What is Manifesting? A “How To” Guide Inspired by Wayne Dyer and Neville Goddard

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“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.”
~Napoleon Hill

One of the things I’d like to be more adept in 2014 at is “Manisfesting” what I want into my life. What exactly is manifesting? And why aren’t we all doing it??

We are always manifesting. The mind is our most powerful tool. Each thought we have creates an energy which leads us in the direction of that thought. If you think you can’t, well then you can’t. If you think that you’re able, you can. I truly believe it’s all in how you think.

When I first heard about manifesting, while reading a Wayne Dyer book, I thought to myself, “This is crazy. It’s like magic.” Now that I do manifest I think, “This is crazy! Is is magic!” I’m still amazed that it works. Here are a few examples:

• The first time I tried it, I said to the universe, “We need a new double bed for our guest room.” Within a few days, my fellow teacher said to me, “Do you know anyone who needs a double bed?” Her mother had just died and they were getting rid of a brand new bed from the guest room. We still have that bed in our guest room.

• Last year, our van died. We couldn’t decide what kind of car to get. After a lot of research and indecision, we were frustrated and finished with looking. So, I said to the universe, “By this weekend we will know what car we want.” Sure enough, a friend called and asked if we knew anyone interested in a used car he was trying to sell for a client. It’s in our garage right now.

• 6 months ago we sold our home and found the perfect one all within a few weeks. The result of the sale/purchase seemed to happen quickly but we’d been manifesting for a while. (This will be my example later on.)

Now, thanks again to Wayne Dyer’s newest book, Wishes Fulfilled, I am trying out “I am” statements. In fact I like them so much that my newest book, ZEN TIPS, has one on every page. Dyer read a book by Neville Goddard called The Power Of Awareness and decided to write Wishes Fulfilled to put Neville’s book into layman terms for everyone to understand.

“I am” affirmations are powerful. “I am” is a positive visualization. Say the affirmation even if it’s the opposite of what you’re thinking. The visualization enters your consciousness and then your subconscious takes charge and transforms you. Your brain believes whatever you tell it! Last year I was having headaches. So, I tried the affirmations and said, “I am headache free” as if it had already happened. The headaches ended almost immediately. Try one of these or make up one of your own:

I am calm.
I am success.
I am prosperity.
I am abundance.
I am stress free.
I am debt free.
I am organized.
I am healthy.
I am filled with energy.
I am living my dream.

You will notice a shift in feelings as you say an “I am” statement.

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How does one do it? After listening to Wishes Fulfilled and reading many other books and articles on the subject here is what Dyer and others suggest:

1. I believe that to create an abundance mindset you have to a positive attitude and an attitude of gratitude. Tell yourself: I am worthy. Nothing is lacking. Have nothing but the best in mind. Have gratitude for all things, good and bad, that have been in your life. Have good thoughts…No revenge. No bad wishes towards others or yourself.

*I had fears of selling our house and leaving our neighborhood. I acknowledged those fears and thanked the house for 16 wonderful years. I knew that nothing was lacking in my life and I’d have even more time and abundance in my next house.*

2. Use your imagination. All things in life first started as someone’s imagination. So you must first imagine it! What is it that I want? If you think you want to win the lottery well what is it that you really want from that? Security, worry free lifestyle? Are you imaging a trip like I often do? Remind yourself that all things are possible.

*We imagined an easier home that had very little financial worries. One that would be great for future empty nesters but that our kids would still love. I needed a little space for a garden, too! We wanted a house in our community.*

3. Imagine the end. I love this! How will life be when this has happened? What will it feel like. “Assume the feeling” Neville Goddard writes. Fake it ’til you make it.

*That was easy for us! We’d thought a lot about the future home. I could imagine the end result; a feeling of relief, joy and contentment. It would be a gathering place for friends, family and our children’s friends*

4. Make the I AM statement. Don’t make it, “I am going to…”, just “I am..” Say it to yourself as if it’s already happened. Live like it’s your reality.

*After we contacted our neighborhood realtors, we said, “I am moving to the perfect new house” and the wheels of the universe were set in motion.*

5. Now let go… of a timeline, let go of worry and anxiety. Repeat your “I am” statement. Remind yourself that everything is happening as it should.

*We let go of a timeline. We didn’t even have a place picked out. Although I sometimes felt anxious, I just knew that everything was happening as it should.*

6. During those last 5 minutes just before you go to sleep, have positive “I Am” thoughts that will enter your subconscious. Let the good thoughts be the ones you fall asleep with, not the thoughts of what went wrong today.

*The result of our house experience is that our house sold the day after it went on the market. We put letters into mailboxes of houses we wanted in several neighborhoods. One person got back to us and we’re living in that house right now! We feel very lucky – like we won the house lottery!*

So when trying to get what you want out of life, don’t let your thoughts get the best of you. Instead, get the best from your thoughts! Just try this manifesting technique on something small and see what happens. Let me know what comes of it.

What are your manifesting experiences? Please let me know below in the comments!!

A few more quotes from Neville Goddard and Wayne Dyer:

“Disregard appearances, conditions, in fact all evidence of your senses that deny the fulfillment of your desire. Rest in the assumption that you are already what you want to be, for in that determined assumption you and your Infinite Being are merged in creative unity, and with your Infinite Being all things are possible.”
~Neville Goddard

“An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable, and transforms or destroys the undesirable.”
― Neville Goddard

“Dare to believe in the reality of your assumption and watch the world play its part relative to its fulfillment.”
― Neville Goddard

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
~Wayne Dyer

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
~Wayne Dyer

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26 Responses to What is Manifesting? A “How To” Guide Inspired by Wayne Dyer and Neville Goddard

  1. Vidya Sury says:

    I completely believe in manifesting what we want (and sometimes what we don’t want), Betsy.

    It is wonderful to see how we can harness and steer our positive energies towards a desired goal.

    Great read – and the quotes are wonderful as usual.

    Congrats on being featured in the Top 100!

    Love, Vidya

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    Betsy Reply:

    Vidya,
    I know you are a great manifester with positive thinking!! I love hearing stories of manifesting. I’m sure you have a few!
    Glad you liked the quotes. And congratulations to you, too, for making the top 100 as well!!
    xoxo

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  2. Suzie Cheel says:

    Wow Magical Manifesting- i read this post after I emailed you!
    I am great at manifesting books and courses, this year I want to manifest magic into my business and my finances. I seem to be able to do t for my health , just time to change the focus
    wonderful post thank you

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    Betsy Reply:

    Suzie,
    I want, no, I should say I am manifesting magic into my business and finances, too!
    I’ll be waiting to hear what happens!!
    Thanks for commenting!
    xoxo

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  3. Elle says:

    Hi Betsy, as a student of Neville for many years I was so happy that Wayne Dyer moved him into mainstream thinking. Manifesting is such a natural part of living our life, and it’s up to us to be conscious manifestors if we’re to live the best live we can imagine.

    Great examples of how you turned things around and manifest other things easily. And then it’s all about continuing the practice! It’s pretty easy to fall off the wagon.

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    Betsy Reply:

    Elle,
    Yes, it’s thanks to Wayne Dyer that I even heard of Neville! I so appreciate everything you have to say on the subject of manifesting. And I love how you say it’s up to us to be conscious manisfestors!! That’s just perfect!
    Thank you for everything, including this comment.
    xoxo

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  4. Some great examples, Betsy. I am absolutely sold on the concept of manifesting!
    Congratulations on being in the top 100! :)

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    Betsy Reply:

    Thanks Corinne! So glad you came by!!

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  5. I manifest what I want all of the time. I wanted a new office on my land years ago, but knew it wasn’t time yet, but now it is, and I hear the hammering right now.

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    Betsy Reply:

    Jodi,
    That’s a perfect example! It’s amazing when you know it’s not time and you accept it. I have an idea for a mystery novel and a children’s book but I think that’s a year or so off and that’s ok. I think I’ll know what it’s time, just like you did!
    Thanks for the comment!

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  6. Hi Betsy,
    I think no. 1 is the most powerful for me. I can’t be unhappy or in lack when I’m in a positive and grateful state. It never fails to raise my vibration. Happy and prosperous 2014! xo

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    Betsy Reply:

    Tess,
    I couldn’t agree more. So glad you feel the same!!
    Happy New Year to you, too! Thanks for stopping by.
    xoxo

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  7. Some really fascinating ideas! Thanks, Betsy.

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    Betsy Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed Christine!!
    Thanks for coming by! Happy New Year!

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  8. Hi Betsy! First off I want to congratulate you on being one of the Top Self-Improvement Blogs for 2014! And beyond that I have been a student of manifesting for years now and I agree completely that it works. In fact, we are all manifesting every single day anyway (just most of the time we are doing in unconsciously) and drawing in “what we don’t want” instead of what we do (like when we worry or focus on our frustrations). By being more aware of what it is that we are thinking about, and learning to focus on the positive, we definitely benefit and can experience more and more good in our lives. Thanks for these excellent reminders on this Monday morning! ~Kathy

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    Betsy Reply:

    Kathy,
    Thanks so much for the congratulations! Manifesting is amazing isn’t it? I love how you say you are unconsciously manifesting anyway everyday. So we might as well do it consciously. Brilliant! I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog, too.
    Thanks for your thoughtful comment!
    Happy Monday!

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  9. Love the “I am’s” Betsy,
    Manifesting has me confused more times than not however maybe I’m manifesting without really knowing it … only the small stuff so far [still working on the bigger stuff]. Thanks.

    Be good to yourself
    David

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    Betsy Reply:

    Thank you David! Aren’t the “I ams” amazing. It makes a lot of sense that when you say “I am” you are already there. Let me updated on your manifesting, small and big stuff!
    Thanks for the comment!

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  10. Hi Betsy,
    This is a comprehensive guide for manifesting! I’ve been playing with this since I first learned of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy, years ago. Too often I forget how magical it is and just go along. This reminder pushed me back on track. :-)
    Lori
    P.S. When we were trying to sell our house I imagined a phone call from the realtor, intonation and all, with him saying , “We have an offer on your house!” The call did come and he said it in exactly the tones I’d imagined and heard in my head only he said, “We have an offer on your property!” We sold it to this buyer!

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    Betsy Reply:

    Lori,
    I’ve never heard of Dr. Joseph Murphy. I’ll look up his book. I love your story of the house! Very similar to our story. Would you like to share this in my newest post? I can add you in right away!
    Thanks for coming by and commenting!!

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  11. This is a very thorough explanation on manifesting, Betsy. What a powerful way to change your life and it makes so much sense to shift your mindset to tune into what you want. Beautiful!

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    Betsy Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed the post Cathy! I’ve been writing this off and on for about a year, never getting it quite ready. It felt ready and your comment really reinforces that! Thanks!

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  12. Li-ling says:

    Betsy, what a magical experience. I love the way you’ve described your manifesting adventures and the thing that really stands out is how well you’ve trusted the Universe to really deliver what the best solution is for you. I suspect this is where many people struggle with manifesting – shows like The Secret seem to have convinced us that we can have whatever we desire, although what I’m noticing, and exactly as you’ve described, it really is about being open to receiving what is best for us, without being too caught up with the details.
    Have an amazing exciting year ahead!

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    Betsy Reply:

    Li-ling,
    You put that so well! I agree that sometimes it’s acknowledging a new direction that might not be quite what you have in mind but still gets you the end result.

    Thanks so much for the comment! Heading over to check out your blog.

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  13. Janet says:

    manifesting is amazing and magical! i’m still amazed every time I do it, and I’ve gotten pretty good at it! The I Ams are powerful as well.

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    Betsy Reply:

    Janet,
    What are some examples of your manifesting? I’d love to hear!!
    Thanks for the comment!
    Betsy

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