Does Manifesting REALLY Work?
Whenever I tell clients about manifestation they’re always a bit skeptical. That’s because they always think of it as the old mantra from the 80s ‘think it, see it, get it’.
While that’s not wrong that’s just scratching the surface of manifestation. If you want to know if manifestation really work then you need to understand it more deeply beyond ‘I imagine that hot guy is going to ask me out, therefore, I should be getting a phone call any day now”
I’ve already told you what manifestation and the law of attraction have done for me.
But Does Manifesting Really Work?
I can only tell you what it has done for me so much. Maybe you will believe more if I have a former client of mine tell you what manifesting has done for him and his single mother in his own words (formatted to make it easier to read):
I am a gay black man born and raised by a single mother. I was lucky enough, though, to have a single mom that never sought to blame anyone else or society for her own choices. She worked so hard and always believed in manifestation of reality!
I remember as a child we didn’t have heat one year because my mother couldn’t afford it. But did she use that as an excuse to do the wrong thing?
She just scrimped and saved so she could get her children some heat and she worked her way up her organization.My mother started as a temporary clerk barely making ends meet. She always had her dream board next to the door to the garage.
Because of her hard work and dedication she retired as a senior analyst that takes multiple vacations every year and is picked up by a limousine every time. She always tells me that seeing is believing and to have a dream board no matter where I go!
My mom is my hero!
I see other black activists complaining and griping about their situations and how they are entitled to other peoples money because [less than intelligent reasons] like slavery that ended over 150 years ago.
Let me be clear: slavery was a moral failure of the United States and something that is unforgivable. That being said how long will we use that as an excuse to not do the right thing for ourselves?
Some extreme activists say we deserve reparations. Well, the amount of welfare and other assistance we have received, for example Camden NJ School District spends more than double the national average at $23,000 per student, has paid back America’s debt for slavery and then some.
Some people want to babble on about ‘oh the society makes it impossible for blacks and other minorities to succeed’ blah blah but yet if that’s the case how is that a large openly gay black man (me) can work hard, graduate from college, and travel to most corners of the world?
I got so sick of the sense of entitlement that I decided to finally ‘come out’ again. This time as a libertarian that values hard work over complaining and entitlement.
I have used manifestation myself to lose weight and get in better shape.
That right there is proof enough for me that this does work. Your reality is a manifestation of the illusions created by you and others around you! That means you can make it into almost anything you want.
You just have to do the work! It’s not just a matter of sitting on the couch and thinking ‘I want a candy bar’ and expecting it to fall out of the sky.
A true manifestation of reality means you need to do things like:
- Taking the time to create a dream board that you look at minimum 5 times a day.
- Saying positive affirmations like thanking God every morning you wake up.
- Engaging in meditation every single day starting off at 5 minutes and working your way up to longer and longer periods
- Instilling discipline into your life so you won’t go off on everyone that says or does something you don’t like
- Instilling discipline into your life so you put down the cheeseburger and pick up the broccoli instead
- Understanding the reality that if you don’t get what you want right away that doesn’t mean give up. It means you dust yourself off and try again, and again, and then again until you succeed!
Now there are programs that can help you to achieve this more quickly. I personally like the 15 Minute Manifestation which is based on manipulating theta brain waves to help you achieve your dreams. The best part that people like is that its only 15 minutes a day versus the possibly unlimited amount of time that normal manifesting may take.
Believe It Will Happen and Know It’s Happening…Right Now!
I really do believe that IF you believe that you can have and will have what you want, and feel those feelings that you have it now, then whatever it is will happen for you.
Whenever I remember to be grateful and believe, amazing things happen to me. It’s not just “thinking good thoughts” It’s feeling in your heart of hearts that it has happened already, and feeling the gratitude that comes with it. It’s a present-tense belief.
Pray and Meditate on It
I love meditating. I believe these are two of the best things you can do for yourself. When I meditate, I sometimes actually combine that with visualization.
When I pray, I generally ask that God grant me what He knows I need and desire, or more. And I always say, “Thank you.” In fact, that’s the first thing I say. “Thank you.”
Our Lord does know what exactly I need. If what I want doesn’t come to fruition, then other things come into my life instead that is even better—things I couldn’t even have imagined! That’s because He knows what I need in my life. You should always thank God for unanswered prayers because he gave you what you actually needed instead.
Payer and meditation are extremely personal there is no right or wrong way to do it.The important thing is that you actually DO it.
Me personally, I like to use verses from the Bible that remind me of God’s promises to us, when we act in faith. I write them out and put them on my dream board. This will remind me of his grace and ability to take charge of my life.
Here’s my husband’s verbatim quote about this: “Manifestation could be just another word for faith.”
Patience is Key
You must live, work, eat, and think like your problem has already been solved!
Yes, that’s it! This whole process may seem incredibly simplistic, but trust me. IT-WILL-WORK! You just have to believe if you believe you will do what you need to do to succeed at achieving your goal on autopilot.
If you want to lose weight you’ll begin to think and feel like a fit person and do what a fit person does which is to eat less and exercise more. No one will need to tell you. It’ll come to you naturally because that will be a new reality that you have manifested!
Does Manifesting Really Work? Science Says Yes!
A group of 4,000 meditators volunteered to meditate on peace and love to reduce the amount of crime in the high-crime Washington, DC area. A team of scientists and researchers approached the project without bias and tested for every variable imaginable.
The results were clear: during the month of meditation, crime dropped by 25%, definitively and scientifically proving that the positive thoughts of a group of people can affect and change the behavior of ill-intentioned individuals.
In 1979, Psychologist Ellen Langer did a study on 70-80-year-old men to see the difference in remembering youth fondly and actually reviving their youth. One group talked and reminisced about their younger days while the other group pretended to be young, surrounding themselves with TV shows, music, and activities of their youth.
By the conclusion of the experiment, the participants who willfully imagined they were young actually showed signs of ‘de-aging’. Their posture had improved, their blood pressure was lower, their arthritis was diminished and even their eyesight and hearing improved!
I strongly believe their thoughts and prayers manifested their new younger reality into existence!
The most famous experiment that proves the power of thought was carried out by Dr. Masaru Emoto. He photographed frozen water crystals after thinking thoughts of love and peace or hate and fear were projected onto them. Sometimes the intentions were spoken out loud, while other times the intentions were merely thought.
The results were always the same. Messages of hope, peace, love, joy and the like resulted in beautiful, symmetrical crystals, while messages of fear, hate, anger, sadness and the like resulted in disjointed and broken crystals. His experiments proved that our intentions can physically alter the world around us.
Final Thoughts on Manifesting in Your Life
Remember: When you go through your days feeling anxious, stressed, and worrying–you are not doing the things or thinking the thoughts that are going to help. When you go through your days feeling grateful, joyful, and present-you are. Yes, it’s that simple!
By the way, Yes! This is the same guy that was having trouble getting dates that I spoke about in my Get Guys on Grindr article.
I helped him to lose weight and improve as a person. He’s no longer a client but I still catch up with him every now and then. I felt his story was particularly compelling enough to include in my blog!
I hope you enjoyed this article, and I hope that it is a good demonstration that manifesting and the law of attraction really do work! So please never lose hope and continue to work on improving your journey through this world!
Love, Hope, and Self-Reliance