Gabrielle left me this comment on my post: Why Your Affirmations May Not Be Working … and How They Can!

This is where I need help I am doing this and it seems to not be working… Please help!!! I want to be a winner of prizes.

Her answer is in the question. She is clinging so tightly to the outcome, not trusting it will happen, that it’s not manifesting.

cupping water

Try holding water. If you hold on tight to the water it runs straight out of your hands. If you gently cup it, you can take a drink. Winning is the same way. If you are desperate to win, you won’t. You need to enter, and trust the prizes that are meant for you will appear.

In the movie The Secret it seemed that all you had to do was envision what you want and it will manifest. Two key steps were left out.

  1. action is required,
  2. and trust is required.


There is the old joke:

A fellow finds himself in dire trouble. His business has gone bust and he’s in serious financial trouble. He’s so desperate he decides to ask God for help.

He begins to pray… “God, please help me. I’ve lost my business and if I don’t get some money, I’m going to lose my house as well. Please let me win the lottery.”

Lottery night comes and somebody else wins it.

Again he prays… “God, please let me win the lottery! I’ve lost my business, my house and I’m going to lose my car as well.”

Lotto night comes and he  still has no luck.

Once again, he prays… “My God, why have you forsaken me?? I’ve lost my business, my house, and my car. My wife and children are starving. I don’t often ask you for help and I have always been a good servant to you. PLEASE just let me win the lottery this one time so I can get my life back in order.”

Suddenly there is a blinding flash of light as the heavens open and he is confronted by the voice of God Himself: “Come on! Meet Me halfway on this. Buy a ticket.”

Sitting on a meditation pillow and visualizing what you want, is the first step, but if you don’t get up and move forward, nothing in your life will manifest into reality. You won’t get a job if you don’t apply. You are not going to get a date unless you say hi. You can’t win if you don’t enter.


This is the hardest step as we humans like control. You have to trust, and allow, that after you visualize, and then take action, that results will appear.

Micheal Losier answers that question in his video “Just Allow? But How?”

Do you trust you will win prizes if you enter?