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We’ve all witnessed someone else manifest amazing things in their life. Success, love, money, vacations, health. If you’re like me, maybe you’ve wondered why it is that other people are able to successfully manifest… but your manifestation doesn’t seem to be working?
I’ve been there. In fact, I’m still learning to trust this process myself if I’m being honest!
Learning the proper steps and components of how to manifest have been the biggest game changer.
Knowing and accepting that manifesting is a huge part of our divine birthright is also a game changer.
And yes, it is your right to be able to manifest your desires. We all have innate power that can be used to bring our dreams and desires into reality.
There is nothing exclusive, hidden or forbidden about creating the life you want by knowing how to manifest.
We are supposed to have the life we want. I don’t usually like to say we’re “supposed to” anything, but with this- I mean it. We are meant to be happy, and happiness comes from living our truth and utilizing our divine power to manifest intentionally.
It’s worth mentioning that we are always manifesting.
And we can manifest bad things as well. Learning about intention and aligned action is important here- we should always strive to align with the highest good. Not only the highest good for ourself, but for the highest good for ALL.
Luckily, what’s for your highest good is usually for the highest good of all 😉
Imagine if everyone was manifesting a life that was aligned with the highest good of all!
We can do it. You can do it. And it will cause a ripple effect.
That being said…studying and embodying how to manifest is a sacred and ancient practice that fortunately we have tons of information on and access to. So what do we do with all this info?
How do we embody manifesting practices and really learn how to manifest?
We will get into the details but first, we must honor that it is a sacred and powerful practice. The knowledge that we are divine beings with the power to create and shift reality is truly something special.
So for me, the first step really starts with gratitude for those who came before us that worked to discover these principles, then were brave enough to share, protect and utilize them.
Where did the idea of manifesting come from?
Many people think that the book The Law of Attraction or even some of Napoleon Hill’s writing is the first documented explanation on how to manifest or turn thoughts into reality.
Though those are great resources that I recommend, manifesting can be traced back much further than that. I’m talking at least 1st & 2nd centuries A.D. documented, but definitely prior.
From what I gather, what we know as manifesting today also has roots in Hermeticism. This article goes into great detail on that, highly suggest you read it if you’re interested in the history of manifesting or what Hermeticism is.
Another great source that helps piece together the history of manifesting is The Kybalion. It talks all about how we turn thoughts into reality, aka manifest, and is based on ancient Egyptian and ancient Greek philosophy.
I know, this is probably a lot more history than you expected to read when opening up an article about how to manifest.
But I think it’s really important to honor the origin of our spiritual practices. The origins deserve respect. The practices we use today had to be fought for, preserved, passed down, and protected.
The lineage of all that resides within each of us, and I can guarantee it wants to be respected. I can also suggest that the more you respect it, the stronger it will appear for you.
So, before we go any further, let’s take a moment to thank those who’ve come before us and worked hard to protect and pass on spiritual teachings and philosophies like manifesting.
How to Manifest in 7 Easy Steps
Plug into an Abundance Mindset
Some may think mindset work comes a little later, but really, I challenge you to start here.
Examine your beliefs about what you CAN achieve in life. Examine your relationship with money. With others. With yourself.
Become aware of your mindset and determine if you are operating with any limiting beliefs.
If so, give yourself permission to be free from those limiting beliefs.
Do you catch yourself in thought cycles like “I’m not smart enough to do that” or “I’d probably fail if I tried anyways” or “That’s way more than I could ever achieve?”
Be honest. It’s important to examine these thought cycles and reassess our worthiness.
Shifting what you believe is the first step towards manifesting the life you want.
Allow yourself the worthiness to have whatever your soul desires.
You deserve whatever it is that you yearn for deep down. Think big. Don’t let fear, negativity, programmed beliefs, or anything else get in the way of you and your desires.
You have the gifts and the ability to get there.
2. Get Specific About What You Want
Next, get specific!
Have you ever thought about what it is that you really want? About what your dream life really looks like?
It’s so easy to get swept up into admiration and comparison with what others have or what you think you should have.
What matters most is connecting with your vision and your true desires.
So sit down and take some time to really envision what your ideal life looks like, then make a list of the specific things that you want to manifest.
Get really detailed with your desires. Don’t just say “I want a house.” Say, “I want a yellow, 4 bedroom house with an office, a pool and an oak tree in the front.” You get the point. Include all the details you possibly can. This helps clarify your message to the universe and helps you get serious about what you are manifesting.
Ask the universe for what you want. There’s many ways you can go about this.
A few suggestions are prayer, meditation, journaling, writing a letter or making a vision board.
Depending on where you’re at in your spiritual journey, maybe you believe in a specific deity or pray to your angels or guides. If so, ask them to assist you.
The key with this step is repetition and consistency. Ask for your desires daily.
Even better, repeat twice daily- once before you go to bed, and first thing in the morning.
Be clear to the universe that you are serious about these desires and you truly want to receive them.
4. Embody How You Want to Feel
Simply imagine the feeling of having what you want and act as if you already have it. Really tune into and bring forward the emotions you will feel when you actualize what you want to manifest.
To embody means, “to be an expression of or give a tangible or visible form to (an idea, quality, or feeling).”
In other words, become it. Match your vibration to the energy you want to feel or the energy you will feel after manifesting your desires. Using affirmations can be extremely helpful with this.
I know… “How am I supposed to feel rich when I can barely pay my bills this month?” Trust me, I understand. This part is not always easy but it’s part of the process.
Even when trying to manifest a good day after you woke up on the wrong side of the bed can be challenging. How am I supposed to “feel” like I’m in a good mood when I woke up feeling exhausted and grumpy?
The answer, how bad do you want it?
How bad do you want your situation to change? Your day to change? Your bank account to change? Your car or your health or your relationships to change?
Really feeling it and acting as if its already happened is a huge part to manifesting.
So if you’re struggling to get into the feel of what you want, or to “embody” it, connect back to your desire.
I find that connecting to desire and reminding yourself what you want and why you want it is the most helpful tool to use to embody how you want to feel, and essentially what you want to manifest.
If you want it bad enough, envision it. Feel it as if it has already happened. It’s already yours.
5. Tune into Your Divine Feminine Energy and Learn to Receive
This one is tough for a lot of us. Modern society has pushed us to become very disconnected from our divine feminine energy. (Note: we all have feminine and masculine energy, regardless of identity or your place on the gender spectrum)
Because of this imbalance and disconnect, manifesting can be a struggle. If we’re disconnected from our divine feminine energy… It is very hard to actually receive our desires.
What’s the remedy?
Soften and learn to receive.
A simple, quick and easy way I like to connect to my divine feminine energy and prepare to receive is with a short meditation my coach and good friend shared with me.
Drop into your heart center and envision a soft pink glowing light. Allow the light to fill your physical body and expand to fill your aura, then the room your in, and so on.
Then allow yourself to open up the energy in your heart and sense receiving. Huh? I know. Stay with me!
You do know what receiving feels like. Imagine getting a hug from a loved one, companionship from an animal, a smile from a stranger, or admiring a beautiful sunset.
Go there, tap into what that feels like when your heart space is open. Say to yourself “I receive.”
Practice being open to receiving, self-love, and slowing down to allow surrender to occur.
This energy of allowing yourself to receive energy is a big part of knowing how to manifest!
Often times we unknowingly block ourselves from blessings because we are so out of alignment with the divine feminine that we can’t tap into its energy and receive.
6. Connect with the Divine Masculine and Take Aligned Action
The divine counterpart to the divine feminine is the divine masculine. And again, this energy resides within us all, regardless of gender identity.
When practicing how to manifest- I think this is the step that a lot of us like to skip or postpone. Myself included!
“Ok, made my vision board, said my prayers and affirmations, got clear on my desires, and now…. Wheres my stuff? Universe? R U there?
Manifesting actually should be called co-creating with the universe.
It requires us to take aligned action and move the parts necessary so that our abundance has a pathway to arrive.
This part of it is also called “doing the work.”
Steps 1-5 help you to become an energetic match for what you desire. But step number 6, taking aligned action… this is where the magic happens. This is the practical part of how to manifest.
Aligned action creates a way for the abundance we seek to come in and arrive at our physical reality. We have to create the pathway.
When you’ve gotten clear on your desires, know what you want to manifest, set your intentions, ask the universe, embody the feelings, and then take aligned action, the universe has no other option but to fuel you with the power of creation and allow your manifestations to become tangible.
That being said, do not forget this step! DO the work. Take the aligned action.
7. Be consistent, Give thanks, Trust the Process
Gratitude keeps us in alignment with divine energy. Divine energy is what materializes our desires. Its a symbiotic relationship.
So, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, give thanks. Give thanks for what you have, for the power to manifest, and for everything the universe brings to you.
Be consistent and trust the process. Often times when you feel like giving up on the process, you’re just a few more tries away from the success you’re seeking.
I’d love to hear about your manifesting journey! What are you working on manifesting? Which step do you find most challenging? Do you feel like you know how to manifest successfully now? It can be quite the journey. Don’t hesitate to share!