Saturday, February 20, 2010

Manifestation is Major Mojo

So...February is almost over. Now is the time that those New Year’s resolutions—the ones we all began with such diligence and determination—begin to falter. We skip a day. We skip another. Our focus begins to wane. It starts to seem a little silly, maybe even useless...

Well, I want to remind everyone that MANIFESTATION IS MAJOR MOJO!

I wish I could take credit for that incredible line, but it comes from Kris Carr’s fabulous book, Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor (fabulous! read it!)


Remember that. If you want something, state it loud and clear and put it out there to the universe.

It works. I’m dead serious. And a recent example made me realize it all over again...just in time for that end-of-February slump.

A reader I’ve been in touch with contacted me after reading my blogs about living in Brooklyn, wanting to know how I began my Year as a Gypsy. We started an email exchange where the Midwestern reader revealed she had always wanted to live in New York City even if temporarily and had decided she must make it happen.

I shared with her how I just “put it out there” to everyone I knew when I had embarked on my Year as a Gypsy. I said to just commit to doing it and start stating it as a goal. Not “I want to...” but “I will...” I gave her the quote “The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.”

The very next day one of my beloved writer friends Tanya forwarded an email about a friend looking to sublet their Manhattan apartment for several weeks this spring (for a great price). Tanya said, “I know you probably don’t want to leave your fabulous garden during prime planting time, but wanted you to know about it. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.”

Well...I forwarded to the reader.

A few days later, the reader emailed me and she IS TAKING THAT APARTMENT. Is that cool or what? Even cooler was that the apartment owner had several offers, but chose her “because she was a writer.”

Be careful what you wish for! Seriously: treat your wishes with care. Name them. Get them out there in the world. Own them, no matter how outrageous others may think they are.

So, get out of that mid-winter slump and take a new look at those resolutions! Make them manifest!


  1. Wow! This is so inspirational! It was definitely a great time for me to read it!

  2. This is so true! The universe is listening and wants to give us what we want, so it's important to be VERY clear in how we speak and set our intentions. Fifteen years ago I made a list of ideal qualities in a partner and low and behold, I've been married to that man now for 13 years. It was amazing how closely my list matched the man. Now, we're thinking of adopting a waiting child (age 12 or older) and just today I wrote my list for who she is in my life. Also no coincidence that "The Kindness of Strangers" showed up for me to read just 3 weeks ago, as we embark on this next adventure! Life is fun!

  3. "Life is fun." Amen, Kim. And all, all best wishes to you with your adoption. How wonderful.

  4. Thank you! Printed and posted for me to look at EVERY DAY! Maybe I'll start writing so I can sublet in NYC! Would love to go back... worked there as a governess in 1980. BEST time ever! 2-story penthouse living on 95th & 5th.

  5. Actually listening to the universe when it makes itself known is a big part of it. It's pretty easy to get caught up in making something happen, in constructing elaborate plans and getting discouraged when things don't come together. What's funny is that when I look back at all the times in my life when this was the case, there was always this little voice in my head saying, "Hey, slow up and look over here for a sec. I've got something else for you. It may not be what you think you want, but boy-howdy, it's what you need."

  6. Yep. I totally agree, the universe WANTS us to be happy, WANTS us to do the things we want to do...we just get in our own way.