Updated: Dec 9, 2019
In order to attract abundance and prosperity, one must define what that means to each one of us individually.
Prosperity to one might mean having a good job with the abundance of a great benefit package. To another prosperity might mean to be financially independent, able to retire early with the abundance of life's every gift. To yet another prosperity might mean having a roof over their head, a dining room table full of family and the abundance of love and laughter that overflows the room.
Whatever prosperity and abundance means to you or looks like for you write it down; there is no wrong answer. Focus on your goal and stick to it through these techniques. I have used these techniques for a long time and they always have worked for me. These are by no means the only techniques and I would encourage you to think outside of the box and develop some of your own to share.
So here are some of the best techniques I have found and used over the years. I hope you find them helpful:
1. Ask the Universe For What You Want - Then Get Out Of The Way!!
I am a very strong believer in the belief that the universe gives you what you need when you need it. There are three parts that are 100% Your Responsibility, in order to make this work:
Step 1: Ask The Universe For What You Want - Set The Intention
You have to ask the universe for what you want and be specific. Don't mix words or intentions. Don't be coy or play games, assuming the universe will "get it". The universe is extremely literal - Extremely Literal. Be clear and direct with your words when you are asking the universe for what you want. Use details, descriptors, feelings, thoughts and emotions. Then close your eyes and imagine you have already received what you have asked for. What does it look like? What does it feel like? What new opportunities or ideas does it bring?
Focus on what you want, do not talk about what you do not want. Remember if you say "I don't want to have a struggle between pay cheques" the universe hears "struggle between pay cheques" and it complies. It is better to say "I thrive on financial freedom and am financially independent". All the universe hears is "she wants financial freedom and independence".
Do this every day. Write it down if you like. Use a vision board with magazine pictures depicting what your goal looks like. Focus on the goal, the feelings, emotions and success you will thrive in, once you get there.
Step 2: Get Out Of The Way
With every great project, you "plan the work; work the plan!" (sorry my PMP coming out here) This is no different! You have laid out the goal, set your intention for what that goal will look and feel like and you may even have given the universe a deadline to reach this goal with you. You have "planned the work", now let the universe "work the plan".
Do not think you have to "help" the universe. It has managed for many millennia and more without your specific guidance. No disrespect intended. You do not need to interfere or mess with anything. There is no need to push or struggle, fret or worry. Do not feel that it isn't happening fast enough. It is happening and unfolding exactly how it is supposed to for your highest and greatest good. Any faster you might not be ready; any slower you might miss that great opportunity. Just know it is occurring at the speed at which you can cope and manifest and align with the intention.
This will be the hardest part for most. Just BE !!! Relax and Observe. Just stay out of the way; but still continue to set your daily intention of asking the universe what you want. Remember to focus on the positive, framing it in the "now", like it has already happened and you are "living the dream" versus some ambiguous date in the future.
Step 3: Opportunities, Signs, Symbols, Directions, Messages
The universe will always give us nudges along life's path if we are asking for the universe's assistance. By setting your intention you are asking for assistance. Now it is a matter of understanding the signs, opportunities, symbols, directions, nudges and messages.
Watch for reoccurring themes - like maybe you are thinking about a person you haven't seen for a long time; then a few days later someone brings that person up in conversation. Then a few days after that you either run into that person or they phone you. This is not a coincidence. This is the universe giving you 3 distinct nudges that you need to connect with that person. When you do connect, explore why - is there anything related to your request to the universe? your intention?
Watch for reoccuring numbers - numbers mean all sorts of different things if you are into numerology, or if you are into angelic readings or if you are superstitious. Numbers mean different things to different people, cultures and religions.
Nonetheless if you continually see a set of numbers like 1:11 or 234 or 555 or 898 - there is a message there. Ask yourself what is this about and see if anything comes to mind. Do any of these numbers resonate with your intention you sent out to the universe? If you continually see the same numbers over and over and over - google them and read each modality's meaning for those numbers (numerology, angel numbers, law of attraction numbers, vibrational energy numbers). Do any of the meanings resonate with your request to the universe? What is the universe trying to tell you?
Watch for reoccurring words - this is common if the universe is trying to get you to pay attention to something. You might have a friend bring up a topic on, oh I don't know discernment. Then that same day you pick up a new book and the first few pages of the introduction talk about how it is important for you, as the reader to hone your discernment skills. Then maybe you are doing some oracle cards or watching a tv show and the word discernment comes up again as a topic of discussion for consideration. This would be the universe's way of telling you that you need to understand and work on discernment.
Watch for Feathers Along Your Path - feathers are another sign that you are on the right path; or that change and transformation is coming or underway to help you to reach your right path. It also has meaning in the angelic realm, that your angels are there with you every step of the way. Feathers just mean the universe is aligning with you on some level, and it is just letting you know.
Sitting Quietly, Asking & Being Present - sitting mindfully, with your eyes closed and your hands over your heart, breathing slowly and deeply tells your body your are safe. Take 4 slow deep breaths in this position and feel how your nervous system just completely calms itself. Your mind will start to slow. Now ask a question like "what is the next step that I can take today, to help manifest my goal of prosperity and abundance?". Then sit and pay attention to your body. Quiet your mind. Focus on your breathing and wait for the short response from your heart. Then universe can "download" information when you are in this state of calm, quiet and openness.
Watch for experiences that appear to be coincidences; know they are not - and explore what it is you are to learn from this encounter or experience. There is NO Such Thing As A "COINCIDENCE" Everything Has Meaning!!!