I have been making a concerted effort to meditate on a more regular basis for at least 15 minutes a day. I cannot directly connect it to specific manifestations but I can say that I’ve had generally really good days and generally nice experiences. I have also received peaceful and empowering thoughts through this process.
At first I didn’t enjoy sitting and focusing on my breathing. It felt boring and I would feel myself either dozing off or getting distracted.
I’ve changed my meditation process. Instead of focusing on my breathing, I listen to pure theta waves.
From what I have read, theta is the brain wave frequency most prone to good ideas and positive mental state. For more information check out Scientific American , Wikipedia or a quick google search will do the trick. Use headphones for maximum effect.
I try to focus on the sound and softly think of how grateful I am. I say things like “I am source energy” and “the answers I seek are within me”. I also visualize the sounds vibrating through my body and encompassing every cell with a pink or gold light (I imagine that this light is pure unconditional love).
And that’s it. 15 minutes a day is all I really do. I listen to a lot of Abraham-Hicks material and they say that 15 minutes is all you need, so that’s good enough for me. I have seen benefits in being able to bring my emotions in check. For example when i’m feeling anger, I am able to take a step back and soothe myself into better feeling emotions. I can’t do this all the time yet, but I can do it more often. And that’s the key. Being able to make it a habit and making positivity your dominant state of being.
Here’s the short version: Focusing on something else that brings you joy.
Detailed version: I understand why this strategy works for me but it isn’t always easy to do. This is the “letting go” part of Law of Attraction.
When I am focused on my desired object or situation, based on past experience, the thing always shows up quicker if i’m focusing on something else with joy. In my post about how I attracted my dream job, I mentioned about finding a lookout spot. What I didn’t get into too much detail about is that I used to go there and focus on things that weren’t work related. For example I would think about my dream home, waking up every morning to this beautiful view, what my kitchen would look like etc. I wasn’t trying to actively manifest a house at that point. But it just felt nice to think about those details. It took my mind off the fact that my dream job hadn’t shown up yet.
The same happened when I attracted my soulmate. I decided to let it go and decided that I didn’t want a relationship at that point of time. I got happy doing other things like going out with friends, starting up an art project, watching movies and just getting on with life.
I’ve heard it expressed in this way – Let go and let god. Now i’m not particularly religious so in this context, god is the universe/great over-mind.
I constantly need to remind myself of this strategy because it’s so easy to get way too involved in the outcome and focus on the lack of it’s manifestation. Recently I have been focusing on a particular amount of money. I thought I was doing really well and I would get on these really high highs, only to crash to really low lows. This is not sustainable and really not the best way to be (for me anyway). I have stopped focusing on the money now. I have put it out there and I have surrendered it all to the universe. Now I am busying myself up with new projects (including this blog) and just getting on with life. The money isn’t urgent so I need to trust. Everything that happens is good. Life is happening for me not to me.