Blogger: Julie Slater – “The Lotus Flower”

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a Manifesting Magic course. A friend was beta testing a two-week program. The part-time wizard inside of me was filled with glee – this seemed like a perfect source for my sorcery.


If you’re unfamiliar with manifesting – it’s simply a mindset of intentionally creating what you want. The idea is that everyone has the ability to manifest anything they desire – wealth, jobs, even cheese. 😉

But how do you do it? Let me share what I learned.

The first thing you need to do is decide what you want to manifest. It can be something as simple as finding a parking spot or as big as finding the love of your life. I think with most things, deciding you’re going to do something or deciding that you want something is the first and most important step in achieving it. It’s about being determined and setting an intention.


OK, who’s ready for some manifesting, my lil’ Feelers?!

On Day One, DECLARE! Come up with your mission statement – what do you want? Write it down – make your declaration more concrete.  The more details, the better. Tell others about it, too. Scream it on a mountain top (optional).

On Day Two, RELEASE! Wait, what? Yes. Take that awesome declaration and let it fly up into the sky like a helium balloon. You’re releasing the HOW of your declaration, meaning you let go of how you will receive what you’re looking for. You leave yourself open to all opportunities for the Universe to bring this thing to you. You let go of any ideas you have of HOW this thing should come to you. When you hold on to the HOWs – you block the path. When you give into and trust the Universe, you leave the path clear.

On Day Three, BELIEVE!


  • BELIEVE what you want exists
  • BELIEVE it exists FOR YOU
  • BELIEVE you are deserving of it
  • BELIEVE that it is already on its way to you

Think about that – what you want is already on its way to you! Exciting, right? What’s crazy is – believing this isn’t always that easy. Our mind sometimes likes to find some smack talk – telling us we’re not worthy. But guess what?


Lastly, my favorite day – on Day Four, RECEIVE. What’s nice about this part is you don’t have to do anything here. Not one darn thing. Just sit back. Relax. And leave your arms (and mind) wide open – ready to receive.

Now that you’ve done all the work – DECLARE, RELEASE, BELIEVE, RECEIVE, it’s time to dig deep into the feeling of having what you want. Believe you already have it. And start journaling. Write down how you feel – having gotten what you wanted. Write out what a typical day is like with your new manifested item/life. And keep acting like and allowing yourself to feel like you already have it.  How does it make you feel? Does it bring a smile to your face? Does it make you feel accomplished? Do you sleep better having this thing? Can you touch it? How does it physically feel? How does it feel to tell others about it? Really start feeling this new life. What does your new life look like?

Here, I’ll go first. My fantastic new life:

I have a job(s) that utilizes my talents wildfully (my new made up word) and wonderfully. In this job, I’m also paid a nice salary with delicious benefits. Most importantly, this job jump starts a new era of my career with excessive growth potential. Perhaps with this job, there’s a reason to send me to Europe…and I’ll hop, skip, and jump to Italy with my boyfriend. We have no debts and enjoy a lucrative lifestyle. My boyfriend’s job gives him great satisfaction and pays well. Our dog remains healthy and enjoys life. A soundproof booth also appears for my audio book narration side-hustle. I also book some high-profile voiceover jobs that pad our bank account. I’m wearing fantastic clothes, and shoes, and enjoying dinners with amazing wine and family/friends. There is tons of laughter, and sunlight, and gratitude. Everyone is healthy, with a full belly. This…or something better. 🙏🔥🍷🐾

Notice I ended the description of my new life with: “This…or something better.” I dig this phrase a lot. It means, sure, I would like to manifest THIS…but I’m also OK with manifesting SOMETHING BETTER. That mindset helps you to release the exactness of what you want, even more. It tells the Universe, YES, I want THIS…but hey, if you’ve got something better, I’m cool with that, too. Because sometimes the “exact” thing we want isn’t meant for us.


Ok, now it’s your turn! Talk up your new life. Write it down. Be very specific about what you have gained and how it makes you feel. {BTW – tomorrow (3/20/19) is our next full moon – which happens to be one of the best times to manifest.}

Always remember, you are what you think. Everything happening in your life is a reflection of what is happening inside of you. Whatever you focus on will take shape and manifest into your daily life – whether you like it or not. We can spend so much conscious (and unconscious) time saying negative things to ourselves. Start becoming more aware of your thoughts. And when that pessimistic voice creeps in, flip the script!  And yes, please cue up some REO:

          “So, if you’re tired of the same old story, 

oh, baby, turn some pages.”

      – “Roll With The Changes”, REO Speedwagon

You are the writer of your story, your script. No one else. You write out the plot. You pick the characters. If you’re tired of the same old story, friend, you gotta heed REO’s advice – and turn some pages. Come up with your own version of happily ever after…OR SOMETHING BETTER.



Julie Slater, aka THE LOTUS FLOWER, looooves music. Besides being a rabid fan and musician, you may recognize her voice. She’s a voiceover artist and audiobook narrator ( She’s DJ’d on top stations: 88.5 FM and 100.3 the Sound in LA and 92.3 K-Rock in NYC following Howard Stern.

When she’s not at concerts, you can usually find her meditating or in the kitchen. She has a slight obsession with deep, dark cabernets & small batch whiskey. Namaste!



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