There is no single definition of manifestation, and no single explanation of how it works- it’s rather subjective and tailored to the individual. Manifestation can be compared to the Law of Attraction; the often spiritual essence of manifestation teaches us that the energies that we exert can often return to us in the form of things we desire, that being happiness, money, love or maybe even that promotion you’ve been longing for.
What is Manifestation?
Manifestation is all about giving power to your thoughts, feelings and dreams. It’s about creating the life that you want, and getting what you deserve out of life through energy, power and action. Whilst the universe plays a large part in turning our dreams into reality, it does fundamentally come down to us to speak, breath and manifest our own dreams into reality. Unfortunately sitting on our assess and expecting to be rewarded for it is not how manifestation works.
How does manifestation work?
There are many forms of manifestation and different techniques work for different people. The easiest form of manifestation is simply speaking what you want into existence. Not telling yourself that you will be successful, but you are successful and that everything you deserve is coming your way. Other techniques include writing and journaling, singing, some people even speak what they desire into their water before drinking it! There’s a popular 55×5 law of attraction method in which people write down their aspirations fifty-five times for five days in order to put their desires out into the universe.
There are endless amounts of manifestation techniques that people have found success in. No single technique is wrong or right but they all share the same idea: that you stick to your desires, manifesting and believing in them as often as you can knowing that they will certainly come true. There’s no point in abandoning them after a few days of not getting what you want. There’s also no guarantee that the same method will also work for you, and if you don’t truly believe in the words you’re saying there’s really no point.
What if it doesn’t work?
Manifestation is unlikely to work if there isn’t any emotion attached to what you’re manifesting. If you aren’t really feeling and desiring your dreams with great passion, it’s unlikely that you’ll do whatever it takes to achieve them. In this case, it’s unlikely that the universe will work in your favour. When manifesting financial security and recognition for what you do, I get it, it’s hard to act as if you aren’t financially struggle when it’s clear you are. But as long as you believe that this will not only be the case and that a rise in fortune is coming, you’ll attract the energies and opportunities needed in order for this happen.
By telling ourselves that we will get what we want, we can remind ourselves that we truly do deserve all that we’ve dreamed of. Whilst it isn’t always the case, a lot of the time its us who’s holding ourselves back. Manifestation may seem unnatural at first or even strange, but it helps create a mindset that attracts greatness.
All that we are is a result of what we have thoughtBuddha
Whilst I’ve tried many methods of manifestation, the one that I’ve been utilising the most and have seen the best results from are the utilisation of mood boards. I often find myself creating collages featuring numerous images centred around a certain topic- whether it’s travel images of places I desperately want to visit, quotes to increase confidence, self love and self-worth or simple pictures of the life I hope to one day live and curate for myself.
I’ll often set these collages as the lock-screen or home-screen on my phone, this way I’m constantly exposed to visualisations of what I desire the most and it reminds me take action towards these aspirations every single day (even if that action is a single step in the right direction).
When it comes to manifesting, I recommend visualising your hearts greatest desires down it’s finest detail. Picture where you want to be in life, who you want to be in life, and what you want to have in this life to the fullest, without holding any part of yourself back. Immerse yourself completely into your dreams- think about them, dream about them, really feel them everyday. Change your I can mindset to I will and I have. Make a small choice or decision everyday that will set you on the right path towards these aspirations, this way it’ll feel as though you’re constantly on your way to these accomplishments.
Never forget that success is a combination of determination to succeed with a dash of luck gifted from the universe; what you greatly wish for will be yours.