Just for a moment, close your eyes, and imagine walking along a beach. Imagine that you come across a lamp in the sand, and as you brush the sand off it, a puff of smoke emits from the opening, eventually growing and taking the form of a genie.

“I will grant you any wish you desire. What is your command?” the genie says.

So… if you could have a wish granted in this way, what would you ask for?

A huge sum of money?

A killer body?

A dream vacation…?

Really give it some thought. Is that what you really want?

Now consider this… Would you change your mind if the genie said in response to your request, “Okay – you’ve got it. However, it will take some time and probably some effort on your part.”…?

Would you then say, “Well if that’s the case, then no thanks – I’ll pass.”…?

If not, well, then… who needs a genie? You can grant your own darn wishes. (And, it’ll be more satisfying.) It’s just that they will be granted incrementally.

The challenge of granting wishes incrementally is that there’s too much room to change your mind. Our actions at one moment may suggest that we are granting our wish of being financially independent, and then later it looks like we are determined to manifest a life of financial struggle.

One moment we are taking great care of our body, and the next we are acting in a way that suggests we wish to be morbidly obese.

I suppose that’s the allure of having a genie grant our wish – it manifests so quickly that we don’t have time to get in the way.

The benefit of doing it incrementally is that we have time to change our mind along the way if we decide we want something different. What if we ask for a vacation to Tahiti, then as soon as we find ourselves on the beach, realize we would have preferred a ski trip to the Alps? Oh well, too bad.

Make a list of things you would ask for if you found a genie who was willing to grant your wishes. Could be a list of three wishes, could be a list of 25 wishes. Or 100. Give yourself permission to think about the things you’d like to have.

Then ask yourself if you would only want them if they could be delivered immediately and without effort.

Ask yourself what would you choose to manifest no matter how long it would take.

Now notice where you might have conflicting wishes. Desiring fame and fortune is going to be tough if you also desire a quiet life of anonymity. This is where the incremental wish granting gets tricky, because there is too much time to switch back and forth between these contradictory desires.

I’d like you to consider that this is why you may not have everything you want right now. You have the power of a genie within you… you just also have the power to thwart yourself. Not because you are bad or stupid, but because you have contradictory ideas about what you want.

Give yourself permission to choose, and tap to clear any resistance to doing so.

You may also have contradictory ideas about what is safe and/or acceptable to have.

With each item on your list of wishes, close your eyes, imagine having it, and say, “It’s safe to have this…” Noticing what you feel in your body, see how true this feels on a scale o f0-10. Write that number next to the wish. You can also check the veracity of such statements as, “It’s okay for me to have this,” and, “I deserve to have this.”

To the extent that it’s not a 10 (and if you haven’t already manifested this, or aren’t already in the process of doing so, it’s a pretty good bet that it’s not a 10…), ask yourself why you couldn’t or shouldn’t have this.

Then take each of those objections and start tapping to clear them. As you do so, you will find greater freedom to do what it takes to get what you want… and greater freedom to allow them into your life.

Congratulations - you are now in the process of incrementally granting your own wishes. And the more resistance you clear, the quicker the manifestation.

No genie required. ;)

Author's Bio: 

Brad Yates is known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Brad is the author of the best-selling children's book "The Wizard's Wish," the co-author of the best-seller "Freedom at Your Fingertips," and a featured expert in the film “The Tapping Solution,” He has also been a presenter at a number of events, including Jack Canfield's Breakthrough to Success, has done teleseminars with “The Secret” stars Bob Doyle and Dr. Joe Vitale, and has been heard internationally on a number of internet radio talk shows. Brad also has well over 800 videos on YouTube, that have been viewed over 23 million times. More info is available at www.tapwithbrad.com