Certainty. Language. Clarity. Emotion. Energy. Detachment. Gratitude.
This is THE KEY for manifesting one's intention or vision. You must be certain it is what you desire from the depth of your heart. Ask your Higher Self (Spirit) if being-doing-having what your mind (your "character") thinks you desire is TRUE for YOU. Meditate and ask the question - a clearly formed, to the point, yes-or-no question. Then listen, feel, or "look" for the answer while your mind is empty, you are not distracted, and your body is at ease. Breathe deeply and TRUST that your heart (where Spirit resides) knows what's right for you. Accept the answer.
The words one uses to state their intentions is VERY important as the Universe will give you EXACTLY what you ask for. For example, if you are not 100% certain in your heart that you desire a particular thing - you will continue to have the experience of getting close then falling short...as though the thing is just out of reach. So be certain then create an intention that is precise. Use direct, non-vague phrases. Use emotion. For instance, if you desire to LIVE happily in Austin, don't say "I intend to BE in Austin..." and if your intention has a date or other time reference attached to it, state it. Example: "I intend to live filled with extreme joy and abundance in my dream home in Austin, TX on or before November 2014 ."
Once you're certain of your desires and intentions and have declared them in such a way that the Universe will know exactly what to do, then you can clearly create what it looks/feels/sounds/smells/tastes like to be-do-have them. Create a mental image of yourself already living out your dreams. Again meditate - give yourself the time and space to be still mentally and physically. Breathe deeply, connect to the universal life force within and all around you. As you take a deep breath in and let it out, allow the image of where you intend to be begin to form around you. With your eyes closed, see your environment as though you are looking at it in front of you- to the right is... And to the left... Under foot or over head... Listen to the sounds, smell the aromas. BE in your environment, don't "watch it on a screen". Place yourself totally there - what do you feel in this environment? Move. Walk from one room to the next. Look in a mirror. Or if you're outside, are there animals? Birds? What is the weather? Temperature? Are you alone or is someone with you? Don't get caught up in a conversation with them. See them fully, acknowledge them, and then take a deep breath.
ENERGY & EMOTION
How do you desire to BE? Happy? Healthy? Wealthy? Passionate? State that in your intention. Feel that in your visualization. Appreciate the health, joy, abundant love and prosperity you are experiencing in your vision. Cultivate those feelings as you meditate. Give your intentions the positive energy and love that are essential for creation, for manifestation, for LIFE. Also, be mindful of the mind's desire to "move away from fear/pain" and a scarcity/lack attitude. We sometimes subconsciously, due to conditioning, create intentions from these (negative energy) desires. Meaning, look out for the buried "fear of losing something, or pain of failure" as reasons for your intentions. Move toward light, love, and abundance.
You must surrender your intentions and desires to the Universal "cosmic" Intelligence. The force that causes a mighty oak to manifest from tiny acorn is the ultimate miracle worker. Your declaration to Be-Do-Have something, if certain, clearly stated & visualized with emotion and energy will be received by the universal heart/mind. And if it's aligned with the intention of that Great Wisdom it will be realized. However, if you are so attached to that thing that you FEAR NOT being/doing/having...THIS CREATES NEGATIVE ENERGY WHICH IS NOT RESPONDED TO OR REWARDED. So intend, visualize, and let go. All that happens, happens for the purpose of our growth.
Finally, be thankful. Thankful for the opportunity to express yourself, Thankful for all the experiences you've already had and those yet to come. Be thankful for having already manifested into the being YOU ARE. And say a deep heart-felt thanks for the manifesting of your vision as though it has already been set in motion...Because it HAS!!!!