Women & Design // Behind the Scenes
An insight into creativity and manifestation.
Creativity and manifestation lay hand in hand. Find out the secrets to unlock the doors to infinite joy and the gift of mindfulness.
Team WID — Ashwini Muralikumar // October 2020
For the longest time, we were told to live within our means, do what is practical and what is right. I’ve lived that way too. Reaching for something ‘out of the ordinary’ seemed impossible. But the New Thought movement changed a lot of things and quickly! These thinkers seemed to believe that the human mind knew no boundaries. That we could be or have anything we wanted. And I’m here to tell you that it’s all very true and it requires no effort what so ever. Just a shift in perspective is all you need.
As designers & artists we are all unique and follow different paths to create. Some create for humans, some for sustainability and some, just for fun. But at the centre of all that, is the energy of creation. An energy so powerful it brings about immense passion, joy and fulfillment. I’m sure you’re all familiar with these feelings, especially when a concept ends up working out just like you wanted! Most of the things around us, are things that were once somebody’s imagination. All of it came from thought. A thought that inspired research, conceptualisation and in the end, creation. We have had the power to manifest for centuries now, along the way many great thinkers were aware of it but, the common people were kept in the dark.
“Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem. Expect abundance on every level. You are not living by human laws.”
— Abraham Hicks.
Over the last few years, I have read the teachings of many masters, watched many YouTube videos and gotten deep into what it really means to live life to the fullest. All of this knowledge, changed my life. So, I’m happy to share with you the methods that will empower you to change your experiences. I’ll keep it sweet and simple, I promise!
Lets get into it,
Make your Lists, Mind maps & Vision boards.
We are visual beings. It is crucial for us to be able to imagine who we want to be. So, grab your post-its and start looking ahead. Write down everything you want to have or be. Then, collect some images that resonate with these goals. It is vital that the image instantly connects you with your goals.
For example, let’s say my goal is to build a house. The home of my dreams, I would write down all of the wonderful things its going to be! While you write, focus on your feelings. Write with highest vibrational feelings/emotions. When I write, I focus on gratitude, passion and how much fun I’m going to have along the way! Holding on to positive emotions throughout this process brings you very close to what shapes your reality. Look at this emotional guidance scale by Abraham Hicks to understand it better.
After this, all I would do is find images/visuals that resonate with my home. Go concrete, save interiors, exteriors and all the things you want it to look like. Save abstract images too, something that is in tune with what you’re feeling. Next, print it out and put it up along with your post-its. Ideally somewhere you can see it everyday.
A state of ‘having’.
Believe it or not, your reality is a projection of what you are feeling at this very moment. By changing your thoughts, you change your reality. Even the things you have now and your current circumstances are a result of your thoughts/emotions (past or present). We are manifesting, everyday, every moment, unconsciously. Imagine what we could achieve if we did it consciously!
“What are you grateful for right now? Gratitude can shift your energy, raise your vibration, and make all your next moments even better.”
— Joe Vitale.
To do it consciously, we need be in a state of ‘having’. This means that you live every single day of your life reminding yourself of all of the wonderful things you have. Gratitude is POWERFUL. Recognizing the value of what you have is essential for you to be able to receive what’s coming. By consciously being grateful for your abundance, you open the door for more opportunities. Much more than what you would have ever hoped for!
A state of ‘being’.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to just be? Now, Just for a minute, BE. Don’t think about anything, don’t do anything, just focus on your breath. It is the most refreshing thing you will ever do — to exist and do nothing. But, it's not possible for us to do it all day, right? Actually, it is. We have all heard the saying, “Live in the moment”, that is exactly what ‘being’ is. Be present, this moment is all you have. Who you choose to be, how you choose to live and what you choose to feel, is all tied to this one glorious moment in time! Choose wisely. If you want to manifest your dream job, think about all the things you would do to achieve it. Then, live the moment, do what you need to and enjoy it every step of the way. Hold on to the feelings of happiness that you would get, if you had the job. Let go of the destination — because the journey is what matters.
But it’s not always so happy and exciting all the time. I get it, I’ve been there. You are going to have low points but be aware of them. Awareness will take you a long way on this path. By being aware of your lows, you take away their power. Because now, you can change them. Consciously shift your negative thought patterns to positive ones. Think about a happy memory or listen to a song that brings you joy. Reject any and all negative suggestions from people around you. They don’t apply to you. Practice mindfulness and meditation. Make it a point to sit in meditation every single day and you will see your reality shift.
A state of ‘doing’.
Our actions are a result of our thoughts. And at any given point in time our thoughts have 2 motivators. There are the fear motivated thoughts, that bring out most of our negative emotions, leading to negative actions. Anger, hatred, envy, jealousy and even disease are a result of fearful thoughts. Then there are thoughts motivated by love that bring out actions of compassion, joy, excitement, passion, and gratitude. Love motivated thoughts will bring out the best in you. Our goal should be to create with love, joy and kindness.
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
— Wayne Dyer.
In the path of creation, when we do, we do with inspiration. This is the state of ‘doing’. Inspired actions towards your goals can be as simple as going to a job portal to look for a job. You’ve taken the step, you’ve filled out the application and you’ve been happy along the way. What’s next? Take the next inspired action, whatever comes to mind at that moment. Get a snack, go for a run or call a friend you haven't talked to in years! Trust how you feel and take that leap of faith. This way, when something you’ve always wanted unexpectedly pops up, you’ll be amazed at how the universe conspired to make it happen!
The power to create also comes with great responsibility so, let’s create mindfully. In my own experience, I often remember that all that is meant to be, will be and the most freeing thing I have ever experienced is — giving up control of things that I cannot control. My hope is that you experience the same in your manifestation journey. I also hope that my methods have given you some clarity and guidance. Try out these methods and tell us what you think. Write to us on our email or DM us, we are always happy to hear from you!
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With 🧡 Team WID.
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