“You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.”
Do you remember when you were a child and the holiday season rolled around? Was it not the most exciting thing to think about your wish list and write down exactly what you wanted? And from there, spend the next few weeks just counting down until that special day finally arrived, and like magic, those very items that were not within reach suddenly materialized right before you.
Oh, how I miss those days.
But, there’s something to be said of that childhood sense of unwavering faith and expectancy that we just inherently understood. I’m not exactly sure when we decide to side with doubt, fear and resistance, but we do and once we allow them to enter our lives, faith seems to be something that we’re merely reminded of, or what we think about, but we don’t quite have it anymore.
Once I entered the “real world,” meaning, when I turned 18 and moved out on my own, I really thought that I understood how the universe works. I thought that I was this sweet, driven young woman that just oddly enough was always the recipient of really shitty circumstances. When I finally read The Secret, I couldn’t believe that I was shaping those circumstances. Now, don’t get me wrong, sometimes none of us are exempt from heartbreak or the more devastating circumstances of life, but when I reflect back on the past 6 years of my life, I can see why I experienced as many lows as I did and for as long as I did.
So, how do we go back to exuding that childhood-like expectancy of faith? Well, I took myself back to that experience. In my family, you wrote out your wish list around the holidays so I’ve stayed true to tradition and continue to write out my catalog of things. Except, instead of a new Barbie doll, I replace that with “financial prosperity” or “Mercedes G-Wagon.” In the past year, I have manifested so much, and intentionally, because I exuded so much confidence in what I was receiving, not how I was going to receive it. You never questioned how the whole Santa Claus thing worked, but you still went along with it, right? And how did that end up working for you?
The most important thing that you could ever do is stop for 1 hour or so, and really think about what you want in your life. Physical, material, emotional, financial, mix it up — the more the better. And that should be fun. It’s like shopping at the expense of the Universe and the Universe has a Black American Express card with unlimited credit: AWESOME.
Now. Go over those things, and pay attention to how you’re feeling about what you’re listing. If you’ve written down, “I want $10,000,000.00,” well, I’m not saying that you can’t manifest it, but I bet you’re looking at that figure and going, how in the hell is this going to work. If you don’t believe it can work, it won’t. So maybe start with an unexpected $100, and keep increasing as you find that you’re actually receiving what you’re faithfully expecting.
My manifestation list to just anybody probably looks ridiculous. I mean, just look at my vision boards on Pinterest and you’ll find so many pictures of G-Wagons and Christian Loubiton heels you would think I’m a Kardashian. But, that doesn’t stop me from visualizing about that lifestyle and patiently awaiting their arrivals (tomorrow would be nice, but I’m fine with the precise timing that the Universe sees fit, too).
The ONLY thing stopping you from manifesting the things that you want is the belief in the back of your head that’s saying, “nope, this won’t work” and second-guessing how all this attraction stuff works.
I can’t wait to hear what everyone begins to manifest when they set their intentions and continually exude unwavering, child-like expectancy AND faith.
be + LIFTED