The Five Steps to Shamanic Manifesting


Jon RasmussenContributor

I offer this five-step guide for the process of deliberately manifesting any experience into your reality. This can be used for, or the results can be anything from having more playtime, to having more rainforests, to world peace. Just remember that you cannot create an experience for somebody else, but if enough are asking for the same experience it will be shared and the influence can spread. Also remember that if this process is not working well for you, it is likely the result of unconscious beliefs, mythic, and energetic influences that are sabotaging your efforts. A quick trip to your local shaman for a session and some mythic homework and belief work should help tremendously.

Step 1. Acknowledge and Bless the Contrast

Acknowledge those aspects of your current experience, “reality”, that you do not want,  “the contrast“ and decide what you do want, the preferred experience. Part of the acknowledgment is to be grateful for the clarity that the contrast has given you and that overall it enriches your life experience. This is where the great teachings of compassion, unconditioned love, and non-judgment are helpful so that we do not get trapped in the role of victim of the contrasting experience, but instead we recognize our role in creating it for our own benefit and often the benefit of others who have played a role in our contrast or in whose contrast we have played a role.

Step 2. Appreciate what You Can about your Current Experience

Find all the aspects of your current experience that you can appreciate and focus your attention on them. You will know that you are doing this well when you feel good. If you are not feeling good then change whatever you are thinking about, looking at, listening to, acting on, or talking about in that moment until you find that thought, word, action or observation that feels better. It may take some time and effort to work your way from feeling really bad, for example anger, to feeling really good, for example bliss, about any particular subject, but each step makes the next step available. So pat yourself on the back if for example you go from rage to frustrated, or frustrated to pessimistic because the next steps will be hopeful, optimistic, satisfied, cheerful and so on. If you are having trouble working your way up that scale on a particular subject, for example politics, then switch your attention to a completely different subject that you can more easily work up the scale with, relationships for example; because as long as you are feeling better about any subject you are allowing experiences regarding all other subjects to improve for you.

Step 3. Find and Feel the Core of Your Desired Experience

Determine the core of what you really want and start imagining what that experience will feel like. For example with regards to the subject of relationship, you may at first think you want a particular person to become your partner, but the core of what you want is to experience unconditional love and support, pleasure, laughter, and security with someone that you find attractive. To the extent that you can be more specific about the package your experience will come in without feeling any resistance, then imagine how the specifics will look and feel. If you begin to feel resistance however, then it is essential to back off to a more general experience that feels good.

Step 4. Become Unattached to the Outcome

Release your attachment to receiving what you want. In other words, find the attitude that it is okay if you do not receive what you have asked for so that you can keep your attention focused elsewhere. This is a paradox, but it allows what you want to manifest more quickly. The reason is that if you are noticing that what you have asked for is not here yet, you are essentially asking for the absence of it and canceling out your original feeling-based request or prayer. The Universe takes time to orchestrate all of the synchronicities and events necessary to give you the experience you have asked for.

Step 5. Be Open to the Unexpected

The Universe always delivers the experience you have asked for and it may be in a completely surprising or un-expected way or manifest form. In order to receive the experience that is waiting at your door, it is essential that you remain energetically open to whatever package or mode of delivery it comes in. The best way to do that is by repeating step 2. And remember to go deep within your feelings, your body, and your heart with a sense of self-love and therefore love for all that is, to determine the core of your desire and remain open to the wonder and beauty of this Universal gift. In the meantime, be accepting of all and make the choices and take the actions that feel inspired.

*Note that getting into a meditative or quiet state of mind and body and/or the use of rhythmic drumbeats or rattling (4 beats per second), chanting, rhythmic movement, yoga, physical pleasure and relaxation, or other methods of getting into a pleasant altered state of consciousness during or before can greatly increase the effectiveness of aligning your thoughts and emotions with your desired experience.

About the Author

Jon Rasmussen

Jon has over 35 years of experience in the fields of ancient and modern shamanism, healing, science, spirituality, and consciousness. He’s the author of the book Dreaming Your World Into Being, the CD’s Shamanic Journeys to Empower your Life and Practical Meditation for the Modern Lifestyle, as well as the DVD Let Success Find You. After several near death experiences at an early age, and extensive shamanic training and initiation, Jon leads a life of service for the healing of humanity primarily through the principle of the return of the powerful Feminine as spoken of in the prophecies of his Q’ero shaman lineage.  He travels extensively to conduct sessions, teach, and lead ceremony for individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations.  Learn more about Jon’s work at and connect with him on Facebook. You can book sessions with Jon in person or by phone and Skype by sending an email to

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  1.' BajaWizard says:

    Jons’ email address is not recognized!?!?!

  2.' Robin says:

    I believe in attraction, that being if you are social, you will continue to make friends, if you are a loner, you will continue to be that. You must put yourself in the reality you ultimately want. BUT what do you do if you have some psycho – be it the government or a jealous friend, not allowing you to fly and gain your footing? I have someone dogging me 24/7. I mean I cannot even leave my car for 10 minutes for when I return, someone has rifled through it. So how do I overcome someone who is sabotaging me? For the most part, emails and phone calls are blocked. Bought prepaid phone, new computer, nothing helps. Luck comes into the fore and occasionally that helps

  3. Hi Robin, thank you for your comment. There are many factors involved in creating our experiences. It is true as well that 5 people can be having 5 different experiences of the same event, from horror to bliss. So when we speak of manifesting, we are speaking of the experience you would prefer to be having regardless of what others are doing or not doing; rather than trying to change what the other is doing. The rest is then left to mystery as to how that experience changes for us, and might include an actual shift in what is happening physically. Other factors involve at what depth the signal is being generated from within our being. It is often not enough to just use the mind, we also have to change the level of the mythic subconscious archetypal stories and beliefs, as well as imprints at the level of our soul or essential self from lifetimes and generations past, and that is where we call on the Shaman. Jon

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