“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” These words, written by Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu, are as true today as they were in the 6th century BC. Every undertaking –long or short, simple or complex – starts with action. But what is it that inspires us to get into action and take that all-important first step?

Everything that exists in the visible, tangible world began as an invisible and intangible thought; an inkling. . . a desire. Our desires are intrinsically generative. The moment they are born, they set into motion a creative force that inspires us into action. Once we take that proverbial first step, we feel even more inspired, and each step we take thereafter generates the motivation we need to keep going until we reach our goal. Everything that has ever been or ever will be created follows this same formula: Thoughts generate desires; desire inspires us to action; and action leads to the manifestation of our desires. These are the “rules” of manifestation, and if we follow them, there is literally nothing that is out of our reach.

Thought --> Desire -->Action -->Manifestation

Whatever your goal – whether it’s to be more abundant, to find the love of your life, become more successful in your career, improve your health and body image, or simply to experience more moments of joy and inner peace – you have within you right now the creative power to achieve it. I would like you to read this sentence again and as you do, pay attention to the emotions that are evoked within you: Right now, you have within you the creative power to achieve that which you desire. If after reading this you feel encouragement, pride, anticipation, or joy, these are indications that you are well on your way toward fulfilling your desire. If, on the other hand, those words bring up even a tinge of frustration, sadness, resignation or self-doubt, these emotions are weakening your innate creative power and hindering you from achieving your goal. How so, you ask? Keep reading, and I’ll explain.

The way we feel when we think about our desires – whether we regard them as possible or impossible, or consider ourselves capable or incapable of achieving them – has everything to do with how easily we attract to ourselves the things we want. This is because the thoughts, beliefs, and emotions we experience on a moment-to-moment basis carry a certain energetic frequency, and we transmit this energetic frequency like a radio signal everywhere we go, to everyone we meet, and – in fact – to the farthest corners of the universe. In the same way that striking the key of a piano causes all other keys that resonate at a similar frequency to vibrate, the energetic frequency of our thoughts and feelings draws to us people, circumstances, and experiences that resonate with the vibration we are sending out. Like attracts like. This is the essence of the Law of Attraction, one of seven powerful universal laws that govern the process of manifestation.

Like gravity, these universal laws operate whether we are aware of them or not, and whether or not we choose to apply them. Once we understand them, however, we can use these principles to create more abundance, more success, more love. . . and more of everything we desire. I have watched this happen in my own life, and in the lives of countless others who have used my Divine Manifestation System. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman, rich or poor, married or single. It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do for a living. Once you understand these universal laws and apply them deliberately, you’ll begin creating the life you’ve always dreamed of. There are no lucky people and unlucky people; there are only deliberate and non-deliberate creators.

Author's Bio: 

Christy Whitman is the author of four books, including her bestseller, Perfect Pictures. She is also a professional speaker and a certified Law of Attraction Coach. Christy’s business, Personal Empowerment, specializes in helping people let go of resistance in order to create what they desire in their lives. Christy is also a featured speaker with The Learning Annex. She is the creator of www.7essentiallaws.com. For free special reports on the universal laws visit