The first thing I do is brainstorm about what it is I want/need. Don’t focus on the how because everything always comes to me in ways or for reasons I would’ve never thought of. If it’s something more detailed, like if you’re looking for a house, write down everything you’re looking for in a house and your price range. Write it down bc it helps keep your wish focused and consistent. If you’re looking for money the “Magic Check” is a helpful tool for focus. Once I know exactly what I want/need I start planning how I’m going to envision receiving for when I set my intention during meditation. It helps setting your initial intention go much more smoothly.
Once I’ve established what I want/need and I plan how I’m going to envision receiving, I set my intention by meditating on it. I usually wait until the kids are asleep to do this because you want at least 10-20 minutes of complete uninterrupted silence. No tv’s, no music, phone goes on airplane mode. And all I do it sit or lay and focus all of my energy on my wish. It doesn’t have to be anything ritualistic or traditional unless that would work better for you. You could sit out on your back deck and watch the birds if you wanted, as long as it’s uninterrupted and you’re able to envision and feel your wish. Take the first couple minutes to calm your mind and body. Think about everything you’re already grateful for, good things that happened that day, etc. You want to raise your vibration with all those positive, happy feelings. Then start focusing on your wish.
As an example with the $8k. I envisioned walking out to the mailbox and receiving that check in the mail, opening it up, and seeing $8k written on it. I felt how happy, excited, and grateful I was to receive it and the tears of joy from receiving such a gift. I envisioned depositing the check into my bank account and how it felt to sign such a large check. I envisioned checking my bank account online and seeing that $8k in my savings. I felt again how happy/excited/grateful I was to actually have money in my savings account. I felt the financial relief, and I felt the financial security it gave me. When I’m done, I thank the universe for granting my wish and for everything I already have. Feeling is key. And notice I had no expectations on how that check was going to make it’s way to me. If I had, I might not have received it because it came in a way I would’ve never thought.
Once I set my intention, I try to take a couple minutes every day to focus on feeling and envisioning my wish, usually when I’m first waking up or going to bed. Sometimes I did it every other day bc I’m just forgetful and also bc I didn’t want it to feel like an extra chore to add on my list (that would bring negative feelings). After I do that, I let it go for the day. I know for a fact it’s on it’s way, so there’s no need to think about it all day. Like the OP mentioned, unless I’m consciously focusing on my wish, I try to stay unattached to it. Also, I’ve found that if I allow myself to casually think about my wish throughout the day it can open the door for doubt to creep in. So, it’s better for me if I let the wish go for the day unless I’m consciously choosing to focus on it properly. The rest of the day I focus on what I’m grateful for. If I catch myself unconsciously thinking about it, I think to myself, “I’m so happy and grateful for receiving this $8k check. Thank you so much.” and I let it go knowing for a fact it’s on it’s way.
Some things you wish for will require action. I’ve noticed in these cases, sometimes it’s obvious, other times it’s more subtle. For example, I was driving to the grocery store a couple weeks ago when I got this sudden urge to stop into a health food store right before I was coming up to it. I’m not a spontaneous person, but I went with it. I ended up getting a strong urge to go into what looked like an empty store next to it. I made small talk with the lady in there who offered me an opportunity to make money doing something I love to do, and have always wanted to make a career out of. So, when you get that nudge, even if it doesn’t make sense at the time, go with it and see where it takes you bc it could be the LOA guiding you to where you need to be or to meet someone who can help you attain your wish.
I’ve been doing it this way for about 5 years and it’s never failed me. Everyone is different, but this is what works for me. Sorry this turned out so long but I wanted to be as clear and detailed as I could. It could help someone new, or maybe someone who’s struggling to get the LOA to work for them.