Manifesting like a 13 year old


Can you guess what my 13 year old has decided to manifest? She wants to be a gymnast, on a college team or an Olympic team. She 13, 5’6″ and she has not done gymnastics, except a few years when she was seven to eight years old. She can do a cartwheel, but she’s starting almost from scratch.  Some might say the odds are stacked against her.  Not me.

Here’s the list of what she’s doing to line herself up with her desired goal:

1. Visualizing:  She’s been having dreams at night about being a gymnast and she decided that it was a message to point her to what would make her happy in real life.  Even before we found a class for her to take, she’s been practicing every day in her mind. She is seeing herself do what she wants to do. She is constantly watching videos of gymnasts competing and seeing herself do the same.

2. Scripting:  She told me how excited she was to find the perfect coach and gym for her and one that will let her train with the team, BEFORE it happened. Now she is talking about how is it to learn how to do backhand springs and how support her coaches are, etc.

3. Being it: She has started wearing leotards and her hair up in ponytails and buns.  She wears her leaotards 24/7, under her school uniforms and she sleeps in them.

4. Find evidence that it could happen: She found a story about a girl who started training and made a competitive team only a year later.  She, also, found a video of a professional gymnast who is 5’11’.  If someone can do it at 5’11”, then 5’6″ is a snap.

5. Take big action: She is ready to practice six days a week and be homeschool.  My compromise is to let her take 3 classes a week now and train with the team this summer.  Then, we’ll take it from there, but if she makes the team and can train all day and has a coach that thinks it would be beneficial, I’d definitely let her go for it.

So, will you see her at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics?  Here’s where the strength of desire comes in.  Will she continue to follow this dream or will her passion lead her onto something new?  Time will tell.  I know she can reach her desire if she wants to.  I’ve had many goals, such as becoming a Bradely Method Birth Instructor and a yoga teacher, that I know I could do but I no longer desire to do.  I think following our passions as long as they light us up is wonderful and whether or not we reach the goal is not always the point. The point is how  we felt while we were on the journey towards the goal and right now gymnastics is giving her a reason to smile and be excited about life and that’s enough for me.

How do you line up the energy to take on a new goal?  Are you practicing manifesting like a 13 year old? I’d love to hear how you’ve done it in the past and or how you are doing it right now. To prove it, I’m giving away one of my Angel Card readings (see service page) to one of my commenters during the month of March. I’ll put everyone’s name in and choose a winner to be announced here around April 1st. Then I’ll email the winner with the details if I have access to their e-mail or you can check back here around the first and e-mail me if you’re the winner.

Love and Alchemy,


  • This is great! I’m so proud of her. What a blessing you are to your children! XO

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks, they are just us much a blessing to me. I love how they have so much faith and they go with it.

  • Erin R Britt says:

    Don’t let her height discourage her. She might have to work a little harder, but her lines will be longer and more beautiful to look at. You might also mention taking a Ballet class to her. Many gymnasts take dance along with their coaching. It helps them with balance, graceful movement, and poise.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks, Erin. I’ll let her know. That will be a good thought to focus on as she’s training.

  • Inspiring post, Michelle! What you suggest is a great process for anyone who is clear on what they wish to manifest in their life.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks. It’s true that sometimes what holds us back is not being clear about what we do want.

  • Angie Mc says:

    My best to your daughter and you! We homeschool athletes (baseball) who want to compete at the college level and beyond if so blessed. I love this time together, watching my children unfold.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      That’s awesome that you get to spend that time with them. I’ve always thought about homeschooling but my kids were lucky enough to get into a language academy where half there day is taught in Spanish. My 13 year old is now fluent in Spanish, but if when they are in high school, they want to homeschool, I will let them and be excited to have that experience.

  • Tiffany Smallwood says:

    That sounds wonderful. I am proud of her as well.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks, me, too. When she made up a list of chores to do to pay for,her lessons, I figured she was pretty serious.

  • Michael says:

    “Some might say the odds are stacked against her. Not me.” ……not me too..

  • Michael says:

    “She’s been having dreams at night about being a gymnast and she decided that it was a message to point her to what would make her happy in real life.”….. I completely agree with her. Plz click and read my post on dreams …

  • Michael says:

    “Can you guess what my 13 year old has decided to manifest? She wants to be a gymnast, on a college team or an olympic team.”……. please click and read ….

  • Michael says:

    “I know she can reach her desire if she wants to.” …. I strongly belief your daughter is going to be GREAT. What I have read about her are some of the qualities of a goal-getter !!! I wish her God’s favour and direction, and loads of luck too. Plz click and read

  • Michelle Dobbins says:

    Michael, Thanks for all you wonderful comments! It’s funny how so many of your blog posts pertian to this one. Synchronicity! I really enjoyed your blog. 🙂

  • Roni Lynne says:

    I’m working with positive affirmations right now. Your daughter’s story has given me more food for thought. Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      You’re Welcome! Positive affirmations are great and it’s fun to change it up and try different things, too! Thanks for commenting.

  • Joy says:

    I *love* this!

    We have a similar experience in our home–my children were raised to know infinite possibility is real, and they constantly remind me with their manifesting abilities. A year ago, my son decided he wanted to join Cirque du Soleil. So, he went to their website, downloaded exercises and began practicing every day. That we live in a pretty conservative, small beach town, was not a deterrent to him. He knew he would manifest a teacher and he wanted to be ready.

    So, one day several months ago, a new aerial gym opened in the city next to us; owned by two cirque performers, who live and train here locally and take turns traveling with shows. Really. And, my son was “ready” because he had been practicing and is now in the local cirque troupe (that didn’t exist a short while ago!) Yes, focus, practice, and belief are all essential to manifesting; and what my children mirror to me is full trust in the process (sometimes beyond even what I have!).

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      I love this story, Joy! It gave me goosebumps! Our kids are so good at this, especially when we’ve raised them knowing it. Wow! That is so cool. Really what are the odds of cirque performer’s opening a gym in your town? Your son sure knows how to create his reality. Thanks so much for sharing!

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