I truly believe (and have experienced) that you can manifest what you want. I don’t know exactly how it works, because I have never manifested a winning lottery ticket. But, there have been things that fall into my lap in the strangest of ways, seemingly just by me seeking them (saddles, trips, business opportunities, horses, experiences, people). Maybe it’s through being sort of “open to possibilities” instead of meticulous planning (which is inherently CLOSED to possibilities).
I don’t know, but I’ll tell you this… There is a chuck wagon in my near future. There’s a cost associated with it, and I know that. But it’s not a top-dollar cost, and the chuck wagon is a perfect fit for me.
Finding my ideal chuck wagon that is perfectly suited to me is like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why sometimes I think that “manifesting” things works — there is no other way the thing could happen than through external forces.
I think we all experience it from time to time — those serendipitous circumstances that connect seemingly unrelated events or people to arrive at exactly what we’ve always wanted.
I’ve tried to think of how I’ve gone about manifesting things. I think there have always been these steps involved:
- Save up a bit of money. Not the full-price amount of the item, but an amount you can save up. (I wanted a $3000 dollar saddle, but when I saved up $1500 for it, I began step 2.) Squirrel that money away and don’t touch it.
- Make it known. Rather than going out on Craigslist right away and making a bunch of calls, I will just post something on Facebook (or my blog), and talk to friends and make sure that I mention what it is I’m looking for. In this case: a chuck wagon. People love to help friends and by doing this, you’ve just rallied your friends to your cause and they’ll start looking for your “thing” too. (I can’t tell you how many friends have sent me craigslist ads, ebay, etc. of whatever it is I say I’m looking for.)
- Never settle on the first one. No matter how perfect it is, it’s not the one. I don’t know why, it just never is. I think that there must be some sort of “learning curve” we have to go through when we’re conjuring up these things. So, you have to press on past the first “perfect needle in a haystack.” More are on their way. (As an aside, if you do get the first one, commit to it like a Catholic marriage. It’s part of that learning curve, apparently.)
- Relax. It seems like when I’m manifesting something and I make it known what I’m looking for, there’s a flurry of activity and options, and then a lull in the action. That’s always when “the one” surfaces for me. It’s just “easy”. When I started looking for that saddle, I wanted something specific, that would last me a lifetime, that was high quality. I knew the saddle I was looking for had a price tag of $3000 at least. I got a flurry of options when I made it known what I was looking for — all either within my budget but not the quality I wanted, or outside my budget. Then, nothing. You couldn’t find a saddle like I wanted if you were Sherlock Holmes. Then, there it was, under $1500, great quality, and only used twice!
I know, it all sounds like some sort of strange, new-age stuff and maybe it is. On the other hand, maybe it’s just as simple as focusing our minds, sorting through the distractions, and not settling. All I know is, it’s a strange recipe that seems to work for me (except in the forementioned case of lottery tickets), and if nothing else, let it be known I’m looking for a chuckwagon.