I have manifested some very big things in my life, most notably my husband, who was everything I was looking for. So I've known that the whole process "works," but with the long time delays between expressing my desire and receiving the manifestation of my desire, I've allowed doubt to creep into the process. Maybe, given enough time, I would have met him anyway. So, in my newfound desire to make some big changes in my life - my work life now, I happened to find your book. I was inspired by the stories and decided to really give it a try. I've certainly had experiences of thinking of something and then getting it a short time after, but usually it was not very conscious.
From the book's recommendation, I decided to start with something simple: bagels. I wanted to see if I could manifest bagels. It's not unusual for someone to bring them in at work, but there were no meetings planned, so it wasn't a given, either. I also hoped to manifest them in one day, so it would be really clear to me. (After a week or so, the chances of bagels rises quite high).
Well, I found myself putting a lot of energy out -- more than I thought should be required for bagels. I kept thinking about these bagels again and again, and found myself getting discouraged, when, by 9:30 AM not a bagel was to be seen. At 10:30 I was frustrated, because all my thinking about bagels had made me hungry. I knew I could simply drive out and buy a bagel, and I contemplated doing that. After all, it was the most efficient way, was it not?
I told a coworker I was hungry. She handed me two blueberry muffins that she wasn't going to eat because she had already had breakfast! So, the Universe had responded to my pressing need at the time - hunger. But buy bagels if I really wanted them. Maybe that was the lesson. After about noon, I was finally able to "let go"of the vision of bagels. I thought maybe tomorrow would be the day.
This evening, my husband came home--with a pizza as he had planned, and --you guessed it -- bagels from work. It just about blew me away. He very rarely brings home any food from work. He told me that a secretary had thrust the bag of leftover bagels into his hands as he was leaving from work. I think this little exercise has impressed me as much as any spiritual lesson ever has. Quite amazing - and so are the implications.