The list. I consider this one of the most important factors in my life and manifestation. I write a list for EVERYTHING that I'd like to call into my life. And without fail, when I'm ready, I receive exactly what I've asked for. From partners, lovers, jobs, cars, homes, and even this journal - there is always a list. And every single bullet point is always met. You'd be astonished of how many people and clients that I've spoken with recently that are wanting to attract a new ___________ (fill in the blank), but haven't written a specific list of what they'd like. This, to me, is like hopping flight to Europe with zero directions, and a lot of room open for the wrong destination.
Hippie reasoning aside - manifesting, the universe, the vortex (all of which I live by) - a list, even for the nonbeliever, can simply help one to get incredibly specific about EXACTLY what they'd like to call forth. And without specificity, it's incredibly hard to figure out what you do not want, and insuring that you accept nothing less than what you want. Because it is in that specificity, after a few false offers, and some good turndowns, will exactly what you'd like appear.
Case in point, let's take a relationship. Any relationships I've had within the past seven years have been a very specific and mindful pursuit. My list consisted of their: job, interests, family, culture, second language, artistic abilities, loyalty, and so much more - even down to hair length, color, and eyes. And anytime someone would approach me that didn't 100% fit this list, I'd decline. Within a matter of weeks the person would walk into my life, and the rest would be history.
Three important components play into The List
GET SPECIFIC | writing down every important detail with exact specificity. From example before: family that is incredibly loving, bohemian, and from another culture. We get on swimmingly. Get specific.
COMMIT | know in that moment that you are 100% going to receive exactly what you are seeking. Because you have to. And it is your birthright to be happy and prosperous, so coming form that energetic place you absolutely have to receive it. In fact, it's impossible not to receive it. Unless of course you don't believe you are worth what you are asking for. If this is the case, then you need to do a little more self-worth work until you fully and concretely know that you deserve and will receive exactly what you are seeking. Then let it go and live in the moment, because it is on its way.
ONLY THAT | and this is the last, exciting part. It may seem like the gambling, scary part. But it truly is the MOST exciting part! Let me explain. If you are TRULY ready for what you are seeking, it will simply show up in your life. If you waiver a bit, tests will show up sometimes once, twice, three times until you honestly learn your lesson and are then truly ready. From example before: a partner walks into my life that seems to have most items on the list. However, he has a dreadful family and a few other things fall short. Nope! but...but...Nope! The end. Even if this thing/person/job/home seems VERY similar to what you've asked for, if you accept this, you are not ready to truly receive your deepest desire - which again, is your birthright! BUT if you do turn this down (and here comes the exciting part), you are proving that you are strong, deserving, and in concrete belief that you won't settle for second best.
Even if The List seems a little too much like making a wish or gambling, give it a try with something you desire in your life. Start small with subjects that you can truly and concretely believe you deserve. Maybe its a groovy chair you've been wanting? Make a list. Accept nothing less, and watch that chair appear out of nowhere in your life. It gets very fun. The more you live by this, the less resistant your life becomes until one day you wake up and realize that your life can shape into absolutely anything your want and desire. Then you start living in the ease of downstream and in true divinity.