by Kara Johnstad

There are 8 steps I use to manifest all my albums, concerts and big projects, and today, i share them with you. Enjoy!

1. Revelation

2. Intention

3. Elimination

4. Attention

5. Integration

6. Decision

7. Action

8. Manifestation


Ah, you have a brilliant idea for a new song or a new business.

Your passion awakens.


You say to the world: "...this is not a passing fancy. My revelation is important. It has a purpose. I intend to take this one step further!"

Intention focuses our thought from one in a zillion to ONE that we want to follow through on. It gives the idea power. We hone in and focus on owning our inner voice.

Plant the seed!

How this seed grows, depends on how we create the next steps.


We can learn a lot from Mother Nature. She plants her seeds in darkness. And yet most of us think: "PLANT your dream and you can see it grow."

Focused mainly on Intention, Attention and Action, yet we ask ourselves time and time again:

Why am I in constant overwhelm?

Why are my actions not having the intended impact?

At this point many people stop.

Our intentions are clear. 

STEP 3 is a critical success factor! Mother Nature teaches us: the seed pushes itself through the darkness and dirt. Soiled, it is constantly moving and clearing a path as it heads towards the light and shakes off old dust. 

To clear out our junk and de-clutter our lives is an often forgotten part of the process. Things that we give attention to, grow. This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to do step three first. It keeps us out of overwhelm.

WEED the Garden before you water it.

Cut out things and people that drain you!

Start small and with time learn to LET GO BIG.

Create a daily practice of honoring your intentions by consciously giving them attention.

Create habits,

create your destiny!

I start my day with a ritual of candlelight and gratitude. It puts me in the right mindset and focuses my attention on the things I love and want to create in my life. Our attention is one of the most powerful tools we have. Think of it like caring daily for your garden. Find the ritual that works for you.

Learn to pull from different areas of life and allow wisdom to guide you. We are working always with our Body - Mind - Spirit systems. Be willing to integrate and if needed change your mindsets to include new paradigms of thinking to create a bigger picture.

Allow yourself time to chillax.

The powerful changes that are occurring in your life need time to integrate.

Making a clear decision is hard for most people.

Yet, decision making is key to being successful.

Every day we are asked to make decisions as to what direction we want to go, and which direction our project is to take. BE COURAGEOUS. You only waver if both options are equally good. There are many approaches: 

In modern western civilizations the credo is that big decisions should not be left to chance or intuition. Decisions should be thoroughly thought out and evaluated to ensure the best action is taken. When you make the effort to write down all the pros and cons, you are actually forcing your brain to realize all the positive and negative aspects of the decision.

As far as I am concerned, I have come to appreciate the "stomach art" - as the Japanese call it. This means: "trust your gut instincts" while making a decision.

Following your inner voice and intuition isn't some "airy-fairy" concept that has no place in your life and your business. It's the exact opposite! Well, that is, if you're interested in making a difference in this world and running a successful business, as a heart based entrepreneur.

If you still feel totally paralyzed to make the decision, simply relax and flip a coin.
Heads or Tails frees up your energy and brings a smile to your face. Remember this:

Life is a mystery and we do not know which path is best.

Make the decision and move on.

You are always free to make a new decision!

Step 7: ACTION

This is clear. You have to move! I tend to be very impatient with artists who talk about the books they always wanted to write or the leading roles they always wanted to play.

Walk your Talk!

Allow yourself to climb onto stage and sing one song, knowing that next time it will be a whole concert. Write a chapter a month and at the end of 12 months you will have your book. YOU MUST TAKE ACTION for your dreams to become MANIFEST! 

YOU DID IT! You birthed one of your many revelations. There is one line of the Lord's Prayer I adore: "On earth as it is in heaven." My greatest belief is that we are given a physical body to learn how to manifest. We are given talents and gifts so that we can give back to the world.

In living our highest potential the world becomes filled with beauty and truth.

Our lives are enriched and we revel in it.

If you have an insight that you would like to birth into the world this year, simply follow these GREAT EIGHT STEPS and make your dreams manifest.

Stay Gold,



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VOICE VISIONARY, SINGER- SONGWRITER AND COACH, KARA JOHNSTAD, IS PASSIONATE ABOUT TRANSFORMING THE WORLD THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HUMAN VOICE: Founder of Voice Your Essence™ and Voice Your Biz™ training programs, she empowers audiences around the world via concerts, lectures and 1-on-1 coaching. Kara is passionate about helping luminaries, healers, songwriters and independent artists create a powerful authentic voice that connects to their inner stories and bring their truth telling and loving spirit out into this world.
She is an advocate for change in ways that heighten the human spirit. Her most downloaded songs include Love Never FailsMessage of HopeOpen Up and ReceiveHeal Me Hold Me and Thank You.
Kara's mission is to help our world understand the role our voice plays in fine tuning our body-mind-spirit system. For your free guided voice meditation go towww.karajohnstad.com