For me, the short answer to this question is that you don’t. You don’t manifest anything overnight. Even if you reach that point where you’re at the apex and going over a cliff, it may seem as though everything happened instantly and fell into place, but it’s almost always the result of many days and months and hours of preparation that goes under the radar.
To be honest, I think this is what held me back for a long time. I’d have such big visions of what I wanted to achieve, and it seemed so far from where I was- it felt like there was no point in trying. It was too overwhelming. But the thing that does keep me going is finding the small nuggets of joy and forward motion and moving consistently towards that.
When I was little, the first inkling I had that I wanted to do music was seeing a concert on PBS of Yanni performing at the Acropolis in Greece. I just had a feeling in my heart that I wanted to be able to create something big like that and share it with people. When you’re young, you don’t have a concept that things are too big or too hard or that you’re not qualified. You just know what you want and go towards it. Luckily, I feel like I never totally lost that, although I do hesitate and doubt myself way more than I should. But I’m trying to hold that big vision, still. Moving towards it every day and doing something that brings me closer to it. Sometimes it’s music related. Sometimes it’s simply doing something that is nourishing my soul to help me become the the kind of person who can receive it. Either way, it’s important to make it fun and achievable.
So for me this year, that looked like: writing what I was feeling, potentially creating songs and channeling all the big emotional stuff, recording and mixing, tweaking a little at a time, reaching out to people who seem to be on the same wavelength, and creating something. [see above picture!] Not holding too tightly to the reins is important. Let your vision guide you, but allow the path to be fluid. Allow surprises and synchronicities to bring you where you need to be. Magic will find you if you let it.✨