By: April Carson
The Manifesting Key
The first thing to ask yourself is, "What do I want?"
In order for manifesting to be effective, you have to have a clear vision of what it is that you seek. It can't be something vague and uncertain, but rather something specific and concrete. This might sound obvious, but many people who try manifesting with the goal of, "being happy" consider themselves to be manifesting experts.
And that's not how it works.
When you want something, you have to name it specifically and exactly. You can't just say that your life would be better if only you had more money, because then you're leaving out all of the details, and if you don't know what you want specifically, you can't expect to manifest it.
What would having more money enable for you? Investing in your future? Traveling more often to exotic locations? Finally quitting your day job and doing work that's meaningful to you? If these possibilities come into view when thinking about having money, then that's what you should manifest.
According to Jerry Hicks, author of "Manifesting: The Art of Getting What You Want," it's not just about what you do in the physical world, but how your thoughts work in tandem with your actions. If you want to manifest money, for example, think about how you'll feel when you have enough money to take off for Europe next month, and do that. At the moment you're thinking about it, your feelings are reflecting what you're hoping for — that's the secret.
It's all about practice and intention, not fate or magic. And if you don't believe in karma or spiritual energy, then think of manifesting as a formula: You have to get up earlier to make money, upgrade your work to bring in better clients, and read the right books on the right subjects. In other words, you have to master yourself as much as anything else.
There's a level of awareness accessible to you that you're probably unaware of. It goes beyond the typical degree of awareness that you're most used to. At this higher dimension of existence, which you may visit at will, your desire fulfillment is almost certain — and it's guaranteed.
At this stage, your desires — and all of them — can definitely be realized. You will learn that you, as a result of your spiritual awareness, have the capacity to become the individual you were intended to be by relying on your imagination and practicing the skill of assuming the feeling of your wishes being satisfied while steadfastly refusing to allow any proof from the physical world to distract you from assuming this feeling.
Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters , describes manifesting in three steps:
1. See yourself having it how you want it.
2. See the path to get there.
3. You go for it and make it happen by creating a plan-of-action based on rule #2.
Numerology is one of the most interesting tools for understanding manifesting. Most people think of the number as just a figment of someone's imagination, but it becomes very real when you do specific number-energy work. This is not astrology or fortune telling, but rather a practice that uses your body as microcosm to plot out what you need from macrocosm (the world around you) to create the success and prosperity that manifesting helps you see.
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