What I Hate About “Manifesting”


manifestingThe word “manifesting” has been overused.  Everywhere I turn, there’s something else about “how to manifest.”

The thing about the word manifesting is that most people associate it with action.  “What you need to do in order to have what you want.”

Now, I agree that creating what you want – both what you want to have and what you want to share – takes action.  But it’s not the place to start.

Everything starts with your energy.

Everything Vibrates

As scientists developed more and more refined instruments, they made an astounding discovery – there is no such thing as a truly solid object.  Sure that rock feels hard, but if you look at it under tremendous magnification, you’ll see that every component breaks down into something smaller until you get to pure energy.

It’s like the Russian nesting dolls, except that when you open the smallest doll you find waves of energy.

With the right equipment, frequency can be measured.  For instance, cancer cells vibrate at a lower rate than healthy cells.  Rose oil vibrates at an extremely high rate, basil at a much lower one.

More to the point, you have a frequency at which you vibrate.  What’s important to know is that your vibration can change.

When you think fearful thoughts, your rate of vibration drops.  When you think happy thoughts, your rate of vibration increases.  One of the reasons people talk so much about the importance of gratitude is that feeling grateful is such a BIG frequency lifter.

What has the highest frequency of all?  Love.

Creating With Energy

When you want to create something in your life, it’s important to resonate with it.  If you don’t, you’re out of sync with it.

Being out of sync shows up as working half-heartedly, procrastinating and self-sabotage.  It also shows up as lack of clarity, lack of commitment or even laziness.

Tweet: When you’re resonating with what you’re creating, the actions you take and the things you say are so much more clear and powerful. 

This happens when you want something, but you also have contradictory thoughts and feelings.  Not only is your frequency lower, it’s also chaotic.

For example, you may see yourself having a new website that looks great and really shows people who you are and what you have to offer.  At the same time though, you have underlying thoughts like:

  • I’m not ready to be seen more.
  • Nobody really wants what I have to offer.
  • Who am I to claim to be an expert at this?
  • What if people find out I’m not all that?

It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake, and it shows up clearly in your energy.

Step #1

If you have a goal or dream – like creating a new program, redoing your website, sending out warm letters or becoming healthier – aligning your energy with that goal is the top priority.

Have you ever seen someone deliver a marketing message that doesn’t fit their energy?  For instance, the words they’re using sound strong and convincing, but their voice is weak and hesitant.  Or they don’t make eye contact.  Or they just look uncomfortable.

Their energy isn’t matching their message.

HOW you are being – meaning the rate at which you’re vibrating and the congruency of your frequency – is so much more important than what you DO or SAY.

And the bigger thing is that when you’re resonating with what you’re creating, the actions you take and the things you say are so much more clear and powerful.  It truly leads to that end goal.

So What’s an Entrepreneur to Do About This?

I get it.  You have big plans and goals.  And, like everyone else, you have some fears and limiting beliefs, too.

That’s why I created the Align with your Vision online mini-retreat.  With three evenings of group calls, you’ll get:

  • Clear of the crap between you and your goal
  • Energy to get into action
  • Tools and recordings to support you and your new high vibe

And, I’m offering all this at a great beta-version value.

To register or to find out more, click here.

Comments 2

  1. Sara, I love this post, and thank you for it. I’ve noticed that after a whole week of buzzing around and trying to “make” things happen, it’s important to take a day off and consciously surrender. When I do that, I’m always amazed at the things that just “magically” occur when I allow them to! It’s like I work for 5 days to get my ducks in a row, and then when I give it up to the Universe, wonderful things happen.

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      Hi, Allison. I like the balance you describe here of getting our ducks in a row and taking care of what’s ours to do, then turning the rest over. Consciously surrendering is a great way to put it. I have the image of taking our hands off the wheel and saying, “OK, now take me where I don’t know I can go.” Often, the Universe will give us what we didn’t know to ask for.

      Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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