Hello my beautiful friends! Welcome back to the Modern Manifestation blog.
Today we’re continuing our discussion of the 12 Universal Laws of Manifestation, or as I like to call them… the guidelines for manifestation. If you’re just now tuning into this blog series I recommend going back and reading the previous two posts, the Law of Divine Oneness and the Law of Vibration, since these posts build upon one another. Today, we're jumping into the third law of manifestation!
Are the 12 Universal Laws of Manifestation Backed By Science?
No, not yet. As I’ve said in previous posts, these manifestation laws are NOT the same as the mathematically proven laws yet, so they do require a bit of trust and faith. I'm not going to try and tell you that these laws and gravity are on the same playing field because the formulas behind these laws hasn't been found yet. We hope we will uncover the information as the field of quantum physics grows, but for now its correlation. That being said, I believe there are strong mindset change that occurs when you begin using these laws, so you can have success EVEN IF you choose not to believe in the spiritual or the “woo woo” stuff.
At the end of the day, there is something to be said about the motivational impact these laws can have on your life. I found a lot more success when I began applying them all. Does it really matter how they came to be or what came first? Did these laws impact a person’s mindset and confidence first which then became a set of guidelines, or have they always been here and as we tapped into the spiritual, we discovered these laws and then allowed them to transform our experiences? No clue. Honestly? It doesn’t matter either. It’s a chicken or the egg scenario.
Whether you believe these laws work based on spirituality or based on cultivating a growth mindset, I’ve seen them work wonders enough times to know it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that they work. A big part of believing in manifestation is having faith that something works without fully understanding the "how". That’s a part of letting go. That is breaking resistance.
Now, let’s jump in to the third of the twelve laws: The Law of Action.
The Law of Action
The Law of Action is probably the least talked about of the twelve, but it is by far my favorite because it really speaks to logic as the most tangible law since it requires that you DO SOMETHING. This law states that you cannot manifest the things you want without TAKING ACTION, or better said, without putting your thoughts to action. Manifestation requires taking steps, or actions, toward success. Manifestation is not magic—despite what some people will tell you. ;)
Many people who learn of manifestation, especially via 'The Secret' or 'What the Bleep Do We Know?", believe that the Universe will allow you to manifest the things you want by simply thinking and wishing for them. If it truly were that easy, way more people would be singing the praises of manifestation! Instead, a lot of people make a few wishes, without doing anything, and then throw their hands up and say manifestation is fake when it does work (um... duh?)! Manifestation requires action and sometimes the action required might be the thing you're avoiding, putting off, or too afraid to try. Because of this, this law blocks a lot of people that like to be comfortable, that want to maintain the status quo.
To manifest the things you really want, you have to take a step forward to meet the Universe halfway. You’re co-creating WITH the Universe—not demanding an outcome—and you have to start the chain reaction by making the first move. Moving forward and taking action shows the Universe that you're ready to try and fail, no matter the cost.
You can think of it like an energetic exchange of money, as if you are your own stock: You have to invest by believing in yourself enough to start before the Universe will meet you halfway to match your contribution and help you grow; prove to the Universe that you're a good investment, that you're good for the money. This might take time. It's an investment, a long-term strategy. Too many people give up on themselves too quickly because they seek immediate gratification and expect overnight success. This expectation comes from a place of scarcity. The Universe knows better. You have to give yourself abundant space and permission to fail forward and to do "the thing" despite your fears, for however long it takes.
It's not about taking a step in the “right” direction, just forward, there is no "right" or "wrong" direction. No one's success is linear and side steps are always lessons to help you on the way to greatness, so you don’t make that same mistake at a more critical time down the line. As Gabby Bernstein says, “The Universe always has your back” and it will make sure you're continuously on the right track, no matter how crooked it is, as long as you’re committed to continually moving forward.
All of this is a part of the trusting and surrendering to the Universe. To manifest, you have to let go of resistance. Nothing says “I’m ready to try and fail forward” than taking a leap of faith not knowing how things will turn out. This is ultimate trust in the Universe! These are the kind of decisions that change lives and you're the only one who can make the choice to try. You get to make that decision for yourself. No one else. Make sure it won’t be a decision you will regret not taking.
The Importance of Emotions on Manifestation
Emotions are very important when it comes to the Law of Action because how you feel generally dictates what you do, for most people. As we know from previous episodes, a habit of ongoing negativity will not only block you from your goals, but this negativity can also make us more reclusive and pessimistic—causing us to miss opportunities.
If you feel positive and excited, you're more likely to go to networking events or meetup with friends. If you feel annoyed or apathetic, you’re more likely to skip public functions or avoid that impromptu happy hour that your boss is hosting. Neither of these scenarios are right or wrong because sometimes self-care is prioritizing rest and recovery, but it's important to be consciously aware of the choice we're making. A question you can ask yourself is: “Am I letting my emotions drive my decision right now, or do I genuinely need some rest tonight?". Empowered decisions come from awareness.
Our emotional state directly impacts whether we take actions that are aligned with a positive or negative outcome. We tend to do more external things when we’re coming from a positive place, allowing space for new opportunities to come forth. In other words, we give the Universe more opportunities to work for us.
Can You Manifest Without Taking Action?
The last thing I will say about the Law of Action is that there are some, and I'm quoting here, "Manifestation gurus" who say you can manifest without action—I won’t speculate why they say this, but know that I strongly disagree (if this post is any indication). When I hear this, I get this gross feeling in my stomach.
If we were purely energetic beings, then yes, we could manifest without action; however, we operate in the physical plane, so we have to create an effect without action. You can’t sit on your couch and say “I’m getting one million dollars” and it happens. You have to work toward this goal by setting intentions, working on becoming the person who has this wealth, making space for opportunities that can generate this kind of money, etc. Even the best of us still have limiting beliefs and core concepts of self that keep us in the 3D, so no, I don’t think it is possible to manifest with thoughts alone.
If you want to be successful singer, you have to go out into the world and create this success by putting yourself out there; If you want a better relationship, you have to take the first step to become a better more available partner; If you want more success at work, you have to show up and become a more valuable employee.
The Test of the Law of Action
Manifestation does not work without the Law of Action. In many ways, I think this is intentional. Whether or not we take action is a test to see how much we actually want the things we're working toward or wishing for.
What do you REALLY want, and what actions are you taking to get there?
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Have a fantastic rest of your week, and I will catch y'all next Monday! Until then, go out there and manifest some miracles.
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