Let’s play with the idea that we can manifest all of our dreams. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? To begin, you must become conscious of the existence of what you desire as real and possible for you. If you are conscious of its potential existence for you, then it is also possible to actually experience it as real.
how to manifest your dreams
This idea is not a bunch of new age speculation, it is grounded in the science of quantum mechanics, where science conducted the famous slit experiment concluded that the act of a human observing an experiment with matter has the capacity for completely affecting the outcome of the experiment. In other words, it has been SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN that our conscious experience has a direct impact on the subatomic world in which we operate. That’s sort of crazy, right? But personally, I have directly experienced evidence of this.
my story of spontaneous manifestation
Many years ago I learned that a friend’s mother whom I knew well and adored had received a terminal diagnosis. My friend was devastated and I felt the depths of her sorrow as real as if it were my own. I am an unusually sensitive person; and have had to learn to manage my emotional empathies because when they are as heavy as they felt in this case. So, after we got off the phone, I decided to take an evening yoga class; which would be a physically dark place forme to work through these emotions with my breath which always helps me to balance my emotions. I made a deal with myself at the beginning of class to not fall apart in tears from my sadness; that instead I would dedicate every single thought, every single breath to my friend’s mom. It would be my way of honoring her beautiful spirit and my way to say goodbye. We were thousands of miles apart at the time, so physically saying goodbye was not an option. I was soon lost in my yoga practice that night; it became a meditation in motion to my friend’s mother. I visualized my memories of her, her face; her actions, and her energy. After class I felt calm and tired and went to bed.
The next day I talked to my girlfriend, and of course we spoke of her mom and how at that point she was mostly in and out of sleep. I had not told her about my prolonged yoga meditation to her Mom. At the end of our conversation my friend told me that her Mom did wake up and talk with her that morning and said,
I almost forgot to tell you that your friend Heather came and visited with me last night.
we are more powerful than we can even imagine
Hearing that shocked me to the core; but everything in my experience knew that I HAD been with her the previous evening. I had somehow found through sustained focused attention, breath, and the emotion of wanting to BE with her one last time that I did affect that outcome. This is my own personal experience of our human inherent ability to affect the manifestation of our deepest desires despite the illusory barriers of space and time.
Theoretical physicists have their own evidence to support the theory that at the most subatomic level, all matter is comprised of tiny filaments of vibrating energy. Those filaments of energy vibrate at a particular frequency depending on what form of matter they take. This concept is known as String Theory; because those vibrating filaments that comprise matter seem to resemble strings. Those vibrations at the sub-atomic level of course translate into the three dimensional observable world that we interact with.
When I set out to dedicate my yoga practice to my friend’s mother to say goodbye I focused on HER not any particular predetermined outcome. Quantum mechanics explains that my engagement with my desire and focus on the feelings I was seeking resulted in my being in two places simultaneously. I was in my own experience in that yoga room at the same time I was tapping into her vibration – a beautiful example of the mind-bending principles of theoretical physics. I was able to change my vibration and change my reality even if it was a fleeting one.
applying the principles
Tthe potential for any scenario of your dreams to become realized is only as far away as a very close ‘parallel’ universe (another way of thinking about a potential future outcome) with a different vibration. All we have do in our own reality is to tap into that vibration we seek using the language of emotion or feeling, as I did that mournful evening at yoga class.
Everything we dream about having for ourselves therefore has a corresponding vibration of emotion or experience. If we want to manifest that reality, we need to find way to engage with our life experience that resonates with the vibration/feeling/emotional component that we seek.
Thankfully we come hard-wired with emotions or feelings that allows us to speak the language of the vibrational realities that we seek. For example; say I desire to be ten pounds lighter. If I keep asking the universe to ‘lose ten pounds,” I’ll get more experiences of ‘losing weight.’ Losing weight is not the end goal. Losing weight is the PROBLEM. It is also not an outcome that is a feeling/vibration/emotion. Asking the Universe for what you want in terms of the problem you have will only serve to give you more of the problem. The Universe always work to affirm which you conjure in your mind.
start with identifying the vibration or emotion of what you seek
I use a process of self-inquiry that involves a series of whys? that break down the desire into feelings or vibrations that have the ability to resonate with the vibrational energy we are composed of! The word emotion comes from the latin “to move,” a direct reference to the fundamental vibrational and changeable nature of the possible realities that we can manifest. The self-inquiry in my example of wanting to lose ten pounds, I’d ask myself:
- Q: Why do I want to lose ten pounds?
- A: Because I feel and look so much better in my clothes at that weight.
- Q: Why do you feel and look so much better ten pounds lighter?
- A: Because I feel more comfortable in my clothing and feel the freedom to wear almost anything I want to wear. Life feels so much easier when I weigh less.
Ask the universe to help you feel what you want to feel (more comfort, ease, and freedom) then the Universe will respond by giving more life experiences to engage with comfort, ease, and freedom in my life. Avoid at all costs asking the Universe for anything to do with an end-result or a statement of the problem.
Asking the Universe to affirm the feelings that I desire allows me to identify and seek out direct experiences that make me feel more comfort, ease, and freedom. As I experience these vibrations, my sub-atomic string filaments begin vibrating differently to match my conscience experiences. I am becoming that which I seek.
quantum mechanics proves you have the the power to affect your desired outcome just by giving them your attention
Understanding and incorporating our innate quantum mechanical power to affect the outcomes we seek is how to begin to intelligently engage with the Universal Law of Attraction. Taking your heart’s desires and breaking them down into the language that the vibrational Universe can understand means dissecting your heart’s desires into how you want to FEEL about your life and letting go out what we think those outcomes look like. A vibrational level is something that the creative Universe can respond to. The result of which usually ends up being a million times more amazing that the limited solution that our minds think we want.
real life examples
I had a lovely neighbors a few years back who wanted a baby. She and her husband didn’t say a lot about their desire but I felt a sense of frustration from her after a few years went by with no baby. Then, she came to us, her neighborhood friends, in a slight panic – they got word that they would be adopting a baby in just a couple of weeks. She scrambled to align her surroundings with accommodating a baby. We threw her an impromptu shower, and she began immediately experiencing the reality ‘life with baby.’
Think of all of those neural pathways being created in her and her husband’s very subatomic composition that were immediately changing from ‘wanting a baby’ to now match up with her experiences, feeling, emotions, and vibrations of ‘being a mother.’ Nine months later she came again to us happily stunned that she was pregnant. Who can say how or why; but I know this is a common story. I think that it shows how aligning your reality experience to match the vibration of that which you seek can result in unforeseen and amazing outcomes.
how to begin
Start manifesting your dreams by breaking down your deepest desires into how you want to feel. Once you’ve identified these vibrational energies the Universe will give you opportunities to experience the vibrations/emotions/ feelings/experiences that you seek. Accelerate the power of the Law of Attraction by actively seeking out opportunities to engage with the world in ways that will allow you to experience those things.
Impacts on the practice of Vision Boarding and Life Planning
These ideas directly impact the efficacy of your vision boarding process. I have an in-depth how-to article on How to Create A Vision Board here. When you create your vision board, be certain that the images or words that you put on your vision board are a reflection of the emotions/vibrations/feelings that you desire in each aspect of your life. Again, do not put ideas about predetermined end results on your board, or representations of problems but rather find images that directly resonate with the feelings you want to manifest in your dreams.
a working example
Using my example of thinking that I want to lose ten pounds; I would not put ‘lose ten pounds on my board. I would use the process of self-inquiry to identify that my goal is not really to lose ten pounds, instead I want to feel more freedom, ease and comfort for that health & wellness area of my life. Spend some time visualizing what reality would look taste and feel like to have freedom, ease, and comfort? Think about experience you’ve had in the past that gave you the feeling you seek in your goals.
What comes to mind for me is physical activities like hiking, gardening, and yoga (Comfort with chosen physical activity). I see me wearing clothes that are not tight or constricting but that fit me perfectly. (Ease) I envision a world where I eat more raw vegetables simply prepared at home; cooked and assembled for depth of flavor and freshness. I see raw tomato salad, fresh fruit smoothies, and lots of delicious summery foods. I see a freedom from self-imposed ideas about what I can and can’t eat. (Freedom) As you actually create your vision board it should reflect your own personal ideas about how to incorporate those feelings in your life.
a last word
I made a conscious decision to write about things that help you live a big life; and that by definition has to involve making the decision at some point in life that you can and should intentionally try to create a life of intention. That kernel of optimism holds the scientifically grounded idea that you can manifest everything in your life that you desire in your heart. Connect with the idea that all things, and all beings are made up of the same energy. That we have the immense power to shift that energy to create any reality that we desire is both a scary and a fascinating idea that we are never separate; just living different realities/vibrations. I hope that you begin to claim your heart’s desires. Let me know what happens.