Manifestation Habits That Changed My Life!
The law of attraction is a lifestyle and creating manifestation habits is a great way to produce dynamic change in your life. You really can’t escape this law, so it only makes sense to use it in your favor. I receive tons of emails and comments asking me if this manifestation stuff really works. And my answer is always this: I simply wouldn’t be such a strong advocate of working with these principles if I hadn’t successfully applied them in my own life.
I’m also often asked what my personal manifestation habits are that have created the most change in my life. Following are my top five law of attraction tips that I personally use in my own life and that can help you begin making instant shifts towards the life you want to live!
Be on Your Own Side! Have you ever unintentionally sabotaged your own chances for success? Without understanding the reasons, maybe you’ve shown up late for an important appointment. Or perhaps you beat yourself up when things don’t work out the way you hoped they would. Maybe you knew there was an action you needed to take to help you reach your goal, but you just couldn’t get the motivation to follow through. All of these are examples of self-defeating beliefs and self-defeating behavior. And I’ve personally done this on many occasions in my ‘past’ life.
We often criticize ourselves and our own efforts more than anyone else would. But, consider this: Would you tell a child that their artwork just wasn’t good enough? Or, would you berate a friend for making a cake that didn’t look quite perfect? What if your artwork or cake wasn’t flawless in your eyes? Would you criticize that? Would you have a talk with yourself about how you could’ve done better?
Research shows that identifying self-defeating beliefs is the first step to changing them. Wait, what? The law of attraction says DO NOT do this! But this is true. You must acknowledge these beliefs and behaviors so that you can begin to dismantle them and build new beliefs in their place. You don’t have to spend a lot of time focusing on them, just recognize what they are so you can make a change within.
For example, you may currently feel that you don’t deserve to live a better life, but once you start to question why you feel this way, you can start to break down the old paradigms that block your success. Ask yourself what you feel you are worthy of having. If it’s anything less than EVERYTHING, challenge it. I ask myself what I feel worthy of all the time, and because I now choose to ‘be on my own side,’ “everything” is ALWAYS the answer.
Take the time to congratulate yourself, give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, look in the mirror and tell yourself how great you look today, extend compassion and understanding to yourself, become aware of how worthy you are, tell yourself that you love YOU, be grateful for your gift of life, tell yourself that you ARE ENOUGH and realize that you ALREADY ARE perfection, no matter what happens. Because our life is an outer reflection of our inner workings, a great place to start is with how you feel about YOU. Learn to be your own cheerleader, and when you begin to see all of the wonderful qualities you have, and treat yourself accordingly, the outside world will do the same! And when this happens, it’s amazing how many opportunities and experiences will just show up!
Identify Your Dominate Point of Observation (and change it if you need to).
What do you focus on most? The current parts of your physical reality that you don’t like? Or, the reality you want to have? If you were to spend equal time observing both, they would effectively cancel each other out and leave you with a reality that is in-between the two. However, it can sometimes be difficult to avoid what’s in “our face,” so to speak. This is the tricky part of the law of attraction, and also why I outlined learning to be on your own side first to create a solid foundation within. But from a physical reality standpoint, what is unwanted must be denied, while what is wanted must become the dominate point of focus. This was something I personally had to learn to take control of, and it takes a little practice but it is well worth it!
When we’re stuck in observation mode, we’re recreating the same reality over and over. But, by going into “creation mode,” we can ignore the parts of reality we don’t like and replace them with the things we do like. Think of it like this: There are two notes playing on a piano simultaneously; one of those appears to be louder than the other one, and that’s the one that you’re going to hear. But you can consciously choose to disregard what appears to be the louder note while you focus on the other, more subtle note until you will eventually begin to hear that note most dominantly, as the other fades into the background.
It’s the same with reality. Our mind will always give back to us what we focus on. If we’re constantly observing the same things, over and over, that’s what we’ll keep living. But, if you consciously choose a new, DOMINANT stream of information for your mind to work with, you go into the “creation mode” already mentioned. It can take some practice to become good at “pretending” your life into being, but that’s exactly what it takes.
Make the time each day to imagine and play in the realms of your mind, and then walk around in your dream as often as you can. The more you practice this, the more experienced you will become. Live in your playland often, it’s much more fun there anyway!
Be Grateful for EVERYTHING You Value. Gratitude is mentioned often in the law of attraction. But, have you ever wondered why it’s so important? Here’s why: Gratitude is the EMOTIONAL SIGNATURE (or the Vibrational Frequency) that something has ALREADY taken place. When we are grateful for what we have, and also grateful for the things we’ve manifested energetically, the energy of the Universe understands that these are things that have ALREADY happened. This produces a checklist of “Yes, I like this. I’ll take more of this please” items.
I always spend the first and last ten minutes of my day being thankful for any and everything. It can sometimes be easy to forget the luxuries that we have and experience daily. Food, clothing, a bed to sleep in, a toothbrush, friends, transportation, a pet, a roof over our head, books, music, sunshine and so on and so on and SO ON. Take the gratitude challenge: Wake up and retire emitting the vibrational broadcast of all of the things you are currently grateful for, as well as all of the manifestations that are energetically lining up for you! Life is one big blessing if we choose to see it that way! As mentioned in the prior tip, we will always get what our focus is on.
Meditate and/or Visualize into Sleep. If I had to choose one tip that has completely changed my life, this is it! (Ok, the next tip is HUGE too.) I spend every night visualizing what I want most, while using guided meditation, until I fall asleep. I truly believe this has created more miracles in my life than anything else. Generally, I will replay the same scenario in my mind over and over, night after night, until it comes into fruition.
You’ve probably heard this numerous times, but the most important rule to remember during visualization is to incorporate feeling. This goes for both emotional feeling states and sensory feeling states. I make a point to create a story that puts a smile on my face as I imagine it unfolding. I become so excited by what is happening that I can barely contain it. I feel the gait of my walk as I move through the scene, and how my shoes or feet feel on the ground beneath me. I visualize all of the features of my scene in great, vivid detail. I run my hands across objects and experience their texture against my skin. I smell the air and intently listen to the sounds around me. I even place a gourmet meal in most of these scenes so that I can integrate the taste of food that I love with my imagination.
These stories become so real to my mind that I never doubt that they’ve happened. Once this takes place, the subconscious mind will recognize a void from a physical experience standpoint and go to work to fill that void. Universal law states that if an event produces heightened senses, then heightened senses will produce an event. This is known as the law of reversibility. If A can create B, then B can create A. For example, friction can produce heat; therefore, heat can produce friction. And, this is a fact. More so, a physical fact can produce a psychological state; therefore, a psychological state can produce a physical fact. And this is why visualization, coupled with intense feeling states, will manifest results with such great accuracy.
Create a sensory rich experience that you visualize each night as you fall asleep. Stick with it until you begin to see a shift in the direction of your manifestation. Some people are more skilled at visualization than others, so be patient with yourself (my first undeniable, solid manifestation took me 2 years of nightly visualization). Make sure you have staying power and believe in your abilities, and it will happen!
And manifestation tip #5, which goes well with my last tip, is to get happy! This sounds cliché, right? If you can find ways to be happy in every moment, no matter what is happening, you’re passing the test. What test? The test of life. Isn’t that the goal? Isn’t that why we want all of the “stuff” and experiences anyway? So we can be happy? I’ll admit, it takes practice. But this is what life is all about – at least to me!
What’s the number one rule you hear about the law of attraction? Like attracts like. If you’re happy, you’ll attract more things to be happy about. But, even more so than that, if you’re happy, you’re embodying what you’re already seeking! Happiness. When we’re happy, we don’t “want” anything to be happy for. And, since we know from scientific breakthroughs in quantum physics that "like attracts like," if we are always in a state of wanting, we will just create more wanting.
Actively look for things that make you happy. If you change the attitude of your mind, you will change the aspects of your life. When we can find happiness with what we currently have and experience, and see the things in our “future” as things that can simply ADD to our happiness (instead of making us happy), we begin to fall into the frequency that attracts so many wonderful things! Even if you don't feel happy, smile. The physical act of smiling tricks your brain into thinking you are in a good mood, and then it will find ways to validate that!
These five tips have drastically changed my life in such positive ways. I live a law of attraction lifestyle every single day. From the moment I wake up, until I drift off to sleep, I strive to consciously observe every mental and physical action that I take, and if something doesn’t work, I don’t beat myself up about it. I view it all as practice; there are not mistakes, only learning.
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Jessica Connor, Ph.D.