This is a guest post by Matt Clarkson.
So, you want to manifest what you desire!
You've seen the Secret. You know about the law of attraction. You've tried to manifest what you desire. But why is it so hit and miss?
First, realize that there is an inherent danger in working with the law of attraction that can DESTROY all your best efforts to manifest what you desire.
The very act of WANTING something often carries the energy of lack. After all, the very reason we want something is because we start out feeling that we don't have it!
In other words, if you say you want to attract more financial abundance, or a better relationship, or a healthier body, chances are you currently feel LACK in that area of your life – otherwise why would you even be asking for it? …
I'm sure you've heard before that the law of attraction means that “like attracts like”.
That's true, and it's important to realize that it's not so much the IMAGE of abundance that the law of attraction responds to, but rather your dominant FEELING state…
If deep inside you feel LACK about what it is that you're wanting to attract, that is what the law of attraction will respond to most strongly… and that's what you'll attract!
So what's the answer?
Here's one tip that really works.
Practice feeling GRATITUDE.
Not just for what you want to attract, but for ALL the blessings in your life. Make it a habit.
And I don't care how negative things may appear in your life, there's ALWAYS many things you can be grateful for.
Now you might wonder, how can I be grateful for something that doesn't exist yet?
And here's the key point…
The fact that you have set your intention to create it means IT DOES NOW EXIST – it exists in consciousness, where everything begins anyway.
Everything that exists, first existed as an idea. If you don't believe me, take a look around the room. Your computer, the furniture and even your house first existed in the mind before they “manifested” into a “tangible” form.
And gratitude is important for another key reason.
It's what determines your level of happiness and how good you feel in the present moment.
Want to be unhappy? Simply have an attitude of lack and wanting and I guarantee you'll feel pretty darn miserable! 🙁
On the other hand, you have the ability to feel happy and fulfilled in ANY moment, simply by choosing to focus on what you DO HAVE and the many ways in which you are being blessed RIGHT NOW.
So take some time now to focus on everything in your life that you can be grateful for – not just the things you have chosen to manifest, but also the routine, everyday things that we're all guilty of taking for granted at times…
Be grateful for what you have, be grateful for what is on the way to you, and be grateful as you start to see the Universe lining things up for you.