A Story About Manifesting

At the beach with June this year on 11/11/2016.


I first heard about manifestation back in 2008 when I read the book “The Secret“. “The Secret” talks about the law of attraction, which basically states that whatever you think about and focus your energy on, is what you bring about, or manifest, into your life.

At the time when I read this book, I was still grieving from my mother’s death. I was in an incredibly unhealthy relationship and was living in a condo I could barely afford. I had a severe drinking problem and a substance abuse habit. I was clinically depressed, suffering from anxiety, and I was on a myriad of prescription pills. To put it bluntly, my life sucked. For years, I had been telling myself that life was hard, that I had been dealt a bad hand, and that there was nothing that I could do to make it better. I thought some people had easier, better lives, but I wasn’t fortunate enough to be one of them. I believed that I would be miserable forever.

Reading “The Secret” was incredibly jarring to me. Because if the idea of there being a law of attraction was true, then that meant that all of these difficult life circumstances were not just happening to me. It meant that I was somehow making them happen by being caught up in this negative cycle. And that’s when I started to wonder, if I could make so many bad things happen to me, would it also be possible for me to make good things happen?

And so, I got to work. The first thing I did was to end the unhealthy relationship I was in.  This eliminated a lot of negative energy and cleared up a lot of space for me, physically and mentally. And immediately, things got a little better. As I started to feel better, I started to drink less, and I got off of my prescription pills. I started doing a little bit of yoga, reading more self help books, and picking up some healthier habits. As I changed my habits, little by little, my life started to look better. I started to notice that the way I felt really did make a huge difference in how life responded to me.

And then, for the first time in my adult life, I started dating a nice guy and entered into a happy, healthy relationship with a man that I thought I didn’t deserve. (Spoiler: he would later become my husband). When I first met Angelo, I knew that he had been through some challenges in his life, but I saw that instead of this making him want to numb out and hide in a corner, as it had for me, it made him want to do more with himself, to live a better life, and to be BETTER. I was so inspired by him and the way that he chose to live his life, that he made me want to be better too. In trying to make myself into someone that felt deserving of his love, I learned to start loving myself. And that’s when all of the big changes happened.

Fast forward to the fall of 2011. 11/11 is said to be an angel number that represents that whatever you are thinking about is going to be manifested into existence. This makes November 11th one of the most auspicious days of the year. On November 11, 2011, Angelo and I had recently gotten engaged. The one thing that I had always known to be true for myself was that I needed to live by the beach. I had just sold my condo, and we decided that we were going to buy a house near the beach. My dream was close to coming true. On this date, I had the day off from work and spent the day house hunting. Once we were done looking at houses, I decided to go to the nearest beach. I sat by the ocean and thought about the visions I had for my future life that was just beginning. I felt so much hope and possibility for what was to come. Shortly after that day, Angelo & I found our perfect home just 3 blocks from that very beach I had been sitting at.

Every year, on 11/11, I walk down to the beach to reflect on the previous year, to think about how far I’ve come, and to set intentions for what I want to bring forth in the future. In the last 5 years, I’ve manifested my dream home close to the beach, a solid marriage to an incredible man, a blessed and healthy pregnancy, and the most magnificent little angel for a daughter. I am truly blessed.


I share this story with you, not to brag, or to say “look how great my life is”, but to show you that you too, have the power to manifest the life of your dreams. It starts with you and it starts with  your thoughts.

I’m not saying that life is always easy. We all go through difficult times, and life can be hard. But I have witnessed firsthand that if I walk around telling myself that life is hard, my circumstances suck, and I am destined to be stuck in a dismal situation, then that is what the world is going to reflect back to me. If instead, I tell myself that life is challenging right now, but I’ve been through worse; I’m strong and I am handling this; I am willing to change and it’s all going to be ok, then life reflects a very different experience.

Start by taking responsibility for your life. Take an honest look around you and recognize what’s not working. Get to work to change the things that are within your control. Let go of toxic people, habits, and situations. Focus on treating yourself well, feeling good, and being happy.

Surround yourself with positive thoughts. Surround yourself with good people. Surround yourself with those you love, those that inspire you, and those that make you want to be better. Believe that you are capable of anything that you set your mind to. Visualize the future that you want. Hold it dearly to your heart, and see it clearly. Set intentions for the way you want things to turn out. Focus on the good. Focus on the positive. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. Do what brings you joy. Find a way to laugh and smile everyday. Be happy and grateful. Surround yourself with good energy, and the world will reflect that back to you.

If it was possible for me to go from being a hopeless, depressed, substance abusing young girl to now being a ridiculously happy, healthy, and grateful wife and mother… imagine what else could be possible?

Life is good, friend. Life wants to help you and support you. But first you have to help yourself.

Think good thoughts, get out there and make your dreams happen! Everything that you want is possible once you start to believe that it is.

Have you heard of manifesting before? Please share your experiences in the comments below! Let me know what you are ready to manifest in your own life.

Be well,

18 thoughts on “A Story About Manifesting

  1. I couldnt have said it better myself.

    I’m so happy for you in your new life!

    I hear many people forcus on how they are a victim to circumstances and other people.

    What manifestation means to me, is that even with what life deals to me, I will choose my direction and my reaction. Because ultimately what I experience is inside of myself.

    I manifested my man into my life. And my career. I did both of these things by creating a clear picture of what I wanted. Not a laundry list clear, but clarity around how I want to feel and the values that are met in my life from these things.

    Now I’m manifesting a family and growth in my business!

    1. So excited for you Christine! Love that you have already manifested all sorts of amazingness into your life. I am excited to see the next stage unfold for you! And so it is. 🙂 xoxoxo

  2. Ambar this was beautiful and something I really needed to read today. Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration. I too believe in positive energy and the the law of attraction. I just needed a little wake-up call. You rock. Keep being happy ! Miss you and so glad you are living a wonderful life. Your daughter is adorable btw 🙂 xoxoxoxoxoxo

  3. I’m so impressed by your ability to put this experience into words and be so open about your life. It’s hard being vulnerable but can also be so rewarding. I think you will inspire a lot of people with your story. I feel so similar in that I didn’t find true happiness and peace until I opened myself up to the idea that it could truly exist for me. Now everything I’ve ever dreamed could be possible has and is actually coming true. Thanks for sharing and it is so nice to hear how truly happy you are! Always remember you deserve every second of the joy you have! Xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Tricia! It’s scary to put so much out there, but also feels good to recognize how far I’ve come. I’m so happy for you that your dream life is coming true as well! I’m so excited for you and all that’s happening for you! Such a special time. It makes me happy that we’ve gotten back in touch! <3 Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your sweet words mean a lot to me. xoxo

      1. I, too as so happy we’ve gotten back in touch. I love to see what a beautiful journey you are on and am truly inspired by how you are experiencing motherhood. Just so much positivity!! Thank you for all your kind words! I can’t wait to fill you in as I begin my next chapter in a few short weeks! Xoxo ❤️

  4. Ambar, this is a great reminder to me to stop falling victim to all the negativeness that’s been in my life. Lately, I’ve made the choice to stop giving my energy to the ones that are keeping me down. My family and myself are my main priority. Our happiness is the most important and it’s taken 30 years to figure this out. Thank you for sharing your story, it inspires me to keep trying. To keep manifesting my dreams. We can’t choose what happens to us in life but we can choose how to react. I love your story, very similar to my own. Keep manifesting mama✨

    1. Thanks for reading beauty! I’m so glad you found it helpful. It sounds like you are setting some good boundaries and getting really clear on what’s most important to you! I know things will start to feel better for you now that you’ve made the conscious decision to have it be so. You’ve totally got this. 🙂 Sending you so much love and light! <3 xoxoxo

  5. This really was inspiring … I have a similar past and sometimes still feel bad for myself and can get all “whoa is me” thanks for triggering the positive in me.

    1. Ah thanks for sharing Jamie! Yea it can be hard to reflect on the past… I had a hard time sharing this because I think there’s still a little bit of shame about the parts of my past I’m not proud of. But instead, I’m trying to use it as motivation to look back on how far I’ve come, and have more faith in how far I can still go! 🙂 Hope that helps you too! Thanks for reading! xo

  6. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I admired your share on Facebook about your trip to the beach on November 11, 2011. I have thought a lot about how I could share a spiritual message with my daughter about how to be positive and to bring positivity to her life. I have saved your post and hope to share it with her in the near future. I love your yearly tradition and think we could probably share your tradition. I can only hope she can grasp it and turn into a beautiful, happy, mindful woman, like you.

    1. Hi Jess! Thanks so much. This means a lot to me. 🙂 Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! I am so happy for you both, and know that you will be the most amazing mom. We also celebrate the Summer and Winter Solstices… the winter one is coming up on December 21st. Might be something you might want to start a little tradition around. We usually just go to the beach and take a moment to think about the new season and changing times. 🙂 Wishing you all the best! Thank you for reading and taking time to respond. xo

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