How to Manifest the Life You Want
I was talking to my meditation group the other day about manifesting. "I couldn't do that" was the surprisingly general response. There were many comments along the lines of "I don't believe you can just wish for something and just get it."
Hmm, ok, I thought, it’s time for a "You Absolutely Can Manifest the Life you Want" conversation.
Regardless of whether your goals are big or small, life changing or life enhancing, any form of positive thinking can harness the power of the universe to transform your thoughts into reality.
This is something anyone can practice, and to an extent (whether we know it or not) we already do.
Think about it. Have you ever consciously wished for a parking space while driving? That it wouldn't rain until you got inside? That the kids, just for a night, wouldn't try to kill each other while you're cooking dinner?
That’s all a form of manifesting and in order for it to work, all we’ve got to do is have a little faith.
I believe that deep down, we are all insanely optimistic.
Even if we say we're not, even if we think we expect the worst, we all have a little flicker inside that tells us this time it's all going to be alright.
It's this spark of something buried deep below our consciousness that energetically attracts what we believe on some level can happen.
A small example of this is when I used to make plans to see a friend who cancelled over 90% of the time. That never stopped me from making plans, because when we did meet up, we always had fun.
Even though I'd say "I am supposed to be meeting Amy today, but she will probably let me down," there was a part of me that refused to give up, that always hoped this time would be different.
When I looked at what I was putting out there energetically, I decided that I could change, even if she couldn't.
The next time we had plans, I aligned my conscious and my subconscious. I didn't plan a fall-back evening meal for me. I absolutely was having lunch with Amy!
And you know what? I did.
Following our "You Absolutely Can Manifest the Life you Want" conversation, someone in my meditation group gave it a go. She felt too materialistic asking for something big, so she focused on ice cream.
When her groceries were delivered a few days later, there was a complimentary trial tub of Ben and Jerry's.
Wanna try? Follow these easy steps and let me know how you get on.
1. Be positive.
Put your attention on positive concepts only. Approach them with an open heart and an open mind.
2. Write down your goals.
Be clear on what you want and what you don’t want. Say you want a new house. Picture how you want that to happen. You don’t want to suddenly be flooded or hit by an earthquake and forced to move!
3. Use the present tense.
Word everything as if it is already happening. If you are wishing for things in the future, they will forever remain in the future. For example, change I want a new job, to I have a new job that I love.
You can keep a reality journal where you list everything you want as if it is currently happening. That will also help with the step above. Two birds, one stone, what’s not to love?
4. Meditate on it.
Once in your meditative state and relaxed, you can start bringing in what you want to manifest. Then play around with imagining it. Where are you? Who are you with? What is happening? How do you feel? Make it as real as you can.
You don’t need to engineer scenarios or avoid situations to try to make it fit. Have a little faith. Let the Universe do its own thing while you do yours.
If it’s not happening, it’s probably because you don’t believe it can. Move your mind out of the way and let it happen.
I would love to hear how you get on!
To learn more about meditation, check out The Essential Guide To Meditation With Charlie Knoles.
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