How To Manifest In 2 Easy Steps
I’m sure you’ve heard about Manifesting, but you may be asking what exactly is it? Essentially, manifesting is the law of attraction. When you put out to the universe what it is you want and it’s “magically” delivered to you. It’s based on vibration. So if you think positive thoughts and have faith that what you asked for will be delivered then it will be.
Ever since the movie The Secret came out, I’ve noticed a spike in conversations around manifestation and Law Of Attraction (LOA for short). Although, The Secret made manifesting seem incredibly easy (and I guess it actually is), BUT I feel like it didn’t get into the nitty gritty.
It was almost like if you think about nothing else but winning $50 million dollars in the lottery, then duh! you were going to win $50 million dollars in the lottery.
There’s a little bit more to it than that…. Unless I’m missing an incredibly important step…. which I really don’t think I am.
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Does it really work?
Yup! It sure does. I’ve manifested some crazy shit! Even before I even knew what manifesting was! Off the top of my head I’ve manifested:
♥ My current house
♥ My current car
♥ My husband
♥ Getting laid off
♥ The amazing clients that took part in my last manifesting group program
♥ My job
♥ My previous job
♥ My previous car
None of these happened over night mind you. Some of these literally took years. Some things just took a few weeks or months.
There are some things that I manifested that I feel I didn’t do “right” or that I wish I could go back and change. For example – I worked on manifesting my home with a water view and no neighbours close to me, oh and still be in my price range.
Technically I got what I asked for. But I needed to be even more specific. I have a view of water, but it’s a holding pond, not a lake (and ocean would never ever happen in my price range…or my country for that matter lol). Because I have the holding pond behind me, I don’t have any neighbours directly behind Me, but I do still have neighbours on each side of me. And I guess you could say it was in my price range. A little tight, but we made it work lol.
When I was manifesting, it didn’t occur to me that there were different types of “water front property”. At the time, I don’t think I’d even heard of a holding pond. Don’t get me wrong, I totally love it! It’s just an example of how you need to be super specific AND trust the universe to fill in the blanks for you.
How do I know if what I’m manifesting is coming to me?
Your thought process starts to change. It sounds weird but when you first start manifesting something, chances are you’re trying to manifest it because it seems slightly out of reach. When something is coming your way, you notice your thought patterns start to change. Things suddenly feel like they’re more possible, and you feel you’re more positive about your current situation and everything coming your way.
It’s also just a feeling. I know that sounds so cliche but it’s true. You just get this feeling deep down in your belly that something amazing is about to happen. It’s like you can feel it in your bones.
Can I Manifest Both Good And Bad?
Ohhhhhh yes. Manifesting is based on the law of attraction, your vibes, your thoughts. If you’re constantly thinking about how you’re going to lose your job, guess what? There’s an VERY good chance that you’re going to lose your job. This is where that saying “be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it” comes from.
Many years ago I was in a job that I really liked, but the environment was crap. It was toxic and my boss turned out to be a loose cannon. Since I was already having crazy anxiety and depression had kicked in, I thought the only thing that would make it better was if I didn’t work there any more (that’s logical right?). The problem was that even though I was applying to jobs, I wasn’t getting a whole lot of calls to come in for an interview, and the interviews I was going to was for companies way further away than I wanted to be.
Now it all started off as a joke, but I had started saying things like “all I need is to get laid off, then I can collect unemployment and maybe go back to school!”. Then I started hearing rumours about how staff was going to be laid off. It’s funny, the more the rumours went around, the more comments like that came out of my mouth. I truly thought I was trapped and the only way to get out was if they pushed me out.
About 2 to 3 months after the rumours started, management pulled the trigger. Guess who was one of 10 people who got laid off? ME!
Although “technically” getting laid off is considered to be bad,I really think it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And guess what? I ended up going back to school after being laid off and getting not one but TWO jobs that I really liked and was able to work around my school schedule. Things fell into place quite well if I do say so myself.
It’s SUPER important to pay attention to where you’re focusing your energy.
Okay, How do I manifest?
In theory manifesting is easy “think about good things and good things will come to you” buttttttt it’s a little more difficult than that. You need to actually put some work into. This is all about showing the universe that you want something and you’re ready to receive it. You’re not a toddler than can just point to a toy and say “I want” and expect to get it, you need to prove yourself, so to speak
There’s some work that has to go into manifesting but the good news is that the work is fairly easy to do.
By the way… You can always have a listen to the podcast episode I created on Manifesting
How Do I Manifest?
Picture exactly what it is that you want. Every. Single. Detail. What does it look like? What does it smell like? What does it feel like? Use all your senses here!
I want ___ because ___. This is you making it clear that you want something and you know you deserve it. What are you going to do once you receive it? If you’re planning on having a million dollars just so you can hoard it, forget about it. Money is energy. What comes in must go out. If you’re manifesting money, what is the money going to be used for? You have to make use of it!
That’s essentially how to manifest, but remember when I said that The Secret didn’t get into the nitty gritty? Keep reading for the nitty gritty.
Visualization and planning isn’t always enough. Sometimes we need extra help, a more “robust” method, or sometimes we don’t know exactly what we want but we know we want something more. That what is right in front of us isn’t enough.
How To Find Clarity When You’re Manifesting:
Journaling – This helps you get very clear on what you want and why. Don’t be afraid to pull out that pen and paper and get real honest with yourself, no judgement. (Also, if you don’t have a journal by now….what the hell are you waiting for?)
Faith – If you don’t believe the Universe will deliver, then it won’t. It’s that simple. Instead of believe how what you want is too crazy to receive, start believe how completely normal it is to receive really cool shit. Expect it.
Meditation – This will definitely help you quiet your mind to get clear on what you want.
Take Action – Nothing annoys me more then the people who moan and groan about how much they hate their life and don’t do anything about it. You’ve just told the Universe what you want, you’re focusing on every single detail of it. The least you can do take action. Don’t just lay on your couch and expect things to fall in your lap
Make Room For It – Out with the old in with the new. Declutter your home the best you can. If you’re manifesting a new boyfriend then make sure you get rid of the old one first. If you’re manifesting better people in your life, make sure you cut out the toxic ones first. Do the best you can to get rid of the things that aren’t serving you to make room for the new and exciting stuff to come in.
Gratitude – The universe won’t deliver if it doesn’t think you’re grateful for everything you currently have, and you have a lot to be grateful for!….even if you don’t think so in this very moment. Practice gratitude daily. It doesn’t have to be for long. You can write out a list of 20 things each day, you can lay in bed and either before you fall asleep or as soon as you wake up mentally list off all the things you’re grateful for. Really feel it. You’ll notice when you do this you start to feel…well…incredible lol. You’ll notice you’re whole energy shift. You start to notice (and appreciate) all the little things. Things as simple as getting an awesome parking spot or the person in front of you buying you your morning coffee. You’ll also notice when you do this that awesome things just keep happening to you. Suddenly that shirt you’ve been eyeing is on sale. There’s only one left and it just happens to be your size. Seppy at Elle Is For Love does an awesome job of explaining what gratitude is and how it is the foundation for success.
If you really need to you can make a list of everything that you’re not happy with in your life so you have a visual of what you want to change (similar to the steps in this blog post). Sometimes we need to see what isn’t working before we can come up with a solution. Just remember not to focus on your “shit list” too much. Remember Manifesting is based on vibration, so if you’re confused on what you want, you’re going to get a very confusing response from The Universe. It’s okay to make a list of crappy things to get clear, but after that, focus on the good stuff. If not having enough money was on your shit list, Don’t focus on how you don’t have enough money, focus on how before you know it, money is no longer going to be an issue for you, your debt will be paid, your daughter can go to gymnastics class etc.
It’s easy to fall into that black hole of despair. Following the steps above will help you stay on the track to goodness. The road where you believe that good things are coming your way and you’re deserving of them. We all have our good days and our bad days. It’s important to try to keep your vibe high as best you can (feel free to refer to 7 ways to instantly raise your vibe). Today was kind of a weird day for me energetically, so I actually did my go to “good vibe trick” TWICE (which is practically unheard of). Margaret Lynch – Something amazing is going to happen always lifts my mood and brings me right back to where I need to be to manifest cool shit.
What is it that you’re working on manifesting right now? Or maybe there’s something you ALWAYS do to help you manifest and I missed it in my list above? Let me know!