Hello, dearest friends! As promised, I said I would dedicate more time and space to creating more valuable content that covers a lot of the things I have had to deal with and overcome on my spiritual journey. One of the most powerful and uncomfortable lessons I have had to really work through is money blocks. Manifestation is something that I find easier when I am aligned with my desires. I feel like I can easily manifest things or circumstances for others, more than I can for myself. I constantly limit what I believe I can attract. This all goes back to my own beliefs surrounding how money and I work together.
I know it may seem that it shouldn't be too difficult to manifest what you want, if you feel that you want it all together - or can really focus your desires. But for many of us, we have taken on different blocks from being able to see past our own previous experiences or circumstances, which then prevent us from reaching a more limitless potential to what we can achieve, call in, and also have faith we deserve.
Being first generation Mexican, my immigrant parents worked very hard in order to just survive with a growing family. I recall so many things that really frightened me and also cemented the belief that money is hard to come by, that we must work VERY hard, and sacrifice so much in order to survive. I have carried a lot of these lessons and this relationship to money as an adult. I have sometimes worked myself to the bone - having three or more jobs just to keep the lights on, sacrificing my mental, emotional, and physical well-being in order to ensure my children could eat. Poverty is such a difficult hurdle to overcome, and it feels insurmountable. But the one thing that has allowed me to free myself from that emotional and mental bind, is working through my belief systems surrounding money and abundance.
One of the most difficult things to shift has been the resistance to things being able to flow easily into my life. I have had to constantly remind myself, work through my fears about things coming easily to me, and being able to surrender to the process. This may sound all witchy woo woo to you, but as the daughter of immigrants who came here with nothing, I have to really see how magical it has been to manifest some incredible things, not just for myself, but also for my family. Working through the poverty mindset that many immigrants come here with, it can feel like a much more drawn out process. While I wasn't able to avoid certain things being passed down to my own children, I am showing them new ways to connect to their own success and also allowing them to see that we CAN change how we think and what we believe in.
While, I won't be able to heal everything at this point of time regarding my own personal blocks, resistance, or even mis-education surrounding my potential, what I can do, is work with my own personal innate power of magic to recreate new pathways in my beliefs. This is a quick 5 day challenge, where you write your desires that you would like to manifest 55 times daily. Repetition has been shown to allow us mastery over something, so in writing it, we declare it, we allow ourselves to envision something new into our reality. But before we get into all of that, let us chat about the whole process of manifestation and what it means.
What IS Manifestation?
So let us start off with some vocabulary, first:
an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea. "the first obvious manifestations of global warming"
the action or fact of showing an abstract idea. "the manifestation of anxiety over the upcoming exams"
Learning to manifest is like learning any other skill. Think of it like exercising a muscle that you’ve never really worked out before. It takes consistent practice to get comfortable. This practice comes with having to really understand your personal relationships with abundance, poverty, money, currency, and how you call in what you manifest. Manifesting isn't just for calling in financial assistance, it can be to focus on a different career path, or perhaps to change your own internal thinking and beliefs. It is just more common for others to focus on the financial assistance, as that usually yields tangible results.
Manifestation and Meditation go a bit hand in hand to me. By focusing on something in a very committed manner, it allows us to really call in what we desire in a much more focused way. Here is more information on "How To Meditate" - check it out and my other How/To DIY blogs that allow you to work your own magic, too!
I first started sharing about this Manifestation challenge in late 2015 and 2016. It is something that I think is a really easy introduction that allows anyone to start working with manifestation and really allowing themselves to focus.
Please note, that manifestation should be done for you and your own personal development. Free will is something that should not be hindered, especially that of others outside of who you are. Wishing success or even trying to manifest success and well wishes for others is fine, but we can not force someone to feel a certain way towards us. As a person who believes in magic, and actively does spell work, I do not try to exercise any magical workings that may influence or remove free will from any other living being. You wouldn't want to start a marriage with a kidnapping - so please exercise appropriate judgment when it comes to how your manifestation will influence someone else's free will in the situation.
Alright, let's get on to the challenge!
5 by 55 Manifestation Challenge
Come up with one sentence that sums up what you want to manifest. Be specific and always talk in a form where you ALREADY have it.
Here are some of my favorite examples:
- I have financial freedom - If I see it in my mind I am going to hold it in my hand - I open myself to receiving abundance of the Universe - I attract love everywhere - My business is a resounding success - Inspiration flows easily to me - I am divinely guided in all that i do - Miracles manifest every day in wondrous ways - My prayers are always answered, in support of my dreams - I make (amount of money) a month - I work at (dream job)
Now that you have your sentence you write this down 55 times for 5 days straight. Make it a ritual - light some incense, candles, use your crystals, meditate before or after. Whatever feels right and fits in your schedule!
For me, I would break this up into manageable amounts of me writing - so I would wake up, have my coffee, sit down and write about 15 to 20 of my sentences. Once I was done, I would thank my guides and visualize my manifestation in my day to day life. This is easier with tangible manifestations, but even just allowing yourself to feel it coming to life will really help.
You can say every sentence out loud while writing or visualize yourself having it and in what form. Feel what you'd feel like when you HAVE it.
I would just make sure to complete the 55 sentences daily - don't skip days or I would recommend starting over when you can truly focus. I have even used a Mala to go over and repeat my sentences aloud, focusing my intentions and feelings in my affirmation.
Give thanks at the end of your list and/or be specific in which time period it's going to manifest. For example:
Love and gratitude, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Starting NOW.
Tip: fully TRUST that this is going to happen for you. Doubts and fears will only stagnate the process.
The biggest thing here is to allow yourself to see these things coming together easily into your life. Doubt can be a bit difficult to overcome, so perhaps you may want to start with something that feels manageable for you. When I first did these manifestation challenges, I was a bit vague - just asking to be happy and successful - and they worked! But it wasn't a physical shift that happened overnight. Affirming myself and making it a priority in my routine allowed me to really connect with my dreams and ideas.
I recommend writing it out instead of typing it, because many of us are deeply human and always want a shortcut - don't shortcut your manifestation potential by just hitting that copy and paste. We want to spend the time to really call in what we wish to manifest.
There is so much power in creating a LIVING document with your desires. Your hands creating and writing YOUR truth and potential. We have gotten a bit out of touch with creating and writing our wishes. So, this is a great way to get back to understanding how it is all tied together and vital to our development and growth moving forward.
Remember, everything is in alignment.
How Belief Affects Manifestation
The metaphysical teacher and channel Abraham-Hicks once said that over 90%
of the manifesting process is completed on a vibrational level before we see any
physical evidence of it at all. Even if we don't physically have the things we are trying to manifest, visualization is important in order to really create the space for something to enter into our lives.
We constantly are manifesting what we need - whether we understand and realize it or not. The biggest thing that can keep us a bit stuck is our belief system about what we deserve and how we can call it in.
Your heart must be open and you must be clear on what you desire.
I know this sounds easier than what it is, but is so true. If you are not clear on what you want, or even have faith that it can come to you, then this may take a few rounds of you trying to make it come into your life. This is really about becoming your number one fan - especially when it comes to what you believe you can accomplish and achieve.
You see - to think and feel, is to create. It’s all about how aligned you feel with your heart’s truest desires and how focused your vibration is. We don't even realize how often we are constantly manifesting and communicating in energy. Everything is energy. Money is energy. You’re doing it all the time, mostly on autopilot. The electro-magnetic current generated by your body, your thoughts and how you feel is creating a vibration, which is a signal that triggers a response from the Universal ether. The Universe can answer on our behalf when we are aligned with those answers.
This is all about your insight and awareness. This is where you get to connect to your own intuition and Highest Self. Communication with the Universe, your own awareness, and Intuition are all deep seated within this area. So, I urge all of you to take some time today and focus on what you desire and how you can allow it to come into your life.
There are a few steps to take into consideration:
- Get clear on what you want.
- Allow yourself to deserve it.
- Think it, feel it, and create it.
The following questions to really meditate and focus on are:
- Do you feel worthy enough for your desires to come into your life?
- Are you ready for your wishes to unfold in your life?
- Can you ask your heart and soul to allow these things to manifest for you, no matter how?
The biggest thing is KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT. This isn't the time to be wishy-washy or downplay your dreams. I ask my clients these questions often because it has been very transformative for me:
How good could you stand it? What's the best that could happen?
You must trust and surrender that your desires can and will begin to manifest. There are times when the manifestations seem absolutely miraculous, while other times they show up in small ways, bit by bit. Sometimes it all comes flowing in. Sometimes we get MORE than we asked for. This is all about the alignment, belief, and energy we have placed into allowing things to enter into our lives.
It is important to get out of your own way. You need to release it to the Universe with love and trust. This may require a LOT of surrendering. We can get caught up in trying to control which then makes us focus on the things that aren't aligning or coming together as easily as we want. I struggle with surrendering control, and this is something that has shifted what I manifested into more manageable bites for me. I have had to really work on my personal belief systems, my blocks regarding money and worth, and also just thinking that life has to be difficult for me - really has halted more progress at times.
Will everything fall into the place the first time you do it? I hope so. But if it doesn't, then you have to look within at what you believe you deserve. What do you limit yourself to? Do you feel icky when it comes to wealth? Do you feel like you can not keep it? Do you feel guilty wanting certain physical items, experiences, or lifestyles? Some things are not a denial, but can be a bit delayed. And a lot of this has to do with the ground in which we plant the seeds. The soil must be nourished - so ensure you are nourishing yourself with the correct nutrients in order to have the most successful growth.
Belief: This is our gateway into higher realms of consciousness.
It also is something that plays heavily into how we manifest. Ultimately, all we can do is just trust this process. Trust what you want in your life and that you can bring it into form.
Remember, think and feel, and then create.
So, what will you manifest for yourself? Tune into your BIG magic.
Thanks for being here and I can't wait to share more fun posts and share more of what I have learned along the way.