A new moon crossed the sky on Monday, and here we are in a sort of cosmic grey area for those of us who like to take into consideration its phases. It is said that the three days before and after new and full moons are still brimming with the phase’s energy. But where is the best place to cast our focus in this particular time – just after the new moon?
We often consider the new moon to be a time to set your intentions and focus on what to manifest in the upcoming cycle. So what do we do now that we know what we want? We begin the work of creating it.
Much emphasis is placed on the idea of manifesting something — using your mind to focus so powerfully on what you desire that you create it — but I notice there is little information available about the insane amount of effort is takes to get there. It is a beautiful thing to think clearly about what you want to create. But it is the work we do that changes the “want to create” into “I am creating.”
What is it that you want? Do you want it so bad that you already see yourself there? It is action that changes your visions into your reality. You see yourself there, but are you actually seeing yourself get there as we speak?
I used to think that if I only tried hard enough, I could manifest something just by thinking. But I’ve realized that if I really want something, I have to play an active role in getting it. You can’t win the lottery without buying a ticket. You can’t change your reality unless you actually make an effort to change it. So what is the first step?
Whatever it is you are looking to develop, take the first step toward making it happen. In this magical time after the new moon, let’s commit to taking an active role in our reality’s creation. We have more power than we think.
I’d like to suggest the first step may be gratitude? I’m reminded by what you are saying of this ‘Conversations With God’ quote that has always stuck in my mind:
“You will not have that for which you ask, nor can you have anything you want. This is because your very request is a statement of lack, and your saying you want a thing only works to produce that precise experience – wanting – in your reality. The correct prayer is therefore never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude. When you thank God in advance for that which you choose to experience in your reality, you, in effect, acknowledge that it is there… in effect. Thankfulness is thus the most powerful statement to God; an affirmation that even before you ask, I have answered. Therefore never supplicate. Appreciate.”
Whether we prefer to say God, Goddess, the Universe, All-That-Is, I think sending out the energy of gratitude is always worthwhile. Ever since reading this, I’ve avoided using the phrase ‘I want..” as much as possible, preferring “I choose…”, since every thought, word and deed is energy we are sending out. Thank you for your thought-provoking suggestions for kick-starting the energy of manifestation. You are so right, we certainly do have much more power than we think.
THIS!!! Thank you so much for sharing this. I have been watching videos all day today on attracting from abundance rather than scarcity so it’s like you read my mind! I’ve been really realizing I need to be much more mindful of this as well. I’m about to meditate and I’m going to kick it off focusing on gratitude thanks to you!
Delighted to be of some help. I humbly hesitate to add, and yet your comment has brought it to mind, that this is all about worthiness as well as gratitude, isn’t it?
I seriously feel like you have been reading my mind! I only recently realized I need to remind myself I am worthy. Such a simple thing but I kind of think I’ve subconsciously been sabotaging myself because of this. Infinite gratitude for your important reminder as well!!!