Here's one of my favorite ways to manifest something new in your life: Say thank you for something that hasn't happened yet. If you truly feel into it and do it with heartfelt intent you will generate something very, very cool.
I like to do it this way: I wake up in the morning and I say, "Thank you so much for all the amazing things that showed up today! What an amazing day! I had no idea so many cool things could happen in a day! Thank you thank you thank you!" This feels really good & sets a very positive intention for the day. When you do this with serious intent you will pretty much expect that something amazing is going to show up. You can do the same at night, "Thank you so much for all the things that happened while I slept! Wow, that was so easy!" And when you expect it the Universe has no choice but to bring it to you. By saying it with deep gratitude you are attracting it to you in the purest way possible.
I would love for you to try this and experiment with different things. Sometimes I get specific and say, "Thank you so much for bringing me this blessing for my CAREER! I had no idea that was possible." And then I wait, and I promise you, something always shows up. When you do get something be sure and send more gratitude out and believe that you created it. Give yourself credit so that you can manifest more and more until you have everything you've ever dreamed of. If nothing happens keep trying it until you FEEL it. This is the key. Feel what it will be like when x, y and z show up. If you don't feel a little giddy or want to smile you aren't quiet there. But you can get there and all it takes is a willingness and an intention.
Doing this little exercise could be the shift in energy you need to manifest from a positive place. It's true you could manifest when you feel desperate for something, but you're doing that from a less pure place and so it will show up in that way - complicated, maybe messy and feeling like work. If you are desperate for, let's say love, and you manifest a partner what you'll get is someone that matches that energy: someone who NEEDS you, someone who doesn't love you because you're you but because you fill a void in them. And that kind of love is conditional. You are probably looking for unconditional love. When you start saying, "Thank you so much for bringing me the perfect person," you are attracting from a good place, from a place that says, "All is well and it's only going to get better."
So let's get rid of the complicated, messy and work-filled aspects. Let's make this easy and let's allow it feel good. That is the natural way, that is your natural ability. Believe it and it will be so. Are you ready? It's this easy, just read these words and feel into them:
"Hi, Universe. I'm (your name). I just want to say thank you so much for bringing me this surprising yet perfect thing that showed up today. Thank you so much. I wasn't even considering it, but I'm so glad it showed up today. It's just want I needed! Thank you!"