This episode is an exciting one because we get to talk about MANIFESTING! Using the power of your own energy to intentionally create what you want in life. You’ve probably heard of the idea that your thoughts create your reality. Maybe you were around in 2008-ish when the book The Secret came out and this Law of Attraction stuff exploded.
That’s when I was first introduced to manifesting. — my boss at the time was ecstatic about The Secret and LOA. Her enthusiasm was contagious and naturally, the book started getting circulated among all 40 staff members.
I liked the book because it fortified my growing belief that there are forces operating beyond what we can currently see. That there’s a universe out there orchestrating rhyme and rhythm in this world…that we’re all here on purpose. I was intrigued by the idea that we can work with this force to manifest our desires into reality. But I was super skeptical of the formula that was provided “ask for it, believe it and then * poof* it’s yours”.
“If it were that easy,” I thought, “then why doesn’t everyone already have what they want?” I had many more follow up questions. I wish I knew somebody like Janice Berkenheger back then because she would’ve been able to pacify my leery suspicion of this whole Law of Attraction/Manifestation thing. Janice helps women discover how to consistently manifest what they want so that they can bring their dreams into reality. She’s spent the last 8 years or so studying and using this practice.
I’m so grateful for our wonderful conversation! The instructions for manifesting are simple - ask for it, believe it’s yours, then it will come to life, but there’s more to that. We talked a bit about what manifestation is and then went right into depth about how to use it, what’s wrong if it’s not working, and the magic ingredients to make it successful. My favorite part is when we dived into the parking lot example. Oh, that parking lot example! ….I hate it haha. This example has come up in so many books that I’ve read, even ones that aren’t about manifesting. It’s supposed to be an easy way to practice manifestation/trust/surrender/faith in the universe but I’m riddled with anxiety everytime I try. In our conversation, Janice tells me what I’m doing wrong.
Alrighty, plug in those headphones this one’s a good one!
Don’t forget to click “read more” for the amazing resources that Janice gives us including a free ebook and a list of universal laws.
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What’s Your Philosophy to Loving the life you love?
You’re supposed to be living a life you love. Living the life you love will take you to the growth that you were meant to experience and for you to live on purpose and do all the things that you’re here to do.
What is Manifestation?
We are powerful beings creating our reality via our thoughts. Look around your life and you’ll realize that your reality is a reflection of how you normally think, based on thoughts and beliefs. In a nutshell, manifestation is bringing what you desire into life by aligning your thoughts, beliefs and actions.
We’ve come here with everything that we need on this journey! We all have the power within us to do this.
What’s up with the parking example?
I’ve read about the parking lot example so many times…..but it’s so hard because I get so anxious. Janice helps me see what fears have been blocking me.
For success, you first need to feel as if it’s [the parking space] is already here. Then detach from the idea that you have to have it. Janice personally comes up with a criteria for her parking space – thinking about it that and trusting that everything is in perfect timing for what’s happening.
Most people fall down with manifesting when they don’t receive in their order in the time frame that they expected. You basically give up when you stop believing it or when you come up with a contingency plan or try to just make it yourself. And yet it’s at this point, right before giving up, that what you want is just within reach.
People give up right before they’re about to get it
Trust in divine timing
So is creating a contingency plan bad?
No it’s not bad but you need to know how to create contingency plan that doesn’t conflict with your desires. Ex. The feeling of it – feel and see what I want to feel and see
The universe will give you this or something better
Disclaimer to Law of Attraction:
Let’s say we’re trying to manifest abundance. Should you really spend the money before you have it? Neither yes or no. Its all about energetic vibe. If you can truly believe, without stress or fear, that you will certainly receive the abundance you ask for then that makes sense. Thing is, most people will feel fear or anxiety when they make a purchase without having the money first.
What energy am I in when I make this purchase?
It’s similar to how it’s easier to find a job when you have one – because you’re not desperate and not focusing on what you don’t have.
Magic Ingredients to Manifestation
TRUST & FAITH
Janice builds trust and faith by taking the steps and leaps. You can take little leaps and little steps to begin with. Janice gives example of her free cup of coffee. Getting small wins to build your faith in process and yourself
TAKING INSPIRED ACTION
It doesn’t happen with just your thought. You need to take action! If an opportunity drops in front of you, take action on it.
Sometimes it’s not totally clear but clarity comes with each step. You don’t know exactly what opportunity inspired actions will open you up to.
Ask yourself: how can this be easy?
As we change our beliefs and perceptions, we change the filter that we see things through. Everything that we want it’s already here. You can’t have a desire w/o it being here.
WHO DO YOU NEED TO BE?
What thoughts, actions, needs do you have when you have that thing you want?
Every single day, we need to tap into that
One of the fastest and most amazing ways to manifest
Elevates your frequency
Just b/c the radio isn’t on doesn’t mean that the frequencies are going through the room, you’ve just turned the source off
Give thanks for what you already have: Thank you for [insert desire here as if you already have it]
Common reason for why it’s not working
Limiting beliefs!! You need to identify then shift
Universal laws are laws that govern the universe. Just like the law of gravity, if you believe in it or not it works. And it will work for everybody – no exceptions. There are a lot of these laws (over 100+) but there are a few that you’ll want to know in particular. Janice has a list of universal laws that she’s narrowed down to be most important (scroll down for this free list in “resources” section)
What’s helpful is that when you know and understand them then you can use them to your advantage.
Sometimes you manifest what you don’t want b/c you don’t’ understand these laws.
WHAT YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS
One of Your Biggest Lessons So Far:
That we have everything we need inside of us and we just need to learn to access it and trust ourselves. It’s important to access our inner guidance. Everybody is born to be successful, your success is inevitable!
What is one nugget of wisdom that you would share with fellow seekers who are on this journey of growth and transformation?
Notice and be aware of what you are thinking at all times. It's those thoughts that are creating your reality. Are your thoughts in alignment with what you want, or are you worrying about what you don't want?