So check it out - what I'm saying here is that manifesting alone doesn't work. I know all of the gurus are telling you to do it and since 'The Secret' came out it's a trigger word for all things in the self help world. But I'm here to tell you that it's crap and to stop depending on your manifesting dreams to create things. You can manifest until you are blue in the face but without a deep belief, a willingness to let go and the ability to take tiny little actions on your dreams they are just that - dreams. Fancy, woo-woo day dreams.
The Universe wants you to have everything you ask for and I do believe in asking for what you want. I'm a spoiled only child, it's what we do. But when Life reaches out to give it to you it's up to you to reach out and take it!
What it comes down to is that most people stop at the first step of manifesting, the asking part, and don't follow through on the back end and then wonder why they haven't gotten what they ordered up. Hello? You think your angels are short order cooks or something?
Listen, manifesting is basically outlining what you want very clearly, to get a clear image and feeling of your dreams and goals. It's like creating a road map and feeling the wheels turn beneath you. And that's great - it's an important part of the process but it's just one part of the process. It's not the end of the road.
There's a whole part that happens BEFORE you ask... you have to clear the road of anything that says 'I don't believe I can really have this'. And then you have to add a dash of passion to your request - apathy never inspired anyone out of their panties.
THEN you ask.
And THEN you let it go. Not the dream but your grip on the dream only turning out one way. You let it go into the universe and you start taking tiny little steps, inspired actions that feel right.
Don't stop there. Imagine that you really want a pair of perfect nude colored heels (yes, a shopping analogy - shocked?). You sit down daily to pray that you have a pair of these shoes. You can get the color, the height, the lining, open toed or closed, sling back, etc. just right in your mind. You are manifesting the crud out of these shoes. And as the weeks go by, praying every day for these shoes, you still don't have them. Why? Because you didn't go shopping you fool! What, the Universe is just going to magically drop the shoes in your closet because you asked for them?
Okay sometimes a girlfriend sends them you you but a lot of the times, No.
You have to get up off your duff and do something, even a little something. Manifesting doesn't work unless you're willing to do the work before and then follow up on what you're envisioning. So dream your dreams as vividly as possible and yes, go ahead and meditate on them each and every day. But then go out and make them happen - Life can pave the road but you have to take the steps to create your perfect world