by Tiffany Toombs
Manifestation. It’s the latest buzzword in the personal development world. It’s the seemingly magical talent that some possess to have every wish materialize in front of them, leaving those “without” this talent scratching their heads in awe. The good news is, manifestation is not like Maybelline – “maybe she’s born with it…” rather it is something that can be learned. And the process of manifesting anything and everything you want becomes a whole lot easier when you understand the science of how the mind works.
After studying manifestation in-depth, practicing various techniques, failing a lot and learning how to quickly and powerfully manifest everything I’ve wanted, I’ve found that there are 7 simple steps that allow people to manifest their needs and desires easily.
- Be specific
Within our unconscious mind is the Reticular Activating System (RAS). Think of your RAS as the most high-powered GPS in the entire world. Whatever we program into the RAS is what it will seek out – using the path of least resistance.
When one is not specific with their goals it is like programming the state or city you want to travel to into your GPS without a specific street address – you’ll get to the vicinity of where you want to go, without actually getting to the specific destination.
- Time it right
For visualizations to work effectively, we need to influence the unconscious mind. There are two times each day when our unconscious mind is most susceptible to suggestion: the first 20 minutes after we first wake up, and the last 20 minutes before we fall asleep. During these times of day, melatonin levels in the brain are still high, causing our conscious mind (the gatekeeper) to be distracted by drowsiness. This leaves the unconscious mind open our suggestions from the visualization or vision board without being critical of what is “possible” or “realistic” from the conscious mind.
- Put yourself in the picture
Our unconscious minds don’t know the difference between what’s true and what’s not. If we perform our visualizations by looking through our own eyes the unconscious mind is tricked into believing that we have already achieved that goal.
Instead, picture yourself in the third person. For example, when visualizing yourself getting your dream car see yourself in third person by riding shotgun, and when you look over at the driver you would see yourself driving the car.
- Focus on what you want
Most people, when discussing their goals, tend to talk about what they don’t want (ie. “I don’t want debt”). To make sense of this sentence the RAS has to get a picture of debt. Whatever picture the RAS holds is what it seeks more of. Instead, be clear in your language and focus on what you do want (ie. “I want $10 million dollars in my bank account)!
- Look up
Our unconscious mind is most suggestible in the alpha brain wave state (the state we achieve during meditation). We can achieve alpha brain wave state simply by looking up at a 70 degree angle. To find this angle, stand an arms-length away from a wall. Run your index finger straight up the wall, stopping when the tip of the finger is barely touching the wall. This is approximately 70 degrees from eye level. If you use a vision board, put your vision board up at this height.
If you’re prefer to close your eyes and visualize your future, look up towards the third eye region (the spot between your eye brows) to move yourself into alpha brain wave state.
- Become the person who has that goal
Michael Jordan didn’t wait until he was the best basketball player in the NBA (and the world) to start acting and training like he was the best. Instead, it was when he was cut from his high school basketball team that he started acting and training like the best – shooting 100 free throws in a row every night before he went to sleep.
You need to start being the person who has the thing you’re manifesting. This doesn’t mean run out and buy an expensive handbag to be the person who has wealth. Think deeper than that. What are the behaviours, actions and routines of the person who has what you want? What kinds of thoughts and emotions do they regularly experience? How would that person respond to setbacks?
Start implementing these behaviours, routines and thought patterns into your life and become the person who has your goal. This will bring you the opportunities to manifest your goal much faster.
- Remind yourself daily
Life is busy. When you consider that you’re bombarded with 4,000 ads alone every day that want your attention, not to mention the people in your life, emails, phone calls and social media notifications, there is a lot of distractions to cause anyone to forget their goals.
Here are some tips to keep your goals in front of you daily:
- Put your goals or vision board on a wall you look at daily (at the end of your bed, on your bathroom mirror, etc)
- Create a digital vision board and make it the background on your phone and computer screen
- Set reminders or notifications in your phone or calendar for each action step
You may know Tiffany Toombs as the international speaker and leading expert on rewiring the unconscious mind for success and tapping into your personal potential. For over 20 years, Tiffany has educated and transformed the lives of thousands of people across the world. She is the author of Stop Being A Selfish B*tch – A Comprehensive Guide To Living Your Best Life Through Radical Self Love, a top-rated self-help book.
Tiffany’s clients and course participants experience undeniable results – showcasing over and over again that our unconscious mind can be our most powerful asset – when we truly understand how to make it work for us.
With this mission in mind, Tiffany has created a range of programs and products to help people around the world tap into their unconscious potential and create a positive ripple effect through their individual communities.