How to manifest

March 28, 2017

It’s interesting how so many people bought into the Secret from the Oprah Winfrey point of view. Manifesting for them was all about achieving great wealth. After all, they reasoned, Oprah did it, so why can’t we?

Manifesting is pretty simple, it turns out. But it’s just not as easy as it sounds.

So here’s how to manifest:

  1. Visualize your goal.
  2. Be convinced of it with every fiber of your being.
  3. Act as though it’s already happened.
  4. Express gratitude to the Universe for giving you what is rightfully yours.

So there you have it. How to manifest in 4 easy steps. It’s the energy of your conviction that makes it happen.

But there’s more. Conviction alone isn’t the ticket. Conviction without action won’t get you too far.

Oprah, you see, did the work. She got the training. She worked hard. She climbed the ladder. She was awake and noticed opportunities when they appeared in her path. She took chances.

Fact is, not everyone is going to end up as wealthy as she did. And I’m not even sure that it was wealth she visualized. I’m convinced, though, that manifesting wealth is not the best use of the so-called Secret. There are better ways to manifest.

First, you have to set yourself up for success. You can’t sit at home and wait for it to come to you.

Then, you must affirm wisely. Try these: Affirm that all your needs are met.  Affirm that you are healthy. Affirm that you are healed.  Affirm that you are secure. Affirm that you are successful (but not measured by wealth.).

There’s something…distasteful...about attempting to manifest wealth.  Maybe because I firmly believe that financial security is a byproduct of success in achieving other things. And also I’ve noticed that most people who attempt to visualize and manifest wealth without any other solid activity never get there.

They can visualize until the cows come home, but unless they take the right kind of action, nothing will happen.

I’d love your thoughts.













28 comments on “How to manifest
  1. robin masshole mommy says:

    I don’t believe in manifesting something. You have to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

  2. GiGi Eats says:

    Oh this is what I do on a daily basis! I am working towards what I want out of life and I don’t see myself doing ANYTHING ELSE – thus I am constantly living my dreams!

  3. I agree! You can wish for something, but without action it is nothing.

  4. Alexandra says:

    I always try to visualize my goal!


  5. For once, I agree with you completely! I believe there is a certain power in the Secret and likewise, in the use of the Law of Attraction – for me, this is somehow combined with my prayer life. But I also acknowledge how important it is to be working toward your goals – you can’t just wish and expect it to happen. You have to be willing to really see it come through hard work – and maybe even a little lack of sleep.

  6. I’m so glad to hear your thoughts on The Secret. I read it for the first time last fall, and it is in part responsible for me being here, a part of the blogosphere. The reasons I’m STILL here are hours and hours in front of my computer screen, learning, reading, engaging, writing, and trying to leave a few strands of hair on my head. I like the theory of the law of attraction, but I also believe people connect through shared vulnerability. The two concepts seem at odds with each other. Maybe I need to “discover” a “law of connection?”

  7. Sorry if I’m doing this wrong … please note that I did mention I was learning… I’m not sure if my latest blog posted here, although I checked the box. Along the lines of connecting through shared vulnerability, this was my most vulnerable yet. I sure would love to manifest some connecting today.

  8. Love this. Great read! I am constantly focused on what lies ahead of me, never taking my eyes off the end goal.

    Faith without works…

  9. Prayer is manifesting, yes? But you are exactly right, you have to do the work! Hard work pays off more than talent.

  10. Sapana V says:

    Indeed, we have to step out to get the things. Miracle won’t happen itself they are created.

  11. Laurie Stone says:

    i believe in asking for guidance for what I want to accomplish. Many times it comes in the next step and then the next after that. Before i know it (after hard work and sometimes steep learning curves)… there it is!

  12. I am a big believer in this. That being said, manifesting involves a lot of hard work and action on your part — it’s not just waiting for something to fall into your lap!

  13. Amber Myers says:

    How cool, I should try this out! I’ve never tried it before.

  14. Sondra Barker says:

    Definitely important to work for what you want. Success is not going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it to happen, you got to work for it, great post!

  15. Omg just love this!!! If you can see yourself accomplishing your goal and you put the work into it, you will!

  16. I was able to meet and talk to Bob Proctor from The Secret and Lisa Nichols from an organization I belong to. You’re right about taking action. It’s key. the other thing about affirming intentions is to set a deadline that’s doable. Without a deadline, the universe may make you wait several lifetimes.

  17. Elizabeth O. says:

    Not to mention that you actually need to move to make this happen otherwise you’ll be waiting for nothing. I think it’s a good mindset when it comes to goi g after our goals but we should never forget that nothing in life comes easy.

  18. Esse d says:

    I absolutely do this on a regular. I’m not as focused on the step by step of it, but I do a version of it. I can say that it works.

  19. Kelly Reci says:

    i do this everyday, i am living for my dreams and i feel like im doing nothing lol~ vvery inspiring post!

  20. AJ Sefton says:

    Not heard of this before. Maybe because I’m stuck in the UK! Will certainly give it a go though

  21. “Be convinced of it with every fiber of your being.” — Love this! 🙂

  22. blair villanueva says:

    When the nature showers the blessings in the world, Oprah is definitely right these standing front row wide awake and geared-up.
    She work her best and she made it. And she is an inspirations. Love her 🙂

  23. Oprah has achieved so much in her life and its all because she worked hard and visualized her success. Like you said we can manifest our vision and make it become a reality x

  24. Shaheen Khan says:

    I do believe in having faith and visualizing what you want from life, but it can only be achieved by getting out there and working really hard. I don’t think anyone just lands success by mere luck.

  25. Karina says:

    I agree with your view. It’s all good to visualize what you’d like to happen, but not without preparing yourself and doing the work to get there as well. Many people see other people’s success and automatically assume they got an easy break or their success came from wealth, but many times it’s because they took risks that other people weren’t willing to take or because they prepared for that experience before hand. Manifestation is great – but you have to have something to manifest.

  26. I sometimes feel a bit awkward when people talk about the secret and manifesting and all that. I think that it does work in that you are focusing on a goal which influences the choices you make and so you take the necessary steps and risks. Whatever you need to do to stay positive and focus on a goal should work. The secret makes it sound like it’s all magic and it’s the universe that rewards you or something.

  27. shelley says:

    Very interesting. I remember when Oprah featured that book on her show and how it was suddenly “the thing”. I admit that I bought the book but found a lot of it seemed to just focus on wishful thinking. I really like your perspective because I think that piece may not have been as taken to heart as the “it will come” piece.

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