Anchoring is one of the NLP tools that I find most effective when applied to the process of manifesting. I have already helped many of my clients in coaching sessions, with this Law of Attraction technique, that’s why I wanted to share with you how you can integrate anchors into your daily manifestation process.
So how can anchors help to manifest? NLP anchors help you to create a stimulus-response pattern so that you can always feel the way you want or need to feel. For example, if you have a difficult situation in front of you and you want to put yourself in a relaxed state.
When using the Law of Attraction to manifest your desired goals, this can help, whenever necessary, to bring you back into the vibration of manifestation. Put simply; these are small “reminders”, telling you, that you have already reached your goal.
When you want to manifest your dreams, it is crucial that you put yourself in the feeling that you have already reached your goal and that you feel good.
But this is sometimes easier said than done.
Think of the days when you open your mailbox and it is full of bills, or you get up in the morning with a headache, but instead of being able to rest in bed all day, you have one meeting after the other. Or your children wake you up at half-past five and instead of meditating in your morning routine you have to deal with dirty nappies…
We’ve all been there, and in these situations, being entirely in vibration and aligned with the universe, and totally convinced that you’re super-rich, healthy and relaxed, isn’t always easy. But that’s exactly where anchoring can help with manifesting.
So let’s dive a little deeper into this powerful law of attraction tool.
As mentioned above, NLP anchors are there to put you in the desired state in any situation.
An excellent example of this is a job interview. Most people are nervous and stressed before such an event, but the best results you can achieve when you are relaxed and natural.
And here can an anchor help you. It can bring you into this relaxed and natural state.
Actually, you can even do fun things with it, my husband Tom did set me a laughing anchor, and now he can just tell me a particular word, and I have to laugh. I can’t help, it works even when I’m mad at him.
In the manifestation process, this can be very powerful! You can set anchors that keep reminding you that you have (already) achieved this one goal you desire.
If you know “The Secret,” you most likely know that you should believe in receiving and get into a positive vibration.
Abraham Hicks, for example, speaks of it as the vortex.
But let’s face it, nobody can always be positive. But that’s not what it’s all about; it’s about you bringing yourself very quickly out of negative situations and getting yourself back into a positive state.
So setting yourself an anchor, just like a reminder, can help you to get back into “vibration” all day long, whatever happens, that day.
Denise Duffield-Thomas from LuckyBitch.com has given a great example. If you know Denise and her work as a money mindset coach, you might know that she often wins in competitions.
She once manifested six months of paid dream vacation as a honeymoon location tester (yes, she is really a lucky b****).
She talked about changing her password on her laptop to “lucky winner” or something like that. And the name of her husband, on the cell phone, she changed to co-winner. So every time he called, she was reminded again that she had won this competition.
This story is a wonderful example of how anchors can help you with manifesting.
The examples of how Denise used anchors to manifest her goal are definitely something you should try out.
But let’s get a little more creative and look for other ideas on how anchors can be integrated into your daily manifesting process and how you can use this powerful law of attraction tool in your daily life.
An image of your goal, or a picture that symbolizes your desired goal, is probably one of the strongest methods to anchor. We, humans, are usually very visually driven, and keeping a picture in front of you all the time is of course very effective.
This is also the reason why vision boards work so well.
Be creative; you can use the picture as a screensaver or in the lock screen of your mobile phone, hang it on the fridge or another place where you often look at.
I have my biggest goals as pictures on the first page of my journal, this way I see them every morning and evening, and every new journal gets a kind of theme.
No matter if it is in your office, your kitchen, your car, choose a place where you often spend time and take an object as an anchor in this room.
Maybe you have a small piece of art or a souvenir from a beautiful trip? I collect, e.g. Tiki Mugs and I have mugs from all over the world, for me these are anchors that always remind me that I can travel a lot, one of my life’s goals that I have already achieved.
Use a key tag as an anchor that you always have with you when you’re out and about.
Like an object in your home or office, a unique key holder can remind you of what you have manifested and will keep you in vibration.
The chances are very big that you always have your key with you when you are not at home, so you always have your anchor with you. And maybe this will even help you never to forget your keys again.
You can use a word as an anchor in two ways. Be it as an affirmation that you say to yourself or as a word that someone else can say to bring you back into the right vibration.
This is a more active kind of anchor where the other examples are more “passive reminders”. But using a specific word or phrase as an anchor can also be very powerful.
I told you how my husband did set a laughing anchor for me. You can set such an anchor together with your partner, a friend, or your mentor or coach so that this person can bring you back into a positive state at any time if necessary.
Read this post for more ideas on how to use anchors in your manifesting process.
In NLP coaching, setting an anchor with your clients works as follows:
1. Have the person access the desired state.
2. Now use the anchor at the moment the person is in the desired state.
3. Then break that state.
4. Now use the anchor to test.
Sometimes you need to repeat the process until the anchor is fully set.
To strengthen your manifestation process with anchoring, you can try out different ways to set yourself an anchor and see what works best for you.
When you set your goals you are usually in a very positive and motivated state, this is exactly what we want to achieve when you later use your anchor.
You can assign a specific anchor to each of your goals or use a superior anchor that will always bring you back into vibration when needed.
To put you back into the state, later on, it makes sense to use this moment of absolute satisfaction to set an anchor for yourself.
The days where just everything works for you, where you get super great news, where you have experienced something incredibly beautiful, the days where you are just in the vortex! Happy and invincible.
For example, I had set myself such an anchor on my last birthday when I was on Maui. I probably experienced the most magnificent sunset of my life.
Thank you universe for this beautiful birthday gift!
I walked to the beach and had set myself a big goal for the coming year, and this picture here is my anchor for it:
Of course, you can also anchor yourself at any time and spontaneously. This may be more difficult at the beginning, but with some practice, you will surely have a lot of success with it, after a while.
Actually, it works like the last point, but you can use any visualization technique to put yourself in the desired state. Now you simply have to set your anchor as soon as you are in the right state.
⇒ Expert Tip: Whatever method you choose, don’t overcomplicate the process. Never forget; it is all about you feeling good!
Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT, is similar to acupuncture or acupressure on an emotional level.
This method can help to remove negative feelings, reduce pain or cravings, but it can also be used to anchor positive feelings or goals.
Tapping is therefore very popular with many people who actively use manifestation and the law of attraction.
Tapping is an excellent tool to set and strengthen anchors for your manifestations.
You see, anchoring is just one of many law of attraction tools and techniques, that can help you manifest your dreams. It is best to use a mix of the different LoA tools if you want to design your dream life.
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By Mia Fox
Author, Certified Transformational Trainer, NLP & Mindset Coach
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