Thank you, 2021, for teaching me positive manifestion
If I had to choose one thing to attribute all the good things (including the hard but valuable lessons) that happened to me this year, I would happily put it all down to doing positive manifestation.
A recent conversation with one of my best friends helped me really deep how much being an actively positive thinker has paid off this year. Going from passively hoping for the best to actively believing that “the good things that could happen will happen” has changed my life in more ways than one.
Reflecting at the start of 2021 helped me stand firmly planted on the new path I chose to take in 2020; to write more and build a life around it, to feel happier in my skin again and cast more of the positive energy I’ve been known for throughout my life. I told myself I was never going back. The person I knew before things changed, before self-mastery or when I created the Joxen name, no longer exists. I was to focus on myself and continuous improvement from here, manifesting my actions and thoughts in a blend like I was making a super smoothie to fuel my life and help the people I can.
The basic concept of positive manifestation says our thoughts and emotions affect our world and the world around us. What we can control, and what we can’t.
You probably know it already, but if you don’t, positive manifestation (by definition) is our way to change our reality. It’s a normal and healthy part of life, like how good breathing can be the difference between feeling in control versus feeling out of it. It’s the idea wherein anything that makes you feel better than before is a positive manifestation, the result of “positive thinking” or “prosperity”.
Some people call it the law of attraction or the law of vibration, that in order to manifest anything, we must attract ourself to it and match our energy to its energy. An example in wealth is when you think and believe you need more money, so you match the frequency of this need by manifesting positive actions (leaving a miserable job, building a side project, improving your workflow) with the intent to attain it.
Positive thoughts often produce positive results, but what do we do when we end up in the negative thought spiral? How do we turn it around and stop our goals or selves from slipping?
The way is to break your habit of thinking about what you don’t want. There’s no way around it, you have to put the effort in to control the flow of your thoughts and actions to stop yourself from being reactive to what happens around you and, instead, be proactive and create the life you want. It isn’t easy. You need to create the time and energy — nobody will hand it to you.
Examples such as visualisation and writing about your goals is only part of the process. The other part, more importantly, is doing something about it. It’s like drawing the sand sculpture your want to craft on paper, you still must go to the beach and put it together. Positive manifestation is using the right sand and reaching a good level of patience to wait for the end result.
It takes a few weeks to a year to form a habit (ignore the fluff of just ‘21 days’). Your body likes them, loves them. They’re efficient. When you automate common actions, you free mental resources for other tasks. Positive manifestation is a way to build, break, or strengthen your habits. It is indeed so vital because how would you expect to keep going, especially when the motivation goes down?
Tapping into your subconscious mind to unlock and refine your habits is a necessary practice to get the good things you want in life. If the subconscious mind were the door to a better life, manifestation would be the key.
As it was for me.
What I’ve Learned
Happiness is a by-product of progression in consciousness. The past two years have taught me how 1) happiness is our responsibility to create, and 2) it’s something we get as a result of kaizen — improving and making progress in all areas in life. Desire is a contract to be unhappy until we get what we want, and the quest is often endless. We never stop wanting, and because of that, we’re never happy. But until we, you or I, stop treating happiness as something “out there”, we will never find it.
What’s on My Mind
In a time of reflection, I’ve felt so much happier in recently realising the goals I’ve achieved this year. They are:
Buying my first car
Turning my love for writing into 2 great jobs
Selling my first (and 150th) copy of my ebook
Becoming happier on my own skin than I have been for a long time
Now, in 2022, I intend to:
Continue to improve and simplify my work/life balance through automation
Reach 500 subscribers of self-mastery
Publish my first website
Get back into competitive cycling
Goals are mere checkpoints. They remind me I’m on the way to something better and of my direction. I don’t want to have too many goals, as many good things (happiness) will become a result of the few I have.
(I also hope you have achieved what you wanted this year, and would love to hear about them in the comments below.)
One Timeless Quote
“We try to have keep the stability and the excitement, to love ourselves and change ourselves, to be spiritually connected while maintaining ambition in the world, and we always fall short. We find guidance cathartic, we want to map out a way of being that works. I don’t think the life I’m trying to live is about, like, being politically consistent all the time in all of my actions and thoughts. I think it’s more about trying to find some semblance of coherence in all of the chaos: believing in individualism but also understanding that we are necessarily interdependent, affected by the systems and institutions that we live in.”
→ is self-help bad? - by Henri Matisse
My Favourite Things This Week
- The artful power of simplicity
- 10 steps to change your life in 2022
I hope you had a wonderful New Years. It doesn’t have to be like bang! life immediately is better and you’re on track to smash 50 new year resolutions. But I hope you feel peaceful, happy, and ready to tackle 2022. One percent at a time.
Until next time,