Manifestation is a popular practice wherein you actively bring something tangible that you want into your life through changing your beliefs, attraction, emotions, and actions. Essentially, the concept goes something like this: when you think it, it will become real. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll find there are different sets of rules for properly manifesting your dreams into becoming part of your reality.
Some individuals believe they need to connect to the spiritual world for manifestation to be effective. Meanwhile, others believe they’re living in an abundant universe that will give them what they want as long as they ask for it.
While everyone differs in how they manifest their goals, there are some basic principles that most people agree on and follow. If you want to use manifestation to get closer to your goals, here are some ways to get started:
1. Be Clear with Your Intentions
The first step in manifestation is to clearly define your goals. You need to understand your starting point before you can determine where you want to end up. For some people, this comes easy, while others find it challenging to know exactly what they want.
If you’re not certain about your goals, you can take stock of the different aspects of your life (such as the personal and the professional) to see which areas you want to enhance. By assessing your present and knowing your place in the universe, you can determine what you want to ask the universe for. Attaining these things, in turn, will allow you to have a fuller and happier life.
When stating your goals, make sure to be specific. For example, do you want a promising career, a healthier lifestyle, or a loving partner? This will ensure that you get exactly what you intend to have.
To help you achieve clarity, you can explore the other details of your goals. For example, instead of simply saying “I want to meet my soulmate,” you can include the qualities, values, and characteristics you want in your future partner. So, you can rephrase your goal into: “I want a caring and supportive partner.”
2. Write Down Your Goals
Once you’ve specified your hopes and dreams, it’s finally time to tell the universe exactly what it is that you want from it. One of the most popular ways of doing this is by writing your goals. However, there are other methods of telling the universe of your desires, too. Some people claim creating a vision board is more effective for them, while others prefer to say their intentions out loud.
Whatever option you choose, make sure to be specific about what you want. If you are compiling photos of your goals, select pictures that depict the items you want to manifest. In case you want to write or say your goals, be clear about your intentions and select your words carefully.
3. Express Gratitude
Being grateful allows you to recognise the good things happening in your life as you work towards your goals. No matter how big or small, expressing your gratitude can make you become more optimistic and invite more positive outcomes in your life.
One of the most common ways of practising this is by keeping a gratitude journal. All you have to do is spend five to ten minutes each day writing down things you’re grateful for. You can do this in the morning as soon as you wake up, as it’s a way to set good intentions for the day. Alternatively, you can do this before going to bed so that you can acknowledge the positive things that happened during the day.
4. Let Go of Any Limiting Beliefs
Manifestation is not only about the objects you want, but also about the experiences you want to have. That said, if you have certain limiting beliefs (such as fears or negative self-talk), they can hinder you from getting the results you want. For instance, if your goal is to become successful professionally but you tell yourself you’re not good enough, you can negatively affect your own career development. It can also stop you from being joyful in your work.
To let go of any limiting beliefs, you need to first identify what they are. Start by asking yourself what thoughts and beliefs you have about yourself that are inhibiting your progress. Then, write down your answers and replace them with new affirmations to shift your thinking to a more positive mindset. If you often say that you’re not good enough, reverse the statement by saying something like “I am wonderful as I am” or “I am capable of doing great things.”
5. Take Action
For manifesting to be effective, you must condition your life and make time and space for it. You need to collaborate and co-create with the abundant universe. This means taking the necessary steps to achieve your goals. Only then can your manifestations take shape and become real.
If, for example, you want to shift to a new career or profession, you need to do your research about it and network with people in the new field you’ve chosen. Even if this doesn’t mean you’ve instantly achieved your dream job by doing so, it will prepare your mind and body for the new career and life that’s waiting ahead.
Many people believe manifestation is an effective way of making their dreams come true. By understanding how nurturing positive thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes can bring you closer to your goals, this practice can help you have a more positive outlook and a better appreciation of your life. And with these, you may just find the strength and courage to face any challenges that may come your way.