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Manifesting 101

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Whenever I lecture on the how-to's of manifesting, there seems to be a lot of confusion about how to actually do it. I believe that manifesting is simply exercising your ability to harness the power of your intention.

To create the life of your dreams, you need to feel the feelings of already having what you desire.

First, start with visualization.

In order to create what you want in your life, you have to be able to imagine it. For example, visualize yourself in a relationship. Visualize yourself as a non-smoker. Whatever it is, what would your life look like once this new "thing" is there? Don't focus on what you don't want. Keep your language and the affirmations positive and focused on what you do want. (For example, instead of affirming "I am out of debt," say "I am financially free.")

To help you get clear on what you want more of in your life, take a Fearless Inventory.

But imagination is not one-dimensional. Once you have the visual, add the sensory element.

Take a few minutes after your daily meditation or before your go to sleep to look at your desire list or vision board. Then, take a deep breath and gently close your eyes, holding the visual in your mind. Next, using all if your senses, conjure the feelings of actually experiencing what you desire. If you desire a partner, feel what it feels like to hold hands with a beloved. If you long to be smoke-free, feel what it feels like to tell people you are now a non-smoker.

Simply put, you must:
Know it.
See it.
Feel it.
And Believe it,
To Bring it.

That's it!

I would love to hear your thoughts about manifesting and what your intentions are, so please share!

Love Love Love

Terri

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