There’s a lot of talk about manifesting these days. And while the law of attraction is a powerful tool, it’s not the only tool in the manifestation toolbox. Whilst it’s difficult to say that any one tool is more important than another when it comes to bringing your dreams alive, I find that self-enquiry is often overlooked and undervalued in the manifesting process. It could in fact be the key to translating your goals into reality.
Here’s why: when you’re clear about what you want to manifest, you’re able to take focused action steps that will lead you to your goal. But if you’re unclear about what you want, your actions will be scattered and ineffective.
Self-enquiry is a process of asking yourself questions and then observing the answers that come up for you.
It’s a way of getting clarity about what you really want.
Manifesting is the act of bringing something into your life through your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
It is the law of attraction in action. Once you have clarity about what you want to bring into your life, manifesting it becomes so much easier.
Self-enquiry helps you:
- Gain a better understanding of yourself and what you want in life
- Develop greater self-awareness which can lead to improved decision making and goal setting
- Get in touch with your true desires so you can more easily manifest them
- Identify and let go of limiting thoughts and behaviours that are holding you back
So how do you do self-enquiry?
Start by asking yourself some basic questions about what you want to manifest. For example:
- What do you want your ideal life to look like?
- What kind of relationship do you want to be in?
- What kind of work do you want to do?
- What do you want to be doing in other areas of your life?
As you ask these questions, pay attention to the answers that come up for you. They may not be what you initially thought they would be, but trust that they are coming from a place of clarity and truth.
Then, take action steps based on the answers you receive. If you want to manifest a new job, start by looking for openings that align with your skills and interests. If you want to manifest a new relationship, start by putting yourself out there and meeting new people. The key is to take inspired action steps that will lead you closer to your goal … don’t just spend time thinking and reflecting – take action to make it happen.
Here are some other practical ways to incorporate self-enquiry into your daily practice:
1.Set aside some time each day for self-reflection.
This can be first thing in the morning or last thing at night and is best done when you can be alone with your thoughts.
2.Write down any questions you want to explore about yourself.
These could be about your values, your goals, your fears, any limitations, or anything else that is on your mind.
3.Take some time to meditate or do another activity that allows you to clear your mind and relax.
This will help you to focus on your self-enquiry.
4.Begin to explore the questions you have written down.
For each one, take some time to really think about your answer. Write down anything that comes to mind, even if it doesn’t seem like a “right” answer.
5.Be honest with yourself during this process.
It is important to be truthful to gain the most benefit from self-enquiry.
6.Keep exploring your questions until you feel like you have a good understanding of them.
You may want to revisit certain questions over time as your answers change and evolve.
By taking the time for self-enquiry, you will develop a better understanding of yourself and what you want in life. It also provides insight into anything that may be holding you back from bringing those things into your life.
Self-enquiry can be incredibly valuable in manifesting your desires. When you know what you want, it becomes much easier to take the steps needed to make it happen. So, if you’re looking for the secret to manifesting your dreams, self-enquiry is a good place to start.
Until next time, hugs & happiness