In addition to being open to the fleeting image appearing in my mind, I decided to be on purpose about it and a Facebook friend of mine directed me to Christie Marie Sheldon, who has a lot to say about manifestation.
The Magical Question
And then, instead of trying to answer that for ourselves, we just picture it. The swearing in, signing something into law, getting on or off Air Force One, or other images. You might also "see" the inauguration date on a calendar or "45th president" or something else that concretizes it.
Christie also suggests connecting to source & while doing so, expressing gratitude for what it is you are trying to manifest, as if it is happening already. When I did the exercise myself, I could tell that it raises your vibration, too, which is another part of the manifestation puzzle.
Connecting to Source by Expanding Your Energy
Start by thinking about where you are right now. The chair, the couch, your bed, etc. Then see your energy expanding past your seat. Then past the room you are in & past your building. Now, past your neighborhood and then, past your town or city ... and state ... and country. Now see it expanding past the planet, and expand it past the sun and the moon. Keep going until you feel the connection to Source. Once you feel it, ask the question and then, say thanks for having what you have asked for. Delete the belief that you can't have it and stay in the energy of gratitude because you can.
Then, return your energy to the room you're in and end the meditation. Here's the video where I heard how to do the meditation.
Prayer for the Highest Good
Praying along with you!