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Episode 1: Could it be that everything we've been taught about how the universe works—and how to get what we want—is all wrong? Join me in this inaugural episode of the Manifestation Matters podcast and find out how you can take your first steps to unlocking the power of the universe to help you fulfill all your desires.

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 Could it be that everything we've been taught about how the universe works is actually wrong? That the limitations that hold us back in life are really just figments of our imagination? That the way we're chasing success and happiness and every other thing that we want is actually working against us?


Sadly, if you're like most people, the, yes.


Welcome to the Manifestation Matters podcast dedicated to exploring the divine creative power that lives inside us all—and how you can use the spiritual science of manifestation to create the life of health, happiness, love, and abundance you deserve. I'm your host, Eric Walrabenstein, and I'm glad you're here.


Welcome to episode one of the Manifestation Matters podcast. I can tell you, I am excited you're here. And that's because we're going to be going on a journey, my friend, a journey to unlocking the secrets of the universe.

It's going to be all about you awakening the divine creative power that lives inside of you so you can manifest a life you're totally in love with, however, that looks to you.

I mean, it might be about manifesting unlimited financial abundance, or maybe it's about manifesting radiant health, or even about creating the perfect loving relationship or healing wounds from the past, or even about manifesting spiritual realization.


Whatever it is for you, if you've ever felt blocked or held back in life, or like despite all of your best efforts and hard work, your deepest desires seem to remain perpetually out of reach.


If that sounds familiar, you're in the right place.


Because the goal of this podcast is to, well, empower you. To put the struggle behind you for good now to do that We'll be exploring a very different way of relating to our world and in fact to our desires.

And our journey here is going to include both the theory and the practices behind spiritual Manifestation and I'm going to be doing my best to offer them from a practical perspective that you can start using right away.


We're going to be exploring things like the Law of Assumption, quantum physics, the Law of Karma, spiritual scriptures, neuroscience, and even the ancient wisdom from yoga, for reasons that just might surprise you.


And because it's all about you getting meaningful results, every episode will be paired with a manifestation action plan: a short exercise or practice that will empower you to sculpt yourself into a master of manifestation.

Now, some of these plans will include custom worksheets. Others will include meditations or practical exercises or even special techniques. You'll find them all over on my Patreon page, and at the end of the episode, I'll tell you how you can grab yours.

But for today, we'll be starting with just a tiny bit about who I am and the inspiration behind the podcast. And of course, an introduction to exactly what spiritual manifestation is.


So, Let's get to it. For those who don't know me, my name is Eric Walrabenstein. And a random sampling of my bona fides, I'm a best selling author, the founder of Yoga Pura, one of Arizona's largest and oldest yoga and meditation schools. And I'm an ordained Yoga Master who has been teaching yoga philosophy and spirituality for over 30 years now.

And with that said, it does beg the question why a podcast on Manifestation of all things?

And truly I'll be honest…It's for two reasons:

First is my own understanding of manifestation and the use of its principles has quite Literally changed my life—and in ways that I could never have imagined.

And I'll be sharing some of those stories here in the podcast,

But the second reason is this: everything that I do is dedicated to a single thing and that's helping people live better, happier and more abundant lives.


And since these teachings have been so radically transformative in my own life, it only makes sense to spread the good word…as they say.


So, let's start with the definition of manifestation just so we're all on the same page. Because even though manifestation is a word that gets bandied about quite a bit, there's an awful lot of confusion about what it really is.


Now, the word manifestation simply means to create, to bring something into this world that was previously not in this world, or we could also say to birth something into existence.

And we can think of that process in two main categories.


On the one hand, we have physical manifestation. And on the other hand, we have spiritual manifestation. Let's start with the physical because after all, it's the one most of us are most familiar with. And in fact, it's something we're doing all the time.

I mean, to plant the seed of a tomato is to manifest a tomato plant. And to write a tale of an unsolved crime is to manifest a mystery novel. And even to build a house, or to pay someone to build a house for you, is to manifest a home.

But here's the critical feature of physical manifestations.


They require effort and sometimes heaps and truckloads of effort.

I mean, if you want to physically manifest a promotion, you got to work hard. If you want to physically manifest amazing health, you've got to eat right and exercise. And if you want to physically manifest the perfect partner, well, get out there and meet people.


Now, with that basis, let's turn the page and look at manifestation's other category, spiritual.


Now, when we refer to spiritual manifestation, we're not necessarily talking about manifesting spiritual things, although in all honesty, that could be the case, but we're really pointing towards the cause of the manifestation.


In other words, we're talking about manifestation by spiritual means, manifesting or creating things by a means that's not reliant on our physical actions. Or we could say a means that's beyond the realm of the senses and the known physical forces in our three dimensional world.


It is as it says in one scripture “to decree a thing and have it established unto thee.”


So, we might think of spiritual manifestation as the realm of effortless creation of flow and ease. It's the realm of what seems like magic and miracles.


Though, it's not magic and miracles. It's just your God given creative power at work.


Here's the real problem.


Most of us have been taught that if we are to get what we want in life, we need to work hard, we need to be smart, and we need to grind it out through sweat and struggle.


In other words, we've been taught to hitch our wagons to the horses of physical manifestation.


Here's the issue with that.


Relying exclusively on hard work and physical effort is, by far, the most difficult, painfully unreliable means to get what you want, ever.


But don't believe me on this. I mean, just look around. Look at all the hard-working people who are living paycheck to paycheck. Look at all the people who eat healthy, go to the gym, and end up with terrible diseases. And at all the people who have made finding their life partner their priority, but who are still alone.

In other words, so many of us who have been doing our level best with hard work and effort for years or decades, or for some of us, our entire lives, still find ourselves up to our earlobes in what we don't want.


Maybe you can relate.


And I'll tell you truthfully, I certainly can relate. Because for years, that was my life. And it seemed like a colossal mystery to me.


Why, even though I worked harder and smarter than just about everyone around me, I stayed stuck in the same struggle. With my finances, with my relationships, with my mental and emotional health.


It was maddeningly frustrating, and it all seemed so unfair. That is, until I was able to see what was really going on.


I'll be the first to admit, manifestation has gotten a bad rap, at least in some circles. I mean, some view it as nothing more than snake oil and balderdash, a bunch of pseudo-spiritual malarkey sold to the desperate and the naive full disclosure. That was my view for years.


But I can tell you from where I stand today, as a result of the experiences I've had in my own life with manifestation, that view has changed—radically, in fact.


So, I'll say two things.


First, spiritual manifestation is not just some woo-woo idea cooked up by some counterculture bohemians. It's actually based upon a natural law that has way more to do with neuroscience and quantum physics than it does with crystals and chakras.


Not only that, but you'll find the wisdom of manifestation taught in some of the world's most important scriptures, from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita to the Holy Bible.


But even more important than that is the second thing…


And that's the fact that whether you believe in it or not, the law is right now working on you.


It might be working on you in a way that is manifesting more of what you want…


It might also be working on you in a way that is manifesting what you do not want…


But make no mistake, as a natural law, like gravity, it's affecting us all, whether we choose to believe in it or not.


I mean, think about it…


I can absolutely choose not to believe in gravity, but gravity doesn't care. The moment I step off a cliff, gravity is going to do its thing, and I'm going to go for a ride.


And so it goes with the Law of Manifestation. It's going to do its thing, whether I like it or not. And as you might imagine, this is why understanding the law, including how exactly it works and how to leverage it, is so very important.


Because to put it plainly, to master the law, is to master the creation of what you want in life, but to remain ignorant of the law is to have it more often than not working against you. The choice is up to you.


So, what are the laws that govern the manifestation of people, circumstances and experiences into our lives?


Well, as I alluded to at the top of the episode, there are several. And empowering you with the exact knowledge and the skills needed to harness those laws so you can create whatever you want in life is what our future episodes of this podcast will be all about.

But as we wind down for this episode, I'll leave you with the one thing that matters more than any other, at least when it comes to you consciously manifesting your desires.


And that thing is your thoughts.

For everything that is made begins with a thought. The fact is there is nothing in the universe that exists that didn't first exist as a thought.


As they say: “In the beginning was the word…” and that's true about the beginning of every thing.


But here's the kicker…


For most of us, way too often, our thoughts are actually working against us. And we don't even realize it.


Our thoughts of negativity, our thoughts of lack, thoughts of illness, or limitation, or doubt, or worry, or unworthiness, all act as invisible barriers keeping you stuck right where you are, or worse, that dig you even deeper into what you don't want.


Another way to think about it is, as you break your back with effort and struggle and hard work to create the life of your dreams, your thoughts and the real powers that create your reality are silently but powerfully working against you.


Well, that's it for this episode, and I hope our first steps in our exploration of manifestation Have left you inspired about the very real possibility that is waiting for you.

And don't forget I'll be pairing each of our episodes with a manifestation action plan of sorts…


Sometimes a worksheet or a recorded meditation or a tool to help you take meaningful steps towards awakening your own Manifestational power and this week I have a worksheet for you.


It's called The Invisible Barrier, and it's designed to help you become even more aware of the patterns of thinking that may be keeping you blocked from your heart's desire. Or even worse, that may be causing you to manifest a reality filled with the exact thing you don't want.


It's a powerful exercise, so you don't want to skip it.


You can get yours free over on my Patreon page at


I'll drop a link in the show notes so you can go get yours.


As always, thanks for listening and a huge thank you to all of my patrons who support makes this podcast possible.


And remember, I'm here to serve. So, if you have questions or thoughts about the podcast, let me know in the comments. I read everyone and I'd love to hear from you. I'll see you next time.


CLICK HERE to get the Downloadable Manifestation Worksheet for this episode

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