Manifesting big starts with a dream. Back in 2012 I started dreaming about a trip to Nepal. I was meditating with a group of Nepali friends who lived in the Boston area. I was drawn to their country or origin with it’s deep spiritual history. I felt that a trip like this called for a months stay. I had to consider the length of the flight and all the treasures that this part of the world held. It was a journey that seemed out of reach to me. In addition to saving for the trip I would also have to pay my at home expenses such as rent. I don’t get paid vacations because I’m self employed. It seemed impossible for me. Our largest dreams often seem impossible to obtain. Although, this past fall I decided that I was going to manifest my dream trip. Things come about when they align with your path, but sometimes you're not allowing the very thing you desire to manifest.
You have to look at the ways your forcing it out. How are you holding yourself back from receiving the very thing you truly want? It requires some honest self examination. You then need to let go of those energetic choke holds, in order to free yourself. Let me use an example, let’s say I wanted the love of my life to come in. Someone who is a perfect match and I can share a great love with, but I don’t love myself completely. How can I expect the universe to send in this loving partner if I can’t even love myself. I’m basically saying that I’m unlovable so I may get someone who’s somewhat of a good match in a few ways, but they won’t be the one. I have to dig deep and examine why it it that I find myself unlovable. When it came to my trip, I had to spend some time figuring out what was keeping me from planning the journey and acquiring the funds. I have some crystals that can really help with the process of identifying and then letting go of what’s holding you back from your dream.
Peridot - Peridot is a stone which allows insight into what it is that is holding you back from your path. It’s a nice little crystal to keep at the bedside table. Set the intention that it show you what barriers are in the way of your dream. Within the first 10 minutes of waking free flow journal the answers to that question. Do this more that one night. Keep going back until you stop getting answers. One of the things that arose for me was that I didn’t feel deserving of abundance. Peridot also opens our hearts to an abundance mindset where we feel that the universe provides us with exactly what is needed. Abundance is a necessary ingredient in manifesting.
Petrified Wood - This stone occurs when wood within the earth has mineral spilt upon it and goes through the process of transforming into a stone. The result is a highly transformational grounding stone which strengthens you in every way. Petrified Wood roots us to the earth and when we root, we ground and stand steady and strong. Fears are more easily dealt with from a steady place. Like the rings in a tree, our own patterns are more easily seen. Releasing beliefs and patterns that we’ve been repeating, no matter how unhealthy, can be scary business. Notice how Petrified Wood helps to transforms you into you strongest and best self.
Almandine Garnet - Garnet is red in color, but Almandine Garnet has brownish tinge to it. It’s ideal for sorting through tough emotions. There were a lot of things that I didn’t want to looks at and I had to examine why. I have always been awful in the money department when it comes to saving and budgeting. The only thing I did well was pay my bills on time. I also had to look my physical health in the face. I’m 55 years-old and I have a mild form of MS. There are some physical limitations to consider. I needed to get a serious walking program started to make sightseeing easier. I also needed to ease up on the itinerary I was putting together and fit a stop over in to lesson the flight time. Almandine Garnet keeps us grounded while we examine and sort through our feelings. We’re able to process the tough feelings so that they make us stronger.
Manifesting is not an easy thing and oftentimes letting go can be harder. We can’t bring new things into our lives until we make space for them by releasing the old. My trip to Nepal is scheduled for November. Best of luck with your manifesting!