When it comes to the Law of Attraction, there are considered to be 3 essential steps. However, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I have come to believe that this is not the case.
In my opinion, there are 5 essential steps that have to be taken in order to fully utilise the Law. First you have to ask, then you have to believe, then you have to take action, then inspired action and lastly, you have to be ready to receive.
Since starting my journey in 2018, I have done a lot of reading around this subject. I’ve found that many practitioners recommend inspired action, yet in most cases, action is often an overlooked aspect.
I believe that it is important to distinguish between these two steps.
In order to hasten your manifestation goals, it’s important that you do everything you can to assist the Law of Attraction. Put simply, the Law cannot work if you don’t. So, any manifestation action plan should include both kinds of action.
Ok, so, you’ve decided what it is that you are going to ask the universe for and you’ve chosen the practices that you intend to use and now it’s time to decide on the action and the inspired action that you will undertake.
But what exactly does inspired action mean, what’s the difference between action and inspired action and what are examples inspired action that other people have been inspired to take?
Hopefully, this blog post will make that all clear.
How does is inspired action different from action?
Before we get into exactly what inspired action is, it’s important to take a second to talk about how it’s different from action. It might seem like a small differentiation, but it’s actually really important.
Action is any actual, task or ‘to do’ that has to happen in order for your manifestation to come into your life. These are not inspired or creative tasks, these are practical and actual things that need to happen.
So, for example, if you are trying to manifest at trip or a holiday, then perhaps the first step that you need to do is to ensure that your passport is up to date. If it isn’t, then your action would be to renew it. Or if you want to pass your driving test, the universe can’t do all the work for you. In this instance, you are going to have to be the person who books the test, finds an instructor, etc.
Taking action achieves two things – it gets you one step closer to your goal and it shows the universe that you are trusting it to bring it’s manifestation to you.
So, when you are trying to manifest something, take a second to sit down and ask yourself, what action will I have to undertake in order for this to happen? Make a list and ensure that you undertake the steps that need to be taken.
Inspired action, on the other hand, is any task that you are feeling really pulled to undertake. It might be vaguely connected to your manifestation and it might not be connected at all. However, even if it feels unconnected, it should not be ignored, as there might be something in it that leads you down the right pathway.
For example, you might suddenly feel inspired to write a poem. Or you might feel inspired to text a long lost friend. Or, you might even feel drawn towards writing a blog post (hiya!).
These acts might not seem to have any obvious benefit for you but they could be the one step that needs to happen.
Let’s say that you’re trying to manifest a new job and for some reason, you feel drawn to text an old school friend. It doesn’t appear to have any obvious connection right? But that friend could know of the perfect career opportunity for you or perhaps they can introduce you to someone.
I am currently trying to manifest a set amount of money for a particular reason. Since I started this manifestation process, I have felt inspired to do the following;
• Start blogging again
• Design my own LOA worksheets
• Write poetry
• Email an old friend
• Start working on my novel again
None of these has any obvious connection to the goal that I was trying to manifest, but I took the action anyway. I trust that the universe has given me those idea’s for a reason.
Why inspired action matters?
In my opinion, inspired action is a crucial and important aspect of the manifestation process because, without it, you’re probably not going to get anywhere.
If you are being inspired to take action, it can only mean one thing, the universe has heard you, accepted your manifestation and is helping to guide you towards it.
This means that you are in alignment with your goal and ultimately that it is on its way to you.
How do I know what my inspired action is?
That is a really good question because we are bombarded with thoughts and ideas on a daily basis and it would be borderline impossible to act on all of them – trust me, I have tried.
The good news is, not all of these ideas should be undertaken because not all of them will be inspired action. In fact, some of them will be coming from your ego and these ones should be avoided at all costs!
It’s actually really easy to determine which of your ideas are of the inspired kind because inspired ideas will feel a lot better than any of the others. Any action that fills you with dread, makes you feel anxious or comes across as desperate, these are from your ego and are not inspired action at all.
An inspired action will feel good, it will fill you with hope and make you feel excited to undertake it.
Those are the ones that you should follow.
Tips for finding your inspired action
Before you do anything, take a second to empty your mind of thoughts and dedicate a few minutes to meditating each morning. During this period of calm, you might begin to feel the inspired actions entering your mind space but if you don’t, a clear mind will help you to find them during the rest of the day.
On the days when I meditate, I am almost certain to be able to hear my inspired thoughts and on the days when I don’t, I find it impossible to determine them.
So, take a few minutes to do a guided meditation and that will definitely help.
Get on with it //
When it comes to the Law of Attraction, one of the worst things that you can do when it trying to manifest something, is to spend too much time dwelling on it. That stands for the entire manifestation process but is even more important when it comes to the action aspect.
Our job is to ask for what we want and to act on any action that we are given, our job is NOT to try and tell the universe how to go about doing this. The more we try and focus on the ‘how’ or try to force ourselves into inspired action, the more we reinforce that we don’t have it yet.
Like attracts like, so, the more we think about not having it, the less that we will have it. The same applies to inspired action and ideas.
So, instead of trying to force yourself to have idea’s or panicking about the lack of them, just get on with something else.
I’ll give you an example relating to the manifestation that I mentioned earlier.
So, I am trying to manifest a specific sum of money by a specific date and for a specific purpose, but I have no idea how I am going to get it. This was starting to freak me out, so I started to try and force my idea’s, taking pen to paper and getting increasingly frustrated when nothing happened.
It was during this process that I had this realisation and come to the conclusion that I would never fully be able to understand how because there are a wealth of options open to the universe. I just have to know that I am going to get it.
I gave up trying to think of idea’s and instead, I followed a previous inspired action that I had been given – writing this blog post.
Since sitting down to write this post, I have had several new inspired actions given to me and manifested an addition £100 towards my goal.
The harder you try and look for inspired action, the further away it will be. So, get on with something else and let that idea’s come to you on their own accord.
Be hasty //
The universe likes to play tricks on us and that often means that it gives us an idea when we are in the most inappropriate of places. So, it’s not always going to be possible to act on an idea immediately, but when possible, try and act on them as quickly as you can.
Stop looking for a connection //
Writing this blog post had no direct connection to the sum of money that I was trying to manifest and yet, in writing it, I found myself being given a wealth of new ideas and actions.
Stop trying to look for a direct connection between your inspired action and what you are trying to manifest, just trust in the process and let the universe do its thing.