Inspirational Coach

Remember to Receive

We know about the Law of Attraction, have long been practicing affirmations and accept that “we create our own reality”.

But have we REALLY got the hang of manifestation?  Are we seeing all the positive developments you would like in our lives?

There’s a subtle principle at the heart of manifestation practices that makes all the difference.  It’s something that took me a while to grasp, and I’ve been studying and practicing these arts for over thirty years!

The key is to be truly RECEPTIVE as well as positively focussed.  As well as ‘asking’ for what we desire to come into our life, it is important to allow ourselves to really ‘receive’ it.

If we are too narrow, tense or controlling, about the details of how or when our dreams will come to fruition, we risk repelling what we desire.  We must be relaxed and open for it to truly ‘land’.

There’s a formula (more of a metaphor, really) that I like to use which is

100% intention + 100% surrender = manifestation

In other words, as well as being clear, committed and focused on your desired outcome (100% intention), it is equally important to let go of any attachment to what may or may not happen (100% surrender).

Letting go of attachment releases tension.  YOU don’t have to figure out how or when it’s going to happen.  YOU don’t have to control or manipulate events to make it happen.  Instead, you surrender to a higher intelligence in the universe (God, karma, nature, destiny, law of attraction – however you experience it) and simply put your trust in the process.

It may seem like a paradox – to be 100% intentional and 100% surrendered at the same time – but it’s not.  An attitude of bright hope, eagerness and positivity combined with relaxation, faith and receptivity is completely magnetic!

The true power of manifestation lies in our ability to lift our energy, our spirit, our vibration to the level of what we desire.  Once we do that, people, events and opportunities match that energy and mirror it right back to us.

If it’s a promotion you seek – imagine yourself happy in your new job.  If it’s a soul mate – feel what it’s like to be fulfilled in love.  If it’s a more prosperous way of living – visualise living in that bigger house, driving that new car.

Once you inhabit what you seek in your imagination (as though it’s already happening) with consistent energy and focus  – and at the same time let go of tension and control – you create the optimum environment for it to show up in your life.

Rachel Elnaugh (Dragons’ Den) chats about manifestation with Maggie Kay

The ‘art of manifestation’ penny finally dropped with me listening to the fabulous Abraham-Hicks teachings – one of my all time favourites.

Abraham-Hicks explain that it is not really a matter of ‘manifesting’ in the sense of creating things out there and moving towards them.  Rather, we simply create the energetic magnetic field within ourselves, keep a relaxed focus and allow those things (that have already been created simply by our wishing them) to move towards us – something they will inevitably do.

It is a question of ALLOWING – not earning, not winning, not acquiring – simply resonating with and then ALLOWING.

Another of my favourite teachings comes via Wayne Dyer in the form of the Ah Meditation.  Like the Abraham-Hicks teachings, this practice has long been integrated into my coaching and workshops.

The Ah meditation is a perfect way to develop 100% intention and 100% surrender.

It is a simple, short and powerful manifestation technique that will catapult your efforts into hyperdrive!

In the following videos I am teaching the Ah meditation at the Entrepreneurs Find Inner Wisdom event (attended by Rachel above), followed by a guided practice.

Please be my guest and let me know how you get on with it…

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