I am not a licensed therapist. If you are suffering from a major disorder and need treatment please seek the help of a professional. If you need help finding a mental health care provider call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit BetterHelp to talk to a certified therapist online at an affordable price. You can download a free printable list of hotlines here and join the free mental health support group on Facebook here. This post contains affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure policy here.
I started reading about manifestation at a super low/total shit point of my life. It’s one of those things I had heard about but never really let myself buy into. However, one night I was laying in bed searching the internet for anything that might help me feel better. Somehow I found videos from Abraham Hicks speeches on YouTube. It made me feel better and I decided I don’t care if it’s real or not. Believing in the power of manifestation makes me feel better and that’s all I care about. I love that manifestation teaches you to have control over how you feel. Think about it, the reason you want a million dollars or a fancy car or a soulmate is to feel happy. By visualizing what you want you can practice feeling the overwhelming joy or happiness you will have when you get those things. You don’t have to wait to have these things to feel better, you can feel that way right now. Here’s some of my manifestation tips.
Don’t hold back. The key to manifestation is to visualize anything that you want. I think there’s power in daydreams and if you don’t allow yourself to imagine something is possible you probably won’t ever achieve it. Think about what your life would look like if you could have anything. Picture exactly what it will be like and imagine as many little details as you can. Practicing day dreaming is really powerful because it can help you get really specific about what your best life would look like (mine is in Bali).
Spend some time feeling how you would feel if you had this life. Imagine how you would feel driving your dream car to your perfect job and then climbing into bed at night with your soulmate. Really let yourself feel the emotions your dream life would give you. The key isn’t just to picture what you want but to feel how you would if you already had what you want. One of my favorite books is the Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte. The Desire Map is all about setting goals to reach your desired feelings.
In order to stop self sabotaging and make your dream life totally possible you have to believe you deserve it, otherwise you’re going to be hesitant to put yourself out there and take any kind of real risk. Instead of jumping at opportunity you will hesitate and get in your own way. Practice visualizing your dream life and believing that you really really really deserve it. I’, the queen of self sabotage and it’s hard for me to believe my dream life is possible because there’s always a little voice in the back of my head that feels like I don’t deserve it. We are all entitled to live our best lives and believing you deserve it will let you take the steps and risks it takes to get there.
Act Like You Have It
The more you act as if you already have everything you want the more natural it will feel to transition into your dream life. Think about it like practicing for your best future. Live with an attitude of generosity. Make small donations when you checkout or pickup the check when you’re out with a friend. Practice feeling successful, generous and abundant. Spend time thinking about all the blessing you already have and feel immense gratitude all throughout your body.
This is the hardest part of manifestation for me. You have to trust that the universe will eventually bring you what you want. You have to trust with every fiber in your being that good things are coming to you. You have to let go of the process and know that the outcome will come to you eventually. This will happen in its own time so you have to let go and be content to wait.
Negative energy will slow down the process. When you’re having a bad day find a way to feel positive energy in your body. Spend some time visualizing your dream life or make a gratitude list of everything you have that you are thankful for. Checkout my article on how to stay positive when everything sucks. It’s not always easy to stay positive but it’s crucial if you’re going to manifest good things into your life. Keep your thoughts and actions focused on your goal and not that absence of it. If you spend a lot of time thinking about how you don’t have your desired outcome right now, you hit the breaks on the whole process. To keep it moving always focus on the positive outcome. Checkout my positive thinking Pinterest board for inspiration.
Action will put some serious energy behind your desires, take as many actions towards your dream as you can. . Make a list of as many steps as you can think of that you can take to move you closer to your desires. Make a plan and hold yourself accountable. Visualizing isn’t enough, actions combined with visualization and positive feelings are what will enable you to manifest the things you want. Feel it, know you deserve it and go the heck after it.