be productive.
Anodea Judith puts it best in her classic book on the chakras, The Wheels of Life: “To manifest, we must limit. This requires creating boundaries, being specific, defining structure and form.” Those who have the sky as the limit, with heads in the clouds, are most likely full of ideas but too un-grounded to realize their dreams. When this happens, dreams will remain just that -- dreams.
A little background if you’re new around here: Before starting my own business, and then this blog, I worked a 9-5 as a substance abuse counselor on the road to burn out. Realizing where I was headed, #burnoutcity; I became the poster child for self-care: yoga at lunch, morning meditations, daily exercise, nutrition packed well-balanced meals, but I was still miserable.
You change your state by consciously being aware of your thoughts and thought patterns. Our thoughts are one way into changing how we feel. And this is why there are so many videos about changing our thoughts and how we think (and you should watch them. They’re like vitimins. You can’t have too much. You’ll just pee out what you don’t need.) Our faulty thinking creates the negative state / energy that attracts nothing but dead ends and more discouragement. It’s a shitty loop most of us call life. Whatever you feed grows so feed the good in your life. You don’t think there’s any good in your life? That’s just means your joy muscles are very weak. There’s always someone with less than you so start the practice of finding the good in your life.