From an article on The Motley Phoenix:

Are you familiar with the idea of how to manifest your dreams, but you’re a bit fuzzy on the details? Is it hard to believe that you can actually have anything you could possibly want simply by thinking about it hard enough?

If so, you’re not alone. Manifesting is a very opaque and confusing topic for most people. The people who are good at it most of the time can’t even tell you why. It’s like they just sweat miracles while everyone else is slinging dirt!

So let’s break this down. First I’ll explain the reasons most people fail to manifest what they want and then I’ll explain the core steps to manifesting what you DO WANT… instead of what you DO NOT want.

Because here’s the thing about manifesting – and I’m going to bust two big myths right now:

Manifesting Myths That Hurt More Than Help

Myth #1: You’ve got to focus on manifesting to actually manifest

The truth is you are an expert manifester. You are already manifesting 24/7. The problem is that most people manifest their life by projecting the past rather than creating a new future. So manifesting isn’t something optional you can just decide to dabble in.

This is something you are designed to do and you’re doing it all the time. If your life isn’t the way you want it, you need to look at how you’re manifesting.

Myth #2: Manifesting is basically the Law of Attraction

We hear these two terms used interchangeably and most people teach the Law of Attraction as though it were a system for manifestation. But here’s the thing: a law governs how one specific piece of a system works. It is not the system itself.

The Law of Attraction can help you understand that what you focus on is what you will attract.

This is helpful! But it doesn’t tell the whole story. Because as we’re about to see, the Law of Attraction takes into account ALL of your consciousness – the least of which is your conscious thinking or feeling.

What Manifesting Is & Why It’s Confusing

Manifestation is a process for creating your life — by broadcasting what you want and holding space for it to return to you. We manifest with various levels of our consciousness, primarily our subconscious, conscious thoughts and feelings, and higher consciousness.

Most manifesting guidance out there teaches that the key is to focus on your conscious thoughts and feelings. But did you know that your conscious thoughts and emotions only account for less than 1% of your total consciousness? That means that 99% of your life is being manifested unconsciously.

According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, the subconscious mind operates at 40 million bits of data per second. The conscious mind processes at only 40 bits per second.

Your subconscious mind is trained by deeply embedded programs to record, filter, store and project data. This means that your subconscious is creating your life by projecting your past experiences.

Even if you focus 100% of your conscious thoughts and feelings on manifesting the life of your dreams, 99% of your consciousness is still manifesting a projection of the past.

The key to manifesting the life of your dreams is to practice aligning your consciousness with the things you desire while also getting your subconscious onto the same page. And you do that with the help of your Higher Consciousness.

The secret to manifesting positive experiences you desire (and why manifesting gets confusing for a lot of people) is simply this:

Manifesting the life of your dreams requires using the quantum power of your higher consciousness and the higher frequencies around you to re-train your subconscious to believe a NEW story. This will break the pattern of recreating a painful past so that you can truly create a new future.

And this is so much easier than it sounds once you understand what you’re actually doing when you’re consciously manifesting!

So here’s how it works in five simple steps…

How to Manifest Your Dreams in 5 Simple Steps

How can you practice manifestation every day to shape the life of your dreams?

1. Set an intention to engage your higher consciousness

An intention is formed from your higher consciousness for a higher purpose. It also represents your heart’s deepest desires and yearnings. The key to a powerful, magical intention is to create an Intention Statement that is simple, wide-open and clear.

This is the opposite of setting goals. Goals are super specific, detailed, and with a specific outcome in mind. But goals are created via your conscious ego mind. The power of an intention is that it engages your higher consciousness – and THAT is where you most powerfully manifest from!

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