The biggest myths about manifestation

What is manifestation? Is it sitting around thinking about what you want and hoping it shows up? In today’s episode, I share what it is and bust some of the biggest myths there are around manifestation.

In this Episode:

03.37: What is manifestation?07.20: MYTH #1: Manifestation is only for woo-woo/ spiritual people10.55: MYTH #2: Sit around, think about what you want and it’ll happen!12.38: MYTH #3: Manifestations happen instantly14.19: MYTH #4: Manifestation is only about material things14.59: MYTH #5: Manifestation is selfish



What exactly is manifestation?

Is it just sitting around and thinking about stuff that you want and hoping that it shows up in your life? In today’s episode of the podcast, I’m gonna be sharing what manifestation is and busting some of the biggest myths there are about manifestation. 

Hello and welcome to the Clare Wood Podcast. This is your weekly dose of all things money to help you intentionally create a profitable business and a life you love. I have the difficult conversations about money so you can make more money with ease each week. I share how you can use mindset and the practical foundations of finance to elevate your earnings without sacrificing the things that are important to you because you can and should be making more money.

Today’s episode of the podcast is brought to you by my brand new free challenge, three days to a new Money Mindset. Inside this challenge, I’ll help you to uncover your limiting beliefs and stories so you can understand how you are holding yourself back from the money and lifestyle you deserve. On day one, you’ll be learning what the three money blocks are that hold most business owners back so that you can avoid them. You’ll also discover how your childhood and experiences throughout life have created beers and limitations in your mindset, and you will identify what your limiting beliefs are around money and how this stops you from receiving and holding more of it. On day two, we’ll tap into the world of possibility when it comes to money and how more of it can improve your life. You’ll realize why you are limiting yourself by dreaming small and stopping yourself from reaching your full potential. And you’ll start to create a roadmap for what you truly desire in your business and your life. And on date three, you’ll be recognizing the relationship between energy and money and how it affects your results. You’ll learn some powerful money mindset hacks to start to shift your belief framework and you’ll create your plan for your new money mindset journey. It’s a live training with me, and for the first time ever, I am offering a challenge over two different time slots. So if you were living outside Australia, or if you were in Australia in a different time zone to me and you haven’t been able to attend my live trainings before, please do go and check out this challenge because I’m offering two different time slots that hopefully will serve everyone, and there is a time that can fit and suit you. I’d love you to be there live because it means you get the most out of the experience. You can connect with the other people who are in the challenge, and you can also ask your questions of me live as we go through each of the three days. So it’s called Three Days to a New Money Mindset. It is happening in just a few weeks, and I’d love to invite you to join me. 

Okay, so let’s dive into today’s episode. And a great place to start is by understanding exactly what manifestation is?

So essentially manifestation is the process of bringing your desires, the things that you want into your reality through focused thoughts, beliefs, and actions. So basically what it’s saying is that you can attract things into your life by the way that you think and the actions that you take. The basic premise of manifestation is that everything is energy, and that when you focus your energy on a particular thing, you can bring it into your reality.

Now, I understand this concept sounds quite foreign, particularly if it’s it’s new to you. I know when I first got started on this journey, I’m a qualified accountant by trade. I’m quite a logical person, and it sounded a little bit like bullshit to me, if I’m being honest. But when I started to do the work, I realised that I was actually already, without even realizing it, attracting things into my life, I was already manifesting before I even knew what it was. And I’ll talk about this a little bit later on, but since I’ve learned how to consciously create, how to consciously take actions and manifest things into my life, so many amazing things have happened.

If you’ve been a listener of the podcast for a while, you’ll know a bit more about my journey. But if you’re new around here, a couple of the things that I’ve manifested in recent years, I now live in a waterfront home, like literally my house is on water, think the backyard is our own little beach. I live walking distance from, from one of the main beaches. There is nowhere else in the world I would rather live than where I am right now. I feel so incredibly, incredibly grateful every day I’ve manifested business class upgrades. I recently manifested a trip to the USA and the way that it came about is so crazy, but basically there was a sale, which meant that I was able to fly there for a very small number of frequent flyer points, of which I have plenty and able to go and have this incredible experience attending a conference in the States. I’ve also manifested my bestselling book, and we now have a boat, which is something I journaled about for years. We’ve upgraded the car, I work with dream clients. There are so many amazing things that have come into my life through the process of conscious creation. And this is something that I love to talk about. It’s something I love to teach. 

Even if you’re a bit of a skeptic like I once was, bear with me on this because I now know that this stuff works.

Now, if you wanna learn more, if you want to start your manifestation, your money mindset journey, please come and join the free three day challenge that I spoke about at the start of this episode.

But in today’s episode, I want to break some of the myths about manifestation because I think there’s a lot of noise out there and a lot of things that maybe hold people back from going down this path. So in today’s episode, I’m gonna be diving into some of those. Now, the first myth is that manifestation is only for like woo woo or spiritual people. Now, as I shared earlier, I myself was actually manifesting before I even knew what manifestation was, and I bet you’ve done the same.

So I want you to think about an example of where there was something that you really, really, really, really, really wanted. And maybe it even seemed a little bit out of reach for you at the time, but you thought about it, you worked hard towards it, and it came into your world at some point in time.

One particular example that springs to mind for me about how I manifested something before I even knew what it was was many years ago I was traveling the world back in my backpacking days, and I’d actually resigned from my job to travel through South America with two of my best girlfriends, and we’d gone and had this amazing trip through South America. And then I went on to Africa. I spent seven weeks backpacking through Africa, and I just had this feeling that I was just gonna keep on traveling, which is, it sounds really bizarre. I didn’t have enough money to keep on traveling, but I just had a really strong sense that was going to happen. And weirdly, my company that I had left sent an email and said to me, we are paying an end of year bonus. And I can’t remember the exact number, but it was something in the vicinity of $35-40,000. A company that I had resigned from that I no longer even worked at emailed me and told me, we are giving you some money. And it was the strangest thing because I just had this sense that it was gonna happen, that I was gonna keep on traveling. And even the way that I was able to keep on traveling was really kind of, I don’t know, it was just like it was meant to be. But I contacted a friend and he said, you can come and stay with me in London. So I had somewhere to stay for free in London. It all just really beautifully came together, and it was like I had this deep sense of knowing that that was the way it was always gonna be. 

Now, as I’m gonna share later, manifestation isn’t always just lucky stuff happening.

Like that example, like there, a lot of times the process of manifestation involves action on our behalf, but sometimes it is an an energetic thing. And I know sometimes people say, I just knew that I was going to meet my soulmate, or I just knew that I was gonna have children. I just had a really strong sense about it. And sometimes that is the way that things come together. So manifestation isn’t just for woo woo, highly spiritual people, it’s for everyday people like you and me. Now, back then, “lucky stuff” used to happen to me, but these days I’m a lot more intentional with my process of creation.

Now, money, mindset and the process of manifestation is a skill that can be learned. So even if you can’t think of an example where this has happened for you, I don’t want you to panic because it is definitely something that you can learn.

The second myth, and I kind of touched on this before, but let’s go a little bit deeper. The second myth about manifestation is that you just sit around and you just think about stuff and you don’t have to do anything, and the stuff just happens for you.. So it’s basically like if you just think about something, it’ll happen.

Now, I am aware that the example that I shared before about my trip trip through Europe was an example of how sometimes that can happen. However, a lot of times this is just not true. And I think sometimes people use the idea of like, I need to just think about something and it’ll happen as a cop out for not actually taking action. 

So let’s go back to the finding your soulmate or finding a partner example. If you sat in your bed at home and you, um, manifested and you visualize them and you are like, yes, I’ve just got a sense that I’m gonna meet them, but you never left your house, it’s pretty unlikely that your soulmate is gonna come knock on the door of your flat, wander in and introduce himself, right? Maybe it could have happened, but you do need to take action. You do need to, you know, meet the universe halfway. If you want your business to thrive and succeed. Don’t just sit around thinking about it <laugh>. You need to market your business. You do need to take aligned action. It’s such a myth that you don’t have to take action to manifest stuff. In fact, I really believe that taking action is a very important part of the manifestation process.

The next myth about manifestation is that it’s instant.

And sometimes as well, when you’re looking in from the outside and seeing what other people are achieving, it can look like it happens really, really quickly, right? But often this process actually takes time. I think about a lot of the really cool things that are in my life right here and right now, and they were years in the making. Like I was doing all of the money mindset work for literally years before I came to be living in my waterfront home. I remember it was, you know, years ago that I was riding about owning a boat many, many years before it actually happened. Now, sometimes you can manifest things really quickly, like things can happen straight away, way faster than you expected, way easier than you expected. However, sometimes the process is an instant. Sometimes it can take a long period of time, and that doesn’t mean that you’re not good at manifestation. It’s just that things happen in different timeframes for different reasons. And I, for one, know that sometimes when things take a little bit longer for me, I appreciate them a lot more. So sometimes things play out for a reason, and sometimes we are just learning lessons along the way. But the key thing that I wanted to highlight here is that manifestation isn’t necessarily an instantaneous thing.

The next myth about manifestation is that it’s only about material possessions. 

So I’ve been talking about probably quite a few material possessions, you know, my my home, my car, the boat. But you can manifest things that aren’t material possessions. You can manifest having a baby, finding a partner, improving your health or creating positive outcomes in other certain areas of your life. So manifestation does not just have to be about physical possessions or material things. And the final myth that I want to bust about manifestation today is that manifestation is selfish. Now, this is still an area of money mindset that I have to work on a lot. And the reason for that, I already have such a beautiful and amazing and full life, and it can feel really greedy to desire more, especially when so many people around the world have less. But here’s the thing, having nothing, me not following my dreams, doesn’t help people who are living in poverty. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t. And some of the most impactful people on the planet are the wealthiest. And as I say this, maybe stories or judgments about billionaires are coming up for you.

But guess what?

Even you having those stories or judgments about them doesn’t change them. It’s not gonna change their behaviors. It’s not gonna change how they choose to spend their money. So if you think you have more noble ways that you would spend money, amazing, get out there, make more, and then you can spend your money on what you choose to. You can help the causes that you care about. You can spend your money in a more impactful way than the wealthy people that you are judging. Or maybe that’s not resonating at all. Maybe you love money and you just want stuff because you are wanted amazing. You should be able to do that and enjoy.

I personally love to help people follow their dreams, whatever they are. And manifestation is one of the best ways to make your dreams come true. 

If you were liking the sound of this and you would like to learn more about mindset and the process of manifestation, don’t forget to sign up for my new challenge Three Days to a new Money mindset. It is free. It’s gonna be over a couple of days, and I am sure you’ll have so many big a-has inside that program. So please go along, sign up via the link in the show notes for today’s episode, and I hope to see you inside. 

A quick recap of today’s episode; manifestation is about using your mind, your thoughts, your beliefs, and your energy to attract into your life, the things that you desire. Some of the biggest myths that just aren’t true are that it’s only for woo woo or spiritual people that it’s just thinking about stuff and you don’t actually have to take any action. That manifestation is instant, and that’s not true. Sometimes it takes time. That manifestation is only about material possessions or that the process of manifestation is selfish. And hopefully in today’s episode, I’ve helped you to break some of those myths in your mind.

Thank you so much for tuning in to today’s episode of the Claire Wood Podcast, and I will chat to you again next week. I hope you are feeling inspired and excited about what is possible for you when it comes to money. It takes a lot of time and energy to create a podcast. So I’d be very grateful if you could take the time to hit subscribe, write me a review, and share any of your favorite episodes with your audience on social media. The more people that we can reach, the more people we can empower to earn more in their business because you can and should be earning more money.


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