My manifestation mantra process offers a way of aligning yourself with your desired state of being with ease and grace. While it might share a certain fundamental perspective with the Law of Attraction—insofar as I believe that our vibratory state determines how we experience our lives—this is not about “placing an order with the Universe” for a new car or job or relationship. Rather than getting caught up in what we do or don’t see in our physical lives, we place our attention at the higher level of our Brilliant System.

Manifestation mantras are about embodying more and more of your higher Self, and moving through your life in alignment with its truth—in other words, living from your Brilliant System. Because you consistently breathe yourself back to center into wholeness, everything you think, say, and do is born of this vital energy. Your mantra will bring you into alignment with your life force and into the experience of synchronicity in the flow of life.

It bears emphasizing that this process sprung organically from my the matrix of my life, at a time when I was so burned out and in grief that I had no energy to engage anyone else’s healing services. The manifestation mantra process, in short, is a product of my own Brilliant System. Without knowing it at the time, I started healing myself when my very first mantra came to me. Over the years, my mantras have taught me how to work with my brilliant system and move with grace through the spiral of life.

Each year my mantra brings me more than I could ever imagine, and I’ve been inspired to share this process generously.

HOW DO I GET MY MANTRA? You can call your very own mantra in! The manifestation mantra process consists of four simple steps:

  1. Connect with your Brilliant System.
  2. Ask your higher mind to show you your learning edge.
  3. Call in your mantra.
  4. Ask your physical mind to hold an intention to remain in alignment.

I give more detailed instructions in my manifestation mantra post series below. They are a series of channeled writings written in a spiraling fashion to provide clearings along the way through a spiraling structure. I recommend reading the series all the way through and giving it a go yourself. Followers on Instagram experienced shifts simply by reading along, and many were able to move through the entire process on their own, healing old trauma.

CAN I GET SOME HELP WITH THIS? Let me hold space for you as you connect with your Brilliant System and undergo your mantra process. I also support you in related clearing work.

Brilliant Self

Yay! [Y]our guidance and steps to my ‘brilliant self’ … helped me recall many moments when I’ve been in this state and now I want to live fully in this place of Self.

Lee Russell

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