No matter how big or small your manifestation intention might be, there’s something standing in between you and whatever it is that you want: resistance.
Humans are funny creatures! Most of the time when we decide we want something, we often immediately start making it more difficult to actually get that thing.
Resistance is the mental blocks and barriers you suddenly invent. It’s the struggle you create and the stories you create, even though none of that is necessary!
Here’s how this works: if you dive into water and you keep all your limbs as close together as possible, you keep your momentum and move through the water quickly. But if you don’t pay attention and let your arms and legs flail, you’ll find it a lot more difficult to accomplish the same move. (And also ouch!).
That’s because you’re creating resistance. Your body is the same body, but you’re just using it differently. You’re making it physically more difficult to move through the water so you go a lot more slowly.
This drag is easy to see in the diving scenario, but few of us notice it in real life! We experience the drag (Why is this taking so long? Why is it so hard?). Yet we don’t realize that it’s actually us creating the resistance.
So today I’m here to help set you straight! Now that we know what resistance feels like, it’s time to start minimizing resistance so you can start manifesting quickly and powerfully!
How To Reduce Resistance To Manifest Quickly: 5 Steps
Reduce Resistance Step #1:
When we think about what we want to create in our life, there’s a big difference between trying to make something happen and actually making it happen. So be real with yourself: are you still thinking of your intention as just being optional? “Wouldn’t it be nice if…” isn’t enough here! You’ve got to lock it in.
Making a decision is the difference between just thinking “I’m thirsty” and actually picking up a glass of water and drinking it. The problem is we can spend a lot of time just thinking about what we want to do and very little time actually doing it. So we also erroneously believe all that effort that’s going into our thoughts is actually doing something. But in reality, you’re really just in the thinking stage and not doing anything at all!
So whatever you might be manifesting, it’s time to move into deciding. So if you knew your intention was going to come true, how would you feel? What would you be thinking? What would you be doing? Spend some time connecting to this having energy before moving onto the next step.
Reduce Resistance Step #2:
Remove The Lack
The minute we decide we want something, it becomes quite apparent that, as of right now, we don’t have that very thing! So the very act of desiring creates a funny problem: we become acutely aware of our own lack. But of course, whatever you put your attention on always expands! So if you keep obsessing over the fact that you’re not there yet, you’re just creating more and more lack.
Now how do we overcome this? It’s time to lessen the distance between where you are and where you want to go by connecting to that energy of having. If it was already here (as it soon will be) then you don’t have to focus on the lack! Stop concentrating on the how’s and why’s and start gently reminding yourself that it’s already done. It’s yours as long as you keep lining your energy up to it. The more you can do this, the faster you’ll call your desire into you!
Reduce Resistance Step #3:
Remove The Importance
No matter what you’re after, you’re after it for a very good reason: to feel better. Yet it’s common to take this logic a step too far! If you start to believe that the only way you’ll feel better is to realize your desire, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.
There is no be all and end all in life! Yes, your intention might make you feel better for a while. But it’s not the only way to feel better. It’s important to realize that there are lots of ways to feel successful, wealthy or loved, and you can access those ways right now if you choose to!
So don’t put all your emotional cookies in one basket! Removing the importance of your intention is actually a crucial part of actually achieving it.
Reduce Resistance Step #4:
Emotions are incredibly powerful! They are what creates our attraction point: we attract in other situations and people that feel the way we feel.
Yet all too often when it comes to manifesting, we don’t harness the full power of our emotions! We think of the things we want, but we don’t connect our feelings to them. However, without feeling, your intention is just another item on your to-do list. You’ve got to create that soul connection in order to truly start attracting your intention to you!
To do this, simply dial into your intention. Why do you want the thing you do? How will it make you feel? Why do you want to feel that way? Exploring your emotions with your desire is a powerful way to reduce resistance and to become magnetic to the thing you want!
Reduce Resistance Step #5:
Face Your Fears
Our fears are often the biggest barrier between where we are and where we want to go! But you’re not alone if you haven’t noticed! That’s because your fears are excellent at hiding themselves. They actually do their job best when you don’t really know what’s going on. They’re wonderful at creating stories and excuses, tempting you into playing it safe and doing all the things you’ve always done.
The first plan of action is to actually ferret out what you’re afraid of! Change? Disappointment? Shame? There are many ways we can experience fear (Check out the top ten most common fears are right here!). However, each of us has to put in the work of mapping out our own fear makeup.
Of course, once you realize where your fears are stemming from, it’s relatively easy to overcome them! Fear always does the most damage when we don’t even realize it’s there. So get curious about your real motivations and dare yourself to see what you can uncover!
Reduce Resistance Step #6:
Get Ready To Receive
Just like happiness or gratitude, receiving is a muscle that we need to work on! A surprising number of us are incredibly skilled at blocking the very things we want. Maybe we say no to extra help, to the date, to going out to get a drink. While protecting your energy is important, you also have to leave room for the Universe to work its magic. This is what I call leaving the window open: if you don’t create space for opportunities to come your way, it’s going to be very difficult indeed for the Universe to help you to achieve your goals!
So how can you start opening yourself up to receiving? Start with the little things: say thank you to compliments and yes to extra help. Keep your eyes and heart open. If you get a nudge or a divine download, act on it! We’re always being given help you see. But this is a dance: you need to pick up on your partner’s cues in order to really get moving. If you start saying yes to the Universe, the Universe will start saying yes to you!
So tell me babes: where do you get the most resistance with your manifesting? What actions are YOU going to take to get back into flow?
As always, the best part of manifesting is realizing just how much of your world is under your control! So if you’re feeling frustrated or feeling like things aren’t working, take heart! It’s simply time to figure out where your resistance is coming from and take the appropriate actions to fix it.
Thank you so much for reading! Much love & see you next week!