When I first watched "The Secret" I was doubtful that manifestation would work, I didn't understand how something could just come into being and the universe would send it straight to me just like ordering from a catalogue. I've never had much money and while growing up money was always a struggle, so there was no way I would receive money magically from a family member, not because they don't love me, but because they just don't have the money to give me. Several years later I decided to try it, I had nothing to lose, so why not... Within two weeks my mind started whirling with inspired thoughts. It literally felt like something was unlocked in my mind and the ideas just came flowing through with complete ease. I then began to feel energized and motivated which only made the ideas flow faster! I was blown away!
If you are doubtful that manifestation can actually work, like I was, let me explain what took me a while to learn... Unless you win the lotto or get an inheritance, money will not just drop from the sky and land on your doorstep. The visualization techniques referenced in the video put you in the right state of mind and plants the seed that you want to receive money. Your subconscious (or higher self, or universe, or genie, or any other name you what to call it) wants to give you what you want. This more than likely will happen through receiving inspired thought that moves you to take action (i.e. write a how-to book or make more of those adirondack chairs that you made and sell them on Etsy). But you will notice that some kind of action will need to be taken for the manifestation to work, even winning the lotto requires that you buy a ticket!
Here is what I do, every morning when I first wake up, I take a few extra minutes to lie in bed. I think about all the things I have in my life that I want and that I am grateful for, my health, my husband, my job that provides me with income, my car that provides me with transportation, my apartment that provides me with shelter and so on. I think it is not only important to be grateful for the things we have but to also actively want what we have, I feel like the media tells us that we should want things we don't have so frequently, that we forget we still want the things we have and don't need to throw them away for other material objects, the newer model, or that next big thing. Then I visualize what I want to manifest as if I am receiving it in that moment, and this can be anything, such as a great day filled with endless joy, or improved health, or a new car! And then at the end of the day, about an hour before I go to sleep (so I'm not too tired and fall asleep!) I lie in bed and reflect on all the positive things that I experienced during that day and acknowledge how grateful I am for each of those experiences!
Try it for yourself and see what happens! Just try it for thirty days, you might just be pleasantly surprised! And don't be afraid to watch the video several times. There is so much information and great practices provided that it took me a few times watching for me to catch them all. I also watch it on a regular basis, about once a month, because I find it highly motivating and reminds me to reset my train of thoughts to a more positive outlook. I would love to hear your comments and feedback on your thoughts and experiences on manifestation!
∞ Danica Simone ∞
Check out the video below, "Voyage" by LEMMiNO for the soundtrack to this post. Enjoy!