The Manifesting Strategy I’m Banking On

June 18, 2016 | 25 Comments »

Manifesting Strategy: Love and AppreciationOne of my favorite manifesting successes to tell about is one that happened accidentally.

I certainly never intended for change to happen.

In fact, I just wanted things to stay the same forever …

It started in 1992 when I bought a house that I loved so much I knew without a doubt that I would never leave it.

The first moment I walked into it with the realtor I was filled with an overwhelming sense of coming home. Of being right where I belonged.

It was absolutely perfect. I loved the trees and the rose bushes; I loved the red bricks with the black shutters; I loved the porches and the steps; I loved the light from all the windows; I loved the french doors; I loved the hardwood floors. I loved the neighbors and the location. I loved how easy it was to maintain. I even loved what it cost.

I could fill a book with all the different ways I loved that house.

In fact, I actively loved that property every day. It was just such a dream come true I couldn’t help it.

Think about the vibrational consequences of that …

Year after year of loving that house beyond compare. Knowing I was right where I wanted to be most and that it couldn’t get any better than this.

Imagine being Universe receiving that vibrational instruction, where it hears from me over and over again how much I love where I live.

You can guess what happened, right?

It eventually gave me an even better place to live.

Despite the fact that I didn’t even want one, and that I didn’t even think was possible.

(In fact, I held on to that house just so that I could go back after I’d played out this other hand I was dealt.)

The only reason I was willing to move was because my beau at the time was insistent on living together in a place of our own. My guidance was a yes for it, which surprised me, but off I went to buy a house with my love interest. Because I know not to ignore guidance.

And that house turned out to be even better than my last one!

The house I thought couldn’t be improved on! It got even better!

That might sound like a no-brainer to you. But to me – who’d been living in my absolutely perfect house for years knowing it couldn’t be topped – it was a surprise.

And it shouldn’t have been.

Because we know that like attracts like and that Universe returns whatever vibration we put out. I was sending, “It doesn’t get any better than this” and Universe delivered “better than this.”

So the love I felt for my first place turned out to be a powerful (if inadvertent) manifesting strategy for making even bigger dreams come true.

Dreams I didn’t even consciously entertain.

These days, though, I’m doing it consciously.

I’m using this same love strategy in service of new dreams, loving everything up. Finding ways to appreciate what is even more than I already do.

The thing about love, though, is that if you’re flowing it just to make things change – that’s not real love.

Real love is without agenda.

It’s not pretending to love it just so it’ll get better. That routine is not what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about genuine love and appreciation. Which when we go there, we’re a winner no matter what. Even if it’s ‘just’ that our heart fills with good vibes, and nothing else changes, we’re still better off.

I do wonder how my love life would have unfolded if I were as good at appreciating boyfriends as I was at loving that house.

And how fun to think about what might be in store for my physical self as I get better at loving up this body!

Does it kind of make you want to love up your money a little better than you have been, perhaps?

Some of my clients are hesitant to drop resistance and find something to like about their situation that they want to change so much. They’re nervous that if they stop disliking it, if they find a way to appreciate it, Universe will think they got what they wanted and they’ll be stuck with it forever.

It’s the opposite, I tell them! Their resistance is what keeps it in place!

That’s when I tell my house story, to show just how magic appreciation can be.

And that’s the manifesting strategy I’ve noticed I’m employing above all others this year: loving everything up – without needing it to be any different.

This time I won’t be surprised when “even better” arrives.

PS – for those of you who enjoy audio, you can hear this story on the latest podcast episode.

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25 Responses to “ The Manifesting Strategy I’m Banking On ”

  1. Sandi/LV says:

    Great reminders to love the moment your in…

  2. Wow, I never experienced anything like that myself, but I often think to myself what’s the outcome of repeatedly saying “it doesn’t get better than this”. Well, thanks for answering my question 🙂

  3. Eva says:

    Great post as usual. But would love some advices. My probs is everytime anything good happens & my life runs smoothly wonderful, a this-is-too-good-to-be-true thought appears. It’s like I know it won’t last & something bad will happen to ruin my life again.
    Instead of saying “it doesn’t get any better than this” I would say “it’s not supposed to be this good”.
    I want to change this. I want to change me & my thoughts.

  4. Amina says:

    I LOVE this post… Honestly, I don’t know how it gets better than this. I love how loving life (loving what is??) Is the key to so much more goodness. Thanks for this! Loving it!

  5. Katy says:

    Love this story Jeannette! I have to admit I’m very sporadic in my ‘adoration’ for my everyday stuff…and this story is a perfect reminder of how I can incorporate it every day! 🙂

    • Jeannette says:

      There are some topics where that’s what I’m rolling almost all the time (the animals I live with, for example, and the beautiful nature I’m surrounded by), but there are other topics where appreciation is not the dominant vibe of the day. lol

      My most recent challenge was loving up my physical body (after a couple Body Love courses in GVU I got much better at that). Next up: boyfriends. That vibe is all over the place for me, it seems!

      • Mj says:

        Jeanette, thank you for a thought provoking and vibration-changing post. I would love for you to share your thoughts and insights on the topics you mentioned in replies to two other readers: worthiness (receiving skills) and boyfriends! 🙂

  6. Dana says:

    I love, love, love this!!! Lovin’ things, people, places and situations up—feels sooooo good in my now moment!!!! ????????????????

  7. Margareth says:

    Beautiful Jeanette…this post just made me realise that the exact house story has just happened to me????
    I’ve loved my gorgeous little house so much and look at me now…my boyfriend and i are moving into an absolutely amazing house we’ve bought together. Even though it was difficult for me to sell my cute little house, i’m over the moon with excitement for this one.
    I keep wanting to cuddle the doors and window ledges…thats how much i love it already
    So thanks for the reminder of the appreciation power!

    • Jeannette says:

      Isn’t it great how it works, Margareth?! (Especially when we’re not “trying” to work it?!)

      It really makes me think that appreciation is the only manifesting skill we really need!! 🙂

  8. Kitnye says:

    Jeanette what do you do when you find it hard to love up your current situation. For example my job, it’s an okay job and most days I enjoy it…or tolerate it. But there are some days when I get so stressed at work I just think “I hate this job and I just want to get out of here!”. And I know the advice to find one thing to appreciate but when I keep thinking about the same thing it doesn’t feel like genuine appreciation to me. It feels like I’m lying to myself. Like “oh this job isn’t so bad, I’ve got a coworker who’s sometimes funny.” and then my mind says “sometimes funny but sometimes a he’s a major pain in my backside’

    • Jeannette says:

      If most days you enjoy it, Kitnye, it doesn’t sound that hard to appreciate. When most things are going right, it’s a simple matter of turning attention to those aspects. And if that’s hard to do, either your appreciation muscles are sorely underused, or you don’t really enjoy that job as much as you think you do.

      But when I had a job that I was unable to love at all, I quit it and got one that was easier to be thankful for. Eventually I quit that one, too, and started working for myself.

      I think it’s important to know, though, that changing the external circumstances doesn’t always (or even usually) translate to a change in inner feelings. That’s an inside job that only you can do. (Your job or your partner or your bank account, etc. can’t do it for you.)

      So it is well worth embracing the practice of appreciation. Start where it’s easy, and get good there. Over time and with practice it’ll make the harder things easier to love.
      http://goodvibeblog.com/become-an-appreciationist/

      Having said that, I personally prefer to set myself up for feeling good in easy ways by not making myself do things I detest. And when my job became that, I gave it up.

      • Kitnye says:

        I’ve tried to appreciate this job for over a year now. I went from feeling drained and low on the emotional scale as soon as I entered the building in the morning to have a lot of days where I’m either laughing till my stomach hurts or just relaxing at work. But I still don’t want to stay there. I feel like I really should just quit but I’m afraid that won’t go over well with my family since its “so hard to get a job these days”.

        • Anonymous says:

          If you could find a way to get the feeling of i love coming here everything would change.
          I had a job i hated, some days were ok. Some day i would cry from stress. I decided i wanted 2 work with children.I began volunteering at a nursery. I enjoyed it so much i did not recogise myself. I looked forward 2 my two days going there. I felt like it was a massive relif from work. Anyway one say i got a call aking me to apply for a job because they i thought i would be perfect. I was the only interviewee. I new about loa but wasn’t really practicing.
          I feel like once i was volunteering i didn’t need 2 do anything i was so happy. So thankfull. I don’t know how to create this just by thought alone though.I have not managed to use it in other areas of my life either. But it is a skill i hope to master.

      • Bodil says:

        Hi! I have had jobs where the only thing I liked about them was getting money for working there. It was a relief not to expect any good feeling about the job, because there were non.I stayed because of the money and left as soon as I could. Until I found a new job, I gave my attention to the new wonderful job, I would get and stoped having any opinions about my relationship with the job I was having at the moment.I was there for the money, all other thoughts were waste of energy. This way of thinking helped me to get one of the best jobs, I have ever had. —- So wonderful that there are so many different ways of manifesting and nice to share here 🙂

  9. Elle says:

    The Universe answered! This is my sign! Thank you for this Jeannette!

    Yes, I know how it is and what it feels like. Been there. I love the house I grew up in. The neighborhood and people were perfect and the vibe was out of this world. I appreciated the heck out of it and the situation and my life was perfect those years.

    I appreciate the lady across the street my present home I rent so I’ll be giving her a flower basket this week. Thank goodness for her. My next neighbor will be like her!

    As for relationships, the foundation is to truly love the opposite sex (or whatever you are into). Success comes from loving and appreciating guys for being who they are. I’ve learned so much from them. I know this works. You can appreciate so much that you can have someone come back to you! Oh my, goose bumps!

    Loved this post and here’s to more great topics!

  10. Shan says:

    I’m loving how my day has turned out. I’ve been reminding myself of things I have enjoyed over the years and thinking of ways of bringing this vibration – probably through the same or similar medium – into my life again. Then I wrote some intentions, one of which was to have a far better relationship with money; and a couple of minutes later, into my inbox popped an invitationfrom Jeannette to download the Money e-book. The universe is so abundant, and thank you all for being there!

  11. Eva says:

    Love this story. This is so true and a great reminder. I was living in a great appartment but I did not appriciate it enough, let the small things bother me, and guess what – I lost that place and got a worse place instead.. Thank you for this story, I´m going to start loving my home like it is the best ever. It is all about vibration. Just read a great ebook I would like to recommend on this subject, goes a lot deeper than the secret and other books I have read. Vibrational Manifestation

  12. Vanesseva says:

    This is just what I needed to read today Jeanette. I was being more appreciative there for a while but I kind of drifted away from it. Had become more grumpy regarding my home(everything that was wrong with it), my spouse, my body image, and the list went on and on. Thank you for setting me straight once again and I will start doing this immediately!

  13. Unni says:

    This is absolutely a wonderful post Jeannette…. Just love reading your inspirational posts on manifestation…. Thanks for sharing 🙂 It has set the tone for me getting highly inspired….

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