Make 2021 the year you change your life with the easy stages of manifestation from Carolyne Bennett
Stage 1: Sleep Mode
The first step is recognising when you are in sleep mode, the first stage. In this stage, we believe life is happening to us and we are more likely to react to life events without stopping to think of the consequences. This stage is characterized by lack of awareness. It’s like an automated, robotic mode, where life feels like a repeating Groundhog Day.
Being in sleep mode can have a crushing effect because life generally feels
soulless and meaningless. It shows in our numbing daily routines, like the job that robs us of our soul or relationships that are reactive, defensive and fractured. In sleep mode, we are often left feeling like every day is a survival experience.
Stage 2: Awakening
This is the growth and development stage of manifesting. It starts with us awakening to our true selves and our potential as creators of our own reality. Often triggered by painful traumas, perceived mistakes and major life events, whether by experience or by conscious choice, something happens inside us to jumpstart the awakening process.
Being in this stage is exciting and inspiring. As we begin to use tools like
affirmations, meditation, visualisation, gratitude and asking the Universe to help, we start to see that we can achieve the future we hope for. We learn that life is happening for us and each life experience has a potential to unlock something positive within us, ultimately helping us to reach new levels of understanding and spiritual growth.
The joy of awakening can give way to frustration, though, particularly when we make the mistake of trying to force our manifestations into being. This mistake usually comes about when our will to manifest comes from a place of fear or desperation. When we pursue anything with the energy of fear or desperation, it reinforces the fact that we lack it.
Manifestation requires you to learn the lesson of patience and of living a life that is not driven by fear and desperation.
Put simply, the more desperately we want something, the more we see its absence. This can feed our frustrations which is why some people may get stuck in this stage. They come to doubt the manifestation process and their
abilities as manifestors. It is like knowing there is a doorway to the next level but not having the key.
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