Manifestation in Twelve (Sort Of Complex) Steps!

Via Lasara Allen
on Mar 24, 2010
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Hope this isn’t too new agey for you ele-fans!

Manifesting is not always easy. Here are some tips that will help you through the days where it would be way too easy to give up hope. Manifestation is not a mystery; it’s a kind of technology or tool that one must learn to harness, and sometimes it just takes some work.

1. Desire + action = manifestation. Desire alone does not alter the case of a river. The universe does not usually move the course of the river on its own…it takes a bit of helpful trenching to create a new route. Trickle, then a gush, then a torrent.

Without action, manifestation will almost never follow. Manifestation requires work on your part.

Looking for the perfect job? Work on manifesting that job through all the tools of manifestation that you can acquire; prayer, visualization, mantras, dream boards, collage. AND, interview for every single job opening that looks like it might be the real deal!

Sometimes that perfect job (or relationship, or pile of money, or car) will just fall into your lap by pure magic. Usually you have to do your part to show the universe you’re committed enough to actually do or have the manifestation you are requesting.

2. Be specific in your request, but not TOO specific.

3. You need to know that your request can be fulfilled from any source – anywhere and any time.

4. You must have no reservations about what you ask for. This includes any feelings of lack of worthiness.

5. The delivery of your desires or requests must not be dependent in any way on any one person’s actions or responses.

6. If a block comes up to the manifestation, you need to reconsider the request. Don’t let doubt enter in, just use it as a recheck on your request. If doubt nags, perhaps it’s a message that you need to reconsider your desire or goal. Perhaps it’s a message that you’re heading in the wrong direction.

7. Know that NEED puts distance between you and your desired outcome. So reframe: instead of “I need a new car,” say, “It’s time for me to have (or manifest, or find, or whatever verb works for you) my perfect vehicle. Safe, reliable, and easy on the pocket,” or whatever your list is that creates “perfect” for you.

8. Have faith. Doubt on its own offers the opposite of the desired outcome. Like Lot looking over his shoulder when he doubted a divine promise and seeing his wife turn to a pillar of salt, your lack of trust erodes your own footing on your path toward your ideal end-point.

9. Remember that worrying is like praying for something you don’t want. I’m not sure who said that first, but it rings true. In other words, “We get what we expect, not what we desire.” – Chris Howard, a true modern day master.

10. Be aware that prayer helps, and practice it with passion. Pray to whomever works for you, but I personally have found Jesus to be particularly and peculiarly generous on the money count. 🙂 And in many other matters.

11. Let small miracles bolster your faith and commitment.

12. Practice gratitude for all your outcomes achieved. Every single one. Large, small, easy, challenging, make a prayer of gratitude each time the universe delivers on your request


About Lasara Allen

Lasara is wife to her true love, and mother to two amazing young women. She’s also a best-selling author, an educator, and an activist. Lasara’s first book, the bestselling Sexy Witch (nonfiction, Llewellyn Worldwide), was published in 2005 under the name LaSara FireFox. As of 3/6/2012, after a coaching sabbatical, Lasara has openings for three three-week, individual, personally tailored coaching and mentoring programs. She also has slots in a cohort-model group coaching program available for a limited amount of time. Lasara is available for one-session commitments as well. Make whatever commitment feels best for you. Lasara offers individual coaching on topics such as; * Mental and Physical Health and Wellness - accepting your diagnosis (or that of a loved one) - learning to live with awareness of strengths and vulnerabilities - Learning to live gracefully within your spectrum of the possible * Mindful Relationships - self as primary partner - loving partnerships, friendships and connections - marriages - parenting - family * Spiritual Contemplation and Alignment - Entering into and committing to your spiritual inquiry - Learning to listen to listen for and hear the divine in your life - Inquiring into the role that faith may play in informing your path - The role of meditation, contemplation, and prayer in your practice For more information and endorsements, visit:


4 Responses to “Manifestation in Twelve (Sort Of Complex) Steps!”

  1. I think, therefore I am not. I am not the thinker, I am what I am. No need to try to manifest. It will all come out in due time.

  2. Lasára says:

    Organically Green: Thank you!

    There is no trying to manifest – there is only manifesting. We do it all the time. Good or bad, we manifest moment to moment.

  3. Hi, Lasara. I enjoyed your thoughtful article.

    Nothing is too new-agey or not too new-agey for me. I try to evaluate everything on how much sense it makes to me, not the language or labels.

    That said, manifesting sounds like a new term for ordinary common sense to me. Whoever thought that achievement was NOT the result of "desire + action"? Who are you trying to convince? Each of your recommendations could be translated back into what achievement teachers have always taught, going all the way back to Ben Franklin, if not before.

    The only big problem I see with new age achievement philosophies is when imagining, believe and prayer get decoupled from thinking and action. That's when I've seen people misled and hurt by it. As long as imagining, believing and prayer lead to more productive action, whether from intuition or analysis (left brain or right brain), all three can be highly effective. They cause you to think and act in bolder and more effective ways.

    Thanks for writing about this.

    Bob Weisenberg

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