I got a lot of emails about manifesting abundance and decided to write a separate blog about it.
Manifesting is about CERTAINTY and the absence of FEAR.
That's it. No deep mysteries, secrets, focus, vision boards, diaries, positive thinking, etc.
Part of that transition to certainty involves you facing your fears about money and success, and RELEASING THEM.
A lot of spiritual people struggle with material success, because they somehow believe that asking for money is sort of sleazy or unseemly, the antithesis of the spiritual work they do, but you know that with abundance you will share and help others and you are doing good work so you DESERVE financial security giving you financial peace and ability to just focus on your mission and the ability to help others, whether individuals or organizations. Let go of money is somehow a dirty thing and let it flow to you. It's just energy flowing to you.
Others see the rich and powerful as bad people, and don't want to be like them (not all Rich people are bad or we'd be in a heck of a fix more so if this were true.) Find a rich role model and emulate them. BE an example for other rich people of how to live and act and share.
Still others have been raised with dogma that tells them being poor is what God wants for you in this life, you'll get your reward in the next. These "thoughts" about money are fear, the only thing that stops the flow. None of these ideas are real, but they do cause FEAR, and Fear blocks EVERYTHING! Let it go! Think of money and success as FUN. Don't take it so seriously. Find the joy in it.
Start with owning who you are. YOU ARE ONE OF GOD'S PERSONALITIES. Like concrete for roads and sidewalks, GOD IS THE STUFF WE, AND EVERYTHING, IS MADE OF. And once you believe that the Universe wants only the best for you and will give you whatever you need, it all flows to you. Go within and realize how amazing you are. Pray for help and get help. You are a piece of the Universe, how much do you love you? Your mind is a magic manifesting machine. What you think is granted. Do you think good stuff, or fear based stuff? Whichever it is comes to you, because your mind grants you all your wishes.
How much do you give thanks for your gifts on a daily basis - thankfulness brings abundance, and the more thankful you are, the more abundance flows toward you. I even say thank you when I find a parking place and my friends can tell you I am "lucky" when looking for parking. And the opposite of thankfulness is fear. Fear is a wall between you and success.
And sometimes we create those walls ourselves - by not believing in ourselves, by not expecting good things, by thinking we are not worthy and forgetting the God/Universe/Creator we love is US.
Ask for help if you are stuck. I mentioned in the last blog that I wanted to start making more money. I wrestled with what it could be. Not coming up with anything just made me more frustrated and fearful. Finally, I started asking my Angels for help. I asked every night for guidance, inspiration, and help. After a few nights of this, I started to feel more calm, certain that help was coming, a sense of "things are getting better." Then one day I was listening to a friend tell me about a conversation with someone else, and from that a light bulb went off and gave me a whole new idea of how to change my course in life - something I never thought of but the Universe had presented it to me (and I have started doing that work, and growing clients everyday).
I mentioned it didn't even take writing down what I wanted, because I wasn't even sure what that was. But turning my problems over to a higher power (Arch Angels resonate strength and goodness for me). If you pray to God, talk to angels, ask your higher self then you don't feel so alone. And once you don't feel alone, you are connecting to the Universal part of yourself and good things start to flow toward you. And with each opportunity, be sure to say THANK YOU! to the Universe which is really you thanking yourself. You are just one of God's many personalities, but you are part of a web that never leaves you, a web that is your family, a web that sustains you, that IS YOU.
Now this doesn't mean you sit back and wait your life away. It means when you have a need, ASK FOR HELP, trust that the help is ALWAYS there, and when the opportunity comes to you, then put your all into it, to make is physically manifest. You are spirit, but when you are on Earth, you are also operating in the physical realm and must follow its laws too. You are a split personality - spirit and form.
And during the process of "growing" the opportunity, you will have doubts. Just say CANCEL every time something negative comes to mind and replace it with a vision of success. Keep doing this as often as it takes, until these doubts appear less and less. And ask yourself WHY you are afraid of success. it's probably that low self esteem bandit again. Owning that you DESERVE abundance is the hardest part. Stand in front of your mirror every morning and have short chat with yourself, like a coach talking to the team. "I deserve success and abundance. I am worthy. I am going to make a difference in the world and use my abundance to help others as well as myself. I deserve abundance and success and the God within is guiding me to this every day in mysterious ways that I surrender to and accept."
You can also make thankfulness a part of your life to get the ball rolling. I crawl into my bed at night and thank God for my warm, safe, cozy bed. I look around my apartment routinely and thank God for this great space I live in. I give thanks for my wonderful pet cat Bunny, who is also a wise and ancient creature who KNOWS she is connected to God every minute of the day and often reminds me of it. I thank God for my friendships which sustain me. I give thanks when I can pay my bills. I give thanks when I have a fun day. I give thanks a lot. But when you live in fear, or allow yourself be sucked into it, you only see lack not abundance. So find everything good in your life and just say "thank you God" and then the Universe knows you want MORE good stuff, and sends it to you.
I hope this helps you understand manifesting, losing fear based beliefs about money or success, being thankful for what you do have is like a magnet that attracts more good to you, and that when you are in need, just ask for help, look within and find the love that exists for you every second of the day, and know that you are that love. Once we can own that, the world will be paradise and our lives will be filled with joy, laughter and abundance in all things. Now go to the mirror and say great things to yourself and keep doing it until you own it, and so much amazing stuff will flow to you that you will be thankful everyday.
Yvonne Walker, founder of theAstroHealer.com (formerly Astrological Healing) is an astrologer with 30+ years experience.