The “As-If” Approach to Authentic Manifesting

Podcast #98: Law of Attraction: Is Fear of Criticism Messing with Your Manifesting? - Life Made to OrderAnyone in the Spiritual Community has most likely heard the term, “ascension” a time or two. It is apparently the universal (no pun intended) term for the overall process that humanity is undergoing via this massive wave or shift in consciousness. But what never felt quite right to me with this was the feeling that I think so many of us can relate to; not feeling good enough right now, right here.

And ascension literally encourages a climb, a rise. And while it reflects the raising of one’s frequency that occurs naturally the more wisdom that one acquires and thus also amplitude one can hold when you are attempting to already reach for a goal, it seems to only add to the pressure, and I honestly think that subconsciously holds so many of us back before we even get started.

I like to think of personal growth as more of a linear progression. A space that already exists that you simply step into. This is quite similar to how I approach manifesting in that I use the visualization techniques of living “as-if” you already have that which you desire. In this case, it’s the same thing, but rather instead of this being a calling on the Universe, this is could be considered an answer to a calling from the Universe.

You can do this in a number of ways such as paying attention to all of those synchronicities appearing in your life as symbols and omens and little signs pointing the way to some pretty awesome stuff trying to make it’s way to you.

So often we curse the Universe, Source, God…(whichever label is most comfortable for you) for not delivering our wishes, answering our prayers…etc. but if we really step back and think about it, we are always given exactly what we BELEIVE. We can put out that we want this or that, but if we have a limited belief on what this or that looks like or are very limited on how we will allow it to come to us, then we are literally closing off ways for the Universe to deliver it to us. 👄How to Discover your Authentic Voice... - Manifestation Magic

It would be like placing an order and then calling UPS and being like, “Yeah I know I ordered it, but I’ll only accept it from a man named Brad and he’s gotta bring it on a Tuesday at 3:47 pm wrapped in an orange bow or else forget it.” It makes it nearly impossible to meet your demands. So, manifesting can ONLY work when we put it out there, let it go lovingly and excitedly, and trust it will come back on the best way, at the best time, and in the best form for our highest good.

So, rather than having all of the lag, pressure, and oh-so-lovely self-loathing, guilt, etc. that often accompanies those times you either don’t meet your milestones, catch yourself procrastinating, encounter anxiety or depression, or manifest another pain/illness that distracts you from your purpose path, etc. we can get out of feeling like it’s always an uphill climb and so much work and begin to just realize that there’s nothing to do per se, but there’s simply so much to remember and realize.

And this is stepping into what I call your authentic integrity. Two more hot words in this community that have very key meanings and when coined together, I feel that it bring a new facet to what it means to be true to yourself. When most of us think of integrity, we usually consider what it is that people do for others that would determine them virtuous or not. But this also includes that which we do for ourselves because one of the most precious lessons I’ve ever learned is that if you never learn to show up for yourself, love yourself, and take care of yourself, you simply cannot be fully present in that way for anyone else. At least not authentically. 🙂


Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, a heart-centered Graphic Designer, and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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The Universe Can’t Show Off for You Unless You Show Up for It!

We’ve all been there from time to time…sitting alone with your thoughts wondering, “when is MY time gonna come???”

Well, I hate to break it to you guys, but your time is NOW and whether you hate or love me for saying so, the truth remains that the Universe cannot provide to you what you do not believe you deserve.

Sooo…let’s put this into perspective. Say we want a relationship where we feel safe, loved and heard. We feel deep down that we do so many things to show up this way ourselves, so what gives with this feeling that we aren’t getting it back?

Well, regardless of what your other half is or isn’t doing, anything done with expectation of something back is not done out of love and is NOT a genuine act of giving or contribution. In other words, it comes with conditions and strings attached, and most likely the other people involved have NO idea!

So, what this means is when you deliver and get no “thank you”, while it might leave your feeling unappreciated or unseen, this feeling isn’t coming from the other person at all. It coming from a trigger they simple acted as a catalyst for within you. This trigger is simply communicating to you that you are acting with expectations, rather than just acting for the sake of acting.

You see, what we do is ultimately who we are and what we are remembered for (or not). And when we genuinely like what we’re doing, we will genuinely like who we are, and the act gets to keep its integrity. We do it because it’s simply “who we are”. We don’t do it because “it’s our job” or “they expect me to”. Acting from those places ALWAYS comes with extra baggage in the form of guilt, shame, resentment and often anger that gets stuffed deep down until it explodes.

However, when we do things simply because of the joy we receive from doing them, with NO expectations in return, while it may seem counterintuitive, this actually creates a space of allowing those exact feelings of gratitude and appreciation to return to you. Why? Because they can’t come back in any other way, and that my friends, is the greatest trick and greatest rewards of working with the Universe.

Without complete trust, the Universe will not deliver. It doesn’t play favorites and it doesn’t punish or reward us either. It does, however, respond to energy and how you feel about yourself, what you feel about what you’re doing and why, and what you feel you’re worthy of, all determine not only how quickly, but also how obvious the Universe is going to bring those mental manifestations to your door.

We don’t need to LEARN how to manifest! We are natural born creators. It’s what we’re here for, so if anything we simply need to be reminded of it. I think in the “spiritual” community there is way too much focus on “positivity” when in truth we are manifesting ALL THE TIME regardless of how we are feeling and what we are putting out there. And honestly, I feel that it’s more important to know that first, so you understand that life is not happening TO you, but rather THROUGH you.

And when we regain that sense of power in our own lives, again while paradoxical, it allows us the comfort to let go and trust. Because we begin to see that hard times are not punishments, they are lessons and the energy we brought to them ultimately determined how easy or hard it was to get through it. We often can be our toughest critics and add a ton of mental weight to our already struggling minds when dealing with personal issues.

We finally learn that in order for the Universe to truly deliver what you DO want in your life, we must embody the gratitude that it already exists there. But it doesn’t stop there. We must trust that it is also on its way, and KNOW IT! The knowing makes it so and trust me, you will begin to see it happen more and more the more willing you are to try.

When we finally agree to our soul that it’s time to show up, the Universe finally sighs a breath of relief that you remember your own awesomeness. I often wonder if it thinks to itself, finally…they finally get it that they’re me, and I’m just them in action when they truly believe in themselves…


tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Naughty By Nature? Looking Deeper Into the Human Condition

Nature’s basic rule is everything in balance to maintain harmony. Our bodies and minds are no different and the thoughts we think act energetically just like the food we choose to put into our bodies. Our thoughts can be nourishing and fulfilling or they can be detrimental to our mental health; which in turn eventually affects the health of our physical body as well. Everything is connected.

I’ve heard we humans have 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day! That is quite a lot of opportunities we have to pave the way for how each of our days plays out, regardless of what “happens” to us. There will always be things outside of our control and to best maintain what I’d best describe as a state of neutral being (zero-point), is to first accept that as fact. Second would be to accept those things you cannot control not as things “out to get you”, or stuff that always happens to you (no matter what you do), as these kinds of thoughts and phrases put and keep us in a state of victimhood.

Zero-point is that space in existence where manifestation and creation occur. It is where time does not exist and everything just IS. It’s where the opposing sides of duality meet and conjoin and where the extreme ends of polarity come together in the middle. Some might say zero-point is the silence spoken of in Zen meditation and others might say that enlightenment is merely continual living in zero-point.

I wanted to touch on that a bit more as it gives foundation to how we create our reality through manifestation; whether we are consciously aware of this fact or not. And how close we are living to zero-point can ultimately be used as a reflection of the level of peace and happiness in one’s life. I can say this confidently as the farther we go from center, the farther we go from our authentic truth, our Divine Self, and we begin to enter the worlds of duality and illusion.

This is where disease and disorder come into play and both can act as reflections of thoughts that do not serve us or a miscommunication of the body with the outside world.  By this I mean, if we are continuously telling ourselves that we are not good enough or undeserving of happiness, then we are also communicating this to the cells in our body. Our cells use our perceptions as means of communicating with the world outside; much in the way, they would react by creating a blister after you burn your hand on the stove, or if they react to raise your body temperature if you go outside without a jacket in 30-degree weather.

The 5 senses and organs such as the skin are not the only means for our cells to get outside information. Our thoughts tell them the state our minds and our minds are a huge part of the creation and manifestation process. The actual process also requires emotions, feelings, and beliefs to be behind the thoughts and takes places in the heart center (in the area of the Anahata or 4th Chakra). And when the thoughts, emotions, feelings, and beliefs come together in the heart center, they are sent out into the Universe as a manifestation in an energetic form of intention. Again, this process occurs in each and every human whether they are consciously aware of it or not.

Things that happen that are out of our control can definitely cause stress to the mind and body. The train being late in the morning for example; now this could lead to you starting to have thoughts about how late you’re going to be for work and how mad your boss will get, etc. You could start to get so anxious that you snap at the lady who keeps losing her balance and leaning into you. You could get so heated and lost in your thoughts that you trip and fall off the steps and hurt your ankle. A number of things could happen, but just always remember how like attracts like. That’s the one thing I always go to in a moment I feel like I just might lose it.

That…and I’ve trained myself to not get caught up in other people’s drama. It’s so easy to want to sit and watch a couple argue over something incredibly petty, but why? Why do we feel drawn to that energy? I imagine it’s the same reason Jerry Springer ever lasted on TV so long or why there’s such a thing called rubber-necking when it comes to car accidents. We are FOOLED by our senses; drawn and intrigued by what is OUTSIDE of us and often times losing sight of and forgetting to pay attention to what is going on INSIDE. But the treasure we all seek is within ourselves and that is the greatest discovery any of us will ever make in a single lifetime.

I believe another great discovery would be that we ARE nature and in that, we are to maintain that same balance. And we do with our thoughts and feelings. Emotions are way-showers; they simply let you know that something is definitely there that needs to be looked at and when something no longer annoys you, angers you, etc. then, as they say, the lesson is learned.  Emotions are not meant to be clung to and held onto for great lengths of time. To maintain balance, simply flow with them. Sit with and go through your emotions…feel them out, then let them go. This is how we serve them and allow them to serve us in harmony.

When we apply the same principle to our thoughts, we begin to see our lives shift in huge ways. We can now see the difference clearly in situations where we have control and where we do not, and when we do not, we can peacefully surrender the outcome, trusting fully in the Universe. This allows us to stay centered; in zero-point without “losing our cool” (acting from ego), over things we had no chance in affecting the outcome in any way. This is smart self-conservation of energy or as I’d rather describe it, self-love. 🙂

When we apply this filter, we reserve our energy for battles we know are worth fighting. I don’t even like using that word necessarily because there’s nothing to fight when you flow. Yes, you still incur obstacles in life like everyone else, but you retain a sense of trust, not only in the Universe but also yourself that things DO happen for a reason and all it as it is meant to be. This is not a state of surrendering as in giving up, but rather as in giving IN to your innermost knowing.

Not everyone knows that we as human possess this power over our own thoughts, but I truly believe that more and more of us are waking up to this fact. And as with the theme of this article, the energy spreads and that can only mean good things from the perspective of expanding consciousness on a global level. As more and more of us start asking the right questions and looking in the right place (within ourselves), as a collective we are starting to change and shift universal imprints over time.

And this is why it is so important to watch your thoughts with care and to check often your own belief systems to ensure they are truly your own at the core-root. We receive so many imprints and core beliefs as children that are from other people such as our parents, teachers, friends, etc. that stay with us well into adulthood. Some of these beliefs are often the cause of recurring issues in our lives and we never see the connections until we go back and look over certain events in our childhoods to see when and why these beliefs were formed. Then and only then, can we realize that we are not damaged, we are not broken, that nothing is wrong with us. We can finally know that just like everyone else, we have shadows that just need a little light. And once we take the time to heal and integrate our shadows (with loving acceptance, not as something we need to get rid of), we are free of the weight of carrying around the energy of other people’s belief systems.

That is a good example of energy we can control and shift in our lives, even if we may not know it at the time. And it’s definitely not an easy feat by any means to heal or even discover your own shadows. But once you do, and you start to love yourself in the way that you deserve, you will begin to see a world that loves you back twice as much.


tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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This One Small Spiritual Habit Can Shift Your Life In Amazing Ways

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We all have default modes, the place we go to first, especially when things get rough. This default setting, or foundational habit mode, is very important because life has a way of throwing us curve balls, so whatever our default setting is, we are going to end up going there a lot.

So my question for you today is: What is yours?

What world view arises when the “stuff “ hits the fan?

Do you turn toward greater faith and belief in the bigger picture or do you begin to bemoan life, your lot, etc?

I have found that there is one habit that all my happy, well-adjusted friends share, and it is this: when things get rough, they look UP. They believe that there is higher power and an order to their existence. No matter how messy things get, they believe that life has got their back.

This one fundamental belief changes everything.

Einstein is often quoted as saying, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”

And I couldn’t agree more.

If you believe you live in a hostile universe, you tend to look down. Down on situations, down on others, just down. This leads you, not surprisingly, to feeling down.

But when you believe you live in a friendly universe, you tend to look up. You believe in a higher power, that you’re being supported by forces beyond your own will and that love is the connecting spirit between all living things. You look up with awe and reverence.

Lately, I have been traveling around Europe, which means I have been seeing a lot of cathedrals. It seems every town in France has a “Notre Dame.”

Sitting in the energy and beauty of these temples is amazing, but what I noticed about all of them that was so special for me was this:

They were obviously designed by people who look up.

Every single cathedral you go into has intricate paintings or mosaics adorning the ceilings. Yesterday, in Lyon, we saw lotus type flowers protruding from the ceiling there. The detail, the love, the inspiring beauty is a testament to the Divine.

So, my simple suggestion for today (that I really believe will change your life) is this: practice looking up.

Notice the colors in the sky and the way the clouds move. Admire the birds flying in unison. Enjoy the way the trees dot the hillside. And if you happen to be in a town with lovely old cathedrals, enter one and tilt your head back so you can appreciate the years of work that have gone into the sacred art created for and by those who like to look up.

It’s a deceivingly basic thing, but if you practice looking up, you will soon find yourself filling up and feeling up.

About the Author

Vicki-Howie-headshot-redVicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (find out what inspired her to create them here). Check out her new book “The Key to Your Chakras” here on amazon.com. Vicki is also the Creator of Chakra Love and the Chakra Life Cycle System®, as well as the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. You can visit her website chakraboosters.com,facebook page and youtube channel for lots of free chakra info and gifts. Vicki’s biggest joy is to help you unleash your full chakra power and step into your highest potential.


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Lilou Mace: Learning to Love What Is

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Lilou Mace reflects on her own learning of how to trust that life is always guiding you toward your greater good. Part of ‘loving what is’ (a cornerstone of Byron Katie’s ‘The Work’ inquiry process) is taking responsibility for what’s happening in your reality, even when it seems unfair and undeserved. Rather than raging against the challenge that life has offered you, ask life for help and guidance in opening yourself to a deeper understanding of the situation.


Raymond Aaron: Developing A Short Bridge Into The Unknown Is Key To Success

Listen to this awesome interview,  learn, and apply.

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Bestselling author, entrepreneurial genius and renowned trailblazer, Raymond Aaron shows up for a great conversation about moving past self-imposed limitations and making life a grand adventure. Barnet and Freeman jump off the bridge with Raymond and have a pretty fun conversation on this episode of Cutting Edge Consciousness.