After incorporating manifestation into her and her family’s routines, Jamie Sabat started Distill + Express to teach others. We talked to Sabat about her manifestation practices and self-care routines. Note: This interview is a part of our 20 Masters of Mindfulness, Movement + Connection roundup, which ran in our Winter 2021 issue.
Tell me about your journey and how it brought you to your current role.
My own journey of manifesting began with the important decision to live the life I truly desired. My childhood and early adult life followed a typical path many people take. I lost my dear mother to cancer before I even left home for college, but I never let fear of illness dictate my life. As a tribute to my mother, I lived it to the fullest. Now a mother myself, I have incorporated meditation and manifestation into my children’s lives and daily routines. It is important for everyone to know they have the power within them to affect positive change.
The decision to make wellness the journey and not the destination came not from a life-changing event, rather from a deep awakening that I had not yet reached my highest potential. Only when I changed the path I was on, with the intent of living the life I had always wanted, did I understand that the universe was waiting to show me the answers to life’s questions. The pivot from student to teacher came, and it is my passion to share the beauty of manifesting with others, so they can realize the life they always imagined is already here.
How are you practicing and prioritizing self-care, especially mid-pandemic?
As the pandemic hit hard in March of 2021, I began putting a white healing light around me. I start early in the morning, getting up an hour before my kids with hypnosis. I used to meditate, but quickly found that self-hypnosis is the way of the future. Then I move onto visualizations and a gratitude journal. I make myself a Bulletproof coffee with adaptogens, ghee and almond milk in the Vitamix while listening to binaural beats. Then I am ready for the kids. I sip my coffee concoction along with lemon water until noon. [I am a] big believer [in] intermittent fasting.
Then, it’s time to move the body. I do a combination of yoga, pilates and barre. Before I hit the shower, I dry brush with essential oils in the direction toward my heart. At lunch, I mix it up between a hearty soup or a huge salad. I’m a vegetarian, so I really like to add beans, seeds and sauces. At night, I wind down with an Epsom salt bath, more journaling and hypnosis. The best time to meditate is first thing when you wake up and last thing before you go to bed, because your brain is in alpha brain wave states. I am usually doing a mindset/personal development challenge and I watch them in bed at night. I stay away from the news or TV shows, as they have a negative effect on my mindset.
What does self-compassion mean to you, and how do you incorporate it into your practice?
For self-compassion, I practice Hoʻoponopono, a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. I say the prayer to myself three times a day: “I love. I’m sorry. I forgive you. Thank you.” When I set aside time on my calendar, I feel much more in flow with the universe and obstacles don’t sway me. So, I set an alarm in my phone.
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