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5 Ways to Manifest Your Dream Life

04/16/2014 12:02 pm ET | Updated Jun 16, 2014

I've had many amazing things happen in my life that solidified my belief in the law of attraction. I've also come to understand exactly what we need to do to make the law of attraction work for us -- and it's way more than visualizing what you want and saying positive affirmations.

The most recent amazing thing occurred in this last year. Five years ago, soon after the market crash, we decided to sell our house and move closer to family. At that time, we took a trip to the area where we wanted to live and looked around. On our map book, we highlighted our driving route and circled areas that we liked, and we wrote a few notes to remind us of what we liked.

We also made a list of all the things we wanted in our new home: a wonderful barn for our horses with a heated tack room and a heated bathroom, a covered place to store our farm equipment, 35 hay growing acres, an arena for exercising the horses, a one-story, ranch-type home, rolling hills with great views, great neighbors (the neighbors in our last home were extremely difficult), no homeowner's association or an HOA that was not run by controlling people like at our last home, an art room, a rural location but still very near health food stores and other shopping and to be near family.

It took four years for our home to sell, but it finally did last year. When we went to look for our new home, we were greatly dismayed to discover that there was almost nothing for sale. Apparently, the people in the area we wanted rarely sold their ranches, and the few we saw were falling apart.

We had to find a place quickly -- you can't be homeless with two horses and two dogs! Finally, our agent said, "Well, there's one more home available. It's more than you wanted to pay, do you want to see it?" We felt we had no choice, so we went to see it. Actually, we had seen it on the Internet but it hadn't looked appealing. We later found out that their agent had taken terrible photos, which was why it was still on the market.

We bought the house and amazing things happened regarding financing. Once we moved, we discovered that we had all of the things listed above! We didn't even realize it when we bought the house. Since it was the only decent house available, it seems to us that God picked this house for us.

Then, last week, we took out the map book to find out how to drive to a nearby lake. We opened the map book to the page where the lake is, and there in the margin we had written the name of the street we now live on; we had circled the very area! Wow! We picked it without knowing it and then spirit manifested it for us! If we had sold our home sooner, this incredible house and land would not have been available for us.

From this experience and many others, here is what I've learned about manifestation:

1. Learn to love yourself.
When you learn how to love and value yourself, then you know how to make yourself happy. You cannot manifest from anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger or emptiness. You need to know how to fill yourself with love and joy to manifest your dreams.

2. Learn how to keep your frequency high.
This goes along with loving yourself. Your frequency is the rate at which you vibrate. Spirit vibrates at a higher frequency than we do in a body, so in order to manifest, your mind needs to be in the frequency of love, which has a high vibration -- rather than misery, which has a low vibration.

3. Learn to connect with your personal source of spiritual guidance.
In order to be filled with love, you need to be able to connect with your source of love. As you learn to love yourself, you become able to access your personal source of spiritual guidance -- which can guide you in your highest good and support your power of manifestation.

4. Envision what you want with excitement and faith.
Don't give up! Sometimes it takes time as it did with our house. Stay in faith, and keep joyfully envisioning your dreams.

5. Let go of attaching your happiness and worth to outcomes.
When you attach your happiness and worth to outcomes, then you will try to control the outcome. Controlling has a low frequency, so as soon as you try to control, you stop manifestation with integrity. While some people manage to make lots of money through controlling, even though they are not in integrity, they are not happy and they don't feel full and worthy inside.

You can manifest your dreams, but first you need to lay the foundation by learning to love yourself.

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