Most methods for success, especially in manifesting or co-creating include at least three basic elements: desire, attention, and belief. We are told to formulate a desire, to give it attention with our thoughts, words, and/or actions, and to have belief, to trust that it will be so. How those components show up depends on the model one chooses to follow.
Your Wish Is Your Command: How To Manifest Your Desires
In #7 of this 12-CD program, Kevin Trudeau lists the basic steps for manifesting your desires:
1. Define what you want. In his program, the goal can be specific or general. For example, one might say, “There’s nothing specific I want in my life, I just want to feel like singing…bliss…joy,” etc.. If feelings are stated, then the Universe will present people and opportunities so that you can have those feelings.
2. Have a burning desire for it. “You must have strong emotions to create the strong frequency required to transmit your desire, ” and you “Transmit over a specific duration of time” which means “most of the time” because “you get whatever you think about most of the time,” and “When you are doing this,” he stresses, “you have to be feeling good.” In Trudeau’s method, thoughts and feelings are most important: “The thinking part is 99-100% of it.”
3. “You must believe and have no doubt.” He says that if you’re feeling bad, you’re starting to doubt or you just don’t want it. “You’re looking at only the facts, only what you can see. 99.9% of the stuff is off the radar screen.”–which is to say, your desire is coming, but you can’t see it yet, so don’t give up.
Trudeau states that, “You have the power to use your brain and any frequency you want and transmit. You also have the ability to transmit softly or crank up the power and transmit a blast.” He explains that “Brain frequencies are more powerful than cell phones, do not travel in a straight line, but in all directions, all over the globe, and it’s the same power whether one foot in front of you or 3,000 miles away.”
Trudeau adds that “The closer the vibrational match, the stronger the pull,” clarifying that “Whatever frequency you transmit is what is coming in.” He notes that the speed of the manifesting is affected by two things: intensity or power used and frequency, how often you transmit.
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t Want
by Michael J. Losier
In his version of manifesting, Michael J. Losier identifies this three-step formula:
1. Identify your desire. In this step, Losier focuses on the concept of “contrast” to identify what you want–i.e., using “what you don’t want about an area you want to change” to generate what you do want by changing the wording on worksheets he’s designed. In his example of “ideal career,” those items listed in column A are the “what is,” or what he calls “contrasting items,” and include “the hours are too long” or “the pay is too low.” For each of these items, the participant is to write what he wants instead in column B of the worksheet.
2. Give your desire attention. In this step, Losier cautions the reader that “It is important to understand that all your goals, dreams, and desires are outside of your Vibrational Bubble. If they were inside your Vibrational Bubble you would already have them and be enjoying them.” To get those puppies inside your bubble, in Step 2 of his process you will learn how to use words to give attention, energy and focus to your new desires by creating a Desire Statement. While you are sustaining that attention, energy and focus on your desire, you are including it in your current Vibrational Bubble where the Law of Attraction responds to and matches that vibration.” In other words: use affirmations with feeling.
3. Allow it. “Allowing is the absence of negative vibration (doubt). On this point he and Trudeau march to the same drum. Whereas Trudeau lists specific ways to “feel better” if not “good” (including vitamins, diet, massage, or using EFT techniques for example), Losier focuses on countering limiting beliefs (that cause doubt) with “allowing statements.”
Using the limiting belief, “I’d like to have a more slender body but I can’t because all my family members are big,” for example, he offers the following “allowing statements:”
· “Thousands of people, even in my neighborhood, have different body sizes than their family members.
. There are millions of men on the planet that have a more slender body than their father or brother.”
This model by a trainer and practitioner of NLP will appeal to someone who wants more specific directions and structure.
The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Similar steps are included in this channeled work of Abraham through Esther Hicks: goal, desire, and thoughts. However, here it is without mention of consciously transmitting 24/7 as described by Trudeau. Here, the reader is alerted to the fact that we are all constantly “transmitting” whether we know it or not, whether we’re consciously doing it or not–with every thought that is backed by emotion.
Before the reader can get in too big a knot worrying about the millions of thoughts cranked out each day, Abraham says something reassuring like, “Relax, there’s this gap between your single thought and its manifestation; your single thought isn’t going to manifest immediately.” At the same time, we are counseled, as Trudeau says, to “feel good,” but here it’s in a different context.
Instead of recommending, as Trudeau does, that we get a massage or eat our vegetables to “feel better,” because feeling good (positive) is critical to getting what we want, Abraham guides us to seek the joy in all things, even that character who gets your back up, and to allow each to live his life as s/he chooses. If we are seeing the joy in all things (“allowing”), then our thoughts are going to be positive, and we will feel good. If we are focused instead on what we believe is not right about what we see, then our thoughts will not be positive and we will not feel good. If we are not feeling good, it is because there is conflict between our thoughts or behaviors and our Inner Being’s desire for us and we are being alerted by our inner guidance system that we are off track. In short, there are special reasons for those mantras, “If it feels good, do it,” and “It’s ALL good.”
Otherwise, the method in this approach to manifesting is similar to the others in that we are invited to have our desires and advised to spend at least 10-20 minutes/day visualizing and feeling as if it were already happening now. Abraham says the question about “taking action” depends upon one’s beliefs. (That will be discussed further in a later post.)
Of the three models selected for this article, Abraham’s teachings are the least “formulaic” and represent, at least to me, more guidance for living a spiritual lifestyle than merely attracting “more stuff”–i.e., that bit about “allowing” is huge, life-transforming. What do you think? Have you used any of them? If so, what was your experience?
Till next time when we look at “wanting,” I’ll be skating thru my heart looking for the big one: what do I really want? ~Pam
FYI: This series was posted in 2011, the year I began this blog. If you read articles in my series called “The Irony of Life”, you know that I was able to manifest everything I wanted. But now I’m looking at three giant things to manifest so I thought it appropriate to review what I had learned about manifesting.