If you’re into astrology and other mystical things right now (and who isn’t?), you’ve probably heard about manifestation methods. In short, manifestation is a practice that works to co-create with the universe to make your wildest dreams come true. In theory, you can essentially manifest everything from a new partner to money to a new job. But let’s be clear — manifestation is not magic in the sense that you say “abracadabra” and pull a rabbit (or a million dollars) out of a hat. Manifestation works by setting powerful intentions, using positive affirmations, and then taking aligned action.
Not sure how to manifest? No sweat. Using tried-and-true manifestation techniques, you can hone your manifestation power — and you can do so in a grounded and repetitive way that instills within you the confidence that comes from seeing how powerful you (and the good ol’ universe) can be. Below, check out the most popular and powerful manifestations methods to cosmically ask and receive whatever your heart desires.
How do you manifest something?
Here are a few popular manifestation methods available to help you manifest anything and everything. They all require just a pen and a paper, plus a dedication to what you want to manifest. And remember: Write everything in the present tense. The universe responds to you already believing your wish is happening.
369 Manifestation Method
This manifestation method has been blowing up on TikTok with lots of success. So, if you’re interested in joining the trend, all you have to do is write down what you’re trying to manifest three times in the morning, repeat it six times in the afternoon, and write it nine times in the evening before bed. You can repeat the same affirmation, or you can mix it up.
For example, if you want to create your own business, you would write “I am my own boss” three times, then write out the intention six times (“I am running my own business”), followed by writing an action nine times (“I am receiving money as the boss of my own business”). Try it for a month and see what happens!
Journaling is one of the most accessible manifestation techniques out there. This journal is different than a diary or any other journal you might keep, though, since you’re using it to write out all the wishes and dreams you hope to create in your life. You can repeat positive affirmations (“I am powerful and confident” or “I am a wealthy and healthy person”) as well as make a list of all the things you want to manifest.
Another exercise is writing out a detailed dream scenario of how one of your wishes is coming true. For example, you might describe when and how you meet your dream partner and what they look like.
The 333 Manifestation Method
Similar to the 369 manifestation method, this technique requires you to get clear on your intention and matching affirmation. For example, if you want to be debt-free, your affirmation might be: “I am now debt-free and wealthy.” Write it down 33 times for three days and then be mindful of any results.
Vision boards hold a lot of power, and it’s also a super relaxing activity. Grab a bunch of magazines and cut out images that represent your goals. A great way to manifest what you want is to see it daily. After you’ve finished making your dream board, hang it in a space you see every day, like your bedroom or bathroom.
Write a Letter From Your Future Self
This is a reflective exercise that allows you to speak from a place you want to be. In this letter, write to your present self from the perspective of your future self. This person can be a year or even 10 years into the future. Make the letter detailed. Talk about your accomplishments and how it feels to be where you’ve always wanted to be. When you’re done with your note, put a date on it so you can read it in the future. Hopefully, this also serves as motivation to complete your goals.
What is the quickest way to manifest?
Now that you’ve got a few manifestation techniques to work with, you’re probably wondering, What is the quickest way to manifest? Well, time is a tricky thing (just ask Albert Einstein), and sometimes you can’t control the timing of all the variables involved. But the good news is, there are a few things you can do to help manifest the life of your dreams sooner than later.
- Practice gratitude and generosity right now. Manifesting isn’t just about “getting” whatever you want. It’s also about increasing your vibration, which simply means allowing yourself to experience love and joy right now — with or without whatever it is you want to manifest. To do so, take stock of what you have now and express gratitude for it. Additionally, showing generosity towards others is another way to tell the universe that you have a lot to give and are ready for more.
- Be present. Try to refrain from wishing things had been different in the past or wishing things will be different in the future. Be here now, and make the most out of every moment. Your actions today will help decide what comes tomorrow.
- Be open to receiving. Be honest with your dreams. Do you have the time and space for new love? Do you have the capacity to welcome new business? Sometimes we don’t get what we want because we haven’t shown ourselves or the universe that we’re truly ready to have what we want.
- Stay positive. Push away negative thoughts, especially about your goals or the things you care about. Having a melancholy attitude can put a damper on the energy you put out into the world. Try to train your mind to replace pessimistic thoughts with optimistic ones.
- Take time to meditate. Clearing your mind will strengthen your control over your thoughts, which is helpful when setting intentions.
So, does manifesting really work?
If you’re naturally more skeptical, you may see influencers and even lightworkers discussing manifestation methods as snake oil salespeople. However, tons of research exists touting the power of positive thinking. And at its core, that what manifesting is all about. If you’re seeking to make big moves and positive changes in your life, practicing manifestation methods could (at the very least) sharpen your focus.
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