Step 3 of manifesting is Receive. To allow your desire to manifest, you have to be in receiving mode. The simplest way to think about this is to feel now how you’ll feel then.
If you desire a loving, committed relationship, how will you feel when that manifests? To be in receiving mode is to feel that way now—even before the loving, committed relationship manifests into your physical reality.
Receiving mode is all about achieving the vibrational essence of your desire. In other words, vibrating in your here and now in a way that aligns with your desire.
Many of us tend to do just the opposite. Until we get what we want, we are not vibrating in alignment with our desire.
Here’s an example: You want abundance in your life; you want peace of mind about all things money-related. You want ease around your finances. You want financial freedom.
The vibration of your desire is: Abundance, peace, ease, and freedom. To be in receiving mode for what you want means to feel abundance, peace, ease, and freedom now. To feel now how you’ll feel when what you want manifests.
But instead your vibration is one of struggle. You are feeling lack and scarcity. Your vibration reflects worry and fear.
This means there’s a vibrational gap—and quite a significant one—between the vibration you are offering right now and the vibration of your desire. And when there is such a vibrational gap, what you want simply cannot manifests.
This is why aligning with the vibration of your desire, as in, getting in receiving mode, is so vital for manifesting.
“Achieve, first, the vibrational essence of your desire—and then, through the crack of least resistance the manifestation will be delivered… work on the essence of the feeling of freedom; work on the essence of the feeling of empowerment— work on the essence of the feeling of Well-Being…” —Abraham
Work on the essence of the feeling you are after.
Now the question you might be asking is, How? How do I do that? How do I achieve the vibrational essence of my desire—before it manifests?
Abraham offers two ways for achieving the vibrational essence of your desire.
Here they are:
“You can imagine it already having happened and pretend what it will feel like when it is that way. Or, you can look for things in your life that are already like that and beat the drum of that until they play a higher percentage of time in the vibrational signal that you are emanating.” —Abraham
Let’s explore these two possibilities in more detail.
Starting with: “You can imagine it already having happened and pretend what it will feel like when it is that way.”
So to achieve the vibrational essence of your desire—also known as receiving mode—you can imagine your desire has manifested. You can use your imagination to feel now how you’ll feel then.
Let me share an example of this.
One of my clients realized most of her friendships from her younger days had fallen away and were no longer a meaningful part of her life. Then she accepted a new job that meant moving across country where she didn’t know anyone. This launched a desire for creating new friendships, as an adult and in her new city.
To achieve the vibrational essence of her desire, she considered why she wanted to develop new friendships and how it would feel when this desire manifested.
- She imagined the fun she would have spending time with like-minded people.
- She imagined the connection she would feel and sense of belonging.
- She imagined her appreciation of togetherness and companionship.
- She imagined the joy of shared experiences and making memories with her friends.
- She imagined a feeling of security that there would be someone to call at 2 in the morning in an emergency—and that she would have friends in her life who would count on her as their 2 a.m. person.
My client’s imagination was rich in detail as she described and found the feeling place of her desire.
Now, keep in mind, her desire had not yet manifested in her physical reality. She had only just arrived in this new city where she didn’t know anyone except the handful of people she’d met at the office.
My client has a deep understanding of how Law of Attraction works. She knows achieving the vibrational essence of her desire is what allows the desire to manifest.
And that one way to do this is simply to “imagine it already having happened and pretend what it will feel like when it is that way.”
This first option for achieving the vibrational essence of a desire is available to everyone. You have the ability to imagine. You have the ability to pretend what it will feel like when you manifest what you desire.
Sometimes clients characterize this process as a challenging.
For instance, a client shared when she looked at the vision board she’d created reflecting all her desires, she still had difficulty imagining how it would feel when all that she wants has manifested.
She said, I just don’t seem to be very good good at imagining how it will feel. I immediately start thinking thoughts about when and how rather than imagining how it will feel.
Let me emphasize: We all have imagination available to us.
You may be more accustomed to indulging when and how thoughts that can leave you feeling frustration and doubt, rather than tapping into your imagination, but that can change.
Before my obsession with all things Law of Attraction, I was much more focused on whatever was right in front of me and way less about imagination. Today it’s the absolute reverse.
I think of imagination as like a muscle.
You may not be used to using your imagination. Your imagination muscle may be almost non-existent from lack of use.
But if you start using your imagination—when you start using your imagination to experience what it will feel like when your desire manifests—you will build your imagination muscle. You will get better and better at being able to get in receiving mode through nothing more than the power of your own creative, resourceful imagination.
Isn’t that cool to know?
It’s so empowering to realize nothing needs to change in your external world for you to get in receiving mode for what you want.
All you have to do is tap into your imagination and pretend—and you can and will achieve the vibrational essence of your desire. And that is when, through the crack of least resistance, your desired manifestation will be delivered.
Let’s move on to the second option for achieving the vibrational essence of your desire: “You can look for things in your life that are already like that and beat the drum of that until they play a higher percentage of time in the vibrational signal that you are emanating.”
I love connecting the dots that comes with this second option.
Here’s what Abraham means. Let’s say you are wanting the promotion at work that will come with an increase in pay and projects you’re enthusiastic about working on.
You are excited about the idea of this new chapter in your career. It will feel empowering to get the new promotion with the new title and salary and opportunities. You’ll feel pride in your achievement and real passion for the work you’ll be doing.
In other words, when your desire manifests, you’ll feel empowerment and excitement; you’ll feel pride and passion.
Those emotions are the vibrational essence of your desire.
To achieve the vibration essence of your desire, you want to look around your life as it is today, pre-promotion, and look for things in your life that are already along the same frequency of empowerment and excitement, pride and passion.
- Where else in your life do you feel empowered?
- Where else in your life are you feeling excitement about opportunity?
- How is pride already an emotion you are experiencing in your life?
- Where do you already feel passion?
The idea is to look for ways in which you are already feeling these emotions—already aligned with the vibration of empowerment, excitement, pride, and passion.
Because if you are feeling empowerment in another area of your life—even one that has nothing to do with your career—that offers an opportunity to “beat the drum”—as in notice and appreciate, as in amplify and attract more of the same essence into your life.
When you beat the drum of these desired emotions—wherever they show up in your life—those emotions start to play a greater roll in the vibration you are offering.
See how that works?
If you offer the vibration of empowerment, excitement, pride and passion more of the time, it closes the vibrational gap between you and your desire. Which means it accelerates and allows the manifestation.
You are always in vibrational alignment with something. Sometimes that something is wanted. Sometimes that something is unwanted.
“It makes no difference whether you want the specifics of it or not; it is the vibrational essence of the subject of your attention that is attracted. That which you really, really want, you get —and that which you really, really do not want, you get.” —Abraham
What have you been achieving the vibrational essence of? What you want or what you don’t want?
“Noticing how things are turning out for you is one very clear way of understanding which vibrational requests you are emanating, because you always get the essence of what you are thinking about, whether you want it or not.” —Abraham
For instance, if scenarios start showing up in my life where I’m experiencing friction and frustration, then I know I’ve been achieving the vibrational essence of friction and frustration. Of course, that’s not what I intend, but that is how Law of Attraction works.
Get in receiving mode for what you want.
“You’ve got to find vibrational essence of where you’re going and that must become dominant in your vibration before it can begin showing up for you.” —Abraham
Find the vibrational essence of where you’re going. Feel now how you’ll feel when what you want manifests. That is how you make Law of Attraction work to your advantage.
I invite you to make use of the two ways to achieve the vibrational essence of your desire.
- Use your imagination to pretend what it will feel like
- Beat the drum of things already in your life that feel that way
Of course, you don’t need to pick only one of these ways. Both are powerful tools for manifesting that you can have in your LoA toolkit.
Do your part in allowing what you want to manifest—and use these tools. Enjoy the creative power you have in readily and easily achieving the vibrational essence of your desire.
“You create the vibrational atmosphere which equals your vibrational point of attraction, and then, the Law of Attraction matches you with things like you.” —Abraham