Many people want to know how to manifest money – in fact, it’s problem the most common reason for people expressing an interest in the law of attraction (this is a great website on the subject).

So what you have to understand is that the universe is neutral when you try to manifest anything: it’s not making judgments about your worth, nor is it making judgments about how deserving you are, nor is it assessing what you’ve done and weighing up whether or not it should pay you in kind!

The point is that you’re the one who is in control of manifestation – be it money or anything else. When you manifest money, you’re doing nothing more than you would do if you are trying to manifest any other material good, relationship, person, circumstance or other coincidence in your life.

That is to say, you are simply manifesting in the normal way. And what that means in practice is that you are commanding money to come to you – you’re not begging, and you are not requesting, and you are certainly not pleading with the universe to act in your favor.

In fact, it’s worth pointing out at this juncture that pleading or begging are extremely effective ways to kill the process of manifestation and stop the law of attraction working.

This is because when you are pleading or begging, your whole mental orientation is on lack or loss or deficit, or more specifically, what you haven’t actually got.

This is critical to understanding how manifestation works: you have to be positive, and you have to be confident about the likelihood of your expected objective manifesting in your life. Without those two qualities, you stand almost no chance of manifesting anything.

That said, how would you go about manifesting money, when as is very probable, you’re going to be doing it from a place of neediness, or lack, or perhaps even desperation if you’re needing the money to pay your rent?

The answer is that you have to cultivate different mental attitudes to the ones which have got you into the situation that you’re in a moment. As you may know, Einstein made the observation that one definition of madness is trying to solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Clearly if your consciousness is no higher than lack or deprivation or shortage, then you’re not likely to be able to manifest money successfully until you change it.

Now I hope at this stage that you beginning to see some of the criteria of manifestation may be less obvious than you first thought.

It’s probably true that The Secret misled a great many people into thinking that they could easily manifest anything they required just by sitting in a chair and thinking about it for five minutes a day.

Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. As a manifestation technique this is about as likely to succeed as sticking your head in the sand and hoping that when you bring it out again your desired objective will mysteriously manifest behind you.

Manifestation, and the law of attraction in particular, are driven by energy: which generally means emotional energy since this is what most people offer up to the universe as they manifest, or try to manifest, their deepest desires.

Unfortunately, as we’ve already seen the energy that most people offer up is that of negative vibes such as desperation, hope, neediness, lack, and fear.

One of the peculiarities of the law of attraction, as you will very quickly learn if you read anything about it written by an expert, is that it responds to powerful emotion (which could include negative emotions) but in addition it requires you to have complete belief and faith that what you’re asking for will manifest.

law of attractionSo while the negative emotions that I mentioned above may well be powerful enough to drive the process of manifestation, success is almost always going to be denied to an individual in this position because their belief factor is not 100% solid.

It’s only by having a mental attitude that encompasses both positivity and powerful emotion (gratitude is a good one, and so is joy and fulfillment) that you will be able to manifest anything in life.

So if you are in a situation of lack in desperation, you may well be asking how on earth you can manage to cultivate what seems to be the required mental attitude for successful manifestation of money.

The answer to this is that you have to adopt a mental state that is neither fearful nor desperate, and you have to send out vibes that are positive and confident. One of the best ways of doing this is to adopt a rather childlike position, an attitude of playfulness and excitement, to be exact.

law of attractionNow you may be wondering why this is a good strategy for manifestation. The answer is that childlike openness, encompassing playfulness and excitement, is an attitude where possibilities are endless.

If you think of how a child sees the world, they usually can’t distinguish very clearly between what is fact and what is fiction, what is likely to happen, and what is not, or indeed between what is happening in their imagination, what’s happening in the world at large.

So playfulness and excitement, should not be denigrated in any way, even if they are described as childlike: in fact, they should be adopted as your modus operandi, as an emotional state which can step aside from your fear of lack, and encompass an attitude that may well produce abundance.

In the next post we are going to look at exactly how you might put this into practice, and how such attitude can help you to bring more cash into your life using the Law of Attraction.