"Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen." - Corin Nemec
Everything in the universe has energy, When you quiet your mind and purposefully drop your intentions; your wants, that list of things your heart desires, into the cosmic consciousness, it is like planting seeds in a garden.
If it is that simple, why isn't everyone doing it? Books and movies like The Secret, E-Squared & The Laws of Attraction have brought this concept to the attention on millions of viewers and readers worldwide. Are we missing something?
We tend to over-think and make it way harder than necessary. Three simple steps;
Seems simple? So where do we go wrong?
1) We don't believe we deserve what we have asked for. One of my favorite debates happened in a class where two participants who strongly believed that the only path to spiritual enlightenment included getting rid of all material things were pitted against fans of Oprah (who clearly hasn't released her material wealth) Deepak Chopra stopped the debate when he pointed out that no one is poorer because Oprah is rich. Nice!
2) We are moving away from what we don't want instead of towards what we want. This is a subtle but extremely important difference. What you focus on gets bigger so if your focus is on what you don't want, chances are that is what you will end up with.
3)Our list of wants isn't really our own list. If your list is filled with items like "my husband will get a raise" or "my son makes the soccer team" you need to do some re-writes. These are gifts for others not things you want for yourself. Generosity is sweet but you can't manifest for others just like you can't feel their pain or think their thoughts.
4)We haven't been specific enough. This one has been my personal downfall more than a few times. I have frequently gotten exactly what I asked for but not what I wanted. As a young girl I used to drive by a certain house in a wealthy neighborhood of my city. I planned to live there. I could imagine myself there with my children. Sure enough as an adult I lived in that exact house. What I didn't ask for (and didn't get) was a happy marriage and joyful home. I thought that just by living there I would be happy. I needed a more specific list!
5)We have attached our happiness to the outcome. The universe treats your attachment to outcome like a needy girlfriend and kicks her to the curb. As soon as your happiness or self-worth is attached to something, it is like a hanging a kick me sign from your butt. Detach. Be patient and be joyful while your dreams are manifesting not when they manifest.
Quick tips for manifesting:
Make a list.
Be very specific.
Keep multiple copies- in your car, in your office, in your wallet
Look at it once a week (preferably before meditating)
Make changes every few months as needed
Detach from the outcome
Behave as though you already have what you want