I like reading articles written by Steve Pavlina. If you’re not familiar with him, he is one of the well-known self-development bloggers. The other day, I read something he wrote about manifesting money. Basically, he introduces something called the Intention – Manifestation model which he sums up nicely as: saying to the universe “Here is the goal. Make it so.” Needless to say, I read this article with a healthy level of skepticism, but with an open enough mind to say to myself, it might be worth a shot. So, I decided to use my thoughts and my conviction to manifest things. Why not? What have I got to lose?
I decided to start small and manifest coins. I tried to be playful with it and make it into a game, to see if I could manifest coins and if so, see how much I could manifest. I spent a few minutes convincing myself that there are coins all over the place and that I just need to be watching out for them. Every now and then I reminded myself that I intended to find coins. The next time I went outside I found one coin. Ok, probably a coincidence I thought. I kept at it and the next day, I found 3 coins. Over the next few days, I seemed to be getting better and better at finding coins. Perhaps I was just teaching my subconscious mind to be more on the lookout for coins? I maintained some skepticism, but kept going.
A few days later, I decided that I would finally get around to doing my taxes that afternoon. I was dreading it because I knew that I would owe a few hundred dollars. I decided to go a bit bigger with my manifestations. I didn’t want to have to cut a check to the IRS, so I decided to manifest $1000. Again, what have I got to lose? I hadn’t the faintest idea where it would come from or when it might arrive, if it indeed did, but I figured I’d give it a shot. As I was riding my bike, for about 15 minutes I held the intention firmly and with conviction that I was going to get $1000 (I also found two coins during that bike ride).
That afternoon, as I did my taxes online, I sat with my mouth gaping open when I realized that I would not in fact owe the IRS, rather, the IRS would owe me a refund of $546. Now, it’s not $1000, but I gotta say, at this point, I became a bit more interested in the idea of manifesting money.
This morning I decided to go all out and try to manifest a million dollars. Once again, I figured I have nothing to lose (except maybe my grip on reality!). So, I did my best to hold the intention in my mind that I would in fact manifest a million dollars. A few hours later, I dropped something behind my desk. When I moved my desk to get it, I noticed amongst all the dust bunnies that had gathered there a small magazine clipping that said on it “Million Dollars” (it was a clipping from a student’s poster for a presentation – see the picture above). Ok, so it isn’t exactly what I had in mind, but there was a moment where I suspended belief and muttered to myself, “I manifested a million dollars with my mind…sort of”. It seems I might need to be a little more specific. 😉
Anyways, I am not yet convinced (though according to the Intention – Manifestation model this is actually holding me back from successful manifesting), but I am going to keep at it and see what happens. If I have learned anything in life it’s to not assume that things are as they seem and be open to any possibility. I also know that any skill takes time and practice. So, we shall see what happens and if anything unusual starts to happen, I will share it here. Now, I am going to see if I can manifest myself a cup of coffee…I’m feeling pretty confident about this one.