by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac.
(Excerpt from his new book, Lead Us To A Place ~ your spiritual journey through life’s seasons)

What does it mean to manifest something? According to Webster’s Dictionary, it is “to show or display something.”

Anything can be manifested. It is your intention realized. It is the process of asking, believing and receiving which brings to you what you wish to create in your life.

“To manifest” is a formal way of saying that something is apparent to your senses and is synonymous with evident, apparent, or clear results. If you have a strong feeling about something, it will manifest on your face. It is the result of an action.

A manifestation is an example of emotion or feeling, or something theoretically made real or possible. The origins of manifestation come from religion and spirituality as it is something spiritual that becomes real. This is said to be a manifestation. The word’s usage has spread to include all aspects of life.

So manifesting is the process of bringing something from a desire to reality.

Here are 7 actions to manifest anything you want in your life.

Action 1: Be very clear as to what you want. Set your intention. Create your perfect scenario. Be specific. Look at the details of what you are asking for. Let your intention be true in thought and manner.

Action 2: Ask the Universe. All it takes is to ask. This is the step that releases your intention outward. It is releasing and letting go of your dream. Now, it is up to you to show that you support, trust and believe in what you have coming to you.

Action 3: Stride toward your goal. Every day, do one thing to inspire (help) in manifesting your intention. This shows yourself (and the Universe) that you are ready for it. This supports the fact that your intention (wish) is something you really want for your life. This is the process of grounding your intention into a real and tangible purpose.

Action 4: Trust the process. Without trust, there is no real belief in what you are doing. It is time to believe it. It is time to have faith in your conviction and to honor the process with assurance.

Action 5: Keep Your thought vibrations positive. A positive outlook (along with that trust) is an important element to manifesting what you desire. Staying in that “higher vibration” allows you to look past the doubt. It keeps you moving to a higher state of consciousness. A higher vibration gives you strength and the patience to see your intention through.

Action 6: Remove resistance. Let go. It is time to trust, stay positive and do not allow the negative, self-doubt or voices in your head to take over your actions.  If you are saying, “it’s easier said than done”… you are still resisting.  Let it go. Remember, Universal time is not always occurring when WE want it to happen. What we wish to manifest occurs when we are truly ready to receive it.

Action 7: Receive what you asked for. Appreciate and acknowledge what you have attracted to you. It is what you have manifested. What you have been given is no fluke. This was not dumb-luck. You have taken the steps, put in the hard work and fought off the negative, self-doubt, and nee-sayers. Give thanks (repeatedly) for being shown that anything is possible.

Tools for Manifesting

I am often asked, “why do I need tools to help me manifest something?”  The short answer is, ‘you don’t’. But, think about some added support. Wouldn’t it be great to go through the process with means to help you improve (and intensify) your purpose?  Here is a short list of my favorite “tools” for manifesting.

Meditation is a time-honored tool for helping us connect with our inner thought. It can be used to help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, find focus and come into ourselves. The practice of meditation helps us temporarily let the physical world go so that we can begin to see ourselves as we truly are – spiritually enlightened beings. Use meditation for reinforcing your intention.

Candle Therapy: The candle’s flame has always been a metaphor for the soul! It possesses a tranquil and almost hypnotic atmosphere to those who allow its power to take them to a very special place. A candle acts as a “self-object”. A self-object is an object that is a reflection of our self, a reflection upon which we can act. The candle reflects the spiritual and ethical changes we would like to bring about in ourselves. It burns as a reminder and symbol of our desires. Use a candle to enforce your purpose and burn with the desire of your intention.

Crystal Healing: Crystals and gemstones are great energy tools. Many aspects of stone come into play when using them for healing! Their mineral properties, color, shape, the location from which they came, as well as their psychological effect, can engage us. Use crystals for manifesting as a reminder of your goal, as a positive force in your life, and as a tangible tool to recall that anything is possible.

Music Therapy: From celebrations and ceremonies to proclamations and processions, music marks the empirical reference we associated with time and place. Music is a magical medium that has always been a metaphor for our spirit! For manifesting purposes, play music in your life that supports your positive outlook, your desire to make things happen, and a force behind you, giving you empowerment.

Color Therapy: Color influences us on a daily basis. This color experience provides the opportunity to discover for yourself, the impact colors can have on your well-being. The need for a particular color’s vibration seems to differ from day to day or even from hour to hour. When you absorb a color vibration it travels, via the nervous system, to the part of the body that needs it. For manifesting, each body has its own optimum state of well-being and is constantly seeking ways to maintain or restore a balanced state. Use colors that support your desires, dreams and create a positive outlook.

Guided Imagery: This is the visualizing of images, scenarios, or symbols that support a visual reason for moving forward. Because it uses the symbolic language of the right brain, it allows you to communicate with your unconscious mind. This can help you “read” the body signals we call symptoms so that you can give yourself precisely what you need to heal. Used for manifesting, it can make you deeply aware of how your thoughts, feelings, and habits influence your outcome. Imagery lets you play an important role in your own healing and is also a remarkably powerful tool for self-awareness.

Aromatherapy: The power of scent is stronger than any mind/body connection we can associate with. It connects us with our olfactory nerve, bringing to mind how we associate a scent with a life event. Essential oils are the nectar of nature and can bring joy and great memories with the simple accent of oil touched to the inner palm, diffused into the room or sprayed over any intimate or healing place. Light some incense, burn some resin or simply ease back as you diffuse scent throughout your room.

Yoga Therapy: Incorporating yoga into your life can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences you can take on your journey! A nurtured yoga practice can transcend you by creating a disciplined mind a strong and physically fit body and no matter what religion you practice, like any religion, yoga can be a bridge to enhancing your spirituality. For manifesting, practicing yoga is associated with establishing harmony, equanimity, balance.

Feng Shui: Using the “ancient art of placement” is a great way to add to you, exactly what you need.  An intention starts with a clear, focused purpose. Look around. Is your life cluttered with things that you have not used in years? Are you dragging around “things” (objects, people, beliefs) that no longer serve you or make your heart sing?  For manifesting, Feng Shui can help us clear the clutter, focus on the “flow” of our lives and bring about positive feelings of hope and new beginnings.

Writing/Journaling: This tool of self-expression allows us a private and personal space to release our fear, encompass our joy and allow us to sort out what we want and don’t want. For manifesting, it can be used to define your intention or purpose. Writing or journaling can help us express (on paper) the ideas we may not necessarily be able to express “out loud”. Journaling brings your voice to the forefront and helps you define your beliefs.

Now is the time to manifest!