Manifesting & Deliberate Creation: creative workshop

When I rediscovered Law of Attraction last year and became obsessed, I absolutely fell in love with doing a Creative Workshop.

I would wake up in the morning positively giddy at the thought of my Creative Workshop. Seriously, when my eyes opened in the morning, I would say Thank you and practically leap out of bed to get started.

In fact, a Creative Workshop was one of the practices early on that really helped me immerse myself in Law of Attraction and be deliberate about my point of attraction.

“When you improve your point of attraction, the Law of Attraction must bring you circumstances, events, relationships, experiences, sensations, and powerful evidence of your shift in vibration. It is Law!” —Abraham

I didn’t set out to do a Creative Workshop for a certain number of days in a row. It just naturally flowed that way.

I ended up doing a Creative Workshop for 90 days straight, which was super beneficial because:

  • It taught me how to collect data throughout the day.
  • It helped me clarify what I want.
  • It helped me find the feeling-place of what I want.
  • It just felt really, really good.

Anything that feels good is high on my list. Even if the Creative Workshop had no other payoff than it feels great doing it, that would be reason enough.

“Your job here in this Workshop is to assimilate data that you have been collecting from your real-life experiences…Your work here is to bring the data together in a sort of picture of yourself, one that satisfies and pleases you.” —Abraham from Law of Attraction

That’s it. Collect data. Bring the data together in a picture of yourself that pleases you.

Here’s how I do my Creative Workshop.

Once I’m in alignment and feeling good, I get out an ordinary spiral-bound notebook. I don’t use a special journal or anything fancy because I want the emphasis on the flow of freestyle writing during my Creative Workshop.

I’ve found when I buy a really beautiful journal, I feel pressured to make my writing look pretty and it just feels a little too formal.

Now, if a beautiful journal would enhance the creative process for you, then go for it.

But for me, an ordinary college-ruled spiral-bound notebook from Target works just fine. Also, when I’m doing a daily Creative Workshop, I fill one notebook about every month, so I like that I can buy a case of notebooks to have on hand for my Creative Workshops.

At the top of the page I write today’s date and My Creative Workshop. Then here’s my secret sauce. I write three phrases at the top of the page: I want. I expect. I receive.

There’s so much power in those three simple statements. Those phrases reflect the Science of Deliberate Creation: “That which I give thought to and that which I believe or expect—is.”

Then I simply begin describing what I want and why I want it.

My sentences often begin with:

  • I want…
  • I see myself…
  • I love…

… and then I let the desires flow. I write 2-3 pages, which is usually about 15 minutes, give or take. Full sentences and phrases. I don’t worry about grammar or spelling. I just let the words flow.

  • I want…because
  • I see myself…because
  • I love…because

I describe what I want and how I’ll feel when it manifests. With this “because” I find the feeling-place of what I want, which is such an emotional high.

“It is a state of giving thought to what you want with such clarity that your Inner Being responds by offering confirming emotion.” —Abraham from Law of Attraction

That’s exactly what you want. You want confirming emotion!

The importance of data collection

Going into a Creative Workshop for 90 days straight helped me in two big ways. The first has to do with data collection. As I went throughout my day—running errands, coaching clients, going to the market, writing a blog post, paying bills, fixing dinner—whatever I was doing, I intended to see what I wanted to see.

I was focused on noticing what I like, what I want, things that please me.

So as I’m walking to the co-op to get things for dinner, I’m noticing the colorful flowers, the sun shining brightly, the person in front of me holding open the door… I’m noticing the friendliness of everyone I pass on the street, the ease of living downtown…

I am guided by this: “Today, no matter where I’m going and no matter what I am doing, it is my dominant intent to see that which I am wanting to see.” —Abraham

I would go so far as to say the very best part of the Creative Workshop isn’t actually IN the Creative Workshop. It’s in the data collection.

“If you will use your time with an intention to collect data that you may bring into your Creative Workshop, you will find every day to be one of fun.” —Abraham

I agree! Looking for things you like and want is fun. It’s an enjoyable way to show up and move through the world.

Data collection for your Creative Workshop is about moving through your day noticing things you like and things you want, so you can bring them into your workshop. Having this lens of data collection is like putting on a pair of glasses where all you can see is the positive, what you like, and what you want.

I honed this skill of looking for what I want to see during those 90 days. And the more I practiced this way of looking at the world, the more it become second nature. It became my practiced vibration.

“If you are able to grasp the knowledge that your real work—no matter what other activities you are performing—is to look around for things that you want with the intent of bringing them into your Workshop in order to create your vision of yourself from which you will attract—then you will come to know that there is nothing that you cannot be, do, or have.” —Abraham from Law of Attraction

Doing a Creative Workshop for 90 days in a row involved a lot of data collection!

Just imagine what was happening to my point of attraction during those 90 days where my attention and focus were very much on things I wanted to see.

That 90-day period of data collection raised my point of attraction and created a new sort of “autopilot” where my default is to look for what I want to see.

I actually improved my ability to see what I want to see. You can do that too!

“The most valuable skill or talent that you could ever develop is that of directing your thoughts toward what you want.” —Abraham

Finding the feeling-place

Going into a Creative Workshop for 90 days straight also helped me find the feeling-place of what I want to create in my own life.

Before I rediscovered Law of Attraction, I really didn’t know why I wanted things. I didn’t think about it. I was so focused on the thing I wanted—the goal or shiny penny or experience—that I didn’t really give a lot of thought to WHY I wanted it.

Which is why a lot of times I would exert massive effort to reach a particular destination that left me feeling…meh…not what I expected.

No more!

It all changed once I realized the feeling is everything. The feeling is why we do and want anything. Because then I realized I could take a shortcut and experience the feeling-place of what I want even before it manifests in my life…mind blown!

Something unexpected happened by going into a Creative Workshop for 90 days straight. I got so good at doing my Creative Workshop that I felt like I already had the things I wanted—the things I’d brought into my workshop to create.

I got so good at getting to the feeling place of what I want—that it feels like the “thing” is already here. It might as well be because the feeling is so strong.

It’s in those moments I realize the manifestation is not what’s important. It really is the feeling we’re after when we want something.

And then the manifestation just becomes the fun cherry on the top.

“An understanding of the process of creation is really the best way. That is the value of the Creative Workshop, of getting happy, and then going to a place where you see it as you are wanting it to be; seeing it until you are believing it so clearly that it is already bringing forth emotion—and from that state of Being, you will attract it as you want it to be.” —Abraham from Law of Attraction

Try a Creative Workshop for yourself!

And don’t overcomplicate it.

  • Gather data as you go through your day and bring it into your workshop.
  • Devote about 15 minutes for your Creative Workshop. If you don’t have 15 minutes, start with 5. I promise: You’re going to love how you feel in your Creative Workshop and you’ll want to stay longer.
  • Use this time to focus on what you want and why you want it. Because when you focus on what you want, energy begins to flow. Then when you think about why you want what you want, you feel good and add to that energy. And things begin to shift.

“When you go into your Creative Workshop, you can begin to assimilate the data that represents your preferences; and as you assimilate the data, you will prepare a picture of self from which you will begin attracting into your experience the essence of all that has been pleasing you.” —Law of Attraction Cards