It seems like every headline, TikTok, and Facebook post has to do with manifesting.
Everyone’s talking about it. According to Oprah Daily, “it’s something that thought leaders, including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Gabrielle Bernstein, Iyanla Vanzant, and Oprah, have spoken about. (For the record, they all agree that you really can manifest things.).”
It’s definitely a hot topic, and it’s exciting to see so many people talking about it.
I recognize the benefits of manifesting, and I’m thankful for its impact on my life. Now, I’m excited to share about what manifestation is and how to do it so that you can be positively impacted by it too.
Let’s take a deep dive into manifestation.
What is manifestation?
InStyle writes, “In the simplest terms, manifestation is putting your intention towards something that you hope will happen, then watching it happen in real life. In other words, if you think it, it'll come true.”
There’s a common misconception that manifesting is this idea that you just hope for something to happen, and then it does.
Manifesting takes this idea that we’re all subconsciously creating our lives and brings it into the conscious. Rather than just letting things happen, you’re focusing your energy on making things happen. When you recognize the power that your conscious has and the ability you have to achieve your dreams, a whole world of possibility opens up.
Manifesting has a history “It has roots in the 19th-century New Thought spiritual movement, which included the belief that our thoughts can influence the material world and, essentially, that positive thinking is the answer to most of our earthly problems.”
Through taking control of your thoughts and shifting your mindset, you can curate a life that you want to live.
Manifesting is a powerful tool that can impact your life. When you’re open to intentionally trying and exploring manifestation, your entire life can shift.
I understand that this may sound like a bunch of hocus pocus, but I challenge you to give it a try.
How do you manifest?
Manifesting is more than just wishing for something, and then it happens.
To start, I recommend that you recognize and acknowledge that manifestation isn’t wishing. You can’t simply say, “I wish this would happen,” and then continue living life the same way and expect some miraculous change to occur.
Instead, it’s important to understand that manifesting isn’t magic. It’s a mindset shift. But, don’t get me wrong, the results can seem magical.
Once you understand that manifestation is more than just a passing wish, you can actually begin manifesting.
One impactful place to begin is by saying your goal out loud.
When you say your goal out loud, you’re aligning your focus with your goal. Try saying your goal out loud throughout the day. Pay attention to how it makes you feel. Are you excited? Do you feel hesitant? Are you skeptical?
Actually, saying your goal is more than just “speaking it into existence.” No, it’s about realigning your thoughts to help you focus and take action on your goal.
Another way to manifest is to write your goals down.
Spend time with a pen and paper and write down what your goals are. What your steps are. What your timeline looks like. How you’re going to do it.
Write all of this down in a way that is encouraging and positive. Don’t focus on “I’d like to do this.” Instead, write, “I will do this, and this is how.”
The more specific you can be, the more attainable you can make your goal. This is because you’re essentially creating a roadmap to your success.
If you want to achieve x, then you have to take steps abc.
I love what Dr. Fournier says, “Effective manifestation relies on us keeping the intention and vision consistently in focus so that we can align ourselves with it in our thoughts, emotions, and actions.”
When you manifest, the purpose is to keep your goal at the front of your mind. When it’s your focus, you can align your action and mindset with the goal, enabling you to achieve it.
I’ve found that crystals (check out my shop) can be an incredibly helpful tool for manifesting because they’re useful in meditation. Using crystals to help set your intentions can help you gain clarity on what your goals are and how you’re going to achieve them.
Other ways to manifest include vision boards, prayers, meditating, and pretty much any time where you’re intentionally focusing on what you want in life and spending time in that space.
Why would you want to manifest?
The obvious answer may be that “manifesting gets you what you want,” but it’s different than that.
Manifesting isn’t just about getting what you want, it’s about recognizing where you want to go in life/what you want out of life and then striving towards that. It’s about taking a hold of your goals and chasing after them.
When you manifest, you gain control over what you can get out of life.
In saying that, I recognize that life always throws curveballs, but I also believe that when you manifest, you are better prepared for curveballs. It’s also important to recognize that as you grow and navigate life, your goals might shift, and that’s okay!
You may be manifesting one goal and recognize that it’s no longer what makes the most sense for you. You’re allowed to shift your goals and change what you’re manifesting.
I love teaching people about the amazing things that this life has to offer. This includes manifesting, but it also includes things like journaling, meditating, sound work, movement work, and more.
I’ve been impacted by all of these, and they’ve allowed me to find balance in my life. Now, I want to share that with you! Through my blogs, I dive into these topics, but on a more personal level, I also dive into these topics at Rooted.
Rooted is a women’s retreat that I host. The goal of Rooted is to teach women how to find balance in everyday life. If you’re interested in learning more, I invite you to visit my website.