Manifesting Abundance Fast? “Oh like making a wish”?
If you’re reading this, chances are you want to manifest abundance, (and fast). The concept of manifesting abundance gets tossed around as carelessly as my cat kicks litter out of his litter box. Much of what’s written either over simplifies manifesting, (as in your fairy Godmother on tap), or over complicates it, (as in you have to be a third degree yogi in order to get results). Is it any surprise that your sincere efforts, have you running in circles?
When you’ve been envisioning so hard, that you nearly split your pants, send positive vibes out so far into the Universe, that rainbows are shooting out of your rear end, seeing little to zero results can quickly fizzle those positive vibes. Your visions can become blurred, by what seem to be impossible obstacles.
I understand your pain, and frustration. Wasting your energy and getting nowhere is exhausting, and discouraging. How spirit killing is it to feel trapped living a life that doesn’t fit you? It can feel like being stuck in a sweater you managed to get into, but no matter how you contort yourself, you can’t get out of. When you know that your life can fit like a pair of yoga pants, you tire of living a life that fits like a pair of stiff jeans, (muffin top bursting out and all). Are you ready to not just manifest abundance, but manifest abundance fast?
In this guide I’ll share two ideas, and give you the essential ingredient, that will significantly level up your manifesting abilities. We’ll look at:
- Why the term itself, (Manifesting Abundance), is misleading, and what it really means.
- Why your Self-Awareness is the key to unlocking your ability to manifest abundance like a BOSS!
- How exercising the Law of Attraction, may lead to road blocks and distractions, rather than Manifesting the Abundance you want.
Before we get going, I’m sure you’re wondering who I am to have “cracked the code” on this whole manifesting abundance topic, right?
My name is Lisa Latimer. As the oldest of 4 biracial girls, understanding where I fit in was a frustrating journey, (that I wouldn’t exchange for anything)! Looking for the type of love that was missing within myself, I dove into the first of two abusive relationships, at 16. From 16 to 29, I spiraled physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually away from myself. I often felt as though I was watching myself from one side of a mirror, yelling at my reflection on the other side to “wake up”! (Similar to Alice in Wonderland, but with my own mind behaving like the backward Mad Hatter).
Those relationships left me crippled by fear of failure and self-consciousness. I understand profoundly the type of mental acrobatics it takes to begin healing from the negativity of others, (along with your own constant negative self-talk). I evolved into a fearless entrepreneur, mother, Author, and Self-Awareness facilitator, by manifesting my ass off!
Between dissecting my own experiences, and working with others, it’s clear that the core issue, in our inability to manifest abundance fast, (and live in awesome fulfillment), hasn’t been addressed by many of the gurus. Perhaps they’re unaware of this factor, or just forgot to mention it. Maybe they think you have an infinite amount of time to manifest a life that’s so fulfilling, you resent having to go to sleep! If manifesting abundance like a Jedi yogi sounds like plan, let’s get into the first point. What “Manifesting Abundance” really means.
What is Manifesting Abundance?
It’s not uncommon for a concept, (such as manifesting abundance), to take on a life of its own. When so many people begin using a term, without fully understanding it, it gets distorted as it gets passed along, (just like the telephone game). You also form your own personal definition of words and concepts, (based on your unique experiences with them).
Based on what I’ve read about manifesting abundance, my initial thoughts were “well I don’t have a magic wand”. I can’t picture myself sitting on a pillow, legs crossed, humming and chanting. I sure as hell don’t believe that just because I can imagine something, it’s going to fall into my lap. (I’d be married to Tom Hardy by now). 😉
My understanding of Manifesting Abundance seemed ridiculous, but I couldn’t turn around without someone mentioning the topic. It was so persistent that I felt like God and the Universe were both pushing me to dive deeper into it, and so I did. My first instinct led me to the most obvious place, the dictionary.
When you Google the word “manifest”, the verb means to display or show. It’s synonymous with the words present, exhibit, and demonstrate. Can you recall hearing doctors say “the patient is manifesting signs of … (pick your illness, I’ll say chickenpox)? Just that quick dictionary definition made manifesting sound less like magic, and more tangible. I could finally begin to wrap my head around it.
I thought I knew what the word abundance meant within this concept. Google’s definition of abundance is a very large quantity of something. So when I see one of seemingly hundreds of Master Classes for Manifesting Abundance, I immediately realize the problem. It’s like saying “let me teach you how to manifest a whole lot of…uhhh… something”. They’ll get hundreds even thousands of us to enroll in a class, that tells us how to manifest a big fat question mark! Manifesting demands specific, laser focused defining and intention. That’s one big problem with the way Abundance is used within this concept. It’s waaay too general.
I’ll go a step further. I hear the term Manifesting Abundance used so frequently by course creators selling programs on how to acquire an endless supply of money, and other material possessions. It made me feel like manifesting anything short of a 10-bedroom home on the cliff of an exotic island, where I could land my private plane on my roof, was just not aggressive enough; as though the Universe would laugh in my face and say “AMATEUR, you’re not worthy”!
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to manifest material objects, (I’m a stickler for the fact that abundance is in the eye, (actually the heart), of the beholder. You should feel empowered to manifest what speaks to your heart.
Under the search for abundance, “Abundant Life” came up in the results, and of course I explored, hoping for even more clarification on the concept of abundance. In the Bible (John 10:10), Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”. It states that Jesus was referring to abundance of joy, purpose, and meaning in their lives.
Not to say that the material abundance isn’t on my list, but as someone who spent over a decade between two abusive relationships, (along with self-abuse), my mental health, purpose, peace, and empowerment in living my truth, are my personal prerequisites, before the material itches get scratched.
I still use the term manifesting abundance, but have clarity that no longer trips me up. My new personal definition of the concept of manifesting abundance translates to, “taking deliberate actions to make my specific goal present, and plentiful in my life”.
This sort of redefining of the concept brings a clarity and feeling that’s easier to grasp. If the concept of manifesting abundance has confused you a bit, think of how you can redefine it in your own way, to make it feel more within your reach.
Ok, did I get all high school vocabulary geek on you for a few minutes? You’ll see why as we look at the next point, of why Manifesting Abundance greatly depends on your Self-Awareness, (the second issue, and missing piece you need to create awesome fulfillment).
What Does Self-Awareness Have to do With Manifesting Abundance Fast?
Living empowered and with abundance is often written about, however, you may have no idea what you want to be empowered to do, or what your personal, individual concept of abundance looks and feels like. It’s like wearing a blindfold, spinning around in dizzying circles, and wildly whacking away at the air, (trying to smash open the pinata). . Does that sound like a fun Saturday night to you? We agree that’s just lunacy!
Did you ever catch fireflies as a kid? Do you recall temporarily putting them into a glass jar, and how the process of capturing them became increasingly frustrating? Once you’d open the jar to put one in, three would get away! If you were like me, you became content settling on no more than two in your jar at a time.
Isn’t this kind of what your current method of manifesting abundance feels like? Just when you’ve captured one aspect of your life, (say romantic relationship), three others, (personal finances, career, and friendships), fly right out of your jar. When you lead with your Self-Awareness, you essentially create a singular, deliberate laser focus, (eliminating the juggling act). In essence, your self-awareness is like 1 huge jar, (allowing you to grab, and keep), as many fireflies as your heart desires.
Can we agree that having one focus, (your Self-Awareness), is easier, than haphazardly spreading your efforts thin between love, finances, career, friendships, parenting, entrepreneurship, and any other areas of your life that you’re busting your rear end trying to fulfill?
Yaaaas! Consider your Self-Awareness a method of streamlining the process of manifesting your abundance. When you take the reins and get in front of your Self-Awareness, you will:
- Walk through life with your consciousness switch on, rather than allowing the glorified busyness of life, to keep you on autopilot.
- Live with intention, moving from a state of reactive to proactive in all matters of your life. Real empowerment.
- Become aware of, and secure in your personal truth.
- Manifest what speaks to your heart, mind, soul, and spirit, because you’ve drowned out the noise, of what your friends, family, coworkers, romantic partner, and social media think should be on your list.
So when you’re left with that big general concept of abundance, (the question mark), you need a heightened degree of Self-Awareness to understand what it is you want to manifest a whole lot of. You can’t expect to manifest abundance fast, if you don’t even know what specifically it is you wish to manifest What makes your soul light up?
Do you light up when you come across an Instagram account full of exotic travel images? Are you inspired by women in physique competitions strutting across the stage? Are pages full of business success tips inspiring the entrepreneur in you? Perhaps painting with water-color, or taking salsa lessons excite you?
I’ve drooled over the sexy, glam “Kardashianesque” Instagram accounts and thought “wow I love that”! In reality I feel exhausted just thinking about how much time and money my sister spends on her nails weekly. It excites me to look at it, but I feel drained, and stressed at the mere idea of living it. There’s a big difference, and if you’re not on a higher level of Self-Awareness, confusing what looks exciting, and what actually excites your soul, becomes far too easy.
Do you know anyone who accomplishes something, (be it material, or intangible), basks in the glory of their success for about five minutes, only to proclaim that the next accomplishment will be the one to bring the satisfaction that they’re chasing? They believe that their happiness, success, health, (or whatever else they’ve got riding on it), is never at their current location, but rather a future destination. It’s a recipe for regret, and emptiness.
It’s an unsustainable, disappointing, exhausting existence. If you lack a clear definition of what you want to manifest an abundance of, you’ve surely wondered why that feeling of pride and fulfillment didn’t stick around longer, once you crushed a certain goal.
You’re not ungrateful, or hard to please. You don’t take for granted what you have, and how many people may give their whole world to have what you’ve scored. You may however, be guilty of achieving goals, that don’t align with who you are.
With social media and “reality” T.V, you have access to every other person’s life, (even if it’s staged to a degree), leaving you with option overload of who and what you can be. Consequently, it’s never been more difficult to determine what touches you in an organic sense, as opposed to what you think should touch you. This is where your self-awareness is vital.
Are you putting in the efforts to manifest a successful business? Let’s say your friend jumped into the skin care business, representing popular brands products. She amps you up to join her team, saying you’d be the perfect fit, and that it would be such fun to partner as boss babes. After six months of being a dynamic duo, your team earns awesome bonuses, and all-inclusive family vacations.
What’s not to love about that?!
Your friend loves the safety of being backed by a major brand, and the ability to focus on being her bubbly, social self, letting the products and brand recognition speak for themselves. But you? You’re a bit of a daredevil. You feel alive and get a rush from a risk. The idea that if you win, it’s all on you, and if you fail, IT’S ALL ON YOU, excites you in a way that would make your loved ones put you in a strait jacket!
Perhaps you’re a bit of an undercover inventor, wanting to actually be involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of your product. You can only get excited about a business or product that’s 100% your baby! Do you remain partnered with your bff, continue to break company records, take vacays on the company dime, and live a success that feels good on the surface, looks enviable to others, but doesn’t speak to your soul?
Do you continue along this “feel-good” path, (ignoring the feeling that something major is missing)? Would you bring yourself to jump off that “feel-good” ship, and set off on your own?
My friend, you face situations such as this, requiring you to have access to a higher level of self-awareness, every day. We often make snap decisions that don’t coincide with what matters most to us. Falling into and remaining stuck in the “feel goods”, that go against our values, and purpose, are constant struggles. It can be as big as having an emotional or physical affair, although you value honesty and loyalty. It may feel as insignificant as going off on a fast-food binge, though you value self-control and good health. Either way, the Universe constantly tests us. Your self-awareness allows you to pass these tests, and level up in your manifesting abilities.
If Manifesting Abundance were a course you wanted to major in, your Self-Awareness would be a prerequisite. I bet you see that clearly now.
Reflect for a moment, on all the steering, and opinion dropping of your loved ones. (From school, career, dating, even how to dress and what hair color looks most flattering on you).
Family meetings about what classes, internships, professors, and extracurricular activities, will lead to your best chances of becoming a (insert the mutually agreed upon career choice here)?
Significant others, (with a thing for a particular hair color, eye color, body type, ethnicity, or education level), that may leave you feeling like you’re not enough.
Highly opinionated girlfriends, that drop their unsolicited advice on everything?
Can you see how you lose a little bit of who you really are, through every day, (seemingly unremarkable), exchanges with those around you? You see the “AHAAA” moments lighting up in that beautiful mind of yours?
Your self-awareness also does the dirty work of knocking out false truths and self-limiting beliefs, (which interfere with your ability to manifest fulfillment).
Have you ever thought to yourself in business or in your romantic relations “why am I attracting people who take me for granted”? Perhaps in business you get a ton of interest when you’re offering freebies, but once you put a product with a price tag, you get nothing.
Maybe in your romantic life, you’ve been dating someone for a few passion filled months. You want a gesture of significance, like meeting the parents, the kids, an apartment key, but you don’t want to come off as demanding. You continue silently, playing the down to Earth , roll with it type, (not voicing what you need and want). Your vibes aren’t in alignment with what you truly want, value and deserve.
With your business, you may hesitate charging a price that speaks to your value. You don’t believe your info, or product is original enough. Maybe you believe that because you don’t have a PhD in the subject you’re teaching, potential clients would feel insulted to have to pay for your expertise. You don’t believe in your own value, and thus can’t bring yourself to demand others to believe in your value either.
With your romantic relationships, you may find yourself going on dates, and wanting so much to be the down to Earth, cool girlfriend, that your romantic interest takes an overly casual approach to your connection. Your love interest may go where more of a challenge piques his/her interest. You’re losing what you want because you don’t feel you’re worth the effort.
What do both of these scenarios have in common? You’re putting in the work to manifest one thing, (a serious relationship, or profitable business), but your self-limiting beliefs are tainting the vibes you’re putting out, and getting you the opposite of what you mean to manifest.
With a hyper focus on your perceived weaknesses, a lack of self-awareness to see and appreciate your true strengths, and value, the vibes you’re putting out are reflecting that gap between what you want, and what you think you deserve. You’ll continue to attract people, opportunities, options, that match the vibration you’re currently at, rather than the vibration you dream of.
You must be self-aware at the beginning of your manifesting journey, to be sure that you’re not simply faking it until you make it. This is why you can’t trick the law of attraction, (more on that next). The Universe knows the difference, and deep down so do you, (hence why you’ve hit a wall manifesting). You can’t manifest abundance fast until you get self-aware, finally attracting exactly who and what you deserve.
How the Law of Attraction, (Without Self-Awareness), Leads to Catastrophe.
In simple form, the law of attraction says that you attract the vibes and energy you put out. The law of attraction, and manifesting abundance work hand in hand. It’s certainly not a new concept. The old sayings “birds of a feather flock together”, and ‘you are the company you keep”, are nods to the fact that like attracts like. I’m often asked how to tap into the Law of Attraction. The reality is that it’s always at work. The trick is steering it, so that you’re attracting, (or manifesting), what you want.
Many people, (including gurus), will advise, is to “trick” the LOA, by “faking it, until you make it”. Let’s talk about why living like you already have something you want, is a pitfall without self-awareness first. Please, indulge me in this scenario.
Do you want a raise? Are you sure? Raise granted!
You’ve put out the vibes and live like you’ve already manifested a degree of financial wealth. You strategically invest your money and time in wealth creating education. Once a month, you have lunch with like-minded individuals, also into wealth creating strategies, and practices. Your raise makes you feel like the Universe has thrown you a reward for leveling up. Living like you have it seems to be working! Quick question…
Do you love your job? Will the two dollar an hour raise I just gave you make you love your job?
You’ve jumped to an increase of two dollars an hour to stay at a place where you call out sick as often as you can get away with, and feel your spirit leave your body every time you walk into the building. Feeling like this, (settling), 80% of your life, leaves you vibrating so low, you’d be lucky if you could manifest your way out of a paper bag, much less be able to manifest abundance fast!
Is that really what you wanted? It started out feeling pretty good, and harmless enough right?
You’ve been so focused on living as though you already have it, and are so anxious to reap the benefits of your hard work, that you’ve jumped onto the first bone the Universe has thrown you, (without being self-aware enough to understand if it’s really going to level you up, or hold you hostage). Jumping onto the first hint of a reward without any thought or examination, wreaks of desperation, and desperation leads to reactive, rather than proactive behavior. When you get in front of situations, mistakes, and decisions, you’re proactive in your handling of things. The Universe rewards this type of decisive, confident, action-oriented behavior, with an abundance of choices at your disposal. Procrastinating, waiting until time forces you into a decision, makes a problem so big that you cannot ignore it, is an example of living in a reactive state of mind. The Universe leaves you with few, (if any), choices, forcing you to react out of desperation. You’re left to pick through, and settle for the scraps left behind, by the proactive.
Remember, living like you already have it, also requires you to think like you already have it. In essence, you’ve got to think a level up, before your given the opportunity to level up. Tests are often served in the form of something you wanted, and your challenge is to think deeper, and react from a position of self-awareness. You cannot cheat on these tests!
The last thing you want is for temporary rewards, that seem in alignment with what you want, to keep you running in circles, (definitely not a way to manifest abundance fast). Getting a raise may feel and sound great. Getting a promotion that ups your power within an organization, may feel prestigious. Both entangle you in a web of comfort, and deceit. A raise at a job that doesn’t allow you to flex your talents, or develop useful skills, will pacify you briefly. You’ll celebrate, and quickly hit another brick wall of dissatisfaction.
With your raise, you work longer hours, having more responsibility, and sometimes have to bring work home. Your own business venture is now just a side project that you dabble in when you have the time, (which means never).
OK, take a deep breath and exhale. You’ve got this! Self-awareness isn’t a snap your finger quick tweak, nor is it a product in a sexy package, but it’s real, and it works. Best of all, it’s literally inside of you. You’re beyond qualified to take this head start, and run it as far as your willing to grow!
- You now understand that the term “Manifesting Abundance” may have given you unrealistic expectations, or confused you. Now you can define it in a way that resonates with you, allowing you to take it head on.
- With all of the info you’ve ingested on manifesting abundance fast, you never knew there was a critical piece, bridging the gap between what you think you want to manifest and what you actually want to manifest. Your self-awareness is the missing piece, which you now hold firmly in your grip, (although you must now get to the business of uncovering and defining who you really are).
- You now understand that without self-awareness first, (the law of attraction), can trick you into thinking you’re getting what you want, when in reality you may be going backwards. Manifesting abundance fast, means you have no time to waste going backward.
Does it feels as though I’m putting a baby elephant on your shoulders? Only through self-awareness, was I able to take my life from fear, depression, and crippling self-consciousness, to courage, resiliency, and joy. I ditched toxic relationships, (and friendships). I came out of hiding under mediocrity, (my 15 years of living reactive). My entrepreneurial ventures, healthy relationship, motherhood, courage to share my experiences with an honesty, are all possible because self-awareness empowers me. You deserve the type of relationship with yourself, that makes your confidence, and self-respect unshakable. I pass you this baby elephant, because I believe with all my heart you can handle it, and you deserve it! If you know nothing else in this life, you have got to know who the f**k you are! The rest, will just flow with ease.
PS- You’ll definitely want to give this post a read. It goes deeper into what self-awareness is, and how it creates abundance in every aspect of your life.
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