5 Minutes To Manifest Your Heart-Mind-Body-Soul's Desires
Friday September 22, 2017
Author: Karen Spinelli
Welcome back to the series on Holistic Wellness for Pet Parents!
you ever felt lead to something?
Following the tangents of your mind to a place that allows you to hear,
see, or read something that feels like the answer to a question you hadn’t yet asked
“out loud” yet? And known, in that
moment, that you were “supposed to” be
given this reminder?
really cool when that happens, isn’t it?!
that’s where this topic came from for me recently.
you come upon a “life lesson” that feels profound to you, it only seems right
to “pay it forward” and share it, in
case anyone else might benefit from it too.
is information I remember my dad first teaching us at the dinner table when I
was a teenager. Since my dad is quite
the evidence-based person (dare I say skeptic), in my mind if he was sharing
this with us, there must be something to it.
So I really listened, thought about it, and tried it. I remember at the time it felt empowering.
even the best advice can be forgotten as your brain gets filled with new
information, responsibilities and worries, and moves things around in order to
fit it all in. Trouble is, sometimes
when you put something away for safe keeping, it’s easy to hide it so well you
don’t find it again.
least until the universe gives you a little nudge to remind you.
this time around it came in the form of a YouTube video by Dr. Wayne Dyer
entitled “The Last Five Minutes Before
You Sleep”, with the words “Life
Changer” in parenthesis. I wasn’t
looking for it, and am not often on YouTube, but the words “Five Minutes” and “Life
Changer” caught my attention. How could
I not look at something with such an enticing headline?!
am so glad I followed that nudge of instinct, because the potential for empowerment
came rushing back, and there was no doubt in my mind that I should start doing
a nutshell, Dr. Dwyer said that our
brain reviews our thoughts and feelings as we fall asleep, boils them down to
basics, and reflects it back into the universe, which then boomerangs it back
to manifest for us what the universe “heard” us ask for.
first part is the reason why it helps to review important information you want
to remember just before going to bed.
Your brain continues to process the information that was given to it just
before you fall asleep. (Since for the
brain, sleep for us is just another phase of work for it.) If you have an exam, or big event that you
are getting ready for, this means “free” extra study hours while you sleep,
helping to more deeply commit it all to memory.
It’s because your brain is
most open to suggestion in these few minutes before sleep. That “in between” time where
you are no longer fully awake, yet also not yet fully asleep.
question is, will you take control of this golden window of time to
purposefully feed your brain what you want it to commit to a deeper level
inside you, or allow chance to dictate what that might be?
disturbing thought is that this is the time most of us spin through our
worries. Laying there in bed, how many
of us think about the parts of tomorrow we dread, the uncomfortable “what if”s
that fill us with self-doubt, and try to
push away our darkest fears so that we can fall asleep to “escape” these
the idea is that our brain, and the
universe, do not translate the complex
syntax and complicated emotions of what we want versus what we don’t want. Instead, it processes the main words, takes
them at face value, and “helps” us by projecting that out into both our
internal and external universe.
example – you say to yourself
don’t have enough money” or “what if I don’t have enough money”, or “I’m worried that I don’t have enough money”,
the universe replies with helping you manifest the state of not having enough
then says “you’re welcome”.
Dwyer calls it “the power of “I AM”.
talks about the concept of concretely
telling the universe what you want to attract, worded in the positive, as if
you have already achieved it. And
doing this specifically in the quiet moments before you go to sleep.
example – you say to yourself
have enough money for “x””, or “I am so glad I have enough money for “y””, or “Thank
you, I am so grateful that I have enough money for “z””,
the universe will reply with helping you manifest that state of having enough
I started trying to be aware of what my mind was “saying” as it monologued
while I laid in bed trying to fall asleep.
really makes you realize how anxiety based we are. And that we’ve probably been putting a whole
lot of conflicting desires out there into the universe.
I need to make money, but the more
successful I am, the busier I am, and the busier I am, the less time I have to
do the things I want to be doing.
So that is putting out into the
universe that I am, first of all, in the state of “wanting” and “needing”,
which is not the reality I want to manifest.
But also that I am reflecting both
hoping I do, and do not, succeed.
how unknowingly complex our subconscious is?!
we try to be more mindful of what we are “putting out there”.
could say to ourselves “I am so grateful
that I have enough money for “x”, “y”, and “z”, while still having the perfect
amount of free time to do all the things I love to do”.
like how Dr. Dwyer used the term “marinating”.
If we are going to marinate in
our thoughts, why not marinate in positive ones?! If we are going to program the computer that
is ourself, why not program it positively?!
bringing this full circle to our role as pet parents, it opened up new aspects
of Dr. Dwyer’s teaching. Yes, it could
help us manifest being the best “us”s we can be so that we are in the best
place to take care of our animals. Yet,
we can’t teach our animals what to “consciously put out there” into the
universe. But maybe we could be a
channel for them.
let’s think about what we want for our pets, and/or what we think they would
want for themselves. Hmmm….. that last one could get them into trouble, as
“endless bones” and “finally catching that squirrel” probably aren’t really in
their best interest.
now I’ve added “I am so grateful that my
dogs are happy, healthy, and safe” to my “Five Minutes Before Sleep”
get me wrong. I realize this isn’t
magic. No matter how many times I say
before bed that “I am so grateful my dogs learned how to rub my back and vacuum”, they probably aren’t going to surprise me
with either of those any time soon.
I am not a neuro-scientist or psychiatrist with full knowledge of every aspect
of the inner workings of the human brain.
Nor am I a spiritual scholar with full knowledge of every aspect of the
inner workings of the great divine.
I do not intend this to touch on the delicate intricacies of “why bad things
happen to good people”. I will leave
that for the religious scholars. With
the asterisk that sometimes there is no adequate answer.
if this concept which makes psychological and behavioral sense, doesn’t cost
any money, and only takes five minutes of my time while I’m “powering down” for
sleep, why would I not try it?
would we ALL not try it? And be excited
for the potential positive possibilities that it holds……. for ourselves AND for our pets!
Now I lay me down to sleep
I give the universe my
desires to reap
So they attract and manifest
I give my thanks, then get
I didn’t claim to be a poet either :)
So talk to the universe for five minutes tonight.....
and get ready to manifest your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul's desires!
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