3 Things to Remember When You Feel “There Must Be More to Life Than This”

3 Things to Remember When You Feel “There Must Be More to Life Than This”

If you’ve ever had the thought, “There must be more to life than this,” you are not alone.  And you’re probably not even depressed. 

The feeling that there’s more to life than we’re currently living can overtake any one of us, at any time.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor; whether you feel out of options or at the top of your game.  

The reason that most everyone is plagued by this thought at one time or another is really quite simple:  

There IS more to life than most people realize.  Much more, actually.

On the surface, the realization that there must be more to life may seem like really bad news. After all, no one wants to settle for less or relishes the idea of living well below our potential. 

But by keeping in mind these 3 basic universal principles, you’ll come to embrace the feeling of “Is this all there is?” when it sweeps over you.  First, you’ll understand how this feeling can serve as a catalyst for your evolution. And more importantly, you’ll discover how embracing this feeling can actually lead you to a life of much greater fulfillment and meaning.  

Principle #1:  We are always evolving.

Finish lines may exist in marathons, but in real life, they’re an illusion.  

None of us – no matter how much we’ve achieved or how accomplished we may feel – is ever done evolving.  There will never come a time when we stand back and say, “That’s it.  I’m done. I now have everything I will ever want!”  This moment will never come, because life doesn’t stand still; it keeps moving.  Fulfillment is not a destination we reach, but a sensation of being in harmony with Life’s expansion.  

Some people race through life as though it were a timed event, trying to reach that illusory finish line.  And in so doing, they miss the joy of the journey, which really is the stuff life is made of.  

Think of it this way:  Would you want to be served all the food you will ever eat in your lifetime in one meal?  Of course not.  Having that much all at once would overwhelm you.  It would become a source of angst rather than a source of fulfillment.  

Fulfillment comes from the experience of wanting something and getting it.  Of striving for something slightly out of reach and getting hold of it.  And in that process, of course, we are going to feel a desire for something more. Of course, we’re going to feel, at times, a feeling that “there must be something more than this.”  

To be alive is to be continually hungry and then full; to be discontented and then satisfied.  We will always be in a state of wanting more, and that wanting is the vehicle that allows us to become more.  

The awareness that our present reality is not everything we would like it to be is what gives birth to the very first seed of desire. And that desire is the vehicle through which we can realize everything that we have the potential to become.

So, embrace the feeling that there must be something more to life than this.  There is, and because you are an evolving being, that means there is more to you, too. 

Principle #2:  Embrace the feeling that “there must be more to life than this” as an invitation to go deeper. 

Sometimes we get blindsided by the thought, “Is this all there is?”  It takes us by surprise at the very times in our lives when we always believed we’d be the happiest.   

We earned the diploma. Or, we got the job.  We met the man (or woman) we want to spend the rest of our lives with.  The children, the career, the picket fence… However you define what the ideal life should look and feel like, there is a certain vulnerability that comes from successfully creating it.   

Why? Because once you’re surrounded with everything you equate with success, you know for sure that objects don’t make you happy.  The sentiment, “there must be something more to life than this” is often a sad recognition that you can’t find happiness from the outside in.  

So, if happiness doesn’t come from things, or circumstances, or from other people’s validation, where does it come from?  Where do we look to find the “more” that we’re seeking?  

Happiness – like love, freedom, and contentment – is a quality that exists in the spiritual realm.  And to find it, we have to look deeper than achievements or circumstances.  

To discover the “more” that you’re truly seeking, root yourself more deeply – emotionally and spiritually – in where you are, right now.   

In this very moment, there are hundreds of thousands of things that you could flow your appreciation toward.  Because everything you are now living was once only a desire, a dream that you nurtured into being.  When you take a moment to appreciate the becoming of all that you have already created in your life, you do more than open yourself to more manifestations.  You flip your perspective from lack to abundance, and begin to notice the joy that’s available all around you.  

Rather than taking for granted the people you’ve attracted into your life, really, really appreciate them. Remember what it was like to long for the children, for the friends, for the life partner. And take stock of the ways you have grown as a result of your associations with the loved ones in your life.  

The feeling that “there must be something more than this” is an invitation and an opportunity to deeply appreciate yourself and your life.  And in appreciation, you are grounding yourself in the spiritual realm where happiness, abundance and fulfillment reside. 

Principle #3:  Remember that your perspective creates your experience.  

It’s easy to become myopically focused on the span of this particular lifetime. After all, there are things we want to accomplish and milestones we want to reach.  But when we lose sight of the big picture, and our place within this vast universe, we are left asking “Is this all there is?”

Seen from one perspective, your goals and objectives seem vitally important – worth losing sleep over, in fact. But when seen from the perspective that we’re all hurdling through space at dizzying speeds, those goals take on new levity. 

Reminding yourself of the bigger picture allows you to find humor in things that once stressed you out.  And knowing that there are forces far greater than you in the universe allows you to relax and surrender.  By deliberately altering your perspective, you discover a powerful universal truth:  The state of mind you’re in determines your experience of reality. 

So the next time you find yourself thinking, “There must be more to life than this,” remember that there, in fact, is.  There will always be more for you to discover, experience, grow into, and become.  And by appreciating your growth thus far, you exponentially increase your chances of happiness.      

 

 

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.

 

The Art of Feeling Good About Your Desire

When you bring to mind something that you desire, what emotions are most easily triggered within you?  Do you feel excitement, eagerness, and joyful expectation?   Or are you gripped with doubt, frustration, or uncertainty?   Your answer to this is crucial because unless you feel good about your desire, you won’t manifest it with ease.

What do feelings have to do with our power to manifest?

In a word, everything

Your feelings at any given moment reflect your personal energy field or vibration.  Good-feeling emotions signal that your vibration is high and moving with momentum in a non-resisted state. While bad-feeling emotions indicate that you’re resisting the very outcomes you’re trying to manifest.

Picture the range of human emotions as a scale that goes from lower and denser to progressively higher and lighter vibrations.  At the lowest end of this continuum are horrible-feeling emotions like shame, despair, grief, fear, and hopelessness. 

These vibrations are so slow-moving in terms of their energetic frequency that we actually feel paralyzed when we experience them. 

But the higher we climb on this emotional continuum, the better and more empowered we feel. We move from hopelessness to neutrality and acceptance, then to contentment, then to gratitude and peace… And finally, to joy, appreciation, empowerment, freedom, and love. 

The higher you are vibrating on your internal emotional scale, the higher the energetic frequency you are sending out.  And this makes you irresistibly magnetic to everything that you desire.  Simply put, when you’re feeling good about your desires, they manifest faster and more easily. Because, in this vibrational universe, you don’t attract what you say you want.  You attract by virtue of how you feel.   

Feeling good cultivates a state of joyful expectancy.

From a manifestation standpoint, there is nothing more powerful than being in a state of joyful expectancy

You’re feeling good – not just about your desire – but about yourself and life in general.  You’re looking through a glass-half-full lens, noticing and appreciating all the good that surrounds you. Just think of the good-feeling vibrations you’re broadcasting out into the universe in that state! 

When you’re feeling good about your desire, you automatically attract more of all that you consider to be good into your life.  

And the same is true, of course, when you’re vibrating at the lower, slower end of your emotional spectrum.  This is why some days seem to go from bad to worse or feel like an uphill battle.  

Everything you manifest and don’t manifest in your life comes down to the frequency you’re sending out. 

Thanks to the orchestration of the powerful Law of Attraction, like energies are drawn together and become more.  

You can’t manifest abundance when you’re vibrating in lack.

Remember, your vibration determines what possibilities, opportunities, and potential solutions you are able to realize in any given moment.  If you’re in a vibration of scarcity, you won’t recognize expressions of abundance.  It’s as though abundance is falling like rain around you but you have an umbrella up that keeps it from entering your experience.  

When you feel bad about your desire, you’re blind to the very opportunities and resources that can help you manifest it.   We are only receptive to those frequencies that are vibrating within the same range of frequencies we are sending out.

Your thoughts affect your vibration, so choose them carefully.

The fact is, every thought we think, every image we conjure, even every memory we revisit from our past, affects our core vibration.  Some thoughts and images cause our vibration to soar, while others cause our vibration to plummet.  

Thinking about your desire should cause you to feel good – and feeling good about your desire is the key to manifesting it.  So if you find yourself thinking thoughts that trigger even the slightest bit of angst, take a breath and pause.  Because the last thing you want to do is to continue moving down a bad-feeling thought path.  

In those moments, do anything you can do to feel better.

Reach for thoughts of relief.  Distract yourself with another subject. Take a break from what you’re engaged in and allow your vibration to reset.  Making feeling good your first priority, and this includes feeling good about your desires. When your energy is realigned, your thoughts will reflect the improvement in your vibration.  

When your desire feels stressful, reach for energy alignment.

Energy alignment is simply a state of coherence, or unobstructed communication, between the physical and the non-physical aspects of you.   

To connect with your spiritual essence, simply turn your attention to the energy stream that animates your body and mind.   This is the force that moves with your breath, that inspires ideas and new possibilities within your heart.  This energy is the very essence of you.  It’s the force that created the universe and all that’s in it.  You are not separate from this energy, but an integral part of it. 

Aligning with the universal intelligence that sources all things is one of the fastest ways to begin feeling good about your desires. 

Remember that how you feel really matters.  Your emotions are like guideposts that tell you whether your vibration is in alignment with your desires, or misaligned.  And generally speaking, when you feel good, you are vibrating in an energy field of abundance. When you feel bad, you are – for that moment in time – in an energy field of lack. 

The better you feel about your desire, the more allowing, receptive, and expectant you will be of them unfolding naturally.  

 

 

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.

 

How to Let Go of Bad Habits

Bad habits fall into two basic categories: External vices and internal vices.  

External vices are the destructive behaviors that obviously come to mind: Smoking, overeating, compulsively shopping, drinking too much, nail-biting, or obsessing over social media.  These are external bad habits or vices.

Internal vices may not be obvious to others, but when we engage in them, they can be every bit as life-draining.  Negative self-talk, perfectionism, complaining (whether silently or aloud), comparison, jealousy, and procrastination are all examples of internal bad habits.  

Whether we manifest bad habits externally or internally, it’s important to understand why we reach for them.  Both types are an attempt at self-soothing.  We turn to them in order to try to satisfy an energy balance or to fulfill some unmet need within us.  

Think of it this way:  You engage in persistent negative thinking for the same reason you reach for that second helping of dessert.  You’re hoping for a reduction in stress; an outlet for frustration.  In other words, we engage in bad habits because we want to feel better.  But of course, because these habits deplete rather than add to our life force, they end up making us feel worse. 

Using bad habits to correct an underlying energy imbalance provides only temporary relief.

The vices we turn to, hoping to find relief can slowly begin to limit our choices in life.  This is because they are habit-forming, both chemically and psychologically.  We become like a train rolling down the same track day after day.  Over time we forget that this is only one of an infinite number of tracks we could choose.  And in continuing these habitual ways of thinking and acting, we literally close ourselves off from countless other possibilities.   

If triggered often enough, bad habits create deep grooves in our brains and nervous systems. When we’re honest, we have to admit they provide only temporary relief, but we continue to turn to them anyway.  

In order to break free from our negative habits, we must address the energy imbalance at the root of them.

Here are 3 powerful steps you can take to understand why you turn to bad habits, and what to do instead.   

Step #1:  Identify the emotional triggers that drive you to make the disempowering choice.

Behavior is always motivated by something. This means we take action because we’re seeking to experience pleasure or avoid pain. So, the next time you find yourself reaching for your bad habit (or catch yourself already doing it), stop.  Take a couple of deep breaths, and allow yourself to feel what’s actually going on with you, emotionally and energetically.  

What you will discover is that every time you reach for the bad habit, it’s for one of two reasons:  You are either on auto-pilot and not even aware that you’re about to engage in the activity. Or, you’re in some form of acute emotional distress that you’re trying to find a way out of.

And so, before automatically continuing down the same proverbial train track, pause for a moment and just breathe. Close your eyes if you’re in an environment that supports it and places a hand over your belly or heart.  

Then, as compassionately as you can, tune in with how you’re feeling in that moment.  

Are you feeling bored?  Confused?  Anxious?  Angry?  Distinguishing the emotions driving your bad habit is the first powerful step to making a new, more nourishing choice.   

Step #2:  Identify the quality of relief you’re seeking by reaching for your vice.  

As Step 1 above helped you identify the pain you’re seeking relief from.  Step two allows you to connect to the essence of what you’re truly reaching for.  

Beyond the immediate discomfort we use bad habits to soothe, there is an energetic state we are seeking.  Maybe it’s the energy of ease, of comfort, or reassurance.  Sometimes – if we’ve been feeling constricted or controlled – we turn to bad habits for a feeling of freedom or release.  

See if you can go beneath the immediate need your vice is fulfilling, to the energy you are truly seeking.  And please engage in this inquiry with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgment.  You are an energetic being, and you are supposed to feel good.  And when you don’t feel good, it’s completely natural that you would turn to any means to improve your mood.  

Here are some words that might capture the essence of the energetic state you are reaching for: comfort, soothing, love, connection, excitement, interest, clarity, relaxation, belonging.  

Once you’ve identified the emotional state you’re turning to a bad habit to fill, just acknowledge that it’s this deeper shift you’re really after.

Step #3:  Identify at least 3 alternative ways that you could soothe your emotional trigger and experience the energetic state you’re seeking. 

Remember that it’s a shift in your energy that you are ultimately reaching for every time you reach for your vice. And, because you are an energetic being, there are limitless ways to provide the shift in vibration you’re seeking.  Actions such as breathing deeply, drinking water, stepping outside, stretching your body, taking a bath, going for a walk or a drive, calling a friend, watching an uplifting movie, or soaking in a hot tub are always life-affirming.  

Acknowledging that you have the power to shift your energy is the key to releasing bad habits once and for all.

 

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.

 

Energy Clearing Rituals for Manifesting Your 2022 Desires

Will the habits and beliefs you had in 2021 support the person you want to be in 2022?  Or is an energetic reset in order before you ring in the New Year?   Here are 3 powerful energy clearing rituals to support you in becoming an energetic match to all that you desire.   

Energy Clearing Ritual #1:  Release the old.

The nature of life is to accumulate.  Over time, we accumulate material objects, relationships – even habits and beliefs – that may or may not be serving us.  And every New Year, we get a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate what isn’t serving and make space for what will.

During any major life transition (think: manifesting a new job, relationship, level of health or abundance), clearing out the old is essential. It creates space, physically and energetically, for new creations to take root.   

Making space is essential.

Manifestation is equal parts intention and receiving: In order to experience a new and more satisfying reality, we must create room for that reality to unfold. 

In Italy, it was once common for people to throw things out of their windows on New Year’s Eve.  There’s a lot of wisdom in this custom.  Because it’s just as important to get rid of the old as it is to embrace the new.    

Until we’ve made some space, we don’t have clear access to the desires that are waiting to be born within us.  It’s a bit like being so full that you don’t even want to think about food, let alone about cooking an abundant feast.  So the first part of energy cleaning is to make space to clearly receive the creative impulses from your higher self. These messages are always being transmitted to us from the universal intelligence of which we are a part.  But to receive them, we must be open, pliable, and willing.  

Set aside a couple of hours to de-clutter your environment prior to the New Year. 

To make the most of this energy clearing ritual, put on some music and start de-cluttering!  

Go through your desk, your closets, and your pantry and remove everything that carries a lower vibration than you’d like.  Wash the dishes, do the laundry and change your sheets.  Open the windows and imagine your home is breathing, letting in life-giving energy and releasing the old.   Combine this physical activity with an inner awareness of the energy you’re ready to leave behind.

Take a page from Marie Kondo, the best-selling author who sold the world on the life-changing magic of tidying: Get rid of anything in your home that doesn’t “spark joy.” By doing so, you free up precious space for more joyful people, things, and projects.  Nature abhors a vacuum.   

Energy Clearing Ritual #2:  Empty your mind.

In the same way that new possessions require physical space to land, new ideas are drawn to a quiet mind.    

Join me and the Council of Light for a beautiful, guided meditation on December 31st at 8am PT/11am ET by registering here >>
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Meditation is the fastest way to calm your mind so you’re open to receive inspiration from the higher realms.  These impulses are always available, but when our bodies are filled with tension and our minds are busy, we miss the clues.  

Prior to sitting down to meditate, take a few minutes to journal.  Try not to censor yourself, but simply free-write whatever comes to mind.  You can begin with this prompt:  What can I release right now in order to resonate with the vibration of my desires?  Put your pen to page or your fingers to the keyboard and give way to a stream of consciousness.  Think of your journaling like a clearing or emptying out so you have more room for what you desire to attract.  

Energy Clearing Ritual #3: Transmute the energy of what is no longer needed.

For a final energy clearing ritual, release the energy of 2021 through the process of transmutation.  For this, turn to the purifying properties of water and fire.   

As you move from room to room in your newly de-cluttered space, burn sage or incense. And as you do, mentally invite all negative or limiting energy to be liberated and released.   You can repeat the following incantation: 

 “I release all energy from the past year which no longer serves me. All aspects of my life are made fresh and new.” 

Once your energy clearing fire ritual is complete, it’s time to bring in the water element. 

Draw a hot salt bath, light some candles, and soak in the tub while drinking a tall glass of cold water. 

As you release stress and tension, soak in your blessings.  Make mental note of all you are grateful for, and breathe in the energy you want to surround yourself with in the New Year.  Finally, appreciate yourself for entering 2022 consciously and with deliberate intent.  All that you are seeking to experience in the coming months already exists in vibrational or energetic form.  By performing these energy release rituals, you are now vibrating in closer proximity with your desires. 

 

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.

 

Raise Your Spiritual Vibration to Attract Love, Health, Abundance and Success

Right now, millions of people are living the experience of love, radiant health and abundance that you desire.  But if you chalk their success up to luck, talent or good genetics, you’ll overlook a vitally important spiritual truth: The things we desire flow easily into our experience when our spiritual vibration is resonating on the same frequency. 

Here are three energy mastery tips to raise your spiritual vibration to the frequency to effortlessly attract your desires. 

Spiritual Vibration Tip #1:  Tell the truth about your habitual point of focus.

Maybe you’ve noticed.  When you’re focused on what you don’t want or what hasn’t happened yet, your personal vibration plummets.  You simply can’t focus on the absence of something meaningful to you and feel good at the same time.  And feeling good – feeling positive, joyful, and inspired – is the hallmark of a high-flying spiritual vibration.

When you focus on things unwanted, you diminish both your happiness and your creative prowess.  Rather than expanding unfettered into the realm of possibility, you limit yourself to creating more of the same.  

Pay attention and you’ll see that those who have attained the things you’re working toward have one thing in common: They focus primarily on where they’re going; they don’t dwell on where they’ve been. 

To attract love, health, abundance and success, deconstruct your habitual patterns of focus.

Your whole life, you’ve been encouraged to focus on the outer condition of things.  You were taught to place importance on the current reality that has, in this moment, already assembled around you.  

And while this type of focus is important while driving a car, for example, it’s completely counterproductive to manifesting your desires.  This is because the outer world of form is the effect, and the inner world of energy is the cause.  

To shift your focus and raise your spiritual vibration, simply devote more of your attention on what you desire than on what you’ve already got.  Think more about what you’ve learned than on the challenges that helped you learn them.  Appreciate all that you have rather than dwelling on the things that are not yet up to par.  

Your point of focus is everything.  Because when you raise your spiritual vibration to the frequency where possibilities reside, new realities spontaneously open up for you.  

Spiritual Vibration Tip #2:  When you’re frustrated or discouraged, focus generally, not specifically.

Whenever you’re experiencing something other than the wellbeing, love, and abundance you desire, focus on sweeping generalities, not specifics. 

There is no value whatsoever in focusing on the partner that feels missing or the money you don’t have.  Focusing on lack only attracts more experiences to feel bad about!   So instead, anytime you’re feeling frustrated or discouraged, take a powerful step back.  

How general do you have to become in order to appreciate the abundance, health, and success you’ve already manifested?   How far back do you have to go to remember that you are the attractor of everything you manifest?  And that you, alone, are in control of your point of attraction?   

Most people point the powerful lens of their attention only on the specifics of what they’re already manifested.  But the real power of creation lies in focusing at the heart of what you desire.   

Now, is focusing on what you desire harder to do when you’re surrounded by evidence that it hasn’t yet manifested?  Yes, of course, it is.  But this is truly where the rubber meets the road, and you gain confidence as a deliberate creator.  

It all comes down to this:  Will you give present circumstances the power to lower your spiritual vibration?  Or will you stand firm that your spiritual vibration is more powerful than any circumstance.    

Remembering your goal even when there is no evidence of its becoming is the hallmark of every great visionary.  And we can all take a note from their playbook:  When the going gets rough, focus generally, not on specifics.  

Spiritual Vibration Tip #3: Remember that energy – not matter – is the source of everything you desire. And energy is limitless and abundant.   

Money is one tangible, material expression of abundance. But abundance itself is immaterial and unlimited.  Abundance exists in plants, in ideas, in the air we breathe, and in the planet itself.  Abundance is an energy you can tap into. Likewise, for every material thing you desire, there is an energetic correlate that is always accessible to you. 

What is the energetic correlate to the success you desire?  Is it creativity?  Momentum?  Inspiration?  All of these energies are a part of your spiritual vibration.  They are energies you can tap into, right here and right now.  And the more you do, the more success, abundance, wellbeing and everything else you desire will find its way to you.  

Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, raising your spiritual vibration is the key to manifesting all of the things you desire.  

 

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.

 

How to Apply Your Power of Focus to Manifest Any Desire

To manifest your desires in a way that will bring you true satisfaction, it’s not enough to simply identify what you want. You must go deeper and ask yourself, “Why do I want this?” And then, place the majority of your focus on your why. Focusing on your why is what summons powerful manifestational energy.  

Going Deeper Than the “What”

Chances are, what you desire is fairly easy to define; it’s logical and linear.  For example, if you feel your present house is not large enough for your growing family, you desire a bigger one.  In this case, “a bigger house” is your what.   

Your “why” is the invisible, internal component of your desire. And from an energy summoning standpoint, it is infinitely more powerful. Your why reflects the quality of energy you are hoping to gain access to once your desire is fulfilled.   And it’s also a reflection of the person you desire to become.  

Focusing on Your Why Reveals the Person You Want to Be

As you contemplate something you desire to create – be it something material or intangible – ask yourself this question:  “What kind of person could easily create this?”

What you will begin to uncover are universal qualities – such as focused, charismatic, clear-minded, resolved, self-loving, or generous.  These latent qualities, or energies, are within you right now, just waiting to be accessed and expressed.  And your desires are guiding you toward the full realization of these untapped aspects of yourself.

The manifestation short-cut that most people are missing is this: You don’t have to wait until your desire is fully realized in order to begin embracing these qualities!  You can be the person you want to be and begin focusing on your why, right now.  

Deconstructing Your Desires

Behind every desire – big or small, material or intangible, superficial or deep – is a longing to experience a certain feeling. 

Call forth something you want to create in your life right now.  Maybe it’s to meet your soulmate, transform your body, experience more success in your career, or make more money.  What you will discover that the underlying reason you want any of these things is because you believe having them will make you feel a certain way.    

As you ponder the object of your desire, see if you can identify the essence of how it will feel to have created it.  What does it feel like to be living and walking and breathing and expressing yourself in your ideal, healthy body?  How does lavish abundance feel, and what does it give you access to?  What emotions come naturally to you as you awaken to a new day in your dream house?  Does it feel like freedom, satisfaction, or complete well-being? Conjure these feelings often, for they are the essence of your desire, and will help you to focus on your why.

Engaging the Power of Your Unconscious Mind 

Our conscious minds think logically, sequentially, and linearly.  They help us to plot a course from where we are to where we want to be.  But emotion, not logic, is the force that moves our spirit and inspires us into action. 

Going beyond what you desire and focusing on your why helps you tap the enormous power of your unconscious mind. This part of your psyche doesn’t think in words.  It speaks the language of pictures and emotions.  

The deeper answer to “why” you desire a bigger house, for example, goes far beyond square footage. There is an energetic and emotional payoff you believe you’ll receive once this goal is realized.

Perhaps you believe you’ll experience a feeling of pride or satisfaction.  Maybe you’re seeking a feeling of serenity or freedom.    

These deeper “whys” drive our actions.  And by focusing on your why, deliberately and consistently, you keep yourself in alignment with all you desire to create. 

As human beings, we’re born with the power to decide where, how, and on what to direct the power of our focus.  And where and how we direct our focus has everything to do with the version of reality that we experience and create.  Focus on your why and live as though you have already created your desire.  Your outer circumstances will fall into alignment with your energy. This is the formula for the creation of all things.  

 

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.