The Power of Pre-Thanks

The Power of Giving Pre-ThanksIt’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!
mwah! 🙂

  • September 8, 2012
  • Christina says:

    I have done this as well. I can look back and see all the wonderful things that have happened, everything that has manifested, and even though I can’t see how something will unfold, especially something big, I remember what has come before, it’s not my place to figure out the how, and I am so thankful for what I have in the moment and for what is coming. Once I got the mindset of taking 100 percent responsiblity for my life it’s easier to do this. I am thankful for what is coming, thankful hopes and dreams are being fulfilled, thankful even for the contrast that keeps me moving forward.

  • Char says:

    I’ve always given Pre-Thanks. As a matter of fact, I’ve copyrighted the phrase: “Thank you!! More, please”, to use in my teachings. Pre-thanking has always worked for me, and more recently than ever before. I encourage it, as I encourage you, Jeannette Maw. Thank you!! More, please! I so do love your stuff!

  • Brenda says:

    I love this post!
    What I’ve noticed is that when I’ve been focusing on whatever it is that’s my latest creation, and when I get really good at consistently feeling its reality before it’s manifested, there comes a point at which it feels ‘so’ real that I’ve found myself spontaneously uttering a breathy “thank you!”
    Sometimes this happens in the middle of the day in public, so it comes out quietly…or sometime simply by way of a tender, big-feeling heart, or I just think the words. Or, if I’m Pray Rain Journalling, I’ll finish off a page with a word of thanks.
    But when it happens spontaneously, I know I’m totally in my vortex…and we all know what that means! 🙂

  • AirMagick says:

    Thanks for the info! I can’t wait to try this. 🙂

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  • Janette says:

    “wishful thanking” – OMG that’s brilliant!!!
    I love this concept and I know from experience how incredibly powerful it is. This, plus some doing-nothing, manifested my gorgeous new car.
    But wow, sometimes it’s easy to forget in the hustle & bustle of life. So THANK YOU for the oh-so-timely reminder! Mwah!

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