Lesson #5: Thought, word, feeling, action
Now, when you're done writing down your manifestation paper (and it can be as long as you want... but only ask for one thing at a time!), keep it and
re-read (I do it out loud) every day for about three weeks.
But that's not all -- that's only the "word" part.
Thought, word, feeling, and action need to be aligned in order to manifest successfully. If they're not, nothing will come of it.
Thought: For example, if you write your manifestation paper about "I pay my bills with ease and always have money left over," and re-read it
dutifully every day, but secretly don't believe that money could flow into your life, you'll never manifest anything.
Same with the Word: If you write this manifestation down, but then tell everyone you meet how broke you are, you'll never manifest anything. Bite
your tongue if you have to, but strike the terms "I'm broke," "I can't afford that," "I don't have any money," etc. from your vocabulary.
Feeling: Thinking positive is not enough... you really have to feel it. That, of course, is much easier if what you want is really a heartfelt desire
or need, not just some whimsical "Oh, I'd like a blue dress." Feel it with every fiber of your heart, give it all you got. The feeling must be
genuine and deeply felt and strong enough to make a real impact on you... at least if you want something really big, you have to put all the feeling
you can into it.
Action: Your actions, too, have to be in alignment with the rest. If you want to manifest some money, go and SPEND some money... show the Universe
that you know abundance is waiting just around the corner for you. It's an expression of faith. Now, I'm not saying throw thousands out the
window... just allow yourself that little something that your reasoning mind tells you you really shouldn't buy because "you have to be sensible,"
whether it's going out to a nice restaurant or that cute $30 skirt that jumped out at you the other day.
In another example, if you would like to travel to another country but need the funds, go and buy a travel guide about that country, or a new
suitcase. If you want to learn scuba diving, buy a mask. It doesn't even have to be something you have to spend money on -- you can also start
researching the topic (car, vacation, scuba diving seminars) on the Internet. Call a few places, get information, anything. But you have to show
Spirit/the Universe that you're not just going to sit on your butt waiting for the stuff to fall into your lap. During your 3 weeks manifestation
time, make a real effort.
Visualization is a good way to do this. Re-read your list, then sit down with your eyes closed and visualize the outcome -- NOT how you'll get there!
-- of your manifestation. Make this as realistic as possible. Take Greensage's farm, for example: Visualize yourself sitting in a green pasture with
a view of the farmhouse. Involve all of your senses: you see your beautiful, lush surroundings and the house, you hear the birds chirp in the nearby
trees and the bees humming, you smell the scent of fresh-mowed grass and wildflowers, you feel the warmth of the sun on your face, etc.
Make it as intense and realistic as you possibly can. Breathe deeply into your heart chakra and open up your chest. Feel pure love and adoration
stream out of you and into this picture. If you can manage to visualize this dream of yours so vividly that you burst into tears of joy and delight,
then you've done well.
Do this often, along with re-reading your paper. Then stop. After building up energy for the manifestation, release it into the Universe. I often do
that in a ceremonial way by burning the paper together with white sage and sacred tobacco, saying prayers and doing breathing exercises while it
smolders away. Then I grind the ashes up and throw them into the air (outside, obviously
You could also bury the paper or just put it away in a drawer and not look at it anymore. I guess I just like dramatic gestures, and the burning
(fire, air, ashes flying towards the sky) is a nice symbol for setting the energy free and handing it over to the Great Spirit. From that point on, I
try to not even THINK about the matter anymore. If you do, you just keep the energy here, with you, instead of handing it over... at least that's my
personal experience. And believe me, I've manifested some pretty big stuff in my life.