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The Little-Known Secret to Manifesting What You Want

Thoreau advised to go “confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you have imagined.” But how do you do that?

“Manifest” is defined as “to make evident or certain by showing or displaying.” How do things go from invisible to invisible, from your mind to appearing in the outer world, from your imagination to something you can see, feel, touch with your external senses?

One of the strange secrets of manifesting is you actually don’t know “how” things will manifest. Yes you have at least a sense of the outcome, where you want to go, but how exactly you get there is somewhat of a mystery.

There are so many infinite combinations that occur on many levels, most of which are invisible, before we see evidence of them in our physical, 3-D reality. Yet things from ordinary to extraordinary do appear if we put our mind and heart into it. Your life is a testimony to that.  You can get better – more intentional – at manifesting with experience and training.

From How to Why on Manifesting Your Desires

Even though you can’t know “how” it will happen, you can still be motivated by what you want to manifest. Your “why” might focus on better health, relationships or purpose. First comes your attention on what you want. Then you intend to create a different world for yourself, a better reality. This intention translates into focus and then taking action, sometimes inspired action.

If you desire a better situation and just wait around for it to show up, you are literally missing in action. You are somehow hoping that no effort is needed on your part and someone will hand you your dreams like winning the lottery.

So even if you don’t know exactly how things will unfold, you still can take specific steps in the direction you want to go.

If you want to travel the world, at least you can get a map. If you want to start a new business, you can at least research possibilities on the internet. After you reach that vantage point, you can see further. Yes there will be times of confusion, overwhelm and doubt. It turns out that uncertainty is part of the process, the journey of manifesting from where you are to where you are going.


Ancient traditions used wayfinding. It’s an art using such means as a compass or an astronomical position to travel over unknown land and sea. They used basic tools and awareness to guide them, motivated to find a destination.

So too can we use our intuition and external actions to take us where we want to go.

Even Though …

Even though you cannot know “how” it will happen, you can focus on your dreams. If you stop with thinking, though, and never translate it into action, your dreams might go up in smoke.

Focus and clarify on what you want. Be specific, even if it turns out the outcome is not exactly what you want. You might want a sum of money to buy a house, when what manifests is a place to live at a price you never thought possible. In other words, keep an open mind and open heart to let possibilities emerge.

Be Open

Be alert to possibilities such as reading an article like this. Or speaking to someone who might help you with your dreams and goals. Or follow a lead. You never know, or do you?

With an open heart and open mind, you will find your way. You can manifest things, including the life of your dreams.