I love the whole process of creating. Even better, I love hearing about the process of how other people create because we’re all magicians in our own way + I love learning new tricks.
And whether we realize it or not, everyone is always creating. It can be for a change in life circumstances, a new job or making new habits; it all falls under the umbrella of manifesting what we want.
The act of creation is the ultimate expression of getting what’s on the inside to show up on the outside.
Every change starts with a feeling. I’m a huge believer in the law of attraction + the power of thoughts, and I have experienced first hand that the best way to create what you want is to stay positive. What you focus on will grow.
Because your feelings are your compass. And your primary focus with those feelings should be to always feel good. When you focus on feeling good, specifically about what you want, you’re sending a signal out that will attract back to you the material equivalent. You don’t want to attract back your bad mood, right?
Your feelings are like a smoke signal to the universe.
So how do we actually use this idea of creating what we want and have it actually work? It’s pretty simple, but most people make it waaaayyyy more complicated than it needs to be. Here’s the trick on how to create: act as though the object of your desire is already present in your life. Think about it like it is already here, and watch it magically appear.
I know this all sounds hippie-dippie, but trust me, it works.
Here’s an example: want to lose weight? Start thinking about how your body will move differently once the weight is off and practice moving like a skinnier person. Go shopping and check out some clothes that will fit you at your new weight. Visualize yourself doing an activity easily that may be a bit of a struggle right now. Act as if. Be intentional about the feelings you’re putting out there.
Here are some ways that I maintain an environment of feeling good so I can create what I want:
- I keep a list of feeling/pictures/phrases/memories that bring me to a good space. When I am feeling down or needing a moment of inspiration, I refer to these lists/images for a boost. It immediately gives me a lift and brings me back to the place of feeling light and happy. Creating from that place is much easier.
- I wear clothes that allow me to move, breathe and be comfortable. I feel like the more restricted my clothes are, the more restricted my feelings get. My litmus test? I want to be able to sit indian style at any given moment without feeling I’m going to split my pants/skirt.
- I schedule time each week to be creative. Even if it feels a little too contrived at the time and I’m not in the mood, I just get my body and mind there in the space; eventually I get inspired and explore ways to express my creativity. This set time keeps me moving forward in my creative path so I’m ready when inspiration strikes, kind of like building a habit. Right now my blocks of time each week is my abstract painting class and Friday morning painting–anything other than those times is a bonus.
- I try to stay open to inspiring moments throughout the day. A beautifully colored leaf or tinker of laughter can ignite my heart at any moment. I try not to wait for that lightning bolt of inspiration, but try to be thrilled by everyday life so I stay in the flow.
- I seek out others who are on the same path. Birds of a feather, right? Social media makes it so easy to check out what others are doing and get inspired; the different communities I chime in on give me courage to keep creating and help me appreciate the process rather than constantly sprinting to the finish line.
You are a glorious magician. What will you create today?