2023 September 25 Manifestation vs EnvisionmentSep 26, 2023
Hi, this is Jim Cranston from 7EveryMinute and 7EveryMinute.com, the podcast, a website about reimagining your life. Thanks for joining me today to talk about manifestation versus envisionment. So let's get started. If you like what you hear today, please leave a like, tell your friends, send me a message.
So, based upon some readings and questions, I decided to look briefly into how manifestation, which has again become quite popular, compares to life envisionment, which is how we approach reimagining your life.
I've been exposed to manifestation by some of my mentors. both in conjunction with or as a separate approach to life envisionment. I did a little research over the past few weeks and wanted to give you my initial impressions of how the two compare. Are they mutually exclusive to each other? Are they complementary? Are they two parallel approaches to moving your life forward? My very initial reaction was wondering if it’s manifestation or an effective planning and envisionment? There are a lot of points where they overlap, but then there are some real differences.
I was focusing on this particular book, which was recommended to me. Dollars Flow to Me Easily by Richard Dotts. It's only 85 pages, but despite the small size, it's not really a quick read. There are a lot of subtle ideas to think about ,and I've spent a few nights going back to a page and thinking about it, and then going back and looking at some of the earlier thoughts to see how they all tie together. It's an interesting book. One big emphasis is on clearing your mind instead of focusing on the problem, and then just letting the decision come to you rather than trying to reason it out.
Richard Dotts hits that many, many times in a lot of different ways. He also emphasizes that you first have to know what you really want. You should have your desires well defined, or else you'll never know if you've attained them. That should sound familiar, because we talk about the same thing with envisionment.
This particular book is all about money. His argument is that instead of saying Money's a problem, I don't have enough money, how am I going to pay my bills? You're always focusing on the negative emotions of it and Inadvertently, it turns into essentially negative self talk. We've talked about how damaging that is. You tend to go In your life where you're actually focusing your attention. So if you focus on money problems, then you're going to create for yourself more money problems, which isn't what we want to do at all. We're trying to solve those things.
So instead, part of his approach is that you don't ask for a particular outcome. You just live and feel like that outcome is kind of inevitable. You really emphasize the feeling part of it. So manifestation is really woo woo, right? Or is it just the same common sense steps that we're taking? Often it's presented in a woo woo fashion, and I think it's a mixture of common sense techniques like we often speak about, but it's also mixed with a really healthy dose of allowing yourself to truly open your mind to powers beyond yourself.
The universe is a really big place. There's a lot of knowledge going around. There's an effect that the scientists finally had to admit really happens where if two people are talking about each other, their brains can actually synchronize. Their brainwaves actually synchronize very quickly (over a course of less than a minute or two sometimes). One comes into synchronization with the other and they truly are feeling each other.
So we talk about things in the universe affecting us. That's really not such a silly thought to my way of thinking. There's a lot of ways to look at the universe, a lot of ways to look at how we all interact together. You could argue pretty effectively that opening your mind and just putting out what you need, you will start to get input from other places. That's the basis, from what I have been able to tell.
One basis of manifesting things is that you're just letting the universe flow into you, and that you already have the answer inside you. The universe will just help pull it out and make it clear to you. That is manifestation.
Now on to envisionment. As we approach it, envisionment is picturing your ideal situation, getting buy-in from your brain, and then living a life focused on that dream, according to your plan. It starts by identifying your core principles, the same as Richard Dotts recommends starting out.
Then you envision your ideal life in every single way, in every minor detail, using all your senses, the sounds you hear, the smells you smell, what your success feels like. Make it a vision board, move ahead to total immersion in what you think would be your true vision of a happy life.
In reality, this is actually pretty similar to manifestation as described by Mr. Dotts. He emphasizes the need to feel how reaching your inner self in unison with the universe would feel to you. Once you have your vision, we recommend working back to the present, remembering how you solved your problems when they came up. In the manifestation approach, you actually feel that and you let it settle into you. Then the solutions will become clear. We're using different words describing the same sort of situation, when you think about it.
But in our technique, we then determine the long and short term goals that lead towards your life vision, focus on seeing your vision and working towards your goals, then remembering, by working backwards from there, that most problems are solvable. So envisionment and manifestation seem to diverge here, because as Dotts presents it, there's no benefit and much potential harm from trying to plan your way to success based upon a solution and trying to plan your way there. He feels that just taking the feelings in the universe will guide you better if you have an open mind.
However, I feel there's some semantics going on here, because one of our reasons for starting with the vision and getting buy-in from your brain is so that your brain can then go off on its own to find a solution. I'd suggest that this is really allowing your brain to tap into both its own previous knowledge and the knowledge that exists all around us.
So perhaps the big apparent difference isn't quite as large as it first appears. In comparing manifestation and envisionment, we see that in many respects, it's just two ways to look at the same process. Both emphasize that you have the answer within you and that you should focus on the vision rather than focusing on the problems.
Both also emphasize that we should be in unity with ourselves and consistent in our own beliefs. Manifestation emphasizes waiting to find the answers, that they will just appear from the universe in general if we open our minds to them. Envisionment emphasizes that we give our minds the freedom to see the vision it already has in itself, and then let it work backward to the present to help guide our goals.
But both actually follow very similar paths. It's just different presentations. That's really the biggest difference between them. In the actions that we're taking in both methods, they're very similar in most respects. Envisionment and goal setting are more proactive, but the focus on open-mindedness and manifestation is relevant in terms of allowing your mind to work without presumptions.
So, that's a very short overview. I hope you found it useful and interesting to compare manifestation and envisionment. In reality, they have more in common than they do in difference. I've been involved with manifestation through some of my mentors, and I was always struck by how the concepts didn't really seem that far away from each other when they were brought back to the basics. They tend to come back to very similar roots. Now that we looked at it a little closer, we can see that it is more in the approach and which technique you're more comfortable with, because whatever you're more comfortable with, that's probably going to be more effective for you and your own belief system.
So that's it for the evening. I hope you can see how envisionment and manifestation share many common traits and have similar outcomes, with a different emphasis. Neither one is right or wrong. It's really about what works best for you. So your homework(always optional) is to think about your vision and whether you feel more comfortable just holding the feeling of your vision to see if that brings you to where you want to be, or actively thinking about ways to put yourself into situations likely to lead to a particular outcome.
Extra points if you spend a few days trying both approaches to solve a short term challenge. I know a few days is not very long at all. It's a very short time. I would expect both techniques should be able to give you some sense of what the next opportunity may bring.
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