Manifesting what we Want


Here we are, at the beginning of a new year. A time when many of us make resolutions or intentions of what we would like to manifest in our lives. I believe it is true that, for the most part, we can achieve whatever we put our minds to. However, some people have great difficulty manifesting their goals, while others seem to reach them with little effort. I’m sure there are many reasons why, but one reason may be that what we want to achieve is a way to avoid our past hurts, and by not dealing with them directly, they continue to manifest despite our best efforts. I think John Ruskan says it best in his ‘Emotional Clearing’ book:

“When we try to bring something into our lives, we usually start with a concept of what we think we need – a concept of the mind. The mind, however, is the source of our self-rejection. Consequently, the mind cannot be relied on to provide solutions. What the mind generally comes up with are better ways to avoid experience, continue self-rejection, and maintain addictions. Any solution of the mind will be dualistic. Even if the solution is achieved, it will not provide the happiness that is expected. There may be apparent relief at first, but the new condition will change into or be accompanied by its complement. For example, if you try to affirm prosperity, you will also maintain your sense of survival anxiety. Prosperity that comes to you will be balanced by your increasing insecurity. The two are dualistically dependent and cannot exist without each other… In contrast, when a situation is processed (using Emotional Clearing), the intelligence of the Higher self works for us, providing a solution that the mind could never imagine. The solution will be genuinely creative and lead to circumstances that result in the dropping of addictions.”

Here’s to wishing you are able to accept all the parts of yourself, so you may manifest what dream!

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L has over 20 years experience providing Holistic, Integrative Health, Wellness and Prevention Care in a variety of settings. She is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, Intuitive Healer, Health Coach, teacher, consultant, and writer. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare and intuitive development education to healthcare practitioners and organizations. She is the founder of the Holistic OT Community and is in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is available for individual sessions, tutoring, classes, and consulting. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Visit her websites at and

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