How Planning and Manifestation work together
Organisation and planing are part of the process of Manifestation!
Less that two months ago while I was still batting away the idea of this overseas trip about to happen in a few short days time, I was doing that thing that we all have done at some point and ‘asking for a sign’
Which for me is totally ridiculous a) because I see signs for everything all the time and b) I usually only start asking for signs when I know EXACTLY what I need to be doing but it feels scary.
So when I tuned in again for guidance, and yet again heard ‘get organised’ it felt underwhelming (because I was thinking it was going to be scary and that is not hard or scary at all!!) But I also realised that for me at least ‘being organised’ is a key part of manifesting.
It’s like the universe needs to keep me busy and out of my own way and get me ready to jump when things fall into place.
Time and time again these last few weeks, when I wasn’t sure what was next to do, and I’m hoping to hear something deeply profound! Loud and clear all I hear is “ Get. Organised”
Now some people that know me will be already rolling their eyes at this.
I have a not so secret Terrier streak that sees a finish line and channels some deep inner Virgo list busting skill set and just goes for it!
I’m not exactly the most disorganised person in the first place, but each time I have heard this I have acted on it because I understand and respect that you cannot expect guidance to keep pouring in when you don’t act on it.
However bizarre it might seem.
So I hopped to it; I’ve closed long empty old bank accounts and Feng Shui’ed my finances, shredded old journals, and re-organised my diary/ journalling / client record situation with this blog from Vienda as a guide. This has felt supportive, luxurious, and is about anchoring into abundance and comfort.
This type of preparation despite its lack of direct connection isn’t the kind of action that often falls into the category of procrastination.
You know the situation, that final assignment needs to be done and suddenly the grout you’ve been happily ignoring is suddenly the most important thing in the world!
No, this is the deep dive into trust that though it might not seem directly linked to what I am trying to achieve is essential to the process.
Isn’t it true that we can never really be sure exactly how something is going to unfold?
We might have a dream to travel, to create something, to find a new home or a new love and so we start with one little step at a time.
I dreamt (literally) of catching planes for weeks before I relented to following the creative crumbs of my new London Coaching offering. I have since got my passport out, it’s sitting on my desk reminding me every day.
And of course I have actioned plenty of the obvious steps.
Sales pages have been created, post have been scheduled, promo ideas have been written down, and mad brave cold calls have been made following the feelings to people I’m yet to meet that may be destined to be new friends!
There are goals beyond London that I have been working towards all year, and again they have been of the circuitous variety!
It feels very much like setting up the solid foundation for which many new things are going to be based on.
Next year it is my intention to have the option to work remotely some of the time and it feels like I need to be clear on the practices, clothing and lifestyle items that will travel well with me.
Obviously I don’t NEED these things to have a successful business coaching women but they have been super helpful in anchoring in the FEELING of how that is going to work from anywhere on the planet.
And if you don’t know by now I love me some Practical Magic.
With each clear and conscious purchase such as my new planer I am bringing my self closer to that which I am seeking and as Rumi has famously said will be finding it’s way to me too!
All the while I am staying open to those bolts from the blue, plot twists and unexpected but gratefully received moments of assistance.
I put these ideas out to the women in my Instagram community when this first came up in August and here are my responses to the things that they shared often get in the way of supporting their process of manifestation.
Information overwhelm Analyss paralysis Fear of Starting!
If you are already overwhelmed you have ALL the information you need. Step AWAY from the internet and just start. Fling the words up on to a blog, hit send on the intro email that you’ve spent the last week looking at, make that phone call. Just. Start!
Feeling I’m being idealistic or not knowing or having the experience
Short of saying your going to be the first woman on the moon (and hey I’m not going to tell you it’s not possible!) Being ‘idealistic’ is just a dream you havent experinced yet.
Even if the perfect version of the thing your planing and dreaming doesnt happen exactly how you envisioned it, along the way you have created a new skillset and experience to use for the next time you want to bring something new into your world.
Also everyone and anyone who has done anything new or different was told they were bonkers first by nay sayers.
Not being certain of others involved in the plan (or future being manifested)
Give yourself full permission to want what you want regardless of what other people think is possible Or even what currently looks possible. You’re allowed to want what you want. Share you future desires with key people in your world. How they respond gives you alot of information on whetther or not they are aligned with your future. It can be this simple, not always easy on the heart but pretty straight forward. Owning YOUR own narraitve is essential for creating the life your magic heart desires. These are three conversation starters worth exploring.
In my future I see….
Its a long held dream of mine to…….
Its important to me that………
We have to be very careful with our dreams and plans in the beginning.
Be discerning who you are going to share you bold new plans with. Not every is going to be as excited about it as you are and thats ok, but we need to know that this doesn’t mean we still shouldn’t pursue our dream. People will sometimes be fearful for you and it simply isn’t helpful. Sometimes we are just so excited and put too much importance in someone else seeing the brilliance of our new plan instead of backing ourselves whole heartedly and doing our due diligence. This breeds self doubt and resentment. Find a mentor, coach, or friend who is as Brene Brown says ‘ in the arena’ doing work of the similar calibre you are looking to create.
We need to make the unknown known.
Follow online, chat to, watch, listen or read about women who have done the thing youre hopeing to do or experience. Knowing your creation will be differnt again.
Having a mentor, coach or group who has been and done what you are wanting to do to has been super helpful for me.
Knowing when it’s time to let something go
Nothing is ever wasted. Trust this truth. Some plans, book drafts, ideas or relationships are not meant to see light of day, but what you have learnt in the process will undoubtedly make the next thing you approach much more successful. It can be a bittersweet with out doubt.
Sometimes things do just take time and it can feel super frustrating but one thing I know for sure is that life is happening FOR us not TOO us.
I’d love to hear from you, your experiences on manifesting and how you support this process in your life.
Here’s to creating lives with meaning and benefit not just ourselves but our communities as well.