Well, it’s time now to look at the basics of manifestation and see how you can create your own miracles!
1 Have a Clear End Result
To start with, the most important thing is to have a clear end result.
I think it’s obvious that you can’t possibly get anywhere unless you know where you’re going. You can’t use a satnav to plan your journey unless you know where you’re going, and equally you can’t use the Law of Attraction to manifest unless you know what it is that you want.
So much is obvious. But what might not be quite so clear is that when you set your end results with purpose and intention, you actually bless and honor the fact that you have wishes and desires and dreams.
And let’s face it, that’s important! For one thing it’s motivating. And for another, if you’ve chosen the desires and outcomes that you’re trying to manifest correctly, then it should also be rewarding and fulfilling.
As Mike Dooley says, “the first step in making your dreams come true is having them”.
How very true!
2 Move in the General Direction of Your Dreams
What people don’t appreciate is that sitting on your backside, dreaming about what might be isn’t going to get you anything.
To get what you want, to manifest anything, you actually have to move in the general direction of your dreams – which basically means you have to do do something.
Now I know a lot of people are frightened about action – they prefer to sit on their asses watching replays of The Secret, wondering why nothing is changing for them.
But the universe will take a lack of action as a lack of motivation, and in any event if you aren’t doing anything to manifest your dreams that alone says that you don’t want them very much.
Think about it. If you wanted your dreams passionately, intensely, the energy around the thought of having your desired outcomes manifest would be more than enough to get you off your ass and get you moving.
If you don’t do something, the universe picks up the message that you’re either afraid, or you’re not passionate, or that you don’t really know whether you want something or not. In any case, you’re certainly sending out a powerful signal that something is missing from the equation.
Just to recap: action proves that you are passionate about getting something and it raises your energy level. But more than this, it puts you out into the world, into a place where the universe can provide you with synchronicity and coincidence which will bring you into contact with the means by which you can get what you want.
3 You May Not See the Pathway until You Reach Your Destination
Of course the analogy of the GPS, the satnav, demonstrates this perfectly: if you program your destination into a satnav, and you follow its instructions, there’s really no point on the journey which you absolutely know whether or not you’re going in the right direction.
Only when you arrive at your end point do you finally know that the system has manifested what you wanted.
Get the point? It’s the same with the universe. You set out your objective, you fuel the process with energy and passion, and then you trust the universe to deliver you to your destination.
Along the way, you’ve got no sense of whether or not the universe is actually going to manifest what you want.
This is the act of faith that really confuses people. Can you bring yourself to trust the universe to manifest what it is you want? Are you willing to throw yourself into a process that both mysterious and unknowable?
For unless you are, things may not go the way you want them to. You might draw close conclusions – assuming that nothing is happening, or that you’re not being put into the right places, or that you are being put into the wrong places!
Yet the universe always knows exactly what’s needed to get you to where you want. Your job is to set your end result, and then to hold onto it in your mind, believing that it will come provided that you are fulfilling the requirements that the universe asks of you.
People often wonder “well what kind of action should I take?”
The answer to that is a simple one: it almost doesn’t matter what you do. What really matters is how you do it. What I mean by that is that you should do any action that could take you towards your goal in a spirit of belief and confidence, without doubt, knowing that if you go off track, the universe will always redirect you so that you finally arrive at your goal.
I’m wondering at this point of people who take years to manifest what they want, and who get to their outcome by a very winding route are actually manifesting their expectations.
Perhaps they lack trust in the universe to deliver what they want quickly, or perhaps at some point in the process they decide they know better than the universe about how it will appear, and they consciously decide to follow another pathway.
The truth of the matter is that manifestation is a process which always works.
The Law of Attraction is an immutable process.
And what that means is that if you take action which is broadly in line with the outcome you want to achieve, and at the same time you keep your goal clearly in mind and you continually energize it with emotional fuel, you will, inevitably, arrive at your desired outcome.
And of course at the same time it’s important to understand that you do have some personal responsibility in this.
This isn’t simply a matter of handing everything over to the universe and assuming that it will generously manifest anything and everything you want regardless of your involvement.
So in practical terms there are things that you have to do: you have to reassess where you are on the journey, and if necessary change direction in a way that seems more appropriate to what it is that you want to manifest.
If things aren’t going well, then perhaps you need to find new ideas, or to take a different direction. If one business fails, perhaps you need to abandon it and start another. If you find that writing a bestselling novel doesn’t seem to be an appropriate way of manifesting wealth for you, you certainly have the choice to either continue trying or to give up and try something else.
People often ask me – “but how on earth do I decide when the time has come to abandon one option and find another one?” And that certainly is an interesting question… The truth is changing direction to help you achieve your outcome is more easily done when you’re in tune with your heart’s desire.
It’s certainly much more easily done when you’re in tune with your intuition. And becoming more attuned to your intuition isn’t the easiest thing in the world – certainly in the early days when you’re learning how to follow your heart, you’re going to make mistakes.
A part of your subconscious mind that wants to exert itself and perhaps even trip you up is going find ways to mislead you, or keep you within a comfort zone where you stay safe but never achieve very much.
Learning about all of these aspects of yourself is an essential part of the journey to successful manifestation. Learning how to identify your intuition when it speaks is a matter of trial and error, of learning by experience.
But without learning there may be no manifestation!