Getting Started With Manifesting

by Jeannette Maw

Larry King, Ellen Degeneres, and now Oprah have gotten turned onto the Secret that’s not such a secret any more. Now everyone’s excited to hear about this Universal principle that says we can have, be and do whatever we want by simply changing our thoughts and feelings. The Law of Attraction tells us that since like attracts like all we have to do to get what we want is align vibrationally, by expressing gratitude and focusing on what we want versus what we don’t want. Sounds great – but how do you start?

There are lots of ways to make this simple practice of deliberate creation difficult, but that defeats the purpose of what the Law of Attraction makes possible. Instead of doing life the hard way, knowledge of this principle allows you to make your dreams come true without selling your soul or breaking your back.

Simple Start

Here’s a simple way to start practicing the Secret to get the life you want. Before tackling the big dreams of winning the lottery, creating the body of an Olympic athlete, or marrying prince charming – start with something smaller this first time around.

Choose a practice project where you develop your manifesting muscle without high stakes at risk. By starting small you’ll achieve success more easily and quickly, building your confidence in your creation skills and allowing you to tackle bigger ticket items with more trust in the process.

Pick something out of the ordinary that would delight you to see or experience. Common practice projects include a flower bouquet, a particular animal, rare cars, a specific song, movie star, call from an old friend, etc. Choose something that’s not out of the realm of possibility, but unique enough you’ll know it didn’t appear by chance. It helps if you can have some amount of pleasant emotion associated with this item.

Now Visualize

Once you’ve got your practice project in mind, simply visualize experiencing this thing you’ve chosen. Imagine your delight when you see it. Hold the thoughts and feelings in mind you’ll feel when it happens. No need to overdo it, just a half minute will do.

Repeat your visualization a couple times throughout the day over the next few days. Then keep an easy eye out for it. Within a week or so you’ll likely have run across your practice project in one form or another. Be open to how Universe delivers it. It may be in a magazine, a commercial, on the freeway, at work, in your email, overhearing a conversation, etc.

For example, if you’re manifesting flowers you may have a bouquet delivered personally, or you may visit an art gallery that happens to focus on flower paintings, or you may hear a friend talking about flowers, or you may sample a new perfume at the mall that happens to be named “Eau de Fleur,” or your charity group may be conducting a fundraiser by selling flowers. You get the point? It can show up a wide variety of ways, so pay attention.

How It Works

As you imagine getting this thing, you send out a vibration to the Universe. The Universe answers by sending a matching vibration back to you. That’s how this process works. You put in an order with your thoughts and feelings (called your vibration), and the Universe responds with a like vibration.

Once you learn the power of your vibration, you become much more deliberate about what you think and feel, and thus attract into your life! That’s when you become a powerful creator.

Have fun with your practice project, and don’t be discouraged if you don’t achieve each one with 100% success. Give it time to work, be easy on yourself as you build your manifesting muscle, and let the Universe surprise and delight you with its creative ability to answer your command!


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