Four Basic Techniques for Manifesting
Although you have already learned the basics for manifesting, you can reinforce and intensify your efforts through an understanding of the four techniques for manifesting. A cautionary word about bad habits might be useful here.
Bad habits such as overindulgence in food or drink sabotage your efforts to lose weight and manifest a sleeker, healthier self. Chronic tardiness decreases your chances for manifesting success at school or work. Lack of focus scatters your energies and undermines your efforts to produce the results you desire in every area of your life. Avoidance issues impede your ability to solve problems and clear the way for the manifestation of your dreams.
Overlay your bad habits with good ones. Make a commitment to repeat the good habit until it takes hold, displacing and eventually replacing the bad one.
Implementing the Techniques of Manifestation
Habitually focus on having abundance rather than lack in your life. Technique: Establish a routine of setting aside certain times throughout the day to consider the abundance that already exists in your life. Discover what makes you feel alive and passionate. Pursue that and the universe will support you. Count your blessings and feel grateful, but also expect that your desires await you if you summon them through emotionally charged positive thinking.
Establish the intention to manifest your desire with goals and then magnetize your intention with confidence and certitude of achieving positive results. Technique: Allow your mind to wrap around your desire and all the various ways you can help the Law of Attraction bring that person, circumstance, or thing into your life. It doesn't hurt to develop specific goals and ideas about opportunities to watch for in order to attain your desire, but don't get too bogged down with how your desire can manifest. That limits the universe's options in bringing it to you. Don't forget to consider why you want to manifest your desire, what you will do with it, and how it will make you feel. Also consider whether or not your desire is going to hurt someone else; for example, coveting your best friend's car or boyfriend is a not a healthy choice and should never be the object of your desire.
Cultivate conviction and make ready to receive. Know with your heart, mind, and soul that the object of your desire is en route to you at this very moment. This does not suggest a total passivity on your part. Refer to Technique 2. Allow the object to come into your life. Technique: Because you claim the destiny of the object of your desire, practice seeing yourself having it. Let yourself experience joy and the satisfaction of finally having your desire wash over you again and again.
Develop an attitude of gratitude and express appreciation often — not only to others (even pets) for their gifts of love and friendship but also to the Source or the Creator. Technique: Allow yourself to feel as if you have forever been and always will be in the protective and capable hands of the Divine. Let go of all worry and feel serene, peaceful, happy, and grateful.
Knowing the steps for deliberately creating something is necessary, but so, too, is an understanding of other metaphysical laws that may directly affect the outcome of your spiritual work with the Law of Attraction. As you go through the steps of working with the Law of Attraction, consider how these others laws are working.
Universal Laws Affecting Manifestation
The Law of Intention: To work with this law, know why you are doing what you are doing as well as how your actions attract good and bad to you.
The Law of Karma: Be aware that your every thought, word, and deed triggers a reaction in the universe. Think of it as “you reap what you sow” or “what you send out returns to you.”
The Law of Continuity: Remember that energy and matter do not die but can be transformed.
The Law of Synchronicity: Take notice of how, once you've decided to manifest something, references to it start showing up in your life frequently in a multitude of ways.
You may feel as if you don't have anything to be grateful for, but think again. You have eyes to read this text and a mind to grasp the meaning of the words.
Take a Break from Negative Messages
Reduce the amount of negativity you will tolerate. Americans are bombarded every day by advertising messages that emphasize dissatisfaction and lack in your life. Some sources say that the average person receives more than 1,000 negative messages each day. You are constantly hearing that you need a better mattress, you need a faster car, you need to switch your hair color product, or you need the purple pill to salvage your sex life. Ask yourself how you eliminate negative messages in order to raise your level of life satisfaction.
Psychologist Martin Seligman, Ph.D., noted for his contributions to the idea of learned helplessness and depression, decided to study the factors that enable people to have positive emotional health. His research led to an area of psychology known as positive psychology or optimal human functioning. People are more likely to experience vibrant physical health and feel less stress when they have a high level of life satisfaction.
In his research on optimism, Seligman discovered five primary factors out of 24 associated with high levels of life satisfaction. The five were optimism, curiosity, the ability to give and receive love, a zest for life, and gratitude. Seligman asserted that of those five factors, gratitude was the most important one associated with happiness. Visit Authentic Happiness for more information.