MANIFESTATION: How It All Began
One of the most common questions I always get asked is "Where did this belief of manifestation come from and how do you attract certain things in your life so easily?" There's a bit of a back story to this so sit back, relax and be inspired.
Back when I was 17, my life began to change. My brother who was 25 at the time, came home one night and began to teach me about the Law of Attraction. Now remember I was only 17 years old which means I was still an immature high school student who wanted nothing more than to constantly hang out with my friends or text my boyfriend 24/7. What the HELL was my brother saying....is he going insane???? These were literally the thoughts that went through my head when he would talk to me about "manifesting" and "attracting good things into your life" by thinking good thoughts. "Um yeah, I think I'll pass" were the exact words I would tell him. My brother is an incredible, hardworking, positive person with an insane amount of potential. I'm not just saying that because he's related to me (or maybe I am? lol I hope he reads this) but because he has proved to me that the right mindset and hard work will get you to the places you've dreamed of. He's been a personal trainer for a little more than 10 years now. He started at a local gym when he was 18 and he worked so hard to get where he is at this moment. After jumping from gym to gym as time went on, he finally landed his dream job at The Core Club, a social club where celebrities and CEO's hang out. His goal was ALWAYS to become a celebrity trainer and I literally remember him coming home every night and "manifesting" his visions with me of training celebrities and being one of the top trainers in NYC. I shit you not, he manifested EVERYTHING he wanted...from his paycheck to his personal connections. I was honestly baffled every time he came home with a new manifestation story and that's when it all hit me. If he can do it, why can't I? If everything is aligning for him, it's worth a shot.
That same year, I broke up with my boyfriend at the time and it was my first heartbreak. It was tough and it was messy. I was surrounded by negativity everywhere I went. I began to resent people for no particular reason. I wanted nothing more than to disappear and move to another country so I wouldn't have to deal with any of this. Call me lucky because that's when my brother gave me the strength to get off my depressed ass and do something that would make me happy and feel alive again. I got back into modeling which I had stopped pursuing because of my relationship and I started getting photoshoots and opportunities left and right. I got the opportunity to participate in MISS NEW YORK and that alone taught me so many things including how to love myself and put myself first. I MANIFESTED THESE OPPORTUNITIES and began to feel alive again. I would spend hours VISUALIZING what it would be like to participate in a pageant BEFORE I even got chosen to participate. I would spend days talking about my blessings and how grateful I am for everything I've been given. I would spend months focusing on ME, MYSELF AND I, and giving myself the respect and love I deserved. The confidence I have now in my ability to manifest and attract what I want was not easy whatsoever. It was hard to change my mindset on my own. I had to wait until I hit rock bottom in order to change but guess what? I went through with it and did it anyway. I saw how successful my brother became and I wanted to follow in his footsteps. He was my role model and still is to this day, I'm so thankful and proud to have him in my life. Today, he is a successful celebrity trainer who has worked with Ellen DeGeneres, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney's wife, the CEO of T-Mobile, the chief editor of Vogue Paris and many more. We ALL have the same ability to manifest and to create the lives we want, but it all begins with loving yourself and focusing on the things we DO want rather than focusing on the things we don't want. It's a simple concept that requires consistency, hard work and a whole lot of positivity.
Don't give up on your dreams and visions xx