Careful What you Wish for

Published here in elephant journal on July 19th, 2012

Do’s and don’t for Manifesting your Desires

If you were to listen to the language of the universe, you would notice that everything speaks in vibrations.  Everything is made of energy, we are energy and all energy has a vibration. We vibrate out our thoughts, desires, and fears daily.  Thoughts based on fear send out lower vibrations, while thoughts of love and peace send out higher vibrations.  If you were to able to see vibrations as colors you would see that we attract and connect to people that vibrate similar colors.  Like attracts like, manifesting events and situations in our lives are based on what we are feeling and thinking.

If you where to download all of your thoughts over the past week onto a disk and read them in a text format, what would they say?  What percentage would be fear, and anxiety based coming from your ego?  What percentage would be towards manifesting happiness in your life?  What percent would come from unconditional love for yourself and others?

If everything we think vibrates from us into the universe, it must also vibrate within us.  What are those vibrations saying to yourself?  Our thoughts can be down right poisonous; blaming and putting ourselves down.  What if our bodies did everything we them?  I am out of shape, I’m fat, I’m slow, stupid, I’m out of it, lame, tired, sick, unattractive, imperfect, or not good enough.  We abuse ourselves while expecting to be in alignment with achieving our greatest dreams.

As Eckhart Tolle would say, …mankind is moving from a diseased state of obsessive thinking into one of conscious doing.  Being present means being in a conscious state of doing with every action and every step you take.  When you are presently aware of your thoughts, you can shift them from an egoic state of fear and judgment into one of gratitude.  Helping you to connect with your higher self, and with that which you want to manifest.  We send the universe mixed signals of what we want by swaying in and out of unhealthy thinking.  The more you stay present, the more you will bring your truest desires into fruition, and the less bumps you’ll hit in the road.

1.) Know what you want!

*Do make a list: of what your heart truly wants in your life.  In this era, we are in the process of becoming manifest savvy; but when we get what we want does it make us happy?  Does it make your heart sing and dance? Are you sure that you are manifesting your heart’s desires and not what society and your ego want?

Not to long ago I manifested the exact job I wanted, with the right pay and hours, walking distance from my house; only to turn it down.  The perfect job, at my feet, came to me?  A gift from the universe… was it meant to be?  It was a hard decision, but by then I realized that it wasn’t on the truest path for my life’s purpose, and I could no longer ignore my inner voice.  The universe will deliver to you what you want, and we do have free will.  However, we are here to align with our true life’s mission.  Once you are on that path, the universe will open those doors for you, too.  Taking that job might have been fulfilling financially, and pleased my family and society, but did it please my heart? The answer was No.

*Take time to journal: about what truly makes you happy.  Ask yourself if your desires are coming from your egoic side or your higher self? Are you truly living your life?  If not, what are you waiting for?  What are you living for?  What are your deepest desires?  If you could do anything, what would it be?  What is your soul and higher self doing?  I mean, when you visualize the strong you, what are you doing?   When you visualize the powerful, happy, blissful, passionate you…what are you doing!?!?  What is your inner Goddess doing if you could watch her now?

I understand many of you have mortgages, car payments, and kids and have to bring home a certain amount of money per month.  It’s still important to your well being to take time to manifest the right job and hobbies that are in alignment with what makes your heart sing.  We can always survive on less, yet we are conditioned to think otherwise.  For example making money to pay for the car to drive to the job that pays for the car seems redundant.  Asking yourself what your needs and desires are for your own growth and happiness is the most important thing you can do.  After all this is your life? Right?

2.) Focus on your desires! 

* Surround yourself with reminders:  The law of manifesting or attraction simply aligns your flow of energy with the right path.  That’s why vision boards work so well by aligning your daily thoughts with the vibration of what your desires really are.   Place pictures, notes, and quotes all around you.  Reading and looking at them throughout your day keeps you focused and in equal responsibility with what it is that you really want.  Also, know that the universe will deliver but you need to be there and take the right steps, answer the call, deliver the goods, etc.  You can’t sit on your ass expecting a career or the vacation of your dreams to come knocking at your door. (although it has been known to happen;-)

* Start your mornings off right: Instead of grabbing your coffee to go and eating in the car as your listen to your morning radio show, sit!  Start your day off by sitting down with your goals and intentions, maybe your breakfast too, and get your focus on for the day. Incorporate a healthy routine into your mornings, make it a ritual.  Start with morning meditation, nice soothing music, or with affirmations instead of worrying about your day.  Sure you need to plan, but coming from a soft place of bliss will make planning your day much clearer.

 3.) Speak to the Universe! 

*Ask for help and guidance:  Get into a place of sacred space, (maybe insert link of creating sacred space going live this week) and connect to your higher self. Call upon your guides, Guardian Angles, God, Goddesses, Archangels, Elders, Ancestors, and/or the Elementals, to guide and support you on your path.  Ask for help to make healthy choices, to see clearly the correct path and for guidance to meet the right people to help you along your way. 

*Visualize: Show the universe what you want.  Words are powerful for keeping you in the now and focused on what you want. But visualizing is the next step and an even higher form of communication with the universe.  If you are looking for a mate, house, money or job; visualize, Visualize, VISUALIZE!!!  Send the universe pictures of what you want.   See yourself laughing and dancing and twirling with a new mate, see your house close to the beach with a beautiful garden.  See yourself meeting people that will help you achieve your dreams.  See your vision with light all around.

*Feel: Next, is stepping into the FEELING of having accomplished your dreams.  This is the next highest vibration you can send out for your manifestations. See it, smell it, feel it, and send it from your Heart <3!  If this is something that truly makes your heart sing, then sing your desires like music from your heart.

*Step into bliss: bliss is the highest state of vibration possible for humans.  To be in a state of bliss is the closest state to being angelic that humans can achieve.  Manifesting from this state for your wellbeing and the world’s is the best gift we can offer.  This truly is magic.

Having gratitude for everything, seeing the Divine in all, and vibrating pure love, are your doorways into bliss.  Start by being thankful for everything you can think of… start with your toes, your fingers, your breath, your heartbeat, …. Be thankful for everything you have, everything you are, everything that is!

See everything as God, Goddess, and from the Divine…

Feel your entire being fill with the greatest feelings of love and light.  Feel your vibration souring. See your heart pulsing out love with every beat sending expanding ripples into the world.

Put on music and sing, and dance, send love to the earth, bless our oceans and water sources, trees, and food, bless new born children and men at war, send out love to our moon, stars and to the universe.

Vibrating in this state heals your body, and sends light and love out into the universe with the largest flashlight possible.

This is your offering, your sacrifice (something sacred) to the universe.  Offerings strengthen all rituals by honoring the law of giving and receiving. Energy that you send out comes back to you. Whatever you are wanting more in your life, give to others as your offering.

*Don’t worry about analyzing what you do not want.  Many new-agers think that if you are assessing something that makes you unhappy or is unhealthy; that you are just manifesting it more.  Be real, assess, set boundaries, then step back into the flow of what you want.   If you are in a place that doesn’t feel right, make a list all the things that are good about it, then step into that place of peace and happiness from there.  Then if you are still unhappy, make changes or choose to get out.  There are lessons everywhere, sometimes the hardest is knowing when it’s time to leave, to get out, and move on to healthier choices that are more in tune with your life’s purpose.

* Don’t be a Jealous Beotch…

Jealousy can be a blessing if you choose.  If you ever catch yourself wishing that you had what someone else does… look at this as a gift.  What is it that the other person has that you envy?  Don’t waste your precious energy, thoughts, and manifesting power sending them mean daggers of negative energy.  Instead, honor them for achieving something special and for showing you something that you want to add into your manifestations.  Celebrate your path and theirs, and get to work.

4.) Closing a manifestation ritual has as much power if not more than all the rest of the steps.

* Believe, give thanks, and give it to God:  Believing is a powerful act to bring in your desires.  Many times our feelings vacillate from thinking about what we want, to the fear of not getting them. Our brains try to figure out every detail out, weighing all the options, and planning.  Being in a state off obsessive thinking keeps your desires tied up and is a waste of precious energy.

It is not our job to figure everything out! It is our job to ask.  See your visions surrounded by light and being carried off by your guides into the heavens, and let them go.  Give it to God, and believe in your heart that your desires have been heard.  Trust that the universe will deliver your dreams at the perfect time that is best for you and everyone else’s highest good.

*Look for Signs: the universe has heard you and is now sending you clues to help you along in your journey.  Look all around you for signs and clues.  Even ask out loud if you are supposed to go one way or another.  Then listen, and watch.  Signs will come to you in magical ways.

With Warmest Aloha, Starlight,

And all my Love,

xox

Annalisa

Creating Sacred Space

Crop Circle of The Ancient Goddess Symbol

Creating a Sacred Circle is a way of creating a sacred space.

Published in elephant journal July 17th, 2012

It is Ritual for creating a cosmic connection with your higher-self, for healing, guidance and manifesting

You can create your sacred space in nature, on your bed, in your car, or your bath, it does not matter.  When you are in the circle you can perform cleansing, healing, and manifesting for yourself, others and the world at a higher level.  Below are a few suggested steps and techniques I use.  You do not need to do all the steps to have a magical experience with your higher divine self and the universe.  Do what feels natural adding more steps when you feel ready.  Add your own personal touch, that’s what I do and it evolves everyday, magically;-)

1.) Purification/Cleansingbefore starting any ritual it is best to cleanse yourself, your aura, and the area around you of negative energy.  You can use the elements to cleanse.  Showering, standing barefoot in nature, burning incense or sage, or use an elixir to spray.

* Using a spray is my favorite quick cleansing technique.  I use them many times a day clearing myself, and the areas I am in.   They help me to be able to performing rituals everywhere I go, plus they smell nice:). My sprays consist of my hOMemade elixirs as the base with a few added drops of organic essential oils, and flower essences.  Elixirs are fun and easy to make.  Take a glass of purified water and set your favorite stone/crystal that you’d like to work with in the water over night.  The vibrational energy and properties of the stone will release into the water.  Make sure the water is in a safe place and covered.  Setting it under starlight, moonlight or sunlight adds more yummy power.  You can also find Rosewater sprays to get you started at your whole foods stores, or use salt water.   Remember to bless and put your intention into the water too and have fun and cleanse anyway you feel guided.

2.) Building your circle: Creates a sacred space wherever you are.  Where you are protected and connected to source.

*Visualize circle of blue or golden light around you.  Make the circle a bubble of 3 dimensional space of safety and freedom.  You can use your finger, a flower, or crystal to draw with, or just visualize in your minds eye.

*Fill the circle with light.  See the light purifying your entire being and aura. Do this as an additional cleansing exercise and meditation.  Don’t forget to use your breath.

*Feel and see yourself connecting to the earth and the universe while inside

3.) Affirm: out loud or to yourself that this is a sacred space. For example…

* This is now is a sacred space and to be within the circle is to be within the presence of God, Goddess, and the Goddess-Within *…only love may enter and love may exit. *….only those of the highest high and of love may enter.

4.) Invoke the Elements: Inviting the elements into your space increases the power of your prayers and manifestations.  This creates a microcosm on earth of a cosmic Goddess universe.  There are many ways to do this, follow your intuition and have fun.  There is no right, or wrong way and remember your intention is everything.  If you are inviting the elements to join you in your sacred circle they are, just believe.

* Invoke: “Elementals of air, fire, water, and earth please be present with me in this now”. or “I am one with the wind of the east, the fire of the south, the water of the west, and the earth of the north, please join me in this now”.

Important!  Connect with each element as you invite them in.  Feel the wind in your lungs, the fire in your heart, the water in your body becoming one with the water on our Earth, grow roots and connect with the Earth

You may use a compass and face the directions when you invite them in as well.

5.) Invoke: the Goddess that you want to work with, or God, arch angels, etc.

*I use Doreen Virtues goddess oracle cards on my iphone, 😉 I love technology for this.  I call upon the goddess that is currently working through me or than I need to invoke in my life.   Sometimes I stay with her for a few days, using her continued guidance and as my journal topic.

6.) Empowerment: Calling your power back to stand firm in your true goddess-ness!  Here you can cut psychic cords, release karmic debts, fears, guilt etc that are attached to you and keeping from connecting to higher self and your path.

*State and Affirm: I  state your full name  call my power back from all corners of the world.  I  ……. stand strong in my power fully present and whole in my body mind and soul.  I …….  cut all cords of fear sending love and healing in both directions. I …….  cut all karmic debits across all time keeping me from true life’s purpose.  I …….  am connected to the source, to the one, to all.  You can state your name just the 1st time if you would like and flow from there.

Feel inside your body during this time, what needs to be cut, forgiven, and released!  Then do it, anyway you feel guided to.  Again use your breath, and visualizations.

A powerful mantra for the ascension of the planet and her children

These moments of unclogging, and clearing will allow you to now raise your vibration into a state of bliss by opening a clear channel to the divine.   

7.) Step into bliss: To raise your vibration to the highest state where healing, manifestations happen at the fastest rate

*Fill your heart with light and love.  Send it out.  See your heart pulsing and sending out love with every heartbeat like concentric rings

*Chanting I love, I love, I love, until you believe it, until you feel it, until you are it!  Then start seeing everyone you know everything you see, feel, here and send love to them.  Feel your vibration souring.

*Put on music and Sing, Chant, dance, send love to the earth, bless our oceans and water sources, trees, and food, bless new born children and men at war, send out love to our moon, stars and to the universe.

8.) Manifestations: now that your vibration is souring now is the best time to perform magic.  Manifestation Magic of healings, dreams, cleansing, clearing blocks, asking for guidance threw prayer, chants, visualizations and journaling.  You have already been doing this, but now you are at your highest vibration, see, feel what else comes to you.

9.) Closing:  Grounding your energy, and giving thanks, continued guidance

*place your hands on the ground, or feet in nature and see your energy settling softly all around you.

*Thank the elements, God, and Goddess for joining you.  Ask them to continue to guide you throughout your day.

Peace, Love and Starlight,

Annalisa

More on making  elixirs 

More on Cleansing Toxic Energy and how to Shield yourself

Goddess Cards by Doreen Virtue 

Or on Iphone  

Flower Essence by my Favorite Flower essence Goddess Green Hope Farm