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VFT: The Secret Sauce of Manifesting

“Don’t let anything stand in the way of you claiming and manifesting the life that you choose rather than the life you have by default.” ~ Joy Page

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

A few years ago the movie The Secret was all the rage. It was a wonderfully done movie about manifesting your heart’s desires. I think the movie is visually stunning and it does a very good job of giving an overview to the manifesting process, but it does leave out some essentials. So I’m going to let you in on the secrets behind The Secret.

Manifesting is like baking a delicate soufflé; it has very few ingredients but they need to be handled properly or you get a flat mess.

As The Secret tells you the 3 main ingredients to manifesting are to visualize what you want, hold that vision and then expect it to show up. Well, I’ve broken them down a little deeper for you to give you the ingredients in the secret sauce. My three step process is to visualize, feel and trust; but with a twist!

Secret # 1: Visualization

All the literature talks about visualizing what you want in order to manifest it, right? Well if that was all there was to it you’d have everything you ever wanted. So I’m going to ask you, “How’s it going for you?” Probably not good if you’re like most people. That’s because you don’t know the inside secret to successfully visualizing your desires. Here it is:

You must visualize from your desire not toward your desire.

This little tweak makes a 100% difference! Here’s how it works. For example, maybe you want a new car. Visualizing toward it would look like you seeing yourself in the car of your dreams. But if you notice, there is a disconnect there. By you seeing yourself doing something you are the observer, not the actor. So to visualize from your desire means to visualize from a vantage point of inside the action. So back to the new car scenario, you would pick a visual that would signify that you have the car of your dreams. Maybe choose a scene where you are pulling up in front of your home in the car and your neighbor notices you and says, “Hey, is that your new car?” and you reply, “It sure is, I just got it.” Encapsulate this scene in your mind and play it over and over again. From this vantage point you are inside the action, not merely a bystander.

Secret #2: Feel It

The next essential step is to feel what you would feel as if it has happened. So in the above scenario, when you run that scene in your mind then also feel the feelings that accompany it. Feel how happy you are driving the car into your driveway. Feel the pride when you show it to your neighbor. Feel the leather seat and smell the new car smell. Immerse yourself in a sensory bath of feelings. Your amplitude of feelings is in direct correlation to how quickly and clearly your manifestation will come into being. Thoughts are suggestions, but your feelings are the commands that your subconscious mind responds to.

Secret #3: Trust It

Once you have set up your scene that represents an action that takes place after your manifestation has come to pass, and overlaid it with your intense feelings, then you must act as if it is so. This layer of trust is needed to seal the deal. This is the hardest step because you must ignore your senses and rely on your imagined state. We are all very ingrained to gauge reality by our senses. If we can’t see, feel or touch something then it must not be there, right? Well, remember your subconscious does not know if you are actually seeing something or imagining it. It is shrouded from your external senses and can only process the information you feed it. So if you set up your visualization, feel your feelings and then run around noticing how you don’t have that car yet, your subconscious can’t help but get derailed. Ignore what is and trust what must be around the corner. By keeping your sights on what you want, instead of what you have, you will move from what you have to what you want. It’s like the old adage in Driver’s Ed – the car will go where you are looking, which is why we can’t fixate on anything while driving.

This VFT technique is the most effective way to use your manifestation powers. Pick something small and make these important changes and measure your results. Drop me an email or post on my blog how this technique works for you. I’d love to hear your success stories.

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Are You Magnetizing Your Fears?

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” ~ Steve Jobs

“The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.” ~ Wayne Dyer

How much of your life is spent in fear? Do a quick scan – every time you are anxious about the future, get upset about something that might happen, expect the other shoe to drop, or ruminate about past events then you are spending lots of your precious time in fear. So what can you do to change this vicious spiral?

Close your eyes and visualize yourself holding two magnets; one is labeled FEAR and the other is labeled HAPPINESS.  The magnets turn on when you look at them.  So the more you look at the FEAR magnet the more it pulls what you don’t want into your life. So, if all you have to do is to avert your eyes from the FEAR magnet and lock onto the HAPPINESS magnet then why don’t we? Here’s the big secret:

Fear has a hypnotic effect on us because it is so primal!

Fear has served us well throughout our ancestry. We needed to know when to run and when it was safe to put our kids down for the night. Over the centuries we have entwined fear and intuition and believe they are connected.  They are easy to tell apart – fear screams and intuition whispers. But fear’s primal nature is so hypnotic because of the delicious sense of adrenaline it provides.

Underneath all fear is an undercurrent of adrenaline that keeps us on the hook. This combo makes fear feel alive and exciting in our lives, even though the subject matter is not what we want to bring in to our life.

This adrenaline makes our fears seem alive in our lives even before the actual event comes to pass. It is this quick flash of immediate adrenaline that keeps our eyes locked on our FEAR magnet.

Case Study

I have a client who was magnetizing her fears with her boyfriend. She would have fear dreams where he would cheat on her. Then she would tell him about the dreams and get overly anxious when he was friendly to other women and female co-workers. She was feeding her fears and creating what she didn’t want by dousing him in her anxieties. Her boyfriend was totally committed to her, and wanted them to move in together. So in reality he was not pulling away in any manner, but her fear prevented her from moving forward.

Fears are False Illusions Appearing Real so her reality was very positive with this man; she was just unable to see it because she was mesmerized by what she didn’t want. Her fear had a stronger emotional hold on her than her happiness.

Looking at our HAPPINESS magnet just doesn’t feel as immediately exciting, so it doesn’t hold our attention as well. We tend to rein in our excitement until we are sure a good event will come to pass. Haven’t you ever heard the saying, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch?” The trick to turning this cycle around is to move the powerful, good feelings linked to your HAPPINESS magnet into your today, even before the event has happened.

It will take some reprogramming, but start by revving up your imagination so you feel the rush of good feelings surrounding an event long before it happens. This is crucial because we will gravitate to the strongest feeling, regardless if it is good or bad. That’s the magnetic aspect.

So in this example, instead of being so attracted to the fear scenario, my client needs to shift her attention and feelings to a happiness scenario. So, it would look like this as an option:

Instead of worrying about things that might go bad with her boyfriend, she could focus on the all the things that she is grateful for about him and their relationship. But to make this very present in her day she must write down 3 things she’s grateful for every day. And then she must feel the gratitude. She can keep this going by looking at her list 3-4 times a day.

This re-patterning might take some time before it feels natural, but it is essential to making your shift.

Replace your deep fried platter of fear with an even better dish – the delicious anticipation of happiness. You just need to re-train your brain to feel your good emotions prior to the events; this will override the adrenaline addiction of fear. Since practice makes it easier, look for all the opportunities your day brings you to practice this technique.

[This article is a reprint of my September 2012 Living Well column in Natural Triad.]

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New Year New You

New Year New You

5 Easy Ways to Make Lasting Change

tn_new year photo 2012With the New Year upon us it is time again to make those resolutions. However, why don’t you do it differently in 2012? Instead of resolutions, just decide on some SHIFTS you’d like to make in your life.

Here is an easy 5 step process for creating SHIFTS that move you toward what you are wanting.

S – Start small. Create baby steps toward you ultimate goal. Smaller bites are easier to chew and with small successes, you are more likely to keep these changes in place. Reward yourself for the actions you take rather than using progress as your barometer.

H – Help is not a bad thing. No one said you need to do it all by yourself for it to count. Seek out a support system, enlist a coach or grab a buddy. Do whatever it takes to keep yourself in alignment with what you want.

I – Intention is a powerful motivator. Uncover the powerful reason why you are making these changes. Keep a daily journal of your “Why’s” to help keep you motivated.

F – Forget your “shoulds”. It should be happening faster, you should be doing it better, etc. If you stumble or stray from your new path, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on track. No judgment, just keep going forward.

T – Think in terms of what you’d like to add to your life rather than what you’d like to take away. Focusing on your positive outcomes is a much more powerful motivator.

S – Self-Celebrate. The reason you want to make changes is because you want your life to be better. However, enjoy your life as it is today while working forward to a new you. This way the journey is pleasurable and you aren’t just waiting for the destination.

If you’d like some additional information about making new lifestyle changes this year, please see my article in the Natural Triad online magazine, 12 Lifestyle Changes for 2012.

Happy New Year!

Many Blessings,
Donna

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Welcome to Our Feast of Love

Recently I was at a wedding reception and one of my 8-year-old nephews decided to give a toast. He saw that the adults were all standing up and saying things so he thought he’d join in. So, he stood right up, paused a minute and said, “Welcome family and friends to our feast of love”.

I thought this was probably the best wedding reception toast I’d ever heard. But aren’t all family gathering supposed to be a feast of love?

As you are busy these next few days either preparing for company or traveling, pause for a moment and connect with the idea that you are sharing in a love feast.  Make this Thanksgiving one filled with gratitude for the love that is so abundant in your life.

Here is a gratitude poem I came across and wanted to share it with you. I’m using it as my mantra this holiday season.

Blessings to you and your loved ones,

Donna

Be Thankful
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown ~

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Your Wish is Your Command: How to Uncork the Genie in the Bottle

If a Genie suddenly appeared and asked you, “What is it that you really want?” would you be able to answer? Really answer, not just with the list of things you always have at the ready – bigger house, new car, more money, etc. etc. – but the feelings and state of mind that you think these things will bring you if you somehow could possess them.

Maybe you do have a clear vision of what you really want; like a chronic pain you want to release. Or perhaps when faced with that question you only have a vague sense that there is something you want, but you just can’t bring it into clear focus.

What if that Genie really exists and it lives in your energy field that is the “Higher You”? Wouldn’t you love to be able to communicate with it? Well, the answers you seek are closer than you think.

Here is a fun way to “channel” your inner guidance:

  1. Set aside 30-60 minutes of quiet time. Bring a notebook and a pen.
  2. Write on the top of the paper your question. For example, “What is it I really want at this time in my life?”
  3. Close your eyes and go inward for a few minutes. When you feel ready open your eyes and begin writing. If nothing comes flowing out immediately then begin writing by rephrasing the question. For example, “I want at this point in my life…”
  4. Just write whatever comes – do not edit. Also know that it will feel made up at first – you are not “faking” it – that’s just how it feels until you move into place of more trust. Consider the information “imagined” instead of “faked” – it’s much more playful that way!
  5. Keep asking additional questions that stem from the first one. Questions like, “What’s my first step in making that happen” or “Why do I want that right now” or “Who do I need to ask for help with this”.
  6. Go until you run out of steam and then look over what you’ve written.

This exercise is a great way to tap into the guidance that is always with you. That’s what’s so great about Energy Therapy – it allows us to get guidance from your “Higher Self” so you are able to move forward.

As Summer becomes Fall and the energy shifts, it is time to re-focus on your questions. And as always I am here, ready to help you ask, answer and manifest your heart’s desire.

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What’s Your Dream?

There’s an old Nick Nolte movie in which a homeless man goes around asking people “What’s your dream?” Finding your life’s passion is sometimes harder than it would seem. One way I have my clients assess passion level is by the way tasks and ideas make them feel.

Does thinking about taking on a new career path fill you with energy or dread? Do you feel better or worse after spending the weekend with that new person in your life??

Listening to your own body is the quickest way to tap into your intuition. Your senses are full of information that is reliable – you just need to know what you’re listening for and make sure it’s coming from the right place. Often the voice in our head is not our own and the things that seem to be draining us are not even real.

I came across this great blog called Life in Pencil. Anne, one of the blog’s writer’s, wrote an excellent post about this topic. It’s called “Where’s Your Energy?

Please let me know what some of your experiences are with making decisions and finding your passion.

I look forward to hearing about your journey.

Blessings,

Donna

 

Here’s a great video by Dr. Wayne Dyer about finding your passion:

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Here are some other blog posts about Finding your passion:

 

5 Simple Ways to Find Your Passion and Take Your Blog from Zero to Hero

How to Find Your Passion for Anything

How to Find Your Passion

100 Useful Web Tools to Help You Find Your Passion, Calling or Career

How to Find Your Passion (And What You Should be Blogging About)

55 Seconds to…Finding Your Passion

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Do You Want to Harness Spring’s Powerful Energy for Your Life?

Spring Transformation

Spring Transformation by Joan Compton

One of the main gifts of Spring is it causes us to be hyper aware of our surroundings. Our senses have been somewhat dormant throughout the Winter and then Spring bursts forth with vibrant colors, fragrances, new life and light.

This hyper awareness is a gift because it brings the contrasts of our life into sharp focus. For example, as new flowers begin to bloom in your flower bed you can not notice them without also noticing the weeding that needs to be done and the fact that the bed needs more mulch.

Spring is about Liver Energy, which is all about planning, organizing and carrying out. However, Spring is so powerful it is easy to get overwhelmed with the sensory overload and have your Liver Energy flip into its pathological state of anger, anxiety and stuckness.

How you take advantage of the gifts of Spring is up to you. If you’ve had projects or ideas that you’ve been avoiding now is the time to harness and channel the abundant energy the Universe is supplying you toward getting going forward in your life.

One of the things I suggest to clients is to consciously focus on one thing at a time to minimize overwhelm. For example, as you are outside enjoying the beauty that surrounds you, focus only on the color green. See how many different shades of green you can discern. Notice the different vibrations each shade emanates and how they each make you feel.

Your situation is as totally unique as a field of wildflowers. Whatever tasks or decisions you want to harness the creative powers of Spring for need a specialized plan. Right now is the time to co-create your personal Spring Intention, so give me a call.

You can experience the exhilarating power of new growth as it runs through your life’s field. Setting up your Spring Intention is the quickest way to become in sync with the electric energy flowing through the Universe right now and be able to channel it into your own unique purpose.

Here are some other articles which deal with healing and change:

Please let me know your thoughts on this topic. Please post a comment and continue this discussion. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Blessings,

Donna

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Secret Footage from The Secret

Cool Video Footage Found on the Cutting Room Floor of The Secret

Here is some video footage that was cut from the hit movie, The Secret. This footage showcases the teachings of Abraham-Hicks. It’s good teaching about the vibrational nature of our universe.

More on the The Law of Attraction:

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