You, my friend, are a wizard.
Yes, just like Harry Potter. But maybe you don’t know that yet. And that’s okay. Because, by the time you’re done reading this article, you’re going to.
With last week’s post on Manifestors – the real world’s mages, as far as I’m concerned – I was reminded that I’ve yet to delve into the Law of Attraction since equating it to a magic system a couple months ago.
So this week, we’re going to explore my personal process for manifesting like Mary. Hopefully some of you aspiring IRL-wizard adventurers out there can make some use of it!
Enter the Law of Attraction
The way I see it, while characters in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter have their magic, we have something so much better: the Law of Attraction. Yes, similar to magic in that it often seems mysterious, unpredictable, and just downright confusing, it’s no wonder many doubt whether it even exists at all.
Manifesting is tricky business, after all! And it’s made even trickier by the fact that we lack proper instruction on the matter. When it boils down to it, many of us fail to manifest because we fail to understand how LOA really works.
Unfortunately, we don’t have wizarding schools to teach us—as Harry did—but we do have friendly neighborhood bloggers, like yours truly.
How LOA Works
Like attracts like. When we vibrate at a certain frequency—when we feel a certain way—more of that comes our way. Without exception.
It’s a simple enough process, sure, but as I suspect you know, it becomes much more difficult when we try to make it work for us. Once we’ve awakened to our wizard status, things can start to get more than a little crazy. In fact, sometimes life can get so much worse than it was when we were oblivious little muggles.
Because we get so obsessed with manifesting what we want, the “want” becomes a need. We get so caught up in wanting and doing, that we completely forget about appreciating and being.
It’s okay to want. Heck, it’s natural! But the key to manifesting lies in non-attachment: wanting, without needing. Because when you need something, you’re not exactly feeling like you already have it, right?
I know, I know. Easier said than done! That’s why I’m going to share with you my process for achieving a state of wanting-without-needing—of true manifesting-wizard status. It all comes down to four simple steps.
Feel the Lack
Feelings have a nasty tendency to stick with us when ignored, growing louder and louder, needier and needier, like neglected newborns. As such, it’s important to feel your feelings before moving onto the next steps. Feel the anger. The sadness. The frustration. Feel it and let. It. Out.
Don’t judge it. In the immortal words of Bruce Lee, “Don’t think. FEEEEL.”
I find that journaling works wonders for this, but feel free to experiment and see what works best for you. Go for a walk. Cry it out in the bathroom. Have an angry workout—whatever it takes to feel.
Allow Your Greatest Fears to Play Out
Not externally, per se, but in your mind. Let your mind go to dark places. Let it truly contemplate the worst-case scenarios. But, similar to the first step, allow it to do so without judgment.
What would happen if you don’t get what you want? Really. What’s the worst-case scenario you can conjure up?
As you may discover, our supposed “worst-case scenarios” often aren’t as horrible as we think they are. This realization alone might be enough to shift you from “need” to “want.” But if it isn’t, from personal experience, I can say that usually the worst-case scenario is death.
If that’s the case for you, just remember that death is ultimately just a change in forms—nothing more—so there’s not really anything to be afraid of! (I know… try telling that to our reptilian brains!)
Create a Plan B
I’ve used this strategy on more than a few occasions to manifest some pretty big “needs.” The key is to make this plan B so good that you could basically care less whether or not plan A happens.
You’re trying to trick your brain into thinking you want plan B so much that you need it, therefore making plan A an afterthought. Eventually plan B may become so appealing to you that you actually pursue it—only to have plan A happen the instant you do!
This is exactly what’s happening when people who adopt end up getting pregnant, or when people who resolve to a life of perpetual singledom have Mr. or Ms. Perfect show up the moment they do.
Do Something You Enjoy
The most important part of the process is to feel as you would if you had what you wanted. So at this stage, I want you to forget all about you’re A and B plans and just have fun. The point is to get into a state of appreciation, flow, and joy so that you’ll attract those things into your reality.
A common misconception about LOA is that you need to focus on what you want, but in my opinion, this is why so many people fail to manifest what they want.
If all you’re doing is focusing on what you want, your logical brain is going to be continually reminded that it has yet to manifest, which in turn leads to you continually—perpetually—attracting a reality in which it’s yet to manifest!
So go. Do something you love. Take your dog for a walk, play with your kids, put on some Harry Potter—and remember: you too, adventurer, are a master wizard.
Tell me: what are your personal strategies for manifesting like a wizard? Did you find any of the above steps helpful? And am I the only one who suspects Neville might just be the true master of The Wizarding World?
What I’m Playing: Twine games – “The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo,” in particular, stands out. Holy shit, it was so good. Not only was it super nostalgic for me as a 90s gamer kid, but it was also creepy and profound AS SHIT.
What I’m Watching: Mortal Engines – I just can’t understand why this tanked??? Personally, I loved it. The world Reeves created is beyond interesting, imo. And Fang was bad. Ass.
What I’m Listening to: Spirit, Purpose, & Energy, JJ Flizanes – This is a nice catch-all podcast for all things woo-woo, but the host, who just so happens to be a personal trainer, manages to bring it all down to earth.
What I’m Reading: Do Twine games count?
What I’m Writing: Brainstorming a Twine game taking place in the world of one of my epic fantasy series, “Catalyzer Chronicles.”
What I’m Contemplating: In line with December’s tarot reading, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on this past year. Though I’ve sometimes felt like I’ve gone nowhere, I actually got A LOT done. I highly recommend some serious R&R to anyone feeling a little underwhelmed with their progress this past year.