When I was just starting on the path of magic, I’d spend hours pouring over books of esoterica, studying and putting things into practice.
Back then, the knowledge was – and is! – in plain sight. But there were no online programs or YouTube channels to break it all down in laywoman’s terms.
Fast forward to right now. Manifesting books, formulas, programs, teachings, web channels, podcasts, documentaries… are everywhere.
The vision I’ve long held in my heart – of this ancient wisdom coming out of the shadows and even become normalized – is coming true.
This is ah-MAZE-ing!!
When I see so many women waking up to their powers, and so many of us teaching… my heart is filled to overflowing.
The world needs this wisdom, and the world needs US – conscious women who have said YES to expansion, with fully developed manifesting powers, who have done the work of transforming their patterns to walk in the world from a place of Essence, or higher self.
I know the truth of this, in every cell in my body. Which is why I’m called to set the record straight on a few manifesting myths.
Here’s the thing. More information about manifesting doesn’t equal accurate information about manifesting
And much of the ‘how to’ that pops up on my Facebook feed is either missing key parts of the manifesting equation as I know it… or worse… based on complete misinformation.
To be clear, I’m not hatin’. The magical arts require continued study, and the kind of wisdom that comes from life experience.
But if you want to move beyond “sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t” manifesting, and really hone your feminine creative powers to manifest your Desires with ease and consistently…
… then it pays to separate TRUTH from fiction or interpretation. So here we go…
Myth #1: Manifesting Is About Creating Out Of Thin Air
Pop quiz: HOW do we actually manifest?
If you want to, say, call in $50,000… where is that money coming from?
It’s NOT going to fall out of the sky and onto your head while you’re sitting on the couch.
This isn’t Cinderella, peeps!
You don’t just “bippity boppity boo” your way to a zillion dollars. If this were the case, we’d all be zillionaires right now.
So where does the money – or the Prince Charming (cha!), or the house or the car or whatever actually come from?
It comes from becoming aware of the opportunity to call it in. That opportunity exists, and it exists in your world right now. Always. Always. Always.
Instant manifestation is real. Everything you want is already here.
Your role as magician is to shift your consciousness (perception) in a way that allows you to SEE the opportunity, and then take whatever aligned action is required to make that manifestation real, here on the physical plane.
When you get really, really good at this… exactly what you Desire will show up with lightning speed, seemingly out of thin air.
Myth #2: Your Thoughts Create Your Reality
Positive thinking is powerful. Your thoughts do influence your reality. Directing your thoughts is a big key to manifesting mastery.
But your thoughts are not the whole picture. They do not create your results.
For one thing… we are a LOT more than just our thoughts. We are not just a brain on the end of our necks.
You are a holistic BE-ing. You have thoughts, emotions, a body, energy systems in that body, a spirit and soul. You are also a part of a larger environment – and that environment has a huge influence on your experience.
Change ANY of the elements in the system, and you change the system. (This is engineering 101, by the way.) As magician, this gives you great power and flexibility.
Also? Your reality is created by the aligned action you take (or don’t take). Period, end of story.
Of course, just taking action willy-nilly isn’t going to create what you want either.
The most robust way to create our reality is to understand ALL of the pieces in play – of which our thoughts is but one. A big one, mind – but not the only one.
Myth #3: Manifesting Requires Feeling Good
Many schools of thought teach that manifesting is all about raising your vibe and feeling good.
What they’re alluding to is the concept of raising your frequency so you can “match the energy of what you want”.
But that’s inaccurate too. Just because you’re vibrating at the frequency of, say, a new Tesla… doesn’t mean that said Tesla is going to come vibrating in. (At least, not “on command.”)
Remember, manifesting is about being able to SEE what is already there.
The truth is, you can still manifest when you’re NOT feeling good. And thank Goddess for that, because when you’re mid-manifestation of something really life changing… it can actually feel quite painful.
At the end of the day, manifesting is really about transformation, it’s about creating a new experience. And there are all kinds of reasons that new experiences are uncomfortable as hell for the less evolved parts of our human brain.
So don’t stress if you feel bad sometimes and remember, sometimes when you’re really upleveling you’re going to feel like total crap even though you’re manifesting like a mo-fo. 😉
Myth #4: Manifesting Is About Setting Your Intention And Letting It Go
I often say that letting go is the key to manifesting… but setting an intention and then expecting Spirit do the work is not at all what I’ve referring to.
First, the Divine works with us, not for us.
Asking and expecting Spirit to do the heavy lifting isn’t going to get you very far. Why? Because every single thing you do influences the Creative Substance aka Spirit.
Spirit operates deductively. How YOU impress your Desires on Spirit matters. You are “impressing” (by way of your vibrational signature) on Spirit all day long… long after any working is over.
Second, what happens when you don’t give something your attention, your focus, your energy?
It doesn’t get stronger. In fact, it actually withers away and dies.
This is true of your relationships, is true of your houseplants, it’s true of your money… and it’s true of your intentions.
Finally, all too often the energy of “letting it go” is the energy of giving up your power. Spirit’s going to do all of that for me, right?
Nuh uh. Spirit works with what YOU put out there – all day, every day.
Now, we do want to let go of our intentions in one sense.
When we are attached to our intentions and HOW they will manifest, we experience constriction. Constriction cuts off energy, and possibilities. 99% of the time, there are unhelpful perceptions (thoughts and ideas) behind the constriction, which make it even harder to spot (attract) the way to call in what we want.
But you don’t set it and forget it when it comes to manifesting. We are co-creating, not abdicating.
Myth #5: Manifesting is All About Your Ability To Receive
Mastering the art of allowing, and/or receiving, seems to be a bit of a trend these days.
I get it…and certainly, allowing and receiving are a big part of successful manifesting.
Receiving, as it’s often taught, focuses on aligning your energy to the frequency of abundance and gratitude to let more in.
This is fantastic, for we DO need to have the capacity, energetically speaking, to attract and receive that which we want to create. You always want to “expand your container” – increasing your set point for money, love, health, pleasure or whatever your Desire.
The problem comes when “receiving” is confused with waiting. Also a problem: ignoring the physical action you need to take to receive what you Desire.
In Feminine Magic®, we focus on receiving the opportunity (and with it, the next aligned action) to call in what we Desire.
While aligning to the energy of receiving (or allowing) feels really good and will manifest some cool shizzle, some of the time… receiving the opportunity and taking whatever aligned action is required is a far more consistent and predictable way to manifest specific outcomes.
Myth #6: It’s Possible to Manifest Through Inaction
Like many of the others, this one isn’t entirely a myth.
It IS accurate that when you relax, let go, consciously choose your vibrational signature and work with Spirit, you can attract opportunities seemingly out of thin air. It absolutely DOES happen. It’s freaking COOL when it does. You can learn how to make it happen a lot more often.
I’m also NOT saying that manifesting is about hustling your ass off.
Indeed, manifesting can be – and should be! – easy.
But there’s a BIG overarching misunderstanding that’s running behind the scenes in the way that manifesting is usually taught. The misunderstanding around what “aligned action” really means.
Here’s the thing. Manifesting and receiving ALWAYS involves some sort of action. Always.
And I’m not talking about taking spirit-focused actions that work in the ethers like making vision boards or performing gratitude rituals.
There is always an action to take. Even if that action is depositing the check that seemingly fell into your lap.
Except that it didn’t just fall into your lap. You set things into motion, consciously or unconsciously. To complete the manifestation requires some next step – the action of depositing the check.
Other times, your aligned action will NOT be depositing the check. Your aligned action will be generating leads. Or picking up the phone. Or being VISIBLE so that people can SEE you and want to hire you.
Even setting an intention, letting it go and laying by the lake is an action. The question is, is it the appropriate action for THIS manifestation?
The magician who wants to consistently and predictably call in her Desires knows her toolkit. She knows the manifesting process. And she makes conscious choices based on what the situation calls for.
Myth #7: You Can’t Manifest Unless You Can Visualize The Outcome
Magicians have used forms of visualization for centuries. Visualization is one of THE most useful tools in your toolkit.
And even if you think you can’t visualize… you can. We’re making pictures all the time. It’s what we do as humans.
That said, what we think of as traditional visualization is more challenging for some people. Luckily, it’s not the ONLY way to communicate with your subconscious!
What you energize, manifests. If you can’t visualize, you can learn. And while it is an amazing tool, it’s not the only one, and it’s not your only shot. So don’t make that the reason why “it’s not working”!
Myth #8: “Divine Timing”
This one is a whopper. And there are few things that frustrate me more than seeing brilliant women give away their power because they believe “it’s not the right time.”
I don’t buy that for a second and you can read why right here:
Everything you want is already here and YOU are at choice. Period.
Now it’s true that sometimes you really go for it…and it doesn’t work out.
But the reason why has nothing to do with God / Spirit / Source deciding that now isn’t the time for you.
You are at choice in your life and you “decide” the speed at which you manifest based on your energetic frequency and the actions you take.
Myth 9: To Manifest You “Just Trust”
I understand why this myth shows up often and why it’s easy to believe.
If you don’t trust as you manifest, you’re probably sitting in the energy of “I don’t believe it’s possible” and that isn’t going to get you very far.
Words have power. The problem with “trust” is that it contains the vibration of giving up your power.
When you say “just trust,” who or what are you “just trusting”? Usually something OUTSIDE of you, rather than co-creating with the Creative Substance all around you.
Instead giving up your power… choose FAITH.
The essence of faith is our willingness to make choices and take aligned action based on a higher truth, rather than whatever circumstances are in front of you. (“I have no money in my bank account,” “I have a husband and 3 kids,” etc.)
When we have faith, it means we believe in something greater, wholeheartedly, even (and especially) for that which we cannot see.
Trust, on the other hand, puts you at the mercy of a power outside of yourself.
Manifesting doesn’t require trust but it does require heaps of FAITH.
Faith in ourselves. Faith in our choices. Faith in the process.
So let’s trade the phrase “just trust” to “have faith in that which you cannot see.”
Doesn’t roll off the tongue quite the same but is far more empowering.
Myth #10: You Need To Ask The Universe To Grant Your Desires
Contrary to popular belief… you don’t ask the Divine for what you want. You command what you want.
There is no all-powerful Oz granting you courage, a heart or a trip back to Auntie Em.
The Divine works with us, not for us, remember?
We are co-creative partners with Source. We actually are on equal footing.
This idea tends to ruffle feathers, especially if you come from a really religious background, but in my magical tradition, there is no separation between God(dess) and us.
There’s no intermediary running interference between She and we. No hierarchy, no authority, no power over… all the while acknowledging that She is… Goddess, and all that entails.
We cannot put ourselves beneath the Divine and hold ourselves as powerful manifestors.
We cannot be beneath the Divine when we are from the Divine and OF the same substance. That substance – whether you call it God, Goddess, Source, Spirit or the Divine – is responding to us constantly.
Which means YOU call the shots. You are at choice. Always.
If you choose to have your Desires manifest quickly and consistently, choose Truth over myths. Activate the Creative Power you were born with. Learn to use it – consciously.
If you’re ready to do just that, keep your peepers peeped for a brand new training video and manifesting mini guide I’ll be sharing with my community later this week. I’ll be giving you my best secrets to awaken your Feminine Creative Power to manifest. You won’t want to miss it!
In the meantime, I’d love to hear how these myths landed for you. Any surprises? Any truths you’ll be adopting? Any myths you wish I covered?
Let me know in the comments! I read them all. Loving you from here!