How to Manifest What You Want
Is there a method to manifest what you want?
The word manifest sounds magical in its own right – as if there is an elusive nature to it. In a way the art of manifesting does include a little magic, but there are concrete things we can do. Here are three tips to help you manifest what you want:
It sounds so simple, and yet it can be so challenging. It’s common to want something and then feel uncertain about it. Doubt creeps in. Uncertainty. We waver. This push-pull dynamic is often what keeps us stuck.
Can you relate? I know I can. Most recently I had this push pull dynamic with living in a big city.
The city was familiar, and this time around I had returned for further training in coaching and counselling techniques to support my clients. I knew I was there for school but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay.
The whole time I was there I felt like I had one foot in and one foot out.
I tried to make a few things work but I wasn’t clear and committed to living there. Then I got an invitation to visit a friend on a remote BC island. For over 2 weeks I was in the forest. Literally. There were miles of forest trails, ocean, and animals.
My friend was out working most of the time so I had a lot of time to get clear and have nature as my therapist. I became clear that how I want to live is not in alignment with a city.
I started taking action on my clarity. Just like I had done in the past, I started packing. Taking action on our clarity is important in the manifestation process. Even a small thing tells the universe you’re serious and committed.
That small action gave me energy to take more small actions – such as making a list of everyone I knew on the island and sending out messages to people asking if they knew of anywhere to rent or housesit.
I also got clear in my mind that I wanted to have this all defined by May 15th.
By May 6th I had a solid lead and by the 11th I had a solid plan. I took a moment to think “Wow Universe – Clarity works!”
Manifesting with clarity works, and it needs to be followed by clear action.
2. Remove Resistance
Resistance is the push-pull dynamic. In the book Ask and It is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks they give a brilliant example that’s something like this: if you’re in San Diego and you want to get to Phoenix there is a clear path to get there. But if you drive from San Diego towards Phoenix and have some doubt and then turn around, and then you keep going back and forth – you’ll be nowhere. You’ll also likely get exhausted.
That’s what it’s like when we’re stuck. Our doubt and fear of commitment and fear of making a choice leaves us in between where we are and what we want.
It can feel painful and exhausting being in the push-pull dynamic.
Driving back and forth takes time and energy. It feels like we are going nowhere and yet we’re still using fuel and time. Whereas when we remove resistance and make a choice – there is a clear path to getting to where we want to go and we’ll get there. For me, the moment I made a choice and cleared resistance was the moment things shifted fast for me.
The art of manifesting is energizing and removing resistance is the key.
3. Practice being in a state of Acceptance
I know this can be a hard one. Sometimes when we want something so bad we find ourselves in desperate energy. Desperate energy is filled with fear and lack which is not in harmony with acceptance, faith and trust.
The practice is to have open energy – to expect to receive what you want.
Now, expectations can be a loaded word.
I know I’ve had an interesting relationship with expectations – to the point where I thought expectations were wrong, dangerous and only going to set me up for illusion and disappointment. So it was a refreshing breath of air when I read about the power of expectation in Ask and It is Given.
I was finally given the permission slip to have positive expectations. Sigh of relief. Just the medicine I needed.
Since we get to shift our thoughts and beliefs I decided to try on the belief that expectations are totally OK. I decided to believe “Of course I expect the perfect place to open up for me” I simply decided that The Universe is very powerful and things can change fast.
I did my part and I expected the Universe to do her part.
This positive expectation is like aligned expectation – I get my whole being to match what I want, and I accept my current circumstance because I know that what I’ve declared I desire is bound to happen, and I know I can be a bit patient.
In a relaxed state we are in an open energetic state so that when things come through – it may not be exactly what we expected but it will be the essence of what we desire and bring us further along the path of what we want to manifest. When we are in a relaxed state we will be able to receive, and this is part of manifesting.
So how do you relax? Well, one of the simplest ways to move into a more relaxed state is through meditation. Meditation can be seated, in nature, a walking meditation, and it doesn’t have to be that long. I’ve always talked about the power of the 5 minute meditation.
I’ve also experienced the power of extending that meditation to 15 minutes – it really helps with moving into an accepting relaxed and aligned state which is important in releasing resistance and maintain clarity and focus on your desire and what you want to manifest in your life.
So there you have it – 3 keys to manifesting what you want. I hope this helps support you manifesting what you want.