Basics of Manifestation Series Part 1- Asking for your Desires correctly
The word manifestation finds its origins in Latin verb manifestare which means to make public. By definition, manifestation is 'an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea'. The very popular book called 'The Secret', that teaches the law of attraction, has a famous phrase- Ask, Believe and Receive. The process of creation is natural. Every single experience, every achievement, every failure, every joy, every sorrow, every pain, every pleasure stems directly from our thoughts and beliefs. So if it has already been established that thoughts become things, how do we use this knowledge to consciously create the life of our dreams? Whatever we ask and believe we can have, be or do.
So what exactly is meant by 'asking'? Asking is putting out your request to the Universe or God or your subconscious mind. I will use the most common example that has been used by most coaches and authors. Let's consider this- you are browsing online shopping sites looking for a laptop. You know exactly what you want. You have the system specifications, you know which brand you want, you know which operating system you want. You know which color you want. The more specific you are, the easier and faster it is for you to buy your laptop. The same principle applies to manifestation. The first step to manifestation is asking. The correct way to ask for your desires is to be specific, very specific about what you want.
You can use any techniques to put your request forth. You could script, you could use visualization, you could use affirmations or afformations. When you script, you should be writing down every little detail about your desire. For example if you are manifesting a relationship, you write down all the qualities you desire in your partner, what kind of relationship you have with your partner (writing it all as if you already have it now), how do you both spend your time together. Add as many details as you can. Include senses like feelings, sense of smell, vision, hearing, touch and taste. The more vividly you write about it, the easier it would be for the Universe to deliver. The same details should be added to visualizations. If you choose to use affirmations, you could have more than one statement or you can summarize in one short statement. Either way, you only need to frame your statements in the present tense and adding as much detail as you can.
If you are asking for a job or money, try to include details of the name of the company you work for, your position, your wages, you can even choose to include details of your coworkers, your work schedule. When manifesting money, be sure to be specific about the exact amount you want to manifest, down to the penny.
If you want to manifest your dream home, be sure to include details like the location of the home, whether it is a house or an apartment, the size of your home, number of bedrooms, the colour of the walls, the furniture you have, description of your garden if you have one, description of your kitchen and bathrooms. You can also add your move in date, your neighbours.
To summarize, you can add as many details as you want to whatever it is that you would like to manifest. The more specific you are, the easier it is for the universe to deliver your desires. Remember that you should not be concerned with the how you would be receiving your manifestations. All you are doing in this part is picking what you want from the catalogue of the Universe. In the next part of this series, we would be discussing the art of believing. I would love to hear from you all your manifestation stories. Please do leave a comment or shoot me a message telling me your success stories.