What if you could drop anxiety to manifest goals more easily…don’t you just love that kind of juiciness?! Materializing that goal or desire and basking in the rush of exhilaration is mind-blowing; nothing is sweeter than a job well down and our own triumphant claim of “I did it, I really did it!”
Between the juiciness of manifesting those little and big goals is a quiet contentment that is born from only one thing: consistency of practice. Practice, practice, practice is what I mentor to myself, my coaching clients and teach in my seminars. It’s easy to get comfortable and forget to practice manifesting, and all too quickly we find ourselves exchanging the triumphant “I can” to the defeated “I can’t”. Soon, that sweet sense of self confidence and joy has turned to despair, a devastating downward spiral into full, blown-out anxiety.
All the great mystics, philosophers and business gurus have said the same thing… in sincere self development, our consciousness evolves. This means that old, ineffective thought programs are going to surface for removal… that’s good! So rather than be overwhelmed and anxious when they do, we can learn to welcome these insights more easily. We must practice awareness of uncomfortable feelings as evolution rather than revulsion. One of the Laws of the Manifestation is that every single thought we have effects physical reality! It makes sense then, to think and feel with an “I can do it attitude”. With this kind of unrelenting trust, we evolve our awareness and keep a direct, clear pipeline to the solutions inside of us. From this healthier thought perspective, right thinking, right action and a sense of deep, meaningful connection in the process emerges. That’s manifestation! Not only of tangible, measurable results, but also manifestation of peace and empowerment in the process. Easy to say, much harder to do which is why progress, not perfection is such an important mantra to remember.
So how do we deal with anxiety when an “evolutionary insight” is upon us and it feels impossible to control the resulting tidal waves of negative thoughts and emotions? Vernon Howard, a direct no-nonsense, awakened teacher nails it with this wisdom:
- Anxiety breeds anxiety.
- Anxiety is a hoax that you don’t see as a hoax! It appears valuable but it’s not, yet most people don’t want to lose it!
- Anyone who retains anxiety prefers anxiety. Whoa! Here’s why:
- First, because worry and desperation supply a false feeling of life… they create an emotional agitation that poses as real life, but it’s not! Secondly, we don’t drop anxiety because we fear rejection.
- The very repetition of a worry or frustration indicates an unseen preference for it. Whoa!
- When you begin to honestly see that you don’t want to lose your anxiety, you actually start to lose it!
Wow! I love this direct, no-nonsense thinking – it has made a huge impact on my life, and neuroscience proves it… did you know that 95% of our thoughts are controlled by our pre-programmed subconscious mind? Instead of “actually thinking,” we’re really looking at movies of the past and responding to them in the present. We are hypnotized by past defeats and as manifestation author Pam Grout puts it: “the problem is not being hypnotized, the problem is not being willing to shake it off.” She says that mental confinement is not permanent because it can be conquered by the spiritual. I couldn’t agree more! “Say good bye to useless thoughts, because this is the problem – you don’t see your useless thoughts as useless.”
The reason we don’t drop useless thoughts is because we don’t know what will replace them. We’re afraid to step into the unknown. Here’s the analogy… a prisoner of war escaping from a POW camp faces huge difficulties, stepping into the unknown without a map, yet despite all the difficulties he finds his way home because he remembers where he wants to go. Same for you, when you remember where you want to go, you are willing to meet your past programming head on and call it out. You soon realize that anxiety is a fundamental waste of life and refuse to let it keep its hold. You choose to drop anxiety through an empowered “I can do it” attitude through practice, practice, practice. Imagine… all that energy that was previously draining your soul now feeds it to design your life rather than suffer through it. That’s manifestation! As Thoreau said: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams… live the life you’ve imagined.”
***Please note that this article is not a substitute for medical advice. Use sound judgement; seek medical help if symptoms persist.
Homework to confidently “drop anxiety to manifest your goals”:
As a teacher and student at heart and I know that unless we are willing to shake things up and apply these concepts we’ll never know if they work or not. We’ll never integrate them because we haven’t proven them from our own experience. We’ll never really trust ourselves and keep looking outside rather than inside. The nitty gritty of manifestation is that it’s personal. It’s a form of transformation, that makes the intangible tangible through right thinking, trust and practice. So here you go, here’s your “Manifestation Homework”.
What are the the key points in this article that resonated for you?
Are you willing to really apply these points to your life?
What will you now do differently?
Are you willing to see and drop your useless thoughts?
Are you willing to drop your preference for anxiety?
Are you willing to see that this takes time, that it is a process and that you must be patient?
Are you willing to be patient and present with what is here now – to be in the evolution rather than the revulsion that awareness brings?
For more information Cheryl’s work with individuals and groups, see her website at TheIntuitiveLife.com