Auragami is a women-owned company that uses a special aura camera to capture individuals’ energy - or vibe - in a photograph. The Aura Camera uses the electromagnetic field that surrounds people to create striking, color-soaked portraits. Each aura photo - as well as the variety of interacting colors it displays - provides crucial insight to each person’s unique self.

This is the first in our series of monthly columns that will discuss accessible, everyday ways to improve your life through mindfulness and self-exploration. Auragami believes that while understanding your aura is a crucial step towards accepting your unique emotions, abilities, and energies, there are a lot of techniques that can help you become the happiest, most successful version of yourself.

For January, we’re all about refocusing intentions for the year and to do this, our sights are set on manifesting. This word - “manifesting” - is definitely having a mainstream moment, being thrown around in “How-To” lists and personal essays, but what does it really mean? And how can you make it work for you?

In short, manifesting is about making our goals, dreams and aspirations, a reality. While this may seem a little ethereal, it’s actually extremely pragmatic and can be achieved with a few, basic steps. The key to successful manifesting is to be clear and specific about what you want; the more details you provide to the universe, the better it can deliver. For example, instead of simply saying  “I want to make more money this year,” think about how you want to make this money, why you want the money in the first place, what you’d use it for and even, how much specifically you’re looking for.

To help you get started, we’ve provided a step-by-step guide on how to manifest, so take a deep breath and keep reading:

  1. Get clear on what you want
  2. Ask the universe (aloud or in your mind) for what you want. Then keep asking it. By making the same request once a day, every day, your request will become clearer
  3. Work toward your goals (the universe can’t do everything for you! Meet it halfway.)
  4. Trust the process
  5. Receive and acknowledge what you get. Often the hardest step of all, successful manifesting means taking YES for an answer!
  6. Keep your vibration high! Stay positive and focused.
  7. Clear your resistance. Get out of your own way by acknowledging and accepting that you’re right where you’re supposed to be.

If at any point you find yourself faltering, stop and ask yourself; “How clear is my vision of what I want? Am I working towards what I want at this present moment? How trusting am I of the process?”

We can’t wait to see what you all manifest for yourselves!


~ Written for The Terminal.

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