Manifesting is a skill that’s available to all of us—it’s about harnessing life energy. You’re doing it all the time, intentionally and unintentionally. For this conversation, I’m talking about the intentional type of manifesting, the want it, see it, believe it, get it kind of manifesting.
“I used to preach that you had to feel “worthy” of receiving what you were asking for in order to receive it. I’ve changed my mind.”
Here’s a metaphor: A carpenter doesn’t need to be “confident” that he can build a house in order to complete it. He just needs to have a plan and keep swinging the hammer. It’s about relentless focus, not confidence.
Manifesting tools work the same way. See the vision, believe the vision, and repeat. Self-worth is not a requirement.
This is really good news. Because we all have self-worth issues bumping up against our desires. Some of us feel barely worthy of a true friend (you’re worthy), while others of us, with wells of esteem, come to realize that we’re subtly negotiating with God to earn our replenishment. It doesn’t matter where you are on the spectrum of self-worth and loathing—if you’re human, you’re struggling with your value.
Outer world manifestation—from relationships to prosperity—is not an indication of self-esteem. Being a baller and being truly confident get conflated all the time. It’s the guy who locks on to his goals until he’s nailed them all, but struggles with his lovability. We all know people who are power manifestors despite their profound self-esteem issues. You can get results with visualization techniques, but not feel that you’re truly worthy of what you’re creating.
Back to why this is good news. Self love is the work of a lifetime. It requires excavation and devotion.
You do not need to become a master of self-compassion in order to create a life of ease and abundance. You don’t need to verify your worth to create what you desire. @DanielleLaPorte (Click to Tweet!)
Okay? So you can have it. Now. And you can work alongside your manifestation focus to deepen your self love. That’s how it works for most of us.
I believe that God sees us as worthy. I think it’s beyond that, actually. Our worth doesn’t even come into question with Creation. We are Beloved. Eternally. So there’s that—you are worthy. Full stop.
Freewill brings in the complexity. We all have self-agency in this dimension. In the greater scheme of life, I think our final destination is inevitable. We all get back to Source. There are lessons that are prerequisites to our Soul growth—these are not optional. However, how easily we learn those lessons, and how long it takes us to wake up… well, that’s our choice. That’s where our freewill comes into play.
Anyone can “manifest.” We all have the freewill to do it. The science backs up the how-to. Basically: See it. Believe it. Keep seeing it and keep believing it.
Manifestation is a technology. And like all technologies, I pray we’ll use it appropriately: to generate more loving realities for ourselves and each other.
All the material stuff can be fun, and we deserve comfort and ease—without question. But let’s get on with manifesting fresh air, and clean water, and relationships that nourish and heal. And on the way to doing that, self-worth will unfold. We will be manifesting love.
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries. Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son. You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.