You can become powerful at manifesting no matter where you’re starting from. It’s just a matter of spending more time or less time developing your inner ability.
If you don’t know how to trust the system and get the results you want, then this is a good place to start, because manifesting depends largely on trusting (aka knowing & believing).
If you don’t believe, it won’t work. Simple as that. (Not quite true: it’s always working, just not for the things you’re trying to consciously attract into your reality.)
So how to start believing?
This is one exercise which you can apply in your daily life to grow confidence in your ability to manifest anything you want (well, almost anything).
Another powerful tool to manifest dreams into reality is by making magic drawings (but that’s another post altogether).
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How Can I Manifest Something if I Don’t Believe?
Manifesting works when you’re in alignment with your desire (or request).
So if you’re resonating with disbelief, the things you’re trying to manifest won’t appear. What then, to do, if you have difficulty believing this thing will work?
By training your subconscious mind to accept/believe/know that anything can be attracted into your reality by the law of attraction, you can open yourself to manifesting.
Many blogs (including mine) will tell you to try and set aside your negative thoughts and practise gratitude for what you’ve requested as though you’d already received it, and while that’s powerful, it isn’t easy if you have a loud disbeliever voice speaking from within your head.
The same is true if you have a desire so strong that you crave it, or you need for the result to be a certain way. That will block your ability to attract what you request. So if you find yourself desperately wanting/needing more money for example, try manifesting less important things first.
In my previous post on how to manifest the life you want, I talk about how important it is that you can feel the request resonate within your chest and your solar plexus area as you think about it.
But what if you can’t feel it? What if, fundamentally, you don’t believe it or you need it too much to allow it into your reality?
Then this post is for you.
How did I Start Out Manifesting all Those Years Ago?
In the post on how to manifest the life you want, I explain some of the early manifesting techniques I used in the early days.
But I don’t discuss the period of time before I started manifesting successfully.
What started me off down the road of trusting the process to bring things into my life?
There are probably many answers to that question, but for the purpose of this post I want to focus on one simple technique which you can implement immediately into your life.
If you use it consistently, you’ll find yourself thinking differently about the ‘allowing‘ part of manifesting.
So often, when we want something badly, the very fact that it’s important to us can push it away because we don’t step back and ‘allow’. Instead we think, we worry, we wonder how it could possibly come to us and we generally fuss.
The steps outlined in this post can help to change that.
Laying the Foundations for Powerful Manifesting
I was lucky enough to grow up from a very young age hearing about the power of having faith in the Universal Energy, letting go and trusting, and this affected my outlook on life.
It made me feel a certain sense of greater powers and of trusting that there is more to life than we can see.
Apart from that general environment, there was one specific thing which we did in my home all the time which I believe encouraged my ability to believe and therefore attract, manifestations.
Specific Manifesting Habit
Whenever somebody in our household lost or misplaced something, they would go to my mum and tell her what they’d lost. She would say her magic rhyme and tell them to set aside their worry and be open for the magic rhyme to lead them to their misplaced item.
The magic rhyme came from my mother’s mother, a Portuguese lady who perhaps thought it was a handy way to pacify a child when they were upset over losing something, especially as it would have been impossible to replace things in her time during the war years.
Or maybe it was part of her culture and she recognised the power of releasing importance.
Regardless of her reasons for using the magic rhyme, she did, and my mother grew up using it also.
So by the time it came to my lifetime, the magic rhyme was treated as an absolute fact.
It wasn’t just something to pacify the children, this was a way to find your misplaced items. If they didn’t turn up with the magic rhyme, then you knew you’d really lost them!
You say the magic rhyme, you add the misplaced item at the end, and then you trust implicitly that the rhyme will lead you to your things.
Children Trust More Naturally
Children have this kind of trust and faith naturally; it’s only as we grow up that we start to overrule the simplicity and begin to look for rational, logical explanations for everything.
If we can get back that childish belief in the beauty around us, we are half way to manifesting our life.
Until more recently, I never really appreciated the magic rhyme. I neither gave it importance nor ridicule. It was just something which was useful to use.
But the other day as when pondering the very earliest experience with manifesting, I realised it was indeed by using the magic rhyme to manifest my lost items.
And believe me, I’m always losing things, so I’ve had a lot of practise!!
What Is The Magic Rhyme?
The actual magic rhyme was in Portuguese and I assume came from the Catholic faith. By the time it passed down to my mother, it had already been altered from its original version and then down through the next generation with more alterations along the way.
None of us speak Portuguese so the words are a completely fictitious creation, just like in the game of Chinese whispers!
But it isn’t the words that hold the power: it’s the utter belief that it works.
I say something like this:
Queue diaboy stai-de tu frontisimu sacramen dia quesquioisa de alta deaparés!
As you can see, it has absolutely no meaning – beyond the fact that it is magic!
How Does the Magic Rhyme Work?
I believe that this powerful habit works because it removes the stress from you.
As you say the words, you release the importance and the responsibility and you allow your subconscious mind to guide you back to where you were when you last held the item.
Although this is slightly different from manifesting things into your life, it works in a similar way and can help you to build up trust in something which seems ‘illogical’.
Make Your Own Magic Rhyme to Manifest Lost Items
Invent a simple rhyme but keep it to the same words each time and start to practise this powerful exercise. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
For example, here’s one I created which you can use if you like, or just write your own.
Throw away my doubts & fears and know that you’ll be found. Nothing is too difficult, nothing too profound. ‘My car keys.’
Whenever you lose something, say the rhyme out loud, followed by the item. Then trust that it will appear and carry on.
You can still look for it, but with an inner calm and resolve and trusting your instincts more than your rational brain.
Even when you’re among other people, you can still say the rhyme, quietly, under your breath so that nobody hears it.
I don’t believe there’s anything to be gained by telling people what you’re doing – unless they’re also interested in tuning in to their manifesting skills.
This is an inner journey.
When you’ve done it enough times and started to see results, you can begin to tune in to the feeling of trust.
It’s that elusive feeling of knowing which is behind so many successful conscious manifestations.
Focus on How it Feels to Manifest
Saying a magic rhyme may sound like a weak (or maybe ridiculous) activity but as often as not, our inability to let go is actually our blockage to manifesting with success.
By practising this simple activity every time you misplace something, you can slowly build up the ability to let go, because you’re practising it with no consequence to your daily life. There is no attached importance, and that lets things flow.
As you do this more and more often, you’re stacking the evidence needed to change your subconscious beliefs.
And by focusing on the feeling, you’ll be able to apply those same feelings as you progress and begin to manifest larger, more important things into your life.
Use the Magic Rhyme to Manifest a Parking Place
When you’re heading out shopping and you want to find a parking place, say the magic rhyme, followed by ‘parking place’ and then drive to your destination taking for granted that there will be a spot.
When you arrive, if you see that it’s chock-a-block full with no parking space in sight, instead of thinking something along the lines of, ‘huh! I knew it! Of course it doesn’t work‘, instead think:
Ok, keep my eyes open . . . Feel it in your gut that a car space is going to come available and it will, almost always.
You should also know that it doesn’t work if you test it!
I never say to somebody next to me for example that I (or the rhyme) will manifest a space as though I’m something special or powerful. That would be the quickest way to dissipate the energy and remove the effect.
The result would be no space.
When you manifest a parking space in this way on a busy day, you may well have to drive around, but then suddenly just as you pull alongside, a car will be leaving.
It would be useless for there to be an empty space waiting for you, because another car would just take it, obviously lol!
Remember that the point of the exercise is to build the energy of trust.
Carry out the exercise in that way. Actually don’t worry about the result. Remove the importance from it. Just go to the parking garage knowing you’ll get a space and you will.
And at the same time, you’re building up your relationship with the energy and trust in manifesting.
Manifest Small Things First & Become Powerful at Manifesting
Once you’ve practised finding lost things and securing parking places, it’s time to start manifesting small things into your life, things which you don’t attach too much importance to.
The reason to start small is so that your subconscious mind doesn’t sabotage the results. If you try to manifest a mansion or a Ferrari, it’s unlikely that your subconscious mind will believe it’s possible and you won’t be in alignment.
So go out there and set your heart on a small thing to come into your life, then carry on as usual and allow it to appear. You can either say the magic rhyme or keep that just for parking spaces and misplaced items.
Let me know in the comments how you get on or if you have any other tips to get started with manifesting.