A reader suggested that I write this post. It didn’t really occur to me that I’ve never gone into detail about how I’ve manifested quite a few things in my life I feel most blessed about today.
Manifesting has become such an integral part of my life, I rarely think about it consciously nowadays.
But it definitely wasn’t always like that for me.
There was a time when I had very limiting beliefs. I had pretty low self esteem and believed I was lucky to have things even though they didn’t make me happy. I was much more concerned about how my life looked rather than how it felt. At the time I thought I was just unfulfilled. But now, when I look back to my mid-20’s, I realize I was pretty depressed and didn’t even know it.
One of my main concerns was my career path. I was working in corporate america, but I hated it. It wasn’t a bad job, I worked for a great company, and got to work with some great people, but it just didn’t ignite any passion within me. I felt like there was something I was suppose to be doing, but I didn’t know what it was. So I settled for just making money.
The longer I stayed at the job, the more depressed I got and the more I yearned to leave.
So I started meditating. I saw the movie The Secret, and was reading all of the law of attraction books and listening to audio CD’s like crazy. I was pretty obsessed.
These ideas weren’t really new to me. My parents told me my whole life that I could do and be anything. They reinforced that I was talented, and one of my mom’s favorite things to say to me when I was nervous about a test or a performance, was “greatness is in your DNA.”
However, I was having a hard time translating this information into real action steps to take to create a happy life for myself in my 20’s.
Everyone seemed to just accept that after college, life sucked. The burden of bills and responsibilities prevent life from being fun, passionate, and fulfilling.
But I couldn’t accept this. I knew there had to be more and I just couldn’t rest until I discovered what it was.
So I started with affirmations. Louise’s Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life was one of the first books I read, and I fell in love with it. I knew I had some beliefs that were keeping me stuck. A few of them included: “Life is hard” and “I have to work hard for money.”
I hate to sound superficial, but money was one of the first things I wanted to manifest. I hated having to get up and go to a job I didn’t like every day just for money. I believed if I could manifest enough money, I would be free to explore my other interests without struggling to feed myself or pay the bills. I decided $100,000 would get me to the next level in my life.
How I Did It
So just like Jack Canfield in The Secret, I took a $1 bill and added some zeros making it a $100,000 bill. I then taped it above my bed. I wanted to see it every single day so I could get use to and comfortable with this number. You can’t make any amount of money that intimidates you. You have to make it seem normal to yourself.
Next, I bought Wayne Dyer’s Meditations for Manifestations CD. I started doing the meditations every day starting on new year’s day in 2008. I visualized making $100,000 by March of 2008. More specifically, I visualized myself in Miami looking really good, hanging out with friends, and walking up to a Bank of America ATM to get money out. When I looked at my receipt, it said my balance was $100,000.
I loved the morning meditation on Wayne’s CD, and started just doing this part rather than the evening meditation. Something about the sound, “ahhhhh” really struck a chord with me. I always felt a divine presence with me when I did this meditation. I also loved how Wayne described this as the sound of creation. The sound “ah” is part of every name for God that we have, across different cultures and religions. That’s pretty amazing!
Did It Work??? The Result
I meditated for a little over 30 days. Nothing happened. This was in January 2008. March came and went and there was no Miami trip and no money either.
I continued working and no big breakthroughs occurred.
At the end of the year, I felt defeated. So I finally started applying to different jobs trying to get out of my current position. I had been doing massage part-time, so I applied to some full-time massage positions.
As new year’s started approaching again, I pulled out that Wayne Dyer CD and decided to give it another try. The suspense of waiting to hear back from the various jobs I applied to was really starting to affect me. Plus, I knew it was only a matter of time before I just would not be able to make it to work anymore. I was arriving later and later, and some days, I would lay in bed, not wanting to get up at all.
I went to the presidential inauguration that year in Washington, D.C.
When I returned, I was so motivated. I decided if something as unlikely as a black president could be sworn into one of the most powerful positions in the world, I could finally quit my job — at the very least. lol!
I will never forget walking toward my office that day to see my name plate laying on the floor. It fell off my cubicle. And I knew it was a sign that I had finally shifted my energy and believed I no longer worked there. About an hour later, a friend called out of the blue to offer me a temporary consultant position with her company. It was only a 7 month project and paid very well. In fact, it paid a little over $100,000.
I was ecstatic and a little shocked that things had finally started to happen for me.
However, the real excitement didn’t come until March of that year when I went to Miami with some friends. I was standing at a Bank of America ATM getting some cash out and had a deja vu moment. I imagined this exact moment in my mind’s eye or my imagination. Although there wasn’t $100,000 in my bank account because I made this amount over the next several months, I considered that a very minor deviation from my vision. lol. In that moment, I realized the law of attraction, the secret, and visualization really worked.
How to Manifest?
If you asked me to break down how I manifested $100,000 into very simple steps, here’s how I did it in 3 steps.
Step 1: Have a clear vision.
What do you want right now? Define it in very specific terms. It’s best to choose one thing. Once you achieve the first thing, you can move on to the next. Write the vision down in one sentence. Then, use a paragraph or two to define the details. Describe how your feel and how your life looks.
Step 2: Visualize your vision every day.
This is the hardest part! You may think I’m kidding but I’ve told many people about my accomplishment in manifesting $100,000 and many more things into my life using visualization. Unfortunately, very few people have followed through with the process long enough to make changes in their lives. Even I have had trouble following through some times. We get busy and forget how powerful the process is. In order for visualization to work, you must do it consistently until you achieve your result. Try using a CD or vision board to help you visualize.
Step 3: Eliminate any negative beliefs
Search your subconscious. Think about your upbringing. What did your parents believe about money? What did they teach you? These ideas can really block the flow of receiving more into your life. Once you acknowledge your negative beliefs, eliminate them by replacing them with more empowering beliefs. This is easy to do.
Real quick, grab a sheet of paper. On one side, write down all of your negative beliefs about money. On the opposite site, turn those negative statements into positive, more empowering statements. Here’s my example:
Negative Beliefs New Positive Beliefs
I have to work hard for money. I manifest money easily and effortlessly.
Life is hard. Life is fun, passionate, and fulfilling.
Do this exercise with all of the negative beliefs you can think of when it comes to money. As you go about your day, observe when you say the negative beliefs to yourself and consciously replace them with the positive beliefs. If you’ve never seen the movie, You Can Heal Your Life, check it out. It talks about this process and the power of affirmations to change your life. You can watch it on youtube for free.
If you feel like you’re almost there in achieving your dreams, but you have some obstacles in your way, check out this chant for removing obstacles.
My final advice for anyone looking to change their lives and want to manifest money, love, or anything into their lives is to:
- Surround yourself with positivity and new thoughts and ideas about what you want to manifest.
- Take the time to nourish and nurture yourself. Because it really all starts with self care. If you don’t think you’re worth a few minutes a day, you’ll never find the time to meditate, visualize, or focus on the new vision you have for your life.
- Keep in mind healing is such an integral part of manifesting. If you are angry, resentful, unforgiving toward someone, some experience, or some memory from the past, you will most definitely block your flow. Heal and move on from those things that are keeping you stuck.
- Learn as much as you can about the techniques and methods others have used. Chances are that I’ve used them too and discuss them here on this blog so feel free to use the search feature on this site to look for articles on any topic.
- Experiment and find the right combination of techniques for you. That’s why I post so many articles and videos from experts in this area. You can never learn too much about this stuff. I’m amazed that this isn’t taught in schools. It’s too bad we have to wait until we’re grown to learn how to create lives that actually make us happy.
I sure hope this helps you.
Feel free to ask me any questions below.
And please, come back and leave your success stories in the comments!
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