By now you’ve sure heard about manifesting or the Law of Attraction. In a nutshell, the Law of Attraction is the process or ability to attract that which we want in our lives. It can be wealth, success, love, and even material things. The theory is that if you think it, it will become real. You have the power, with your mind, to manifest that which you desire.
The Law of Attraction has been around since the beginning of time and is believed to have roots in Buddhism and eventually made it’s way into western culture. People have been writing about it for generations including Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (1937), The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (2006), The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles (1910) – just to name a few. The Law of Attraction has been around for a long time and there’s quite a bit of science to back it up, though it’s a lot of quantum physics. We won’t be going into the science behind manifesting today, but I encourage you to read what you can on the subject because it is fascinating.
Today we’re going to talk about how to manifest your desires, and it’s much easier than it might seem, at least to get started. Again, I recommend picking up some books on the subject to learn the intricate details.
Luckily, you don’t need to understand the physics behind the Law of Attraction to put it into use. It’s actually quite simple to get started. What you think, you become. I’ll say that again – What you think, you become. It couldn’t be much simpler than that, and yet most of spend a good deal of time thinking negative thoughts, and wonder why we aren’t successful, happy, in love, etc.
If you want to attract all the good that you desire, you have to start thinking that way. What follows is a quick start guide to manifesting your desires.
Know What You Want
You can’t attract anything unless you know what it is that you want. It might be because of this first law of attraction that many of us never achieve our goals – simply put, we don’t get clear on what we want. Sure, we all want success, but what does that look like for you? It’s different for everyone so if you aren’t clear, the universe won’t know what to send your way. Start with a list of 10-15 things you’d like to manifest into your life. Get as specific as you can. Maybe you want to be rich, but that’s subjective. “I want to be rich” could get put you in a less financially secure place than you are right now because wealth is relative. Instead of saying “I want to be rich”, say “I want to be financially sound with X amount of money in the bank, a job that is secure and a plan for maintaining my wealth”, or something equally detailed.
Ask and You Shall Receive
You won’t manifest anything unless you ask for it. Let the universe know what you want (be specific) and then keep asking. You can ask outright, you can meditate on what you want, use visualization and create vision boards. You can do all of them at one time or just the ones you’re comfortable doing, however, the more you focus on what you want the faster it will come to you.
Using the Law of Attraction doesn’t mean you wait for your desires to magically come to you, it means you get to work creating your reality. Let’s say your dream is to become a successful actor in Hollywood, but you’ve never acted and you live in South Dakota. What are you going to do to start making your dream your reality? Don’t worry about the details. You don’t need to worry about how you’re going to move to LA, or how you’d afford living there. The details will take care of themselves, it’s important to keep that in mind and not get bogged down in the overwhelm or the negativity that worrying about the details brings. Focus on doing three things each day that bring you closer to your goal. It could be asking a beloved actor how they got their start, it could be signing up to act in a local production of West Side Story. The key is to be active in helping the universe bring you what you desire.
Manifesting anything doesn’t happen overnight, though sometimes it does. The more you do it, the better you get at it so keep practicing, but also keep faith that what you are working for today will show itself in due time. What might seem like a setback, might actually be a correction of course. Have faith that the universe will take you where you need to be so your dreams and desires can find you.
Be thankful for all that you do have and more will come your way. By being grateful and positive, you invite more of the same to you. Like attracts like, so staying positive and focusing on your dreams and desires will result in you achieving them faster. When you get the perfect parking space – for the 5th time in a week – offer thanks to the universe. And when you notice you’ve been tied up in traffic more often than not, it could be because you’ve let negativity creep into your daily thoughts. When this happens, offer up gratitude and banish the negative thoughts from your mind.