I grew up in the 70’s and when the “New Age” was awakening, Gurus , transendental meditation and psychic readings were coming into vogue. I had a real live hippie for a big sister, and a mom that did numerology astrological charts. My mother studied Carl Jung, , The Course In Miracles.and Science of Mind. In fact, my parents were married by the founder of Science of Mind, Dr Ernest Holmes in 1958. Science of Mind or The Church of Religious Science is basically the study of One Mind, and that thoughts are alive with power to manifest, create etc. It is the idea that thoughts are things, just like everything else, and that all of our thoughts are part of one collective Mind, The Universal Power, or Higher Power. I tell you this explanation only because these early introductions and exposures in my life, opened the door for me to be absolutely convinced that:
You CAN Manifest ANYTHING You Desire!!
I grew up knowing from my core being that nothing is impossible. I was taught that if you want something, you go after it. My father was an extraordinary man who built his life from the ground up, and became a huge success. He started as a Hollywood photographer who shot the old black and white photos of the movie stars in the 40’s and 50’s that you saw in the old glamour days. He worked very hard and developed the first color process with Kodak. He then started the first color process photo laboratory in Hollywood California. Back then it was considered like “digital” is now, very innovative That company went on to be a major force in Hollywood in its day. On his business card he had a saying on the back printed:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent” Calvin Coolidge.
So between my mom and dad I had the foundation, then I stumbled into personal development on my own as a teenager.I think we have so many wonderful materials to learn from about manifestation, starting with the scriptures, to personal development classics and modern day books and tapes. Some popular authors and my personal favorites are:
THE ULTIMATE PRIMER: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. No collection would be complete without this fabulous prosperity book.
Others on our shelf include:
The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity
The Game of Life And How To Play It
The Science of Getting Rich: The Original Guide to Manifesting Wealth Through the Secret Law of Attraction
The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t
The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) from the Inside Out
The Attractor Factor By Joe Vitale
In this book Joe talks about a 5 step system to ATTRACT anything you desire.
- Know what you Don’t Want
We don’t realize that we ATTRACT the NEGATIVE ! So figure out what you do not want!!
2. Know what you DO Want So if you figure out what you Don’t want, then you know what you do! “I don’t want to keep working my job” –“ I DO want a thriving business so that I can quit my job and work my business full time!
3. Get CLEAR- What is blocking you? What limiting beliefs are standing between you and what you want? An example would be: “I don’t have enough time to work my business to make it successful”, “I am not good at networking” etc. **
4. Feel Your Intention Already Achieved.
5. Let Go ( and do your part of course)
**Releasing a Block Famous motivational success and prosperity author Bob Proctor suggests a powerful exercise to help get rid of blocks. Get out two pieces of paper. One the first piece, list the things that are blocking you and the feelings associated with each. Really Take time to experience the feeling of how this block is standing in your way of getting what you want. These are the things that are clogging the vibration for you to receive your abundance!! Then on the second sheet, Write out exactly how you want these things to be, in vivid detail. Get into the joyful feelings of being, doing or having these things, and how your life would be different. Notice the difference in how you felt when you wrote the first sheet. The more you can fall in love with the new image of your life, and the new feelings, the faster you’ll manifest them. Now take the first sheet and burn it.Take the second sheet, fold it carefully and carry it with you for a week. You’re done and probably cleared the negative block!
Intention , Belief & Thoughts
Another author who is absolutely tuned in on the subject of manifestation and intention is Wayne Dyer. You can turn on your TV almost any weekend to public television and see one of his great specials on his latest book Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits (an awesome book!) although he has been working with PBS for over 25 years. He is a fierce advocate of public television and if it were not for him, Bert, Ernie and Barney, PBS might not have made it all these years. Wayne is all about Believing in the divine essence of YOU, and that every human has their own innate gift to bestow upon the world. He believes in the power of thought and the dynamic nature thoughts can have in everything we do. He writes in very simple terms that I have always loved and related to.
In his book Ask & It Is Given Wayne Dyer writes about thoughts:
“Choosing A different thought will always produce a different emotional response. So you could say “ I will deliberately choose my thoughts so that I can feel better.” That would be a good decision for you to make. An even better decision, and really, an easier one to make is:”I want to feel good, so I will try to feel good by choosing a thought that DOES feel good”.
Some other great ones by Wayne Dyer are: Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want and THE POWER OF INTENTION BY DR. W. W. DYER. I like the Power of Intention because it talks about not just the belief, determination, persistence etc once has to have to manifest the desire. Intention in this case is a collection of thought in the universe that is like the One Mind I talked about in the beginning of my article. He calls it a “field”, that is everywhere. You access this field as you have strong intention. It is weakened naturally by negativity, which interrupts its perfect flow. Possessiveness or ego mess with this flow greatly, but conversely and abundant, generous, servant mentality, opens the flood gates for a lovely bounty of rich blessings of almost anything you could want.
All of the books suggest visualization as a keen tool , and making dream board as a way to keep your desire in front of your mind’s eye daily. You can pick up a number of books on the subject of creating your destiny, law of attraction etc. and it will tell you somewhere in the book to sit down with a pile of magazines and start cutting out those things that make your heart sing!!. So about two years ago we did that Here was a section of our dream board, with a house: notice that we put our family picture on the steps of the house. and here is the actual house we manifested in one year
here is the living room that was on our dream board
and here is our actual living room Kind Of spooky isn’t it? it really speaks to..You get what you A>S>K for! So you might as well be really specific!! Go ahead and MANIFEST AWAY!! God, The Universe, whatever you believe wants to bless us with overflowing abundance. We are the ones who get in the way and screw it up with self sabotage, doubt etc.
You really can have anything you want.
Be Specific-Ask for what you WANT!! Don’t Worry About The HOW When you are truly Inspired the How takes Care of itself., The Universe rearranges itself to meet your goals Cancel The Negatives -Doubt BLOCKS abundance Let Go! Turn it over to The Universe 100% FAITH!!