The process of manifestation can help you live the life you’ve always wanted. Here’s how you can start changing your life for the better
What is manifestation?
Manifesting is the practice of thinking aspirational thoughts with the sole aim of making them happen in real life.
While we often live in hope of better times ahead, especially after the challenges of the last few years, doing something practical towards obtaining a brighter future has become popular in recent times.
And while there aren’t any fast and hard rules about how you go about practising manifestation, there are a few guidelines that you can adhere to.
Be specific about your aims
You are the only person that knows exactly what you want and you will need to bring these dreams to the fore so that you can focus on them.
Whether it’s a new career, a better relationship, or a new partner, being specific about what you want will make things easier to bring them about.
Be as clear as you can in your intention. If it’s a new job that you want, create a detailed picture in your mind of what exactly it is you want. Think about where you’d like it to be, what you’ll be doing in your new role, and who you’ll be working with.
Know exactly what you want and own it.
Ask for what you want
This is where you start to put your dreams into action.
Once you are clear on what it is you want, it’s time to ask the universe for it. This may sound outrageous but visualising your goals clearly can help bring about the outcomes that you want.
There are several ways that you can ask for what you want, whether that’s through quiet visualisation, meditation, or prayer, but writing down what you want can also have a profound effect.
You may want to write a simple letter to the universe but the process of repeating what you want over and over can help bring about the change that you are asking for.
One recent trend has been the 369 Method, which is where you write down what you’d like to manifest three times in the morning, six times during the day, and nine times in the evening.
The idea is that focusing on what you want, especially in such a consistent and repetitive way, you might help your brain subconsciously find a way to what it’s looking for, magnetising the right things into your life.
Gratitude helps towards the success of your manifestations by opening up your mind to the idea that anything is possible.
Being grateful for the wonderful things that we already have magnetises the positive energy that you need to convert your ideas into reality.
As you begin to start seeing the changes that you have asked the universe for, be sure to write down your gratitude for them. The energy that you put out into the universe does come back to you.
Work towards your goals
Asking what you want is only half the task at hand. You won’t see any results without taking any action. Think of what you are seeking as a collaboration between you and the universe.
Start taking definitive steps towards your goal, even if they are small steps to begin with. Building them into your daily routine will bring you closer to what you want, one step at a time.
If it’s a new career direction that you are seeking, set aside some daily time to start researching what you’d like to do and how you’re going to get there. Start speaking to people in the field and start learning about the latest trends in the industry.
In some ways, faking it until you make it can also help re-frame your mindset and perspective of yourself and your abilities. Over time, you will become accustomed to thinking like the person you want to be.
Release limiting beliefs
A lot of the time, the only thing holding you back from what you truly want to achieve in life is yourself.
Years of limiting beliefs can stop you from even attempting to try something new. Telling yourself that you’re not good enough will permeate into the real world and others will start believing it too.
To release yourself of these negative beliefs, you first have to recognise what they are and then begin to challenge them. Become aware of anything that could be construed as negative and remind yourself that this thought is going to hinder you getting to the place where you want to be.
The more you become aware of these negative and limiting beliefs, the more you can start discounting them, casting them off, and freeing up your mind to start accepting a more positive and productive mindset, one which is going to bring you your dreams.
Look out for signs – and be flexible and patient
As you become more focused on your goals, the more you’ll become aware of the part that the universe is playing to help you.
Look out for small signs or opportunities that present themselves. The clearer your vision, the quicker you’ll be able to ascertain whether these opportunities will be valuable to you. Conversely, you’ll also be able to become aware of people or situations that are wasting your time and leading you away from your goals.
Being patient will also help give you confidence that the process is working. You won’t be able to achieve everything you want in one go but before long, you’ll start to see small changes that are taking you step-by-step to where you want to go in life.