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Wonder, Magic, and the Art of Allowing

Wonder, Magic, and the Art of Allowing

Oh my stars. We have all been taught to work so darn hard to get what we want.

And listen, I was raised with an excellent New England work ethic (with some Pittsburgh and Buffalo roots deep under that), and I am not afraid to get my hands dirty hauling away, splitting firewood with an axe, standing knee-deep in compost to turn it, or learn how to code the backend of my website to fix things on the fly.

That being said, I think most of us have been pushing way too hard for way too long.

Are you tired of trying so dang hard and are you ready for the deep release and oxygenation that comes from taking a deep breath and unclenching your fingers?

If so, I’ve got something that’s going to help. Immensely.

If you want to know:

  • How I manifested a refrigerator in less than 3 hours
  • How to let go of needing to architect the fruition of everything you want and therefore save yourself a ton of energy, stress, and time
  • The critical shift we can make that makes all the difference between allowing vs. controlling
  • 3 steps to get better at attracting what you want

…then watch the video below!

One of my biggest time-savers in life is practicing the art of allowing – Kate Northrup

Wonder, Magic, and the Art of Allowing

After you watch the video I want to know: What’s something you desire? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Know someone who would like this video? Send it along to them or share it on social.

You are not in control of the entire world. Neither am I. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have what we want (at least the stuff that’s meant for us).

When you practice allowing (rather than controlling) you will not only get more of what you want, you’ll feel a heck of a lot better while you wait for it to appear!

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  • I want to manifest friends and travel opportunities. Maybe someone who likes to clean house

  • My own brand new home! Hmmmmmm I wonder how the universe will deliver!

    Love the art of allowing and your wide reminders Kate!

    • Kate Northrup

      Yes Clara! I desire a brand new home for you and your sweet family, too! And so it is. Let’s see where it comes from!

  • To pass my 4th attempt of my board exam

  • Vicky

    Some things need an element of planning and taking action.
    How do you know which ones to allow and which things to roll up your sleeves and make happen?

    • Kate Northrup

      Great question, Vicky! I love the proverb “As you pray, move your feet” because it reminds us that we can do BOTH. I love to take small actions toward my desire every day and then know that the Universe will meet me more than halfway on the ones that are meant for me!

  • Ahhh…this is aptly timed for me. Also about to buy your book Kate. Do Less. Do Less. xoxo I’m going to try this.

  • Jennifer Lyons Lyons

    Financial Freedom

  • My desire is to start a brick and mortar non-profit that host life skills classes/courses and e-courses for all ages that are not or were not taught in traditional schools (similar to Jon and Missy Butcher’s, but for children also). I can even see a day flex-school operating from this place for homeschoolers or alternative education seekers….my Dilema is…this lives in my head and my life has mostly been just making ends meet. It feels like time is running out for me, so I’m just going to release this into the universe.

    • Kate Northrup

      This is the perfect thing to release to the Universe, Joanne. I also wonder: in what way could you start doing this work in small ways and allow it to grow organically? Could you host classes in the library conference room or a community center? Could you do it for free on Facebook live? I find the Universe meets me more than half way when I do something small to affirm my commitment. This is a beautiful mission and you’ve got this!

  • sherry burns

    I want a home within walking distance of downtown. My sister and I re legally blind but can see well enough to get around and take care of ourselves except we cannot drive so we must depend on others We live about 5 mi. Out of town. If we could be closer to town we could walk to the store and not have to have wonderful friends take us every time. We have one transit bus in our town that helps but is not always available. I am going to wish for this and then let it go and allow it. thank you so much

    • Kate Northrup

      Beautiful desire Sherry. I desire this for you and your sister, too! I would start by telling everyone you know this desire so they can keep their eyes and ears open for you!

  • My strongest desire is to reach a bigger audience! I’m the National Heal Your Life® Trainer teaching the work of our beloved Louise Hay. I train workshop leaders and life coaches in her philosophy. My desire is to have more registrations to be able to make a bigger difference and to help empower others to utilize all of these tools/principles, including the Art of Allowing! (Love the work of Abraham) LOVE your work, the money book was incredibly transformational. PS: Another desire, stop worrying!!! Have faith. Surrender! Book is ordered. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Sandra

    • Kate Northrup

      Awesome Sandra. You’re doing powerful, important work. This is a great time to use the proverb, “As you pray, move your feet.” I love to figure out what small actions I can take every day toward my desire and know that the Universe will meet me more than half way and I know it will with you, too!

  • Gill

    I would like to live in a house by the sea where it’s sunny. 😊

  • Kristen Wilson

    Perfect timing. My desires are quite different: one practical and one urgent. Practically I need a new washer/ dryer! And second I need my husband home with me. He is currently stuck remotely in another country due to paperwork issues! Love to see how that plays out! Thank you!

    • Kate Northrup

      Oh kristen! My heart goes out to you with your husband stuck in another country. The perfect time to practice allowing. May you have that new washer/dryer and your husband back quickly and surprisingly easily!

  • I would like to transform our little house out back into an airbnb. I let go of the how esp the financial how and put it in the hands of the universe.
    Thank you so much Kate!

  • Lisa Tsubouchi

    I would like for my ex to come back! Thank you for this video, Kate.

  • I desire to meet my income goal for this year easily and joyfully!

  • Maria Gavin

    I would like to sell a TV project I am working on.

    I would like inspiration (clarity) about a topic on which to write a book.

    • Kate Northrup

      Excellent! My recommendation is to follow your curiosity and follow what feels exciting to you because it will lead you to all the best stuff!

  • Desire to let an injury be part of my journey and not control the process :)

  • This is hilarious, because today I was researching floral refrigerators for the business that I’m launching.

    I guess the universe will provide in an unexpected way this time…

    Thanks for this video – exactly what I need to read.

  • I have two main businesses, I should say, in addition to my work as a performing artist — Moving Stories, my somatic teaching/client practice and Light Box, ( my performance and community venue in Detroit. For Light Box I’m currently hoping to allow the funds and support to come through for all of our city required building renovations to finally be completed this year.

    • Kate Northrup

      Beautiful work you’re doing, Stefanie! I love your clarity of your desire. What I would recommend next is to trust your curiosity and where it leads because sometimes the manifestation of our desires comes through really unexpected places when we simply follow our instinct!

  • Natasha Lyons

    I would like to have enough abundance in my life for my children and I to travel and do other fun things we dream about.

  • Loni Stepan

    I have been soo stressed out this last few weeks about all the details which is not my normal state. Thanks for the reminder this train is back on track!

  • Zsuzsi

    I desire a new car! Used or brand new not important just something reliable and in perfect condition. I have had this desire for quite sometime, not sure what I might be “doing wrong “

  • Barbara James

    I love the art of allowing! I find maintaining a positive mindset so important, but sometimes hard! My kids have been helping lately, as I have opened up to them. Our house is not working and we need to move, but I am feeling completely stuck. So beautiful middle child has started making lists and talking about what she/we need in a new house. Every extra mind helping me ‘allow’ is a big bonus- thanks beautiful kids! Thanks for this post.
    Also am trying to ‘show up’ more in the world by giving back, and thinking/hoping that abundance as a message to the universe will help, especially when I am doubting myself, and when I can’t see the pathway.
    Would love to hear if others find having others helping them allow, makes a difference.

    • Kate Northrup

      I love the idea of having more people practicing allowing to increase the power of attraction. Super smart! I cannot imagine that it wouldn’t make your desires that much more powerful. You’ll be in your new house in no time!

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