Manifestation- An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.
We create something from nothing constantly. An idea becomes a new invention, a story becomes a book, a feeling becomes a song. Manifesting "things" is easier than we think but creating a life we love requires a deep energetic shift and developing the skill of embodiment.
The fleeting beauty of life gives us clues to how we can achieve true happiness. I ask myself the following questions often:
If nobody was watching or judging, and societal limitations didn't exist what would you be doing right now? How would you move through the day, and spend your time? Who would you spend it with? How would you contribute? How would you feel?
Although this isn't our current reality, I'm starting to wonder if we've been doing it all wrong. Checking all the boxes, overworking, overthinking, meeting expectations and hoping we've made those we love proud of us. Seeking external validation leads to an endless painful cycle of disappointment and lack of self worth. Constantly wishing for more makes us miss the beauty of what we already have. We need to meet ourselves halfway, forgiving what we haven't done and accepting with a grateful heart where we are right now.
How about we approach this whole thing differently, traveling through time with the intention of experiencing each day fully? We would be happier, more peaceful, content and fulfilled. The food would be more satisfying, the tasks more fulfilling , and the connections more soul stirring. We would not worry over how we've been hurt in the past or what the future will bring. Our joy would be restored, and this new vibration would attract all the love and abundance our lives could hold. The present moment is the key.
I am discovering that remaining in the present moment is what truly fuels embodiment. Here are some quick embodiment practices that will center and ground you into the now:
Yoga- A perfect mind-body connective practice, yoga teaches embodiment with each pose.
Breathwork- A major component of yoga, Pranayama is the mastery of life force energy. Breath regulation exercises restore presence on a mental, physical and spiritual level.
Visualization- Neuroscience research suggests that the same portions of the brain are activated when visualizing an experience (whether physical or auditory) as when experiencing it in real time. (Yes, daydreaming about being at the beach while at the office works wonders on the brain!)
Dance- Through movement, rhythm, and sensory interaction, dance provides deep healing through physical embodiment.
Give one or all of these a try when you feel that you're not "doing enough" or that life has become mundane and lackluster.
You want to manifest your best life? Just be here in your body, right now.