Think back to a time when you had a vision of the future. A vision that you currently sit within, something that is now in fact very real.
Congratulations, you have manifested this reality!
An absolutely beautiful occurrence, being able to bring your imagination to life. A happening we often find ourselves a part of, without ever fully realizing what we’ve done.
For a moment here, let us earnestly think about this.
Can you remember what you did to initiate this becoming? Perhaps the process itself?
Because the honest truth of it is, we are always a part of something new.
Something strange and exciting. Something we’ve perhaps always wanted, yet have at one point or another, thought it literally impossible.
Manifestation is one of, if not the, most powerful processes by which we create what is deemed reality. And we all partake in it.
But what exactly does it mean for something to be manifested?
What Does It Mean For Something To Be Manifested?
Whether it’s a promotion at work, a new relationship, or even just a moment that proves you are now more socially aware than you once were, if it was once something of only a dream, where it is now a reality, then it has been manifested.
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, manifested can best be defined as, “something becoming easily understood or recognized by the mind.”
And not just by your own mind, but the mind of others, as well.
When something is manifested, it has become apparent and real to all parties involved.
How Does Something Become Manifested?
Okay, but how exactly do we go from imagination to a manifested reality?
Whether or not we are fully aware of it, there are 3 simple steps which constitute this path, which we all pursue.
First we visualize, then we take action, and finally, we reminisce in a state of gratitude.
1. Initiating positive and productive thought patterns
Visualization, and creative visualization at that.
We must first allow ourselves to envision that which we wish to have manifested as something already manifested.
The key to doing this is to pursue largely productive and positive thought patterns.
Pay attention to what you focus on most.
Is it negative in nature? Is it self restricting? Belittling or degrading of yourself?
Our brains naturally form and focus on memories based in negative experiences first, helping it to alleviate the potential of future disasters.
Knowing this, it becomes imperative that we focus on questioning the origins of our thought patterns. And if the origin is of a negative essence, then we must remove ourselves from these thoughts.
Acknowledge them for what they are, even confront the origin itself, but choose to push yourself into a direction of positive thinking. Imagine yourself as capable and powerful, with a future that is in direct alignment with your desires.
Now, as you begin to feel the power growing within you, and as the positivity blossoms, take action.
2. Taking actionable control of your life
Such action comes in many forms, certainly, and is of both a physical and mental construct.
While focusing on positively developmental thoughts will certainly help in the preparation of taking action, we must not let ourselves stop here.
These thoughts alone accomplish nothing in terms of manifestation.
Effort must be actively exerted in the direction of manifesting, if anything is to ever truly become manifested.
In Mindvalley’s Becoming Limitless program, such a path of action is laid out before you, as it encourages a highly productive 8-week process of manifestation.
What we present to you here is perhaps the best way to take your first step towards a new life of actionable change. To become a part of something which not only provides guidance but holds you accountable.
In the words of the program’s author, himself,
If not now, when?
— Vishen Lakhiani, Mindvalley Founder and CEO
Still yet, maybe you’d like to take a smaller first step?
Something one should maintain an awareness of being completely okay with. Move at your own pace, always. Regardless of pressures from the outside world.
But still, take the first step. Again, action is required.
In this vein, here are 5 things you can start in your daily routine, to help initiate action in the direction of turning your imagination into something manifested.
- Write down your goals, both long and short-term
- Practice breathing and meditation
- Stay physically active, move your body
- Tell yourself, everyone you know, and even strangers, what it is that you intend to accomplish
- Keep a gratitude journal, and write in it daily
3. Maintaining a hard focus on the power of gratitude
What a fantastic way to maintain our third step here, in this process of turning imagination into something manifested.
Harness the power of gratitude, and remind yourself of it on a daily basis.
Thank yourself for all the hard work you have put in, whilst likewise thanking the universe for honoring this work and providing you with results.
Watch yourself, through this lens of gratitude, begin to naturally repeat steps one and two in every facet of your being. Before you know it, you’ll have more of your imagination manifested as reality then you’ll know what to do with.
It all starts with believing in yourself. Then, by taking action through this new found belief. And finally, by being grateful for the process, itself, as you’ll then find said process inherently and naturally self-catalyzed.
Can you think of a time in your life when you’ve applied these three steps already? Maybe you’re sitting here now realizing how grateful you truly are? Share these stories with us in the comments below, as we’d love to hear about you own personal journey towards becoming limitless.