01/29/2016 06:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The 5 Keys to Manifesting Your Dreams

How important to you are your dreams of a better you and a better world?


If they are a priority (which is a secret for making them happen), then you might want to use these proven ingredients:

1. Get clear on what you want.

You must know what you are shooting for to hit the target. Is it more money, a better career, better health, a wonderful partner or something else? Getting clear helps you to be creative, which includes power, decisiveness and determination. Writing it down makes it more real.

The balance comes from being specific yet flexible. To focus on what you want and be open to something different or greater coming into view.

If you seek more money, then maybe a gift or better job shows up. If you want greater health, then maybe a new diet, exercise and healing strategies come into play. And the wonderful person you seek might be quite different than you first imagined.

Be open to opportunities, which can be seen if your eyes are open to the whole landscape, not just fixed on one thing.

2. Connect with your inner guidance.

Soul, inner wisdom, infinite, source, God or whatever you call it. There is a greater you available. It's there waiting for you to connect with your vaster wisdom.

It's fine to want material things -- your soul will show you how it aligns with your inner being and your life journey.

3. Be intentional.

It is up to you to do your part. Empower yourself by taking the next steps being revealed for your manifestation.

It may be learning new skills or gathering resources. It may be waiting and being patient. Find out by being in the moment and open to any hunches, leads and other guidance.

4. Surrender.

If you've added the above ingredients, you've done your part. You've done due diligence. Now it's time to let the universe take care of things. Let go.

A big hangup is time. Avoid getting hungup on the "when," on the arrival of your manifestation. We know this can be challenging. ("Isn't the job, money, person ever going to show up?")

Some things take longer, sometimes much longer, than wished for.

As the Serenity Prayer reminds us:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

5. Get support.

Don't be the Lone Ranger. Do what successful people do: Get support, which includes people, groups, resources and education.

Isn't it your time to manifest your dreams?

Going further: If you would like to explore further into manifesting your dreams see our Holistic Life Coaching and Healing Success Kit.