Manifesting Your Vision
4 Free Time (Including Spontaneous Leisure and Joy)
You can pack so much into your life, if you know what you want to do. And nowhere is this more true than when you envision the time you allocate to your own recreation and leisure, both spontaneous and planned. This can be a major source of your joy and pleasure in life.
In your ideal vision of life, what time and adventures do you share with your friends and family? How much free time do you have among all the other occupations and interests that fill your days? How much time you spend on vacation?
And what do you really love to do that takes you so completely away from work that your heart sings with joy?
5 Body (Including Physical Exercise to Energise & Food As Nourishment)
What is your ideal state of health? This is about being healthy and well and staying free from disease, and about the level of exercise you enjoy, exercise which keeps you fit and energises you.
You may also like to form a clear picture of the kind of food you enjoy to give nourishment to your body, your soul, your life and your environment.
How do you imagine your level of energy and vitality? What are you doing to ensure that your body remains at peak condition until you choose to leave this planet?
6 Family, Community, Friends and Relationships
Next, consider your relationships. These extend to your nearest and dearest, your friends and family, but they also extend your relationships with your community, and the world beyond your community.
What kind of friends do you have, and what kind of energy do you take from those friendships? How do you ensure that your relationships are all loving and supportive, free of judgement, and based on a principle of mutual acceptance and tolerance? And in all these relationships how are you maintaining your boundaries, establishing your sovereignty, and still accommodating the needs and wishes of others?
Finally, consider the relationship between your physical home and your community. Where is your spiritual home? How are you relating to your community and to the people around you?
7 Personal (Your Ongoing Journey Inside)
There are some things in life which you do truly for yourself. One of them is the ongoing journey of self-exploration on which you’re embarking right now, or perhaps continuing from years gone by.
In any event, what are you doing to maintain your emotional well-being and ensure your continued personal growth and development? What kind of therapy, coaching or support are you using for your personal development? How and where are you receiving support and affirmation by being with others in a team?
What makes a successful team? Vision – or something else?
You may not be a Navy SEAL, but you can take all these steps to manifesting your vision. Do you have a spiritual practice such as meditation or daily worship? And how are you expanding your interests and achievements in the personal arena? Do you enjoy new challenges such as painting, music, writing or sport? How do these things feature in your ideal vision of your life?
Forming Your Own Vision
When you’re ready to form your own vision of your future, find a quiet space and time where you won’t be disturbed.
This is sacred work. As you choose what your future will look like, you are invoking the energy of the universe as an ally to help bring it towards you. It has been said, correctly, that the deepest therapy is spiritual work. This is important because to enter into the realms where the universe helps you by opening doors for you and guiding you to fortuitous coincidences, you need to have entered a spiritual mindset. This can only be done with considerable personal work, that is to say therapeutic work, like shadow work (read more about that here) or deep Jungian therapy.
Video – spirituality and manifestation
However, to move on to the practical parts: you can take each section separately, adapt them as you see fit, or you can work your way through the seven sections one by one. Whatever you do, write down everything that comes to you so that you have a written record of your vision.
Your mind needs to be programmed with your vision as the destination for your internal GPS system. So read through it every day of your life, either before you go to bed in the evening or just after you wake up in the morning. Also, visualise at least one part of it for ten to fifteen minutes every morning.
When you adopt this discipline in combination with the techniques described in this book, you’ll be absolutely unstoppable in achieving the different aspects of your vision.
And it will come to pass sooner than you can even begin to imagine.
Sharing Your Vision
Unfortunately, there are plenty of dream stealers and “negomaniacs” around who would prefer to maintain the status quo and stop you achieving your vision. They want you to be who and whatever serves them, not your magnificent self.
So only share your vision with people you trust to hold it sacred and support you in working towards it. Never share it with anybody who doesn’t support you in being your fullest self. If you hear any destructive criticism or negative judgements from somebody when you do share it, make sure you leave those people out of your circle in the future. You deserve more.
You need one or more friends who will support you, friends who want the same as you do: financial security, a beautiful home, loving relationships, and a meaningful life. A great way to make this happen is to form a Mastermind group. I’ll explain how to do that in another post.
Sharing your vision is a beautiful thing. Before you know it, the power of your friends’ energy and loving support will be helping you move towards your vision. You’ll find coincidences happening, you’ll find people entering your life who can somehow help you work towards it, and you’ll discover resources appearing unexpectedly from all around you.
And every time you read through your vision, or share it with others, it will become more real and more achievable.
Movie star Jim Carrey has shared a story about his vision which shows the power of imagination and desire. It also shows the irresistible energy generated when you repeatedly visualise or imagine these things in your mind’s eye.
Jim didn’t have a great start in life, that’s for sure. At one point he and his family were living in a camper van on a relative’s lawn because his father was out of work. And apparently he didn’t even complete high school, dropping out to further his comedy career.
His first appearance in a stand-up comedy club bombed so badly that he considered giving up. But, with the quality of resilience and persistent that separates the truly successful from those who don’t make it, Carrey continued to develop his skills.
When he was 19 he went to Hollywood, like hundreds or thousands of other wannabes. The difference between Carrey and the rest of the people who don’t make it was that he had resilience, persistence, and a clear vision of his future.
In fact, sitting one night near the famous Hollywood sign, in his beat up old Toyota, Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million “for movie services rendered”.
Carrey kept the check in his wallet for a decade or more. Well, we all know the outcome!
Sure enough, he manifested $10 million for making a movie.
Here’s what he said on the Oprah Winfrey show in 1997: “I wrote myself a check for ten million dollars for acting services rendered and dated it Thanksgiving 1995. I put it in my wallet and it deteriorated. And then, just before Thanksgiving 1995, I found out I was going to make ten million dollars for Dumb & Dumber. I put that check in the casket with my father because it was our dream together.”
That is the power of visualisation and repeated daily reminders of you goals. Every time Jim Carrey opened his wallet, the check was there to remind him of his vision.
Carrey is also reputed to have said, “I want to be a positive force in the world, I would like to make people happy. The thing is, I’ve always tried to create transcendent moments. Moments that take people away from their concerns. Heaven to me is when people find a way to become so involved with life that they’re no longer concerned for the future.”
That sounds to me like a clear mission statement or life purpose. How did he do it? How did he “create transcendent moments, moments that take people away from their concerns”?
He did it by playing in comedy movies. This appears to have been Carrey’s right livelihood, because he’s also on record as saying, “I love acting. I love play-acting. I love pretending. I love telling stories so whether they be comedic or serious or whatever, it doesn’t really matter to me. I enjoy telling a good story. I have it all in me.”
And so do you. For now, make sure you have a clear vision. the GPS road map for your subconscious mind.