2015 is coming! Personally, I’m kind of glad 2014 is coming to a close. It wasn’t a bad year by any means; in fact, it was a year of a lot of growth. A lot of new things have happened in my life and it’s taken some time to get used to all the change and settle down into a “new normal.”

For one thing, I had a baby, and Richard retired and began to work full time in our business. Life looks very different for us now than it did just 2 years ago, and I finally feel like we are getting back on our feet and ready to grow again.

It is natural that you will go through cycles in your life. Some periods are for a lot of growth and abundance will flow easily. During other periods you might be more stable and regrouping.

Richard and I are just coming out of a period of more stability, and I feel that 2015 is time to rock it! Do you feel it too?

As we head into the last month of the year, now is a great time to take stock of where you are at, and what you want to achieve in your life in 2015. What do you want to be/ do / have?

Here are 5 Essential Keys to Manifest What You Truly Desire in 2015:

1. Be clear about what you want.

It’s not enough to set broad, overarching goals that aren’t specific. You need to have clarity about what you desire. I am a very visual person, so a few years ago I decided to make a vision board. I created this vision board in the way I saw everyone else doing it. I cut out pictures from magazines that were symbolic of what I wanted. I wanted to travel through Europe, so I found a picture of a European looking house and stuck it on the vision board. I wanted nice furniture for my home, so I found a cute looking living room and stuck it on the board.

The trouble is, these pictures weren’t specific enough. I had no idea where that building was in Europe, or whether it’s even in Europe! Perhaps it’s in South America. And deep down I knew that the picture of a living room wasn’t really what I wanted my living room to look like. So there was a feeling of disconnect every time I looked at the vision board. It didn’t work.

One January I decided I wanted to do things differently. I got specific. That year I decided that I wanted to travel to Ireland and England in the summer. So I got on the internet, and printed out pictures of the Tower of London, Temple Bar in Dublin and the Irish countryside. Now I had the clarity I needed!

Seemingly without effort, I manifested the amount of money I needed for my husband, stepdaughter and I to go to Europe that summer. Because I was clear, it came to me! We traveled to all the places on the vision board!

One year, Richard had wanted a motorcycle for some months. But he didn’t know exactly which make and model he wanted to purchase, so it wasn’t clear. As soon as he decided he was going to buy a Honda ST1100, he found one, manifested just the amount of money he needed, and purchased it within a week! Coincidence? I don’t think so.

I now make a vision board every New Year’s Eve. I’m about ready to make my 2015 one. This year it will be travel to Puerto Rico, New Zealand, a best selling book on Amazon, etc etc. It doesn’t matter so much what it is you desire, as long as it is authentic to you. It’s good if it’s a bit of a stretch out of your comfort zone. That way when you reach your goals you will feel thrilled and fulfilled!

2. Believe you can really have what you desire.

Writing down your goals or creating a vision board won’t do any good whatsoever, if deep down inside you don’t really believe you can have the thing you desire. You need to be congruent with your beliefs, thoughts and feelings. Start visualizing yourself already having the thing you want.

Here’s a clue. If you can’t see yourself having it when you visualize your goal, you don’t truly believe it’s possible to achieve it. For example, say you want a new car. You start to visualize yourself in the car and driving it and enjoying the plush leather seats and power steering. If you simply can’t see yourself driving the car, your subconscious mind is revealing that you don’t really believe it’s possible to manifest the car.

If this is the case, you might need to start looking at what is really limiting you. It could be guilt, fear or shame.

3. Uncover and release the subconscious sabotage.

Do you have a goal that you have wanted for a few years and you never seem to manifest it? I’m putting my hand up, guilty as charged! This is a clue that you have limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck.

What are your beliefs about money? Abundance? What were your parents’ beliefs about money?

Recently, I had a new awareness about why I had been subconsciously sabotaging myself about increasing my income. Growing up, my aunt was very wealthy, and lived in New York City, while the rest of us lived in little old New Zealand. She had much more money than anyone else in my family. She also was not a nice person, and my father was not on speaking terms with her for many years.

She used her wealth to manipulate people. I fell victim to this myself when I stayed with her in New York on my first trip to the United States when I was 20. She treated my boyfriend and I to Broadway shows, shopping sprees etc, then sat me down and asked me why I wasn’t helping out in the house more, and why I was allowing her to pay for my boyfriend when he wasn’t even family. Talk about guilt trip!

I didn’t want to become a nasty person, so I subconsciously pushed money away from me. I am now working on forgiving my aunt and forgiving my parents for having bad opinions of her and wealthy people.

Is there anyone from your childhood you need to forgive?

4. Have an equal balance of spiritual and material goals.

We all desire to have material things in life, and that’s great! Planet Earth is here to be enjoyed. But, you can’t take money or possessions with you when you pass on. All you can take with you is the spiritual growth and experiences you have had in this lifetime. This is your spiritual real estate which grows each day.

Focusing on material things only feels empty, shallow and meaningless. Realize that for every material goal, there is a spiritual goal behind it. If you’re not sure what the spiritual goal is, ask your angels to help.

For example, I have a goal to build an extension on my house. When I asked my angels, What is the spiritual goal associated with this? They answered: To have the discipline to create wealth and save it aside consistently for a period of months until the goal is achieved. To maintain my drive and enthusiasm for this project until it is completed.

I will have a tremendous amount of spiritual growth as I work toward this material goal. I would miss out on this experience if I didn’t even try to achieve the goal. So, you can see how it is important to stretch for the things you want materially. You will grow tremendously from the process and your angels will assist you to have that growth and change in your life!

5. Don’t feel guilty about having what you want.

I used to feel very guilty about doing things for myself. I felt that having material things was pretty selfish. I attended a retreat with Tiger Coll where he shared with us that if we want to fulfill our life purpose, we have to go after EVERYTHING we desire. That was a very new concept for me at the time. I started to realize how much I had been limiting myself.

Imagine going out and trying to earn a million dollars. How does this make you feel? What are the limiting thoughts that run through your mind when you think about it? This will give you a clue as to what is stopping you from achieving the abundant lifestyle you deserve.

Our blocks and limitations are usually deeply buried, but they’ll start to come to the surface when you attempt to move out of your comfort zone. For me, the biggest one was guilt. I felt like someone else would miss out if I had more abundance. I’m learning that the more I help others, the more abundance I have. So I am not taking anything away from anyone else by having more. In fact, I am contributing to others in a big way!

Please share your thoughts and insights. Make a comment below and let us know!