This essay is on Manifesting, about bringing into your reality the things you want. If you’re not certain about what you want, check out my article on the ins and outs of defining what it is you want, creating a “well-formed outcome.”
That outcome must be stated in the positive–decide what you WANT, not what you don’t want! It must be something you can initiate and maintain by yourself. It must be attainable, a specific context-based, and fit with your whole world. Would accomplishing this outcome work for all aspects of your life, your family, your friends, your health, etc.? Yes?
Ok, now what? Here comes the fun part.
We play “let’s pretend!” Activate all your senses. Go inside your mind and imagine or fantasize that you have already manifested the goal. It’s yours! What is your life like now? How does it look? How does it feel? How does it taste? What do you hear? What’s going on? Most importantly, attach a strong feeling of satisfaction to having your goal. I like to play this James Brown song in my mind: “I feel good! I knew that I would, now!…” It’s a knowing, a certainty, that what you want is a done deal. I throw in some gratitude, as well.
Now, think about how you got there. Notice any intermediate steps you might have taken to accomplish your goal, and attach a strong feeling of desire to each of them in turn. Feel the satisfaction as you complete each step. You’re moving closer, and as you do you feel your sense of satisfaction and completion growing stronger and stronger.
Make these imaginings intense. Really strong. Do this really, really, well. The better you can fantasize here, the more importance your unconscious mind will attach to accomplishing the goal.
Now, let go and trust. And watch (in varying degrees of amazement) as things materialize for you. Your unconscious mind will look for opportunities, little things in every day life, that will advance you towards your goal. Little positive nudges! When you notice these happening, go with them!
Put a written list of your goal(s) where you will see it frequently. Simply review it when you do, noticing the progress being made on each one, and be appreciative. Every few weeks, lather, rinse, repeat. Re-do the imagination and desire process. You can modify the goals to reflect those you have already accomplished, those you want to add, any changes, and so on.
Life is all about change. Change is good! Change is fun. Especially when it’s a positive change you have well-delineated and desire intensely, and manifested into your life. Go for it!!
Copyright © Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, 2008