Given how things have gone for me in the past few months, I probably should also caveat this with "Be careful what you wish for". When the Law of Attraction works extremely well in you life (as it does in mine), you often get what you want very quickly - often you haven't taken enough time to be specific about what you want.
Whatever you ask for, you will manifest. Most of us, however, have passing thoughts like "oh, I'd like that", or "that would be nice in my living room" - you know, the window shopping syndrome. The Universe will actually manifest each thing you ask for, each and every time. So why aren't our houses and lives filled like a version of "Hoarding"? Because there is a difference between manifesting and materializing. The Universe manifests everything we ask for but in order for that to materialize in our life we have to allow it in and be ready to receive it. When it's a passing thought, there isn't enough focus or desire for it to materialize in your life. You know how we say "act as if" and "focus on having what you want". Think of it as you putting a homing beacon out for the UPS truck to make it to your door. If you're on and off about something, then it's as if the truck is zig zagging around your city or neighborhood instead of making it straight to your house.
This is a good thing for us because often we'll make quick remarks as a result of some emotional event/situation. And when we say something like "I wish you were gone", you don't really mean it but you've shouted it out to the Universe! Fortunately this is a temporary feeling/thought and it's not something you really want to happen.
Once you identify something you really want, don't leave it at that. Go back and be specific. Define what it is you really want - what color is it, how big or small do you want it, what other parameters are you desiring. This is easy (if you remember to do it) for physical items, but it's as critical, if not more, with the non-physical items - often because we can't envision all of the aspects involved. Let me give you my personal example which will make you chuckle. I was feeling "left out" at work with the new "regime" (I really need to learn to like change..ha ha) and wished I was more involved with the new president. Now for the funny part and I am not complaining because I did get what I wanted and I know that I can refine it to be more manageable. I am now constantly occupied with the new president and helping out and talking, reviewing, etc. In addition, I was wanting more people to ask me questions. Now, my office is like a revolving door. I really am enjoying it because I love to teach and guide BUT (there's always a 'but' if you don't get specific enough) I can't get any of the other work done that I have to. You see, all I did was make the two statements - I wanted to be more involved with the president and I wanted more people to ask me questions. I never went any further. There were many ways I could have arranged for everything to happen had I just taken the time to be specific. I could have said I want the president to consult with me for a finite period of time (I would need to say what that finite period was) or in segments, etc. I could have specified that people ask me questions in the afternoon between 1 and 3 but that it's just what they do, not that I put out the word that they can only do it then. Why not make it so that the Universe guides them to only have questions during that time rather than me mandating it.
There are many aspects to consider. Make yourself a list of characteristics or parameters you should address when being specific about something. If you've made that list ahead of time, then when you're ready to ask for something, you've got the checklist right in front of you. Just remember to be specific.
Here's some examples:
For a physical wish:
- What is it you want
- What color do you want
- What size/shape/model do you want (31 x 32 x 24 inches for example, or midsize, compact etc)
- Where do you want it to fit?
- What kind of maintenance do you want it to require or to pay for?
- Just think of the characteristics you want and list them all.
- For a non-physical wish:
- What is it you want
- Is it work related, home life, relationships, all of the above - be specific about which part of your life you want it to occur in
- When (which part of your day, week, month etc) do you want it to occur
- How should people approach you
- How often should it happen (occur)
- How long should an encounter last (if pertinent)
- Who do you want to interact with
Remember that when dealing with people you can also augment your list and make your wish come true faster by using the Book of Positive Aspects and the Rampage of Appreciation.
All these techniques and laws work together. Just remember to be specific or "be careful what you ask for".
Have a great week!