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Manifestation: 2 Lessons Missing From The Secret


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Until a few years ago, when there was all the rage with The Secret, most of us hadn’t even reflected on the concept of manifestation. I can’t speak for others, but I hadn’t thought that my thoughts could have an impact on my life. In fact, I didn’t suspect that my recurring emotions, mindsets and deep-rooted beliefs had any bearing on the opportunities that came into my life, the ideas I had or the company I kept. To me, it was all luck and fate.

Along with legions of people around the world looking for meaning, I watched and studied The Secret.  Many areas of my life have improved since, but I can’t say that there were sudden, miracle-like changes following that enlightening film. That’s because that film is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to manifesting. What the film doesn’t explicitly say, is that The Law of Attraction does not lead you to wants, if those are not in line with your beliefs. It takes the shape of the world you believe in; it reflects YOU.  On that, the sequel The Moses Code is very enlightening. You can also find it on Gaim TV.

Everything Open Blessings Coming To MeThe 2 Lessons Missing From The Secret:

1-The Universe will give you more of what you believe, whether you think you want it or not. If you don’t want what you’re getting, take a look at what you believe – and replace it with something true to you.

I’m also on the journey of exploring my beliefs and my deeper, “agreements”. The areas of my life that are mediocre are that way because of something I believe. Whether we admit that we are responsible for attracting experiences or not, science has already shown the correlation of happiness and attitude.

I may not like to think that I’ve attracted student loans, or job losses or tax issues. I may not like the idea that I had a part in landing a job that lead me to a burnout.  But on some level, I know that my beliefs about abundance and support had an immense part to play in drawing these experiences to me in the first place. I’ve often thought that money was hard to come by and that work was hard or that I had little support. The truth is, “truth” is relative and so facts may be interpreted differently depending on your perspective. Someone’s tragic car accident is another person’s wake-up call.

Granted, there are things that happen to us because of other people’s free will and this is a little bit difficult to comprehend in cases such as childhood illness, but the fact remains that perspective plays a big part in how events unfold. Some Holocaust survivors have reported living happy lives while depression soars among people who’ve never lived war. Let that sink in.

I decided to replace my “I’m not supported” belief with “the support I need comes to me”. This then becomes an exercise in perspective; whenever something happens that makes me feel unsupported, I review the event and look for the thing that does make me feel supported and focus on it. This then changes how I feel about, which usually leads me to a solution or at least closure.

HarmonyWithUniverse_ChrisCade2-The Universe will give you what you need. If your communication is off, your messages will be distorted. Find ways to reconnect to ease the process.

In First Nations cultures, there’s no doubt that the Universe is ONE and as humans, we’re children of Earth and Sky. From my understanding, Father Sky gives us a purpose; Mother Earth gives us presence. Father Sky gives us a soul and Mother Earth gives us a physical body and the human experience. They love us so much. Whenever I practice pranic breathing in honour of my spiritual parents, I feel a windfall of love and support. When we connect to the heritage of both are parents, which is to say we’re aware of our purpose and we’re present, then we find meaning. When we’re connected, they can provide for us.

Have you ever noticed how certain people are naturally happy, have a great outlook and seem unnaturally fortunate or lucky? Good things seem to happen to them and you wonder “Geez, I wish my life were that easy” or “I wish I were going on a trip in the middle of winter – how do they do it?”

They may not be aware they’re doing it or even adhere to the concepts I’m simplifying here, but these folks are simply enhancing their natural energy (their good vibes, if you will) through their beliefs. They’re probably also quite adept at practising gratitude or they’re good listeners. These are all practices of people who are mindful and present. In other words, they call “Earth Mom” more often to let her know how they are.

These “fortunate” people – let’s call them Naturals – probably know themselves very well and have a certain zest for life. Or perhaps they have a particular passion that drives them. In essence, they’re found purpose and created meaning in their lives.

I Want to Manifest A Better Life Now

keep-calm-have-an-attitude-of-gratitudeIn a nutshell, manifestation can only happen when there’s a connection (purpose and presence) and the right conduit (belief). Find the reason why you want experiences, people and things in your life and start appreciating where you are in the process, while keeping in your heart why you’re doing it.

Practising presence or “being in the moment” also makes it easier to break a pattern; the most powerful creative time (now). Awareness is only possible now and so is action. Those are key elements to breaking free from a pattern…

Adding more love to your thoughts, actions, beliefs and habits… I addressed this in my post on “Raising Your Vibe“. When we add love (whatever makes us feel loving) we make it easier to manifest our needs and many of our wants. Whatever that is for you, do more of it! If you like to cook or enjoy gardening, all the power to you. If you like to belt out Adele while you’re cleaning or you love knitting, then knock yourself out! Carve out time to do YOU and find ways to bring your jam into the less-awesome things we all need to do, whether it’s paying your bills or doing groceries.

Lots of love to you all on your manifesting journey!

Rite of the Womb

As part of my journey reconnecting with my Native roots, I discover many beautiful ceremonies, rites and practices, which I’m invited to participate in.

My friend, Little Deer Fairy Child, is studying to work energetically with people who wish to heal themselves iSacral-chakran body, mind and spirit. Many call this work “shamanic”. Few people call themselves shamans because it implies years of apprenticeship, some gifts and a community recognition. That being said, shamanic practices are available to all who are interested in learning. It has everything to do with a holistic approach to heal and spirituality.

Little Deer Fairy Child was initiated in the 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki, a ceremony which empowers women to heal their wombs (and their sacral chakra, for those who are familiar the chakra system). My friend has graciously initiated me into the 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki: the Rite of the Womb.I couldn’t be more grateful for the beautiful ceremony, the recognition of my feminine identity and the awakening of another centre of my personal power.

In the practice, you ground yourself and connect to the grandmothers and women who came before you. A Womb Keeper calls upon this wisdom and healing energy and asks to be a channel to pass this on to the woman (or women) before her. A thoughtful and symbolic altar or bundle is set out with 13 candles (for the 13 grandmothers and 13 moons), a bowl of water, objects that convey femininity for the participants and flowers. By placing hands from her womb to another’s, the Womb Keeper passes on the Rite and connects us in the Great Sisterhood. The Rite cannot be staged and must be passed on by a Keeper. Men are welcome guests who hold sacred space for us as lovers, family, friends, supporters and figurative protectors. The men who participate are also welcome, as are the participating women, to blow positive intentions into petals that are placed into the water, ultimately to be given back to Mother Earth.

Keeper of the Womb

I had a wonderful experience receiving the Rite, as I felt my growing connection to strong, nurturing energy from women Petals waterpast, present and future. I felt closer to my friend. I felt clearer on who I was and on simply “being woman”. I felt warmth rushing to my womb. It was as much a physical experience for me as it was an emotional and spiritual one. I was blessed to have my partner hold space for me. Even though he is unfamiliar with Native American practices and customs (and I’m new to them myself), he sat with us, peacefully, attentive. He kept an open mind. He helped light candles. When his turn came, he took a petal in which to blow an intention. And when I was overcome with emotion, he took me in his arms and told me he loved me. I felt how much I loved him at that moment too.

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The Rite is not simply for women who wish to bear children or for women who’ve been victims of abuse. The Rite of the Womb, as it’s also called, is meant to help women bring awareness to their centre of creativity and personal power. We hold much of our pain and fear in the womb, finding ourselves paralyzed from making self-honouring decisions. The womb is the centre of our ability to make art, to find solutions that ring true for us and a healthy womb allows us to cleanse ourselves (physically and energetically) in order to embrace life’s cycles. In very practical terms, the Rite of the Womb helps alleviate period symptoms and soothe pain in the general area of reproductive organs. The womb is like a micro version of the Earth Mother. So a rite that honours the womb also helps us nourish our relationship with the Earth.

Although some people have noticed incredible, noticeable changes in their reproductive health, it is not advised to forego medical counsel from a trusted physician when it comes to illnesses and disorders. Now, I’m a firm believer that health is a three-part organism: body, mind and soul. If you nourish your mind and your soul, you acknowledge your feelings (emotional body) and sensations (physical body), then you’re on your way to create an ideal recovery scenario.

As most rites, the Rite of the Womb is a personal commitment you make to yourself and as such, it is considered a responsibility. Because of its shamanic, South-American heritage, it is a free practice in the spirit of healing the world, one woman at a time. You can see it as the responsibility you owe yourself and other women is your payment for receiving such a gift. You also owe it to your fellow sisters to share the Rite with any one of them who wish to receive it, in full understanding of what it represents. I invite you to visit The Rite of the Womb website, to view the beautiful video on the ceremony and to read on the intention of the practice. The testimonies are very touching and special as well.

If you are interested in receiving the Rite of the Womb and would like more information, do get in touch! It would be my pleasure to help you on your journey…

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