Wish is Granted
by Robin L. Silverman
When you were little, you probably made a lot of wishes.
So did I. Unfortunately, it always seemed to be a
hit-or-miss proposition: sometimes they came true, but
often, they didn't. So when I became an adult, I decided
to see if there wasn't a way to smooth out the process
and make it more reliable. By reading and experimenting
with a combination of spiritual and scientific
practices, I found that there are a few
"secrets" that may be of use to you now.
Since it's easy to learn from stories, I'll share one
that happened recently. I had a man ask me how he could
manifest or attract $25,000 a month.
"So what you're saying is that right now, you
don't have $25,000 a month," I said.
"That's right. I don't have it."
"But you want it."
"Definitely! I want it more than anything."
I pointed out two "flaws" in his
wish-making process. By affirming that he doesn't have
the money, he is reinforcing both a mind-set and a
sub-atomic vibration that creates an energy barrier to
ever getting it. And by saying that he "wants"
the money, he is reinforcing the condition of want. So I
"As I understand it then, in this moment you
don't have $25,000, but you hope to get it sometime in
the future, yes?"
"Sometime soon, please. I need it right
Again, he was making it clear that he was thinking,
experiencing and believing in poverty, and that he has
tremendous need. Both are guaranteed wish-breakers, at
least when it comes to manifesting money or wealth.
So I taught him a simple trick: "All you need is
a single word to make your wish come true."
"What? What?" he demanded.
"Hallelujah!" is the ultimate conscious
creative word. It's as layered with meaning as ancient
rock. On the surface, there is unbounded happiness.
Along with it comes a joyous noise, the kind that wakes
us up and says "Yes! This is exactly
what I wanted!" Hallelujah is the word we use when
we want to praise something glorious. It's our rescue
word, the one that expresses release and relief after
terrible torment. It's also the one that makes our
wishes come true.
But before we can use it, we need to get a better
handle on what we are creating with our wishes and why
we want our visualizations to come true. In my book, The
Ten Gifts, there are ten questions in the
chapter on the gift of Dreams that help clarify our
desires so we know that manifesting them will help
create greater good for everyone. The problem most
people have with desires is that they choose things that
simply provide temporary relief from some kind of pain
they are experiencing. There is no sense of surrender,
of trading a smaller definition of ourselves for
something finer, more peaceful and more universal. For
in the end, if something only benefits you,
you will have to defend and protect it, thus building
walls not only against others, but against the forces of
love and assistance that surround us and help us grow.
So before you start wishing or visualizing, ask
yourself these questions:
1) What would make me happy?
2) Why do I believe this makes me happy?
3) Why is this important to me now?
4) Who am I if I have this?
5) How do I act towards others when I have this?
6) How will other people benefit from this?
7) Who else do I know who has this (or a variation of
8) Whom do I accept, forgive or love as a result of
my having this?
9) When do I want this to happen?
10) Where do I end up as a result?
The answers to these questions provide several key
pieces in the manifestation process. First, they reduce
or eliminate our fear of change because we can see what
is likely to happen to us and those around us. Second,
they strengthen our belief that the result we desire is
possible, and beliefs always over-ride thoughts when it
comes to receiving or repelling what we want. And third,
they help us see that it is impossible for us to create
anything in a vacuum. Whatever we want must be good not
only for us, but for others. For after we die,
supposedly the only question we are asked is, "What
did you learn about love?"
Once we are perfectly clear, we can create what we
want either through wishing, visualization, or both.
Wishing is really only a short visualization, so I like
to start with a wish and then expand it into a full
mental scene where I fully experience what I want with
all six of my senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell,
touch and intuition. Visualization actually allows us to
have something right away. No waiting or wanting. Since
our bodies do not know the difference between something
we are merely thinking about and an "actual"
experience, visualization is important to help us get
comfortable with having what we want. Right here, right
now, we can experience the pleasure and peace of
something that is good and right. If your mind tends to
drift when you sit to visualize, you might want to
create a cassette, CD or journal with your dream coming
true in the present. In "The Ten Gifts,"
I give full instructions on how to create such a
personal tool, and share the story of a woman who
manifested a brave new life for herself in only 30 days.
Then it's "Hallelujah!" time. Simply look
around to see evidence of what you have already created
on the quantum plane moving into the world of your
experience. Just as visualization is "here and
now" for the mind and spirit,
"Hallelujah!" is the "here and now"
practice for the physical plane. For the man who wants
the $25,000, I suggested he look around for people who
have and are spending that kind of money. Instead of
feeling jealous, he should say out loud,
"Hallelujah! There's another one!" Although
initially he may think, "Why them and not me?"
it won't be long before he's feeling, "Lots of
people have this, so why NOT me?" Another benefit
of this process is that the man is reading, watching and
learning about how those with abundant money live, and
is sure to discover what he needs to know about
spending, saving and paying taxes at a higher level of
income. Note: thinking the word "Hallelujah!"
is not as powerful as saying it, as we only believe what
we hear "from the horse's mouth."
If the man has difficulty blessing others with
praise, he should start with simpler things: the
hundreds of thousands of visible stars in the sky; the
millions of grains of sand on a beach; the billions of
snowflakes that blanket a region during a storm. Over
time, he will come to know that life exists in abundance
everywhere, all the time. By appreciating and being
thankful for unlimited natural wealth, he can relax and
enjoy the idea that there is no need or lack in the
That's the final clue: the man should say
"Hallelujah!" for every new dollar, job or
opportunity that comes his way. Although it is indeed
possible for him to go from very little to $25,000 a
month, he probably doesn't believe that can happen.
"Hallelujah! Here's another piece of my wish coming
true" makes him more magnetic to what he wants so
it can enter his life slowly but surely.
The secret is in the focus. If our attention is on
the lack of what we want, we create more lack. If the
attention is on enjoying everything we receive, we get
even more than what we bargain for. Wish or
visualization, it's all done right here, right now.
Focus on this moment, because a heart trapped in
tomorrow creates a brick wall that today cannot
So let your heart speak. Then listen with your eyes.
Your wish is granted.
© Copyright Robin L. Silverman. 2001.
Robin L.Silverman is an author, motivational speaker and
consultant specializing in human potential.
She is the founder of CreativisionsTM
workshops and lectures, which have taught thousands of men, women and
students how to eliminate problems and achieve more satisfaction and personal
peace both on and off the job. She writes and presents visualization programs
that reduce stress and improve individual and team performance. She also teaches
public speaking at the University of Minnesota. Robin has published more than
1200 newspaper and magazine articles celebrating the best of the human spirit,
and is the author of the new book, "The Ten Gifts" (St.
Martin's Press) and the forthcoming book, "Something Wonderful is
About to Happen" (Adams Publishing, 2001)
Silverman is the author of the award-winning
middle-grade book, A Bosnian Family, the story of refugees from
the war in the former Yugoslavia. She is also the author of two audiotapes: Love
From Home and Relaxation for Busy People, which are
being used by men and women nationwide to reduce stress and create happier, more
fulfilling lives. Her stories are featured in the bestselling books Chicken
Soup for the Unsinkable Soul, Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother's Soul,
Small Miracles for Women and Heartwarmers. In addition,
her work has appeared in a variety of national magazines, including Inc.
magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, New Woman, Teen,
Woman's World and more.
Originally from Westfield, New Jersey, Robin now hails
from the Heartland: Grand Forks, ND, where she lives with her husband Steve, two
daughters and their collie.
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