Whether you’re working the law of attraction, striving to achieve your dreams and goals, or just trying to get through the day, knowing what intentions are and how to set them is the most powerful tool you have. Intentions are a relatively simple act that have an immense effect on your life. They are the starting off point of co-creating your life and one of the most important techniques for using the Law of Attraction. Learning how to set intentions and use the power within are the first step in creating the life you want and achieving your desires.
This is the fifth post in the Powerful Intentions series that covers advanced manifestation techniques. Here we will go over some powerful techniques that will ensure your intentions stay powerful and manifest quickly. Be sure to read the entire series to get the most out of your intentions so you can manifest and co-create an amazing life.
- What are Intentions and Why You Need to Be Using Them
- When to Set Intentions
- How to Create Powerful Intentions
- How to Set Successful Intentions
- How to Manifest Intentions (this post)
What are Intentions
Intentions are a powerful way to use the law of attraction to bring into your life anything you want or need. From the little everyday things (like finding a parking spot) to big life-changing events, intentions will get you where you want to go.
This post contains advanced techniques for manifesting your intentions. If you are new to learning the law of attraction or setting intentions, be sure to go back and read through this series. As it is intended to give you all the information you need to know about manifesting your intentions. Including what they are, why they are a powerful force in your life, when to use them, how to create them, and how to set them.
The information in this post will assume you have already read the previous articles and have experience creating intentions within your subconscious and have begun setting intentions. This post will take that all a step further, giving more power to your intentions, and helping you create a life that is in alignment with the life you want.
You have created your intentions and set them using powerful statements, now it is time to make sure you continue down the path of manifesting those intentions.
To begin with, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Know Your Power to Create
First, be sure to understand and know your power to create. You are not simply a product of creation; you are not just a being created and placed on earth to live out your life. You are a co-creator.
We are all connected to each other and connected to source energy. As such we are extremely powerful co-creators. We are part of the creative process and your intentions are supported by and connected to the collective. This is not something to be taken lightly. You are extremely powerful and have the ability to manifest anything you think about.
Learn more about Your Power to Create
Your Intention is Already Manifesting
Intentions are already manifesting before you even state them. The universe, the creator, source energy has already begun to provide what you desire before you utter a single word.
Setting an intention is primarily for your own benefit. It helps to solidify what you want and keep you focused on your desires.
However, your heart’s desire is the most powerful tool you have for attracting anything. If you are setting your intentions with purpose, your desire has already been heard and begun manifesting before you even figured out how to put it into words.
Keep It Simple
Manifesting your intentions is a simple process. Many times, people fail to see their intentions manifest because they are trying too hard. So keep the entire process of working the law of attraction simple and basic.
Remember, the law of attraction is meant to be. It is a universal law that enables us to create what we need and desire to take us further along our life path.
So when we try too hard, the effort comes across as resistance and results in creating blocks. Stopping our intentions from manifesting.
To put in a lot of effort and hard work yells to the universe that you don’t have what you need and that your desires are difficult to obtain. So the secret to manifesting is to keep it simple and easy. Create your intentions, send it out to the ethers, and then let the universe do its part. Simple as that.
Read about the Hard Work Myth.
How to Manifest Your Intentions
Keeping in mind that you are an extremely powerful creator and your intentions have already begun to manifest, here are a few ways to make sure you are not getting in your own way.
Most of the time when intentions fail to manifest it is because we are creating our own blocks, either by negative thinking or doubt. The following techniques will help you stay on track and manifest your intentions quickly and easily.
1. Have Faith
I know you hear this a lot, but that is because it is so very important. Faith is believing, or rather knowing, without any proof or evidence. When you set an intention the best way to ensure it will manifest is to have steadfast faith that the universe is going to provide. Faith that what you desire can and will come into being.
What is the opposite of faith? Doubt. Yet doubt is what most of us have learned over the years to do. Especially when it comes to creating something out of nothing. And a lot of the time, that is what we are expecting to happen when we set intentions.
Expecting our desires to manifest regardless of what appears to currently be in reality. So is it any wonder so many of us struggle with faith?
Remember back in the first post, What Are Intentions and Why You Need to Be Using Them, we went over how your life is like a tilled, ready to sew garden and intentions are the seeds you plant?
When growing a plant either in your home or in your garden do you sit there and ponder and doubt when and if it will grow? Probably not.
You realize that with the right care and environment it will grow and thrive. If you were to constantly sit and watch the plant grow you would see no progress and you may begin to doubt that the plant can grow. It would drive you crazy.
So instead you water, prune, fertilize, and make sure it has the right amount of sun and then go about life as usual. You have faith, without any certain proof or evidence, that the plant will grow.
That is what you want to do with your intentions. Plant the seeds in your life’s garden, provide a healthy environment of gratitude and positive thinking and then let it grow.
2. Never Give Up
If you really care about your intention, do not ever give up on it. No matter how long it seems to be taking or how little progress appears to be happening. Keep going and keep believing.
The moment we are currently experiencing is a result of what we were thinking in the past.
If you used to struggle with negative thinking or doubt has been challenging you, it will delay and slow your progress – but it does not stop it.
Stay positive and keep going because what you are thinking now will manifest in your future. The more positive you are, the faster your desires will manifest.
As far as your life’s garden and the seeds of intention goes; just because you can’t see the new growth does not mean something is not happening just below the surface.
If you give up and stop tending the garden, the seed will wither and rot below the surface. So give your intentions the chance they need to grow and thrive.
3. Make Friends with the Universe
Technically the universe is not a sentient being. It doesn’t necessarily think, nor does it have feelings. It is the universe.
However, that doesn’t stop many people from feeling the universe is working against them. If you are someone who has had similar feelings now is the time to change that.
With the right frame of mind and understanding, the universe is your friend. It is your partner. To change your way of thinking from one that is working against the universe to one that is working with the universe – you can manifest anything.
This goes for your relationship with God as well. Many of us have had negative experiences with religion, church, or our relationship with God. Now is the time to search your heart and make peace with your spiritual nature.
You will manifest much faster if you are working with the universe and your spirituality rather than against it.
4. Aim to Create Change Within You
The process of manifesting is so much more than putting in a request for what you want. It is a process that starts with your inner self.
You will attract what is going on within you, so in order to attract new and different things into your life, the change must start inside you.
You don’t want to set an intention and continue life as before that will completely defeat your purpose. Instead, you need to change your point of attraction, your patterns and beliefs, and your overall energy.
Setting and manifesting an intention is the easy part. The real work lies within – making sure you are energetically and spiritually in alignment with what you want to attract.
5. Live Accordingly
You need to work on creating change both within you and around you – right now – that is in alignment with what you want. How do you want to feel? What do you want to do? What do you want to have? Live as if it has already happened. Feel as though it is already in your life.
For example, let’s say my goal in life is to be happy. All the intentions I set are consistent with what I need or want to ultimately feel happy.
The next step is to figure out how my life will be when I am happy. Based on past experiences of being happy and of seeing other people who are happy I can create an image in my mind of what it will be like to be happy.
Even if I am not there yet, I can imagine it.
The next step is to live according to that image I created of being happy. I must live that life now. Live as though I already have it, or as if it is about to happen.
Perhaps being able to afford the things I need/want is one aspect of being happy for me.
So instead of not buying that expensive, but healthy cereal because I can’t afford it, I go ahead and throw it in my cart. Since that is what I would do if I were already happy and could afford it, that is what I need to do now.
If I need a new car to be happy, I may not be able to run out and buy one as soon as I set my intentions, but I can make sure my old car is cleaned out and ready to trade in. Because that is what I need to do to prepare for the car that I am about to get.
Such ways of living send out the energy that you have your intention. Or in this case, you can afford to buy things. The energy you are sending out is what you will attract to you. So act, think, and feel as if you’re life is already there.
6. Stay Positive
If things don’t go right, stay positive. Is it really that big of a deal if things don’t go perfectly? Are you making a big deal out of this because you think it means you lack control to make your life better? Are you falling back into old negative self-defeating patterns?
Identify what is causing you to stray from your path and deal with that rather than succumbing to negativity.
Talk yourself out of doubt, bad moods, and negativity. Focus on what you do have and what you have accomplished.
Read about how Gratitude is Our Greatest Tool.
Every moment is an opportunity to learn from the situation you are in. Identify blocks you have so you can release them and figure out what is standing in your way. These are all invaluable lessons for your future.
Remember your past thoughts are what create your present. Even if things seem to not be working out, keep in mind what you want going forward.
What do you want to experience next? Good feelings or bad? To manifest your intentions or accept defeat? Make yourself feel what you want.
7. Let Go of Anything That Stands in Your Way
Be sure to identify and let go of blocks. Past events, negative thoughts, and subconscious thoughts and feelings that do not serve your purpose need to be let go of.
You don’t want to allow past beliefs to stand your way of manifesting. The past has shaped you into the person you are today, but it does not define or limit the person you are today.
It is honestly easier for most of us to think about the past and how life has been for us until this point. We’ve been there, we understand it, it makes sense. But to imagine a new future or a new way of being, thinking, feeling and acting is much harder. Even scary at times.
The ego will want to cling to the familiar, to hold you back. In order to do so, it will infiltrate your thoughts and feelings, giving you a false sense of comfort for the old and the familiar.
But this way is not conducive to change or to manifesting anything other than what you have already known.
So, open your mind and your heart to the possibilities.
8. Take Action
Listen to your intuition and take action when you are called to do so. Manifesting intentions is an active process that works through you.
Remember, you and the universe are partners in co-creating your life. The universe will provide opportunities, ideas, impulses, and whatever is necessary to manifest your intention. Don’t let these opportunities slip by you.
Be sure to take some time every day to be active toward accomplishing your dreams and goals. Even if it’s only for five minutes you will be putting out the energy that it is important.
9. Don’t Want It… Too Much
Do not be attached to the outcome. This may be the key to manifesting fast and effective intentions. Or manifesting them at all. Let go of the need for it to happen.
Expect it to happen, revisit and reset the intention often, visualize it and affirm it – but don’t want it.
I know what you’re thinking. How on earth am I supposed to not want my own desire?!? I get that. This one is a challenge for me too, but I know from experience, it is necessary. And it works very well.
As soon as you do not need it, it will come. As soon as you stop wanting it, it will happen. Need and want are feelings of lack. Therefore, feelings of needing or wanting your desire sends a signal of lack into the universe. The complete opposite of what you want to do.
This is related to living accordingly. If you’re already living like your intention has manifested the want and need for it is no longer there. Right?
Simply expect it to happen and act as if it already has. Expectation sends the signal of having and that is what you are aiming to attract.
So set your intention and go forward as if you don’t need it and you really do not care if your intention occurs.
Basically, you need to be indifferent. Heck yeah, it would be nice if it happens, of course, it is what you want… but if it doesn’t happen… it really doesn’t matter.
10. Allow Yourself to Receive
You must allow yourself to receive. Take an inventory of yourself, your beliefs, the ideas you have about yourself and address any that may create blocks to your being open to receiving.
If you have a voice in your head that says you are not worthy, you are incapable, or any other negative thought that blocks good things from coming into your life. Figure out where it is coming from and release it.
From this day forward you are a new person who is worthy of having health, love, abundance, and prosperity.
11. Live for Yourself
Finally, don’t worry about what others think. Sometimes a concern for judgment is coming from our own false beliefs and fears. Sometimes it is because the people around us are doubtful and negative.
Regardless of the reason, you really do not need to concern yourself with the opinions of others. If people are negative, put you down, and are unsupportive of you and your beliefs separate yourself from them.
Live for yourself and according to your own needs and life purpose. In the end, you will prove your ability to any doubters anyway.
Here ends the series Powerful Intention. With this knowledge, skills, and techniques for using, creating, setting, and manifesting intentions the universe, no doubt, will respond and assist you in becoming the best version of yourself.
Some of these skills and techniques take a bit of practice. So keep going and working to create the life you want. Start by manifesting and using these techniques for small and simple things. Before you know it, you will get the hang of it.
Thank you for reading. I will continue to write more about the law of attraction, how to manifest, and how to create a life in alignment with your desires so please keep coming back. Or sign up for my mailing list below to get updates about when I publish new posts.
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Continued reading for changing your thoughts and working the law of attraction
- Success and Hard Work May Not Have the Connection You Think
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- How to be Happy When You’re Not
- Feel Good On Demand with These Brain Hacks
- Gratitude: Our Greatest Tool
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