If you wish to manifest something in your life, what is the essence of what it will offer you? For example, if you would like to manifest money, why? The real reason for the money might be to experience more freedom, ease, or fun.
Once you identify what it is you would truly like to experience more of, stop and see how it already exists in your life. Find the ways you already have that essence, even if it is the littlest bit. You may be surprised to realize that you already have quite a lot of what it is you desire! This is a wonderful discovery for it shows you that you already have the ability to manifest it.
Next, express heartfelt gratitude for what it is you already have, even if it is the tiniest amount of what you would like more of. By doing so, you are anchoring and nurturing its existence it in your life. This is a very direct form of manifestation, and something that is easy to turn into a daily practice.
Gratitude helps you practice more presence, which is staying in the now moment where your true power is. Your days are always much more pleasant, and far more empowered, when you can recognize and grow the blessings that are already there, if only you have the eyes to see. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young