The Principles of Manifesting
“Manifesting” simply means bringing something into your reality that was not there previously. In fact, everything that is in your life right now has been attracted to you by yourself – by your thoughts and beliefs – but most likely that has happened unconsciously. What you're doing in the manifesting practice is taking control of the process, and learning to consciously create what you desire in your life.
Manifesting involves a whole new way of being and thinking. There are new attitudes to adopt, and old habits and patterns to let go of! Embrace this new way of being with enthusiasm and anticipation – in fact, enthusiasm, as you will learn, is one of the keys to attaining your goals and dreams. Let the adventure begin!
Be Clear about your intentions / desires
If you are picturing something that you're not 100% sure you want, then either cross it off your list, or work through what you’re feeling. It sometimes happens that you only realise you don't really want something, or that its not as important as you thought it was, when you're actually picturing yourself with that thing. Or maybe you just need to change the wording of your affirmation, as you get clearer in your head about what you actually want.
Know that you are worthy of your desires!
You may feel that you don't deserve something on your list – in which case you certainly won’t be successful in manifesting it. If on the other hand you believe you deserve the very best, happiest, most prosperous life you can imagine, then that’s what you’ll create!
Many of your self-critical and limiting ideas come from your childhood and upbringing – it’s your choice whether to remain trapped in a disempowered state. You don’t need years of analysis to get over your past – just decide how you choose to be now! You can manifest that by picturing yourself as you wish to be – confident, optimistic, and peaceful – whatever you choose. Then let go of how that will happen, and let the universe help you create that way of being.
Every single person on earth is deserving of perfect happiness and prosperity!
Only your limiting beliefs are holding you back from achieving your dreams.
Feel enthusiastic about what you're manifesting!
Put your emotions and your passion behind your manifesting practice. Although this is a scientific technique, it’s essential to be passionate in your practice!
The more enthusiastic you are about creating something in your life,
the faster and more easily and joyfully you will draw that thing to yourself!
Detach from the outcome
This may sound strange, but all you need to do is see what you desire already in your reality, and then let it go and be in peace, trusting that everything you desire will come. What is crucial is to accept that the “HOW and WHEN” of those dreams manifesting may be different from what you expect.
It really is true that “the universe works in mysterious ways!” What you’re going for might not serve you well at that point in your life. There might be very good reasons why “your perfect life partner,” for instance, is not meant to be in your life right then – reasons that may not be obvious until several years later.
So, after saying your affirmation and then picturing yourself having achieved that goal or dream, as clearly as possible, try your best to let go of how and when that thing is going to come into your reality. Some spiritual traditions call this “letting go and letting God.”
Let go of the approval of 'the tribe'
Your family, friends and peers will most likely not relate to what you’re doing in your manifesting practice. You don’t need their approval. Don’t try to convert anyone to your way of thinking unless they’re actually asking you sincerely for help. You are “stepping out of the box” with this practice – do it in private – when your enthusiasm is dampened by another person’s negative response to what you believe in, it drains energy from what you’re doing!
Match your desires with your inner AND outer voice
If your words or thoughts are negative, and contradict the affirmation you’re using when you do the manifesting meditation, it’s not likely to work! Catch yourself complaining to a friend about being broke, or thinking, “I’ll never save enough for a holiday” – and change your words! You have to believe you can manifest that thing, and not contradict what you’re going for with your words or thoughts!
Trust - have absolute faith in your creative power
At first, you may doubt that you are completely in charge of what you create in your life. When you start to actually manifest things, however, you will start to really understand your creative power! And when you do, you will start to TRUST in your own power. It is the combination of: -
your powerful mind
your free will as a human
your imagination – your ability to picture
the passion you place behind your intentions
which combine to make you a formidable creator! Imagination is the secret ingredient in manifesting – it’s far more powerful than effort or ‘working hard’ – it involves ‘playing hard’ instead!
Practicing an attitude of gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to stay in a positive flow of incoming energy. It’s as simple as reminding yourself of all of the things in your life that you can choose to be grateful for. Your amazing body - every precious breath that you breathe, the physical pleasures you can experience – swimming, dancing, making love, being massaged, walking, the list is endless! The people in your life that you love and who love you – the lovers, friends, family, clients, children, and so on. The infinite beauty and perfection of nature that Mother Earth provides for us – the trees, forests, oceans, rivers, flowers, deserts, hills, mountains, our gardens, parks, the animals and insects, etc. The comfort and protection you have in your home – your bed, duvet, bath, kitchen, fridge, your clothes.
It’s impossible to list the things we have to be grateful for – our lives are so abundant! And yet we choose to spend a lot of our waking hours focussing on what we DON’T have, and on the things that DON’T bring us joy, satisfaction or pleasure.
In order to stay in the flow of positive energy which allows us to manifest our dreams, we have to learn to stay in a positive frame of mind as much of the time as possible. This involves choosing to focus on the positive and choosing to lift our spirits and therefore our thoughts and feelings when we’re feeling negative. There are ‘tricks of the trade’ in this business, just as there are in all other ventures…and practicing gratitude and appreciation is one of the most powerful ‘tricks’ there is!
The converse of gratitude is MOANING/COMPLAINING – catch yourself and break the habit! When someone at work moans about something, you don’t have to join in just to fit in.
Try chanting OM for 5- 20 minutes, while pictures of all you are grateful for
run continuously through your inner vision. This is a great thing to do at the end of your day.