How many times have you been told, “manifest it!” when there’s something you want? I don’t know about you, but I hear it all the time. And while I don’t disagree with the premise of the suggestion, I also know there’s more to it. No one can simply say “Hey, Universe, I want this” and have it come to them. No matter how long or how hard I meditate on something, it’s never once fallen out of the sky and landed in my lap. It doesn’t work that way. Manifestation is actually a two-step process – a partnership between you and the Universe.
Step One: Intention
When most people talk about manifestation, this is as far as they go. They set the intention – let the Universe know they want a thing to happen and perhaps meditate or pray on the request. Don’t get me wrong, this step is very important. The Universe needs to know your desires in order to grant them. But it’s also only the first step. If you stop here, the chances of getting what you’re hoping to manifest are small. Adding the next step greatly increases the odds.
Step Two: Action
This step is one many people forget. Once you’ve set your intention and asked the Universe for what you want, you need to SHOW that you’re willing to work for it. Action on your part is required. The Universe is not a genie in a lamp just waiting to grant your every wish. It needs to see you being an active participant in your life. So if your intention was, let’s say, to find your soul mate, you need to take steps towards meeting new people. Whether it’s signing up for a dating site or simply going out in the world with more awareness of the possibilities around you. You cannot simply sit back and wait for the Universe to drop your soul mate in your lap ready made.
Manifestation is a Partnership
Instead of thinking about manifestation as asking the Universe to grant you something, think of it as a partnership. You tell the Universe what you want – the type of life you want to build and you SHOW your commitment to creating that life with your ACTIONS. That’s the magic formula. The Universe hears your desires and sees your actions and works in concert with you to create that life.
What are you trying to manifest in your life? Consider an oracle card reading help you determine your next best actions. Perhaps connecting with your spirit guides will give you the guidance you need.