My thoughts on manifestation (and what I do to make things happen)

Tarot reading brings a lot of ambitious clients to the table.

A common reason people turn to tarot readers is to gain insight into their goals. People’s dreams hinge on questions like:

“How can I help my business succeed this year?”
“How can I build my creative practice?”
“How can I become financially independent?”

And sometimes, these conversations can lead into questions about manifestation. Tarot clients wonder exactly what they should be doing holistically to achieve their dreams:

Should they be performing a certain ritual?
Or using affirmations?
Or visualizing their ideal outcome?
Changing their vibration?

There’s a lot of talk out there about manifestation. And like anything else in the New Age space, there are a lot of opinions, ideas, and contradictions to be found on the subject.

The word manifest also has several definitions. In spiritual contexts, it is often used as a verb, meaning to make something manifest – to make it known, or make it real.

When it comes to rituals, spells, visualization, prayer, magic, affirmations, or any other practice, I always say this: It doesn’t hurt to try. Sometimes, setting an intention under a new moon, setting up an altar, or creating a vision board can help you feel even more connected to your goals.

And at the end of the day, it’s not going to take away from what you’re working towards.

But it’s not always enough to stop there.

I have found that the best way to manifest something in your life is to work on it.

For example: If you want to build a business that makes a certain amount of money, then learn how to do that.

Crunch your numbers. Take a marketing course. Develop your products or services.

Learn what it takes to build a business that generates the kind of revenue you’re aiming for. And then implement those steps consistently.

Taking the right action towards your goals will better your odds of achieving them.

Manifestation comes through action. Afterall, manifestation is a verb: It’s something we do, not something we ask for.

When you are looking for advice on how to make something happen, you don’t necessarily need a tarot reading to tell you what to do. If you know the first few steps that are required to get from A to B, start there.

If you have a business you want to build, learn what the appropriate strategy is to grow that business, and then follow that plan.

If you want to build a creative practice or foster your artistic side, get clear about what that looks like for you: Does it mean making more time to make art, or does it mean focusing on the career-side of creativity? Time and focus will benefit either outcome.

If you have a goal of being financially independent, clarify what that means for you: How does it look, and what do you need to start doing right now to build that independence?

Manifestation doesn’t only extend to the types of goals mentioned here. Sometimes people want to manifest new friendships, or a romantic partner. Again, generating new connections might start with you:

Are you waiting for new friends to reach out to you, or are you putting out the signal that you’re seeking new friendship?

Are you waiting for love to show up, or are you making yourself available to new people who might cross your path?

Whatever it is we are trying to manifest, it’s important to pay attention to whether you are putting energy into the things you want to have in your life.

Putting energy behind your intentions is how plans go from concept to reality. So keep your focus on what it is you’re wanting to build or bring forward, and then take the appropriate actions that align with your dreams.

Hope this helps.

Until next time,


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