3 Steps to Manifesting Your Ideal Life
Over the past several weeks Iíve received
dozens of email solicitations for books, CDs and videos that promise to
reveal newly discovered techniques to improve my life. These emails
promise a wide variety of benefits: how to get rich, lose weight, meet
the woman of my dreams and buy a million dollar mansion with no money
down. In some cases the salesman will throw in a "Ginzu knife" or "pocket fisherman" if I order immediately!
While some of these marketers may actually believe theyíve invented a
whole new system of creating a life anyone would want, the truth is
"there is nothing new under the sun." Mystics have studied the
underlying principles that manifest reality for centuries. These same
principles existed in the time of Socrates and they existed before the
establishment of many of todayís religions.
Whether itís money, love, health, or anything else, the principles are
the same. In mystical terms, the Law of Attraction specifies that you
will attract to yourself those experiences that match your beliefs. In
the words of quantum physics, the observer affects that which is
observed. Since you are the observer, itís you who affects your life,
that is, itís you who creates your experience of reality.
You create your experience via your underlying beliefsówhether they are
conscious or unconscious. If youíre not conscious of your beliefs then
you must make them conscious. As Carl Jung said, "Until you make the
unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it
fate." Or, as mystics will say, "Know thyself." This includes your
Before you begin to manifest your ideal life, you must get clear on
exactly what you want. Examine your desire from a mystic perspective. Is
it something that would be of benefit to many people or is it a purely
selfish desire? If you are attempting to manifest your desire at the
expense of someone else, there will be a steep price to pay in the
future. Remember, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap," so why saddle yourself
with additional burdens? If your desire seems selfish, reframe it so
that itís of benefit to others.
Once you are clear on exactly what you want, then it is a
straightforward matter to manifest your desire. There are three steps:
Step 1. Visualize exactly what you want for 5 minutes per day.
Letís say you want to go sightseeing in Paris. You may want to visualize
the Eiffel Tower. Why 5 minutes? Because any longer and your mind will
wander. Any shorter and you may not be fully fleshing out your vision.
Step 2. Put yourself in the picture, with detail and emotion.
You have a clear view of the Eiffel Tower. But, if you donít visualize
yourself in the picture, the universe will manifest your desire, but
perhaps not in the format you anticipated. For example, you might get a
postcard of the Paris skyline in the mail. To avoid any
misunderstandings, picture yourself standing in front of the tower. What
are you wearing? Are you there with your spouse or some new love
interest? Add details, employing all your sensory data. Youíre eating a
delicious croissant. The wind is blowing gently on a beautiful, sunny
spring afternoon. You hear conversations en franÁais and you smell the
perfume of the petite jeune fille standing near you.
Donít forget to add emotion. Are you enjoying the taste of your
croissant? Do you feel the joy of exploring a new country? Are you
reveling in the sense of freedom as you travel the world? The more
realistic you make it, the better.
Step 3. At this stage, focus only on the end result.
This is very important. Donít worry about how you get there. You canít
possibly imagine all the ways that your goal might manifest, so donít
limit yourself to people you know or the most obvious avenues to attain
your goal. Let the universe worry about the details.
When you are done with your meditation, release it to the universe.
Continuing to hold it in your mind will prevent its manifestation. You
have to let go. To ensure youíve let go, occupy yourself with a
completely unrelated activity after you complete your meditation.
Youíre ready to go; but first, a brief note of caution. This is an
extremely powerful technique, so keep in mind the old adage, "be careful
what you wish for, you just might get it." An example, an acquaintance
of mine was remarking on how lucky a friend of hers was to receive a
0,000 settlement for a personal injury she suffered. Within two
weeks, my friend was involved in a moderately serious auto accident that
left her with a bad back and a subsequent ,000 settlement. Was it
worth it? I donít think so.
To ensure that you donít manifest something similar, I recommend you
close each meditation by saying, "If it pleases God, then so be it," or
"If this is for my highest good, then so be it." This is an extra form
of protection that will help you avoid needless headache.
Lastly, donít think that because youíre busy visualizing you donít have
to take any action on the physical plane. For example, if youíre looking
for a boyfriend or girlfriend, you canít just sit inside and visualize
your ideal mate, you still need to get out. You must go about your
business, but be alert to opportunities that the universe is presenting
The Law of Attraction is the basic underlying principle at work here. If
youíre not manifesting what you desire then there are two possibilities:
you arenít clear on exactly what you want or youíre not aware of a
certain belief, probably unconscious, that is contradicting your
Identifying your unconscious beliefs is a topic that weíll cover in our
Until then, manifest your dreams, the mysticís way!
About the Author: Edwin Harkness Spina is the author of the award-winning spiritual novel Mystic Warrior. Receive a free copy of Mystic Secrets Revealed when you sign up for the Mystic Warrior Newsletter with mystical techniques to improve your life and expand your mind.