I like to think that I’m really, really good at manifesting. Sometimes I even like to – modestly – brag about it. It’s not that I always get whatever I want. Though, I like to think that I do. But, from years of honing my manifesting muscle, I’ve got a pretty simple and clear practice that works for me.
Part of it is holding an intention that this is for you, knowing that, and being patient.
The other part is paying attention to, and seeing the signs from the Universe, for when it’s go time.
How to see the signs from the Universe + manifest BIG things. Broken down into steps woven through a true story.
Let’s start at the very beginning:
About 3 years ago, when I was living in Sydney, before I started being a full-time life coach and writer, I had this dream, which I wrote in my journal:
“To move to Byron Bay, with my love, for 6 months, and experience life from that viewpoint.”
At the time I was working full-time for someone else, don’t have a “love” per se, and had no idea what would happen next. What did happen next was that I got into a relationship that was exciting, though totally tumultuous and unhealthy, which ended after a short 6 months, and traveled around Europe, the Americas and India for 2 years.
My Byron dream was moved into the background. It just wasn’t the right time yet.
Fast forward to late last year:
I bought a van, with the intention to spend the Australian summer, quasi September 2014 to April 2015, slowly weaving my way up and down the East Coast, which would include a delicious amount of time spent in Byron. It’s a place that I’ve spent plenty of time in before and had been calling me for a few years by now.
Alas, the Universe had other plans for me. On my way up to my intended starting point, Cairns, where I was planning to spend 6 weeks before I headed south again, my van blew up, and I met a charming man who swept me off my feet. Serendipitously, both those things happened in exactly the same moment. It was like I was being told “Sorry, you can’t have that van, but here’s something else you can have instead.”
The universe is always speaking to us.
And so, together, hand in hand, without the van, we made our way up to Far North Queensland: Cairns, where we still find ourselves today.
Now however, is the twist in the story:
About two weeks ago, the Universe started dishing out some pretty strong signs. All of a sudden, everywhere I looked, everyone I spoke to, Byron Bay was being mentioned. Within 3 days, I and 4 different gents tell me they were visiting there, 2 soul-sisters tell me they were thinking of moving there, 2 folk tell me they thought I lived there and 7 other signs from the Universe, placing the Mecca of Creative Pursuits into my forefront.
I know when the message is this strong, when a certain place, person or thing is repeatedly placed before me, to sit up and pay attention. That’s how I know the Universe is telling me it’s time to go.
And I was ready.
So I sat my love down, and told him, gently and with kindness, that I really, really needed to move to Byron for a while. And that, while I’d love him to come join me, if he couldn’t, that I totally understand, but I had to do this. For me. I had a feeling that this had to happen fast. My intuition was kicking in and telling me to move.
That simple nudge changed everything. And the Universe provided the steps necessary to make this dream of mine, an intention I’d been holding for myself for 3 years now, a reality.
The next day (while I was mentally planning a solo departure) my love was offered a transfer by his work, to their head office. Which just so happens to be based in Byron Bay. And we had to leave in 5 days. Talk about WOW!
Then we were offered a camper van that needed relocating from Cairns to Brisbane, to take ourselves and out things down, for free!
It was as if a meticulous plan was simply unfolding for us, simply because we were willing to jump when the timing was right. I paid attention to the signs from the Universe, which manifested one of my BIG dreams.
The steps are simple:
1. Get clear on your intention: your BIG dream.
2. Trust that it will come at the perfect time. Be patient and stay open to RECEIVE.
3. See the signs from the Universe as a message to ACT upon.
4. TRUST your intuition even though it makes no logical sense.
5. Allow you DREAM to unfold in its own way and time. Be humbled by the mysterious magic of the Universe.
Now, I am lying on my bed, writing, about to jump in the van, our packed bags sitting around us, ready for the next adventure, which begins: