I was introduced to this manifestation practice several months ago but finally got to try it out for myself! And all I have to say is WOW, it really does work! I literally did the 2 cup method one day and the NEXT morning I received my desired reality. I know that it doesn’t necessarily work instantaneously, but in this situation it did and it can for you.
SCIENCE BEHIND THE 2 CUP METHOD
The backstory behind it goes to the element of water and how intentionality can change it. In the early 1990’s Dr. Masaru Emoto studied water molecules as they froze. He noticed a huge difference between clean spring water and contaminated water and how the water would form icicles as it froze. What was interesting is that he saw similarities when he would blare loud rock music versus classical music. The same differences with prayer/intention over the water versus nothing and post it notes of kind words versus mean words
As we can see there is a huge difference between the frozen water molecules when there were positive words versus negative words. This was simply a post it note that was placed outside the cup and left over night! So going back to the 2 Cup Method, this is using this science to manifest your desired reality.
How to do the 2 Cup Method
- Grab 2 cups, some water, post it notes and a pen/marker
- On 2 post it notes, you’re going to write out what your current reality is and what you want your desired reality to be and this would be your goal or whatever it is you want happen
3. Next, you’ll go ahead and place them on two cups and pour water into your current reality
4. Now this is the KEY step. As you transition to focusing on your desired reality, you’re going to focus in on the emotion of what it would be like when your desired reality comes to fruition. Are you going to feel gratitude, really envision yourself in that moment, wow it’s going to feel so exciting, worthwhile, you’re going to feel so full that your cup is overfloweth and that the more abundance you feel the more you will continue to attract into your life. As you continue to feel those beautiful emotions, go ahead and pour this beautiful vision into your desired reality cup and drink up!
5. After you drink up your desired reality, you might not necessarily feel a difference. You might feel more light and calmer as you tap into those positive vibrations because it’s a very short meditation/mindfulness activity. However, what you’ll want to do is put this post it somewhere you’ll see often like a vision board, a bathroom mirror, fridge, etc.
HAVE A BLAST WITH IT
The universe works on lag usually, so it can take some time for your desired reality to come to life and that can be hard for those of us who struggle with patience, AKA me lol but continue to put in work and don’t completely obsess over the thought either. So let it flow and you can easily focus on other things as well in the mean time.
Hope you enjoyed this blog post and let me know if you actually try it! Until next time, keep your vibrations high and continue to embrace the beautiful Goddess that you are!
Journaling is by far one of the most helpful activities for me, especially when I’m feeling exceptionally overwhelmed with all that I have to do. Whether it be list making to figure out what my priorities are or just brain dumping, I think it’s just so helpful to just write or type out whatever it is you need to get out. Sometimes, it’s just a lot easier to see it visually than have it feel discombobulated in your head.
For me I have several types of physical and electronic journals that I keep. They all serve different purposes because I like knowing that all my business ideas are kept in one journal, all of my gratitude lists are in a separate one. The cool thing is that you can choose to have however many or little, what kind you want that best suits your life style.
In this post I want to share 9 different types of journals that you can have to uplevel your life and manifest what you want!
1. PERSONAL JOURNAL
This is the kinda journal that you keep for all of your emotions, or whatever it is you’re going through. This is a great one to start out with, especially when you’re first starting out because it’s just all in one place, dated and easy to carry around!
2. A GOALS JOURNAL
I absolutely love goal journals, I literally write all my hopes and dreams in this one. I create lists in this, whether it be a summer bucket list or a 30 year old list – which is a list of everything I want to come to fruition by 30. These are the things you want in life, however big or scary! You write that ish down!
3. GRATITUDE JOURNAL
This is the kinda journal you write everything you’re grateful for. Often, I’ll go through major ruts and that’s when I’ll really use the heck out of this journal. Usually, I’ll write in it at night and write down 3 things I was grateful for that day. You can also write it down in the AM, when you’re going through your morning routine, you can write down all that you’re grateful for, like last night’s sleep, or your health, etc.
4. MEDITATION JOURNAL
This is by far one of my most powerful journal entries. I seriously LOVE looking back on what I write down from my visions because they can easily inspire other ideas later on. So how you would use this is that after a meditation, usually a visual meditation you write down EVERYTHING you saw, or felt in your meditation!
5. BUSINESS JOURNAL
If you have a side hustle or are wanting to start one, I’d highly recommend having a separate journal for your business ideas! That way they’re all in one place, whether it be an idea for a TikTok video or a brand new start up! Regardless of what it is, write all of those ideas in this journal. Sometimes, if I meditate and visualize something regarding business, I’ll write it in this journal!
6. Abundance Journal
This is something I recently started up and I’m really appreciating it! This is where you write down everything you receive in monetary dollars. Whether it be a coffee inkind or that you recently got paid, go ahead and write down the amount, and it can be an estimate too if you’re not entirely sure. The thought around it is when you focus on what you’re receiving you become more grateful for all that is coming in. And the more you focus on that energy, the more you’ll attract more abundance into your life!
7. Quotes Journal
If you’re a lover of positive quotes and affirmations but you never know where to write them down? This is your answer! There are some quotes that I come across and I’m just like man, that’s good… so this is where these will go. And if you don’t have your journal with you, that’s okay you can quickly type it in your notes app on your phone or jot it in your planner, etc. And then easily transfer it later. For me, I just type it in my phone for easy access.
8. PRAYER JOURNAL
This I learned from a movie I watched called the WAR ROOM and essentially a war room is a prayer room but if you don’t have space for that, you can easily put your prayers and petitions into a journal. Whether it be praying for someone who is ill, or faith and encouragement on an upcoming project write it down!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and hope that one of these journals will speak to you. Please note that if it all sounds too overwhelming that’s ok! You can start with just one, but know that there are so many types out there for you and choose what will serve you the most! Let me know if you journal and what kinda of journals are your favorite? Until next time beauties!
As everyone begins binge watching Netflix’s Selling Sunset, I realized that while we love the drama and dreaming about our own million dollar homes, there are some really intricate lessons being taught here.
For those of you who don’t know what Selling Sunset is, it’s a show about a brokerage/real estate firm that are headed by two twin brothers and staffed by beautiful young real estate agents in the heart of Beverly Hills. They specialize in selling million dollar homes but the drama is what gets you hooked on this show. Regardless of the problems, I feel it resonates with people because at the end of the day they are real life problems that you and I are faced with too. And as I watched this show unfold, I couldn’t help but actually be inspired by the hustle. Here are 12 Life Lesson themes, I took away.
Life Lessons from Selling Sunset
1. A successful career takes hustling your tail off
It’s not just about dilly dallying and putting in your hours until you can clock out. It’s about going above and beyond, putting your heart and soul into, after hours, over the weekend that really creates that dream come true career.
2. Making meaningful connections is what creates trust
The moment these buyers walk in the door of an open house, these agents are hoping that one will stick out as a serious buyer but what can influence someone to convert are the real connections you make. When they realize you’re in it for their benefit and that you just genuinely want to create a relationship, that is when trust occurs.
3. If you have a problem with someone or something, go to the source
On Season 1, you see Crishell and Christine really go at it when Crishell first starts at the firm. After a lot of turmoil, you see Crishell just exhausted about everything and decides that she doesn’t need to be friends with Christine. But at the end of the season, you see Christine actually giving her a genuine apology for things that happened, and that was the beginning of a new relationship.
While Crishell still holds up her guard which is understandable, I’m really impressed that Christine approached her and attempted to actually have a conversation to clear the air. Which at the end of the day, is honestly a better move because it’s going to suck more if you’ve gotta put in all this effort to ignore or avoid someone. It’s just better to go to the source and clear the air.
4. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, people appreciate it
This is something I can sometimes struggle with, especially coming from a Vietnamese descent, my parents taught me that I don’t speak up and question authority at an early age. So often times, I still do struggle with that. But you see everyone on the show speaking their mind, and usually people appreciate it. And if they don’t it’s probably because 1) your delivery or 2) where their mindset and filter is.
5. Don’t be easily offendable, it only hurts you in the end
In Season 2 you see Heather getting exceptionally offended by what Amanza forewarns about being careful with Tarek’s kids. I believe Amanza’s intentions around sharing was honestly for the greater good of everyone involved because she’s seen it happen firsthand to her and her kids. But because Heather was already annoyed with everyone else judging and speaking about her relationship she felt like it was an attack. But unfortunately, Heather is affected by what she shared for quite some time. However, on the other hand you see Amanza apologizing but basically moving on because she has to focus her attention on providing for her kids.
So the problem with being offended is that when people talk, they’re just going to talk and it can hurt your feelings, but you’re the only one affected. So we have to do our best to just let it slide and not let sit and harbor. I guess that’s what they mean by having thick skin. But obviously a lot harder said than done.
6. The goal is to finding win-win partnerships
The number one thing when thinking of collaborations, regardless of what you’re doing you have to make sure it’s a win-win partnership. And the key is negotiating and compromising. Find a place that works best for both worlds, and if it’s not best, at least it’s something both sides can live with. With your collabs, it is OKAY to counter-offer. Don’t allow yourself to feel taken advantage.
7. Don’t be afraid to do some cold-calling
They say that the best thing to get yourself known is to start networking. Get out there, send emails, get on the phone with people. Don’t be afraid to make those connections via phone because sometimes that is how people can distinguish between people who are serious and people who aren’t. (Really speaking to myself about this.. I really need to do better about this one!)
8. Get out there and search because that’s when you’ll find better
Opportunities don’t just miraculously show up in your inbox (and of course they do from time to time) but maybe not on a consistent basis if you’re not out their actively seeking. You seel Crishell busting her tail talking to a bunch of developers to get a property. And after a good chunk of work, one stuck and she got a deal to sell a property out in the Valley! You don’t just get there sitting on your butt, you gotta get out there. (note to self lol)
9. What goes around comes around
Is the term, Karma’s a bit**? Well I think it’s true. Davina’s comment about Mary’s new moissanite engagement ring set off a bit of a rage in her Fiance Romain and now she’s officially uninvited to the wedding. I definitely think Davina’s a bit hurt but the way she responded in her attempted apology didn’t land quite well with Romain. So their little feud continues and it ends with Davina missing the big day.
10. Treat people with Respect
At the end of the day, everyone just wants to be treated with respect. Talking about Romain not getting Mary a diamond ring really hurt his ego because I think in general, masculine energy just wants to provide but when someone goes insinuating that he can’t or that he’s a free-loader, clearly I’d be outraged as well. However, I will say that I wish he could have put his angst aside for Mary so she wouldn’t have to go through all the drama with talking to Davina but you know it happened. Regardless, let’s just stick with this number one principle of respect and I think we’ll have better outcomes
11. Follow through with what you say you’re going to do
When you tell a Seller you’re going to sell their home for you. They’re entrusting you with A LOT. And when you can’t perform and or provide, people get upset. And I think that carries over with everything in life. If you say you’re going to do something, just do yourself a favor and follow through. It’ll make you feel like a good person and look better and more professional.
12. If you’re putting something off, it probably means you really need to do it
As the seasons unfold, you see the cast members going through social problem after social problem. On season 2 you see Mary prepping for her wedding, and in the midst of it. Her fiance Romain has a huge problem with Davina and doesn’t want her at the wedding. This creates a lot of turmoil for Mary because it can cause future strife for her at the office. She states she is not a confrontational person whatsoever but because of that, it caused even more drama and stress she had to deal with than really necessary. If you’re putting something off, it actually means you really need to do it, so just do it. (another note to self).
13. BONUS: Regardless of the sh** you’re going going through, dress up and show up
With the huge devastating news of Crishell’s divorce, you see her really struggling to pick up the pieces and start anew but she does! And as triggering of an event, she still makes it to Christine’s wedding at the end of season 3. I really think that says a lot about her as a person as well as her and Christine’s friendship and how far they’ve come.
And that’s a wrap, I hope you all enjoyed these Life Lessons from Selling Sunset! If you haven’t watched the show yet, I’d definitely recommend it and if you have, let me know what you think! Until next time beauties….