There is a side of manifesting that many life coaches and dream weavers don’t discuss.
What you manifest will require support and maintenance.
The seeds that sprout into plants need sun and water. The animals you rescue need housed and fed. The business you build requires constant care and energy.
It is not just about the frenzy of creation.
A plan to sustain and grow what you manifest is required or it will shrivel on the vine. Manifesting your dream job, business or relationship will require persistent effort, more manifesting and perpetual upkeep if it is to thrive. Manifesting is NOT just a wave of the magic wand in a fairytale when everyone lives happily ever after.
There is a wonderful little book called “Strengths Finder 2.0” written by Tom Rath that helped me understand my manifestation style. There is a brief online quiz filled with illogical questions that spit out a unique report at the completion.
The traits I long thought of as curses are spun into in shiny golden threads.
It helped me understand that I excel at manifesting and can bring things to realization. However, I would be even more successful if I collaborate with those that can sustain and improve these creations.
My energy becomes stagnant and I experience frustration and exhaustion when I spend most of my day mired in the details. Sure I can do the bookkeeping and mop the floor but that is not the best use of my skills. This does not in any way diminish those that find great joy in taking it to the next level – a clean space and filing taxes in March bring great respite to me.
This book helped me appreciate that what is manifested deserves a long-term care plan.
This means inviting assistance even when it is not my first instinct. Maybe this includes adding a board of directors, a consultant, a complete hand-off or re-evaluating the feasibility of the creation’s continued existence.
Not all growth is sustainable or healthy.
Sometimes a branch is there to support us as we move to the next level and then should be trimmed to preserve the integrity of the entire tree. Just as a bonsai loses its shape if the new growth is not groomed; the essence of the creation is muffled amongst the foliage if not clipped.
I now have an additional perspective in the garden of manifestation as I appreciate my talents and learn to collaboratively conspire with those around me. If we all work together and honor each other’s gifts, there is nothing we can’t do and do very well.
With the reminder that I don’t have to do this alone, I ponder the question – how the heck do you weed through the jungle of offers?
The daily pounding of promotional offers, kind gestures from treasured friends and well-intentioned guidance from business peers can be overwhelming.
What advice or opportunities do you immediately dismiss, take into consideration or implement instantaneously?
It is easy to get lost in the merry go round of possibilities. While you may enjoy the rush from spiraling about, you are going nowhere. Being stymied by indecision can be more debilitating than recovering from the knee-jerk decision that you regret five minutes after it is made.
I don’t typically like in-the-box solutions as they feel like pantyhose on an elephant. But, sometimes there is value in the tried and true approach.
Try harder or walk away?
For me, those brief moments between thought is where my answers lay. When my gut and instincts are fully synchronized like the gold medal Olympic swimmers – the answers that will truly perform the best are at the bottom of my breath. When I am able to allow my higher-self to dance with my logic, the un-rehearsed disco is where I find the grove.
Fatigue from fighting to hold on to what has run its course can leave us empty. But in that empty space, when we have depleted even our reserve energy, there is room for the breath to reach the bottom.
This space is where we can plant new seeds, harvest the crop or prune the growth.
What if you were to manifest time and space to practice BEING a human?
Manifesting does always mean doing.
This week I encourage you to explore bringing to fruition the time and space to be. Breathe, rest, attend that yoga class, take a walk in nature, visit with friends and family….manifest the time to do the things that feed your soul.
Remember that when we think we don’t have time to mediate, that is when we need it most.
Blessings for all the very best!