By Melinda M. Sorensson
There are seven steps for manifestation, each of which is essential in the process. In order to fully appreciate the process of manifesting, you will need a stack of blank papers and a pen or a pencil to do the exercises. Print the article and do the exercises for each step, one paper per step.
1. Deep gratitude
Of the seven steps in manifesting, deep gratitude is the most important, for in the feeling of being grateful for the present, what is right here and right now, we communicate to God that we are right where He wants us to be and we are grateful for the gift of life. When we feel grateful for what we have, we are communicating to the source of all. The feeling of sincere gratitude connects us to the source. Your task, write at least seven things that you are grateful for. Eventually, you can work it up, but day after day, you must write something to be grateful for. Pay attention to your feelings as you write them down. Unless you have done and mastered this step, and you sincerely feel grateful in your heart, do not proceed to the next steps.
The desire to change, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, financially or spiritually is a human emotion. It is our impetus to evolve. As humans, living on this planet in this lifetime, we will always feel some kind of desire. Even the desire to be desireless is desire. We acknowledge it, we accept it and we honor it. Within every desire is the seed for achieving that desire but behind every desire is souls’ yearning to experience life and to expand. Whether we realize it or not, all of our efforts will ultimately lead us to God. It may take many lifetimes, but union with God is our ultimate goal. We are on this journey and no matter how long it takes, as long as we learn our lessons lifetime after lifetime, we will get there. Desire is not the same as yearning, for God wants us to have what we want for ourselves if He deems it will be good for us in the long run. Your task is to write seven desires every day. Be excited about each of your desire.
We honor our desires knowing that it was put there as a seed for growth and achievement, and that such a desire, when we feel it, is necessary for our evolution as a human being. We decide that the desire is a cue to change but we also acknowledge the fact that we have to initiate change from within. We decide that we are willing to make a change from the inside. We decide to let go of everything that is not in alignment with our goals. We might experience pain in this process but deep within we know that it is for our own good. If we have to grow beyond our current circumstance we have to leave things and people behind. Perhaps we will meet them again in the future, but it will be under different circumstances. We let go of the habits, thought patterns, outmoded ideas and even people when we decide that we have to move on. Your task is to write “I decide” seven times. Assume a feeling of already having what you desire. Ultimately, you know what is good for you and what is not so it is okay for you to change/erase any of the desires in your list.
4. Direction or Divine guidance
God, the source of all there is, communicates to us through our hearts. Our hearts never lie. Our minds can fool us into logical routes but the heart that speaks the truth and it is our hearts that is our conduit to God. Listen to your heart in every act. In this step, we align our thoughts, feelings and actions with what is true for us. The fact is that we can only be of help to others when we have already worked on ourselves and this take. Your task is to write down seven possible avenues for obtaining you desire. A repeat of number 1, except that now, in the silence you are listening to your inner Self, the one that is always connected to the God.
We are determined to pursue our goals and we do not let let anyone or anything, including our own old thought patterns, distract us from our goal, and most important we enjoy the pursuit of our goal in the process. We do not let well meaning people to dissuade us from going after our dreams because we know that even if they have our best interests at heart, their perspectives are limited by their own experiences. It is their own experience, their own dramas that they are basing their advise from and we do not have to live in it. We can create our own. Your task is to write down at least seven reasons why what you desire is good for you. Focus on how good it feels to have what you desire.
6. Due diligence
We honor the natural laws of the universe in the pursuit of our goals. We plant the seed, we water it and then we tend to it day after day. While we can make the plant grow faster with music and with talking to it, the seed to form that plant sprouts in perfect accordance with its genetic make up. We do day by day what needs to get done and we do our best, knowing that what we decide to do requires our best foot forward, day after day. Your task is to write down seven things that you can do every day that will lead you closer to your goals and to follow those tasks to completion. At the end of the day, you will have a list of the things you accomplished, you feel successful and success builds on success. Create your day by thinking that you are on your way toward the fulfillment of your desire and the tasks that you wrote are necessary but you are doing them happily, enthusiastically. At the end of the day go back to the reasons why it is good for you to have what you desire. Feel grateful for having it, even if you don’t see it yet.
Of the seven Ds this is the most trying and probably the hardest to follow. We are used to thinking in a linear time scale, and depending on our conditioning we think that our goals are not being met because we do not see an evidence of it immediately in our limited sight. This is where absolute faith is necessary, and it requires perfect surrender. We surrender our will to a higher being because God sees the bigger vision of things and we have to accept that whatever we wish for will be granted if and only if it is good for us in the grander design of our lives. We accept that what we desire will be ours at the perfect time and under perfect circumstances.
Your task is to write down “Your will is my will. Thy will be done” seven times.
Repeat the process for each desire that you have. Keep the papers out of the sight of anyone but yourself for now. Later on, you can teach others how to do it. In the beginning it is your duty to cultivate faith.
May you always be blessed with everything your heart desires and remember that we can always have access to the infinite wisdom and unbounded love that is God. We simply have to reach out in silence and in deep gratitude and we have to consider ourselves worthy of it.
Melinda M. Sorensson, author
My Journey to an Integrated Life
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