“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Today was a pretty low-key day. I ran some errands, relaxed and read. Nothing seemingly remarkable happened. I spent some time feeling different emotions as part of a visualization exercise to notice how the Universe instantly responds to our intentions – it really does!
Try this short exercise for yourself: Close your eyes and set an intention to feel “love”. Notice how the Universe instantly responds with the feelings you associate with love; the feelings that you can recognize as love.
I played with the exercise and “tried on” a few different feelings just for fun, including peace, abundance and joy. The feeling I felt as soon as I set the intention for love was a warm and cozy feeling; joy felt like bursts of energy; abundance had a charge to it – like the whole Universe was rushing to become part of my essence in continuous waves, and peace had a somewhat subdued quiet, calming feeling.
The purpose of the exercise was to become aware and mindful that we have the ability to call forth whatever feeling we desire, because that’s the secret to manifestation – feeling how you would feel if you had already received your desire.
I wasn’t focused on any particular desire – I was just playing around, but I felt a sense of Oneness with Spirit during the process. I forgot about it once I completed the practice, and then a short while later, I had this overwhelming feeling of gratitude; a feeling of being blessed and full of wonder and awe at the magnificence of the Universe.
That’s the ultimate feeling to strive for to consciously manifest any desire – and to master the art of happiness without cause. I got there because I wasn’t trying, I was just relaxed and focused on having fun, and I’m still not trying to manifest anything, I’m truly aware of the perfection of this moment, and just grateful for it.
Ironically, I know that the Universe is now working to manifest my desires that are in alignment with this feeling of peaceful perfection because when you let go of that desperate feeling of needing your desire to manifest, or feeling a state of lack, and just appreciate your surroundings, you will manifest your desires.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!