Long time no see, my friends. I've been silent here on the blog because I was busy manifesting one of my most exciting, amazing, beautiful dreams thus far in my life–my new home!
This has been a year in the making. It was the scariest leap I've ever made; we moved across the country, about 2,000+ miles from where we were living. I moved away from pretty much everything I know to go somewhere that has been in my heart for most of my life.
And the reason I think it finally happened was because I FINALLY believed and expected that it would.
This is not a blog post on how I manifested a mansion in Beverly Hills with ten cars in my garage. This is a blog post on how I used the law of attraction to manifest the home that's been in my dreams since I was a teenager. The home that's perfect for my family and makes us want to pinch ourselves because it has everything WE wanted.
A place where I can feel the magic and know that the universe met me more than halfway to bring me here, because I couldn't have come close to doing this on my own.
I'm going to section this blog post simply: the essentials I believe that helped me manifest this home, why your mistakes and imperfect manifesting skills won't affect you, and how I kept in touch with the Universe the entire time to help me keep my faith. Let's get to chatting.
How to Manifest the Perfect Home for YOU
The very first thing you need is clarity. I can't tell you how many sheets I wrote over the past year where I clarified over and over again what I wanted.
Sometimes I wrote the way my current home made me feel–trapped, confined, out of place, exposed. Then I'd write the way I wanted to feel in my next home. I did this many times because each time I got more refined and exact about what I wanted.
For me, I chose to be more specific about how this home would make me feel rather than how the house had to look. I tend to trip myself up when I get super exact about how something will look or an exact money figure, for example. When I focus on the feeling, I can much more easily manifest what's on my heart.
Here's what I had written on a piece of paper that I found just the other day while I was unpacking.
Home: Cozy. Front porch. Fire place. Big yard. Big trees. Safe. Quiet. Private. Beautiful. Relaxing. Country.
What's crazy is that I don't even remember writing big trees and that's literally what I have all around my house now. I call it my house in the trees because I'm surrounded by trees, so much so that I need to keep a little lamp on in my kitchen sometimes because it's so shaded.
I almost complained about that until I remembered that I had a thought about how much I love cloudy days and turning on dim, cozy lighting in a kitchen while I cooked...I really couldn't believe that even that small thought had manifested with this house.
The second thing you need is belief and expectation that it's going to happen.
The house probably could've come to me years ago if I had believed that it could. And it probably could've come to me a year ago when I first decided to go for it if I had believed it could've happened then instead of a year later, but my husband and I told ourselves it would take a year...so it did.
There is a part of me that believes things unfold perfectly–I needed that year to clarify, let go, process and dream. I'm not saying you need a year, but I'm saying to try to enjoy the unfolding and appreciate what it's teaching you. I actually needed to grieve leaving before I could move, so I was able to mentally and emotionally process so much over the course of the year.
You have to believe that you CAN manifest your perfect home with the Universe. Know that it's SO freaking possible, it's not even a question! Your thoughts WILL take form–believe it!
Begin to grow your expectation of it happening. Don't specify the day and hour that it has to happen by, but definitely give it a month or a season.
All year I was telling people that we were planning to move "sometime next May". We moved out on May 30th.
Clarify what you want: write it down, visualize it, day dream about it. Believe it can happen. Know and expect that it's going to happen by a certain time.
Why your imperfect manifesting skills won't affect you
I worried and fretted all...damn...year...LONG. Oh lord it was exhausting being me and my little ego these last 12 months. I doubted. I pictured worst case scenarios. I thought I was insane for even doing this. I worried about if I'd regret moving. I asked for reassurance from the Universe practically on a daily basis.
And guess what...it still manifested.
This experience has taught me that if you have some ounce of faith that your mind is extremely powerful and can manifest what you think about...even if it's just once a day that you go out of your way to visualize your intentions...that ounce of positive faith will trump the negative.
I still maintain that all you need to do in order to manifest a beautiful life is to visualize your ideal life every night for a few minutes, followed by thinking of ten things you're truly grateful for. I will admit that I did much more visualizing that practicing gratitude this past year, but like I said, it still worked out.
So many days I would just put on my headphones and imagine what my life would look like in a year. I pictured a porch, trees, rain, seasons. I saw my kids running barefoot and my sons riding their wagon down a hill (my long driveway is a very slight hill and my sons ride down it every day with their bikes...I hadn't even thought of that until writing this!).
I would just ignore the worries, put on my favorite playlist that inspired me and picture my life in my new home. That probably also helped erase all the worrying and stressing I did every day over it.
I'm a firm believer now that what little positive energy you put towards your intention is much more powerful than any negative energy you create.
Keeping in touch with the Universe
This is totally personal and optional but one thing that I swear helped me get through the year and make this huge leap was asking the Universe for messages and signs to confirm that everything would be okay.
My first sign I asked for was a feather and there was one sticking straight up next to my car in our freshly mowed lawn. I kept that feather on my altar area all year and will always keep it. But my biggest source of reassurance was pulling oracle cards on a frequent basis.
It felt like every week I was going through different emotional experiences and situations, and the cards were always so spot on and inspiring. When it came time to put our house on the market and to sign on the dotted line for this one, I pulled a card that told me to leap and not be afraid. My cards, which I believe the Universe can use to communicate with me, kept me from backing out from fear.
This is all optional like I said, but I would find a way that's personal for you to connect with the Universe. Friends and family have their own perspectives and fears, so I don't find it best to use them as your source of reassurance, especially if your dream scares them too.
I hope you've found this article helpful. Have you manifested your dream home before and if so, what tips would give to others? Let us know in the comments below.
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Lots of love,
Jessica Dimas is the author of Anything Can Be: A Reference Guide for Applying the Law of Attraction. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.
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