Women, Spirit & Money: Manifestation 2016

Prepare for Manifestation in 2016 with Conscious Practice, Personal Action

When allowed to do so, my inner victim’s voice peals out of me like an angry banshee. I cringe when I hear her, but like so many of us, there are times when she finds her way out of the shadow and into the light of my day. Most times, I try to treat her with kindness, knowing that whatever trigger that has occurred has poured salt into an old wound and enacted old systems of survival. Those types of wounds run deep.

Sherri L. McLendon

Sherri L. McLendon

Manifestation is indelibly linked to our rootedness, and old survival patterns that no longer serve us get in the way of our ability to create what we need – energetically and monetarily. That’s why any woman who is interested in the ongoing spiritual journey of manifestation and money has to clear the inner space to make room for new growth to occur. And we have to do it on a regular basis.

The following are the classics: five clearing actions which, alongside a Path of Practice, are needed to precede creative manifestation if we’re to actualize our desires as we plan for our business and life in 2016.

The Act of ‘Letting Go’

The act of ‘letting go,’ in its simplest form, is about releasing those around us from the unconscious contracts we carry in our heads, trying willfully to hold others to the letter of their laws. Melanie Beattie, author of The Language of Letting Go tells us that, “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves, and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” The key to letting go is to honor boundaries, those of ourselves and of others.

The Act of ‘Forgiveness’

Forgiving others can be difficult, particularly if they have wronged us deeply. But when we think of forgiveness as a gift we give ourselves, it becomes easier to release them from our psyche so we can leave them in the past where they belong. In The Lightworker’s Way: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal, author Doreen Virtue says, “Forgiveness is simply a way of freeing your spirit and realizing your unlimited nature.”

Virtue’s ‘exercise in forgiveness’ was gifted me by Katy Tafoya, my Los Angeles-based accountability partner, and it’s one I turn to again and again. First, list those who have wronged us. Then, one by one imagine that person, then say, “I forgive you and I release you. I hold no un-forgiveness back. My forgiveness for you is total. I am free and you are free,” she says. If we do this nightly and in increments, we should be able to forgive others and move forward in our own quests.

The Act of Honoring Nature’s Cycles

Connecting with the beauty of the outer world and honoring the cycles of nature can offer a huge manifestation boost, according to Lisa Michaels, a best-selling Hay House and Amazon author, including Prosperous Priestess, and Create a Dynamic Year 2015. (The 2016 edition is on its way as of this writing.) A colleague for two decades, Lisa initiated my own journey into working with the organic, rhythmic cycles of nature as an antidote to the stressors of life, reclaiming my personal creative capacity in the process.

“Align with nature to enhance the connection between your internal and external realities,” she says. “If you are listening, the elements of nature will teach you to apply their principles in the creation of your own life.” In other words, we can pay attention to the natural world as a model for the active principles of manifestation.

The Act of De-Habituation

Placing awareness on our habits and changing those which no longer serve our greatest good is the step of de-habituation. Doug Silsbee, the Barnardsville author of The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Helping People Grow, suggests our habits are one of our greatest impediments to serving others from a place of presence. “Generally, we can attribute these impediments to our ‘conditioning,’ our unique habits that have become established over a lifetime to enable us to survive, to feel good about ourselves, and to have a firmly established identity in the world,” he writes. When we release habituation, we also release the rigidity that’s keeping us stuck.

The Act of Affirmation

“That which we constantly affirm becomes true for us,” writes Louise Hay in Love Your Body. To affirm, we release the old belief, form the new one, and take decisive action from that place. Any belief we hold is affirmed by the mind; we create based on that belief. Change our beliefs, and we have the power to change our outcomes.

The Path of Practice

To release the drama of the victim, we must consider the step-by-step path of practice. Conscious breathing, meditation, dance as a spiritual or healing art, natural walking, and other practices provide the grounding that supports a return to wellness. Mental and physical healthiness are required to challenge the status quo, according to Rick Jarow, in Creating the Work You Love. When we work with the breath, we bring the new reality into our physical body. The path of practice gives us the strength and insight needed to tap into the subtle, natural laws of economics and the energetic flow from which all manifestation is sourced.

Removing the detritus we carry for others makes it possible to access our inner worlds with greater clarity, and to shift from reactivity into responsive action. We become able to trust ourselves, conceptualize and plan, and become ready to manifest what we truly desire.

So be it.


“Women, Spirit and Money” conscious business coaching with Sherri L. McLendon, MA, is now online at www.womenspiritandmoney.biz. Sherri recently ranked #31 of the top 99 pros on Linked In within her area of expertise as a marketing public relations consultant and content strategist. Email her directly at sherri@sherrimclendon.com.

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