There are very good chances that you have tried manifesting, be it because of a book you read, or a suggestion made by a friend or your coach.
The first time I heard this word, I thought ‘Manifesting? What the heck?’. Then I looked into it. I realised I knew about it, I just did not put a name on it yet.
How manifesting saved my mother.
My mum was the first person to tell me about it. Eight years ago, she suffered from depression at a time where she had to face many life challenges. Had these challenges happened separately or just at another time, they would not have triggered such feelings of exhaustion and sadness.
I got back home one weekend, and there were yellow Post-It notes on the fridge and on every frame or mirror in the house. She had written “I am happy :-)” on every single one of them. When I asked her what all this was about, she explained she recently read about this method and that it was enormously helping her.
These Post-It notes were helping her!
A couple of weeks down the line, she was getting back to being her normal self: a happy and enthusiastic woman.
Now, I am not saying that she overcame depression just by manifesting, but it helped her A LOT.
What my mum did with her little Post-It notes is called Manifesting. She acknowledged the deep power of her intentions.
Wayne Dyer says that by using your imagination and practicing the art of assuming the feeling of your wishes being fulfilled, and steadfastly refusing to allow any evidence of the outer world to distract you from your intentions, you will discover that you, by virtue of your spiritual awareness, possess the ability to become the person you were destined to be.
How to Manifest?
I’d like to share with you the steps that I personally use when I manifest and reach out to my deep feelings and wishes.
Step 1: what is it that you want the most right now?
Write as many things as you want on an actual piece of paper.
Then, summarise it. Ask yourself ‘would there be a broader concept that can regroup all of this?’. For example, if you see yourself writing many things that relate to your relationship such as “stop arguing all the time”, “spend more quality time together”, maybe you want to regroup these under “have a happier/more fulfilling relationship”. This will make you focus on a vision, instead of specifics.
When summarising, make sure you keep words that are meaningful to you, words that you normally use. This is very important because it has to be familiar with both your conscious and unconscious minds.
Keep this piece of paper.
Step 2: what is currently in your way of getting what you really want?
Spend 10 minutes max on writing down all your fears, limiting beliefs, emotional blocks. Write anything that you believe is standing in your way.
Then, take that piece of paper, wrinkle it the most that you can.
Now, do either of the following:
- Go outside and throw it away – as far as you possibly can.
- If you have a fireplace, burn it.
Step 3: Constantly remind yourself of what you want.
Use the piece of paper in Step 1.
Read it every morning and/or copy it on Post-It notes that you can stick on places that you go to every morning/continuously during the day. For example: your bathroom mirror, your bedroom’s mirror, below you computer screen, frame it on your desk, on your fridge’s door, somewhere in your car, etc.
Step 4: Act as if you already HAD what you really want.
The more you get Step 3 into your routine, the easier you will find Step 4.
Do you want to be happier? What if you look for the little things that happened today that can be a source of happiness? Don’t look for big things. Look out for SMALL things. For example: a cuddle with your dog, 10 min of joyful hide & seek with your cat, a drawing your child made for you at school, another driver who has been very accommodating to you on the road, a genuine smile from a waitress.
Some additional tips to complement your manifestation practice
I will strongly advise you to get started as soon as possible on Steps 1 and 2. Find a place where you feel comfortable enough to reflect (anywhere can work, totally up to you).
And then practice and practice and practice again Steps 3 and 4. Give it at least 4 weeks.
I’d love to discuss about your experience with manifesting, please comment below in the comments section!
Have you tried my 4 steps for manifesting? Do you have any comments you’d like to share? Please comment below!