‘Manifesting’ has become a real buzz word – and it’s one that Grace Victory uses daily. Here, she shares everything you need to know about the power of ‘manifestation’
CREDIT: This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared on Happiful
When I was 23 I began searching for ways to connect to myself more deeply, as well as how to create a life that I really wanted – and this is when I discovered the power of ‘manifesting’.
We are conditioned and programmed by the beliefs of adults around us growing up – our childhood experiences and any trauma we may have been through. From a young age I didn’t want to be a statistic, or a product of my environment; I wanted more for myself, even if wanting more was against all odds.
In my early 20s, I stumbled across the documentary The Secret – and it completely changed my life. It confirmed how powerful I perceived visualisations and positive self-talk to be; as a child I had an innate knowledge that if I believed I could, I would and, essentially, this is what manifesting is.
The stories we tell ourselves eventually become our reality through our perspectives. A lot of these perspectives are subconscious and, until we become aware of them, they act as scripts that play out throughout our lives. For example, if we were bitten by a dog as a child, we might have a fear as an adult that we will be bitten again, thus resulting in certain behaviours and thought patterns that may come to fruition.
Now, I’m not saying that every tragic thing that happens in adulthood is a result of our own actions but our thought patterns, and subsequent behaviours, do have the ability to create experiences – both positive and negative. We create our lives, and get to choose who we will become through what we think, how we talk to ourselves, and the actions we take based on those thoughts.
So, what is ‘manifesting’?
Manifesting is the universal law of attraction; ‘thoughts become things’ and it is the way in which we can bring tangible things into our life through mindset, thought patterns, and action. We have the ability to manifest anything – a car, a holiday, a relationship, a job – but the tricky part is, we have to:
- really believe we deserve whatever we are trying to manifest;
- be truly grateful for what we have right now.
Both of these can be hard if you don’t have much self-belief and you’re not entirely happy with where you are, or who you are right now. In order to manifest, we have to show gratitude and love, regardless of our circumstances.
If you’re a particularly anxious person, you will be pleased to know that one single thought won’t come to fruition – if you have a random thought that the world is going to end, for example, it’s very unlikely that it actually will. It is the regular, sustained, thoughts and core beliefs we have that can be turned into our reality.
Of course, we also need to put our thoughts and words into action, too. You’re not going to buy a house, or be able to travel the world, if you’re sitting around all the time. Manifestation magic can only work if you work, too!
Studies have shown that how a person sees the world is the world which they will create so, if you want a life full of abundance, joy and love, you have to actively seek it, believe you’re worthy of it, and that it is already here.
Here’s how to start manifesting.
The universe cannot provide you with what you want if you don’t know what you want. So, you want a new car? What model is it? What colour? How does it feel when you sit inside it? How does it smell? Visualise it all because, if it’s real inside your mind and heart, it will become real inside your life.
Vocalise your desires
Talk to, and seek guidance from, whatever you believe in – a deity, the universe, or even nature. If you don’t ask, you don’t get – and you can ask for anything; there is nothing that you don’t deserve. You have to believe you are worthy of whatever your heart desires.
You have to take action in creating a life that you want. You can’t sit around waiting for change, you have to actively seek it. There are signs all around us, guiding us down the right path. Signs can come in many forms – we just have to be open to receiving them.
Showing gratitude for where we are right now, what we have, and who we are – even if we aren’t entirely satisfied – will put us on a more positive frequency. Every day, take time to be grateful for what you have in your life. You can be grateful for sunshine, for rain, for a hot shower, for your kids, for fluffy socks – for anything.
It’s the little things that truly make us happy, after all.