12/16/2014 01:48 pm ET Updated Feb 15, 2015

If You're Not Doing This, Chances Are You're Not Seeing the Results You Want!


I write a lot about the creation process and the steps needed to manifest your goals and create your dream lifestyle. However, there is a key concept that I've not written before, which has been coming up for me recently. This concept promises to be a game-changer and may be the very reason why you're not seeing the results you want!

This is the concept of clearing space (releasing). It's about making room for that which you want to come into your life. This means to de-clutter and clear space physically, mentally, and emotionally, to allow the new desire to come into your life. Simply put, you must first release the old, in order to receive the new.

When you do not have what you desire even though you're doing the work and aligning yourself to your goals, it could be that you have blocked these desires from coming into your life by not making space for it.

Think about it, how often have you held onto something, all the while hoping for something different. A great example is in the relationship front. You want to be in a loving and committed relationship however, you're still holding on to your ex, who you know will never commit to you. You pine for him or her and drop all your plans whenever they ask. Because you haven't released this past relationship, you're blocking someone new from coming into your life. It will be very difficult for you to bring in a new committed relationship into your life, no matter how much you visualize and affirm it.

Take a look at the physical act of holding onto something. Your hands are closed. If someone was to give you something new, you need to open up your hand and release what you're currently holding, in order for you to be able to grab hold of the new thing. This is a great reminder to have when you look to create something new in your life.

Another reason creating space is a requirement is because, "nature abhors a vacuum." This means that when an empty space is created, nature rushes in and fills it up with something new. So, you must have an empty space for that new desire to be given in its place. As you start to clear space, it is important to replace them with more positive empowering ones. One that is in alignment with what you want. When you start releasing negative conditions, replace them with positive ones.

I do want to advise though, that once you fully commit to clearing space, you may experience some shadows. These are things that show up for you to deal with. Clearing space calls forth all the "baggage" that needs to be cleaned up. This may mean dealing with a past relationship, or facing your current financial crisis. It may also require you to go through your home and de-clutter your physical environment and get rid of things you no longer need.

One of the best ways to clear space is through forgiveness. Holding on to anger, resentment and grievances is a surefire way to block goodness from coming into your life! It is so important to remember that forgiveness is not about the other person, but rather about releasing the negative energetic hold these feelings have on you. You need to forgive those who have caused you pain, including yourself. Forgiveness practice does not need to involve the other person. The Hawaiian practice Ho'oponopono is a great tool to use. It is a simple, yet effective practice that frees you from mental blocks caused by resentment. To briefly describe the process, think about people, situations or things that you feel have caused you pain. Then for each one, let any lingering emotions associated with it come up. Then say: "I forgive you. I'm sorry. Thank you. And I love you."

Now your turn, what areas in your life are you not seeing results you desire? Can you be honest with yourself and see if you've made room and cleared space for it to come in? Commit this month, before the year is over to clear space mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally in order to receive abundance and prosperity in 2015!