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3 Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams


Here are 3 steps to help you in manifesting your dreams

How many of us have woken up tired, depleted, unable to function knowing that we once again have to suit up and show up for that dead end job?

Worse yet, our partner, who we thought was “the one” is unable to give us what we truly need leaving us feeling empty, lonely and unloved?

We wonder why we try so hard or where our life is going or if we even want to live it anymore.  We sulk, we cry, get angry and head straight for the Ben and Jerryʻs. In truth, this is great day.  This is the day we know something has got to change. We decide to reinvent ourselves. Get a new grip on life. Find the happiness we always wanted. We go on diets, change our hairdos, move to new locations, get new jobs and sign up on the latest and greatest dating site – all in futile attempts to bring us joy.

The problem is this misguided thinking gets us no where and the cycle of unhappiness begins again. Please redirect yourself and understand that real and lasting change starts on the inside.

Yep, sorry folks, you’ve got to do some soul-searching and cleaning up your inner being if you want to create rightly.

Here are 3 steps to help you in manifesting your dreams

What is your vision?  

Take a good look inside and get clarity on what it is you really want. Prayer and meditation will greatly assist you on going within. If you are still not clear, make it up. Create a dream life for yourself with the mindset that all things are possible!

In today’s world there are so many wonderful ways to keep your desires on the forefront of your mind. Create a vision board to hang over your desk. Or a Pinterest account to pin all the things you want on a special board. Make a photo slide show, cuz thereʻs an app for that, or a scrapbook with all your desires. Be creative. Most of all, have fun with it.

Remind yourself daily of not only what you want your life to look like in the future but of the blessings you have now.

What is stopping you?

This is the most important and hardest part! I know for me, I never thought I was good enough to have what I really wanted so I settled, settled and settled some more. You need to take an honest look at what it is that blocks you from having all that you desire and deserve.

What you believe in your subconscious and conscious mind is going to manifest in your life experience whether you want it to or not. It’s simply the way the universe works. If you want a soulmate but deep down you don’t believe you are lovable, your belief will stand in the way of manifesting your dream relationship. Instead what will manifest are experiences that prove to yourself that you are unloveable.

How can you really take the leap of faith into your purpose if you donʻt believe you can achieve it?

Get clear on what you believe about yourself and make a choice to heal, forgive and release that which does not serve you. It can be painful but you are worthy and worth it! And if you are anything like me, by this point you will have nothing to lose. Once you clean up your internal landscape, you’ll most likely get even more clear on your vision.

What are you going to do today to create it?

You must be willing to take action.  Sometimes we get stuck in fear or lack of faith because we cannot see how walking through one door may open five more. Being afraid of the unknown, we feel like we need to have all the answers before we start and therefore disregard guidance that we don’t understand. We get caught up in trying to figure everything out instead of trusting our hearts, our intuition, our instincts or higher self for that matter, to lead the way. Make the commitment and take one step each day to move toward your vision. Write it down. Keep a log.

Watch the momentum build and a new path start to unfold with delight.

After I published my first book, Jaded Grace, a personal memoir of healing, these are some of the steps I took that led me to uncover and discover my true purpose as a healer and stand confidently as an author. I now recognize my authentic self and my lifeʻs work. The level of joy I get when living as such compares to no other.

Today, this self observation is an integrated part of my daily activity as I explore even more of who I am and take full ownership and accountability for my life.

As you go through this process remember to be patient with yourself. In a world full of instant gratification, we often tend to put the cart before the horse.

Healing can take time.

Change can be scary.

Be gentle and have faith that the universe is always working behind the scenes and in your favor where new opportunities will manifest effortlessly as a result of your inner work.

While you are waiting, love yourself like no other lover can. When the changes come, embrace them and know that you deserve every scrumptious bit. Then, celebrate.

Celebrate your life, your authenticity, your passion, your purpose and a job well done!


About Shannon Nicole

Shannon is a Visionary, Healer and Published Author focused on contributing to the betterment of humanity and sustainability of the planet while living a life of passion and purpose. She nests on the island of Maui located among the Hawaiian archipelago in the Pacific. As an Author, her published works include her memoir Jaded Grace. More recently she’s joined Älska Publishing as a contributing author in bestseller Heart to Heart: The Path to WellnessFollow Shannon on Facebook or checkout her website.


  • Mackenzie Glanville
    January 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I love how you mention that we believe we need to have all the answers before we start, it is so true, it is hard to open ourselves up to the unknown, but wow when we do we can truly embrace our authentic selves, beautifully written!

    • Shannon Nicole
      January 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you Mackenzie! I appreciate the compliment and am so glad it resonated with you.

  • Melissa K. McCarthy
    January 14, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Great post! I work with patients in an Inpatient Behavioral Health unit and I’m always looking for material to use in my groups and to generate discussion. There are so many people I see who are so buried in their depression that they lose sight of their visions and goals. This could be a great journal or sketch/mapping activity. So glad I found your blog! Thank YOU!

    • Shannon Nicole
      January 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Awesome Melissa! Iʻm so glad it was helpful to you. I admire what you do and hope your patients get some Joy out of it. I love to know that we are both sharing the love and light. Thank you for your words.

  • Amy Kelsch
    January 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Hi Shannon:
    This is a wonderful post. Your book Jaded Grace looks right up my alley. I think it would be a fantastic book for the new year! Stopping by from ‪#‎ibabloggers‬!

    • Shannon Nicole
      January 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Amy! I am grateful what I write has had an impact. You can find my memoir Jaded Grace on Amazon.com as well as my website.

  • Naomi
    January 20, 2015 at 9:41 am

    wow great article, I think the hardest part is having faith in the universe esp when depression takes over. But it is so do-able and rewarding at the end

    • Shannon Nicole
      January 26, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Thank you Naomi! Yes, depression sucks. I think lack of faith holds the hand of depression because part of depression is believing that God or the Universe will not or are unable to help us.

  • Jamie
    January 20, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Great tips!! We need to do what we feel is right and go on the road we are led by God and not by others. Sharing this!

  • Mary Burris
    January 23, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Many times this is how I start out my blog week. I have a tiny vision, but until I start writing, it doesnt fully manifest itself to me. I just have to follow my heart and keep going.

    • Janine Ripper
      January 23, 2015 at 7:09 am

      OMG I so here you Mary! I had all good intentions of creating a blogging schedule for myself this year but in the end I need to follow and write with my heart 🙂 Loving your down under series by the way!

  • Marie
    January 27, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I think you hit the nail on the head, patience is the hardest part!

  • Muriel
    January 28, 2015 at 12:54 am

    It is all about patience and making baby steps. And yes, it takes vision. That said, there is often a big difference between my vision and what I end up writing. But at least it’s a step forward, right? Well, I hope it is…

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