Manifesting Abundance: How to Get What You Want in Life
Are you ready to seize control of your life, reclaim your power and create the reality that you want? Manifestation is more than just a buzzword or spiritual loophole—it's a powerful tool we can use to bring about radical transformation in our lives. With the right mindset and strategies, you can take charge of your destiny and create the life of your dreams. In this blog post, we’ll explore what manifestation is, how it works, and provide tangible steps to help you begin your manifestation journey. We’ll also walk through how to reframe your thinking, take inspired action, and invite prosperity in with open arms - because true abundance comes from within.
What is Manifestation?
Manifestation is the act of taking a thought or vision (something that doesn’t exist in the physical realm) and bringing it to life in a form that can be physically seen or experienced. Manifestation is commonly used to describe a path by which we transform our desires into our reality. However, the truth is that manifestation is an unbiased process. So, while we typically focus on the positive aspects of manifestation, what people often fail to realize is that we can manifest negative events and circumstances as well. The core theme behind manifestation is the old adage “where attention goes, energy flows.” In other words, our thoughts (what we give conscious or unconscious attention to) sends energy at a certain frequency, that in turn attracts that same frequency back to us.
The universe is full of limitless possibilities and pure potentiality. This means that you can have exactly what it is that you want or desire because it already exists as unmanifested potential. Your ability to master your thoughts and align your actions is what brings unmanifested potential into a real and tangible reality.
Becoming Conscious: Mastering Your Thoughts
The first step to becoming a conscious manifestor is mastering your thoughts. This starts with the realization that you are not your thoughts–you are the observer of your thoughts (the thinker, if you will). Once you are able to make this distinction, you can take control of your mind to think thoughts that serve you. When your thoughts change, your actions change, and when your actions change, your life follows suit.
What is Abundance?
Abundance means to have an over-sufficient amount or supply of something. While abundance is often used synonymously with material wealth, it’s so much more than that. Material wealth is one type of abundance, but there are also other types of abundance such as loving and fulfilling relationships, time wealth, peace, happiness, health, virtue, knowledge, and skill/talents.
Steps to Manifesting Abundance
Get Clear on What You Want
The first step is to get clear on exactly what it is that you want. Write down your goal and make it as specific as possible. While you’re doing this, be sure to think big (after all, it takes no more energy to think big than to think small). Outline exactly what it is that you want, and don’t hold yourself back with limiting thoughts or beliefs about what you can or can’t do. You’re not trying to figure out “how” at this stage, just “what.”
If you need help getting clear on your goals, we recommend using our SMART goal framework.
Understand Your Why
After you know what it is that you want, you need to get clear on why it’s important to you. While your goal may inspire you to take initial action, your “why” (or your reason) is what will keep you motivated and persistent in the process. I recommend asking yourself “why” five times to get to the root of inspiration.
For example, if you want to make a million dollars in the next year, your why’s may look something like this:
Why? I want to make a million dollars so that I can buy a nice home.
Why? I want a nice home so that my family can have a nice place to live.
Why? I want a nice place to live because I want my family to feel secure and live a life of comfort.
Why? I want my family to feel secure and live a life of comfort because I feel that their well-being is my responsibility.
Why? I feel that their well-being is my responsibility because I love them and care about their basic needs.
Understanding your why helps you understand exactly how your goal or vision relates to your life as a whole.
Purify Your Intentions
Abundance comes with ease when our desires are free from negative intent or lack mentality. Sometimes, this can be hard to identify because while our desires are valid, the reason for those desires (our “why”) may be coming from a place of lack or even negativity. For example, it’s one thing to want financial security in order to have the freedom to spend your time doing things that you love; it is another thing altogether to want financial security to prove something to others, or because you lacked it in childhood.
Purifying your intentions means scrubbing your “why” free of any limiting beliefs, constraints, negativity, or comparison. Rather than wanting something because you see that someone else has it, or because you didn’t have access to it at another stage in your life, think about the benefits that will come when your intention is manifested and make that your focal point.
When you attempt to manifest with negativity and lack in your heart, you call that energy right back to you. This simple but crucial step of purifying your intent ensures that you are in alignment with your goal and are free from limitations that may block your way.
This is the fun part! Now that you know exactly what you want and why you want it, it’s time to visualize what that looks and feels like. Take some time to meditate on or journal about the specific details of how your life will look when you’ve manifested your intent. Be specific in your visualization and include both large and small details, such as: who is with you, what your typical day looks like, how you feel, where you are, what things you perceive with your five senses, etc.
Keep your visualization top of mind by creating a vision board that you put in a visible place. Having this visual cue will serve as a constant reminder of where you are going and help you stay in alignment.
Don’t just see it, be it! While some may call this “fake it until you make it,” I see it as being more of an embodiment of your vision. This is where you step into the frequency and energetic field of your success and begin to bring it to life before it becomes a tangible reality.
So, how do you embody success?
Focus on your thoughts. Think positively and practice positive reframing. When you’re presented with challenges or obstacles, approach them with confidence and as though you’ve already succeeded.
Watch your words. Words have power, so when you’re talking about yourself, your day, your goals, or anything else–do so with intent. Rather than saying “I have to” to refer to something you need to do, say “I get to.” Additionally, be mindful of how you are using “I am” in a sentence. When you’re referring to yourself, make it positive and productive. For example, rather than saying “I am bad at accounting,” say “I have room to improve and am exploring the possibilities.”
Dress the part. Whether it’s your skincare routine or the clothes you wear each day, look the part so you can start to feel the part.
This list could go on and on, but here’s what you need to know: once you visualize that leveled-up version of yourself, become that person.
Develop a Plan of Action
Now it’s time to get to work. Manifestation isn’t just thinking about what you want, it’s about aligning your life to the frequency of what you want, and that requires a clear plan. Take some time to map out the steps you need to take. After you understand what you need to do, assign a system of accountability to ensure that you will act in a timely manner.
Take Inspired Action
Keep in mind that one of the most beautiful things about manifestation is that when you are diligent about doing your part, the rest falls into place. You don’t have to know every step or struggle and strive to get to where you want to be–just focus on taking the next step.
When you’re working, remember that it’s not just what you do, but how you do it. If you approach your to-do list with contempt or disdain, you will attract that back to you at some level. Sure, there will be times that you have to do things that aren’t necessarily “fun,” but try to enjoy the journey as much as possible, keeping your “why” top of mind.
Go with the Flow, Pivot as Necessary
There will be times when your actions don’t lead to the intended outcome, or when you feel that you have failed in some area. This is an opportunity to reframe your thinking and optimize your approach. Rather than resist what the path is telling you, learn from it. If a tactic isn’t working, don’t give up on the goal–instead, pivot your approach. Instead of viewing these setbacks as failures, think of them as lessons learned.
Going with the flow is a crucial part of the process because it is akin to surrender. You know what you want and have identified your plan of action, but ultimately you have to surrender your plans to the process. While you can do what you can to adequately prepare, part of the journey is learning along the way and understanding that there will always be twists, turns, and opportunities to enhance your approach and learn about yourself along the way. Don’t fight against the tide, go with it–it’s all a part of the process.
Be Persistent and Consistent
Flowers take time to grow, and dreams take time to be manifested. Don’t become impatient or discouraged when you’re not seeing immediate results. This is probably the hardest step, but also the most important. Keep your energy in alignment by continuing to embody success, taking inspired action, and doing your part knowing that everything is working out for your good.
Gratitude and Celebrate the Small Wins
An attitude of gratitude is the way to go. Your vision will unfold one small step at a time, so each moment in your journey is pivotal. Take advantage of each opportunity and don’t forget to bask in the small wins along the way–it’s these mini celebrations and recognition that unlock your conscious appreciation of your progress. This recognition will also help you enjoy the process, rather than being fixated on the end destination, which is bound to be an empty win if you haven’t appreciated the path you took to get there.
Despite all the hard work, meditation, and other inspired actions you’ve taken to get toward your goal, it’s not uncommon to feel intimidated or ill-equipped when it actually arrives at your doorstep. Don’t count yourself out from opportunities or connections that come your way due to imposter syndrome or feelings of inadequacy. Instead, continue to embody what it is that you want so that you can actively receive it.
Revisit and Revive
Life is an evolutionary journey, as are our goals. As you reach different milestones, revisit your intent and your why. Keep refining your vision as your unmanifested intentions come to life. Continuously check in with yourself–determining what you want, what is serving you and what is not, and identifying areas of growth and need. This is the key to continuous and overflowing abundance in every part of your life.