What is it with manifesting money? Why is that it, and manifesting a lover the most sought after solutions with the Law of Attraction? Perhaps it’s because they are the two things most people believe will make them truly happy.
I’ve written a few articles about our desire to have more money in our lives. There’s nothing wrong with wanting it, although I do think there are some misconceptions about it. Sure, if someone is in financial difficulty, having a windfall will make a big difference. There’s a big difference though, between making a difference and the route to happiness.
Money can bring joy and it can equally bring sorrow. In most cases it isn’t the cash which causes either of these situations and feelings, it’s what lies behind them. It’s no good trying to use the law of attraction for money if you don’t have an aligned mindset and beliefs.
Manifesting Money Techniques
Before you start practising any techniques you should make sure your beliefs about money are positive and that you deserve to have it. If you have any money blocks, you’ll find manifesting money almost impossible until they are removed.
Spend some time working out what you truly believe about money. Do you feel it’s good or bad? You might be surprised and the answer you get to this. Fact is, that money itself is neither good nor bad. It’s how you perceive it that makes all the difference.
It’s very important to understand that the true value of money is only relative to how it’s perceived. A person stuck in the desert with nowhere to spend cash will see it as worthless, however much they may have with them. Neither good nor bad, valuable or valueless, work from there when you consider the manifesting money techniques.
The following techniques are merely exercises to help you get into the right mindset of believing and accepting you are worthy of receiving money. No matter which of them you try, and for how long, you’re unlikely to see results without first believing they can help and then taking some action to make it happen.
This is an often-misunderstood technique. People sometimes think that all they need to do is create a picture in their mind of what they want, and it will appear. The reality is that it’s an exercise to train your subconscious to attract money by changing its perception of it.
Sit in a quiet place where you won’t be distracted and allow yourself to relax. Create a picture in your mind of money coming to you. How does it make you feel? If that feeling isn’t good, such as you don’t deserve it, or you can’t believe it can be a reality, then this may be the problem.
There’s no point trying to visualise money coming to you if you don’t believe you’ll get it. The underlying problem might be that you undervalue yourself, so you should work on overcoming that first.
Assuming you’re past that, decide on how much money you want to manifest. Be realistic because we live in the real world! Let your mind see that amount of cash going into your bank account. Make yourself feel the feeling of how good of how good it feels to have it in your account.
It’s important that you train your mind to have that feeling as if it’s happening right now and not at some point in the future. Enjoy the good feelings it gives you. Do this everyday for at least 5 minutes if you can for as long as it takes.
What you’re doing with the repetition is to impress on your subconscious that the money is already yours and you feel good about it. When you’ve finished the exercise, let the thoughts go. This is important because you’ll naturally begin to think about the fact that you don’t have the cash yet.
Concentrating on what you don’t have will put you into a mindset of “lack” and that’s where your focus will go. By “knowing” the cash is yours will help you to be in the right frame of mind to go out and take the right kind of actions which will get you what you want.
2. The Wallet Method
This is a well-known method taught by Abraham Hicks. I’m not entirely sure about it myself but can see the logic behind it and that it can help change your mindset. The idea is to get yourself to believe you have enough cash in your pocket to buy what you want.
It works by first putting quite a lot of money into your wallet or purse and leave it there. You then carry it around with you for a few weeks, knowing you have it to spend if you want to. As you go through your day, if you come across something you would like to buy, you know the cash is in your pocket to do so.
You then, make an imaginary purchase. See yourself in your mind buying it and feeling good about it. Keep doing this, making imaginary purchases. You still have the same amount in your wallet or purse, so each time you see something you like, you can still afford to purchase it in your mind. It won’t be too long before you’ve “spent” thousands!
In many ways, it’s similar to visualising in that you’re creating a reality in your conscious mind which feeds into the subconscious. As you know, the subconscious mind accepts anything you tell it, whether it’s fact or not. Continually sending the same message to it will eventually become a belief.
The interesting twist with the wallet method is that you’re not actually manifesting money. Instead, you’re creating a wealth or abundance mindset by using physical cash to reinforce it. Because your wallet is always full, you send a message to your subconscious that you have plenty of money.
This method gets you into the habit of feeling abundant, knowing that money will be there when you need it. As you begin to think in this way, thoughts of lacking cash sink into the background.
Your new way of thinking will change the way you act, which in turn, will alter your circumstances. In other words, you begin to think and act in a way that will attract the same back to you.
I always think of these as phrases you blast at your subconscious mind over and over again until it gives in out of diminishing resistance. It’s almost as if you’re brainwashing yourself. In some ways you are, but in a good way.
An affirmation should be short, easy to remember sentence, have a rhythm to it and, in the same way as a visualisation, be about having the money rather than not having it or wanting it. It should be about the benefits you get from receiving cash, rather than trying to overcome the problems you have from not having enough of it.
An example of a helpful affirmation might be, “I am grateful for the constant flow of cash into my bank account.” Of course, your conscious mind knows that there isn’t much flowing in at the moment. What you’re doing is sending to your subconscious the positive feeling the affirmation gives off.
Constant repetition for at least 5 minutes every day will, after a time, imprint into the subconscious and become a belief of reality. Remember, the subconscious mind doesn’t judge, it has no bias, it just accepts what it is told. The repetition of the affirmation helps to compound it and make it real – just like brainwashing!
Be careful not to choose an affirmation that works against what you want. An example of this might be, “I’m done with not earning enough money, I am seeking to earn more.” The subconscious will pick up on the “not earning enough money” and internalise that.
This will cause a conflict with what you want and what you believe. Affirmations should be used to help change your beliefs, so they align with what you want.
Constantly repeating them daily will imprint them into your subconscious mind, so make sure they are the right type. A good thing about affirmations is that you can do them while you’re doing other things. It’s not important that you’re alone, you can do them while you’re on the go!
This is my favourite method, probably because it’s the easiest! Because it’s easy, it’s best to use it with one of the other techniques as a support. Using it by itself can be extremely helpful and can give good insights but is more about observation than action.
As the name of this technique suggests, it’s all about thinking. It might sound strange, but it’s a good exercise to get a focus on why you might need more cash, how you got to this point and what you can do about it.
Again, if you can, set aside at least 5 minutes every day to sit comfortably and begin to think about the situation surrounding where you’re at right now. You should keep the thoughts positive, but you also need to be honest with yourself.
When you want to manifest money, contemplating is best to be about your situation now and how you’re going to change it, rather than about a something you’ve created for an affirmation or visualisation. It’s more about understanding what’s going on so you can come up with an affirmation or visualisation that will work for you.
Contemplating is a way to communicate with your subconscious and you do this by both thinking and listening to your thoughts. I know it sounds a bit weird, but it isn’t, it helps you to understand yourself better.
It’s a technique to cause your mind to focus and hold that focus. You know that when you think about something, after a while your mind begins to drift. By forcing yourself to hold a focus on one thing, you’re training your mind to allow you delve deeper into a topic. It take practice and a bit of time to do this.
If, for example, you want to buy a new car, you might create a picture of it in your mind to visualise yourself driving around in it. You might also come up with an affirmation that puts you in the frame of mind of already owning it. With contemplation, you think deeply about the car – why you want it, what model, what colour, in fact anything connected to the car and the money to pay for it. Those thoughts can help in forming the visualisations and affirmations.
Once your mind gets used to focusing on one thing at a time, you’ll find all kinds of related thoughts come to you. I find these thoughts come in the third person – “you” rather than “I” as if it’s my subconscious talking to me. Try it!
5. Tackle the Little Voice in Your Head
We all have one. It’s such a nuisance with its: you’re not good enough, you can’t do that, you’ll regret it, why on earth do you think you can achieve that, it’ll all go wrong. You know the kind of thing, that annoying little voice that sits right next to your ear, whispering into it.
These thoughts are there to protect you believe it or not. Unfortunately, their good intentions often cause you to keep everything as it is. Your subconscious stores the information it needs to protect you and it comes into your conscious mind. It is then reinforced back into the subconscious.
The cause is our fight or flight response, which evolved from primitive man as part of our survival mechanism. The way to overcome it holding you back is to catch these thoughts when they first start and change them in your conscious mind.
Be grateful for them because, after all, they are there to protect you. If you don’t change them in their early stage, they will get stronger and you don’t want that to happen. The more you work at this, the easier it will get. You’ll come to recognise them for what they are and gradually they’ll lose their control over you.
If you want to apply for a new job which pays you a bigger salary, that little voice might say, “Do you think you have enough experience to go for this job, there’s probably others better qualified than you, going for it too. Why put yourself through the stress and humiliation of not being successful? Your current job is good, why take the risk?”
Before you even ponder on that statement, you should replace it with thoughts that you have good experience and are gaining more all of the time. This will be a natural next step and you have as much chance as anyone else of being successful.
You get the idea, you’re taking control of your thoughts and in the process, building your self-confidence. When you do this, you’ll take the right kind of actions which will put you where you need to be to earn more money. Your thoughts encourage you to take the actions, and it’s you that makes it happen.
Manifesting Money is Possible
Spending time practising these techniques will go a long way to helping you to get your hands on more cash. It’s important to understand that it won’t happen magically. I firmly believe that the Law of Attraction is a process which helps to alter your beliefs, gives you confidence to change and makes you make it happen. It’s not the law doing it, it’s you.
Using affirmations and visualisations together is a powerful way to make change. The pictures and thoughts in your mind from them combined will create good feelings. They are feelings of how you’ll feel when you get the money, but you’re feeling it now.
You’ll be amazed when you realise the feelings you’re feeling now will have a big impact on what you do and how you act. That’s what causes things to change – the actions you take!
One other thing is very important, and that is to be grateful for what you have. If you think long and hard, you’ll find much to be grateful for. As more comes to you, be grateful for it. Gratitude is a highly positive force (vibration) that puts you into a receiving mode.
It helps to open your mind to the prospect of receiving something, and in this case, it’s manifesting money. If it’s a small amount at first – be grateful. You’re better off than you were, even if it’s by a tiny amount. Every little bit helps, watch it grow!