Recently I have been entertaining the idea of giving the universe some rather outrageous requests.  I heard from somewhere that if my dreams are realistic, then my dreams are too small.  Therefore, I have been toying with the idea of really dreaming BIG and focusing my attention on my dreams on a daily basis.

Previously on my blog post Manifesting Money I wrote about how I manifested $100,000 in annual income.  This time around, I am going to set my income goal publicly here on Manifestation Stories so that I can give an income report by the tax season.

Before I state my income goal for the year of 2008, I want to talk a bit about the process of manifestation…

A few months ago I came across an excellent article by personal development guru Steve Pavlina titled How Intentions Manifest that details the sequence of how intentions become physical realities.  Some of the interesting concepts Steve had presented were the presence of Alpha Reflections and Beta Reflections with any given intention.  According to Steve, the alpha reflection usually appears 24 to 72 hours after an intention has been declared.  The Alpha Reflection may come in the form of synchronicities or some other types of validation from the universe saying that it has acknowledged the intention.  The Beta Reflection comes weeks, months, or even years later in the form of actual opportunities and/or inspiration about how to achieve the intended outcome.

Ever since I read this article, I have always wondered how these alpha and beta reflections present themselves because I really haven’t been paying a lot of attention to their presence.  However, I got my first taste of an alpha reflection this week after declaring my income goal on paper.

Here is what happened:

Three days ago I declared that I intend to make $300,000 in the year 2008.  Now to give you an idea of where I am at right now, my husband and I are hardly making any money because we have been busy developing our online accounting software called Clarity Accounting.  It is a simple online accounting software for small businesses and individual consultants and my husband has been developing this piece of software on a part-time basis over the last 9 months.

The next day after I had put down my intention on paper, we went to a meeting with an advisor with IRAP — a Canadian government initiative to provide research funding for technology companies.  The advisor we are working with has created and sold two IT start-ups and now he spends his time providing guidance for technology start-up companies.  During our meeting I asked the advisor what he thought of our software and its potential and this was what he said, “I think you guys have a great idea and you are definitely on the right track.  In fact, if I would say that your company is probably worth about $250,000 right now.”

I couldn’t believe my ears, did he  say $250,000? We don’t even have any customers yet and we are already worth $250,000!! With an additional equity of $100,000 in our downtown apartment, we are now looking at $350,000 in net worth!  If this does not fit the definition of an alpha reflection, I don’t know what else could explain how someone could tell me that I am already worth $300,000!!  I now refer to the alpha reflection as a wink from universe telling me that my intention has been acknowledged and now I just have to keep focusing on my wonderful intention daily and start watching out for the Beta Reflections.  When I experience it, I will no doubt write another big blog post about it and give it a cute title like er…I don’t know, I’ll find a nice title when I get there~~~

In fact, this incident has prompted me to give the universe a more specific intention:
Dear Universe, I intend to make $300,000 in revenue by December 30th, 2008.

This incident got me thinking about the idea that I already have everything I want and everything I could ever want is already in existence.  It may be in a different form right now as energy can be transferred from one form to another.  Just like ice, water, and steam are basically the same thing with different energy compositions.  For example, the downtown penthouse I want to live in is already in existence and we are just waiting for the right time for a change of ownership!

Needless to say, I am excited and amazed at the wink I have been given from the universe, I can’t wait to see what kind of inspiration and opportunities will come my way in the next coming weeks / months!

Update July 26th 2017

It has been almost 10 years since this blog post was written. I didn’t get $300,000 by December 30, 2008. However, the Universe had even better plans. Nearly one year after I declare my intention to the Universe, we received a cheque for $500,000. It was well worth the wait Universe!

The Universe is truly amazing. When I lose my way I just have to go back and read some of my own amazing stories!