Updated: May 17
“Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned…” , as Erykah’s voice fades to my subconscious. What’s in my forefront, as I read the lyrics from the inside of the cover of ‘BADUIZM’, is the word manifest. I mean I’ve heard of the word prior; but never paid it too much attention until this moment. Now I’m intrigued to know what this word means. Based on the context that I’ve heard it mentioned; I assumed it meant to “make it happen”.
As I’ve evolved to having a mindful outlook on my life, I’ve heard the word mentioned more frequently. “MANIFEST”, “AFFIRM”, “YOU HAVE TO AFFIRM TO MANIFEST”. I associated ‘Manifestation’ or ‘Manifesting’ with believing; and simply put in the terms of what it is; You in fact are believing. But it’s much more than just a ‘wanting’ to believe in something, but knowing that it’s true. You know it’s true to the point where you’re preparing and acting according to that belief.
In certain Christian beliefs, it’s taught that if you commit a sin then you’ll go to hell. Some Christians believe this to be so, that they don’t commit said sin in fear they may in fact go to hell. Manifesting or manifestation is believing in something to the point where your actions and thoughts are going to align with that belief.
Bella Minded isn’t Bella Minded for any reason. It’s about exploring and understanding my beautiful mind. How my mind can be a major influence in the type of life I want and choose to live. And manifestation has quite an influence in that. When I became serious about manifesting the life I not only desire but what I needed; I realize that a lot more went into it.
While affirmations are one way to manifest, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a lot of smaller moving parts that makes manifestation such a big deal; however we’re only focused on the easier work. And YES, I said work. While I’ve been reading and learning; of course I had to apply so that I knew how to make it effective for me. I had to know what I wasn’t doing enough of or what I was missing.
WHAT IS MANIFESTATION?
So when I tell you the definitions of manifestation, I want you to pay careful attention to how the meaning speaks on the actions and one’s state of mind. This is also how you manifest.
To display or demonstrate by one’s act or appearance
To be evidence of; to prove
To turn something from an idea into a reality
Using one’s thoughts, feelings and or beliefs to bring something to our physical reality
HOW DO YOU MANIFEST?
Interesting thing about manifesting is, as much as it’s about controlling or having an influence over your thoughts; It has just as much to do with your actions. I don’t care how many times I sat in the mirror silently or spoke out loud to myself, I didn’t yield the results until I put the action along with it. I’ve heard quite a few people speak of manifesting as if it’s as simple as wanting, believing and speaking it into the Universe. While those instructions are valuable, it doesn’t stop there. When I started taking Manifestation more seriously I researched and came across three laws. These three laws are very instrumental in regards to the process of manifestation. I’m sure you all may be familiar with at least one of the three:
Laws Of Attraction
Laws Of Action
Laws Of Detachment
Using a combination of these three laws can yield more results to living out your dreams or accomplishing your goals. It'll also answer that question of: "HOW DO I MANIFEST?"
LAWS OF ATTRACTION
The Laws Of Attraction will help you to know how to put what you want out there so you can attract it to you. However, you have to know how to ask by understanding what you’re asking for. For instance, I can go and pray to God to bless me to get a lot of business this year with Bella Minded Apothecary. I start to notice that I’m getting an influx of business but I can’t keep up with the product. Now I’m always sold out every time a new customer comes to my site, which may discourage them from coming back to my site. Whereas I got a lot of business; I didn’t have the knowledge, insight or preparation to expand my business correctly. Me asking for a lot of business didn’t mean I was going to get effective business, or professional business.
Now maybe instead of asking or wanting a lot of business, I ask for the ability to grow my business within 6 months to a year so that my business can expand and move to the next level. Being a little more specific can allow God and the Universe to do their part. And with them doing their part I can WORK on mine, which is where The Laws Of Action comes into play.
LAWS OF ACTION
So not only am I going to be clear and concise with what I desire or want but now I’m going to start preparing and putting action behind my goals. Me asking for the ability to grow and expand my business might start with me making quality content on social media. It might motivate me to find ways to make my website more customer friendly to make purchases. Whatever it is, I have to start by putting the same energy into what I want to attract into what I’m doing about it. “Faith without works is DEAD”.
If I have the belief or faith that my business can grow, then how can I act accordingly to how a potentially growing business would act? One way would be to focus on doing the work and not worrying every five seconds about if it’s working or not.
LAWS OF DETACHMENT
Listen, The Law Of Detachment was probably one of my biggest hurdles in working on the process of manifestation. It’s so easy to get caught up in how you expect your goals, dreams and aspirations to come to fruition.
I remember always wanting my first house to have a big wrap around porch and big covered back porch. Did I get those things? Nope. But I probably wouldn’t be in my house at all had I been attached to the idea of this dream house. The most amazing part about it is I really love my home, and one of my favorite spots in my home is my Sunroom. I never pictured or desired a sunroom. Never crossed my mind but now I couldn’t see me having a home without it. This is what happens when you detach from how you want the outcome to be. Put in the work and let the results be the results. If you’re clear on what you want and put in the work, then you’re going to favor the outcome regardless. Smell the flowers and enjoy the journey so you won’t overwhelm yourself with the unknown or trying to control the unknown.
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