In her book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, Martha Beck says to manifest the things we desire, we must get clear on the vision and then let it go. Stop thinking and talking about it.
Parts of The Desire Map feel like you’re encouraging the opposite – to deeply marinate and regularly remind myself of what I want to feel and the experiences/things that I desire because I think they will make me feel that way. Am I interpreting your philosophy correctly, or is there a ‘letting go’ component I’ve missed?
My root theory: Regularly remind yourself of how you want to feel. And then do things that will help you feel that way.
THAT is the central practice.
The doing — the actions you take to generate your core desired feelings — is as important as creating an inner state of your feelings.
As for the letting go component that you’re asking about specifically … when you are devoted to feeling the way you want to feel, you become less attached to the form that things show up in, which is a very good place to be. The example I use in The Desire Map is meeting the love of your life who is nothing like you “pictured” them to be, and yet, you’re very clear they make you feel juuust the way you wanted to.
So, in a nutshell:
Open up to the specifics of how those feelings become manifest for you.
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World