In September I wrote a blog reflecting on my last 10 years in business, and its many transformations. I realized in this entry that manifestation was never anything ‘magical’ to me, instead it was very natural. In my years of spiritual searching and growth I watched videos like “The Secret” and read books like “Creative Visualization”. Since high school I had been creating vision boards (before they were called vision boards, I just called them collages), and writing my lists and goals as I had learned in my peer helper class. Little did I know I was manifesting at it’s best.
Due to my ability to set goals, and write out concrete steps to achieving them, as well as be willing to drift in the unknown, I trusted that if something was ‘meant to be’ it would be. Over the years I have watched my lists of ‘wants’ grow smaller and smaller. I have achieved almost everything I have ever wished for. I have lived in Ottawa, Toronto and visited Vancouver. I have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training, became a E-RYT and trained new teachers in my gentle style. I have ran a full-time studio, and worked with others to collaborate a healing community. I graduated a 3 year advanced diploma program in Child and Youth Work and am (slowly) beginning to incorporate this work into my business.
It always surprises me how people’s go-to for manifestation is money. I am always content and grateful if my bills are paid, I have a roof over my head and food in my tummy. I feel rich having the luxury to buy myself a coffee every day if I want one. I feel rich when I walk into my home, and at peace in this sanctuary I have created for myself. I feel rich in the work I do, and so grateful to be doing what I love: teaching yoga and helping kids grow into themselves. More money would never make me feel richer then I already do. If I had more money, I would just spend more money, like everyone else in the world.
With all this being said, I have learned that there are a few key elements in manifesting which have worked for me: I really have to feel what I want is good for me on a cellular level, I have to be willing to let it go and trust in the highest good of what comes to me, and I have to be happy whether I receive my ‘wants’ or not.
PUTTING A SPIN ON NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!
On Sunday, December 28th, 2014 I will be hosting a Meditation & Manifestation Workshop from 1:00 – 4:30 pm. The focus of the workshop is to reconnect you to your hearts longing, to your passions and desires in life. We will be doing some serious book work, reflection and planning for the whole year of 2015.
In yoga there is a thing called “Sankalpa” and it is sometimes defined as “Heart Felt Intention”. That is what we will be working with. Similar to New Years Resolutions, but much more concrete and powerful. As reflected above the workshop will focus on these 3 keys:
- Clarity AND details
- Ability to let it go and trust
- Feel it energetically and use meditation to imprint it on a cellular level
We will also play with affirmations as part of creating our own Sankalpa(s), do some reflective writing and take the lists of ‘wants’ we are creating and put them into potential steps as a layout in the 2015 calendar year.
There is room for 6 participants; so if you are interested in joining us in this afternoon of exploration of manifestation please contact me for details as soon as possible, and to reserve your spot: Jenni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be held in Cobourg, and the cost is $50 (includes our workbook).