“Don’t let anything stand in the way of you claiming and manifesting the life that you choose rather than the life you have by default.” ~ Joy Page
“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
A few years ago the movie The Secret was all the rage. It was a wonderfully done movie about manifesting your heart’s desires. I think the movie is visually stunning and it does a very good job of giving an overview to the manifesting process, but it does leave out some essentials. So I’m going to let you in on the secrets behind The Secret.
Manifesting is like baking a delicate soufflé; it has very few ingredients but they need to be handled properly or you get a flat mess.
As The Secret tells you the 3 main ingredients to manifesting are to visualize what you want, hold that vision and then expect it to show up. Well, I’ve broken them down a little deeper for you to give you the ingredients in the secret sauce. My three step process is to visualize, feel and trust; but with a twist!
Secret # 1: Visualization
All the literature talks about visualizing what you want in order to manifest it, right? Well if that was all there was to it you’d have everything you ever wanted. So I’m going to ask you, “How’s it going for you?” Probably not good if you’re like most people. That’s because you don’t know the inside secret to successfully visualizing your desires. Here it is:
You must visualize from your desire not toward your desire.
This little tweak makes a 100% difference! Here’s how it works. For example, maybe you want a new car. Visualizing toward it would look like you seeing yourself in the car of your dreams. But if you notice, there is a disconnect there. By you seeing yourself doing something you are the observer, not the actor. So to visualize from your desire means to visualize from a vantage point of inside the action. So back to the new car scenario, you would pick a visual that would signify that you have the car of your dreams. Maybe choose a scene where you are pulling up in front of your home in the car and your neighbor notices you and says, “Hey, is that your new car?” and you reply, “It sure is, I just got it.” Encapsulate this scene in your mind and play it over and over again. From this vantage point you are inside the action, not merely a bystander.
Secret #2: Feel It
The next essential step is to feel what you would feel as if it has happened. So in the above scenario, when you run that scene in your mind then also feel the feelings that accompany it. Feel how happy you are driving the car into your driveway. Feel the pride when you show it to your neighbor. Feel the leather seat and smell the new car smell. Immerse yourself in a sensory bath of feelings. Your amplitude of feelings is in direct correlation to how quickly and clearly your manifestation will come into being. Thoughts are suggestions, but your feelings are the commands that your subconscious mind responds to.
Secret #3: Trust It
Once you have set up your scene that represents an action that takes place after your manifestation has come to pass, and overlaid it with your intense feelings, then you must act as if it is so. This layer of trust is needed to seal the deal. This is the hardest step because you must ignore your senses and rely on your imagined state. We are all very ingrained to gauge reality by our senses. If we can’t see, feel or touch something then it must not be there, right? Well, remember your subconscious does not know if you are actually seeing something or imagining it. It is shrouded from your external senses and can only process the information you feed it. So if you set up your visualization, feel your feelings and then run around noticing how you don’t have that car yet, your subconscious can’t help but get derailed. Ignore what is and trust what must be around the corner. By keeping your sights on what you want, instead of what you have, you will move from what you have to what you want. It’s like the old adage in Driver’s Ed – the car will go where you are looking, which is why we can’t fixate on anything while driving.
This VFT technique is the most effective way to use your manifestation powers. Pick something small and make these important changes and measure your results. Drop me an email or post on my blog how this technique works for you. I’d love to hear your success stories.