How to Manifest Your Desire

Learning how to manifest your desire was one of the most fascinating things I learned on my transformational journey.Manifest Desire

The idea of manifestation was surprising because I had never stopped to consider the power of examining what I truly wanted in life.  

I learned that focusing consciously on what I wanted was all about embracing the power of my choices. 

And I could consciously create abundance aligned with my true desires.

In addition, I learned that your true self lies deep in your awareness.  This is the most powerful part of you.  It is the part of you that links your desire with the ability to manifest that desire.   

Gary Zukav’s book, The Seat of the Soul, made a lasting impact on me.

Seat of the SoulFrom that book, I learned that some desires are more powerful than others.  For example, the desire of wanting to be a better version of yourself or find meaning in life is more potent than wanting a bigger house.

When your desires are more about being than having or doing, those are more powerful desires.

Another important spiritual lesson for me was that part of your life quest is finding ways to use your personality and talents. 

When your desire stems from using your gifts in service to others, you will feel that this is what your soul came here to do.  As your desires line up with who you are, then that expression of your gifts becomes powerful.  If you can connect to that energy, you feel unstoppable.  It is as though energy begins to work with you to co-create the life you want.  

As the Founder of The Soul Artist Experience, Thriving in Retirement, and other programs, I work with clients who want to amplify life with more meaning, purpose, and self-expression.

I teach a series of courses that help you silence your inner critic, free your inner artist, and connect with your inner wisdom so you use more of your potential and make a bigger impact in life.Manifest Desire

We have several manifestation exercises in my series of courses. 

These exercises help you move beyond ego desires and access your deepest desires.  Understanding these desires helps you create a life of purpose and meaning.

Along the way, you also learn to release limited thoughts and beliefs and tap into infinite possibilities.  This is where dreams turn into reality.  

This is where you discover and cultivate what is important so you can pursue your desires with intention and awareness.

manifest desireIn my programs, you are given Desires homework.

First, you are asked to write down your most important desires and put your list somewhere you will see it daily. 

You are given prompts to consider desires in a few areas: material, emotional, and spiritual.

Then, you are given some meditation homework to begin a daily practice.  As part of that practice, one of the soul questions you ask yourself regularly is, ‘What do I want?’

In addition, using imagination exercises, you are asked to consider the life you would have if absolutely anything were possible. 

Imagination exercises come naturally to children.  As adults, it takes some practice to regain that expansive space we remember as kids.

In the ancient spiritual texts, the Vedas, imagination is viewed as both the transcendent power through which the universe was created and the power that joins the human spirit with the ultimate reality. To live your ultimate reality, you must train your imagination; let it soar.  There is an entire world of possibilities out there beyond our current perspective.

Everything begins as thought, so the current picture of your life somehow reflects your current thoughts. These might be conscious, subconscious, or some of both.  We continue our work on manifestation using visualization as a tool.

Because we work in art journals in my programs, we can easily bring visualization into the manifestation process. manifest desire

Visualization is mentally imagining a goal or desire in a way that feels like you’re already living in that reality. Many of the world’s most successful, productive, and creative people – from CEOs to athletes and musicians – use visualization techniques daily to perform at their peak.   Manifesting desire takes place like this: the ability to imagine things influences everything we create.  You break free of limiting beliefs when you imagine what could be possible without letting your rational mind limit you.  

Visualization work helps you condition your subconscious mind.  In other words, visualization helps you create the desired outcomes with greater ease and joy.

Fleshing out your desires helps you welcome your new, ideal reality. We design art journal pages to be vision boards.  Vision boards are not only about manifesting the desire at the end.  They are very fun to create and make you enjoy the process. Your pages are designed to be a source of inspiration, motivation, and manifestation.   Visualize your goals and desires and represent them with words.  Include images and pictures if you like.

You don’t need to be gifted at drawing.  There are many ways to portray your desires.  

manifest desireMost of my clients use meaningful, detailed word descriptions.  Some create collages with cut-out images that support inner goals.

These words and images help focus and remind you of what makes you happy and energized, giving you a powerful, clear vision of your desires.

The goals can be related to one or many aspects of your life (professional, personal, relationships, wealth, health, happiness, spirituality, freedom, success, power, love, etc).

First, you identify themes.  Secondly, take the themes and write more detailed descriptions of what your desires could look like.  Thirdly, let your sentences inspire your journal pages and create visual headlines using images and words.

Finally, once you have all your quotes, pictures, affirmations, and elements to add to your pages, you organize it all, lay out or sketch how you want the page to look, and ensure everything will fit.  Then, draw or glue your graphics or quotes and write down anything else you want to include.manifest desire

Dr. Joe Dispenza recommends putting desire themes under all-encompassing headers that help you categorize and remember them with an acronym.  I love this idea.

Above, I use the acronym INSPIRATA (which means to be divinely breathed into).  Each time I meditate, when I ask myself the ‘what do I want’ question, I can quickly summon my acronym to my mind, and it is easy for me to visualize my vision board pages.  The acronym stands for Inspire, Nature, Spirit, Place, Intimacy, Resilience, Attract, Thrive and Abundance.  Each of those categories means something specific to me.

The way that I use my pages, in the beginning, is to do a flip-through of my journal before morning and afternoon meditation.  Then, once the words, images, and meanings are firmly in my mind, it is easy to recall each page with all of the words and images each time I meditate. 

You also keep these pages alive by adding gratitude as things manifest.

manifest desireIf your left brain wants to get involved, you can include SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.  Also include “aha’s” you have along the way: Quotes, compliments, testimonials, accomplishments.

I hope this has inspired you to create your vision journal manifestation pages.  I am always excited to see what Soul Artists create in these lessons.

If this Manifestation work resonates with you,  join us in the Soul Artist Experience.  Enroll to begin your transformational journey.

Thank you to Soul Artists Megan Davies, Lynn Harrison, Kathy Kellum, and Rich Ramsey for sharing your art journal pages for this Blog Post.Manifest Desire


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