Manifesting the Best for Others

Regular readers will recognize Dr. Ian from the post comments where he responds to many LOA questions. He was kind enough to give this guest post that offers an alternate perspective on co-creation.

Enjoy Dr. Ian Roebuck:
Give what you want to receive.

I have over the past years of my life come to realize a very important part of manifesting my desires for what I want or need, is to manifest my desires for what other people need or want.

The old passage, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” has for me taken a further turn in manifesting and conscious creation. “Prefer others above yourself.” Not to love as yourself, but prefer your neighbor’s needs above your own.

How is this possible? Many of us have discovered how to manifest a desire into reality, but what about our neighbor who is blind to this process at the moment?

I have discovered that once we get to know our neighbor we begin to realize those material things which they may desperately need.

Now I am not talking about changing their life path and what they have to discover on their own, but simply helping them with the basic needs of life, which to me are warmth, shelter, a minimum amount of food and water, and health.

Do you want those things for yourself? Of course, and probably more. Then do you not want them for others?

In manifesting them for yourself, and for manifesting other things, there is this spiritual principle I believe that ups the energy of your manifestation.

It is like a transformer that steps up the amount of energy and vibration you are releasing into the universe and makes it even higher. The desire to help another (and if possible help them more than your own self) will bring an increase in your own ability to be a conscious creator.

The Source, the Universe, or whatever Higher Power(s) you may view, It certainly has shown a desire to help you, and I believe wishes you to do the same in some small way for others.

How does this work?

In short, visualize and manifest as you normally do, only visualize it for someone else.

Now the only caveat to this is do not over do it! Don’t try to make them a millionaire, or the like, but simply visualize them having the basic necessities of life itself. See them as having food, shelter, and health – beyond that they need to do their own work.

If you desire these things, and attempt to manifest them for your neighbor, your own manifesting power will be increased. It is a spiritual principle that I have found aids me in my own conscious creation for things that surround my life.

I have always found when I give that it always comes back to me in one form or another, and most often with an increase. Like any other manifesting tool, for some it will work, for others another method may be more effective at any given time.

I am interested to know if you have tried this, and what the results have been for you.
Dr. Ian Roebuck

Dr. Ian RoeBuck is a Level III Pure Reiki Healing Master, a Certified Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, and Life Coach. His main website is He also offers a free report on “32 Mistakes that Limit your Power to Change your Destiny” which you can download here.

  • July 17, 2015
  • Ian RoeBuck says:

    What you describe is the unfortunate conditions of many souls in this day, they are conditioned by circumstances and to some extent Karma. Many people find themselves in the place where it is more comfortable to be unhappy than it is to chance the possibility of happiness. As to what you can do, first let me re-state that all I advice in manifesting for others is the basic necessities of life, food, shelter, a minimum of health, and warmth and water. Anything beyond this is part of their lessons of life that we probably should let them learn. All I can say at the points above is you would probably alienate them, if you are a praying person, I would advise praying for them, or otherwise asking the Universe to help them, and acknowledge that the universe is already trying to help them learn what they need to learn. Both the prayer and the asking of the universe in whatever manner you may choose is really for your benefit and not theirs. It helps to overcome the upset that seeing people in such conditions engenders inside yourself. As you have stated, there really is nothing else that you can do that the universe is not already trying to achieve within them.

  • Louisa says:

    I get upset when my friends don’t live their “best life”. My best friend has ailing elderly relatives, a sick partner she is unhappy with and she doesn’t like herself and how she looks – but she won’t make any changes, she says she can’t. Another friend has had illness in the family and also doesn’t go out of the house because she won’t leave the house without her partner. A third friend is married to a controlling husband who bullies her verbally and abuses alcohol. She won’t leave. It really upsets me to see all this but as none of them will make any changes, I would love to know what I can do in practical terms, without alienating them.

  • Ian RoeBuck says:

    So true. It is even true of faith itself. Have faith the size of a mustard seed and mountains of difficulties can be removed out of your way. Imagine if that faith were even more than a mustard seed. BTW a mustard seed is almost microscopic in size.

  • Jeannette says:

    Just read this from Joel Osteen this morning:
    “In the book of Genesis, God set up a system of seedtime and harvest. Everything God does starts with a seed. The Bible also tells us that He gives seed to the sower. In other words, if you are a person who has a desire to bless others and sow seed, God will make sure you have plenty to give. Notice what happens when you generously sow seed—you increase more! Just like planting a seed in the natural brings an abundant harvest, planting a spiritual seed brings an abundant harvest as well. You can’t outgive God. He will pour out blessings on you that you cannot even contain.”
    Thought that was fitting to share here. 🙂

  • Beth says:

    This has always been a difficult paractice for me – intending for others what I want for myself. Perhaps it just shows me my lack mentality in certain areas. Certainly I am a giving person and I give freely to those I love, I have a husband and five children who I adore. It’s easy for me to want the best for them (because it feels like it’s also the best for me). But whenever I try to visualize certain things for others that I would like more of, I get stuck. So I like the approach of starting small and just intending basic needs. I’m going to practice that.
    I would love to be able to move on and expand on this in the future, though. For example, being free to visualize someone having their dream house or dream vacation house or an awesome windfall, without any resistance on my part!

    • Jeannette says:

      Starting small sounds like a good plan for now, Beth. I think you’ll find yourself growing into bigger things naturally with practice. 🙂

  • Peter says:

    Thanks for this, Dr Ian, well put 🙂
    I think when you “give unto others” you come from a place of having, and having so much you’ve got plenty left over, for others. Of course, if you’re giving so as to get then your intention is way different.
    I remember hiding dollar bills on supermarket shelves with Mike Dooley-style notes on them because I knew it would be more thrilling to find than it would be problematic for me to give. I did it for fun, to be cheeky and unorthodox, I felt way different and miracles happened for me without my expecting them.

  • Tracy says:

    Really interesting! I found in the earlier part of the article that the hairs were raising up on the back of my neck, as in “caution.” I feel that we were raised to “share” and put others first before our own needs. I think that has led to self-neglect in instances instead of self-love.
    However as I read further, I really liked the, “Do not over do it caveat and also for the “basics necessities.”. I think this also threads well with, “always see the light in others.”
    I’m going to add this to my visualization and meditation practices to see what happens. I’m going to start out with one friend that pops into my mind. Then eventually expand it out to the country and the world. As I’ve stated to friends regarding the recent Pluto “flyby” which is super cool and mind blowing … if we can do that, surely we can find a way to support others in providing the basic necessities of life.”
    Thanks for the post!

    • Ian RoeBuck says:

      Exactly! Another proverb is “To know yourself is to know God”. Now I personally do not believe I am God, but rather we all contain a Divine spark, and out to love ourselves, and that Divine spark in others. Prefering others over oursel ves does not mean neglect, but simply that if we want to manifest something in our lives we should first seek to manifest the bare necessities in other peoples lives, as this (selfish as it may seem) will increase our own ability to manifest.

  • Great post, Dr. Ian!
    Catherine Ponder suggests the same thing in her book, “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity”. She reminds us that we ALL have something to give. Yes, no matter our situation, we can all give *positive consciousness*!
    I’ve found that you can do this as a full-out visualization for someone you know well…and for those you don’t know as well, you can always offer Loving-Kindness Meditation (Metta).
    Thanks for sharing this great idea with others here at GVB!
    Many blessings,

    • Ian RoeBuck says:

      I have found visualization works well for those who you know well, and meditation and/or a form of prayer to the Universe, that is a declaration for intent for the person in mind.

  • Elle says:

    Wow, Doc, this is wonderful! Thank you for this. So many great topics of discussion here!
    Yes, I have tried sending others love, even those I have not liked, and it has worked in the past. I fluctuate, so becoming steady in these things is my goal, because, let’s face it, I am at my high then (in the vortex) and it is pretty good! Everything flows so nicely when in the vortex!
    Now, you mean visualizing and wanting the best for the person, asking Universe for the best for the person and perhaps helping them with do-able things, right? Becoming a doormat for them would not feel good, nor serve you so well, so I would like to clarify this a bit here. You do not mean self-sacrifice, right? You cannot always give them stuff, especially when you yourself do not have that much either, but sending good vibes their way is the way to go, correct?
    Wanting the best for everyone certainly raises your vibration. Sometimes, I become afraid from the lower vibe of others who say there is too much competition and not enough to go around, so a dog eat dog approach is the only survival technique, but I know in my heart of hearts, this is definitely not it and thriving is what we need to focus on. What do you think about this? Also, how do you handle others, such as a boss, who set out to make your life difficult? A friend of mine recently went through this and ended up in another, better job. Perhaps this is another topic altogether we can take up another time.
    Spreading goodness sure feels great and yes, what you put out there comes back to you in various ways!

    • Ian RoeBuck says:

      I personally am not a doormat person. If you want to “use me” and “abuse me” forget it. But we are not talking about being used or letting someone walk all over you. To me that is not the law of attraction, but the law of being stupid. Rather, forgiveness is good, but not while the person remains a threat to your existence, or the lives of others. Hope that helps.

  • Jeannette says:

    This reminds me of something I saw on a colleague’s desk at work … it was a quote that said something like whatever you want for yourself, give it to another. At the time I didn’t know about law of attraction, but in hindsight I sure see the power of it.
    In fact, Darren Hardy put it this way: “What if you knew for sure that everything you gave you would receive back tenfold? How much would you give? What would you give? How fast would you give it?”
    Love this post, Dr. Ian, and all of your support to readers in the many comments you’ve shared at this blog. Thanks again for accepting my request to take the spotlight here with your own post!

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