I've spent over 30 years searching for the best way to manifest my desires.
A lot of folks tell you to say affirmations, stated in the present tense, using "I" statements, and describe what you want as if it is your current reality.
That can work, but it's not the quickest path to success.
Then there are the folks who tell you to VISUALIZE your goals, as if they are happening to you right now.
If you do it right, this can be an excellent way to go.
Do it wrong, however, and you'll spend the rest of your life in a dream world.
And then there are the folks who tell you to simply be grateful for everything in your life, and somehow, this will "magically" attract good things to you.
Here again, there's a grain of truth in what they say, but it's not the whole story.
The problem with the above suggestions is that they don't include the key element which makes the techniques 100 times more effective.
The key element which makes ALL manifestation techniques more effective is simpler than you might imagine.
Okay, you do hear a lot of folks telling you to relax, but they don't put enough emphasis on it.
You can't just sit down, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. That's not enough.
You have to put yourself into a semi-trance state bordering on hypnosis or sleep.
The reason for this is simple.
All manifestation happens on a non-conscious level of mind.
You might call it the subconscious level of mind.
You might call it the superconscious.
You might even say it happens in the Divine Mind.
Whatever you call it, it's not your conscious mind.
To manifest your desires, you have to move out of your conscious mind and communicate with your deeper mind.
The easiest way to do this is to act as if you're settling in to take a short nap.
Don't go to sleep, though.
When you feel as if you could drift off, that's when you should do your manifestation work.
And the simplest approach is to use visualization while feeling good.
I'll share some tips on exactly how to do this in tomorrow's post.