Most of us have been there at one time or another: we’ve spent endless hours visualizing, reciting affirmations, believing that wonderful things are ready to come flooding into our lives at any moment – but the days and weeks pass and still nothing is happening. We’re doing everything right; why isn’t the universe delivering our soul mate, millions of dollars, dream home, ideal body and all of the other things we’ve been repeatedly asking for?

If you have ever experienced this frustration, you will be relieved to know that the problem is probably a small one that is easily remedied.

Before we get to the solutions, let’s take a quick look at the process for manifesting your desires: You need to first get clear about what you want, and then communicate it to the universe through activities like visualizing, scripting, creating a vision board and so on. You have “placed your order” with the universe, and now the universe gets busy filling it.

But wait – there’s another crucial part of the process: You need to be open to receive your desires! How do you do this? Here are three easy ways:

1) Clarify the essence of what you want

You may be hooked on receiving a specific outcome because you think it will make you happy – but you may not realize that there are millions of possible ways you can feel happy besides that one. Rather than focusing solely on ONE particular outcome, think about the essence of the feeling you want – like happiness, fulfillment, excitement, joy, and so on. Focus on that feeling and let the universe form the circumstances that will provide the feeling you seek – even if those circumstances aren’t what you envisioned.

2) Focus on something good

Frustration, impatience, anger, despair, sadness – all of these emotional states create massive resistance to the things you want. They simply cannot come to you because your energy “signal” is contrary to them. On the other hand, when you frequently spend time focusing on things that make you feel good you instantly release your resistance and all of the things you are trying to attract are magnetically drawn to you.

3) Let go

If you keep trying to force your desires to be manifest in a very specific way, you may be too emotionally attached to them – and attachment equals resistance. Once you have communicated your desire, be willing to fully and completely LET GO of it.

Let the universe take care of it and trust that however and whenever it arrives, it will be absolutely perfect in every way.

Author's Bio: 

David Hooper is the author of "The Rich Switch - The Simple 3-Step System to Turn on Instant Wealth Using the Law of Attraction." Visit to get a copy of the audio book version for free.