The Universe is always waiting to deliver your dream - it never has a day off, and if you're struggling to manifest it's because you aren't consistent on a daily basis. You have to start by becoming conscious of all thoughts, words and feelings - and then become strict about how you apply them, or accept them.
After downloading 'positive' Law of Attraction recordings, I had to stop listening when I heard a number of statements along the lines of "Don't do this, Don't do that." They defeated their own purpose.
There are so many quotes which want to make a strong statement, but they have the opposite effect because they use negatives. Instead of: "There is nothing I can't achieve" - change to: "I can achieve absolutely anything!" Notice how different that makes you feel.
When you catch a positive thought, write it down and see how you've phrased it. Could you alter the words to send a clear message? You have to focus on what you really want to be able to place an exact intention that the Universe understands.
When you muddy the waters with conflicting thoughts it's not surprising when your dream doesn't come to life, or parts of your desire do - but they don't look like you expected.
Previously, I'd held a nebulous dream of living abroad, and it might happen in the future, but it wasn't practical here and now. I was getting in the way of real possibilities by allowing myself to spend time looking at foreign properties.
After I'd found buyers for my house, and I had to get serious about finding my new home quickly, I focused my intention only on having a sea view. I didn't let doubts and concerns about how few properties there were get in the way.
I didn't care about having the latest bathroom and kitchen - I'd replaced them in three previous homes - all I cared about was the sea view.
Before, when I was looking, I'd resigned myself to thinking I'd have to be grateful if I had a glimpse of the sea after climbing up three flights of stairs to the attic.
As soon as I stopped my 'making do' and 'settling' thoughts, and filled my mind with photos of the sea that lifted my spirits, and experienced the sense of joy they brought me - things changed rapidly.
I narrowed my search down to a couple of flats, and knew they had the view I wanted. But, because my intention had been so intense, without any doubts, my absolute focus and attention manifested more than I could have ever dreamed of.
Once I stopped all distractions, and knew I had to find somewhere within two months in order to secure my sale - my new flat came on the market, and the day after I made contact my offer was accepted. I'd only met obstructive estate agents before, and I was dealing with extremely challenging solicitors on both sides who were dragging the sale out, so it was a complete miracle that I was moved in 6 weeks.
Even though it needs updating, which I can take my time over (and I love designing rooms!), my new home has far more than I'd thought possible. Not only was it a flat instead of a house with too many rooms and stairs, (much less to maintain after 20 years of headaches!) it had a lift, which is rare in the old buildings here, and also a small balcony which I hadn't seen in a year of searching.
I'd stood looking out on my old garden torn between being practical, and knowing I'd miss growing herbs and roses, as well as watching the changing seasons of my other plants. I let that feeling go, remembered my priority, and I began to focus solely on the sea view that would make all the renovations and upheaval of moving worthwhile.
Now I am rewarded with space to have pots of herbs and a rose, plus there are well kept gardens below that I can enjoy. Being able to open doors and go outside to listen to the waves, instead of watching the sea view through a window, is heaven. Finding I live in a peaceful area, I feel so grateful every single day.
Make your intention clear, keep your attention focused, feel the excitement of your new reality, and the Universe will deliver more than you imagined possible. Don't limit yourself with doubts and fears - you can manifest anything you dream of.
"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request and everything your heart desires must come to you."
~ Shakti Gawain
"The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention."
~ Wayne Dyer
"Choose your intention carefully and then practice holding your consciousness to it, so it becomes the guiding light in your life."
~ Roger Delano Hinkins
"If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story."
~ Esther Hicks