Manifesting Peace: The Art of Calling Peace
Manifesting peace can feel difficult when you’re going through a tough time.
It goes without saying that at the end of the day, we all just want a peaceful life.
Fortunately, there are many things we can do to begin calling peace into our lives.
What is peace?
True peace is about being free of worries. It is about having clarity of mind and a strong sense of groundedness. It is about experiencing an inner stillness.
Having peace doesn’t mean that your surroundings are necessarily quiet or traditionally peaceful. Rather, it means that despite the chaos of your environment, you’re able to go to a still place within.
If you’re searching for peace, you don’t need to look very far. Although many people try to search for peace externally, true peace can only be cultivated within.
According to Ashley Davis Bush, therapist and author of The Little Book of Inner Peace: Simple Practices for Less Angst, More Calm, “this calm, compassionate, deep awareness is actually within each person. It's as if we have a deep reservoir of peacefulness and serenity inside us. What we have to learn to do is tap into it.”
Rather than thinking you need to take a trip to Bali or spend a week in the mountains of Tibet to find peace, know that the peace you’re longing for has been dwelling within you all along.
The work is in tapping into it.
What is manifestation?
Manifestation is the act of bringing something into your life via belief and attraction, whether you’re doing it intentionally or not.
We are all manifesting all of the time. When we learn how to manifest with intention, we’re able to attract our desires into our life.
Many people hear the term manifestation and assume that it’s only related to material items. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
We can manifest situations, friends, partners, jobs, and even emotional states of being.
Everything that is in our current reality, we have manifested. Even the things we may not like.
For instance, let’s say you’re in a relationship with someone who doesn’t treat you well and makes you feel small.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, why would I want to manifest someone like this into my life?
In this case, take a look at how you feel about yourself. Do you struggle with self-esteem and self-worth? Do you think you aren’t deserving of an amazing partner who treats you well and sees the world in you?
When you don’t see the world in yourself, you’ll manifest more people into your life who are the same.
In this way, whatever we put out is what we get back. Our external reality is simply a mirror for where we are internally.
For many people, what they desire most is peace.
6 Tips for manifesting peace
There are many practises and techniques you can use for manifesting peace within your life.
Below are 6 practises for you to try out in order to tap into your inner reservoir of peace.
Meditation for manifesting peace
Meditation is so widely practised due to its life-changing effects.
With regards to manifesting peace, meditation allows you the space to spend time with yourself, one on one.
You are afforded the opportunity to escape the chaos of the outside world and step into your mind.
And when your mind is the chaos? Meditation helps you observe the noise rather than get consumed by it.
You realise through meditation that your thoughts are separate from you, just as external as the world around you is.
When you realise and experience this, it inherently gives way to an internal sense of calm and peace.
A perspective shift for manifesting peace
This can be easier said than done, but sometimes a shift in perspective can help us when it comes to manifesting peace within our lives.
The difficulty in shifting perspective can be if we have a lack of awareness. Shifting our perspective entails knowing what our initial perspective is to begin with, and becoming aware of the thoughts surrounding it.
Sometimes, our perspective on a situation can do more harm for us than good. We often don't even realise that we are harbouring an unhelpful perspective.
Shifting perspective helps us release the power that we are giving to things in our external world, like people or situations.
In every season of our lives and with every story, with every day, we have a choice to shift our perspective from complaining to gratitude, from victim to hero, and from hopeless to hopeful.
Shifting our perspective into a more useful and helpful one can help us in manifesting peace by providing us with clarity, ease, understanding, and calm.
Self-care for manifesting peace
Practicing self-care puts you on the vibration of love. This is because self-care is an act of love towards oneself.
When you feel love, this helps you with manifesting peace and gaining serenity within your life.
There are many ways to practice self-care that expand beyond bubble baths and face masks.
Although those things are lovely, self-care can also come in the form of putting up boundaries and saying no to someone when you would normally say yes out of feelings of obligation.
Self-care can also mean spending time with people who make you laugh, or taking a mental health day from work because you know you need a break.
Other forms of self-care are allowing yourself to do the things that you feel bad for doing, such as having a Netflix marathon.
Allowing time for the things that make us feel good (that aren’t destructive, of course) is a form of self-care.
Gratitude for manifesting peace
Practising gratitude puts us on the vibration of abundance because we are intentionally focusing on all that we have. Not only does this make us feel thankful and warm, but it provides a gateway for manifesting peace.
Many studies have been conducted on the power of gratitude. Once you get into the habit of intentionally practising gratitude, it becomes second nature, helping to change how you inherently walk through your day. By practising gratitude regularly, you'll find yourself organically looking at what you're grateful for when the hiccups in life do come up.
A great way to begin intentionally practising gratitude is by incorporating it into your day. You can do this by creating a gratitude list in a journal or in the notes section of your phone every morning after you wake up or every evening as you get ready for bed.
You can formulate the list whatever way you like, whether you decide to list three things a day that you're grateful for, 10 things a day that you're grateful for, or just one thing that you’re really grateful for, and expanding on why you're so grateful for it.
Another technique for incorporating gratitude intentionally into your day is by practising gratitude with a cue. For example, if you drive to work every day and pass the same sign or go under the same bridge, you can choose those things as your cue. Whenever you see them on your drive to work, you can think of three things that you're grateful for.
Techniques like these are simple ways to begin incorporating gratitude into your day so you can start manifesting peace.
Acceptance for manifesting peace
Sometimes, our resistance to the things happening around us can cause more suffering to us than the actual event itself. Resisting the things happening around us that are out of our control causes more friction within us, and pulls us farther away from tapping into our inner peace. However, if we accept the things around us that we cannot control, this allows us to find alignment with our inner peace.
We constantly have a choice to practise acceptance. For example, let's say you abruptly get fired from your job. Rather than looking for a new job, you can't help but think of what could have gone wrong, how awful you feel, how you don't feel worthy of having a new job, and how you feel like a failure. Ruminating in these thoughts for an extended period of time can make the situation significantly worse.
In a situation like this, it's important to allow yourself to grieve the loss of the job and your emotions surrounding it, and then accept that it already happened and that it can't be changed. Some things are simply out of our control.
The beautiful thing, however, is that we can decide what happens next. We can either ruminate and wallow for weeks and months on end without pursuing another job, or we can accept that this has already happened and start looking for the next job, which will probably be an even better fit for us. Part of acceptance is understanding that things generally play out the way they do for a reason, and that things will always work out for us in the end.
It isn’t easy, but acceptance is a skill that can be practised and honed, and will eventually become second nature. Accepting the things we can't control allows us to flow with life, thereby manifesting peace rather than causing ourselves more suffering.
Step into the energy
One of the fundamental practices of manifestation is to embody the thing that you desire.
If you desire to manifest peace, what does peace look like for you?
Sometimes when something can feel so far away, it's hard for us to imagine what it would be like to actually have it. But the way that we attract things that we want is by putting ourselves on the vibration of that thing, and we have a choice to do that at any given moment.
So when manifesting peace, think of what that would feel like for you...
- How would it feel in your body?
- What kind of thoughts would you have?
- Would your mind be still?
- What would a still mind feel like?
- How would you carry yourself?
- How would you interact with other people?
- What would your days look like?
By allowing ourselves to intentionally step into the energy of peace, even if only for a few minutes per day, we bring ourselves closer to manifesting the peace we so desire.
A final note on manifesting peace
Remember that peace, like all other emotions and states of being, stems from within.
Nothing outside of you can give you true peace. Only you can give this to yourself.
Keep in mind that for all of these practises, consistency is key, and will provide the gateway for the true, deep-rooted peace you desire. If you want to learn more about manifestation, why not connect with like-minded others within our Community platform and create your own group of interest?
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