Whether you’re looking for a new job, a pay rise, the perfect home or even the love of your life, working with the universe to manifest your dreams can help you on your path to success. Here’s our guide to setting your intentions and creating the life you’ve always dreamed of…
1. Clarify your goals
Before your start asking the universe for help, make sure you’ve identified exactly what it is that you would like to receive – writing a list can help you refine your vision. Unclear goals and language can give off mixed signals that can throw you and the universe off track.
2. Visualise your happiness
In order to work with you, the universe needs to hear what you desire loud and clear. Take the time to create a clear image in your mind’s eye of what your ideal situation would look like. If you’re after a new job, meditate on where it is you would like to work. Who would you work with? What would the office be like? How long would the commute take? Keep building upon this image and repeating it in your mind – the more detailed it is, the more the universe will be able to hear you. Making a vision board or cutting out pictures from magazines can also help you strengthen your dream.
3. Take practical steps
Show the universe you’re serious about achieving your goals. If you’re looking for a new job, make sure your CV is up to date and you’re readily applying for jobs. Your dreams are not going to happen if you sit back and take a passive approach to life, no matter how much the universe wants to help you.
4. Embrace positivity
According to the Law of Attraction, like attracts like and dislike attracts dislike. Rather than focussing on what you don’t want from your new job, home or partner, focus on what you do want. Dwelling on the negatives will only attract those undesirable qualities to you.
5. Practise self-love
The more you’re kind to yourself, the more chances you have to attract the things you desire – the last thing you want is for the ideal man or job to present itself to you, but for you to miss it due to the “I’m unworthy” or “I’m not good enough” vibrations you’re emitting. Find an uplifting quote or mantra that resonates with you and place it in your home or somewhere you look regularly to keep up the positive vibes.
6. Be grateful
Start a daily gratitude diary and begin documenting your appreciation for having achieved your goals. Document exactly what it is that you want, but write it in the present tense as if you already have it. Eg: “I’m so grateful for my puppy, Rufus, for filling me with unconditional love and joy daily.”
7. Live your dreams
Think of how you would feel if you achieved your desires. Harness this feeling and begin to act as if your dreams have already been met. Imagine being promoted to the position you have you eye on, and act with authority as if that role is already yours. Feel the joy emanating within you – it won’t be long before the universe picks up on these high vibrations and begins manifesting your wishes.
8. Express gratitude
Thank the universe for all you have received and continue to receive – showing gratitude will encourage the universe to manifest even more of your requests.
9. Trust the universe
Finally, be patient and keep the faith. Maintain a positive mindset as much as you can. Truly believe that what you are asking for will come. Try not to worry too much, or you could end up manifesting your worst fears, as opposed to your biggest hopes and dreams…
About the author
Kayleigh Rattle is a Soul & Spirit staff writer who loves all things unicorns.