When it comes to manifesting the things you want, there are really two main ways to do it:
1. Line Up the Energy BEFORE You Take the Action
This version of manifesting is the equivalent of setting aside or saving up money before you buy something. You’re planning for it and preparing for it before it actually happens.
If you do it this way, you’ll feel “ready” energetically and the thing you want to manifest will happen with more ease.
The only problem with this route is it takes a lot longer, so you’ll need to develop some serious patience.
2. Take the Action As Soon As You Feel Inspired To and Let Your Energy Catch Up
This version is the equivalent of shoving yourself off a cliff and being forced to trust that either you will grow wings or a net will appear. You’re taking the leap before the energy is fully behind it.
If you do it this way, you’ll see results and get to the outcome you desire the fastest BUT you’ll need ovaries (or balls) of steel to be able to pull it off.
The reason being, when you take action before you line up the energy, your energy will then have to catch up to the action you’ve taken (which your energy wasn’t fully ready for). When this happens, life chaos and/or old patterns resurface in the physical.
And that can be a big-time derailer for most people.
Both versions of manifesting work. And I’ve done both versions with great success.
So it’s really about how it feels to you, and whether you’re willing to face into your patterns and deal with your inner BS all at once, or if you’d rather do it a little at a time as you go.
‘Cause when you act before the energy is aligned, chaos and old patterns will erupt. There’s no way around it because your energy wasn’t ready for the massive leap you just took and it needs time to play catch up.
Think of it this way… if a train is going 75 MPH in one direction and now it wants to go in the complete opposite direction, it has two options:
- Hit the brakes, come to a fast stop and then go in the other direction
- Ease on the brakes slowly, coming to a calm, complete stop, and then going in the other direction
Both options work, but the “hit the brakes” option will cause the most chaos and disruption because everything inside the train is gonna be turned inside out and upside down. And it will be possible to clean it all up and clear it out, but it’s gonna have to be dealt with all at once instead of incrementally. Essentially, there will be multiple “fires” to put out all at the same time.
So, how do you “line up energy?”
- Raise your vibration
- Feel as good as possible for as long as possible
- Deal with any belief and/or receiving blocks that might get in the way of you receiving what you want
- Get your mindset and beliefs aligned with the action you want to take (or the thing you desire to have)
- See yourself as the version of you who already has the results/outcome you desire
- Release any old patterns or stories that don’t align with the action you want to take and/or with you having the outcome/result you desire
I’m sure it won’t surprise you to hear me say that nine times out of 10, I choose the “Leap and Let My Energy Catch Up” option. Not only am I impatient AF, but I prefer to just deal with things all at once and get it over with.
I don’t believe that ready is a lie. If you get your energy behind something before you take the action, then you are ready, even if you have some fear or doubt coming up.
But you don’t have to be energetically ready to make the leap when you know you want to. You just have to have the courage to face into the shit that will inevitably come up from it AND not allow yourself to get derailed.
When I quit my day job in March 2012 to become a full-time writer and entrepreneur, my energy was ready. I had been lining it up for years prior to that moment when I made the jump (and a net appeared almost instantly to catch me).
And everything worked out magically.
When I did a major action up-level (last month) and rented a private office space and said YES! to and then invested in a high-level coaching program with my coach, my energy wasn’t fully there yet. So chaos and old patterns have erupted like Mt. Vesuvius.
Now I’m cleaning up the mess from that eruption and continuing to get my energy aligned and caught up with the next-level actions I already took.
And everything is working out magically.
There is no one way to do anything, including manifesting. It all comes down to what feels best to you and how much “skin” you’re willing to put in the game.
Either way, you get to have what you want and from a feel-good place, because feeling good is the point AND the path.
Dream life or bust,