3 Steps for Effortless Manifesting

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Note: I updated this post in 2019 for clarity and additional resources.

I honor how I want to feel | The Universe Has Your Back card deck by Gabby BernsteinHave you heard of effortless manifesting?

There’s a secret that many people don’t know. That secret is that you can manifest anything you want.

And you can manifest those things easily by following three simple steps.

Most of us try to manifest backwards

Three simple steps? I know this might sound too good to be true.

But that’s only because most of us go about trying to get what we want the wrong way.

We tend to think that we have to MAKE things happen. You’ve probably seen a coffee mug or Pinterest design or T-shirt with those very words printed on them, am I right? Every other day I come across some Instagram post that says something like, “Make sh*t happen.”

But this idea is totally backwards!

In fact, it violates a law.

Effortless manifesting and the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is one you might be familiar with, but may not fully understand. It says that when we allow ourselves to be in a receptive, effortless state, we begin to manifest what we want into our lives.

Tweet: When you’re in alignment with what you want, and you feel it, then you begin to manifest it into your life. @gabbybernstein #TheUniverseHasYourBack

Being in the feeling of what you want to create allows you to become the co-creator of the world you want to see.

Esther Hicks is a great spiritual teacher who channels spiritual beings collectively called Abraham. They have magnificent teachings on the Law of Attraction and the spiritual beliefs of allowing the Universe to have your back. This is what Abraham-Hicks say:

“There are no happier people on this planet than those who decide that they want something. Define what they want, get hold of the feeling of it, even before its manifestation, then joyously watch the unfolding as piece by piece by piece begins to unfold. That’s the feeling of your hands in the clay.”

The key to manifesting is to dwell in the feeling you want

If you want abundance, be in the feeling of abundance and abundance will come to you — quickly and effortlessly. If you want romance, be in the feeling of romance and it will appear in your life.

Does this sound amazing, but maybe a little heady? Are you thinking, “Okay, Gab, this sounds incredible… but how do I actually do it?!”

Don’t worry. I have three concrete and simple steps for you to take.

The 3 steps to effortless manifesting

Watch the video below or keep reading for my three steps to effortless manifesting.

Step 1: Decide what you want

What is it that you want? Become unapologetic about what you want. Own it. Believe it. Trust that it can be yours. Write it down right now. I want to be seen in the world in this way. I want to attract my romantic partner. I want to attract more abundance into my life.

The day before OWN called me, asking me to be on SuperSoul Sunday, I was sitting at my desk and this energy just moved through me, and I picked up a paper and a pen and I wrote, I am ready to interviewed by Oprah.

No joke, literally the next day I received a phone call from her company saying, “We’d like to have you interviewed by Oprah on SuperSoul Sunday.” That’s how fast the Universe works! When you’re in alignment with what you want and you feel it, then you begin to effortlessly manifest it into your life. The Universe supports you.

Step 2: Cultivate the feeling

Gabby Bernstein and Oprah Winfrey on Oprah's show SuperSoul SundayGet ahold of whatever it feels like to be in the desire of what it is that you want to create. The miracle of what happened in the moment that I wrote I am ready to be interviewed by Oprah wasn’t that I wrote it down or just said it out loud.

The miracle was that I felt it.

I cultivated a feeling and a knowing and a desire and a joy around what that would mean for me. I cultivated a feeling of readiness,  stillness and receptivity. The phone call may have been on its way no matter what. But I sped it up with that energetic intention and that belief system.

How to cultivate the feeling you want

When you lean into the feeling of that manifestation, you allow it to effortlessly come into form. You may want to meditate on the feeling. Sit for 5 or 10 minutes and visualize what you want effortlessly manifesting. Feel the greatness of it. It’s safe to feel good. It’s good to feel good!

You may want to say your desire out loud and let those words cultivate the energy and awareness of what it feels like to be in that manifestation.

Trust that if you’re in the feeling of the manifestation, then you are already living out your desire, even if it has not come into form. This is a practice of, like Abraham-Hicks say, getting your hands in the clay and building, growing, cultivating, designing the feeling and the life that you want to experience.

Step 3: Joyously watch it unfold

Joy is the ultimate creator | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back card deckWhen you see these miracle moments begin to occur, after you set your intention and feel the feeling, then you must celebrate and appreciate the miracles. You must joyously watch it unfold.

See yourself enjoy every single day with the small manifestations. Be on the lookout for them. Recognize, “Oh wow, this little moment is supporting my desired goal.” Or, “Oh wow, I feel my energy is in alignment right now with my desire. I’m going to celebrate that.”

Joyously witness the unfolding of your dreams. As these beautiful miracles begin to unfold and you bring even more joy to this process, you will begin to create even more and even faster. And even more profoundly than you could imagine.

This is this beautiful practice of getting your hands in the clay and co-creating your reality. This is effortless manifesting.

Manifest a life beyond your wildest dreams with my new book, Super Attractor

Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, by Gabrielle BernsteinMy new book, Super Attractor (Sept. 24, 2019) is a manifesto for confidently claiming your desires.

In its pages, you’ll learn how to:

  • Do less and attract more
  • Relax and trust that what you desire is on the way
  • Know that spiritual guidance is available to you at all times
  • Feel a sense of awe each day as you witness miracles unfold

When you order the book, you also get my 2-hour Manifesting Jumpstart Workshop FREE! It’s happening on Aug. 11th, and you can join from anywhere via livestream.

During this workshop I’ll be teaching practices to get you ready for the powerful methods in Super Attractor.

Click here to get the book and sign up!

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  1. You know, I’m going to be really honest to say that I’m not really feeling it this time – I feel your Oprah story is amazing, but what about everyday people? What about a small boy in Ethiopia using these manifesting principles, or a Syrian refugee. I’m trying my best right now to believe all of this, but just this past week I’m feeling everything is so ‘slow’ to come about. While I’ve received some excellent “luck” too, sometimes this feels too much like marketing (only). Not everyone has Instagram and a high advertising lifestyle. While I love all this, and certainly try, I do wonder lately how much of my “achievements” of late has been more because I have been financially able vs an actual miracle.

  2. Thank you Gabby! My shamanic healer commented that she sees me “molding the clay”.. Your video ties together the mindful loose ends & reminds me to feel & vibrate into my desires. I’ve been listening to Abraham for the past couple years.. Coupled with your books, it’s a powerful way to go! Sat Nam??

  3. Any further tips on feeling as if it were already mine? I struggle with that tactically. Am I just play pretending, faking it till I make it? I don’t understand how to get my individual energy on the vibration of what I want. Thank you so much, G! ????????

  4. Hi Gabby! Thanks so much for the video, I wanted to share a little story with you! I’m moving across Canada to Vancouver Island to follow my passion and start a diploma program in Holistic Nutrition. My partner and I are leaving our hometown in two weeks, and still had no place to live, despite being on the hunt for over two months and sending literally hundreds of emails, making phone calls, and filling out countless apartment applications. After watching this video on Monday morning, I realized that I was feeling worried, desperate, and full of anxiety. I took a breath and reminded myself how easy it had been to get accepted into my nutrition program, and that I had so many signs from the universe pointing me down this path. I took out a pen and wrote down, “I am ready to move forward. I am ready to find a new home and make it mine.” Then I thought of how I would feel when I found a home: relieved, joyful, and excited!

    That afternoon, I picked up the phone at work, and it was a leasing agent from Victoria calling for my boss for my employment reference! I acknowledged this (very!) joyfully. Ten minutes later my friend texted to say that she had spoken to the agent and given a great personal reference. Things were on the go!

    Tuesday evening, the very next day, my partner and I signed the lease agreement on an apartment. In a very competitive market, it is in the area we want, we got to choose our perfect move-in date, and it is much less expensive than we had anticipated. I couldn’t have imagined that we would end up with our ideal home! This story got a bit long, but I just wanted to express my immense gratitude to you for posting the video at the absolute perfect time. And now that I have an address, I will be ordering your new book 🙂 Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Thanks Gabby, you always fire me up and inspire me!
    I’m so excited and can’t wait for this workshop to help get me out of my own way and serving the women I was sent to serve ????
    Love love love

  6. Thank you. This was explained so simply and really made me understand how to get that ‘manifestation buzz’ going! I am ready for my intention to become true tonight! Love to you all! xx

  7. I have my hands in the clay. I’m ready. I’ve been manifesting something since October 2015 and I know with my entire soul and heart it will be in Jan 2017. ???? I trust that my HP has my back. I love you Gabby! ????????

  8. Hi Gabby,

    Does this work if we want two things at the same time? I want to experience romance and I also want to get a publishing deal for my book. I want both things equally but am worried they are canceling each other out. Help!

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