How to Make Your Wishes Come True

By Kiva Bottero
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One approach to making your wishes come true is based on a theory called the law of attraction. The law of attraction is a force wherein we attract to ourselves whatever we give our focus, attention or energy to. If you are constantly down on yourself about being out of work, alone and poor, and you believe your thoughts, you will continue to attract more unemployment, loneliness and poverty into your life. Luckily, according to this theory, the reverse is also true. If you focus your mind on achieving your dream job, marrying the person of your desire and being rich, you will attract just that into your life.

Step 1

Visualize the wish that you would like to manifest. Close your eyes and make it tangible in your mind's eye. Clearly see yourself in that new car or working at your dream job. You have to believe that you deserve this wish for it to come true.

Step 2

Put your visualization into words by creating an affirmation such as "I am on a great cruise vacation in the Bahamas." You want to express the affirmation in the present. Do not add the word "will" because that implies the future. The affirmation has to be stated in positive terms. Saying "I am no longer alone" is negative. Saying "I am with the woman of my dreams" is positive. Make your affirmation short and specific because the subconscious mind cannot understand long statements. Repeat your affirmations in the morning, right after you get out of bed, and in the evening, before going to sleep. You can also write your affirmations on sticky notes and place them in visible places to remind yourself to repeat them throughout the day. The more often you repeat your affirmations, the faster your wishes will manifest. Involve your emotions by adding emphasis to your affirmations. Repeating them in a monotone, repetitive way will not work as well. You really have to mean what you say.

Step 3

Meditate or use guided meditation CDs to put your mind into the theta brainwave state (see Resources). Your mind naturally goes into this state when you sleep. While in theta your mind is more relaxed and more open to subliminal programming, so it is best to repeat your affirmations once you have been meditating for a while.

Step 4

Act upon the ideas that come to you when stating your affirmations. Repeating affirmations alone will not manifest your wishes; at some point you have to act.

Step 5

Express gratitude for whatever happens to you during the day. Whether it is walking past a garden of flowers or getting a raise at work -- big or small -- express gratitude often by saying "thank you," smiling or bowing at the object of your gratitude. Start a gratitude journal; in it, write down as many things as you can remember at the end of the day to show gratitude for them. In your gratitude journal, write the letters from A to Z. Express something you are grateful for that starts with the letter A and go all the way to Z as fast as you can write. Practice a random act of kindness every day. Look for ways to express genuine praise to people you are close to (family) or people who serve you (grocery store clerk). As often as possible, thank the universe for providing the food, air and water to sustain your life.

About the Author

As a freelance writer and editor since 2006, Kiva Bottero's work has appeared in magazines such as "Healing Path," "Green Living" and "Synergy." He started Mindful Word online magazine to explore his love of mindfulness and engaged living. Bottero holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Western Ontario and studied magazine publishing at Ryerson University.