How to Manifest your Dream Life: Two Easy Visualizations to Consciously Create Success
How in control do you feel of your life right now? Do you feel like you can make changes at will or are things "decided" for you?
For years I saw myself at the mercy of fate. If the game of life was roulette then I was the ball – tossed around by the whims of the Universe and landing somewhere totally out of my control.
Jobs, money, relationships… it all seemed so random.
I didn't believe I could consciously choose success for my life. I was working hard but I was just so frustrated, waiting for the answer to magically appear in a personal development book.
So, what's changed? Everything. Thanks to my ability to manifest what I want.
Man-i-fest [man-uh-fest] (thanks to Dictionary.com)
to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding.
to prove; put beyond doubt or question.
Manifesting means making your dreams or goals come true in the real world. I've learnt how to direct my attention and now feel much more in control of my fate.
Can anyone do this?
But before you can consciously create success, I believe you have to get to a base level of happiness. This means dealing with any long-lasting issues including seeing a counsellor or therapist if you need to and doing a lot of forgiveness work. Read more on how to identify and bust through a block that’s holding you back from the success you deserve.
Once you build this foundation you have the energy and attention to consciously create your life. Otherwise there's too much "stuff" in the way.
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What if you were the roulette wheel and controlled where the ball landed? What if you were the hand that tossed the ball and spun the wheel?
Or what if you could choose every aspect of the game. What if you waited for the wheel to stop and then just chose where you wanted to be? Imagine yourself as a tiny person waiting patiently on the green felt of the gambling table. You walk around the wheel as it slows down, looking at all the options and then climb aboard when something appeals to you.
Imagine seeing life that way. All the choices are spread out before you and you have the luxury, discernment and ultimate decision on which way you take your life.
Let me take you back a decade. I was living in my flat in London, very cold and fed up with living in one of the poorest areas in the city. I craved beaches, travel, adventure, creativity and professional success.
Fast forward one year, I spent six months travelling around luxury resorts being paid as a professional blogger. That year I spent a lot of time with my husband and became a life coach.
Fast forward ten years and I live five minutes from the beach in my absolute dream house.
The Alternate Universe Visualisation!
Alternate universes are the stuff of science fiction novels like Star Trek, right? If you've seen the movie, What The Bleep Do We Know, then you'll know that some scientists believe in alternate or parallel universes.
Let's suspend disbelief for a moment.
We think of reality as a single, linear time frame; past, present and future. The "many-worlds" concept is one where every single possible outcome of every event is realised in its own universe. In one universe you might be married to that person you dated at High School. In another, you might have become a famous singer or dancer – whatever your dream was.
As with all of these concepts, you can choose to interpret the message literally or metaphorically.
This is how I use it to change my life or attract goals.
- Visit the different realities
You can visit the past or yourself in different current realities, but my favourite is to time travel and visit myself in the future.
You don't need a DeLorean, you just need your imagination.
Sit somewhere quiet, close your eyes and try to focus your thoughts. It might be difficult the first couple of times you attempt it.
Imagine walking up a road where you stop in front of a particular house. Look around at the style of the house and the grounds. Notice any interesting features.
You go up and knock on the door. A version of You answers it. They are expecting you for a visit!
Take a sneak peek and check out this alternative You. What do they look like? What is their approximate age? Do they look healthy? What are they wearing? It's ok to stare!
The other You takes you to a room in the house. As you walk through the house, check out the furnishings. Is it a large house? What gadgets and cool things are around the house?
You take a seat in this particular room and have a nice chat. What would you like to ask the other You? What advice would you like? Ask anything you like!
"How did you get where you are today? What is one piece of advice you have for me?"
Once you've run out of questions, give the other You a hug and say thank you. Leave the house and close the door behind you.
This is such an interesting exercise. After all, your unconscious mind probably knows all it needs to already to step forward for your dreams. Who better to ask than yourself?
The first couple of times you do this exercise you might feel like you're just making up the answers, but after a while you'd be surprised at the insight that comes forward.
An actress I did this with was told "film everything" from her future self. So, she's started to ensure that every show she does is filmed and she's made showcases to send to agents.
You may come up with some fantastic ideas, but it also serves another purpose. It allows you to experience what life would be like in your dream reality. The more you can experience it in your dream world, the easier it will be to create it. You'll unconsciously start to believe in yourself just a little bit more and the dream won't seem so far-fetched.
- Decide to consciously jump into another reality
Remember in Mary Poppins when they jumped into the chalk drawing into a magical world? This is exactly the same.
Imagine that you are jumping from your current world into a different reality. You can do this as a meditation or you can pretend to jump physically in the real world (do it when you're alone!)
You can't use it to suddenly jump into a universe where you're married to Robert Pattinson or Scarlett Johansson. Sorry!
Think of it as the six degrees of separation game. You have to move into one new reality at a time and feel comfortable and "real" before you can move on. A bit like saying as your confidence increases and you see the next step as achievable, you'll move on.
Practice jumping into a new reality where you already have the confidence to call a particular person or try out for a new job. Decide to jump into a reality where you win a competition you just entered or where you pass a test with flying colours.
Once you've jumped, stand how you would in that reality. Feel the feeling of achievement in that reality. Take on the new attributes you've gained there.
Start where there is a 50% chance of achieving something and decide to jump into the reality where it's done already. I used it when I was in the running for the Ultimate Job competing against 30,000 people.
This can be incredibly motivating because if just one of the alternate universes has a 100% success rate, then you just need to find the right one!
Try it out and see the results
These meditations have helped thousands of people over the last decade to challenge their perception of what's possible and help them reach for their dreams.
Don't over-think or over analyse these exercises. You don't need to literally believe in alternate universes or time travel to benefit.
It's just a tool to change your self-beliefs and have you experiencing life "as if" you're already successful.
I can't wait to hear what the other You doppelganger has to say about your goals. Please get in touch or share below in the comments how this has helped you!
It’s your time and you’re ready for the next step,
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