Life is a wild landscape of lessons, from hardship to abundance we are all striving for a sense of meaning and personal power. Every year we collectively grow and learn more about how to create the world we want to live in – and become the people that we want to be. The key to this process is effective manifestation. And Its probably not what you think!


SO many people feel disillusioned, frustrated and annoyed that it seems easy for some to ‘manifest’ what they want, and it just doesn’t seem to work right for them. With so much BS misinformation out there, it is tough to discover what actually WORKS.


So you want to start manifesting and get results in the real world, am I right?



Most coaches will tell you that manifestation is 90% mindset and 10% action. I’ve been hearing it for years now in the spiritual community!  Well I’m here to call BS on that outdated and full of holes strategy for creating abundance.

As a yoga teacher and long time fitness advocate I have learned, along with millions of other fitness and wellness professionals, that in order to get the results you are looking for you have to take action.

Dreaming about a healthy, vibrant and strong body is not going to deliver. This is just as true for any type of goal, ESPECIALLY abundance goals. If you want results you have to take action and DO something about it – that’s a spiritual fact.

The truth is you cannot create results without taking action. In fact it’s a law of the universe I’m sure you’ve heard about called karma. –Karma is a little bit different than what the main stream tells us it is. Karma is a neutral force that returns to you the energy that you put out in the world.

Now the key here is that that energy is returned in the same energetic form as it was created. So if you are trying manifesting tools using affirmations and positive thinking, the law of karma will return to you more affirmations and positive thinking. If you want physical world results like money, a new job and a better physique, then you have to take physical real world action. 



Having a clear and focused mindset is a wonderful foundation to building any action based results off of. But it is the FIRST step in goals achievement and dream creation, not the ONLY step. Our minds are powerful things but they are built to generate ideas that are meant to motivate you and turn into action.

So many people get caught on this step it is insanely frustrating. And OH I have been there! I have searched and studied for the perfect ‘mind hack’ meditation-manifestation tool out there that will magically create the most abundant life that I can dream of. Let me tell you, it does not exist!


The real hack here is taking action on aligned ideas. Although learning what is aligned for you takes practice, It is WAY simpler than you might think. It is as simple as aligning to your inner truth or soul and then taking action.



What Really Is Aligned Action?


Its is an action that takes us further into becoming who we truly desire to be, and also therefore the person who is leading the life we want to lead.

So how do you discover what would be an aligned action?

Luckily, THAT is the meat of this article my friend.

I have created a five step process that helps you hack into your own mind, discover the alignment you are currently desiring to manifest and figure out how to begin taking actions towards that goal. This is true PRACTICAL manifestation that has 100% chance of delivering real world results. Because action=results.






Identify YOUR desire, goal, thing or experience that you want to manifest.

Having a clear idea of exactly what you want is the first step in creating results. This is where mindset is relevant. In order to have a true desire you have to know what it is that you want, and be willing to take action to get there.

That means generating confidence, as well as understanding yourself enough to know what it is that you really want. This doesn’t have to be a big and crazy goal either.

Sometimes it is best to start small. As you develop confidence that you will receive results from your actions, you can begin to work on bigger and bigger goals.





Identify the feeling of having that desire. What would it really feel like to have the dream? Be honest! What does it really feel like to have/experience and be living fully into the manifestation goal that you are moving towards? Get specific! Is it Success? Joy? Satisfaction? Remember – “Happy” sounds like something that everybody wants! And is therefore the least specific feeling. Lots of different things make you happy – this is not a strong or specific enough emotion for the exercise. The goal with this step is to give power behind WHY you want the goal, as well as be truthful about the reasons behind achieving the goal in the first place.





 Identity a new and specific action that makes you feel the same way as your True feeling from step 2. This is a vital step in the system! And another great opportunity to be totally raw and honest with yourself.

What is something that you can actually DO that also generates the same type of feeling that is aligned with the manifestation goal? This is a multifaceted step because there are many different types of actions.

There are direct actions – like doing something that obviously assist you in achieving the goal. As well as indirect actions – that support you in other life area supporting you in energetically achieving the feeling.

You want a fair mix of both types of actions. So for this exercise it is best to pick two actions.

One direct action, and one indirect action.


EXAMPLE: Say your true desire is creating your own thriving business. And the true feeling of that desire is success. The true alignment to that feeling would be something that also makes you FEEL successful. Such as; building a beautiful website (Direct action), working on fitness goals (indirect action). Both of these things are aligned because they carry the same energetic quality in your experience.






Do the actions discovered in step 3.

I know, I know, it seems so obvious now. But in truth this is the hardest part.

Because we are so used to hearing that all we have to do is generate a positive mindset, we have been programmed to expect that things will happen if we just think about them, read about them, and then let them simmer down.

Alas, that is not what will get results. ACTIONS get results.

So in this step it is vital to step a little bit outside of your comfort zone and kick it in gear! If there is a time to trust in the universe, this is it my friend!

Know that once you begin to move into action, especially new, exciting, aligned action, you will begin generating results aligned to your goal. Sometimes it can be over whelming to create change in your life. But if you truly want it (TRUE DESIRE) then you must take TRUE ACTION.

Doing things that are ALIGNED with the energy or the feeling behind the desire will lead you in its direction. Follow the energy of the desire and become the person who experiences that feeling and live your best life!






Keep your eyes open! Watch what happens when you take action on the things that you want. This is the final step in the process.

Not only does this step confirm this TRUE MANIFESTATION method, it also allows you a birds eye view of manifestation for yourself.

This is the quickest way to build confidence!

The proof is in the pudding.





Doing this process and getting results will stimulate more ideas and actions that are aligned to the desired goal. Which will inevitability stimulate more ideas about other actions you can take to get what you are looking to manifest.

Continue to act on these ideas! This is where mindset comes in play again. If you start getting results that you like don’t get in your own way and stop acting! These positive results are signs that you are doing the right thing to get to your goal, KEEP IT UP.

HOWEVER if you start to get results that are NOT aligned to your end goal or do not make you feel the way you want to feel, It is time to reconsider why you want that goal.

Do you really desire the thing you are trying to manifest? Is it truly what you want? Start back at step one and get REAL honest with yourself. This process is not for anybody else but you babe.



Here are some additional guidelines about manifestation to keep in mind to make sure you experience fun, uplifting and TRULY abundant results :

ALWAYS keep in mind that manifesting someone else to do something for you is not true manifestation. We are always at free will and choice and as such we cannot control what others do or create. Trying to do so will create immediate negative results and ends up reflecting poorly in our experience.

We are all unique and built differently. The key to all of this manifesting business is having a sense of who you are and what makes you unique. Do it your way. Weather that looks like someone else s scene or not, if it feels right to you go with it! Regardless of what others say and think.

Finally, Trust your own process. Yes mindset is important. But you have to take action in the physical world to get physical world results. Take it from a fitness instructor. Dreaming about a lossing weight and envisioning that is a fun thing, but unless you step up to the plate and do the work to create that reality, all it is is a dream. That said, you can’t do it all in one day. Taking it one step at a time and being willing to allow yourself to rest and reflect is what builds lasting changes.

To your infinite joy!



Zan Dean

Zan Dean

Owner Of Shakti Visions

Zan Dean is a certified yoga teacher, fitness professional, and spiritual consulting entrepreneur. Through her work with Soul Realignment and Buti Yoga Zan offers a grounded perspective on movement and spirituality. Her mission is to aide women in discovering how to effectively create their dreams in the world through practical real world action. Check out Zan‘s website for more information on creating practical aligned action and discovering in depth transformational information about your soul.

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