Thoughts on success: How to manifest your dream life

A quick search on google will give you various answers to this question: how do I manifest my dream life? Manifestation is having a desire and taking action to bring it into reality. For example, you may desire a new car but don’t have the funds to make the purchase. First, you need to do some research and plan how you can own the car. However, the point between having the desire to own a new car and purchasing it has to be filled with belief. You may desire something, but if you don’t believe that you deserve it most likely it will not come to you. You must be clear about your goals and mindfully set the intention for them to flow to you. You can set the intention by writing it down on paper or creating a vision board. This is your way of telling the universe that you are serious about receiving whatever you desire. Manifestation is not something to be afraid of. However, you do need to be conscious of what it is you desire because you may receive more. If you manifest your car without clear intentions, you may find yourself driving your new car, which you cannot afford hence, putting your finances into a shortfall.

There are many ways you can manifest your desire; however, the basic process is identifying your goals and setting an intention for them. Once you have done this, what many people who fail to manifest dismiss successfully is the fact that you have to take action. You can’t tell the universe that you want a new car and expect to have it parked outside your house the next day if you don’t have a source of income. The great thing about manifestation, though, Is once you’ve made it clear what you want, doors of opportunities will open to make it easier for you to access it. Sometimes it takes time, and that’s why you also need to have some trust in the concept of divine timing. Divine timing is a force that propels events in life to happen at the right moment—and for an underlying reason. Sometimes you may need to put in extra work, while other times, you’ll find opportunities to receive your desires that come to you very quickly. Be mindful of people selling you expensive courses claiming to teach you how to manifest your dream life quickly. The power to create the life you want is within you, and nobody can give you a shortcut, no matter how convincing they may be. An important question is ‘what is your idea of having a dream life?’. Most high profile Youtubers and gurus will sell you the expensive lifestyle filled with material things, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re living their dream life. Money is nice to have. Yes, it is a tool that most of us need to survive, but to some, their dream life might mean having the creative freedom to express themself. At the same time, others might desire a dream life of experiencing complete solitude in nature.

When you embark on the manifestation journey, take some time to learn the principles of the universe. Whether you’re spiritually conscious or not, everything in this world is energy. If your energy is not aligned with what you want, you’ll find yourself chasing desires to no avail. If you desire to be beautiful but you’re carrying a lack of self-love, you will always feel unattractive and project this out into the universe. Take your time with manifestations and find resources to learn. Don’t fall into the pit of buzzwords and trends. Create the life that is right for you.

Until next time.

~J

Thoughts on rest: The importance of taking R&R

Today’s post is on the importance of taking some time for rest and relaxation. It has become a habit of mine to schedule in some rest during the weekend yet, something always demands my attention. The laundry, new creative ideas to action, grocery shopping, or even catching up on exercising. This week though, I have vowed to create space for my R&R at all cost. Yes, J.P. Mooney is doing absolutely nothing but meditating, indulging in relaxing baths and sleeping. I wish everyone peace, balance and bliss. Don’t forget to take some time out because if you’re not good, you can’t help others. Let the universe pour into your cup.

Until next time xo

Thoughts on entrepreneurship: How to grow your side hustle in 2022

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Coming up with a side hustle idea is straightforward. Just do a quick search online, and you’ll find yourself with thousands of suggestions. It is also possible that no one else has manifested your side hustle idea yet, but this post, however, will not sugarcoat the process of creating a side hustle. Nor will it promise you secrets to generate millions doing what you love in a short time. Having a side hustle is hard work, but having the opportunity to create your terms, working hours and grow your income brings forth a rewarding feeling. For those of you who are already self-employed, I’m sure that you have a sense of pride when you look back at your progress from your first idea to your first successful transaction. Find ideas below on how to grow your side hustle in 2022.

It’s never too late to start or pivot

Change your mindset to elevate your hustling game this year. Perhaps you’ve tried different ideas that haven’t worked, or maybe you’re stuck with the feeling that your plan won’t work out because someone else has already done it. Perhaps you think you’re too old to start a self-employment journey. Whatever the block is, understand that it’s never too late to turn things around. Sometimes you need to take a step back and reassess the plan to change what isn’t working. Breathe.

It takes money to make money

And it sure does. It could be hundreds or thousands, but realistically you may need to invest in your business to give it longevity. Branding material, marketing strategies, buying stock and storage space, wifi, notepads and pens etc., these all cost money. See where you can cut corners but don’t go cheap just because it’s cheap. Prioritise what’s worth more significant investments and keep your receipts.

Research

Find resources on your chosen industry. Just because you read a book two years ago or have a degree in business doesn’t mean that you’re up to date with current trends and developments. Connect with like-minded people, find free podcasts and Youtube videos or read books. Can’t afford books? Go to your local library.

Use social media to your advantage

If you hate the thought of exerting energy into posting on social media, don’t fret. There is plenty of content management software to help you manage your time and create engaging posts quickly. Social media is a great way to boost your online reach for free. Even if you have less than ten likes on your post, the fact that people are seeing your content is still motivating. Be consistent and create clever content to boost your engagement.

Until next time.

Thoughts on rest: Timeout. A necessary ritual of life.

Sometimes we need to take a little time out, perhaps put ourselves in the adult version of the ‘naughty corner’ to breathe and heal our mind, body and spirit. Anything can trigger such a need for space, but I’ve found that it’s always good to use that alone time wisely to reassess, evaluate and set intentions for new goals. Life is chaos, and we cannot expect everyone to meet our needs. Being alone enables us to dive into our voids, get reacquainted with our strengths and shortcomings while we work through the process to become the better version of ourselves. Go with the flow and just let the progress unfold. You’ll be surprised at what surfaces. Time out is also an excellent way to cleanse and protect your energy. So don’t be afraid to hit the pause button on the daily grind to find some peace. Take a bath, read a book, meditate or just embrace the silence. It may seem overwhelming or scary at first, but you’ll see how quickly you unfold like a lotus flower.

Until next time.

Thoughts on spirituality: My spiritual item must-haves

Waking up and being enlightened has been an incredibly personal journey. Despite what is promoted on social media, the journey is not always positive and uplifting. Yes, it is empowering to understand the universal laws and be in touch and aware of oneself; however, it’s not always an easy journey. The below items are my must-haves for a comforting spiritual practice.

Crystals

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Whether you believe they work or not, crystals are beautiful and are here to assist and support in achieving specific goals. Check out the Crystal Council for further information on their uses and how they work.

Incense and Smudge Sticks

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Sage, palo santo, patchouli or whichever scent you are drawn to is a great way to clean, smooth and elevate the vibe in your personal space. You can purchase these in various metaphysical stores, online, or even make your own, but please be safe when handling these.

Music

High-frequency music that resonates with you is a great way to elevate your consciousness, meditate, or even relax after a long day. Try some Tibetan singing bowls, 432 Hz or even the sound of nature.

Body oils

Body oils are a great way to add a touch of luxury and enjoyment into our daily routines.

Fresh flowers

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Regardless of the seasons, having a bouquet of fresh flowers in the home is a great way to elevate your mood and raise your vibration.

Journals

You can literally manifest your goals and live your best life with the act of Journaling. Check out my previous post, The Useful Art of Journaling or my short ebook Journal Your Way To Your Goals: How to manifest your desires and live an abundant life with a simple act of Journaling. Journaling has been the most consistent exercise that kept me on track throughout my journey and even if you are not manifesting anything specific, it is a great way to write your thoughts to process your emotions during challenging situations.

Watch like-minded instructors on Youtube

Even though spiritual growth is a personal journey, there are communities and tribes out there to help you move forward. Find ways to connect with authentic people to swap resources and tools that will help you on your way. Be sure to stay safe and always use your discernment when making connections.

Until next time.