With all the focus that Law of Attraction experts place on clearly defining and visualizing your intentions, there’s one thing that’s often easily overlooked: that you may not immediately recognize what you want when it arrives!
Similarly, you may not notice the subtle clues that what you want is on its way. Effective use of the Law of Attraction requires an open-minded sensitivity to signs that the manifestation of your intentions is close at hand.
When you’re close to manifesting what you desire, you may notice that you start seeing it (or things that represent it) just about everywhere you go.
If it’s love you’re looking for, you might notice delightfully happy couples around you, or keep noticing articles about love appearing online or in magazines.
Meanwhile, if you’re trying to manifest a physical object like a particular camera or a musical instrument, you may notice that it’s being advertised on billboards and public transport, or even appearing in all your favorite TV shows!
You’ll also hear more about what you want to manifest when the thing you want is on its way; tune into conversations around you, and you may be surprised by how often they’re about the object of your desires.
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You may manifest many smaller stepping stones before you actually get what you want, but these little victories are all signs that what you want is possible and is indeed on its way. In other words, we don’t always manifest our desires in their full form at first.
So, for example, perhaps you’re looking for love and have noticed you’ve been meeting more decent people lately—while you don’t have a soul mate in your orbit yet, you do have reassuring signs that there really is someone out there for you.
Alternatively, if you’re just getting your business off the ground, you may start encountering more successful businesspeople with advice and success stories that buoy you up. While these aren’t big manifestations, they are exciting in their own right—you can view them as helpful signposts on the road to getting what you want.
Many people who have successfully manifested by using the Law of Attraction are able to say in retrospect that they just knew their intentions were about to come to fruition. Say, for example, that you’re hoping to manifest a new close friend.
Having figured out all the details that you hope will define that new bond, eventually you might just recognize the signs you're about to meet the love of your love —you just know without a doubt that it’s going to happen, and it’s almost as though that friend is already in your life.
When you’re feeling good (or at least better than you were), you’re aligning with the things you want. Essentially, there’s a feedback loop where—the more you align with the things you want, the happier you feel, and happiness sparks further alignment.
So, any time that you reflect on your mental well-being and realize it has improved in the last few weeks or months, you have good reason to believe that what you want is on its way.
Interestingly, however, many people also report that they encountered some of their greatest challenges right before they manifested the things they desired.
Roadblocks (like a difficult job interview, a bad date, or a failure to make as much money as you hoped) can leave you feeling like you might be approaching the Law of Attraction in the wrong way, and lead you to question whether your intentions will ever come to fruition.
Don’t fret—such challenges are often actually signs of forward movement, and can teach you the final few lessons necessary to make the leap to manifestation. If you’re noticing signs all around you that suggest the universe is tuned into your desires, and yet you’re also facing challenges, this is a good time to conduct an inventory of your limiting beliefs as well.
What might be holding you back? Once you address the underlying negative assumptions that may still be lurking, you could be just days or weeks away from getting what you want.
As the above suggests, it’s not always immediately obvious that you’re getting close to manifestation. In fact, some of the major signs might even make you think you’re getting further away at first glance! However, armed with your new awareness of the most common indicators that what you want is on its way, you’ll be much more likely to spot the key signs and use them to your advantage.
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