Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Manifesting Sunrises

It's funny how simple pictures can make a dramatic impact on your life once you really see them for what they are. Take this simple picture. It's a beautiful sunrise coming over the Smoky Mountains taken the second week of October '07.

I've had this picture in my files and when I wanted a different backdrop for the background on my monitor, I chose that one. My daughter had printed out this one and a couple others and put them in frames for her wall, and I have to admit they were beautiful.

But, even hanging there on the wall, I never really studied them.

This morning, I had gotten up after a particularly weird dream which left me such a fantastic mood, I can't even begin to explain it. I don't even remember the dream; only, I knew it left me with this manifesting feeling. And, when I saw this picture greeting me first thing in the morning, it only confirmed the fact that this sunrise was the last thing I saw before I went to bed.

Incidentally, I'm going to be representing Dyan Garris in March for her Manifesting Money book, and I don't know whether I had that on the brain or what, but I got up thinking how great I was going to make the rest of my life and the screensaver empowered this manifesting feeling.

Manifesting. Such a neat word. In the dictionary, it says, "tr.v. man·i·fest·ed, man·i·fest·ing, man·i·fests : To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal: "Mercedes . . . manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria" (Jack London)."

To show or demonstrate plainly.

Sometimes things manifest themselves and sometimes you need to make things manifest for you. In March, Dyan will show you how to make things manifest for you; in particular, making money, so that should be a really interesting tour.

Back to the picture, and why I believe it gives me manifesting power, is this.

If I stare at it long enough, I can bring back that time. Have you ever taken a picture and memories rushed back, taking you back to that time and place? But, some pictures really have an emotional impact on you because it makes you remember something that happened in your past that brought back feelings. Feelings of happiness. Feelings of joy. Feelings of self-worth.

Not all pictures will bring back those kinds of feelings but I want to concentrate right now on the ones that do.

If I go back and look at all the pictures I have taken over my lifetime, the ones that really have an impact on me are the ones in which my children are in or even childhood pictures of myself. They invoke emotional feelings.

So, I am surprised at how this picture of a sunrise over the Smoky Mountains can have such impact as my children are not in it, nor am I.

But...the thing is...some pictures are looked upon as something quite completely different and they are what I call manifesting pictures.

This picture "showed" or "manifested" power...power within me to do what I have to do to get what I want to get or go where I want to go.

I remember taking this picture on our last morning in the Smokies. The cabin was haunted to beat all. I had to sleep in one of the haunted rooms and believe me, I stayed up as late as I could and then woke up before the sun came up so that I could get out of that room.

I had to walk the dog before the sun came up because animals weren't allowed (you didn't hear it from me) so I hurriedly did that, poured me a fresh cup of coffee, and went out to the deck to smoke (wasn't allowed either).

I knew rain was coming as was forecasted, so the clouds were even lower than usual in the mountains, but when I first saw that sun peeking through, it was like The Higher Powers had opened up the doors.

I had been dying to go home because mainly the place was haunted, but it was like something came over me, sitting outside on the deck watching the sun peeking through the clouds with a brilliance only pictures can tell the whole story, and I sat there. Completely mesmorized.

It's something about the mountains that gives me reborn life. For some, it's the ocean, for others, the mountains and probably a million other things, but the mountains give me strength. That last morning, seeing this for the first time was what I needed. I had not been "feeling" it this go around. I had been to the mountains three other times in my life, and something was missing from this trip. I attributed it to the fact I'd already been there and seen just about all there was to see.

But, this picture...was a first.

Manifesting sunrises...starting each day with the feeling that today I'm going to make count.

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  1. Beautiful picture...and beautiful post, too.

  2. There is a magic in those mountains. I didn't understand it when I lived there because I was to caught up in the unhappiness of my life, but something tugged at me. Now looking back I know it was the glory of creation itself calling to a quiet place inside of me I needed to focus on. I haven't been back to that area in ten years now, but I do long to visit. Once in awhile I hear the wind saying "come home".

  3. Wow! That is exceptional, Dorothy. Your post touches the heart and soul. Here is a very important part of manifesting that just "dawned" on you: We do not manifest from a place of ego. We manifest from a place of alignment with the universe. Here is the channeled angelic verse from my Island-Sunrise card (Voice of the Angels-A Healing Journey Spiritual Cards)"The sun that's rising slowly is but a glimmer of what to be; so know that as you go along, we are here with thee." We are definitely not alone here and a photograph like the one you have here reminds us of that.


  4. Autumn, when I read your comment, I got tears in my eyes because THAT'S IT! No one can understand it unless you have been there. It's a very strong spiritual pull I'm feeling and, like you said, magic...pure magic...if you've never believed in magic, go to the Smokies and find out what I'm talking about and come back and leave a comment. No matter where home is, THIS is the home you need to be.

  5. "The sun that's rising slowly is but a glimmer of what to be; so know that as you go along, we are here with thee." We are definitely not alone here and a photograph like the one you have here reminds us of that.

    Isn't that beautiful, Dyan. It's like the higher powers are teasing us, isn't it?


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