What does manifest mean?
The Google definition of the word “manifest” means: “Display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate.”
But in the Law of Attraction world, it has a different meaning…
In the Law of Attraction world, “manifest” means the following:
The result of the process of creating your life through the power of thought and feeling.
Everything in your life started with a thought, and then a feeling or vibration.
You attract everything based upon what you were a vibrational match to.
So, you can manifest physical things like a car or a house.
But also, you can manifest people, circumstances and events.
Remember, you attract EVERYTHING into your life – not only material objects.
You can also manifest a feeling through the power of thought
This is where it gets interesting...
And so this is why it is important to control our thoughts.
This is why you must realize that you can manifest a feeling.
A feeling is a manifestation.
But it can be both good or bad depending upon what line of thought you choose.
Are you starting to get the picture? Are you starting to see why it’s so important to always choose thoughts that feel good?
We manifest everything. Things, people, circumstances, events, thoughts and feelings.
But it all starts with thoughts and feelings...
The truth is that everyone manifests at all times. The Law of Attraction works at all times and it responds to our thoughts.
Manifestation happens every moment. It’s dynamic and consistent.
But since most of us THINK THE SAME THOUGHTS most of the time, we don’t see much change.
We don’t see ANY change thinking and feeling the same way all of the time.
In other words, we keep on re-creating the same reality...
What does manifest mean and how to apply it.
There are four steps to manifest whatever you want.
Let’s discuss the four steps.
Step 1: Ask
The first step to manifest is to “ask.”
How do you do that?
Actually, you’re doing it all the time. You don’t even have to ask the Universe for it. It already knows.
Many unknowing Law of Attraction teachers teach that you have to ask and ask and ask again for what it is that you want.
But the truth is that the Universe isn’t dumb! It knows. It doesn’t need reminding.
And besides, one of the problems with asking and asking the Universe for what you want is that you can block it. How do you block your manifestation?
When we ask for what we want over and over again, we’re sort of like a nagging child.
Do nagging children usually get what they want?
Because parents of nagging children don’t want to encourage the nagging behavior. They want to wait until the child is cool and calm before giving them what they want.
We are no different. And the Law of Attraction listens to how we truly feel...
When we ask the Universe for what we want from a feeling of lack, we cut ourselves off.
We cut ourselves off from the stream of abundance that was coming to us.
The vibration of a question and the vibration of the answer are two different vibrations. They are too far apart. So when you are in the vibration of asking the Universe for what you want, you won’t get it. Your vibration is too low. It’s not going to be the high flying, easy-going vibration that the answer is in.
This is why teachers say to “ask, and then let it go...” That’s true. When you let go, you release resistant, negative thoughts.
This is why when you want something TOO much, it won’t come...
But when you don’t want something very much, it will come! This is why we think it is easier to manifest small things. They don’t matter too much. There aren’t resistant thoughts to them...
It’s a bit frustrating, right?
But that’s how it works.
This is why most people do not manifest what they want. They aren’t a vibrational match to it.
You don’t even have to outright ask the Universe for what you want.
Because you already ask through the process of life.
With every contrasting experience in life, you ask for something better…
What is contrast?
Contrast is all of the things that you experience in life that you do not want. When you experience contrast, you become much more clear. You become more clear about what it is that you want.
That’s a very important part of life! Without contrast, the universe would not expand. It’s an integral part of creation.
Most of us don’t like the contrast. Anything “bad” in our lives is bad, right?
But contrast is the necessary ingredient to creating your reality. When you experience the “bad stuff” in life, you shoot off rockets of desire for the opposite. You shoot off rockets of desire out into the universe for what you do want.
The more powerful the contrast, the more powerful the desire.
The more powerful the desire, the better the outcome will be.
And the more powerful the desire, the quicker it will be to “manifest.”
This is why people who experience great contrast in life have an advantage over others. This may seem like a strange concept. Whenever you experience great contrast, you set yourself up for greater manifestation.
Take the example of Dr. Joe Vitale from the movie The Secret. Also, look at Donald Walsh who wrote the book Conversations with God.
At one point in their lives, both of them were homeless.
And when they were homeless, they shot off powerful rockets of desire to have a home – to be abundant.
Later in life, both of them became millionaires in their own right.
“But,” you may be thinking, “first, you said that it's good to have a powerful desire. Then you said that it's not good to want it too much.
Which is it?”
The truth is that a powerful desire can overcome resistance. It’s all about the balance of desire, versus resistance.
But when you desire something too much, you are focused on the lack – usually, you don't believe it. You don’t believe that you can have what you want.
The ideal situation is to have a powerful desire and no resistance – to believe that it’s coming. When you have a powerful desire with no resistance, then what you want will manifest quickly.
This first step to “ask” happens for everyone. You can do it through thought, or by default through the process of life.
Once you have asked, it is given. Let’s cover that next...
Step 2: It is Given
You’ve probably heard the statement, “Ask, and it is given.” That statement is in the Bible but it is also used in the Law of Attraction world...
When you ask, it is given. But the Universe creates it in the vibrational world first. All you have to do is to allow for it. The next step discusses “allowing”...
This Step 2 is easy…
Because you don’t have to do anything!
Who gives it?
The Universe creates 99% of your manifestation in the non-physical realm before you see it in the physical world. It gets created there when you ask for it – after you ask for or experience the contrast and then become clear.
When you ask for what you want through contrast, the Universe immediately creates it. When you ask for what you want, you are sort of like a light-bulb that lights up. And then everyone and everything that is a vibrational match to your desire lights up too.
The Universe, via the Law of Attraction, gathers the people, circumstances and events together. Then it creates your manifestation.
Behind the scenes in this vibrational world, the universe creates what you want…
Of course, most of us can only see the physical. But just as you cannot see love, you can also get a feeling that your manifestation is close.
You know through the power of feeling how close you are to your manifestation appearing. The better you feel, the closer it is. Actually, the better you feel, the quicker it is coming since it’s already manifested in the non-physical realm.
The only thing that can stop you from manifesting what you want is negative thinking.
So, you don’t even have to worry about this step 2 process. It’s not your job…
What is your job?
Let’s cover that next.
Step 3: Allow
Your only job at this step is to allow for what you want. Another way to say this is to “get into alignment” with what you want to manifest.
This step is about letting go. It’s about trusting the Universe. It’s about controlling your vibration by feeling good no matter what…
Getting into alignment means raising your vibration by controlling how you feel. It’s about not letting anyone get you down. It's about not letting anything get you down. This includes yourself…
It’s about seeing the glass half full in life. It’s about thinking and feeling positive emotion regardless of your reality.
What are some of the things that you can do to get into alignment?
The number one thing is to meditate. Meditation stops the flow of negative thoughts. It allows you to align yourself with who you really are.
By letting go of resistant thoughts, you automatically raise your vibration.
But there are many other things that you can do too.
You could go for a walk or a run. Getting outdoors is a great way to feel better. The best way to know when to do it is to follow your impulse. When you feel like going outside for a walk, do it then. Don’t wait.
You could also go get a massage, call a good friend, take a nap, organize a drawer – anything to feel good.
Following your gut instinct on this is the most important aspect of this. When you follow your impulse, you will take the right action at every moment.
Another way to say this is that it’s the process of getting into alignment with who you really are and what you want.
You’ve probably already heard this in some Law of Attraction circles.
You must feel it into being. You must feel that what you want is already here…
The perfect vibration to emanate out into the universe is to be happy now, and eager for more.
This is why it’s so tricky!
Most of us think that if we become happy with what we have now, that the Universe will only give us more of that.
But in reality, it’s our negative thinking about what we have now that keeps it stuck with us!
This may be the biggest “aha” point of this article for you. This is the fine-tuning of the Law of Attraction.
Remember, the most important thing for you to manifest what you want is to raise your vibration.
- Taking a walk
- Taking a nap, or
- Foing whatever to feel good
is very important.
But the most important thing to do is to be happy now with your life, with what you have, and with every aspect of it. When you are happy with what you have, THEN you are a vibrational match to your even greater desires.
In summary, you manifest everything into your life, the good, the bad and the better. You do this through the process of asking. Asking happens naturally through the experience of life, or it can be deliberate. It can be deliberate by thinking and focusing on what you want.
Once you ask, the Universe delivers, but it’s vibrational. The next step is to allow for it – to believe in it – to get excited about it…
The final most important point is that if you want to manifest what you want, you have to be happy NOW. You have to be happy with the house you are in, the car you have, your social life, etc…
It seems counter-productive, but that’s how it works! And that’s why so many of us are stuck. But when you are happy with everything now, THEN you align yourself with your powerful manifestations.
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