Have you ever heard the phrase, “You can achieve anything you set your mind to?”
Manifesting is intentionally creating something you want through attraction, belief, patterns, thoughts, and feelings. Life is an algorithm, like Facebook posts - what you give your attention to, you get back. By knowing this, we can use it as a tool to get what we want in life. And here’s the really juicy part, YOU absolutely can create what you imagine. YOU really are THAT powerful.
I know because I used to think I couldn’t. “That kind of thing only works for special people,” I used to tell myself. Then I started to practice and get better and better, and now my manifesting sometimes works so fast and easily that my jaw drops to the floor, and my head spins in disbelief. I remember driving home, being really frustrated, and discouraged about my job about five years ago. I thought to myself about the kind of job that I wanted. I wanted a job with more pay, a good vacation program, less micromanaging, more freedom, and a laid back, healthy work environment with like-minded people. Somewhere I could use my creative talents in a field I could be passionate in. Not six months later, I landed my job at RidgeCrest Herbals. My biggest manifest to date has been the home I moved into April of 2020. The accuracy of my dream board to my home is astounding.
Here is my no B.S. how-to on manifesting:
Think it through: I am serious when I say this, be careful what you ask for because you might get it. Sometimes we don’t think about what we want until we have it and then change our minds because we didn’t think it through. Make sure that what you are asking for is what you really want.
Check yourself: Become hyper-aware of what the thoughts you have surrounding what you want are. If you constantly tell yourself you don’t deserve something or aren’t worthy, you will stay stuck. Look deep and see where you need to heal. Stop the negative thoughts in their tracks. For example, money is something I have always had an issue with. The narrative has been that I can’t afford things. Now I interrupt those thoughts with “I allow money into and out of my life freely.” Be the gatekeeper of your thoughts.
Be clear: When you are setting your intentions, get very clear and specific about what you want. Don’t get caught up in the how. Think of it like ordering off a menu - you can have anything you want, you just need to order and let your waiter (the universe) serve it to you.
Be flexible: Sometimes, what we think we want isn't going to be exactly perfect, and that's ok. We need to have enough flexibility and gratitude for what we do get, and see the bigger picture. Sometimes what we get is just a stepping stone to what we really want. Not getting emotionally attached is one of the most important parts of manifesting. If we try to hold on too tightly, like sand, it escapes. Be willing to adjust your sights.
Visualize: See what you want. Meditate on it daily. Imagine the fine details - colors, smells, tastes, touch - try to involve your senses as much as possible. Make a dream board to look at every day. Create mantras and affirmations, and window shop for what you want. Drive the car, tour the house, imagine yourself doing the things you want to do. The more your focus is on what you want, the better.
Inspired Action! Dreams and manifesting are about more than believing. Things don't just appear out of thin air; you must take action. You have to work hard for what you want. You don't get something for nothing, what you give you get. If it's that shiny new car you want, start saving. If it's a promotion you are after, do everything you can to invest in yourself along the way. Work on your goals as often as you can, and don't forget about why you want the things you do.
Bonus tip: Be patient, especially if manifesting is new to you. These sorts of things take practice, but you will get the hang of it. One of my favorite things to remember by Rumi is: “What you seek, is seeking you."