This is a common question I get asked by readers and clients: how long is it going to take to get what I want?
My own personal experiences have proven that things can come to fruition at what seems like the speed of light.
Like the morning I playfully visualized receiving a thousand dollars of fun money, and within a couple of hours was gifted $500 cash for Christmas.
On the other hand, I’ve had manifestations that took time – weeks, even months, – because there was a waiting period, a gestation if you will, during which all the elements required for the fulfilment of my desire were being brought together.
It’s easy to dismiss this waiting period and assume that things are not happening, when in fact all the right resources, people, and opportunities are lining up behind the scenes to deliver your heart’s desires.
Some manifestations on the other hand have taken years and I can honestly say that was because I hadn’t yet created the internal alignment with my goal. I was full of doubt and second guessing myself and my ability to create what I wanted. But the minute I shifted my mindset, the Universe responded. FAST!
A case in point: I spent years trying unsuccessfully to attract a better job, until in sheer exhaustion I stopped looking and instead started applying prosperity principles. Then out of the blue, I was headhunted for my dream job – within weeks!
So if you've been trying to manifest something new for yourself and it hasn't showed up yet, what can you do to speed up its manifestation?
What I’ve learned from my own experiences as well as working with many others is that the time to physical manifestation depends on several factors:
1. Decide it's happening
The dominant factor in manifesting anything is our belief that it can happen. Whether it’s a vacation in the tropics or selling your artwork – first up you have to know that it’s possible for you to have this. But don't stop there; go a step further and make a firm decision that it’s happening.
You have to stake your claim on your good and give your whole energy to the idea of its fulfilment, no matter what the outer appearances, circumstances and opinions of others. ("Good" meaning success, money, jobs, clients, health, happiness, relationships, anything you desire). Making that decision and standing by your choice will strengthen your belief and make you receptive to your good.
And if you are worried that you are being selfish for wanting your desire, don’t! The villagers aren’t going to come after you with pitchforks; the whole Universe thrives on your success and prosperity! But you are the only one that can give yourself permission to have it.
2. Accept it as a Done Deal
Once you’ve decided on what you want to manifest and experience, your job is to teach your consciousness to accept it as an existing reality in the present moment; to accept it as a done deal in the here and now! This is the quickest way to compress time and speed up the manifestation of your goal.
In the example of my dream job, I held a vision of myself in my desired job. I saw myself being wooded by prospective employers. I saw myself enjoying the company of my new colleagues. I saw myself adding value to my new clients and receiving fabulous feedback for my contribution. My thoughts and feelings became completely filled with the vision of my prayer answered, until I was a full match to it; in my mind I already had that job. All I had to do was hold onto the vision of my wish fulfilled and make peace with the perfect timing of its outer manifestation – which as it turned out was a short wait!
Whatever you can do to create that internal alignment with your goal – visualisation, acting as if, scripting, affirmations, etc. – until it takes on the tones of reality. And you’ll know when you get to that stage because you'll feel confident and relaxed about it. There won't be any impatience. You won't be asking me "how soon" or "how fast" because you’ll be living it in your mental state. Your frame of mind will be one of joyful anticipation.
3. Prepare and Expect to Receive
You’ve asked for what you want and you meant it. You are filling your mind with thoughts of your desire fulfilled. Now you have to step out in faith and prepare for its arrival. The act of preparing for what you have asked for is a strong signal to the Universe that you believe in it and are ready for it.
That's what happens when you expect something to happen, right? You prepare for it:
- If you are in the process of manifesting a healing practice you may feel prompted to create space for a consultation room in your home in readiness for your clients, who are on the way if you hold the faith.
- If you are manifesting a new job you may feel inspired to do mock up interviews – before you even hand in any job applications. Or you may even want to clear out your desk and old emails in readiness for your departure.
I'm not prescribing these specific actions, just giving examples - you'll know what actions to take. And if you are not sure, ask for guidance and follow the intuitive nudge from within. You’ll know you are on the right track if it feels good when you take that action, whatever it is.
Don’t be afraid if you are called to do nothing. Sometimes that’s the way the cookie crumbles: no action is required on your part. If you are taking action in an effort to force things to happen, that’s going to hold the party up because it’s reinforcing that you “don’t have it yet.”
So to allow for speedy manifestations, bring these elements into play:
You have to ask for what you want and mean it.
The more you believe and expect it to happen, the faster it manifests.
The more your attention and actions are directed towards 'having' it, the stronger your faith and expectation of receiving it.
Change really can happen in the twinkling of an eye.
Here's to wishing you speedy and perfectly timed manifestations.
* Loago Madigele is a Law of Attraction coach based in Melbourne, Australia with a background in financial investing (former Certified Financial Analyst, Senior Equity Analyst) who uses Theta Healing in conjunction with Law of Attraction to give clients a unique perspective in creating their dream job and succeed in their careers.. She is the creator of the Manifest Your Dream Job program and The Magic Manifesting Journal.