Manifestation has become a buzzword lately. Though it’s totally awesome that the Law of Attraction is now trendy, it also can be a bit misleading for folks who are unwilling to do the heavy lifting.
If you truly want to use your energetic power to manifest greatness, you must clear all that blocks you from believing in your greatness.
A Course in Miracles teaches that on some level, you’ve asked for everything that happens in your life. Your intentions create your reality. There’s no need to beat yourself up: simply recognizing how your low-level thoughts negatively affect your life is the first powerful step toward changing your experiences.
Begin your manifesting process by getting honest about how your low-level thoughts, energy, and feelings of disbelief block you from receiving what you desire.
Once you get clear about the blocks, you can begin to clean them up to clear space for positive manifestations to occur.
So, let’s repeat the question. What Is Manifestation?
To put it in simple terms, it’s a process by which you can create your reality by using the power of your mind.
That means that instead of taking what the world offers you, accepting what you’re given, succumbing to concepts like fate and luck, you take a conscious and deliberate role in creating the world around you, by manifesting what you want in your relationships, your life, your wealth – in fact, in every aspect of your life.
Manifestation is a metaphysical process, which means it’s based on mental processes that go beyond the ones we use in everyday life.
That’s not to say it’s a complicated process, or that the techniques you can use to manifest what you want are difficult to understand or use: far from it, they’re actually very simple.
You see, those “in the know” have been producing, or co-creating, their reality for centuries. (Co-creating just means we recognize the Universe’s role in creating reality. We never do this alone!)
If you look back throughout human history you’ll find people were writing about how the world around us can be changed by exercising the power of the mind at least as far back as the ancient Egyptians.
And most of you will know that the Bible refers to a process of getting what you want – you might recall the famous quotation “Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find.”
Whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not, we are continuously manifesting all aspects of our lives through our thoughts and our feelings. What we focus on, what we give great emotional feeling to, begins to be created in the Universe to support our intentional or unconscious desires.
Manifesting is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the act, process, or an instance of manifesting”. It’s also defined as “a public demonstration of power and purpose”, which is by far my favorite. In other words, you have the power to bring forth into your life whatever you choose with purpose.
Think of it as ordering from the Cosmic kitchen of the Universe. When you go into a restaurant, you don’t want to tell the waiter that you want “food”.
Most of us are much more definite than that. In fact, we generally don’t hesitate to tell the waiter exactly what we want, how we want it, and when we want it. We don’t just tell the waiter we want a “salad”; we’ll specify that we want a chopped Chinese Chicken salad with dressing on the side, no bread, and water plain, no ice.
Last weekend I went to a restaurant with a friend and told the waitress I was really hungry – to bring the food as quickly as she could. Before we knew it, food was in front of us on our table exactly as we’d ordered it.
Your order may be a bit different, but you get the idea.
The same is true for the Universe. If we are conscious about our choices and use the power that has been given to us, we can manifest the life of our dreams. Regardless of what may be happening in the lives of others, each of us has the power to create the reality of our own lives. We simply need to place our order, certain that we are very clear about what we want, and knowing that what we have ordered will be delivered to us.
If, however, we are unconscious in our choosing, we may be unpleasantly surprised to find that our thoughts and emotions have produced quite a different reality.
The practical dilemma for many of us is that we don’t know how to use the power that we have. Or we may only think we know how to manifest. By not manifesting properly, or losing faith if it doesn’t happen quickly enough we sabotage the manifesting by allowing our thoughts to focus on what we don’t have, what we don’t see, and what we don’t want.
It’s like turning on a faucet. You want to keep the water running so you can stay in the flow. The process of manifesting accelerates so that it takes very little effort and very little thought to get what you choose in life.
More importantly, time is speeding up and the veil between dimensions is getting thinner so we are manifesting sometimes at lightning speed. What you give focus, emotional energy and power to can appear in your life before you realize it. The key here is what we focus on and what we choose to experience.
Ask yourself now: Are you manifesting all the health, wealth, success, and prosperity that you want in your life? Look around you and you’ll know at least part of the answer.
More than ever NOW is the time to learn how to use your powers rightly, wisely, and productively. NOW is the time to begin to use consciously what you might have been using unconsciously in the past. NOW is the time to create the life you desire and deserve!
Here’s something I’ve learned from experience, though – as Florence Scovel Shinn, author of The Power of the Spoken Word, suggests: I now request that I receive what I desire “under grace in a perfect way,” so I don’t have to experience a painful experience to receive my desires in this lifetime. I suggest you do the same.
I’m going to share that step-by-step process with you now.
Here’s some keys to remember first – it’s simple but at first it may not be easy. Once you become practiced with this process, you will do it automatically, without even thinking about it. Remember, too, that manifesting successfully lies in the sequence of the step-by-step process. It’s like baking a cake or building a house – there’s a certain order and certain ingredients that have to be mixed together to get the results that you want.
It’s a process of following the recipe or following the instructions. If you leave anything out or decide to change the ingredients, you may not get the same result that others do. You want your house built on a solid foundation and your cake to turn out the way you imagined it.
Most important to remember is that this really works. It really does!
As a starting point, you need to begin by creating the right environment for success. You have to become ready to transmit the energy of what you choose for your life out into the Universe so that it can respond.
Turn off all phones, beepers, pagers, and go to an area where you can be quiet for a period of time. Find a comfortable place to rest in and support your body completely. A couch or a chair is great. Make sure you’re completely supported.
Close your eyes and begin by taking several deep breaths to relax your body, calm your emotions, and clear your mind. Feel your body relaxing as you breathe. As you breathe in, breathe in peace. As you breathe out, breathe out any negativity.
Getting into a state of spiritual vibration is really pretty easy, though you may not feel the physical sensations at first. It’s generally best to invite whatever force of Universal Energy you choose to surround you. You may call this force God, Buddha, Jesus, Spirit, Life Force, Angels, Higher Power or Divine Presence. Whatever feels right to you, the main purpose here is to connect with the universal spirit of love and light, and to allow that love and light to surround you completely.
Remember that the Universe is friendly to you and wants to give you whatever you choose. Know that Spirit is your true source and supply for everything you can possibly desire.
There are many ways to get into a state of spiritual vibration. My favorite techniques use golden light or white light energy. The simplest way is to imagine a beam of golden or white light coming down and surrounding you completely. Allow the light to move in you, through you, and around you. Feel the tingling on your skin.
Feel the energy within each and every cell of your body. Become aware that you are surrounded and gently protected.
Choose What You Desire
First of all, know that what you desire has already been chosen for you. You have the desire for a reason, and the desire needs to be expressed in the world. Have you ever noticed some of the choices people make?
They’re very unique and we all have different tastes in some area of our lives.
You may not choose to be an auto mechanic, but other people are deeply passionate and thrilled by this work. On the other hand, not everyone chooses to be an investment banker or work with numbers. We all have a purpose to be fulfilled in life, and our desires are the signs that show us the way of our own path.
Visualize or imagine a white screen in your mind’s eye. See the words “I Choose” in front of you and write out what you choose to experience in your life at the present time in your own handwriting.
Focus on each word and let each word become deeply impressed in your mind. With all of your mind, heart, and soul accept the fulfillment of your desire NOW. Not tomorrow or sometime in the future. Accept all the good that is present for you, all the good that the Universe has for you. Say to yourself “I accept the fulfillment of this desire NOW.”
Expect The Gift
Because the desires you have are for a reason, and because the Universe is friendly to your plans, knowing that you have a special gift to bring into this world, know that your order IS being filled.
Because you have accepted the fulfillment of your desire, expect that your order will be fulfilled. Just like in the restaurant, know that what you have accepted is already being prepared in the kitchen and that it will be delivered to you. You don’t have to look at the menu anymore, you know what you have chosen, and you know that you are now receiving it.
Love the feeling of having what you have chosen.
Visualize What You Desire
Visualizing is a key ingredient to manifesting. Look at the white screen in your mind’s eye again and begin to run a movie of what you have chosen. See yourself doing, being, having, and enjoying your good in overflowing measure. See yourself being happy, joyous, loving, free, and prosperous. Add color, depth, sound, and texture to your vision.
Vision and imagine the greatest and most fulfilling scenes that you can produce in your mind. Feel the excitement of seeing your desire already fulfilled. See it, feel it, taste it, touch it, smell it, sense it, know it.
Use all of your senses and let your vision become etched in your mind in detail, knowing that what you are seeing is the present time.
Visualizing does two major things: it makes clear what you want to the smallest details so you can experience it completely and fully, and by visualizing and holding to that vision in your mind you are blocking any opposing views. Don’t listen to reports of the world economic conditions, don’t focus on poverty or what’s “wrong” in life, don’t listen to people who don’t’ agree with this process. Your success and your prosperity will be the greatest gift you can give them.
In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles writes, “Something more is necessary, however, than merely to see the picture clearly. If that is all you do, you are only a dreamer, and will have little or no power for accomplishment.
Behind your clear vision must be the purpose to realize it, to bring it out in tangible expression. And behind this purpose must be an invincible and unwavering FAITH that the thing is already yours, that it is “at hand” and you have only to take possession of it. … Live in the new house, wear the fine clothes, ride in the automobile, go on the journey, and confidently plan for greater journeys.
Think and speak of all the things you have asked for in terms of actual present ownership. Imagine an environment and a financial condition exactly as you want them, and live all the time in that mental environment and financial condition until they take physical shape.”
Love What You See
Love is the strongest emotional vibration; nothing is more powerful than the power of love. Allow the power of love to work for you.
As you watch the vision of your desires fulfilled, say to yourself silently “I love what I see.” Let all the love you can feel in your heart pour out as you focus on the beautiful images of what you have chosen.
Love the joyous expressions and the happy scenes. Love doing what you love to do. Love being what you want to be. Love having what you want to have. Love the pictures of total fulfillment that you are now seeing within your mind and feeling within your heart.
Know Your Desires Are Being Fulfilled
Here you move beyond “believing” and into the knowing that what you desire is being fulfilled. This is the certainty that makes all the difference. Say to yourself silently “Let there be total fulfillment now”. Allow yourself to receive everything that you desire. Your faith in the loving support of the Universe is powerful.
Know, with certainty, that your good is coming into visible form and experience. Your good is coming to you by the power of your word. Say to yourself silently now “It is done and so it is.”
In The Isaiah Effect, Gregg Braden reminds us that, ”to create in our world we must first have the feelings of our creation already fulfilled. Our prayers then become prayers of giving thanks for what we have created, rather than of asking that our creations come to pass.”
Now is the time to tap into the power of the Universe and allow Divine Spirit to be the only power at work in your life. Let go and let God. Release your needs and desires. Willingly accept your highest and greatest good. Know that by releasing everything, the whole creative system in the universe is in action in your life and in your affairs. Know that only that which is perfect, plentiful, good, beautiful, loving, peaceful, and joyful is now manifesting in your world.
Express gratitude for all that you have received. Let your heart overflow with joy and gratitude. Thank God with praise and love. Become thankful for your total fulfillment now.
To quote Wallace D. Wattles again, “Be as thankful for it all the time as you expect to be when it has taken form. The person who can sincerely thank God for the things which as yet he owns only in imagination has real faith. He will get rich. He will cause the creation of whatever he wants.”
Take The Appropriate Actions in Your World
Move into action in your word as co-creator with your Higher Power. Listen to your inner guides and do what is in front of you to the very best of your ability. Move forward with faith that you are being guided in your daily life.
Don’t hesitate or let your “thinking” mind or other people’s opinions take you off your path. Do what you feel inspired to do.
The guidance will be there. I know there have been times when I’ve done something that seemed pretty silly at the moment only to find out that it was perfect. When I have a thought to call someone, I call them. Inevitably, they are thinking about me and wanted to connect. When I feel an inspiration to go somewhere I go, only to find out that I needed to meet someone or help someone once I got there.
Trust your intuition and trust your guidance. Stay open to the miraculous moments that will be unfolding each and every day. Look forward with anticipation to these miracles and become grateful as they appear in your life.
This is most probably the most difficult thing that you have to do. Appreciation…you have to appreciate everything you currently have in your life. Yes, everything, even the negative things. I’m quite sure that you have heard the statement…”what you resist will persist”. Don’t resist your negative experiences, appreciate them and it will “turn around by itself” 🙂
Talk to you again soon
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