Today I am writing this post to validate something that has become more and more frequent in my life. Manifestation. I felt the need to explore this and set it out in words.
The older I have become, the more interested I have become in the spiritual side of things. I think this is probably a natural progression for a lot of people as we become more familiar with life. when the partying of the early-mid-twenties subdues and the angst and aggression of teenage years is becomes a distant memory, we start to look for answers to the questions that have been there since day one.
I’m 28 years old now and I am comfortable with myself. Since I left my home to come travelling nearly two years ago, I feel I have learned a great deal about life and people.
I feel that our global society has benefited somewhat from the widespread attention which the December 2012 Mayan doomsday prophecy received. Not just because we all survived it, but because it ‘switched on’ something inside many people – something that has turned a lot of us into curious little online researchers of esoteric and alternative spiritual information, view points and material. I’ve grown up with the internet – and since the humble beginnings, I have watched the trending rise in alternative information, healing and new age websites just grow and grow.
In the last say – ten years of my life, I have become more and more aware of the whole concept of manifesting, law of attraction, asking for what you want, thinking about what you want, aligning yourself to what you want to achieve… It’s logical and it makes sense. I’ve been across this concept for a long time and that is (in part) thanks to my kookie new age, self-help guru mother (who is also a Reiki Master!?) . I was lucky enough to watch ‘The Secret’ as it took world by storm in 2006 and I also attended the Tony Robbins UPW seminar in London in 2007. (Yes – I did a fire walk, No – I did not get any burns on my feet.)
I can honestly say that I am a firm believer that there is something logical rather than spiritual here at play. Not anything spooky, but something with a basis in math and reason that explains how thoughts are transmitted as vibratory frequencies and how we are all connected (unified field theory) and are able to connect with the earth and said frequencies.
Anyway – enough drivel. Here are some examples of things I have thought about / asked for in recent years that have manifested in my life (seemingly at random) with no material or active intent from myself.
Examples of manifestations throughout my life:
- I enrolled on a Music technology degree course with no immediate path of entry
- I asked to play in a big time touring band – I gigged with some household names!
- I wanted to own a house at 21 – I owned a house at 21 and made money renting it
- I wanted to do a masters and teaching course – I completed and did both at the same time.
- I wanted to go travelling but did not know how – I successfully travelled South East Asia and ended up living in Melbourne for 6 months and now I’m in Sydney.
- I needed two jobs to pay for an unexpected issue with my house, I got 2 jobs on the same day that fitted perfectly with each other.
- I wanted to meet a specific type of person with specific qualities – one day they walked straight into my life and made a huge impact
- I wanted to fix up my house in a 2 month time window and have enough money to get back out in Australia – I did it and found tenants who took a 2 year lease!
- I came back out to Australia, not knowing how I would complete 88 days of regional work – I did this in style earning good money, working in the mines while living in a cool campervan (both of which I asked for)
- I asked for my second year visa and I got it on New Years Eve.
- I asked for a high level job to get my mind back into a state of mental arithmetic and I got a call (out of the blue) from a recruiter who head hunted me for a job in Sydney, doing SEO at the highest level.
- I asked to meet another type of person (with specific qualities different from the previously mentioned person) and they appeared, one day – totally out of the blue and also made a huge impact.
Although I have only briefly touched on the above examples, the main point I want to make is that all of these things “I” have consciously thought about in a specific kind of way and they have all come into being.
I love the feeling ‘when the penny drops’ and you realise that one of your previous thought cycles or goals has come to fruition – it’s the best feeling ever. It is almost like a flavour of intense deja-vue.
I had one of these instances today and I’ll explain it in greater detail.
Today is saturday (my day off) and yesterday was (friday). Thursday evening, I got a total of about 1 hour sleep. I was exhausted all day at work on friday and I had a really awful day doing monotonous work that ended up being not to the right (subjective) specifications that my manager had assumed I would achieve.
I cleared my head, went to bed and woke up feeling great. I walked down the street to the markets and op shop like I do every Saturday. I walked into Vinnies and was immediately drawn to a table of stuff almost like a child hunting for a hidden birthday present. At first I looked at all of the stereos and speakers (as I had been on the hunt for a new cheap sound system). Whilst rummaging, I noticed a small see-through bag. At first I thought it was full of sun screen like a ‘clear customs’ bag at the airport, but then I realised it was someone’s old collection of acrylic paints.
Huge smile across my face and a warm feeling of excitement.
About 1 month ago I spent ages trawling the internet looking for some canvas prints to put on my wall. I wanted 2 large ones – one for above my bed and one for the big bare wall in my studio as I wanted to brighten the place up.
I was unhappy at the prices of internet wall art, I was concerned about the risk of damage in transport (Australian freight comes a long way) and I was uninspired by the idea of having a piece of mass-produced art on my wall (although most of the stuff in my room is mass-produced, the art is supposed to serve as the differentiator). Then, 2 weeks ago I had a strange occurrence. After watching some Nassim Harramein videos, I realised I wanted to have some geometrical art on my walls but that was more focus on colours with fragmented geometry or parts of geometric shapes rather than complete forms.
I then went out on a bike ride (first time riding through Newtown) and spotted an amazing ‘sacred geometry’ type painting on the side of an outside wall. The flower of life was there and it was fragmented in a way that I had been visualising. I instantly recognised this with a feeling of more than just coincidence and I knew I needed to do something similar. Well, later on that day I walked straight into a local shop that stocked canvases and I knew what needed to be done.
I told myself that I was not allowed to buy anything from the Op Shop this week (especially books) as I had bought a book from there every saturday for the last 5 weeks and was building up quite the reading backlog. I picked up the bag of acrylic paints I mentioned earlier and headed past the book isle where a book spine stood out at me. You know that feeling you get when you are attracted to a colour (It almost jumped out at me). I also bought the asurite stone at the top of this post for 2 bucks which was also something that had entered my thoughts on colour a few weeks earlier.
Anyway, the book was the Celestine Prophecy. This book has been on my reading list for years and I know that it is popular with new-agers and spiritual people.
Before I left my home town for university in 2005, My mother was running an alternative therapies centres which had a shop. One day in that shop my mum told me that out of all the books I should read ‘The Celestine Prophecy‘ was the most important. being young and repellent to most of my mums ‘kookie’ new-age suggestions, I kind of shrugged it off, but she quietly and confidently said – you will read it one day.
I got the book home, read the Authors note and was so excited, I had to share it on Facebook (with a totally unnecessary hipster-gram photo of the text).
I won’t say to much about the book because I have not even read it yet, but so far it has validated and taken my thought process full-circle about attraction and manifestation.
The rate at which my ‘thoughts become things’ is increasing. I have noticed this and I would like to know the science behind it. Is it because the earth is moving into new space and entering a new anthropomorphic age of enlightenment (Age of Aquarius) or is it something deeply written into our DNA, which is part of a mechanism to make us become more spiritual in our later years to help us deal with the impacts of becoming old and eventually dying? I’m not sure thus far, but I am going to keep an eye on it and log any further experiences here in my trusty travel blog.
Here’s the Authors note (sorry if this infringes copyright) I’m sure you will appreciate the publicity.