The Power of Pre-Thanks
It’s a simple alignment practice, but an exceptionally powerful one: giving thanks in advance for what you want as if it’s already here.
It combines the manifesting superpower of apppreciation along with feeling your desire like it’s a done deal.
Lots of us are very practiced at appreciating what is, and being able to focus on the good stuff in real life.
You can extend that practice by giving thanks for your unmanifested desires as if they’re here now.
Alexandria Barker calls this Wishful Thanking, and has an excellent program built around this idea. (Ha – just noticed Bob Doyle and I are both on her page raving about it! For the record, I’m not a paid affiliate.)
If you’re wondering how to practice it, it’s really easy:
You know how you give thanks for the things that HAVE manifested? (You do that regularly, right?) Well, with giving thanks in advance you just flow appreciation for the thing that hasn’t yet manifested. It shifts your vibe from yearning to having. It’s a very different instruction.
Maybe you do it by speaking your thanks out loud, or by feeling appreciation in your heart, or smiling as if you’re looking at or holding the very thing in your hot little hand right now. However you normally share your thankfulness for the good stuff, you just practice it the same way now, in advance. Get it?
It’s like sending Universe the signal that says “Got what I wanted!” which it has to honor by delivering what you want. Except it’s even more powerful because it’s got appreciation built in automatically.
Cool, huh? I think of it as giving “pre-thanks.” In fact …
Thank you, Universe, for delivering all the great stories and examples in the comments section from fellow creators who have practiced this before, which inspire the rest of us to engage it even more than we already do!