As a creative, I’ve always held the core belief that you must create the life you want to live. It is this core belief that has naturally led to my practice of manifestation and allowed me to achieve far beyond my goals. I want you to know, you can also create a life filled with an abundance of opportunity.

Perhaps you’ve been experiencing some “bad luck” and you just “can’t seem to get a break”. Maybe it has crossed your mind, “this just isn’t for me, I give up”. These phrases may sound familiar and that is your first mistake. You are receiving the energy in which you are projecting into your universe; negative energy.

I have personally found that when I am dwelling in negative behaviors, I attract more negativity into my life. That said, we are all continuously attracting abundances; some of us, at times, an abundance of negativity. But this can all be changed, as you are the true creator of your own universe and everything begins and ends with you.

Just as I have enjoyed the beautiful process of manifestation, I want you to experience that as well. Read on for some points that have helped me to achieve many of the things I’ve desired in my life thus far.

1. Understanding Your Role in The Universe

Believe it or not, you have a special role to play in the universe, just like everyone and everything around you. We are all interconnected as parts of a greater whole and the universe would not be complete without you. Read that again. You may feel a deep sense of responsibility to find your place and purpose in this world and fulfill just that.

But how do you know your purpose? Realize that all the answers are within you and this is where you need to seek deeper. Look within yourself and identify the motives behind your actions. Why do you do the things you do?

For me, I have always been a creative, a thinker, a teacher and a solutionist. I have found who I am at core and I have continued to cultivate a life evolving around those qualities. Note first that I did not identify with just one thing; I naturally applied myself to multiple

areas. This has helped me to realize that I may achieve more satisfaction from a life of entrepreneurship, immersing myself into several disciplines that bring me joy.

2. Identify What You Really Want

The key word in identifying what you really want, is “you”. We often compromise our desires for the wishes of those around us, whether it be a friend, partner or parent. It is vital to establish that you are marching to the beat of your own drums and fearlessly pursue YOUR dreams.

If you’re like me, you probably are an indecisive individual. I often overwhelm my mind with multiple interests, which makes it difficult to narrow down which path I must take. I however have twisted my nature of indecision into a positive trait. I am a free spirit who does not limit myself to just one thing and I trust in my ability to pursue all aspirations.

3. Create A Plan for Manifestation

Once you have achieved a level of self-assertiveness and clarity on what you want, begin planning how you will get there.

Remember that manifesting is more than wishful thinking. You’re not going to just write down on a piece of paper what you want, think about it a lot and hope it happens. You must tailor a detailed plan of all the steps it will take to get you to where you want to be.

Perhaps you really want this specific job with an esteemed company. Ask yourself, what’s going to get you this job? If you can’t figure out what you need to do, use the resources around you! Ask people you know, or simply hop onto the internet.

Try writing down your to-do list, as thorough as possible. This applies to anything you want! Maybe you’re ready to move into a better apartment! Write down what you need to do to get there. Some of those steps may have sub-steps and that is completely normal for the process of manifestation. Do not allow yourself to become overwhelmed as you can do whatever you put your mind to.

4. Follow Through with Your Plan

This is the part where the Universe works in your favor when you are putting the work in. Let’s say you’ve written down what you need to do to get that job. Now it’s time to follow through! Put the time into that Resume and create a kick-ass Portfolio. Go the extra mile even and create a website, with inviting features that compliment your work. Draft a professional email and get together that ideal interview outfit. Do what makes you stand out from other candidates.

Don’t forget though, excuses will always be there, but opportunities won’t. When you really want something, you will make the time to get it.

5. Enjoy the Process

The process of manifestation is really the act of co-creating with the Universe, and it is exactly as beautiful as it sounds. If you encourage the behavior of doubting the victory of manifestation, you are falling out of touch with the process and forgetting that abundance begins with you. Have trust in yourself and the work you are putting in and the Universe will cycle this energy back to you.

6. Be Open-Minded

A major key to manifestation is to maintain open-mindedness. Be sure that you are open to the abundance of other possibilities. It is crucial that you are not limiting yourself, when manifesting. For instance, if you followed all the steps to your plan but still did not receive what you wanted, accept that the Universe is going to work in your favor and there is a better plan being stirred up for you.

Avoid harsh self-judgment. Yes, one should be able to self-criticize, but this should be done constructively, not abusively. Sometimes we will have incredible aspirations, which we’ve worked very hard towards, but still didn’t achieve. This is completely normal, and you must trust that there is better waiting for you.

7. Don’t Miss the Signs

It’s easy to go through our day, ignoring all the beautiful blessings we are constantly receiving. When you begin to acknowledge the ways in which the Universe is working in your favor, you will naturally create a positive vibration of energy. You will also begin to trust that the Universe is always looking out for you, even when you haven’t asked for anything. Remember, it’s the little things that matter.

To summarize, we are all capable of manifesting abundance, if we trust in the process and believe in ourselves.

I hope I was able to shed some light on the beauty of manifestation and you feel inspired to courageously pursue your ambitions.

Do you engage in the act of manifestation? If so, please share how!