Welcome to my joy filled space 🙂
Today it’s a bit spicy, so may you open your heart, feel the magic of the moment and allow for the possibility that you may manifest absolutely anything!!!!
Oh yea!! Anything..as you will soon read..
Disclaimer: If there is a manifesting scale, I am a ten at manifesting for others, and a five sometimes seven for myself. Why? Because I tend to focus on the “how” and if it’s indeed possible..and until I release that I limit my own power. I need a “proofreader” before submitting my personal requests. Not kidding..when the experience is over I think wow that was unbelievably awesome, yet not exactly what I meant.
True life example. I am sharing with you so when you manifest you don’t allow “how” to effect your outcome! Anything truly is possible when you are open to it….My friend, Megan, and I always ask each other what magic shall we create today? Something usually out of the norm..fun challenge. When you read her story below, this will make sense to you–she is the “Queen of Manifesting”, I’m a lovely “Lady in Waiting”–Megan’s helping me to change that though 🙂 Well, one evening she asked me what I wished to create. So I said I was going to make love. Nice. Okay, so my potential make love candidate comes over (potential because we’ve been lovers)..good start..and during our visit, he says, “you know you never allow anyone to play your djembe drum”. And I think how true — that is the most intimate part of me, expressing my heart beats to the Universe..(you see where this is going!)….
Right..So eventually he asks may he play my drum, and I think wow, I don’t know..what a huge step for me..and he plays my drum, and is quite pleased doing so..and I play my drum..and I think this is perhaps the most intimate I’ve been with anyone..in my most personal boat space expressing our heart beats to the Universe..So, Megan later asks did I make love? And I tell her, I did actually, in a way I never could have thought to ask for 🙂 Quite frankly, my heart speaks the truth, so I laugh at such “re-direction” but when I evaluate each manifesting experience I see Truth and thank the Universe!
That is how manifesting works for me personally. I am rewarded one million times over, just not in the exact way I had thought..Which is why I run my requests by Megan first..and let me share here..those who know Megan will agree she is the “Queen of Manifesting”..
Lucky for us..Megan Bord is here to share her tips with us in the “Month of Magic”…
How to Manifest Absolutely Anything
by Megan Bord
Joy asked me to write a post about manifesting. She refers to me as the Queen of Manifesting, which is a title I revel in because I always wanted to be royalty. <smile>
What I know about manifesting can be summed up pretty easily, which is good because I like easy.
Before I begin, though, here’s a manifesting story that happened to me a few months ago. It was late August, and I was talking with a friend about the state of my romantic life. I heard myself say something I’d said probably a hundred times before, which was “I’m just waiting for the right guy to come along…” Anyone who knows anything about affirmations or manifesting probably picked up on the red flag in that statement. “I’m just waiting for…” It’s as if a lightbulb went on over my head when I realized that anytime I uttered that phrase, I was affirming and/or manifesting that, if I continued saying it, I would, indeed, keep on waiting…and waiting…and waiting.
So I immediately got to work manifesting a new scenario. I began saying instead, “My life is full of the greatest passion and romance imaginable! I have the best love life, with the greatest guy and am having so much fun!” (Notice the present tense, or the now-ness of that revised statement.) I said that for a few days, and then a week before Labor Day Weekend, took it a step further. I blocked off the three-day holiday weekend on my calendar and wrote, “Most Incredible, Passion-Filled, FUN, Romantic, Sexy Weekend Ever with the Most Awesome Guy!!!”
Now, let me back up a bit. I really didn’t have any prospects on the horizon at that time. The one guy who might have fit the bill was out of the country and wouldn’t be home for a few months. I’m also rather shy and have a tough time asking guys out. Not only that, but I don’t go out much! Anyone looking at my situation from the outside would have thought I was crazy, but I knew better.
So on top of blocking off Labor Day Weekend, I started to visualize and feel myself getting excited about an upcoming tryst. I felt positive anticipation and “whoo-hoooooooooooo” energy pulsing through my veins. I saw myself mouthing, “Thank you, Universe!” over and over again, as a smile grew across my face. With every fiber of my being, I felt as if my manifestation had already come true.
The next thing I did was to cast a couple lines in the water because one thing I’ve learned is that I can’t do any manifesting simply sitting on my couch without action. (But remember, I like things easy…) Well two interesting things happened: one is that I spontaneously decided to go to a concert that Friday night with a buddy of mine, and at that concert, I went ga-ga for one of the band members. Completely uncharacteristic of me and at my buddy’s urging, I said hello to the cute band member after the show and struck up a conversation. Later that night, thanks to Facebook, I found his email address and sent him a message telling him just how dreamy I thought he was. (Egads!) I figured whether or not it led anywhere didn’t matter. I was casting a line into the water.
Now, that same night I also received an email from a different guy who I hadn’t heard from in quite some time. He was someone I met four years prior and on whom I’d had a HUGE crush. Unfortunately, we lived on opposite coasts and the timing was never right so as a result, we’d all but lost touch. However, his email gave me a window of opportunity so once again, rather uncharacteristically, I took action. I sent him a reply and in it, I invited him to spend the weekend with me. Now, the weekend I was referring to was the one before Labor Day Weekend, which would have meant him jumping on a plane the very next day. He wrote back and said he was flattered and intrigued, but that he didn’t think he could do it. “Okay, no worries! If you change your mind, let me know.” I then went on with my weekend.
A few days later I was driving and revisited my “Most Romantic Weekend EVER!” manifestation. Undaunted by my seeming misses, I focused on feeling the excitement of having something spectacular to look forward to, and saw myself mouthing, “YES YES YES! Thank you, Universe, thank you!” to the sky. I was smiling and giddy. I could feel my manifestation coming true!
An hour later when I arrived home, the guy I’d had a crush on emailed. He had a change of heart and wondered if my offer was still valid, only this time for Labor Day Weekend. Without missing a beat, I stopped reading his email, felt a big smile stretch across my face, looked up at my ceiling and began excitedly saying, “OH MY GOD, THANK YOU, UNIVERSE! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU
And the rest, as they say, is history.
So that story being told, these are my secrets for how I’m able to manifest absolutely anything:
1. I honestly believe everything is possible.
2. I focus only on the wow’s I want to create, and leave the how’s for the universe to figure out (thank you, Mike Dooley). In the example above, you can see just how well that served me. I had no idea how I was going to create the most romantic weekend imaginable for myself, but I knew what doing so would feel like when it transpired. Lucky for me and everyone here, the Universe is all about the how’s, so we don’t have to be!
3. When manifesting something, I both visualize what I want, but more importantly I FEEL how excited I’ll be when it comes true. Feeling, as it turns out, is like throwing gasoline on a fire: it ignites the process of manifesting and draws what we want to us faster.
3a. When I’ve stayed in that feeling space for five or ten seconds, I then “let go and let God.”
4. I dream in broad strokes because I’ve learned that the Universe knows better than I what will truly make me giddy.
4a. Example: In the story above, I could have manifested using only that which I knew, aka, the one guy I loved in the Middle East. In order to get my romantic weekend, my manifestation might have then looked something like this, “Universe, please let Alan come home for a surprise visit over Labor Day Weekend and let us have a wonderfully fantastic time together filled with romance, joy and fun!” Now, the trouble with that scenario is that I would have immediately limited the Universe in its ability to deliver me the best possible outcome because I would have already told the Universe how to do its job. I know lots of people who manifest in this fashion and then wonder why their lives aren’t more magical. The method I chose to use, however, left things open and let the Universe send me just the right guy to make my dreams come true. I’ve found it’s like that with anything we want to manifest. For instance, do we want a raise at work in order to become wealthier, or do we want to become wealthy beyond our fondest dreams in whatever good & balanced way the Universe dreams up for us? The former assumes that our current job is the only way to become wealthy. The latter makes way for miracles we wouldn’t have known to ask for, like winning a contest or lottery, or being gifted a large sum of money out of the blue.
5. In most cases, I stay flexible with timing. So if something doesn’t manifest exactly when I want it to, I maintain faith that the Universe’s timing is perfect and when my wish does come true, it will be beyond my fondest dreams.
In the past four or five years I’ve manifested some pretty awesome things, including a near-million dollar job offer, trips to exotic places, dream jobs, friendships, speaking on the radio, and more. Still, though, my favorite daily manifestation is simply “I am living my BEST LIFE EVER!”
And truly, I am.
So, what would you like to manifest today?
Megan E Bord is a freelance writer focusing on spirituality, metaphysics and all things joyful! Connect with her on Facebook or email her at meganbord (at) gmail (dot) com.