The use of the word ‘manifestation’ has semi-religious overtones but all it really means is the rendering of ideas into actuality. There is nothing magic about it – humans have been manifesting since we have been humans.
In order to manifest something, there are certain conditions that need to be in place for it to occur.
There are about 10 of these. The first few are ‘sequential’ in that they follow after each other, but the rest are things that should also be in place before manifestation actually occurs.
The first (and most important) thing needed to manifest is ‘purpose’ – in other words, the reason for the manifestation. If you want more ‘joy’ in your life, you might consider the ‘why’ of this. Most people’s ‘why’s’ are determined by their values. These are essentially things to be fulfilled and in turn derive from our ‘voids’ – things we perceive to be lacking.
If you are looking for your ‘Life’s Purpose,’ you must determine your highest value and mould it into what is often called your ‘Definite Major Purpose.’ In other words, the idea must be stated in clear and concise terms.
Because we all have a hierarchy of values – i.e. there is a ‘top’ value and a ‘bottom’ value with all grades in between – it is important to determine this hierarchy before you proceed with the manifestation formula.
To that end I invite you to do this test by going to Dr John Demartini’s website and register for the ‘Values Determination
‘ test. It’s free but you do need to put in your email address.
It is said that your thoughts determine your feelings, which in turn determine your actions. Once you are clear on your purpose, your thinking will always support it. Once you are clear on that purpose, you will find yourself thinking of ways to fulfil that purpose. I always say to ask yourself the ‘Magic Question’ – ‘How Can I…’ – for example, ‘how can I get more joy in my life?
3. Inspired Vision
Once you have your purpose and have been ‘brainstorming’ ideas to bring it about, it’s important to have a ‘visual’ representation, or if you like, a ‘vision’ of what it would be like.
When you start visualising things that are aligned with your highest values, your forebrain (the part of your brain that is responsible for planning and execution) starts to make plans about how you can achieve it.
In other words, ‘Thought’ develops the ‘what’ of what you want and ‘Inspired Vision’ develops the ‘how.’
I have said before that ‘vision boards’ are limited in their scope – only 40% of us use visual mode by preference. So if you prefer sounds or feelings, incorporate these into your inspired vision. In other words, ‘see it’, ‘touch it’, ‘feel it’ etc as being achieved
Many personal development sources hammer on about how you should be doing affirmations daily to ‘program your mind.’ However this is merely repetition of an idea and is not much different from rote learning. You learn the saying but don’t necessarily adopt it. If you do not have the things above (Purpose, Thought, Vision), then nothing will become of your efforts.
The true meaning of affirmation means to ‘make firm in your mind.’ Yes, you will write out an affirmation but it will be constructed in such a way that it will incorporate 1) your definite major purpose, 2) the ‘how’ of it and 3) the end result.
Not only that but it must be stated in the present tense. The mind needs to accept it as achieved.
Additionally they must be balanced and in line with your values, congruent with your vision, and inspire you to take action.
Once you have constructed this affirmation, regularly read it out aloud – preferably twice a day – – once on rising for the day and once prior to retiring for the day.
5. Synthesised Feelings
Everyone knows what feelings are, but what are ‘Synthesised Feelings?’ Synthesised means ‘constructed’ or ‘fabricated.’ We all experience things like happy/sad, joy/sorrow or like/dislike.
These are called ‘Polarising’ feelings because each feeling has a direct opposite. People always want the ‘positive’ version of these polarities, not the ‘negative’ one. We seek pleasure and avoid pain.
Synthesised feelings are the result of two opposites fusing together to produce a neutral result. If you’ve ever heard of the concept of the ‘neutral universe,’ it is most effectively summed up in the saying by Shakespeare that ‘Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so’
The idea of neutralising your feelings is that you end up with a synthesised one in their place.
These Synthetic Feelings are Gratitude, Love, Inspiration, true Enthusiasm (not the hyped up variety or excitement), Presence and Certainty.
When you have followed all 4 previous steps of this formula, then it will lead to one or more of the Synthesised feelings. These in turn keep you on track to achieve what you want
6. Writing things down
(including voice recording, word processing and mind mapping)
When you record things in a form other than in your mind, you crystallise your thinking. Having something physical (such as a goal card or business plan) means you can always refer to it when you want to and it helps you focus on you plan. It helps you keep yourself on track by regularly referring to it. In a loose sense it is a kind of elaborate affirmation.
It goes without saying that if you take no action, nothing will happen. The good news is, if you have all the attributes above (and below) in place, then action becomes automatic. It’s only if you have missed one of them that things may not work out.
The key to taking action is to have prioritised tasks daily. If you have a broad action plan then this needs to be broken down into daily tasks to make the job more manageable. Also, ask yourself every day ‘what 3 steps could I take today to achieve my goal’ – then set about doing them immediately!
8. Energy and Vitality
A good measure of how well you are going in the manifestation formula is your energy and vitality levels. Each day, before and the end of it, ask yourself the question ‘do I have a high level of energy to be able to complete my tasks for today?’ If the answer is ‘no,’ then something is not right in the formula. Review all the previous steps of the formula and ask yourself are you doing these. Most importantly, ask yourself, ‘Am I On Purpose in my actions?’ Alternatively, ask yourself ‘how are my actions serving my purpose?’
9. Matter and Resources
A vital consideration when manifesting is ‘what resources do I have to create what I want?’ Assuming you have the first 3 elements in place (Purpose, Thought and Vision), this should be a no-brainer. In that case your mind will always ‘see’ resources that it requires in order to get what you want.
10. A feeling of deservedness
This is a feeling that will come about if the first 3 attributes are in place. If you believe you are worthy, you will more likely proceed with your plans. If you have not done the 1st three, you are more likely to self sabotage with feelings of unworthiness and other behaviours such as procrastination.
Working hard on Purpose, Thought and Vision will overcome these behaviours to the point where you could be emboldened to ask for anything – the so called ‘Aladdin Factor’
A lot has been said about being thankful. Some people call it the Law of Increase – what you praise appreciates. The more thankful you are – even for the most simple things like being alive – causes an increase in your benefits.
Start a daily gratitude journal and record even the most trivial of things you are thankful for. It will affect your life exponentially beyond anything you’ve ever dreamed. It will take you in to the realm of of the celestial and thence to MANIFESTATION!
So we have examined 11 ‘attributes’ that are essential for manifestation. It’s hard to place them in an order or hierarchy as all are important for you to achieve what you want in life. However the first three (Purpose, Thought and Vision) are definitely the most important prerequisites of manifestation.
‘15 minute Manifestation
‘ – program your brain to manifest anything you want – automatically!