How to manifest your dreams, abundance, and success
Most of the content of this post can be found in my book Living on Earth: A Guide To Help You Achieve Health, Happiness, and Success
Do you want to speed up your manifesting efforts today and achieve your dreams faster?
If you have answered yes, you are in the right place!
There are 20 tools that will help you manifest your dreams faster.
In this post you will learn:
1. What you need to know about the Spiritual Laws and the rules of creation which govern all life so you can make them work for you.
2. How our inner work is a catalyst for change. You need to get physically and mentally ready to receive.
3. How to take action and receive your manifestation.
Spiritual Laws of Creation and Success
I have established laws in the universe that make it possible for you to have —to create— exactly what you choose. These Laws can’t be violated, nor can they be ignored. You cannot not follow these laws for these are the way things work. —Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations with God)
In order the manifest our dreams efficiently and fast we need to understand how the universe works.
Our soul reincarnates on Earth with the understanding that while on Earth we will be governed by vibrationally based spiritual laws.
These laws have always existed, but most of the time we are unaware of them. They offer order and justice in what it seems to be a very dysfunctional world.
These laws work regardless of religion, beliefs, skin color, birthplace, social status, or any other attribute you might think of. If you are living on Earth, then you are subject to them.
The positive or negative results we seem to experience in our daily lives (sometimes termed as good and bad luck) are natural outcomes of all the spiritual laws, plus the results of the contracts we planned before we came to Earth.
1. The rules of creation to manifest your dreams
With the term creation I mean creating and manifesting our dreams, abundance, joy, and happiness in every aspect of our lives: finding our purpose, creating the end of a difficult situation, getting a loan, going to college, or improving our self-esteem.
To create successfully we need to follow some rules:
• We must ask for the highest good for ourselves and everybody involved. Our creation must not harm somebody else, animals, or the earth.
• We should not aim to create a change in our spouse or for somebody to like us. We need to concentrate on what we want to change in ourselves, not on making people behave they way we want them to.
• We need to cooperate with others, not compete.
• We have to follow spiritual and man-made laws. That is, don’t deceive your customers, the IRS, or take from somebody else to obtain abundance.
The universe supports honest and harmless intent.
You might be thinking, “but I know someone who is a nasty, a deceitful person who is very successful.” And that of course happens. However, their manifestation comes with karmic repercussions that they will have to deal with in this lifetime or another. It is not punishment, it is just spiritual law.
Make sure to have the intent to manifest your dreams for the highest good of everybody involved.
2. The Law of Intention
Intent is where manifestation begins.
To start the process of creation we need to intend to have what we are asking for. That’s because everything in the universe begins with intention, which triggers the transformation of energy.
Clear intention equals clear results. (We need to intend to have a new car, not just merely wish or hope for one.)
When we intend to have something, and we give our attention to it, we start activating that vibration within us.
The more attention we give to any thought, the more dominant it becomes in our vibration.
Intention comes before thought. Our intent to create something would create itself into a thought of what we need to do to achieve it, and the manifestation process starts.
Controlling our intentions is important because we move in the direction of our dominant thoughts.
When we pay constant attention to our unwanted things – I don’t want to be fat, poor, or unhealthy – and by constantly thinking about them, we keep them stuck in our vibration, and we can’t have a vibration of lack with a vibration of prosperity at the same time.
We have to raise our vibration to match our desires by intending to do so. Intention is the first step.
Intent is one of the most powerful tools we have. Intention is how karma is assessed.
Our intent can be much more powerful than our actions.
3. The Law of Request
The Law of Request states that we need to ask for whatever we want. If you want to manifest your dreams and abundance you need to ask for it. This usually applies to all situations.
Unless we ask, we don’t get.
This is because we have been given free will and not everybody who, for example, seems to be struggling actually wants or needs help (or they might need help but not from you).
If we want to draw assistance and knowledge from the Field of Consciousness, and/or God, our guides and angels, they need to know that we want help; otherwise, they can’t intercede on our behalf.
Nobody in the higher realms would ever interfere without a request.
Many a false step was made by standing still. —Anonymous
It doesn’t matter in which situation we find ourselves, we can begin asking now. We don’t have to wait for the perfect moment to start asking.
The most popular way to ask for what you want is praying.
One of my most favorite (and effective) ways to ask for help is to write a letter to God (if you believe in one), your guides and angels, or your higher self and explain what you need.
This post: How to ask Assistance From the Universe will show you 9 ways how you can ask for help, including journaling as mentioned earlier.
4. The law of attraction
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. — Benjamin Disraeli
The concept that we create our own reality has been a staple of the New Age movement for a long time.
We are energy, and we emit or radiate a high or low vibration depending on our soul evolution and the quality of our thoughts and emotions.
We create our own reality because our thoughts and emotions build up our vibration, and that vibration is being answered by things that match it.
That is the Law of attraction.
The Law of Attraction says that every thought, emotion, word, or action is on a vibrational frequency and radiates an energy that attracts people, events, and situations of the same waveband.
Everything vibrates and everything emits a vibration.
We create constantly through our moment by moment thoughts and feelings, words, and actions. Everything in this universe is ultimately energy, and energy is influenced by our minds.
Therefore, the more balanced and in harmony we are, the more we will attract people and circumstances of the same vibration.
In order to manifest what we want we need to be at the vibration of the desire.
5. Think Big, Ask Big
Okay, so you are now ready to ask. But what is it going to be? Big or small? Do you have a scarcity or an abundance mindset?
This is an important step of the manifestation process because you will attract what you ask for. Don’t settle for little.
If you have been living in scarcity for a while you might not want to ask for one million dollars in the bank tomorrow because energetically that might be too big of a jump, particularly if you don’t believe it can happen.
But believe in yourself and know that we have all come to Earth to experience joy and abundance.
Napoleon Hill said:
There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing unless he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.
We need to believe that it is possible to have what we are asking for and hold that vision in front of us. We have to have faith.
6. The Laws of Faith and Attachment
Take the first step. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. —Martin Luther King, Jr
To receive what we want, we need to have the strength and courage to let it go. We need to release it with the full knowledge that it will return complete.
This applies the final act that sets all manifestations fully into motion.
It is the act of faith, which is closely linked to the Law of Attachment: if your sense of self-worth, status, or happiness is dependent on having something, then you are attached to it.
It is important to have faith and detachment because it is through our emotions, such as joy and happiness, that we attract what we want.
Attachment is based on fear and insecurity, and those are low vibrating energies. If we attach ourselves to the lack of having something, then we will experience not having it.
There is divine order in this universe. Ask and you will receive, but you need to have faith that it will be so.
Now that we understand how important is to be in a good place vibrationally, let’s look at how we can get physically and mentally ready to receive.
7. Practice self-care and self-healing to raise your vibration
Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.
L. K. Knost
The topic of self-care and self-healing is a whole post on its own, but it is worth mentioning that self-care, healing, and nurturing ourselves are paramount to success.
There are 11 indispensable self-healing tools you can practice to heal yourself and become the person you want to be.
The better you feel, the more you will be at the vibrational level of all the good things you want in your life.
8. Don’t unconsciously sabotage your own manifesting
Sometimes life events get to us.
It is not that easy to be positive and in a good place all the time. It is normal and human so don’t worry too much about it. You can achieve great things through effort and persistence, without needing to feel your best every single day (although of course it helps).
The most important thing I want to emphasize is: be careful not to unconsciously sabotage your own manifesting.
There are many ways in which this could be happening:
- You condemn money, or people with money
- You worry and fear/expect the worse (negative self-talk)
- You repeatedly avoid responsibility
- You take responsibility when it is not yours to take
- You have poverty consciousness
- And more
Check out my post 10 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Own Manifesting if you think you want to learn more about how not to self-sabotage your own manifesting.
You might have noticed that everywhere you turn you find someone recommending meditation for almost everything; from finding your life purpose to making decisions, to relaxing.
And I totally agree. Meditation is a wonderful tool to still our minds and relax.
When we meditate, we enter a state of expanded awareness and inner quiet that refreshes the mind and restores balance.
When we are calm and peaceful our soul comes through our emotions to give us guidance.
It also helps us raise our vibration, which is essential to receive our desires.
Not only you will feel a lot better when you introduce daily meditation into your schedule, you will also soon begin to realize that:
• You don’t feel as anxious, stressed, or depressed. This has been proven in multiple studies. In turn, this means you will feel more encouraged and happier to pursue your goals.
• You sleep better. There is a study that assessed the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based meditation program. The study had two groups, one practiced meditation, the other one didn’t.
Participants who meditated fell asleep sooner and stayed asleep longer, compared to those who didn’t meditate.
• Visualizing your goals becomes easier.
• You will deepen your connection to your higher self. You will get more insights and responses throughout the day to things that are bothering you or want resolving. Meditation is a great way to ask the universe for what you want.
You can meditate:
1. The “normal” way, i.e., sit down in a comfortable position, focus on your breathing, and (try) to still your mind.
2. With guided meditations.
I’m a big fan of doing both. I like to start meditating with a guided meditation.
I like to purchase and listen to guided meditations from orindaben.com, but there are many other free meditations on the internet.
The following meditation to manifest your goal in 10 minutes is awesome. It won’t take much time out of your day, and it will help you at many levels.
Manifest Your Goal in 10 Minutes (Powerful Visualization)
Once the guided meditation is finished, I always have my note pad or a journal beside me, and I quietly write down any thoughts I have post meditating.
Sometimes I don’t write anything down, and I just enjoy continuing being silent for 5 or 10 more minutes. Other times I get great insights.
10. Find reasons to be grateful
When we give thanks in advance for what we have asked for, we are recognizing and acknowledging that it is there.
It is the ultimate faith that before we have asked, we have received an answer.
The more grateful we are, the more we will receive things for which to be grateful for.
The Law of Attention says that whatever we put our attention on expands.
It means that when we concentrate on the things we are grateful for in our lives, we will attract more of the same, and opportunities will increase to continue to enjoy the things we value.
Appreciation is a state of mind that magnetizes money and abundance to us.
The best so-called formation is a statement of gratitude and appreciation. “Thank you, God, for bringing me success in my life.” —Neale Donald Walsch
You might find it a useful daily exercise to write five or ten things that you are grateful for. Sometimes it is not until we write it all down that we realize how fortunate we are. You can use one of the journals I recommend in this article about the 7 best self-help journals. Three of them are specific gratitude journals.
You have probably noticed how much you like to be with people who thank, appreciate, and acknowledge you.
11. Use your intuition
If you don’t get it from yourself, where will you go for it? —Buddha
The Law of Discrimination says that we have intuition that can guide us to make the best choices for our highest good. When we put a request out, our higher self tries to bring it to us.
The way it talks to us is via our intuition, or inner guidance.
Both positive and warning signals are usually felt via our emotions, like a gut feeling urging us to do something, or not to go somewhere. In contrast, the urge to pick up the phone to call somebody might be a sudden thought about that person.
If we ask our intuition a question, we will receive the answer in many ways:
• Primarily, via our emotions. This can be a hunch to go somewhere, to do or not do a specific task. Our gut instinct is usually all we need.
• Through visual images in our mind.
• Through sound, like when getting in the car and suddenly hearing a song with specific meaningful lyrics.
• Our guides and angels might also assist in providing an answer, bringing people and situations to our life through synchronistic events.
Synchronicities and coincidences are a form of miracle to remind us that a higher force is guiding our lives.
Being “in the right place at the right time” is not coincidence.
12. Search for meaning in your life
There is something you can do better than anyone else in the whole world – and for every unique talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill your needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.
—Deepak Chopra, in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The Law of Dharma, or purpose in life, says that we have come to Earth to fulfill a purpose.
We all have a unique talent and a reason for being here.
Finding and creating our life purpose will bring the highest amount of abundance we have ever dreamed of.
Our success will be directly proportional to the amount of joy and passion we experience on a daily basis. We need to do what we feel inspired to do, whatever motivates us.
People who experience the highest amount of job satisfaction are those who approach their work as a calling; they don’t work merely for money or status.
Finding your purpose is paramount to your happiness on Earth.
Many people feel lost and unhappy because they don’t know what their purpose is, or they know what it is but they don’t know how to manifest it.
If you don’t know what your purpose is, you should make a conscious decision to find it. It is important for you to be able to live fully and purposely, but don’t despair. Don’t worry if you can’t find it straight away.
Sometimes we are not supposed to find out until later on in life.
Also, your purpose doesn’t need to be just one thing only. I talk a lot more about finding your purpose and getting clarity in this post.: 4 Steps to find your life purpose.
And now, we come to the exciting part of this blog post!
We start taking action in the outer world so we can speed up the process!
Let’s see what we need to do:
13. Take Action
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may also have to work for it, however.
Everything we have learned so far to help us manifest our purpose and achieve our goals is very important, but it is equally important to take action.
There is no point finding your purpose, drafting your goals, prioritizing them, setting deadlines, following the spiritual laws and using the power of your mind to manifest (tool #16) if in the end you don’t take action.
We need to purposely go after what we want.
If you find that you are struggling to understand what your next step should be it is because you haven’t formed a clear picture of what you want, and therefore your higher self can’t bring it to you.
Clarity is essential.
Your actions should be in line with all the steps and mini goals in your life, or goal plan.
The universe won’t do the physical work for you, although it is true that God, your guides, and angels will certainly guide you to your next steps.
It is useful to use all the tools provided earlier in this post, but at some point you have to take action in the outer world and move in the direction of your dreams.
14. Don’t forget to ask for the essence of what you want
Once you are clear about what you want, make sure to ask for the essence of it. Write it down and make sure to ask for it.
Most of us want things because we believe that having them will make us feel good. That is really the bottom line, but for the most part that happiness is short-lived and we are on to the next thing.
That happens because we haven’t asked for the essence of what we want.
The essence is the higher quality that the item will fulfill.
What function is it going to perform, and what do we need it for? When we are in touch with the essence of what we desire, we can have it in many ways.
For example, say you work a late or night shift, and you have become increasingly concerned about your safety walking to the bus stop at night in order to get home.
You might think that the answer would be for you to own a car, so you decide that you are going to find the money to buy one.
However, the essence of what you are really looking for is to feel safe and secure getting home from work.
You might buy a car only to find that the one you were able to afford has too many maintenance issues and is adding a lot of stress to your already stressed life, or you buy a brand new one but you can’t keep up with the monthly payments.
What you need to ask for is for a way to arrive safely at your home after work, for that is what you really want.
Then you might find that numerous solutions appear.
You might find that you can apply for the same position during the day when you can take the bus safely, or that there is a co-worker who works the same shifts and is willing to give you a lift in exchange for some gas money. Or you might even find a job closer to your home. (And, of course, getting a car might be a potential answer too.)
Asking for the essence of what you want, and asking for something specific, are not mutually exclusive.
You might feel you need a break from work to get some peace and rest, which is the essence, and at the same time you want to go to Hawaii.
You may use the same goal for that purpose.
15. Set goals and review your progress
If you enjoy reading self-development books, I’m guessing that:
1. You have read on numerous occasions that you have to set goals to achieve and manifest what you want.
2. You know how to set them.
If the answer to #2 is “no,” I have written a post:13 Effective Goal Setting Guidelines for Success to guide you in that process.
This tool accentuates the importance of setting goals and reviewing your progress to manifest your dreams.
The question is, do you set goals? And do you follow through?
Benjamin Mays said that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in not having goals to reach.
When we review our goals we put our attention on them. We saw earlier that, by the Law of Attention, whatever we give our attention to manifests in direct relation to the amount of attention we give it.
Pay attention to your goals, review them often, and decide where to spend your time.
Related post to help you in the goal writing process: 7 Best Self-Help Journals.
16. Use the power of your mind to create
Have you ever over-reacted to a minor incident?
What’s really happening is that the same type of unwanted behavior, or situation, has happened enough times to be permanently sealed in your subconscious mind, which is a million times more powerful than your conscious mind, and one more occurrence of the same issue pushes you over the top.
We can use the power of our mind to learn new habits because our subconscious mind learns from patterns and the repetition of patterns.
The Buddhist meditation masters know how flexible and workable the mind is. If we train it, anything is possible. —Sogyal Rinpoche
By accessing that deeper mind, we can rewrite those issues and habits.
We can do that in various ways, with:
3. Visual boards
You are probably familiar with the above tools, but if you want to read more about them I have written a long comprehensive post that explains them all, and additionally, in the same article I provide 78 Positive Daily Affirmations for Inspiration and Success.
I also recommend you read The Power of Your Subconscious Mind: Riches Are Within Your Reach, by Paul Joseph Murphy.
17. The power of uncluttering
You have probably heard about Feng-Shui, or more recently about Marie Kondo’s bestseller The life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
We have seen throughout this post that we need to be vibrationally ready to receive what we want.
Maintaining an uncluttered, peaceful home can make us feel more energetic and relaxed at the same time because our physical body reacts to our environment.
Most people feel better in an uncluttered environment.
The things that are more in harmony with who we are now will more easily flow into our lives.
Although it is very good to follow every step we can to do our inner work and feel better in the process, it is equally important to choose a living environment that supports our new vibration.
We should aim to clean and tidy our home and all our possessions, since every item we own carries a vibration: our closets, our garage, cars, purses, wallets, etc.
If we are asking for new clothes, we need to clear out our old, unworn clothes. That will physically and energetically open the space for the new to arrive.
Clean up your space and see your life change!
18. Know you can do it!
Have you ever heard the expression: fake it till you make it?
The faster way to become who you want to be is to pretend you already are it.
If you are trying to manifest an acting role, but you feel you are less experienced than other actresses, fake it!
Sometimes we lack confidence, not ability. Remember that.
In 2016 I saw a brilliant TED talk by Amy Cuddy, New York Times Bestseller and author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. (TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.)
Cuddy says that merely assuming a “power pose” – for example, standing like Wonder Woman – can change your body chemistry and make you feel more confident in anxiety-induced situations such as interviews, first dates, or giving a talk.
You can use this technique in multiple scenarios.
Don’t wait until one day when you magically feel more courageous, upbeat and self-assured. Try this instead and see your confidence grow.
It always seems impossible, until it is done. —Nelson Mandela
How motivated are you to accomplish your goals?
We don’t usually fail because of our lack of capability; we fail because we don’t persevere enough to see it done.
Put your whole heart into making your dreams come true.
Successful people persevere, and they don’t take no for an answer. They keep going until they get what they want.
If one way didn’t work, they try another. They keep reaching for the goal.
They don’t give up.
Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich book) wrote that no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. So true.
You have probably heard of many instances where people achieved great things through persistence.
Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because his editor said he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
And Steven Spielberg was rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film, and Television three times. He was eventually accepted at another school.
Ask yourself frequently:
Am I really doing what I need to do right now, at this moment, in this situation, to bring me closer to my dreams?
If you don’t know the answer, if you are still wondering if you have chosen the right path you can also ask yourself: What decision brings me closer to my divine life purpose, and which one takes me away from it?
And if you don’t know what your purpose is, you can always ask yourself:
What decision brings me the most joy and feels right just now?
20. Life Reminders – Create a Life You Love
The journey to manifest and make your dreams come true might seem daunting at first, but re-read this post, listen to your intuition, and get going.
Your higher self knows the way, and it will show you how to get there.
There is nothing more important than listening to your intuition and taking care of yourself.
To sum things up. To manifest your dreams do everything you can to:
1. Understand how the Universe works. Understand the spiritual laws that govern Earth and apply them to your everyday life.
2. Get physically and mentally ready.
3. Take action!
Do what you can and step into action fearlessly.
All possibilities will be open to you when you listen to your intuition and follow your excitement.
We all came to this Earth to find our way and live happily ever after, even if it doesn’t feel that way for you just now.
You are much more powerful than you realize. Follow these tools and prepare to be amazed!
And always remember:
It is not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.
Head over to this post: 10 ways you might be sabotaging your own manifesting if you think you have done it all but you are still not manifesting what you want.
Also, if you want to learn from great manifesting books check these out:
Manifest Your Dreams Best Books
I own many books by this author. I love them all, but this is the first one I bought, and I think it is the best.
Ask and It Is Given sounds a little bit like pie in the sky type of New Age promise, but this book is incredible.
The first twenty chapters (Part I) give you an introduction to what the teachings of Abraham are, the importance of feeling good, how our thoughts influence everything around us (and how to pick better feeling thoughts), and explains really well the Law of Attraction.
Part II of this book contains 22 processes (exercises and tools) to help you get what you want and feel great in the waiting process
A life-changing gem. I love it.
If you are wondering what type of transformational/ personal growth type of book to buy without getting more deeply into spiritual subjects don’t look any further. This is it.
The Success Principles work. You will not find a single book that compiles everything together in such an orderly and coherent way.
The book is well written and inspirational. It contains 67 principles and practices used by the world’s most successful men and women, split into six sections:
1) The fundamentals of success
2) Transform yourself for success
3) Build your success team
4) Create successful relationships
5) Success and money
6) Success in the digital age
You will have to buy many books, read many articles, and listen to countless podcasts to find anywhere near as much relevant content.
This book is long (624 pages) but worth every single one.
Jack is also the best success coach in my humble opinion. You can check his courses I recommend in the resources page: Best Personal Development and Success Courses
This book is another gem I found many years before I ever read The Success Principles mentioned earlier.
Creating Money will teach you advanced manifesting techniques, how to use magnetism to attract clients, people and things you want, and the spiritual laws of abundance.
You will also find several wonderful exercises to discover what you want, follow your inner guidance, and allow success among many others. It has a specific chapter about coming out of survival.
Creating Money doesn’t just teach you about attracting money, you can also attract wonderful relationships or the career you want.
This book is a great companion to The Success Principles because it concentrates on the energy aspect of manifesting which is usually ignored but is vital for success.
A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws is a must-have book to understand all the spiritual laws which govern life on Earth.
It teaches you how you can achieve happiness, prosperity, and success in an easy and simple to understand format, while also understanding other laws such as the laws of karma, discrimination, and responsibility, which go hand in hand.
This book sheds light on universal truths and contains numerous true stories that are uplifting and support the teachings of the book.
A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws contains 36 Laws split in 4 sections:
The Basic Laws of Life
The Laws of Creation
The Laws of Higher Awareness
The Laws of Higher Frequency
A must-have, wonderful book.
There are many more wonderful manifestation books, and you can find them on my Best Manifesting Abundance and Success Books resources page. The above 4 represent some of my all time favorites.
Have I missed any tools you currently use?
Please let me know in the comments below.