Awareness, Energy, and Intention. Learning how to use each one individually, and then all together, will help you in manifesting your dream world by working your way from the inside out.
Awareness – Be aware of your surroundings: what colors surround you, who is nearby, what are each of your senses picking up? Everything makes us feel a certain way, and it’s important to be aware of this. Based on how you feel, you send out messages into the world that shape the now. If you lack awareness, you miss important signs trying to interact with you. Eckhart Tolle beautifully states in A New Earth:
“Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. This is why we may also call it Presence. The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world.”
Energy – Learning to read, analyze, and channel your energy is very important. Think of every thought you have as a small magnet. Each thought creates a pull in the universe, influencing the energy around you and drawing to you what you think about most. You are, consciously or not, drawing people and situations into your life that correspond to your subconscious wants and fears. Collective thoughts create an even stronger, influential magnet. Every thing in this world was first a thought in someone’s mind before it was shared and brought into existence.
Intention – Always know and be clear about your intentions for doing something. Let’s say you want a new lover. You don’t investigate the why and jump into the relationship for a quick fix. Many people do this and are frequently trying to solve the wrong problem by masking it. The problem may simply be loneliness; you want someone to listen to you. If so, your relationship will be extremely turbulent and/or end terribly because your intentions were not clear. Instead, schedule a weekly lunch date with a friend or even to adopt a pet. Tread lightly before making decisions that impact others. No good comes from forcing a situation without having and understanding your own intentions; always proceed with clear, good-hearted intentions.
Now, this present moment, is all we ever have. Things have occurred and will occur, but they all occur in the now. Sometimes the now isn’t pretty, but trying to deny it exponentially increases the struggle. Instead of denying the present moment, embrace it and decide how you want to move forward with it. Always use the now as a starting point, because it’s exactly where you are and always will be.
“All you really need to do is accept this moment fully.”
Many people are waiting for the perfect moment to take the next step. They delay chasing their dreams because they think a little down the road the timing will be perfect and then, and only then, they will be happy. There will never be a perfect time, there is only now. Many also feel flawed and undeserving of their dreams due to a prior experience. This is your mind, the ego, playing tricks on you to throw in the towel. Don’t; ever.
EXERCISE: “Watch” your mind.
- Relax and let your thoughts stream in
- Resist the urge to react or engage, instead observe without judgment
- Notice the part of you that is watching – this is your enlightened, intelligent self
- You begin to realize that none of these thoughts truly matter
“The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not ‘the thinker.’”
All that matters in life – love, joy, inner peace – will not arrive as thoughts but will arise from beyond the mind when you are entirely in the now. The greatest obstacle is in realizing you are not your mind, which identifies itself through the past and the future; the now is the only place you can achieve anything. Being able to accept the now, which is forever changing, strengthens your ability to flow with the world around you, and in doing so, you thrive.
EXAMPLE: Applying for a job and not landing the position.
- Accept that this is the case: maybe you were meant to learn what areas you need to improve on; maybe you didn’t land the job because if you did you’d miss out on a certain experience or an even better job that will come your way.
- Do not get caught up in a specific form: do not attach yourself to what you want in one specific form. This closes the mind from realizing that your dream work may be manifesting itself in different ways, and you’re too busy searching for it in one place that it slips away.
“All problems are illusions of the mind.”
* All 3 quotes are from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle*
The ego is a self-destructive force. It’s that little voice in your head that is criticizing the world around you on rapid fire. Most people are so used to it that they don’t realize that it’s not really them. Think of the ego as your inner child wanting to get its way; you must learn to speak to it accordingly to tame it. Once you can clear your mind and detach from your ego, you will see the world in a new light. This is one of the most difficult processes but is equally as rewarding once achieved.
In The Power of Intention, Author Doctor Wayne W. Dyer offers Seven Steps for Overcoming Ego’s Hold on You:
- Stop being offended
- Let go of your need to win
- Let go of your need to be right
- Let go of your need to be superior
- Let go of your need to have more
- Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements
- Let go of your reputation
Once you can clear your mind of this negativity, you clear space for positivity. Letting go of the ego is a catalyst to manifesting your dream reality. When you are too caught up with your placement in humanity, comparing yourself to others, over thinking, worrying, you deprive yourself of happiness and in doing so deprive the world of the beauty you can create. Neville Goddard, author of The Power of Awareness, uses the analogy of a vine to help understand how removing negative thoughts, or branches, creates the space for a more noble life to flourish:
“By vine is meant your imagination which in its uncontrolled state, expends its energy in useless or destructive thoughts and feelings. But you, just as the vine is pruned by cutting away its useless branches and roots, prune your imagination by withdrawing your attention from all unlovely and destructive ideas and concentrating on the ideal you wish to attain. The happier more noble life you will experience will be the result of wisely pruning your own imagination.”
A Series of Manifestation Tips
Most people are unaware of the discontent in their lives, accepting a stagnant, unhappy reality and believing the tools for change to be out of their control. In fact, if you type in Google “Most people,” the top search suggestion is “Most people are sheep.” Collectively, we have forgotten that we are each the Sheppard of our own thoughts and lives.
In time, this discontent will build up and surface, forcing you to engage in what seems like the worst ways. I myself experienced this, which seemed like uncontrollable explosions in many chapters of life (work, health, family, friends, etc.) where I was confronted with my unhappiness, forcing everything I had unconsciously bottled up to come spewing out; I was drowning in total chaos.
There was a silver lining to it all: I replanted my roots. Now in these turbulent times, I can stand my ground and proceed knowing that everything will be alright. The key is to recognize these experiences for what they are: an opening up to a new path to bring you to where you need to be.
I believe these 3 tips are powerful tools to help navigate through the world, allowing you to manifest your full potential in all compartments of life.
Listed below are books that I have found to be extremely beneficial. Each one helped me gain a new perspective and better control of the world. I hope they help you as much as they helped me.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Big Leap by Dick Hendricks
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The Pathwork of Self-Transformation by Eva Pierrakos
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard
Personal Power Through Awareness by Sanaya Roman
The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Never forget, as stated by Author Sanaya Roman:
“You are a special, unique individual with unlimited potential.”