Evie Sparkes is a published novelist, content writer and company director from the UK.
Manifesting My Life, Well Sort Of
I have never been a fan of the word manifesting. It conjures up a notion of magic and our rational brains will not even entertain the idea of things we don't understand. My brain was no different that anyone else's on that score (even though I do have a vivid imagination) It's funny actually, as I am a big fan of quantum physics, reading about it and understanding it. Not understanding how it works, but understanding that it just is. So why was I pushing so hard against magic, when clearly it exists?
I bought 'The Secret' when it came out as did a lot of people all over the world. I even thought there was something in it, but thought it was just too simple to be real. I did however manifest a £253 cheque two days later simply by asking for some unexpected money to come to me. Of course, I was making this wish with zero expectation as I thought it was probably all nonsense anyway. Imagine my surprise when I got a letter from a finance company I'd used to pay a car off several years before. 'We owe you £253' they wrote. What? I said out loud. I'd evidently paid too much money back then. This was my fist intentional manifestation and it should have been the start of many, only it wasn't because I convinced myself that it was a coincidence after all because, well they must have written the cheque before my request surely?
Forgetting About Magic
Over the next few years I occasionally went back to the book and had a go. Sometimes I would make something happen and sometimes not. I know now that it was because some things I had little or no attachment to and some things I did. However, at the time I knew little about detachment or letting go in order to manifest a desire into your physical reality.
Eventually I gave up altogether. However, I did find myself wondering how I seemed to imagine scenarios and incidents and then they'd happen, exactly as I'd imagined. Weird I thought. I didn't realise that these things had anything to do with me. I had no idea that I had created them with my mind.
Changing my Life
As time went on, I began noticing this phenomenon more and more. I started to think that surely it couldn't be a coincidence. How could it be that my exact, and I mean exact visualisations were coming to be. I started to think back to all of the things I'd imagined that had become a physical reality.
Three years ago I went through a bit of a bad time. These things happen, but I didn't handle the situation at all well and to be completely honest I went to pieces. I just couldn't handle things that didn't go exactly as I thought they ought to. It was shortly after this that I decided I needed to work on my reactive nature and maybe learn to let go of control, even just a little. I was quite frankly sick of myself.
Anyway, that is what I set out to do. I didn't have any intention of delving into LOA at that point. I was just trying to be a better version of me. It was purely by accident (or was it?) that I stumbled upon Neville Goddard, well his writings anyway. I began listening to his old recordings too. Everything just fell into place for me. That was it. I was right, I had been creating my own reality, for better or for worse. All of the bad stuff was me, me, me! I was super-happy to realise this. So I did have the power after all.
What I did Next to Change my Reality
Everything! I imagined what I wanted. I started with the little things and then moved to the bigger stuff.
I set an intention to become an author. I let go of the fact that I was determined to become an adult fiction writer and left my road completely open. It was just a few weeks later that I began to write YA fiction.
I am now a published author with a self-help book on the way in May and another fiction book out in July. That's just the start of it, but I can't write much more today!
I'll come back soon and give you some tips on how to speed up the manifesting process and get what you want in order to change your life.