I will be live tonight with David Clark on “Different Strokes for Different Folks”

I am under the impression that this is a call-in show as well. 🙂

Join us! 6:30pm CST

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authordavidclarke/2017/12/15/merge-your-spiritual-and-physical-worlds-with-amanda-dobra-hope

 

 

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Manifesting What You Truly Desire: Part II

Manifesting What You Truly Desire: Part II

This is a continuation of my last post.

How do you get to know yourself, in order to be sure you manifest what you truly desire?

Take time for stillness, meditation, and contemplation each day, and get to know yourself in an intimate way.   Learn from your feelings about things.  What are they telling you?  What are the deeper feelings under why you feel that way?  What lights you up?  What drains you?  What makes you feel like you are moving towards something, and what makes you feel as if you are manifesting more of what you’re moving away from?

When you answer these questions and start to move forward, you should also be aware that many of your old subconscious beliefs (ones you are probably not aware of), will begin to rise to the surface.  They will try to throw you off track, because you are trying to manifest the opposite of what they are telling you is possible for you to achieve.  You soaked up these old tapes long ago, and they are most likely not applicable to what you are trying to create in this moment. Be gentle with them and yourself as you attempt to define, unravel, and dissolve them, they’ve been with you for a long time.

Give yourself grace, and move through both the wins and the road blocks with an understanding that you need time to dismantle the old, as well as to integrate the new.  Be proud of yourself for choosing something different, and celebrate the fact that you are continuing to move forward, despite the old programs that are trying to derail you. You are stronger than they are, but you also must bend a bit to allow them to affect you.  If you do nothing but fight constantly, you’ll wear yourself out.

Manifesting your dreams is a delicate balancing act.  You must move forward without pushing so hard that you exhaust yourself, but also keep enough momentum going to keep you at a steady pace.

Take the time to integrate and absorb the new you are moving towards.  Manifesting what you truly desire is not a huge jump from A-Z.  It’s a journey that you’ll look back on at different points in time,  and realize just how far you’ve come.

Slow and steady wins the race.

What Does it Really Mean to “Show Up and Do the Work,” When You’re Trying to Achieve Your Dreams?

What Does it Really Mean to “Show Up and Do the Work,” When You’re Trying to Achieve Your Dreams?

Today I’m going to write a continuation of my last blog, and start with the question that may have been left slightly unanswered: “What does it really mean to show up and do your work?”

For those of you struggling to make career, relationship, and health goals a reality, you may feel like you’ve already done so much work. You’ve taken the classes, made the plans and goals, written the press releases, gone on the dates, been a good friend, been to college, and basically “done your time.”  So why can’t you manifest that which you desire?

Well, to start with, as I mentioned in the last blog, a big part of the formula is to trust and let go, but there is another component.  This one involves your perception of the word work, and is very closely related to a major theme of my book, Holding Space- A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First.  In the book, one of the concepts I cover is the difference between masculine and feminine energies, and how each of us have and use both, no matter what our physical gender is.

In brief, masculine energy is that of: plans, structure, doing, and the concrete.  It it the energy of bringing things into form.  Again, in brief, feminine energies consist of things such as: being, tapping into the creative field, and relationships.  Here’s the trick- the feminine must be entered into before the masculine can be utilized.  This may come as a shock, because Western culture has taught the exact opposite.  What this means is that you have to do the abstract work of be-ingbefore you can begin the concrete do-ing work that is also required to bring things into existence.  And then again, after you do your work in both areas, you have to let go and trust that the Universe/God/Spirit/whatever your believe in that is bigger than you, is working to fit the pieces together and bring you what you ordered, if it is indeed for your highest good.

So remember when you are showing up and doing your work, that the work does not only entail the concrete things you learned in school as a child, or at a job as an adult.  In order to be truly whole and  truly manifest that which you desire, you have to do the deeper emotional, spiritual, and healing work required to remove any unconscious blocks to your success.  You also need to be still enough to really get to know yourself and what you truly want to manifest, what’s honoring to you, and what isn’t.  Once you’ve done both types of work,  you must again trust that what you ordered will be brought to you in its right timing.  No need to be jealous of others or upset at yourself that you’re doing something wrong.  Tune in to that which is greater than you, follow your guidance and intuition, show up and do the work, and then trust.

Godspeed everyone!

Conserving Our Energy

Conserving Our Energy

In the current state of the world, we would do well to remember to take good care of our energy.

We as humans only have so much energy to spend, and to blow it on things that don’t serve us not only hurts us, but also hurts “us” as a collective species.  When someone is trying to control us for whatever reason, they cannot do it as easily if we have full energy.  This is the reason that someone seeking control will try to make us emotionally and physically drained by any means possible, until we cannot make a change or fight back.

One of the best things we can do for ourselves and others during this time is to pay attention to our self-care.  Preserve and conserve our energy, as well as our loving spirit- first for ourselves, and then for those around us, no matter how they are acting.  This does not mean that we will commune with them, but rather that we will not waste any of our precious energy despising them or feeling like their helpless victims.  We can cultivate our love and compassion for all of humanity, whatever they are dealing with, while making our love and care for ourselves the priority.  What I mean by that is we can have a larger love and compassion for them, but we will also not allow what they are doing to drain our precious energy.  Conserve, plan, act, and love.

That is how we get through trying times with those who are not choosing to take control of their own energy.

 

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

To overcome fear, we must venture out just past the edge of our comfort zones.  We must become friendly with the unknown, willing to become uncomfortable, and able to manage this area with peace and ease.  (For more information about this concept, grab a copy of my new book, Holding Space-A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First).

It is in embracing the unknown that we uncover what was previously hidden.  Having been revealed to us, we now have another piece of our puzzle, and can advance forward one more step.

We are frozen by fear when we do not allow ourselves to experience the uncomfortable state of “not knowing.”It is perfectly o.k. to play things safe, but it is not a place where much growth typically occurs.

So if we desire to move forward, or change a certain situation, the best place to start is just outside of our comfort zone. That’s where the gold is.

Know Thyself, Live in Harmony

Know Thyself, Live in Harmony

Everyone loves the feeling that comes from being respected.  When we feel respected by ourselves and others, we feel more full.  When we feel this abundance, we then have enough overflow to give more to ourselves and to others.

Giving, receiving, and mutual respect in relationships feel good.  These things grow from understanding our needs and the needs of those around us. If we go often to the still place inside, we can get answers to questions we ask ourselves and our higher power about our feelings.  In doing so, we will be more aware of our needs as well as things that we need to work through to avoid projecting them onto others.

Harmony rises when we know ourselves enough to ask for what we need in each moment.  When we approach others with a need that has been discovered after an honest assessment of our emotional state, we won’t be as shy to ask for it to be met.  As well, if we are communicating with another who knows themselves well, they will usually be more understanding in their response to our request.

Respect will feel plentiful through the honesty that was given, and hearts will continue to open, adding to the love, peace, and harmony that we desire. ❤