The theme for May is manifesting.
This is a very powerful month and you would be wise to use it well. The theme of manifesting brings up many areas to work on. There is plenty of material around this theme for growth, change, elimination, study, breakthrough, expansion, balance and alignment. It continues to be a creative time with lots of opportunities for beginnings and endings but the main focus that will give you the most for your efforts is the study and understanding of what MANIFESTING is all about. So treat this month as a daily workshop on manifesting and set an intention that you will end this month with a greater understanding and ability to manifest. Insert the intention for magic and miracles whenever possible as this is a good month for both magic and miracles.
This will require exploring your current beliefs about how everything in your life becomes manifest and understanding it in such a way that you become empowered with the ability to be more conscious about how you manifest your life. This understanding is crucial at this time as we are in the window of eclipses (there are two this month and there was one in April) providing us with great power and opportunity and offering us a portal for changing what we believe about our ability to have what we want.
In recent years there has been much study and a greater understanding of the quantum field, the energy that holds all possibilities, and how to access it to change certain trajectories and cycles that seem to run our lives. For most of us it still remains a deep mystery and we are always trying to understand the mechanics of how and why we manifest what we do.
Why do some people seem to manifest great financial prosperity and others struggle their whole lives with a deep poverty consciousness?
Why do some people manifest good relationships that others only yearn for?
Why do some people manifest nothing but misfortune with every decision?
You could blame the differences on astrology, poor imprinting, your parents, karma, and the actions and choices of others, all valid considerations. However the patterns created by these influences can be worked with in a positive way. They can be changed as long as you can extricate yourself from the lineage of low havingness and the icons you have bought into over your lifetime. (Suggested audio “The Family Icon”) Icons are strong and they go beyond the family and can include collective experiences such as the Great Depression or the Holocaust or a great Famine or a significant War. We are all made up of an intricate set of patterns and to understand how the patterns are linked is to begin to understand what and how we manifest.
Some people manifest wonderful things for their business and work and are terrible at manifesting right relationship. Others have all the love and support of community and friends and loved ones but no money. And others still have great amounts of money and support and even good relationships but very poor health.
So what is that all about?
There are different lessons for each of us about what and how we manifest. The way that our belief systems are linked up has everything to do with what we end up creating for ourselves. For example, as a child if you witnessed a family member that put financial success over and above quality relationships with the family and there was conflict and resentment about that, you may have made a subconscious decision that love and financial success do not mix. Therefore subconsciously you would choose one and eliminate the other.
If you witnessed or experienced that lots of love and passion and attention in your family somehow created emotional conflict or that what one parent manifested caused the other one to have negative emotions, you may make a subconscious choice not to manifest love and passion in your life.
In the same way, if you witnessed or experienced as a child that the only time you could manifest love and caring attention to your body was to be in poor health, then your belief about having caring and attention for yourself would require manifesting poor health throughout your whole life.
All of us have made strong subconscious decisions early in life to separate ourselves from what we saw or experienced that we did not like. So there is a built in block to manifesting anything that is linked to a negative experience. The examination of self and what makes us who we are is key to changing our relationship to the way we manifest.
The value of what you manifest is related to the value you have for yourself. Not the value that someone else places on you but what you place on yourself. There is an erroneous notion that manifesting requires something from the outside, some element outside of us that comes in and makes it happen. Although support is necessary, it is our own energy field that draws towards it the elements around our intentions and turns them into manifestations. Your intention and thoughts and beliefs are the ones that attract the material that creates your life. So it is important that you examine your beliefs about what you think you need from somewhere else in order to manifest, and your expectations of that happening.
Understanding how intentions work is another aspect of understanding manifesting. If you set an intention and are clear and committed and certain about that intention without a doubt, send it into the quantum field and send it from your heart. The worst thing you can do is then to begin to worry about that intention not manifesting. Because, guess what? You will confuse the quantum field, which will then feed the worry and take its direction from your worry that the intention will NOT manifest. All the energy will go into NOT manifesting that intention. It is a true discipline to set our intentions free without worry or micromanaging them, and it would be so much simpler if we could all just energetically lobotomize our minds. This is a great month to work on this discipline of clarifying our intentions; committing 100% to them and then letting them go without another thought or worry.
There is also an erroneous belief that in order to manifest something you must “go after it”. Although there always needs to be a balance between being and doing, giving and receiving, there is way too much emphasis on going after what you want. Once you set your intention, you need to let it go and then relax, take action as appropriate timing dictates, but let it come to you as you magnetize your desire, and refrain from worry or obsession. It will only get in the way.
The scarcity complex.
The scarcity complex is the definition and belief that there is a finite amount of energy, money, health, relationship, love etc. to go around and if you have an abundance of it, it means someone else goes without. Or if someone else has what you believe to be more than their share, then you go without. Where did that come from? Wherever it came from, it needs to go the way of all old patterns that no longer serve.
The truth is there is an infinite amount of source and it is only your attachment to something you manifested because you believe it is the best you can do and you fear losing it and ending up with nothing that keeps perpetrating that belief. If you believe it, it will be so. The challenge here is to stretch outside of that box and begin to experience the infinite possibilities of infinite source.
We all need support but many of us look for and expect support from the wrong people and the wrong places. Anyone who has a limited view of manifesting and a strong mind set about who you are, what you are capable of, what you should have or not have, is not a good prospect for support. Support yourself first. Build a strong inner relationship within yourself first. Work on your own beliefs and intentions. Then…see who or what shows up to support that. You may be surprised. They probably won’t be the ones who are closest to you.
Remember to work with the concept of magic and miracles and all possibilities.
The opportunity this month is to truly shift your understanding and experience of manifesting in a very positive way.
The challenge will be dealing with all the doubt, negative thoughts and whatever else comes up around this issue of what and how you manifest. Remember that when stuff comes up and you are facing some of your “not-so-fun” manifestations, that you have the power to change, transform, eliminate and shift. Remember magic and miracles.
How the month shows up:
This is a great opportunity to work through any and all issues around manifesting. You will need discipline to examine neutrally where you are currently in your life, what old patterns run you, where they came from, how you identify with or against them and to shift your beliefs about your own value and what you can have. Because of the personal nature of the work, it will be important that you honor your boundaries and stay away from the entanglements of brought on by what other people think you should be or do. Remember that manifesting should not “need” anything from the outside except the appropriate support. So this is the month where you can also examine your support and be more discerning about where it comes from.
Evaluate what you are currently manifesting in all areas; financial, relationship, community, environment, physical support, health, energy, enthusiasm, right work, enough play and rest, inspiration etc. What needs work? Where are you lacking the right kind of support? What are your expectations? Are they appropriate? You may not get all the answers in a neat little package but if you set the intention to do the work, it will start things moving in the right direction.
What are you manifesting? Is it good? If not, examine your relationship with yourself. What are you manifesting there? Criticism? Judgment? Poor health? Lack? Irritation? Lethargy? Do you feel connected to your essence? Do you expect someone else to fix it?
Start there and then move on to your relationships with others. What are you magnetizing? If you feel a lack of understanding and support, you are probably experiencing the same thing in your relationship with self. Do you take care of yourself? When was the last time you thanked yourself and your body for being there for you? For some of you, this month will be all about rebooting your relationship with self. If you focus there, manifesting better relationships with others will automatically follow.
What kind of environment have you manifested for yourself to live in, to work in, to play in, and to rest in? Is it satisfactory? What do you think you deserve and what do you believe you have to put up with as a compromise to some situation or to “pay your dues”? What have you manifested in this life in terms of your environment? Is it cluttered or full of low frequency stuff? We are focusing on your personal environment as the place to start. Once you get an understanding of manifesting what you want in your personal environment you can move to the greater environment and participate in manifesting a better community and global environment.
Begin to look around and to see the whole environment as a manifestation of a collective set of patterns and beliefs. If you can shift the way you experience the environment as a co-creator and not a victim of it, you will gain a greater understanding in how you can participate in manifesting what we all desire.
HEALTH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY
What you manifest is what you experience. The body will definitely speak to you this month and you will get to see exactly what you have manifested for yourself. The good news is that you can change it. Remember magic and miracles. Your body is perhaps the best barometer for where you are in any process, as the body will get your attention the fastest and the most powerfully. How can you support your body this month? How can you be more responsible? You have to really own your 100% responsibility for your body before you can manifest exactly what you want in relation to your body.
As you work with this concept of responsibility, your body may go through lots of mood swings as the challenges of doubt and deserveability come up for examination. Remember that you are the architect of your life and whatever has manifest is entirely of your own creation.
FINANCE, PROJECTS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESS
This is perhaps the best area this month to make progress you can track. Because of icons, old patterns, conflicting belief systems and lack of personal value and deserveability, the area of manifesting success in work and finances is a favorite study for most of us. Pick something this month and work on it. Do you believe in the scarcity complex? Do you routinely manifest a lack of support? Do you believe in your talents and skills or do you wait for someone to take pity on you? You can do a lot of work in this area this month. Follow the threads of your beliefs to the roots and make changes. Practice setting your intentions in a clear and committed way and then release them without worry. Practice magnetizing the right people for partnerships, and allow the right timing to dictate your actions.
The opportunities for manifesting are truly amazing this month.
Have a great month and have fun!
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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Lena and Jose’s website is http://www.thepowerpath.com