Understanding that all aspects of manifestation are nothing less than the art of magic, helps us to understand a little bit more about both subjects.
Modern man has become highly skeptical of anything related to magic or that which is called magical. This fear was created to ensure that people were turned off the idea of creating the life they truly desired or healing themselves, and rather developed a reliance upon man-made institutions which laid claim to being able to cure all of our spiritual, emotional, mental, physical or financial ills. Hence we accept that other people can be responsible for miracles, rather than developing and working on the understanding of the real magic of creation that lies within each and every one of us.
The fear that surrounds magic may also be because many people alive today have had past lifetimes which involved severe persecution, and have been tortured, maimed or killed - such as occurred during the long years of the Inquisitions. Dissenters against the dominant authority of that time, were usually people who lived an alternative lifestyle and/or didn't kow-tow to the imposed rules and regulations and enslavement of the mind. These people were powerful in their own right, and practiced alternative healing methods, which included energy healing, visualisations and rituals.
Rituals abound in all of our societies and are used to invoke memories of similar past occasions, such as when singing a birthday song and blowing out birthday candles. Rituals are no more scary when used for manifestation purposes than for birthday well wishes!
All of this aside, there are some fundamental principles which form the basis of all magic/miracles/manifestation/creation. These are as follows:
1. Be in a raised resonance state.
a). We easily begin to raise our resonance by raising the energy of the chakras with kundalini energy. We energise the chakras from the Base Chakra, moving upwards through all of them, towards the Crown Chakra.
b). In addition to this, chanting power words such as OM, or Love, or the name of a known magic-maker, such as Isis, further raises our resonance. Resonance is the key to rapid manifestation of all kinds.
2. Set your intention.
a). It is imperative that the intention is as clear and as detailed as possible, and is concentrated on one particular item or theme.
b). Intentions must be for your own life, and must not interfere with the life of any other person. Failure to observe this most basic responsibility of manifestation magic means that great karma may be incurred. We remain accountable to ourselves in this way.
c). Write the intention down on a piece of paper so as to begin the process of taking information out of the nebulous and non-material state of the mind, and placing it onto the paper of physical reality.
3. Create your own ritual around the process if so desired, and repeat this ritual each time you work your magic.
4. Detach from the outcome of the manifestation.
a). This step, aside from being in a raised resonance state, is the most important step of the entire magical manifestation process. This is simply because worrying about the outcome of an intention is tantamount to creating a lowered resonance energy. Low frequency vibrations are part of any form of doubt, worry, fear, desire, need and any other ego issue, including thinking obsessively about your desired intention and outcome.
b). With a little bit of practice, simple things like manifesting what food you want to eat becomes commonplace. An example of this is going to the fridge to get the last piece of delicious chocolate cake, only to find it has disappeared. The intention to eat that piece of cake was strong as the idea formed in your mind, and grew as you headed towards the kitchen. The images in your mind and the salivatory response as you imagined the taste, added to the intensity of this intention. Opening the fridge reveals that there is no more chocolate cake, and it is at this point that your next thought creates or destroys in an instant. The key to magical manifestation is to instantly shift your attention to an alternative and satisfying option, while thinking and stating this option to yourself. It may be something along the lines of, "That's OK, I'll have a piece of cheesecake instead," while genuinely feeling entirely comfortable with this option. At this point in the process, everything hinges upon discipline of the mind and of the emotions. Once this is understood and done, the most interesting thing is that when you look back to the previously vacated place of the chocolate cake, you will be enormously surprised to see that it is actually right there in front of you: exactly as you initially imagined it to be! You will reason that you must have missed it before, because the manifestation is so beautifully effortless. This principle applies to absolutely everything you might choose to manifest, and there are no limitations to its application.
This simple form of manifestation magic is not fanciful imagining, and it really and truly works. Try it and see. Create your own magic. Learn to trust your manifestation abilities. Take back your power. Never relinquish your power again, ever. Know that you can, and do, create your world in every single moment, in every thought and with every emotion. Be conscious of what you are creating by being conscious of your thoughts and emotions. Choose your thoughts. Choose your emotions. Choose your reality experience. Choose your world.