Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to make life work for you?

I think we sometimes forget that most of the worthwhile things in life aren’t necessarily easy, so go easy on yourself and your expectations.

Remember, anyone can read and study the principles of manifesting the most wonderful life experiences.  But not everyone will practice it.

And practicing what you want in your imagination is the simplest, easiest, fastest way to make life work for you. And might be the reason it hasn’t worked that well so far.

I recently remembered the study where two groups were give some piano chords to play. One group was to practice on an actual piano and the other to practice in their imagination.

At the end of the experiment,  both groups took a test, one that allowed scientists to check the function of the brain’s neurons, and it was discovered that both those who had physically tickled the ivories and those who only imagined doing so had a similar reorganization of those neurons. 

This is great news for us.  It means we can do the same with whatever dream we’’d like to come true.  We can practice experiencing it mentally and as our neurons reorganize themselves so too does our physical reality reorganize itself to be the perfect physical match.

So get ready to make it happen!

Because knowing, but not doing is not really knowing. So let’s get practicing.

Be clear on your destiny

Ask yourself this question. What would be be like to be the one who has fulfilled your biggest desire?  Only you know what this is… but it might be about being healthy, or wealthy or free or in a wonderful relationship.

Asking this question of yourself sets your brain in motion searching for matching neurons connected to your question.

And this in turn sets up the vision you need for manifesting that reality. This is your clear direction, a clear concept of the destiny you desire. Step one done.

But you need more.

Speak the right language

If thoughts are the language the consciousness speaks and understands, feelings are the language the body and subconscious speaks and operates in. 

Once you start to emotionally embrace the feeling of your future desire being here right now and combine it with the vision you have of what it looks like, your subconscious begins to believe this is your reality right now…and consequently sets all manner of things in motion that you could never do alone.

You dear heart have shifted yourself into a new state of being.  Pretty awesome isn’t it?

From this place you can begin to make life work for you on a regular basis and it becomes easier to experience that one big dream that awaits fulfillment.

A new state of being is the equivalent of a brand new personality.  And a new personality is the jumping off point to a new personal reality.  How about them apples? Step two done.

Put it all together

You have your vision…you have your feeling.  If the dream was a reality, right now, yes today, not tomorrow or next year…what action would you be taking?

Add this to the vision and feeling and start practicing them all together in your imagination.

If your dream was financial freedom for example, maybe you’d be checking your financial statements on line. Ok do this mentally and feel what you would feel if the numbers were fabulous. 

Whatever it might be, live that dream in your imagination every day for as long a period as you can.

You might not see anything happening instantly…in fact chances are you won’t.

But like the mentally practicing piano players, you’ll be switching up your brain neurons, you’ll be impressing your subconscious with the belief that this is your reality and the whole universe will conspire to make sure your dream becomes a fact in your physical world.

If it sounds simple, it’s because it really is once you remember that within you is the creative power of the universe.

It might not be enough power to create a whole new universe, but it’s enough to manifest a whole new life for yourself. Step three done.

Your greatest gift

Our greatest gifts are those that are felt with the heart, not always seen with the eye. 

Imagination is one of the great gifts bestowed on us all.

Having the ability to envision what hasn’t yet materialized lets us know that something amazing is awaiting us and your only job is to allow your biggest dream into your heart and see it in your mind’s eye. 

Knowing this is the secret sauce to the receipe.  You’ve got this, I know you have.

The real secret….

Many want to know if their path, their vision for life is the right one.  Who can say?

Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to make sure we know everything about where we’re going and how we’re going to get there that we no longer notice the little things that make life magical.

And the real secret is to understand that our conscious mind alone can’t be the sole arbiter of what’s right for us.  The mind can be a trickster and lead us down the proverbial garden path.

So give up needing to know…and follow what feels right.

Having the thinking mind and the feeling body be in harmony will be as sure a path to your destiny…to make life work for you and not against you, as anything else.

Final thoughts

Life sometimes takes us on a journey to find an answer that we had no idea we were looking for.

And as for me I often have no idea if the path I’m walking is merely a detour on my journey, or the answer to a question I didn’t know I had, and that’s part of life too.

Sometimes we simply need to accept that we might never have all the answers.

All I know is I’m willing to follow the path I’m on and the new ones that show up, because I meet the most amazing people along the way and I think together we can all make a difference in this world.  That’s how I think life will work best for me.  How about you?

Encourage one another.

Love Elle



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. It is always good to be open to what life offers you. This line is so true – “Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to make sure we know everything about where we’re going and how we’re going to get there that we no longer notice the little things that make life magical.”

    Thank you – great points here.

  2. I love the feeling of empathy that you express in this articles. And the step=by=step instructions are so helpful. They encourage me to use my imagination and to think ;positively.

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sandra…feedback is always something our writers enjoy. 🙂

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