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The Truth About Manifestation and How to Actually Do It



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Unless you’ve been living under a rock and have not engaged in today’s popular culture, chances are, you’ve heard of manifestation. It’s all the rage in the personal development space. People who are driven to create lives of success and abundance are leaning into the idea of manifestation in order to create what they desire.

The problem is, there are some misunderstandings about what manifestation is and how to actually do it. That’s why I want to debunk some myths about manifestation, clarify exactly what it is, and show you how you can actually manifest what you want.

The myth about manifestation

One of the biggest issues with this mainstream belief about manifestation is that it is a passive process.That in order to manifest that which you desire, you simply need to visualize it, open yourself up to receiving it, and put it out into the universe that you desire it.

The problem with that line of thinking is that it makes manifestation out to be a completely passive process. It makes it seem as though you don’t have to put in work in order to manifest the desired goal or outcome. 

To be clear, I am a person of faith and completely believe in spiritual blessings. But, regardless of which faith you practice, I’ve yet to come across a spiritual text or teaching that aligns with the belief that you’ll receive an abundance of blessings just because you want them badly enough. 

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.” – Buddha

What manifestation actually is

The truth is, manifestation is very much an act – meaning that you have to actually do something. In fact, it’s a process. The good news is that if you’re someone who’s been on the manifestation train for a while now, you’re already doing the things necessary to manifest what you want, whether you realize it or not. 

And for those of you who have been on the fence or have been downright opposed to manifestation, the good news is that it’s more than the airy fairy, want and you shall receive process that many portray it to be. If you go through the process and do the work necessary, you really can manifest just about all that you desire in your life. Let me show you how.

How to manifest what you want

Step 1: Set intention

When it comes to manifesting something into your life, the first step is setting the intention of achieving the desired outcome. This is often an overlooked step in the achievement process, but it’s probably the most important. 

Without the proper intention, it becomes easy to get off track or give up when things get tough. And we all know that when we’re pursuing a big goal or dream, things are bound to get tough somewhere along the way.

The way I like to talk about having the right intention to be able to manifest anything you desire is upgrading “wants” to “burning desires.” Think about it, we all have wants – things that we’d like to have. But how many times have you wanted something, maybe even really badly, only to give up when things got hard in the pursuit of it?

It’s easy to want something, but it’s also easy to give up wanting something when you’re not willing to put in the work required to get it. Burning desires, on the other hand, go past being something you’d just like to have, and are things you have to have. They’re the things that keep you up at night, that you yearn for. Those are true burning desires.

When you can take a goal or a dream and upgrade it from a mere want to a burning desire – something you have to have – you’ll be much less likely to quit when the inevitable hard times come up. So that’s the first step in the manifestation process, setting the intention that the thing or outcome you desire is a burning desire and something you’re willing to put in the work to achieve.

Step 2: Visualize

An underutilized or missing tool in most people’s success toolbelt is visualization. A research study done in 1996 by Dr. Biasiotto at the University of Chicago, demonstrated the power of visualization. He took basketball players and split them into 3 groups. The first group practiced shooting free throws each day for an hour, the second group visualized themselves making free throws, and the third group did nothing.

After 30 days, the players were tested for free throw efficiency. Here were the results:

Group 1 (the shooters) improved by 24%

Group 2 (the visualizers) improved by 23%

Group 3 (did nothing) didn’t improve

While group 3’s results are not shocking, it is mind-blowing to know that the group who could only visualize themselves making free throws improved only one percent less than those who were actually shooting. That study, and the fact that visualization is used by some of the top athletes in the world, is proof enough of its effectiveness.

If you want to manifest something in your life, the second step is getting crystal clear on the vision of what achieving that thing looks like. When you do this, it gives you a blueprint of sorts to reference. The key is to get as vivid as possible with your visualizing. Doing so allows your Reticular Activating System to go to work on helping you actually manifest it.

“While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success.” – Steve Maraboli

Step 3: Take action

As high achievers and people who are trying to manifest awesome things in our lives, it’s our natural tendency to want to go straight to taking action. While being an action taker is great, and I’d always air on the side of taking action over spinning out in overthinking and inaction, the best type of action only comes after you’ve done the first two steps.

If you don’t do steps one and two first, how will you know if the action you’re taking is moving you in the direction of manifesting what you want? Hint, you don’t! It’d be like saying that you want to take a road trip to a specific destination but not be willing to decide what destination that actually is. 

Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, that’s because it is. While going straight into action trying to manifest something in your life may not be as overdramatized as that example, it’s really the same thing. Rather than springing straight into action and hoping you’ll manifest what you want, why not do steps one and two, then ensure that your actions are both inspired and aligned?

The two keys when it comes to the actions you take when trying to manifest: They need to be inspired and backed by motivating emotion and they need to be aligned and moving you in the direction of what you’re trying to manifest.

If you can do those 3 things, combined with your spiritual belief in blessings, you’ll be able to manifest just about anything you desire in your life.

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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

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Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

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You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

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For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

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I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

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Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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