The dusting of snow around the lawn this morning jogs my memory of a time last January when meteorologists were forecasting a large snowstorm for the following day. Similar to this year, there hadn't yet been any school cancellations and, oh, how my sons were wishing to get a snow day! My older son, who had been almost fourteen, had heard when you wear pajamas thoroughly you'll get a snow day. He came downstairs appropriate with pockets flapping and also the skiers on his flannel pajamas will no longer visible-they were facing inside. At 6:15 a.m. the next morning, peering to the pre-dawn darkness, we saw no snow on the ground and only a few flakes falling. Seeing my son's crestfallen face, I suggested that we turn on the TV news to find the latest update. The weatherman was still being calling for around 12 inches of snow in our area, beginning in the morning and lasting a lot of the day. There were plenty of school closings scrolling on the bottom from the screen. We watched, holding our breath, until they finally reached our town and that we saw, "Closed." If only I'd had a camera handy to capture the style on my son's face as he exclaimed, "It worked! There exists a snow day!" - Manifestation Miracle
Just after this we watched the video "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" which explains the "magical" power of thought and in terms of quantum physics. This coming year we've all watched "The Secret" which demystifies the Law of Attraction. Although I am learning about and discussing manifestation as well as the Law of Attraction for years, he's in the age where he rolls his eyes and in all likelihood thinks, "What the bleep does she know!?" when I bring up such topics. However, having his ski team coach show "The Secret" throughout a recent practice was enough to seize his attention. Between all of these experiences, I think my son has started to grasp that we really do create our own reality.
Just in case manifestation piques your interest also, here's a basic outline of procedures in the process:
1. DESIRE The method often begins with dissatisfaction, an observation of something that's less than ideal, and clarity by what it is that you do want and the reason why you want it. This desire turns into a request. (From a spiritual perspective, you may think of it as putting in an order with the Universe, making a prayer of petition, or calling upon your angels and guides for help.)
2. THOUGHT If the desire is motivated by lack or fear, you need to reframe it into a positive thought, since our thoughts about is what we bring about. In my son's case, a primary want "for school to become closed tomorrow" focuses on school and is better reframed as "I desire a snow day" focusing on snow. In addition, you must believe in the potential for what you want coming true. You must expect miracles before they could happen. One technique at this stage is to create a mental picture of one's desired outcome.
3. FEELING As powerful as affirmations are, thoughts alone may not be enough to make your dreams be realized. Combine your thoughts with positive feelings, however, and also you you'll put the Law of Attraction to work for you. Let yourself steep in the feelings of euphoria, excitement, or peace that you will have when you get what you desire. The larger vibration created by the vitality of these feelings becomes a powerful magnet, pulling what you want your way.
4. RECEIVING This final stage is approximately being open to however, not forcing an outcome. It's also not a passive process-you don't wish to watch opportunities pass by you. Instead, you want to take appropriate action and keep to the doors that open for you. - Manifestation Miracle