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Your thoughts become things. How to manifest the life you want to live

12 June, 2021

Where are your thoughts, these days, about your life, your work, your health, your relationships?

Are you thinking positive, hopeful, appreciative, can-do, I’ve-got-these thoughts? Or, have you found yourself stuck in a pattern, or spiral, of negative thinking?

Everything that man has created in this world was first a thought in someone’s head. We think before we do. It seems sometimes we think too much, too long, too little, too big, too small.

What are you currently creating with your thoughts? Look around and see.

What would you really love to manifest in your life? What would you love to see and feel and be?

Rumi said, let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Often, we are so busy doing, we don’t stop to see what we are thinking!

I have used below tool again and again in my own life to manifest things on my Life List. And it works.

Rumi said, what you seek is seeking you.

Clear visualisation

Stop. Pause. Take a deep breath. Relax those shoulders and neck. Look for your inner smile. Choose peace and calm for a moment. And think what you desire to manifest.

Make it a very clear picture in your mind.

A beautiful picture. Maybe, make it a movie. Look at the end result, the outcome. See it. Hear it. Feel it. Feelings are important. What are you feeling when you manifest this vision? It must be a positive, affirmative thought, not a negative, lacking thought. Let it make you smile. You will come back to this vision again and again. You can continue to tweak it, clarify it, embellish it.

Set your intention

You’ve got your desire clear in your mind, in your thoughts.

Now we decide to do it, to create it, to manifest it.

Give yourself permission to have it, to deserve it. We are not going to try to do it, we are going to decide to do it. We don’t need to know how yet. We can be afraid. But, we want it, we desire it, and we decide to go for it.


In order to manifest your desire and intention, you will need to make room for it by eliminating other things, stuff, clutter, drama.

You can do this slowly or at any speed that feels right to you. Do you need to let go of people, organisations you belong to, meetings, clubs, appointments, tasks, activities that no longer serve you or what you intend to manifest?

Sometimes these things are very clear. Our intuition usually tells us what we need to let go of. Other times, they come on gradually as we move towards our intention.

Give yourself permission to let go of what no longer serves you to make space for your desire, to make time for your desire, to make energy for your desire. We say No to these things that no longer serve us.

We often feel relieved, excited, happy to let go of these things that are heavy, dragging us down, deplete our energy, are time wasters, annoy us, frustrate us, make us feel used.

Eliminate as much as you can, want, feels right for you.

Focus on it

What we focus on expands.

Put your attention on your intention.

Think about it daily, several times a day. Perhaps create a vision board to look at. Start a ‘To do list’ about it and look at it regularly. Begin to research it on the web, read a book about it, talk to someone about it, join a club about it.

We focus on it, give it energy, give it juice, get excited about it. Again, in a positive, affirmative way rather than a negative, lacking way.

Make decisions on it

This is your intention with legs.

We are scared to make decisions because we are scared of our own power and magic. We are scared of failure. But it’s okay to be scared! We exercise courage and do it anyway. We have to make decisions, but we can then alter course if they take us off course. Nothing is permanent. Change is the only constant.

Just decide to decide

Know that you will change things, alter course, pause, speed up, and make corrections along the way. As you practice deciding, it all gets easier. Doesn’t everything get easier with practice? You will notice that the practice creates courage, calm, confidence.

Take action, your action, your inspired action.

This is a decision with legs.

This is conscious, positive, creative action rather than busyness actions. These are deliberate, conscious.

Practice taking action

It gets easier. These aren’t based on fear, they are based on your intention, your desire, your inspired decisions. These are inspired actions. Steady. Regular. Habitual.

You will notice that the practice of inspired action creates more courage, calm, confidence.

Create a foundation of support.

Along the way of manifesting our desire and intention, we need support.

We need support when we are afraid, to remind us we are not alone, as an affirmation that we can do it, as accountability to practice staying in action, to teach us to make better decisions, to honor ourselves, and to remind ourselves that we deserve and are worthy of our desire!

Choose to support yourself rather than go it alone.

You can support yourself with a coach, a friend, a teacher, a mentor, a classmate, a group, a mastermind group, a network, a class. If one method doesn’t work, switch to another. But, accept, and look for, support.


Then, just continue the cycle of clarity, visualising, eliminating, focusing, deciding, acting, adjusting course.

Your thoughts become things.

Why not think about, and manifest, what you really want, rather than, what your family wants you to do, what your boss wants you to do, what your friends want you to do, what your environment is causing you to do?

Practice putting your thoughts on the things you intend to manifest, the way you want to live your life, the person you want to be.

Rumi said, As you walk out on the way, the way appears.

But, the magic is in YOU.

Your thoughts become things.