I've manifested (a number of times now) with "Wouldn't it be nice, if.... (fill in believable explanation as to why you're not out of sugar but instead you can find a pack somewhere in your house, for example.)
I've searched my cupboard, underneath the cupboard, in all of my bags and pockets and in a drawer numerous times. No cigarettes. Okay, I did find four all together, but I wanted a full pack. My believable explanation was that there could be a stray pack that slipped out of the carton (worked last time). Nothing. Then I remembered that I didn't buy a carton at all but two single packs. Hm.
I listened to Abraham talking about how one can't NOT believe it's there and still find something. You have to be sure it's there somewhere and you're currently just not seeing it.
I thought about challenging Abraham/my guides to send me a sign. Funny, suddenly I remembered that little cute bug that came flying to me as I waited for the underground. It entered the underground with me, sat down on my bag, walked aroud. I played with it a little bit. A few stops later it made off. That was a few months ago when I was having an "Abraham phase". I took it as a nice little sign but didn't think about it more.
Today it hit me: The name of that bug was my late grandmother's name! I couldn't believe I missed that! Esther Hicks is so much better at interpreting signs than I am. Seems like I'm catching up, though, eh? (good thing that our late relatives all transform back into pure positive energy, because granny was anything but;)
So after that revelation I hit the cupboard again for the umpteenth time. I'm sure there's a pack there, I told myself. It's there because it has to be. I can't see it yet, but I will. And then .... there it was. My full pack. Incredible.
So far, I've won some little amount every week in the lottery. Covers the costs. Wouldn't it be nice if I manifested tens of Thousands of $$$$? Can't wait. I'm offering the universe avenues to work with...
PS not 100 % back in good health but working on that.