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Manifesting Explanations I've Studied


Between the ages of eight and eighteen, every time I wanted to manifest something I followed the two simple rules the Rosicrucians taught me: (figure out what you want and let the Universe figure out how to deliver it to you).  Sometime in my early 20's, I learned about the Law of Attraction.  It sounded almost exactly what I'd learned about from the Rosicrucians.  It didn't even occur to me that it might be something different.  In my early 30's, I learned about subjective reality.  That was the first time I realized that there were other explanations out there for why we're able to manifest things.  I found the concept to be fascinating because it explained how manifesting is possible without it also meaning that children attract child abuse and the Jewish people attracted the Nazi Holocaust.  It wasn't too long after learning about Subjective Reality that I began my quest to figure out how to manifest life changing results.  That's when the flood gates opened, and I began running into a variety of different explanations about what manifesting is and why it occurs.


Interestingly, out of all the different manifesting explanations I found, the one that gave me the greatest surprise was by the famous Law of Attraction teachers Abraham Hicks.  In a seminar in San Francisco in 2008, Abraham said to an asker, "We want to play with you a little bit.  You said, 'So when we ask Source, Source answers.'  And we've been using those words.  But we want to take that thought a little further by saying:  YOU ARE THE SOURCE THAT YOU'RE ASKING."  I heard them say the same thing when I was on a Abraham cruise to Mexico.  Why is this so surprising?  If we are the Source we are asking, there is no Law of Attraction, only consciousness interacting with itself.  After hearing Abraham state this twice, I now understand why they say that they teach at many different levels in order to meet people where they are.  This makes a lot of sense to me.  I had a hard enough time accepting that manifesting might be real in the beginning.  If the first thing I'd heard was, "You are the Source you're asking" I would have dismissed the concept outright.


The reason I invested so much time into studying all the different manifesting explanations is because I wanted to figure out how to manifest better results.  Every different manifestation explanation came with its own world-view and exercises for creating results.  While I learned something from each, none of them alone gave me the answer I was looking for.  However, when I looked at them all together, that's when all those years of study paid off in spades.  The thing caused me to look at all of them at once was I was trying to figure out how they were all able to help their followers to manifest results.  If you compare Wiccan magick to Christian prayer, the two are radically different.  Yet you find Wiccans casting successful spells, just as much as you find Christians having their prayers answered.  Finally, I realized that the reason all the different manifestation explanations and their corresponding exercises work is because they all help their followers to get into alignment with their desires (sometimes). 

Alignment occurs when a person's thoughts, feelings, words and actions are all focused on what s/he wants.  Alignment is what causes desires to manifest!  After realizing this, I knew what I had to do.  I went back over all the different manifesting explanations and looked at how each helped its followers to get into alignment.  Slowly but surely I figured out why each caused alignment to happen sometimes, but not all the time.  I took what I learned and created my manifesting checklist. 

The reason my manifesting checklist makes it possible for you to manifest guaranteed results is because once you're done answering all the questions on it, your thoughts, feelings, words and actions-- will all be in alignment with what you want.  Your desire then manifests.  To get a free copy of my manifesting checklist click here.

Below are the different manifesting explanations I’ve studied.  I decided the best way to categorize them is by how they teach that manifesting results occur.  Enjoy…



What is the Law of Attraction?

According to the famous Law of Attraction teacher Abraham Hicks, "The Law of Attraction is the most powerful Law in the Universe.  It is the basis of everything that comes into your experience."

How does it work?

Abraham explains that everything you experience is attracted to you because the Law of Attraction is responding to the thoughts that you are offering.

Why does it work?
The Law of Attraction is a universal law, like gravity.  It's always working, all the time.  To learn more click here.




What is Deliberate Selection?
It's the idea that we select the things we experience in life because of the thoughts we think.

How does it work?
You think thoughts and that experience and/or experiences like that show up in your reality.

Why does it work?
Time is an illusion and so is everything before your eyes.  The past, present, future have all already happened.  Everything that ever could happen has already happened.  You select what you want to experience by what you focus on.





What is Deliberate Deciding?
Elan is probably the best known teacher of this manifesting explanation, (although Elan simply calls it deciding).  It's the idea that we decide what we experience by the thoughts we think.

How does it work?
According to the, since the Present is the result of the Present, not the result of the Past, in each NOW moment each of us "decides" exactly Who and What we are, and thereby instantly IS that.  Elan teaches that most people take the long route to getting results.  They do things like exercise for three months to increase their strength.  After three months has passed they notice they are indeed stronger.  He teaches that is because in the present moment they are NOW deciding that they are stronger.  If the person had simply decided to be stronger NOW, then that is what would occur, as long as the person trusted the decision and acted accordingly.  To learn more click here.

Why does it work?

According to the, the Infinite Consciousness that each of us really is "creates" us to be "whatever way" we decide in that "NOW" moment that we actually are."




What is Deliberate Receiving?

Bashar is the best known teacher of this manifesting explanation (although Bashar simply calls it receiving).  It's the idea that we receive what we experience based on the thoughts we think.

How does it work?

According to the, what we believe and totally "trust to be so," sets up the alignment from which we receive that particular "version" of reality.

Why does it work?

According to the, a radio does not have to create the program it wishes to hear.  It merely needs to receive an already-existing program. And it makes itself an effective receiver by matching frequencies, synchronizing frequencies - creating a similarity of vibrations - with the program it wishes to receive.  Likewise, you don't have to create the reality you desire, because it already exists - among the infinite probable realities all simultaneously co-existing.  All you have to do is make yourself an effective "antenna," so that by similarity of vibrations, you can receive that reality. And this makes it physiologically "real" for you.  To learn more click here.





What is Subjective Reality?
Steve Pavlina is best known teacher of this manifesting explanation.  According to Steve Pavlina, "Subjective Reality is a belief system in which (1) there is only one consciousness, (2) you are that singular consciousness, and (3) everything and everyone in your reality is a projection of your thoughts."

How and why does it work?
According to Steve, "In subjective reality there’s only one consciousness, and it’s yours.  Consequently, there’s only one source of intentions in your universe — YOU.  While you may observe lots of walking, talking bodies in your reality, they all exist inside your consciousness.  You know this is how your dreams work, but you haven’t yet realized your waking reality is just another type of dream.  It only seems solid because you believe (intend) it is.  Since none of the other characters you encounter are conscious in a way that’s separate from you, nobody else can have intentions.  The only intentions are yours.  You’re the only thinker in this universe.  It’s important to correctly define the YOU in subjective reality.  YOU are not your physical body.  This is not the egoic you at all.  I’m not suggesting you’re a conscious body walking around in a world full of unconscious automatons.  That would be a total misunderstanding of subjective reality.  The correct viewpoint is that you’re the single consciousness in which this entire reality takes place."  To learn more click here.

What is Lucid Living?
Tim Freke is the best known teacher of this manifesting explanation.

It's the idea that you are dreaming everything you are experiencing.

How and why does it work?
People subscribing to this school of thought believe that the world is a dream.  And you are the dreamer who is dreaming the dream.  In order to experience the dream, you dreamed an avatar within the dream, which is how you experience life (to move around in a dream you need a body).  In order to enjoy the dream, you intentionally forgot that you are dreaming the whole thing (otherwise challenges wouldn't be real).  To make changes in the dream you think thoughts of what you want, and your dream adjusts.  To learn more click here.

What is the Moses Code?
James Twyman is the creator of this manifesting explanation.  According to James, "Thirty-five hundred years ago, God gave Moses a gift that changed the future of humanity. Some of the most incredible miracles in history came from applying a simple code, activating the power of the creative force of God in the world. This ancient technology has largely been lost or ignored since then."

How and why does it work?
People who believe in this school of thought believe that the secret to manifesting miracles in your life is looking around at everything and saying, “I Am That, I Am.”  The reason this works is it makes you realize that you are already all powerful, that it’s only your ego that is telling you otherwise.  You don’t have to ask anyone or anything for what you want.  You simply have to give it to yourself.  By repeating, “I am that, I am” over and over you realize that you are the creator of your experience.  To learn more click here

What is Magick?
The famous magick teacher Aleister Crowley defined magick as, "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will."

How and why does it work?
There are a lot of different people who practice magick.  So there are a lot of different answers to this question.  Personally, I liked Rose Ariadne's explanation the best: "Magick is a way to engage the power of your mind, spirit, soul, and subconscious.  When you do it correctly, not only does it invoke the power of positive thinking in your mind... but it creates a subconscious drive to achieve what you want.  Yes...there are mystical forces at work in the universe that can help the spell get the result you want... but even more powerful is what happens inside of you. To do cast a successful spell requires just 5 things."  To learn what those 5 things are click here.

Some of the other well known teachers of magick are Raymond Buckland, Christopher Penczak and Rev Don Lewis-Highcorrell.

What is Alchemy?

When most people hear the word alchemy, they think about medieval chemists that they learned about in school who were trying to turn lead into gold.  What few realize is that alchemy is also an ancient spiritual science, and one of three disciplines that make up the Hermetic tradition.

How does the alchemical spiritual science work?
The goal is to transmute leaden consciousness into golden consciousness.  You do this by forging the Philosopher's Stone.  To learn more click here.




What is Science of the Mind/Religious Science?
Ernest Holmes is the best known teacher of this manifesting explanation.
Many modern scientists have concluded that the universe and everything in it is made up of energy.  Religious Science is the belief that energy is God so you are one with God.

How does it work?
State what you want as already done and so shall it be.  To learn more, click here





What is the Law Of Consciousness?
Neville Goddard is one of the best known teachers of this manifesting explanation.  According to Neville, "THE world, and all within it, is man’s conditioned consciousness objectified.  Consciousness is the cause as well as the substance of the entire world.  So it is to consciousness that we must turn if we would discover the secret of creation.  Knowledge of the Law of Consciousness and the method of operating this law will enable you to accomplish all you desire in life."

How does it work?
People who subscribe to this school of thought believe that if you feel, how you’ll feel, when you have your desired manifestation, that doing this will cause the desire to manifest.  Or as Neville would say it, "By this law – first conceiving an idea and then impressing the idea conceived on the subconscious – all things evolve out of consciousness; and without this sequence, there is not anything made that is made."  To learn more click here.




What is Cosmic Ordering?
Barbel Mohr is the best know teacher of this manifesting explanation.  It's the idea that you can use the power of the cosmos to bring you whatever you want.

How does Cosmic Ordering work?
You write down a wish list of the things you want and wait for them to manifest in your reality.

Why does it work?
Michele Knight who teaches Cosmic Ordering says, "It does not matter how or why Cosmic Ordering works, you have nothing to lose by giving it a go."




What is Ho'oponopono?
One of the best known teachers of this manifesting explanation is Joe Vitale.  Ho'oponopono is a belief that the way to change the reality you are experiencing is to change yourself.

How does it work?
You take total responsibility for everything going on in the world before your eyes.  If you see something that you don’t like, you take 100% responsibility for creating it and say, “I love you.  I’m sorry.  Please forgive me.  Thank you.”  The point is to mentally cleanse yourself continuously until you get to a state of zero, where you have no limits according to Joe Vitale.  If you’re experiencing something you don’t want, it’s not an external problem it’s an internal one.

Why does it work?
There is no "out there."  Everything before your eyes is a dream that you are dreaming.  Ho'oponopono works because you take 100% responsibility for the dream that you've created.  To learn more,           click here.





Who are the Rosicrucians?
The Rosicrucians are a community of Seekers who study and practice the metaphysical laws governing the universe.

How do Rosicrucians cause their desires to manifest?
Rosicrucians study the metaphysical laws and apply them so that they can manifest the lives they desire.  Christian Bernard is a well known teacher within this work.  To learn more click here.


What is the Kabbalah?
Karen Berg is a well known Kabbalah teacher.  According to her and her husband's website, "Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life work."

How can the Kabbalah help you manifest your desires?

Kabbalists believe a divine revelation happened thousands of years ago.  The revelation reveals a set of Universal laws and principles.  If you live according to them, your desires will manifest.  To learn more, click here.





What is Mind Power?
John Kehoe is a well known teacher of this manifesting explanation.  Mind Power is the idea that your beliefs are determining what you do or do not experience in life.

How and why does it work?
John believes that if you change your beliefs you'll change your reality.  He points out that a lot of people say, "I'll believe it when I see it" but the way things actually work is: "Believe it first and then you'll see it."  The way you change your beliefs is by fixing your old beliefs, create new ones and then take action.  To learn more click here.

What is Subconscious Mind Power?    
Joseph Murphy was one of the best known teachers of this manifesting explanation.  Subconscious Mind Power is the belief that your subconscious mind can do anything you ask it to.

How does it work? 
All you have to do is flood your mind with the images, thoughts, and feelings of what you want and your subconscious will go to work and make it happen. 

Why does it work?
According to some, your subconscious mind turns your thoughts into vibrations and those vibrations attract the things that you want.  According to, the key to this working is your subconscious programming must be in alignment with what you desire.  If it's not, your subconscious will not be in vibration, which in turn causes you to not get what you want.  To learn more click here.

What is the Power Of Positive Thinking?
Norman Vincent Peale is the best known teacher of this manifesting explanation (although it's highly unlikely Norman would have called it that, he'd have called it prayer power).  Positive thinking is the belief that positive thoughts breed positive results.

How and why does it work?
If you think negative thoughts, you'll have a negative outlook on life and interpret things that happen negatively.  If you think positive thoughts you'll have a positive experience of life.  Norman Vincent Peale is famous for saying, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” To learn more click here.





What is Quantum Jumping?
Bill Goldman is the creator of this manifesting explanation.  According to Bill, "Quantum Jumping is an advanced visualization technique where you visualize yourself jumping into alternate universes, and communicating with alternate versions of yourself."

How and why does it work?
A physicist named Alan Guth came up with a parallel universes theory:
The idea is there are infinite versions of you in parallel universes out there.  Anything you want to do, one of your other selves has already done it and can tell you how to do it (or at least tell you what the next step to doing it is).  By doing a quantum jump, you can connect with a version of in a parallel universe, who has already done what you want to do.  So you can find out what to do next.  To learn more click here.





What is Reality Transurfing?
Vadim Zeland is the creator of this manifesting explanation.  According to Vadim there are an infinite number of possible realities.  Each observer experiences different versions of reality based on his/her beliefs.

How does it work?
You train yourself to pay attention to your inner comfort.  (Feeling inner comfort is how you know you’re on the right track to following your soul’s desires).  Follow this inner comfort, and watch as your desires you’ve always wanted manifest.  In simple terms, this is going with the flow of life, what feels good, so you get to experience all the things you’ve always wanted.  To learn more click here.





What is Consciousness Engineering?
Vishen Lakhiani is the creator of this concept.  He explains that you’re born somewhere on earth.  You grow up and become an adult.  You live your life.  It appears as if you’re the one making the decisions about how you dress, who you marry, where you work, what you do for a living and where you vacation etc.  Consciousness Engineering teaches you how to step back and observe the web of illusions you previously called your life.  You see how the things you learned-- from your parents, your church, your school and the people you grew up with have influenced your decision making process, to the point where it’s questionable if you are actually making any decisions at all.

How does it work?
You’ll learn about the five major influencing factors that have shaped so much of your life without you even being aware of it.  You learn how to step back, look at your decisions, identify the beliefs that caused you to make these decisions, and then decide if those beliefs serve you any longer.  Finally, you learn how to create a new set of beliefs that among other things can assist you in manifesting the life you desire.

Why does it work?
Consciousness Engineering shows you all the Bullshit Rules (aka Brules) that have been running your life.  Examples of Brules are you need to be married to be happy, you have to get a good 9-to-5 job with a big company to have a secure future, two weeks of vacation each year is the way life is as an adult, and on and on and on.  Once you see that you’ve accepted all these things to be true, when in fact they are just thoughts other people told you to be true, you can begin consciously engineering a life that you actually want to live, based on what is important to you. 
To learn more click here.




What is Prayer?
Jesus and Mohammad are the best known teachers of this manifesting explanation.  Prayer is a solemn request for help made by believers to a higher power.

How does it work?
Christians and Muslims believe that they can pray for assistance and then a higher power determines if that assistance is to be given or not.  To learn more click here



Additional Manifesting Explanations That I Haven’t Felt Called To Investigate


When I figured out that every single manifesting explanation is simply teaching different methods and processes for creating alignment, I stopped researching them.  I realized that -- if alignment is the reason all desires manifest, then, I needed to spend my time on looking for a guaranteed way to get into alignment.  Slowly but surely my manifesting checklist developed.  My manifesting checklist makes guaranteed manifesting results possible because answering the questions cause you to get into alignment with your desire. 

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