These days people love to talk about the power of manifestation. There are lots of methods that are said to help achieve it. Some say you just have to imagine how it would feel if you already had that particular thing you want, and simply cultivate that feeling. Other people say you have to practice visualisation. But most of the time… these strategies don’t work. And it leaves people very frustrated.
Do you want to know why it doesn’t work?
It doesn’t work for most people because they are not ready for whatever they are trying to manifest.
There might be old unaddressed wounds that just won’t let you be where you want to be. There might be open contracts that you still have to complete. There might be blocks in your way….
Trying to manifest things in life before we are actually ready for them is like trying to jump higher than our own head.
To attract something, we need to be ready for it.
How do we know when we are ready for something?
It feels like an opening of a portal.
It feels as if a door in your life has been unlocked.
You receive a phone call that changes everything. You discover the perfect remedy. You overhear a conversation that gives you a revelation. You meet a person who leads you to a number of other synchronistic events…
Is there a way to open those portals then?
Sometimes things just have to ripen within… Patience can be a strategy.
At the same time, there are things you can do.
1. Taking on a path of transformation.
Your commitment to your path is a big deal. Doing what it takes to support your path should be something non-negotiable.
I once chose to go into a silent meditation retreat for 10 days even though I had just started seeing someone who was very important to me (who even became my husband eventually), and that choice and what followed created a huge transformation.
2. Committing to a practice.
Best if the practice is helping you expand spiritually. Even staying in a relationship through it all can be a spiritual practice. Parenting can be a spiritual path. What matters is that the fire of commitment burns up all the places where you are too closely identified with your personality and it pushes you to move past your comfort zone.
One of my spiritual practices these days is taking an ice-cold bath every day. It definitely takes me out of my comfort zone! And works on my nervous system too (but that’s a whole new topic for another article).
3. Immersing yourself in high vibrational art.
Through music, dance, poetry and visual art we can access profound spaces within. The key is to let the art really touch you and wash over you as you receive or create it.
I am finding a huge amount of inspiration through music and dance. If you want to listen to what I am listening to, find me on Spotify; I have quite an impressive collection there.
4. Performing spiritual rituals.
It may sound a bit esoteric, but rituals lift the veils between realities.
Rituals help clear pathways, because during a ritual you are no longer trapped in the world of personal identity, but you have direct access to your soul.
Much of the Priestess School and Tantra Mystery School work is conducted around rituals. We start with a ritual. Everything that follows is either a formal ritual or is held in a temple space. So all my training sessions are in fact portals. After each training module people experience changes in their lives. For example, module 2 of the Priestess School is known for opening the portal of attraction – all of a sudden, women start experiencing the power of their radiance and its effect on the men who start surfacing in their lives.