The idea of manifestation is a hot topic these days. Who wouldn’t want to see their biggest dreams take form into reality? But with the heightened curiosity around manifesting, The Secret, and all this talk about the transformation of 'thoughts to things,' we can very easily be misguided into thinking we can control the universe and manipulate our way into getting exactly what we want, exactly when we want it—which, spoiler alert: actually isn’t the case.
How you perceive the world is directly how the world manifests itself for you, so whether it’s intentional or not, consciously or subconsciously, you are always manifesting. YOU (alongside the universe) co-create your reality. The magic in manifesting is using this power to attract whatever it is you desire into your life. Whether it's the car, the man, the job, the paycheck, the apartment, etc., you can become a magnet for your greatest desires. Here’s how:
1. Get crystal clear about you want
Like sending mixed signals results in chaos and confusion, unclear intentions attract unclear results. When you’re clear about what you want more of, as well as what you don’t want, life will always rise up to meet you there.
Make a desire list. Be super specific and write your list as if you already have what you want in the present moment. Rather than saying, “I want this,” or “I want to be,” act as though you already have or already are. When we say “I want this,” or “I want to be,” what we are really saying is, "I don’t have this,” "I am not this;” which depicts lack. By the Law of Attraction, when we're coming from a place of lack, we're attracting more lack, so instead, write your list as if you already have it.
Internationally renowned self-development author, speaker and manifestation expert, Dr. Wayne Dyer, writes, “Act as if what you intend to manifest in life is already a reality. Eliminate thoughts of conditions, limitations, or the possibility of it not manifesting. If left undisturbed in your mind and in the mind of intention simultaneously, it will germinate into reality in the physical world.”
Read your list every night before you go to bed for the next two weeks, visualizing your desires as if you already have them. Live in your desires.
TWEET IT OUT: When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. -The Alchemist
2. Spot check your thoughts
When we really want something we think about it, a lot. And because we are energetic beings (everything in this world is made up of energy), everything we do, say, and think, carries a specific vibration or frequency. Low level thoughts like doubt, jealousy, guilt and resentment carry low level energy, whereas high level thoughts like joy, love and gratitude vibrate at a high frequency. According to the Universal Law of Attraction, like attracts like, so in order to attract what we want into our lives, we have to become a vibrational match for our desires. So if it’s love, joy, abundance, or inspiration we crave, we have to become a vibrational match for those desires. How do we do that? Simple: Up the vibe.
Throughout the day take inventory of your thoughts (we have anywhere between 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day). Are you thinking high vibe joyful thoughts or low vibe negative thoughts? If you find yourself thinking low level thoughts, you have the power to change them in an instant.
3. Release your attachment to the outcome
This may sound a little counterintuitive, but it's a major part of the manifestation process. Sometimes our desires don’t manifest exactly how we’ve envisioned them. For example, over the summer we really wanted to host an event with our brilliantly talented friend, Reanne. It was on our vision boards, in our new moon wishes, but with conflicting schedules and other obstacles it just didn’t happen. However, fast forward three months and we’re now collaborating on a much bigger project that we could not be more excited for. Although it’s not the project we initially envisioned, it’s something so much better.
So when things don’t play out exactly how you want, accept and trust that the Universe has a plan far greater than you could have ever imagined. When we're attached to a specific outcome, we can block ourselves from receiving so always focus on the content not the frame. Hone in on the way you want to feel, rather than what you want your desire to look like or the form you expect it to come in (the frame). Dwell in that energy, the energy of how it feels to receive what you want, and be open to it being even better than you imagined. It’s this or something better.
4. Be patient
This is definitely the hardest part but patience is crucial when it comes to manifesting. Although the Universe is always working on your behalf, it's not always working on your schedule. Just as you have to detach from the form in which your desires manifest, you also have to detach from the schedule at which it comes to you. Trust that when you are open and ready, you will receive. A Course In Miracles teaches us, "Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait and wait without anxiety." Take this message with you and allow your faithfulness to guide you into the belief that everything you desire (or something better), is coming your way.
TWEET IT OUT: Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety. -ACIM
What do you want to manifest in the new year? Declare your desires in the comments below (psst.. the Universe reads our blog), and share this post & your desires with two friends.
It’s this or something better,
Erika & Jess
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