The What, Why, and How of Manifestation

Recently during a meeting with some friends, I became intrigued by a conversation that was taking place at the far end of the table.

Three friends of mine were discussing the Law of Attraction, or LOA, as they referred to it.

One friend, who is a happy-go-lucky girl, is quite a strong manifesto.

The other two friends are ambitious and high-achieving guys who believe that results come from hard work, not luck or some “Woowoo Universal Power”.

Toni, the powerful manifesto, was ecstatic about the latest gift from the Universe recently. Toni had wanted to buy a small car, but she didn’t know where to start.

Toni was too busy to take a driving test, so she narrowed her search down to 5 different vehicles. Toni explained how she did not have time to research her 5 due to work commitments.

One day, out of nowhere, Toni received a copy of Motor Trend in the mail.

She has never subscribed to one, but her partner, with whom she lives, subscribes to a film magazine.

Both were confused because they had never, in the 8 years they had subscribed to the film magazine, never had a Motor magazine delivered to their place.

Toni couldn’t explain why or how it happened, but all she said was,

“The Universe gave me this magazine. When I checked the magazine of the vehicle I was thinking of buying, the reviews were terrible.

The editors gave this car a low score saying it was a glorified generic car with a flashy brand, and advised readers to look elsewhere. So I decided against my first choice, and now I can look at other options in the magazine.”

Toni was smiling as she said this.

For her, it doesn’t matter how or why she got the magazine. To Toni, the Universe was giving her all the information she was after, helping her make better choices.

When her friends dismissed it by labeling it a coincidence, she was not amused.

She didn’t care what they thought because deep down, she knew this was synchronicity, and deep down, she knew this wouldn’t be her last synchronicity either.

These “coincidences” it happened to her many times.

Toni knows when you have faith in the Universe, it conspires to provide you with what you want and need.

Intrigued and wanting to know more, I asked her her secret. Toni smiled and said,

“I don’t know. Maybe because I never put an expectation on the Universe. Sometimes I ask for something, but I don’t set a deadline.”

“Because if I were to put a deadline on something and not think it through, I would become frustrated, angry, and bitter. And I know those feelings don’t go hand in hand with abundance!”

She was right! Those are the feelings that block abundance.

When I probed about what else she does, she said this.

“Every night, I follow this gratitude routine. I thank the Universe for something. And it goes in this format – What, Why, and How?”

“So in this example, I thanked the Universe for giving me Motor Trend magazine.”

“Then I talk about why I was grateful for it. I said that I was grateful because I didn’t have time to research but that the magazine helped me, and saved me a lot of time and effort.”

“Finally, I wonder how I can contribute to make the world a little better than I found it today. I sleep on that question, and then maybe the next day or two, something triggers, and I know what I need to do.”

She smiled, drank her wine, and shrugged off as if nothing. But she knew.

She knew that she and the Universe existed as one.

And I don’t know about you, but her gratitude routine sounded like a damn good formula.

Next time you feel stuck with your manifestation practice, why not try Toni’s Why and How manifestation formula.

If you have other tips that have worked for you, we’d love to hear about them too.