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Manifest the Man of Your Dreams for 2016

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

How long have you been waiting for the man of your dreams? How long have you been waiting for love to find you?

But not to fear. The fact that you are reading this feature is taking you one step closer to finding

Mr Right. Flair shares a new

strategy that will make 2016 the year to manifest your heart's desire for love, companionship, and possibly even marriage by creating a vision board.

A vision board is a strong, compelling picture of the life you want to live, and it helps you to visualise the future you desire.

Step 1: How can you

use the Vision board to manifest your man?

Gather some of your favourite magazines and find pictures you would want to put on your vision board. These may include:

n The gown you want to wear to your wedding.

n The place you would go for your honeymoon.

n The home you want to live in.

n The activities you want to do as a couple of while you are dating.

n Anything else that triggers

you to have faith for your future relationship.

Step 2: Activate

your vision with words

You need words that will bring your dream to life. Choose words and phrases from magazines that represent the life you want to live with your future husband and the emotions you will experience when you meet him.

It is also important that you keep a journal that is inspired by your vision board. When you write, you activate the part of your brain that is responsible for focusing on what you want. Journalling about your vision is telling your brain to pay attention to your dreams.

Try not to focus too much on how tall you want him to be or what he does for a living. Instead, describe in great detail; the kind of family he would come from; what his personality would be like; and the things you would like to enjoy doing together. Write in the present tense as though it were already happening.

Step 3: Make your

board visible

Don't make a vision board and then stuff it in your drawer. Place it in a place where you can see it regularly. Make sure it's in a space that's clutter-free and that's associated with positive emotions. You want to look at it and smile, not look at it and become filled with dread or overwhelming feelings.

Step 4: Take action

Most people just use the vision board to feel inspired, but you need to use it to inspire you to take action. The board won't make a man magically appear, but it can help you become more charismatic so that you attract Mr Right.

You will have more clarity about the kind of man that is right for you, and you will fixate your focus on all the reasons why your vision is possible. Also, the board will help you take stock of where you are now and the changes you will need to make to get where you want to be.

For example, if you never leave your home on the weekends, go to the supermarket almost every week, the park, and travel the same route to work, it will be impossible to meet anyone. Change it up!

Step 5: Pray about it

Let the Creator guide and inspire you to get out of your comfort zone. Write down the specific places you need help, and what you are willing to do to get to your dream.

Make your request known to Him and start thanking and praising Him in advance.

God sees things that you can't, so ask for His protection and guidance each day to make the right choice. Some men are good pretenders and may not be who they appear to be.

Instead of writing the typical 'Perfect Man List', create a vision board, remain prayerful, and positive. It may help you manifest your dream partner quicker.

cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com