Here is an exercise to help you to get clear on what you really want to manifest in your life.

You might have worked with ‘top 10’ lists in the past. In the exercise, instead of your top 10 things you want, make a list of at least 101 things you would like to manifest. Get a notebook and write down the numbers 1 – 101, leaving a space next to each number to write down the thing you want to manifest.

Why 101? Because often the first 10 or 20 of the things we want — or what we think we want — are driven by our ego-minds. They may not be what our soul truly needs. When you make a list of lots 100 things you would like to manifest, the ego-mind fades into the background as it begins to run out of things it desires. Then the [tag]higher self[/tag] begins to emerge and the deeper soul desires are revealed. Many people find they begin to cast their net of desires wider, wanting things for other people, even people they don’t know. It is an interesting thing that begins to happen.

Now I am not saying there is anything wrong with wanting things for yourself. I will be needing a new vehicle next year and there is a certain car that keeps appearing to me. I would like something fuel efficient — probably a Hybrid.  But here is the thing: Without taking time to really get clear on my soul desires I could manifest that car — but still feel unfulfilled, or I could try to manifest that car without being successful — and be dissatisfied.

When I do the “101 things” exercise I see that there are some potential conflicts. I have desires stronger than owning a new car. For example I have a desire to walk near the ocean front every day, but the only way to conveniently get there is to drive — and I don’t like to drive everyday. I want to walk most places I need to go, so living outside of the city near the ocean isn’t what I want either. Finding a place to live in the city within walking distance of the ocean and services is in alliance with what my soul really desires.

Putting my energy into manifesting that goal would bring inner simplicity to my life, since even with a fuel efficient car I’d still have to drive to get to the ocean. So I would probably not get to the ocean every day. There would also be inner simplicity in being free of expensive car payments and a long term commitment.

These are the types of decisions you might find yourself weighing when you get down to manifesting. When you are really clear about what you want, going about attracting it is much easier. On the other hand, if you find your ability to manifest isn’t working very well, it is probably because there is an inner conflict that you haven’t identified or addressed. Try the “101 things” exercise to learn more about what you really desire.

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