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    How to Manifest Someone (in 6 Simple Steps)

    In this post, discover exactly how to manifest someone in 6 simple steps. Also be sure to download your free 15-page manifestation workbook, which will walk you through the steps and have you manifesting someone special into your life in no time!

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    How exactly do you manifest someone special into your life? This is one of the most common questions when it comes to manifestation, and to be honest, the topic can be a bit complex. Why? Because manifesting someone can be both super easy and not easy at all . . . at the same time.

    It’s easy in that it truly comes down to setting an intention, vibrating at the frequency of your desires, and preparing yourself to receive everything you can dream of (and more). And that’s not so bad, right?

    What makes it not so easy is that you may possess old wounds that need to be healed before you can truly allow someone into your life. The perfect person may come, but you need to be ready to let them in. And for some, that isn’t always as simple as it sounds. You’ll read more about this in Step 5: Connect to Your Heart Chakra.

    Below I’m going to break down exactly how to manifest someone into your life with clear and easy-to-follow instructions. And to simplify it even further, I’ve put together a workbook that will lead you through each step one at a time.

    Now, I want to note that while I’m mostly going to be focusing on manifesting a romantic relationship in this post, you can use these steps for non-romantic relationships (like manifesting a really awesome friendship) as well.

    And one last note: when you do these exercises, make them fun! Release the tension from your body. Lean into joy and positivity. Remember that you are worthy and deserving of wholehearted, unconditional love, and the Universe wants to give it to you! In fact, the Universe is excited to support you in your manifestations. It wants you to live the beautiful life that you desire. The thing that holds people back from manifesting their desires more than anything else is the belief that they’re not worthy.

    And you are absolutely worthy of a life filled with true love, abundance, joy, freedom, and prosperity.

    You deserve to live the most beautiful life you can dream of for yourself. (And even then, you deserve to receive something even better than what you can imagine.)

    Are you ready to manifest someone special into your life?

    Let’s get started!

    (Want more manifesting activities and resources? Be sure to check out The Ultimate Manifestation Workbook, available now in my online shop!)

    How to Manifest Someone: Step-By-Step Guide

    Step 1: Get Clear About What You Want

    Or, in this case, who you want.

    The key to a successful manifestation is to set specific intentions about what exactly it is that you want. One of the best comparisons I’ve heard is ordering a meal at a restaurant. How often have you gone out to eat and said to the waiter, “Just give me whatever, I don’t care”? Okay, maybe some of you have done this a time or two, but most people have specific preferences that will guide them toward what sounds best. Most of the time, when you’re at a restaurant, you’ll look over the menu, find something that looks appealing to you, then place your order with the waiter.

    But it’s not always that simple. Sometimes, you have to get even more specific. If you want them to hold the tomatoes or put your dressing on the side, you have to ask for it. This means you must release any worries about being seen as high-maintenance. You deserve to receive a meal that will please your tastebuds and live up to your expectations.

    This is the same for manifesting a partner. (Though chances are, your future partner will be a bit more complex than a salad.)

    Get clear about what exactly it is that you want in a partner. One of the best ways to do this is to make a simple list of all their qualities. List the attributes that are most important to you. Think about what your non-negotiables are. For instance, if you know you want to have kids one day, then it’s likely important for you to find a partner who also wants kids. Or if you have a hard time staying in one place for too long and love to travel, you’ll probably want to find someone who can keep up with your high-flying adventures.

    Also be sure to list how you want your partner to make you feel. Do you want to feel safe, respected, and supported by your partner? Write it down!

    You don’t have to list every single freckle (it’s good to remain a little flexible!), but by the end of this exercise, you want to have a clear vision of the person you could potentially spend the rest of your life with.

    Step 2: Release Limiting Beliefs That Don’t Serve You

    A limiting belief is a deep-seated belief that holds you back from realizing your true potential and living the life of your dreams. Limiting beliefs can come in many forms. Here are some examples of limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from manifesting someone special in your life:

    • I’m just too much of a loner to let someone in my life. It’ll never work.
    • Nobody will love me unless I lose twenty pounds.
    • If I put myself out there, I’ll just get my heart broken again.
    • I have to be in a successful career and make a really high income before I can be loved.

    How do you recognize your limiting beliefs? One practice is to sit and write down what exactly it is that you want to manifest. In this case, write down your image of a loving partner. As you reflect upon your desire, gently probe your thoughts. What’s stopping you from taking the next step to pursuing this desire? What fears do you possess? What beliefs are you clinging onto? As you answer these questions, choose not to judge or criticize yourself. Instead, have compassion for every step of your journey that’s led you here.

    I also like to make two columns on a piece of paper. For the heading of the first column, I write, “Limiting Beliefs I’m Releasing.” Under this column, I write down all the limiting beliefs that aren’t serving or supporting me. At the top of the next column, I write “New Reframed Belief.” Here, I take all the limiting beliefs I just wrote and turn them on their head. For instance, if the limiting belief is that you have to lose twenty pounds to be loved, in the next column, you might write, “I am worthy and deserving of perfect love just as I am.” This practice is included in my free manifestation workbook at the bottom of this page.

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    Step 3: Script Your Dream Life

    Scripting is the act of writing your dreams and desires in story-like form. It’s similar to visualization, except instead of solely envisioning your dreams in your mind’s eye, you’re using pen and paper to write down what exactly it is that you want to manifest. This is one of my all-time favorite manifestation techniques, and I think it’s one of the most powerful, too. Not only does it help you get even more clear about your desires and intentions, but it also allows you to embrace your imagination and align with the positive emotions of having all your desires come true.

    The key to making scripting work is to treat it like you’re writing a story in that you only write in past and present tense, as if every single one of your dreams is happening or has already happened. Some people will say that it works best to write it in present tense, while others like to use past tense to describe something that already happened. I encourage you to try it both ways to see what feels best for you.

    Here’s an example of scripting your dream life in present tense:

    I wake up in a soft bed surrounded by plush pillows. I’m cuddled with the love of my life with our sweet cat burrowed between us. As the sun rises, so does my energy. I feel excited to experience the magic and wonder of this day! I step onto the hardwood floors and tiptoe out the door, carefully shutting the door behind me. As I walk through the house to the kitchen, I feel a sense of awe and gratitude for this beautiful home I get to call my own. It is exactly the home of my dreams: two-story with hardwood floors and giant windows that allow the sunshine to stream through the glass. I take a moment to stand in front of the sliding glass door by the dining room, and I take in the beautiful sights just outside our home.

    In this script, the writer is detailing a typical day in her dream life. As you can see, it’s all written in present tense. Rather than starting with, “In my dream life, I will wake up in a . . .” the writer starts as if this moment is in the here and now.

    You can also write it as though you’re describing a day as if it’s already happened. For instance, you can write about your first date as though it already happened, or you can reflect on your relationship from the perspective of your one-year or five-year anniversary.

    The key is to bring your desire into your reality right now, so that everything becomes tangible and real in your current experience.

    Scripting Prompts for Manifesting Someone

    Here are some prompts you can use for scripting. You’ll also find these in my free manifestation workbook below along with space to write your scripts!

    • Script your first meeting: You’ve just returned home from meeting your ideal partner ten minutes earlier. Write down all the details, including the emotions you felt in the moment and how you feel now.
    • Script your first vacation: You’re waking up on a beautiful morning during your first vacation as a couple. Describe all the details of where you are and how you feel in this moment.
    • Script your first anniversary: Today’s your first anniversary as a couple! Script your reflections on the past year and how it feels to be in such a positive, supportive, loving relationship.
    • Script your fifth anniversary: You’ve now been together for five years. Reflect on some of the best moments of the past five years and how you feel after five years with your partner.
    • Script a day in the life: What does a normal day look like with your partner? Describe all the details, including what you do and how you feel.

    Scripting Tips

    • Don’t just write; feel. As you write about the feelings of love, peace, freedom, and abundance, don’t allow the words to solely exist on the paper; allow them to exist right now in this present moment within you. If you write about a joyful moment, let a smile gently tug at your lips. Feel that joy right now deep within. Feel freedom now. Feel peaceful now. Feel abundant now. Vibrate at the frequency of all your dreams and desires. When you do this, you won’t have to chase the life of your dreams, because all of your desires will be attracted to you.
    • Express gratitude. Gratitude and love are the highest vibrations you can emit. When you express gratitude now as if your dreams have already come true, you’re not only vibrating at a higher frequency, but you’re showing the Universe that you have trust and faith that all your beautiful dreams are on their way.
    • Write what feels authentic to you. Do you prefer a small, cozy home over a giant mansion? Would you prefer a life of traveling over staying in one place? Are your dreams filled with quiet moments of peace and tranquility? Whatever you write, make sure it feels authentic and real to you. Just because someone else wants to live in a big mansion overlooking the city doesn’t mean that’s right for you. And if your dreams seem kind of out there and don’t make sense to others, that’s okay! The only thing that matters is that they feel right to you.

    Step 4: Use High-Vibe Affirmations

    Now, if you stopped at Step 3, you’d actually have a super solid foundation for manifesting someone into your life. But if you want to go a step further, you can’t beat incorporating positive affirmations into your daily life.

    Positive affirmations are present-tense statements that are designed to uplift and encourage while boosting self-belief and supporting your overall wellbeing.

    They’re also a powerful tool in manifestation.

    Why? Because the quickest way to manifest anything into your life is to feel the emotions of your desired manifestation right now.

    Positive affirmations are near-instant vibration raisers. They allow you to feel the positive emotions of your dreams and desires right now in your present-day experience.

    The first step here is to list the primary emotions you associate with manifesting someone in your life. How do you imagine your perfect partner will make you feel? Safe? Loved? Joyful? Create an affirmation that will align you with these feelings in your daily experience.

    And then, use these affirmations and feel all the positive emotions of the words in every cell of your being. The moment you say your affirmation, truly feel safe, loved, and joyful. When you do this, you’re no longer just dreaming of having a partner; you’re directly connecting to the experience of having a wonderful partner right now.

    And this, in essence, is what manifestation is all about.

    Affirmations to Manifest Someone

    Here’s a list of affirmations to get you started. Check out the link below this list for more affirmations to manifest your own love story. You can also find more manifestation affirmations here, plus get a guide on how to use affirmations so they actually work here.

    • I am loved, loving, and lovable.
    • I am worthy of an epic love story.
    • I deserve to be loved exactly as I am.
    • I attract love by being my authentic self.
    • Love flows to me easily and effortlessly.
    • I am open to attracting even more love in my life.
    • I am able to freely accept love into my heart.
    • I am easy to love.
    • It is safe for me to open my heart to another.
    • My heart is open, loving, and pure.
    • I live in love.
    • Love is always flowing my way.

    Step 5: Connect to Your Heart Chakra

    This step can actually be done at any time in your journey, and for true heart chakra healing, it’s likely not going to be a one-and-done kind of thing. If your heart has been closed for some time now, then in order to receive love into your life, you must do the real healing that could be preventing you from manifesting true love.

    So what exactly is the heart chakra? Located in the center of your chest, your heart chakra is your body’s energy center for unconditional love, compassion, peace, kindness, connection, and empathy. When your heart chakra is open and balanced, you feel completely open to giving and receiving love. When your heart chakra is closed, this often manifests into feelings of depression, loneliness, fear of intimacy, and excessive self-isolation. (You can learn more about the heart chakra here.)

    Some factors that may cause a blocked heart chakra include loss of a loved one (grief), rejection, betrayal, and abandonment.

    Heart chakra healing is key to manifesting someone into your life. But it’s not just about manifesting someone. It’s also key to creating a successful and thriving relationship. Because if your heart chakra is blocked, even if someone special does enter your life, you may not be able to fully let them in until you’ve done the deep healing of releasing your blockages and fears.

    So how exactly do you connect to your heart chakra? One of the most powerful ways is through journaling, which allows you to connect to your deepest self and explore your inner world in a way that you may not normally do in your daily life. To get started, here are 30 Journal Prompts to Open and Heal the Heart Chakra.

    You can gently walk forward on this journey by practicing extending love to all that you come across during your day. During your daily interactions, imagine that your heart is open, and silently wish them love. You might even imagine your heart connecting with theirs. And don’t forget to extend this same love to yourself. Because you are worthy and deserving of the same love you give to others. Always.

    For deeper insight into chakras as well as guidance on profound chakra healing, check out my Ultimate Chakra Healing Bundle, which includes a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. 

    Step 6: Let Go

    To let go means that once you’ve set your intentions, scripted your dream life, and made it clear to the Universe what exactly you want, you release your worries about when and how it’s going to happen. Simply trust that it will happen, and begin to live as if.

    Live as if your dreams have already come true. Live as if everything you desire is already yours. Live as if you know that everything you want is on its way.

    Don’t worry about the timeline. Don’t try to force something that doesn’t feel right. Know that the Universe is doing the hard stuff, and instead of focusing on your external world, focus on your inner world.

    Create the most beautiful inner world you can imagine yourself, filled with joy, peace, and love.

    Everything is happening exactly as it’s meant to.

    Trust. Believe. Receive.

    If a lot of time has passed and you’re not seeing any signs of your manifestation appearing in your reality, you can read here for 6 reasons why your manifestation may not be working, plus tips on how to fix it. And here’s a list of 12 common signs of alignment that means your manifestation is on its way.

    Bonus Step: Listen to Your Intuition & Take Inspired Action

    If you know a little about the Law of Attraction, you know that manifestation is more than simply staring at a vision board, hoping your dreams will come true. It often also requires you to listen to your intuition and take inspired action when your inner knowing speaks to you.

    For instance, if your inner knowing tells you to join a dating site, listen to it! I’ve actually seen this one play out in real life. I have a friend who couldn’t get OkCupid out of her head. Even though she was resistant to meeting someone online, her mind kept going back to this specific dating site over and over again. Finally, she released her resistance and signed up.

    And you know what happened?

    She met the person she would eventually spend her life with in one week.

    I also know a guy who saw a girl walking across the street, and instantly, his inner knowing told him that she was the girl he was going to marry one day. He asked his friend if he knew who she was, and coincidentally, he did. So he decided to go talk to her. He asked her out, and they both knew on the first date that they’d met their match. Twenty years later, they’re still happily married.

    So what’s the point of these stories? In both, the person felt a deep inner knowing and acted on it. They took inspired action.

    So if your inner knowing tells you to do something, even if it doesn’t seem to make sense, listen!

    It could just be leading you to your very own beautiful love story.


    Recap: 6 Simple Steps to Manifest Someone

    • Step 1: Get clear about what you want.
    • Step 2: Release limiting beliefs that don’t serve you.
    • Step 3: Script your dream life with your perfect partner, feeling all the positive feelings of having that person right now.
    • Step 4: Use positive affirmations to support your journey.
    • Step 5: Connect to and heal your heart chakra.
    • Step 6: Let go and trust.
    • Bonus Step: Listen to your intuition and take inspired action.

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    55×5 Manifestation Affirmations: Examples & How-To

    Looking to learn more about the 55×5 Manifestation Method? In this post, learn all about this powerful manifesting practice, plus get examples of 55×5 manifestation affirmations you can use as well as tips for how to manifest the life you desire.

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    What is the 55×5 Manifestation Method?

    The 55×5 (also written as 5×55 or 555) Manifestation Method is fairly straightforward: it simply requires you to choose an affirmation, then write down that affirmation 55 times in a row for 5 days straight.

    The affirmation you choose isn’t a typical mindset affirmation, such as I am worthy or I am enough. Rather, a 55×5 manifestation affirmation is what I generally call a future pacing affirmation. This is an affirmation in which you express joy and gratitude that your desired manifestation, dream, and/or goal has already come true. For instance, if you want to manifest $1,000 this week, your affirmation might be, “I am so grateful I received $1,000 this week!”

    Once you’ve chosen your affirmation, you sit down on Day 1 and write that affirmation 55 times in a row in a notebook or on a piece of paper. So using that example above, you’d write “I am so grateful I received $1,000 this week!” 55 times in a row.

    Then, on Day 2, you’d again write, “I am so grateful I received $1,000 this week!” 55 times in a row.

    Days 3, 4, and 5, same thing.

    So does this really work? Can you just write a sentence 55 times for 5 days in a row and manifest it into your reality? Is it truly that simple?

    Well, yes and no.

    You can absolutely manifest anything into your reality, but it takes slightly more than just simply writing down the words. Below, I’ll explain how to make the most out of the 55×5 Manifestation Method and how to truly get it to work for you so that you can manifest your desires and create the life you’re dreaming of. And if you’re looking for additional manifestation practices, check out The Ultimate Manifestation Workbook, available now in my online shop!

    How to Make the 55×5 Manifestation Method Work For You

    While the affirmation you choose here is important, the most important aspects of this manifestation method are the emotions, feelings, and frequencies you choose to vibrate. This is, in fact, the very foundation of manifestation: vibrating at the frequencies of your desires, even before your desires have manifested in your reality.

    Want to manifest abundance? Feel abundant now.

    Want to manifest love? Feel loved now.

    Feel all the positive emotions you’ll feel when your dreams and desires come true. Feel them now.

    As you sit to start writing your affirmation 55 times, you want to go into it with a positive, high-vibe mindset. Then, as you begin writing your affirmation, write the words as though they really have come true. Feel the emotions of your affirmation in your bones. Allow yourself to feel true joy, love, gratitude, and positivity.

    It doesn’t end there.

    When you shut your notebook for the day, don’t shut down those emotions with it. Carry them with you throughout your day. Align yourself with these positive feelings, and truly act as if all of your dreams have come true.

    And if you catch yourself falling back into negative habits, that’s okay! Simply choose in that moment to realign with your truth: that you are a powerful manifestor capable of creating anything you want in this life. Focus on things to be grateful for in your daily life. Have love and compassion for all stages of your journey.

    Note that this is different than being obsessed and preoccupied with when and how your manifestations will come. In fact, I urge you to release the “when” and “how.” Hand these details over to the Universe. Trust that the Universe is taking care of all your dreams and desires.

    The 55×5 Manifestation Method works because it allows you to set an intention for exactly what you want to manifest and sets the foundation for high vibrations and positive emotions. Your only job is to feel good, cultivate joy, and know that you truly are worthy of having it all.

    How to Create 55×5 Manifestation Affirmations

    In the next section, I’m going to give you some ideas for 55×5 manifestation affirmations you can use in your writing. If you want to create your own affirmations, here are some tips:

    • Keep it short and succinct. You’ll likely be dedicating anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes writing your affirmation down 55 times each day. It’s far easier to keep your vibrations high when your affirmation is short and to the point.
    • Be specific. Write down exactly what you want. Rather than write “a large amount of money,” write the specific amount of money you want to manifest. If there’s a certain job that you want, write down exactly what that job is. There are some instances when you may not be able to be too specific. For instance, if you want to manifest a date, you might not know who the person is that you’ll be dating. But you can still be specific by describing characteristics of this person or day of the week of your date. For example, you might say, “I am so grateful I’m going on a date with a sweet and handsome guy this Saturday!”
    • Express gratitude. The two highest vibrations are love and gratitude, and there’s nothing more powerful than approaching this practice with an open heart and a feeling of sincere gratitude. I like to express gratitude by starting out my affirmation with the phrase, “I am so happy and grateful that . . .” It’s also important to feel that gratitude and appreciation in your bones as you’re writing down the affirmation. Approach it with the same feelings you would if this dream really had already come true.
    • Pick something you’re truly excited about! You’re about to spend a decent chunk of time for five days straight writing this affirmation. You don’t want to dread this practice; you want to be excited about it. Choose an affirmation and topic that will have you feeling excited to sit down and write every day.

    Examples of 55×5 Manifestation Affirmations

    Below are some examples of how you can phrase your 55×5 manifestation affirmation. Definitely feel free to modify the affirmations to fit your desires. For instance, you can change the amount of money you want to manifest or get specific about the exact make and model of car that you want to manifest.

    • I am so happy and grateful for the extra $1,000 I received this week! (Or: “I am so happy and grateful for the extra [insert amount here] I received this week!”)
    • I am so grateful that I’m going on a date with the partner of my dreams this Friday!
    • I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to work in my dream job.
    • Thank you, Universe, for blessing me with inspired ideas to complete my project.
    • I’m so grateful the sellers accepted my offer on my dream house!
    • I can’t believe I’m going on my dream vacation to Hawaii!
    • I am in awe of how this perfect job opportunity fell into my lap this week.
    • I feel joyful and thankful that I’m driving my dream car!
    • My heart is filled with gratitude for the 5 new clients I signed this week.
    • I truly appreciate the extra $5,000 I received this week!

    Okay, I’m going to break my own rules a little bit here. If any part of you is nervous or unsure about your manifesting abilities (this is totally normal if you’re just starting out), it’s okay to start small and get a little more general. This will help you to build confidence so that you feel good about manifesting the bigger, more specific stuff. Here are some examples of 55×5 manifestation affirmations you can use if you’re just starting out and want to build your confidence:

    • I am so grateful for all the inspired ideas that came to me this week.
    • I feel truly thankful for the love that has flowed to and through me all week.
    • I am stunned by how everything keeps working out perfectly for me.
    • Thank you, Universe, for filling my life with so much abundant joy and love.
    • I am awed and thankful for all the incredible opportunities that keep coming my way!

    Final Tips & Tricks

    • Don’t get too preoccupied with the timeline. Part of my daily morning routine is to write down what I’m going to manifest each day. This can be anything from an inspired idea to a joyful moment to a great conversation with a friend. I love choosing small, feel-good things I’m going to create in my daily experience! I’ve noticed that sometimes, that thing I’ve chosen to manifest doesn’t happen that same day, but will often come the next morning or soon after. This has taught me to release my preoccupation with when something is going to manifest. If your chosen affirmation has you receiving $1,000 this week, and it doesn’t come right away, it’s okay! The best thing you can do for yourself is to release your worries about when it’s going to come and simply trust that it will come.
    • Make it fun! In the beginning of my manifestation journey, I fell into the trap of taking everything super seriously. I was always worried about doing everything perfectly, and it actually stressed me out to the point where I began to think that maybe manifestation just wasn’t for me. One of the best lessons I’ve learned along the way is to have fun with it! At its heart, manifestation is all about joy, freedom, peace, love, gratitude, and abundance – all the very best things in life.
    • Choose a time that works best for you. While I personally prefer to do this practice in the morning, you might feel too rushed in the morning to do this. And the last thing you want is to feel so rushed and hurried that you aren’t aligned with the positive feelings of your affirmation. If nighttime works best for you, that’s totally fine! Just remember to keep the high-vibe emotions throughout your day, and try to be consistent in doing this practice around the same time each day.
    • Trust the Universe. The Universe will always give you exactly what you need at exactly the right time. What’s meant for you will never pass you by. And also know that the Universe is your biggest supporter and cheerleader. It wants to see you succeed and is always working behind the scenes to support you in ways you can’t yet see.
    • Believe. In order for this practice to work, you have to trust believe it will work. Believe in yourself. Believe in the Universe. Believe that you have so much more power than you know.

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    What is Inspired Action? (A Manifestation Guide)

    In this post, learn what inspired action really is, how to tell the difference between action vs. inspired action, and how inspired action will aid you in manifesting your dreams. Plus, get journal prompts to guide you to listen to your inner knowing and take inspired action with faith and trust (even when it doesn’t always make sense).

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    The Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    Inspired action.

    If you follow the Law of Attraction, you’ve likely heard the phrase inspired action throughout your manifestation journey. One of the key components of manifesting your dreams is to take inspired action towards your dreams and desires.

    But what exactly does this mean? What is inspired action? And how is it different than any other kind of action you might take?

    Inspired action is often the missing link when it comes to manifesting your dream life. Popular media will sometimes make fun of the Law of Attraction, depicting it as simply staring at a vision board and hoping really hard that your dreams will come true. And when someone tries to manifest their dreams and claims that manifestation doesn’t work for them, it’s often because they’re missing one of the most important steps in manifestation: taking inspired action.

    Manifestation is so much more than simply looking at a vision board and wishing that everything you’ve put on that board will come true. Manifestation takes believing in yourself, setting intentions, vibrating at the frequency of your desires, following your intuition, taking inspired action when your inner knowing calls, and trusting the Universe to guide you.

    Today, we’re going to focus specifically on the “inspired action” part of the manifestation journey. What is inspired action, and how do you know if your actions are inspired or not?

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    What is Inspired Action?

    Inspired action is a phrase often used in the Law of Attraction space, but what many don’t know is that “inspired action” is actually a law itself. The Law of Inspired Action is one of the 12 Laws of the Universe, and it’s inextricably intertwined with the Law of Attraction, as well as the other universal laws.

    So what exactly is it?

    The Law of Inspired Action states that you must take real, actionable, inspired steps in order to achieve your goals and allow your dreams to manifest in your life.

    So let’s break that down:

    First, it says that you must take “real, actionable, inspired steps.” “Real” and “actionable” aren’t too complicated. A real step means you take action instead of simply imagining it in your head. Actionable means it’s something that can be acted upon. All of this simply means you are doing something, not sitting around waiting for things to happen.

    It’s the “inspired” part that makes it a little more complicated.

    Have you ever felt a deep inner knowing about something? An inspired step is action derived from your inner knowing. It’s when something deep within calls you to take action, even when it doesn’t make sense. Inspired action is based on surrendering to the guidance of the Universe and listening to the call of your inner knowing.

    By not taking that inspired step, you may be blocking your manifestations from fully forming in your reality. That’s what the second half of the bolded definition above means: “in order to achieve your goals and allow your dreams to manifest in your life.”

    When you follow your intuition and take inspired action, you allow your dreams to manifest, often in unexpected ways. It may not look exactly as you had thought it would, but if you trust the Universe’s guidance, there’s a good chance it’ll turn out even better than you believed.

    At the heart of it, inspired action comes down to this: trust. Even when something doesn’t make logical sense, you trust the Universe to carry you to the place where all of your dreams and desires are waiting for you.

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    Action vs. Inspired Action

    So how do you know if you’re taking inspired action vs. simply taking action toward your dreams?

    This isn’t truly something that can be quantified or put in a spreadsheet. It’s also not for anyone else to tell you whether your actions are inspired or not. Only you know whether it’s inspired action from the way it feels.

    I like to use dating as an example of action vs. inspired action.

    Let’s say you’ve decided you want to manifest a really great, loving relationship. You know that it’s unlikely the love of your life will come knocking on your door, so you must take action to meet someone. Actions might include going out to a bar or coffee shop, asking one of your friends to play matchmaker, or joining an interleague soccer club where you might meet other singles.

    You’re taking action, which is a good thing, but you still haven’t met someone special.

    And to make it worse, something deep inside is telling you to make an online dating profile.

    OkCupid, specifically.

    But here’s the problem: you are completely resistant to meeting someone this way.

    Your mind is set on meeting someone the “old-fashioned” way, and you refuse to budge. Even when you start seeing external signs (like articles about online dating success stories and random strangers talking about OkCupid behind you in the coffee line) you ignore the signs and insist that your path is the best way.

    By going to bars and joining a soccer club, you’re taking action, but it isn’t inspired action.

    Inspired action is when you finally sign up for that online dating service and create a profile, putting yourself out there in a way that feels both scary and exciting. You’ve released resistance and have finally allowed the Universe to take you exactly where you want to go. Finally, after months of lackluster results, you go on the best date of your life.

    Inspired action isn’t always easy. It often requires going outside your comfort zone and even doing things that don’t always make sense. You may need to release stubborn resistance and admit that your way isn’t always the best way. However, just because it may not feel easy doesn’t mean it should feel bad.

    In fact, it’s just the opposite.

    Inspired action should feel good. It should feel right. It should feel like your entire body is breathing a sigh of relief as it quietly whispers, “Finally. This is where I’m meant to be.” Inspired action should feel like coming home.

    I speak from personal experience when I say that when you finally let go of resistance and take inspired action, you’ll laugh at yourself for taking so long. And with each successful step, it’ll become easier and easier to trust the Universe’s plan for you.

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    Examples of Inspired Action

    I’m lucky to say that inspired action has never been something I’ve resisted in my life. Even before I knew what manifestation and the Law of Attraction were, I was constantly making decisions and taking action based on what I felt in my heart. The hardest part was trying to explain my decisions to family and friends. From their perspective, my actions might’ve seemed to come from nowhere.

    But I always knew deep down that I was doing the right thing.

    One of these moments came in my final months of high school, when I decided against going to some bigger universities in California and opted for a smaller college in rural Oregon. Here, I met my best friends, got one-on-one time with professors, had intimate classes with as little as five people, learned and grew in ways I never could’ve imagined, and graduated with almost no financial debt. Would one of those bigger universities worked out for me? Maybe, but I knew in my heart that the smaller college was what I needed.

    And since I’m here, doing what I love in the career of my dreams, I’d say it worked out pretty well.

    Big, Life-Changing Examples of Inspired Action

    Two of the biggest examples of taking inspired action in my life both involved quitting well-paying jobs. The first time, I worked in a small office in rural Oregon. I was paid well, loved the people I worked with, and had a home I loved. But deep down, I knew there was something more out there for me. I decided to move to a new state that I had never lived in, but it felt like the next right place for me. I had no job or housing situation lined up, but I gave my notice at my job anyway. Every action I took was based simply on a feeling deep within that I was doing the right thing.

    And you know what happened?

    Within two weeks, I was offered the very first job I applied for, and my application for an apartment just minutes away from that job was accepted. I had taken inspired action, and the Universe did the rest, paving the way to my new life in this new state.

    A few years later, my inner knowing called to me again. I was working another well-paying job with people I loved, but I wasn’t doing what I loved. I knew it was time to finally follow my passions and build a life for myself that I’d be excited to wake up to every morning. This time, I resisted for a few months. It sounded crazy. Was I really supposed to leave a secure income to follow my dreams, even though I had zero prospects and no guarantees of success?

    And how was I supposed to pay the rent?

    I was terrified to tell my family and friends. I just knew they’d think I was crazy.

    But each day, my inner knowing called to me more and more. I couldn’t stay where I was much longer. Finally, I told my partner what I was thinking, and then my family, and then my best friend.

    And you know what happened this time?

    Everyone supported me. Without hesitation. Without blinking an eye. Unequivocally.

    So I took the leap, and I can say now that it was absolutely the best decision of my life. Was it scary? Absolutely. But I let go, surrendered to the Universe’s guidance, and walked forward in faith and trust. And it felt exactly like inspired action should feel: it felt like coming home.

    Smaller Examples of Inspired Action

    One of my favorite personal examples of inspired action is the path that led me to learning about manifestation itself.

    It started with a nudge to buy the book The Secret.

    I hadn’t seen or read about the book recently. No one I knew was reading it. In fact, my only memory of it was back in high school, when a friend’s mom had been reading it. But even then, I didn’t even know what it was about.

    But ten years later, I suddenly couldn’t get it out of my head.

    It was a thought that kept coming back to me over and over again: I knew I needed to buy that book.

    So I did. I can say now that The Secret didn’t teach me everything I needed to know about the Law of Attraction, and I learned some of my greatest lessons far after reading it. But it was the first step that led me on the path toward my dreams.

    And in the end, that’s what inspired action is: a first step that leads you to something far greater than you can ever imagine.

    Journal Prompts for Taking Inspired Action

    Below are some journal prompts for connecting with your intuition and taking inspired action. As you answer these questions, be honest with yourself, and refrain from self-criticism and self-judgment. Even if there were times in your past when you didn’t follow your intuition or take inspired action, know that these experiences served and supported your growth.

    • Do I consider myself intuitive? Why or why not?
    • What are some past experiences in which I followed my intuition, and this led me to making the right choice?
    • Have I ever not followed my intuition and wished I had? What can I learn from these experiences?
    • Do I trust myself to make good decisions? Do I make decisions based on what’s logical or what feels right? 
    • Describe what your inner knowing is telling you about your life right now. Are there any next steps you feel you should take? How does it feel when you think about taking these steps?
    • If I could take a single step this week that leads me closer to my dreams, what does that step look like? What is my intuition telling me? Am I able to take that step?
    • Fear is a normal experience when you take a leap and follow your inner knowing. Write at least ten affirmations about your strength, power, and courage to feel the fear and move forward anyway. Repeat each affirmation twice.
    • What does inspired action mean to me?
    • Is it worth it to me to take inspired action, even if it doesn’t always make sense? Why or why not?

    What does inspired action mean to you? In what ways has taking inspired action supported your manifestation journey? Leave your comments and questions in the comment box below!

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    What Are the 12 Laws of the Universe? (A Complete Guide)

    Did you know the Law of Attraction is just one of 12 universal laws to guide you to living your truest and most fulfilling life? In this post, learn about the 12 Laws of the Universe and how they can help you to align with your highest self and create a life of true joy, love, freedom, and abundance.

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    What Are the 12 Laws of the Universe?

    It’s likely that at some point in your life, you’ve heard of the Law of Attraction. This universal law is the foundation for the hit book The Secret and is often discussed in podcasts, self-development books, spirituality blogs, and on social media. The belief that like attracts like has inspired many to take control of their lives through sending forth more positivity, gratitude, and sincere kindness into the world, knowing that the positive energy they emit will always come back to them, often in miraculous and mysterious ways.

    And while the Law of Attraction is immensely powerful on its own, it is actually just one of 12 spiritual laws that are all inextricably linked. When you live in alignment with all 12 of these laws, you feel a greater sense of purpose and are able to see how all experiences serve your highest good. These laws also guide you in creating your truest, most authentic, most abundant life.

    When you discover the 12 Laws of the Universe, you begin to see how the Law of Attraction is only one piece of the pie. For instance, in order to manifest your desires through the Law of Attraction, you must also follow the Law of Inspired Action, which directs you to follow your inner knowing when the universe is nudging you in a certain direction.

    Just as I discussed in my post on the 12 Laws of Karma, these laws are not mean to scare you into submission like the rules you were told to follow in primary school. The beauty of these laws is they do the very opposite of confining you; they set you free. When you live in alignment with the 12 universal laws, you feel a deep sense of empathy and compassion for others. You understand your own power in creating the beautiful life you desire, and you’re able to feel deeper gratitude and appreciation for all that you have. You align with your purpose and are able to navigate the balance between work and rest. These 12 universal laws help you to create more joy, love, peace, and prosperity in your daily life.

    Below, I go in-depth on each of the 12 Laws of the Universe and how they can serve you in your daily life. As you read through these laws, I encourage you to approach them with an open heart and open mind. You might even choose to journal on each of these laws and how they connect to your own life. Know that these laws are meant to support your mind, body, and spirit and serve your total well-being.

    The 12 Laws of the Universe

    Law of Divine Oneness

    The Law of Divine Oneness states that everything and everyone is intrinsically connected to one another as we all come from the same source. You have a substantial impact on the world with every word you say, thought you think, belief you hold, and action you take. Sometimes, you’ll gain an understanding of how your words and actions affect others, and other times, you may never fully become aware of how something you said or did had a ripple effect in the universe.

    This is the foundational law of the universe, and it is rooted in empathy and compassion. As you gain awareness of how you are intrinsically connected to all beings, you cultivate more empathy for others. You’re able to release anger and negative feelings toward another because you inherently understand that they are no different from you. We are all one. If this concept seems kind of scary or uncertain at first, I encourage you to journal or meditate on this idea. And know this: knowing that we are all one and feeling connected to all is not a weakness. In fact, it’s an invaluable power, worth more than any possession you could ever hold.

    Law of Vibration

    The Law of Vibration states that everything and every being is in a constant state of vibration, always emitting frequencies and energies that often aren’t seen on the surface. Everything is always in constant in motion. Take a look around you: every object you can see is emitting a certain frequency. Some are higher frequencies and some are lower. Next time you walk outside to your car, look up at the sky. The sun carries its own energy. So does your car. And the trees in your front yard. And even the car keys in your hand.

    Now look within. You, too, are emitting a vibrational frequency. This frequency can and often does change. And once you understand that you possess your own vibrational frequency, you realize you have the power to tune your frequency to a higher vibration. The vibrational frequency you emit has a profound effect on your daily experience. When you operate at a higher frequency, you invite a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment into your world.

    Law of Correspondence

    Have you ever heard of the phrase, “The universe continues to deliver to you the same lesson until you learn it”? The Law of Correspondence states that patterns continue to repeat in the universe on both grand and small scales. Look at recurring patterns in your own life. Do you feel like you continually have bad luck with dating? Have you tried and tried and tried to be successful in a specific endeavor to no avail? Do you ever feel like the universe is out to get you?

    The patterns we experience are directly correlated to our inner worlds. That means that what you’re experiencing in your outer world is a mirror of your own inner world. You have the power to change your lived experiences in your outer world by changing your inner world. If your life has felt particularly chaotic recently, consider the ways in which you may be experiencing chaos within. To release the external chaos and invite more peace into your life, seek to cultivate peace within.

    Law of Attraction

    Chances are, you may already know a bit about the Law of Attraction as this is undoubtedly the most well-known of the universal laws. The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like; the vibrations, beliefs, and emotions we put out into the world are what we receive in our lived experiences. If you approach your daily life emitting feelings of joy, love, and positivity, you receive experiences in your life that mirror these emotions. But if you maintain a negative attitude in which you always consider yourself the victim and claim that nothing ever works out for you, you’ll continue to receive experiences that reflect this belief.

    I do always think it’s important to note that the Law of Attraction is not an invitation to engage in toxic positivity. You do not have to force yourself to suppress negative emotions and pretend you’re happy when you truly not. You can feel sad sometimes but still believe in your heart that everything is working out for your highest good. You can have a bad day while also knowing that it will pass. When you experience these emotions, explore them with gentleness and compassion, and ask yourself, “What can I learn from this experience? In what ways is this experience serving my highest good?”

    Law of Inspired Action

    The Law of Inspired Action is inextricably connected to the Law of Attraction and is often the overlooked step that may cause some to claim that the Law of Attraction “doesn’t work.” The Law of Inspired Action states that you must take real, actionable, inspired steps in order to achieve your goals and invite your manifestations into your life. But what exactly is an inspired step? An inspired step is action derived from your inner knowing. It’s when something deep within calls you to take action, even when it doesn’t make sense. Inspired action is based on surrendering to the guidance of the universe and listening to the call of your inner knowing.

    Let’s use dating as an example. You want to attract love into your life, so you work to vibrate at the frequency of joy, love, and all the positive feelings you associate with finding the love of your life. You go out every weekend, believing this is the best way to meet someone. However, deep down, your inner knowing is telling you to sign up for an online dating website. You resist the idea because you really wanted to meet someone “the old fashioned way.” Going out every weekend is an action, but signing up for that online dating profile would be inspired action because it stems from a deep inner knowing within.

    Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

    This one has arguably the most confusing title, so let’s break it down:

    • Perpetual: constant, everlasting, without end
    • Transmutation: the act of changing/being changed from one form into another

    The Law of Perpetual Transmutation states that energetically, everything in the universe is constantly fluctuating and changing from one form to another. Most of the time, you don’t see these changes because they’re happening at a cellular level. Here’s what you need to know about this law: your vibrational frequency has the power to affect another’s, and another’s vibrational frequency can affect yours. If a coworker comes to your cubicle and starts complaining, their negativity can affect your own energy. You don’t see your energy changing, but you can feel it; one moment, you were having a great day, and the next, you feel frustrated and dejected. On the other hand, your positive energy can lift up your coworker’s and help their day become a little brighter.

    The key here is understanding how another’s energy can affect your own and vice versa; once you understand this power, you can use it to protect yourself from negative energy and uplift those around you.

    Law of Cause and Effect

    This law is exactly as it sounds, and if you’re familiar with Newton’s Third Law of Motion, you’re likely already putting the pieces together. The Law of Cause and Effect states that all actions have corresponding reactions, or consequences. (The word “consequences” tends to have a negative connotation, but consequences can be positive, too). When you give money to a homeless person out of a place of sincerity and goodwill, this kindness will come back to you, even though you may not always see it right away. Similarly, if you lie, cheat, or steal, you will eventually feel these effects, even if not immediately.

    This law is directly tied to the Great Law, the first of the 12 Laws of Karma. To read more about this, I encourage you to check out my post on the 12 Laws of Karma here.

    Law of Compensation

    The Law of Compensation is often tied to the phrase, “You reap what you sow.” This can have both a positive and negative connotation, and the idea is pretty closely tied to the concepts in the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect. (What you put out is what you receive.)

    So how does this law differ from the other laws it’s connected to?

    I like to think of it as this: compensation can come in many forms, both good and bad. And often, what may appear good on the surface can really be a negative thing, and what can appear negative on the surface can be a positive thing.

    For instance, say you’ve been trying to manifest a specific job. If you don’t get the job, you may feel like your manifestation has failed, but what if this job wasn’t as good as it seemed? The universe may be saving you from negative experiences and toxic energy tied to this job. Or maybe you do get the job, but you lied and deceived in order to get it. Soon, you realize that the job that you believed would change your life is changing it, but for the worse rather than for the better.

    Again, this comes back to the idea that you reap what you sow. Did you lie and deceive to get that job? You may still get it, but it won’t be the glamorous and awesome position you believed it to be.

    Law of Relativity

    The Law of Relativity states that everything is neutral. When we label something as good or bad, rich or poor, or enough or not enough, it’s only because our perspective is influenced by our personal experiences and relationships.

    For instance, one person may think making $20 an hour is a huge amount because they have only made lesser amounts in the past, and they’ve adapted their lifestyle to fit their average paychecks. However, for another, $20 an hour could be a huge pay decrease because they’ve always made significantly more, and they’ve adapted their lifestyle to higher paychecks.

    For one person, an 1,800 square-foot house could be considered huge because they grew up in smaller houses, but for another, 1,800 square feet might be deemed small because they’ve always had twice the space.

    So is $20 an hour a lot or a little? Is 1,800 square feet big or small? Neither; they’re both neutral. The labels we put on these experiences are relative to our personal lived experiences. The important thing here is to remain mindful of your biases and the labels you put on different experiences. When you’re slipping into a state of feeling like you don’t have enough, you can shift your perspective and view your situation from someone who has less than you. This can help you see that you do, in fact, have plenty, allowing you to feel more gratitude and appreciation in your daily life.

    Law of Polarity

    The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite, and the existence of these opposites is vital in helping us to gain a deeper perspective of our own lives. This law is all about embracing contrast in your life; the bad times help you to appreciate the good. A bad relationship may help you to appreciate a good one (and to know what you’re looking for moving forward). Rainy days help you appreciate the sunny ones, and too much sun can help you appreciate the rain.

    I always think of the quote, “In order to love your life, you can’t hate the experiences that shaped you.” For instance, in my own personal life, I’ve had past failures and rejections as a writer that felt really difficult at the time. However, living through these experiences has made me appreciate my successes even more. And I don’t hate that I had these experiences, because I understand that they all served my highest good.

    Law of Rhythm

    The Law of Rhythm is all about cycles and perpetual movement. The Law of Rhythm states that everything comes in cycles, and nothing stays in one state forever. This can most easily be seen in the changing of seasons. Summer eventually gives way to fall, which turns into winter, which turns into spring, and eventually, it’s summer again.

    You can also think of a human’s life cycle, from infant to toddler to child to teenager to adult; the aging process is a cycle that never stops.

    This also manifests in ways that aren’t always as easy to see unless you step back to get a wider perspective. Are you experiencing hardships in your life? Those hardships won’t last forever. When you understand that this is just where you are in a cycle, and that this hardship isn’t a permanent state, you are able to cultivate more calmness and peace within.

    It’s also important to pay attention to your own inner rhythm, and to flow with this rhythm instead of against it. For instance, maybe you’re feeling tired and need a break from the stress of daily life. Instead of trying to ignore these feelings, you can choose to flow with your own inner rhythm, possibly by taking a social media break and spending a weekend out camping in nature.

    Law of Gender

    The Law of Gender is less about man and woman and more about energy. The Law of Gender states there are two types of energy: masculine and feminine. In order to live a fulfilling, joyful, purpose-driven life, we must achieve a balance between these two energies.

    Masculine energy is tied to hustling, achieving, and doing. Feminine energy is tied to surrendering, allowing, and just being. Neither energy is better or worse than the other. When you find a balance between the two, you’re able to live your truest, most authentic life. Here, it’s also important to listen to your inner rhythm. For instance, if you’ve been in hustle mode for too long, your inner being may tell you it’s time to step back for a while and allow yourself to just be.


    What is your personal relationship with the 12 Laws of the Universe? Have you found any to be easier or more difficult to connect to? Leave your comments and questions in the comment box below!

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    35 Vision Board Affirmations for Daily Inspiration

    In this post, discover 35 empowering vision board affirmations to remind you that you are worthy and capable of creating the life of your dreams. Each affirmation comes with a simple yet elegant image that you can save to your phone or print and add to your vision board for extra inspiration.

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    Creating Your Vision Board

    A vision board is a collection of words and/or images that represent your highest self living your ideal life. You might choose to create a poster board filled with inspiring images cut out from magazines or printed from the internet. You could also create a vision board in a journal or write out your visions on a piece of paper. There are also apps like VisuApp that allow you to create portable vision boards on your phone. And one of the simplest ways to create a portable vision board is to create a designated album in your photo library and save inspiring images and words to it.

    However you decide to create your vision board, know that there’s no wrong or right way to start it as long as it feels true to you. That means choosing things that you truly want and not just what you think you’re supposed to want.

    When I’m first creating a new vision board, I like to begin with a list of categories to incorporate into the vision board. Common categories might include the following: Relationships, Career, Home, Health, Wealth, Spirituality, Fitness, Car, Self-Care, and Hobbies/Fun. Once I know my categories, I’ll include images, words, and quotes that represent each category.

    One of my favorite additions to any vision board is including inspirational, high-vibe vision board affirmations and quotes surrounding the images. For a portable vision board, I might save empowering quotes and affirmations to the vision board album on my phone. And when I create a vision board on paper or poster board, I’ll write inspirational words to the sides of the images to remind myself that I am worthy, powerful, and more than enough.

    Below, you’ll find 35 empowering vision board affirmations that you can incorporate in your vision board for daily inspiration. I’ve also included images for each vision board affirmation, so you can save them to your phone or cut them out and include them in the vision board you keep at home or in your office.

    Use these affirmations to raise your vibrations, uplift your spirit, and help you manifest the beautiful and abundant life of your dreams.

    Vision Board Affirmations

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    1. I can do anything I set my mind to.
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    2. There’s no limit to what I can achieve.

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    3. I create the life I want to live.

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    4. I am focused, motivated, and committed.

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    5. My potential is limitless.

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    6. I am unafraid to be amazing.

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    7. I believe in me.

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    8. The only force that can stop me is me.

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    9. Anything I can imagine, I can create.

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    10. I can climb this mountain.

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    11. I am fearless in the pursuit of what sets my soul on fire.

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    12. Everything I do today leads me to a better tomorrow.

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    13. Every small step I take makes a big difference.

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    14. I will not settle for less than I deserve.

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    15. When I show up, magic happens.

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    16. I am unafraid to shine the light inside of me.

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    17. The world needs more of me, not less.

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    18. I am stronger than I realize.

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    19. My strength is greater than any struggle.

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    20. The sun will rise and so will I.

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    21. I am my true self, and there’s nobody else I’d rather be.

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    22. I am capable, strong, worthy, and always enough.

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    23. My love for myself is bold, fierce, and unconditional.

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    24. I can do hard things.

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    25. I am unstoppable.

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    26. I can succeed. I will succeed.

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    27. I’ve got this.

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    28. Yes, I can.

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    29. I am always worthy.

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    30. I am more than enough.

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    31. I can and I will.

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    32. Today is my day.

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    33. My life. My terms.

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    34. My time is now.

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    35. My dreams are coming true.


    Do you have any favorite vision board affirmations? What’s your favorite way to create your vision board? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

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    10 Manifestation Tips to Create the Life of Your Dreams

    In this post, discover 10 powerful manifestation tips to become a master manifestor and create a beautiful life of joy, peace, love, and abundance.

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    What is Manifestation?

    Manifestation is the practice of visualizing your dreams and desires and vibrating at the frequency of your desires to attract more of what you want into your daily experience. It’s based on the idea that what you put out into the universe is what you receive in return.

    So if you’re constantly complaining that nothing ever works out for you and viewing your life from a perspective of scarcity and lack, you receive more of the vibrations you’re emitting: more scarcity, more lack.

    But if you believe that everything is always working out for you and that you live a life of pure abundance, you attract more success and abundance into your daily experience.

    Feel joyful. Attract more joyful experiences into your life.

    Feel gratitude and appreciation. Attract more wonderful people, experiences, opportunities, and things to be grateful for.

    Now, I’ll admit: this kind of simplifies manifestation in a way that isn’t always healthy. Why? Because it makes it seem as though manifestation should be just that easy. In theory, it is that easy, but when you’re first starting out, it often requires a journey of inner child healing, understanding your limiting beliefs, and cultivating self-compassion and self-love, two concepts we often struggle with.

    Even worse, it may make you believe you need to suppress negative thoughts and only think positively, which may cause you to fall into the trap of toxic positivity. To be clear, manifestation is not about suppressing negative feelings and thoughts. This was what I believed when I first started out, and it left me feeling constantly anxious and insecure. When we suppress negativity, the negative energy doesn’t just go away; it becomes trapped in our body, resulting in energy imbalances within. (You may understand this energy to be part of your chakra system. To learn more about your chakras, click here.)

    Below, I discuss more on how to approach negative thoughts and feelings, as well as 9 more powerful manifestation tips to create the life of your dreams. These manifestation tips will help you to become a master manifestor and create a life of true beauty, joy, peace, and abundance.

    And if you’re interested in learning more about manifestation, check out the posts below!

    Manifestation Tips

    Manifestation Tip #1: Live “As If”

    This is one of my favorite manifestation tips because it is rooted in the idea that you get to feel pure joy and happiness today (and every day).

    Think about all of your most beautiful dreams and desires. Now, imagine how you’ll feel the day all of your dreams come true. What positive feelings will blanket your life? Joy? Peace? Freedom? Whatever it is, get in touch with those emotions.

    Then bring those emotions back to the present moment, and live your daily life as if all of your dreams and desires have already come true. How do you feel when you wake up in your dream life? What are the first thoughts you have in the morning? How do you interact with the world around you? What kinds of things do you do during your day?

    Manifestation is all about vibrating at the frequency of your desires, and there’s no better way to do that than to live each day as if all of your dreams have already come true. When you do this, you become a magnet for everything you could ever dream of (and more).

    You can start right now by taking a deep breath and releasing any tension you feel in your body. Align with the person you imagine yourself to be: the person who is living the life of his or her dreams. Become that person. And if you find yourself misaligned and not living as if? That’s okay! Simply choose in that moment to realign with your highest self. And as you keep choosing, it will become easier and easier, so eventually, you no longer have to remind yourself anymore; you just are.

    Manifestation Tip #2: Express Gratitude Frequently

    There is no vibration higher than that of gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude ties in with abundance, as when you choose to view your life from a perspective of gratitude, you’re able to see all that you have rather that focusing on what you don’t have.

    When you express gratitude, you’re essentially telling the universe, more of this please.

    More joy. More love. More peace, freedom, and abundance.

    This also directly ties in to the idea of living as if. If you’re constantly living in lack, waiting for something to happen and focusing on its absence, you disconnect yourself from the experience of having that thing. But when you live as if your dreams have already come true, you feel true gratitude and appreciation for this life of your dreams.

    And because of this, you’re no longer searching for that thing out there; it’s within. And when it’s within, you’re directly connected to that thing.

    Connect yourself to the life of your dreams by expressing sincere gratitude and appreciation for the abundance that already exists within.

    For more on embracing gratitude, check out these posts:

    Manifestation Tip #3: Release the How

    This is one of the biggest obstacles to manifesting your dreams because it’s so easy to get caught in the trap of trying to figure out how your manifestation is going to happen.

    For instance, say you want to manifest a million dollars. In your head, you’re already playing out the scenarios of how your million dollars will come to you. You narrow it down to two options: win the lottery or win a reality TV game show. You’re not a big fan of the game show idea, so you figure you have to try to win the lottery. It’s the only possible option, you think. So you go out and buy lottery tickets every single day, growing more frustrated every time you don’t win.

    This is the problem a lot of us face; we get tunnel vision, thinking our options for manifesting our dreams are limited, and because of this, we miss opportunities and signs from the universe that are right in front of us if we’d just step back and widen our perspective.

    So what should you do? Release the idea that you need to know how it’s going to happen. Trust that the universe is working behind the scenes to make all your dreams and desires come true. Meanwhile, your job is simple: live a joyful life, express gratitude, find uplifting ways to raise your vibrations, and if you hear your inner knowing telling you to do something, take inspired action and follow it. This inner knowing is a gentle nudge from the universe pointing you to your dreams. It may not be the path that you expected, but if you surrender and let go of the how, it will likely be even better.

    Manifestation Tip #4: Give to Receive

    The more good you put out in the world, the more good you receive in return.

    Often, when we think about giving, we first think about money and donations. And this is definitely one of the ways you can give. If you feel inspired to tip your waiter or barista an extra $20, or donate to a really great charity that resonates with you, this is absolutely a powerful way to manifest more good vibes your way. When you give money to another from a place of sincerity, you’re not only spreading kindness, but you’re telling the universe that you trust that money will always come back to you, so you don’t have to hold on tightly to what you have.

    Money isn’t the only gesture of kindness you can give, though. Smiling at a stranger is a form of giving. So is texting someone out of the blue just to let them know you’re thinking about them. Time is also a powerful thing to give to another. Do you know someone who is struggling? Does a friend need help studying for a big test? Give them your time without expecting anything in return.

    Now, I do want to note this: only give when it feels good to you. Don’t force or pressure yourself to give because you think you have to, especially if deep down, you feel any resentment towards giving. When you do this, you may be emitting negative vibrations, so you’re not actually helping yourself to manifest what you want. Release the pressure on yourself, let go, and allow the perfect moment to unfold instead of forcing yourself into it.

    Manifestation Tip #5: Set Specific Intentions

    This is actually one of the first things you want to do, and while it may seem obvious, it can often be overlooked.

    In order to manifest your dreams, you first need to know what exactly it is that you want to manifest. It’s like placing an order at a restaurant. You assess your options, decide what you want, place your order, then sit back and wait for it to be served to you.

    Manifestation is the same. To manifest something, you must place your order with the universe, telling it exactly what it is that you want. Visualization, journaling, and simply talking to the universe are all powerful ways to do this.

    Often, this is actually less of a problem for beginners and can be more of an issue for experienced manifestors. Why? Because they’ve been doing it for so long, they may lose sight of their intentions. That’s why it’s important to realign with your intentions every once in a while. You don’t have to place your order again since it’s already been placed. Just make sure that you’ve set clear intentions with the universe and return to that better-feeling state of having everything you desire. (One powerful way to set and return to your intentions is to create a vision board. For 30 empowering vision board quotes to lift your vibrations, click here.)

    Manifestation Tip #6: Cheer on Others

    It’s very likely that you know others who are also working on manifesting their dreams. And you may even know someone who has a dream similar to yours.

    Maybe you want to manifest the love of your life, and so does one of your closest friends.

    Or maybe you want to make it as a singer, and you know others singers who are trying to make it, too.

    There’s a chance that you may know someone whose manifestations appear before yours. That friend could meet the love of her life, or one of your singer friends could sign a big contract.

    In those moments, it can be easy to fall into a scarcity mindset. You may think that’s one less spot for you to succeed, or you may grow frustrated at what you perceive as lack or scarcity in your life.

    This can be a normal human reaction, but I gently urge you: don’t do this.

    When you take this manifestation journey, walk forward knowing in your heart that there is always space for you in the life of your dreams. Trust that this dream has been placed in your heart for a reason.

    When you see someone succeed, cheer them on, knowing their success has no effect on your own (and vice versa).

    You can also view each success story as a sign that your manifestation is on its way. Did someone in your state win a big amount of money in the lottery? Take it as a sign that financial prosperity is on its way to you. Did your best friend just get engaged? Trust and believe that your love story is coming.

    Turn the old stories about lack and scarcity into new stories of prosperity and abundance.

    Manifestation Tip #7: Let It Go

    This may be one of the hardest parts of manifestation: letting it go.

    To let it go means that once you’ve placed your order with the universe, you release your worries about when and how it’s going to happen. Simply trust that it will happen, and begin to live as if.

    I’ll fully admit, this can be easier said than done, especially when you’re first starting out. It’s easy to get impatient as you start to wonder when everything will finally work out for you. You may try to get a move on with your manifestations by buying lots of lottery tickets or going to coffee shops in your best outfit to stage your own meet cute. And when it doesn’t happen as quickly as you want it to, you may give up and decide that manifestation doesn’t actually work.

    That’s why letting it go is so important. Don’t worry about the timeline. Don’t try to force something that doesn’t feel right. Know that the universe is doing the hard stuff, and instead of focusing on your external world, focus on your inner world.

    Create an inner world so peaceful, patient, and calm, it spills into your outer world and creates something beautiful.

    Manifestation Tip #8: Gently Probe Negative Thoughts & Emotions

    So here’s where we get back to what I said in the intro. If I had to name my biggest obstacle when I first began manifesting, it was this: I (wrongly) believed that high vibrations and emitting a positive frequency meant that I had to be upbeat and positive all the time. Because of this belief, I thought I had to suppress negative emotions and pretend they weren’t there.

    Rather than manifesting the life of my dreams, I found myself in a pit of constant anxiety, worried that every bit of negative energy was going to ruin my manifestations and bring horrible things into my experience.

    Eventually, I became frustrated, because sometimes, I wanted and needed to feel those negative emotions. I was tired of trying to be perfect and suppressing everything.

    With time, I learned that there’s a difference between having a fixed negative mindset as opposed to sometimes experiencing negative thoughts and emotions.

    Having a fixed negative mindset means constantly complaining, believing that only bad things happen to you, and viewing life from a perspective of scarcity; nothing you have is ever enough.

    Experiencing a negative thought or emotion once in a while means you’re human. If you’re reading this right now, I’m guessing this is you. You believe in yourself and your dreams. You express gratitude for all that you have rather than complaining about what you don’t have. You just have bad moments, sometimes even bad days, once in a while. (And truthfully, I’m not sure I like the label of bad, because you may see that these moments and days are actually serving and supporting your growth).

    When you have these moments, don’t fight it. Don’t try to pretend it doesn’t exist for the sake of false positivity.

    Instead, acknowledge it. Fully. And then, allow yourself to gently probe it. Where is this source of negative energy coming from? Is it from an external source (i.e. something someone said) or something that’s been building within? Would it help to write it all out and release it on paper? What does your soul need in this moment? And can you trust that even though you’re feeling some negative energy right now, the universe still has your back and everything is always working out for you?

    Instead of criticizing yourself for the negativity, speak to yourself the way the universe would speak to you: with unconditional love and compassion.

    Also, remember that having a negative thought doesn’t make it true. I sometimes still have reactionary thoughts about myself in which I criticize or put myself down without thinking. But I know that in every moment, I have the power to step back, probe the thought, and ask, “Is it true?” And when I realize it isn’t, I also have the power to choose a new, better feeling thought that aligns with my truth.

    Manifestation Tip #9: Embrace Your Morning Routine

    One of the biggest game changers for me has been developing a consistent morning routine that supports my mind, body, and spirit.

    Every morning, I journal for 30 minutes with a hot cup of coffee by my side. Then, I meditate. After my meditation, I eat breakfast and then work out. On rest days, I’ll usually go out on a morning walk around the neighborhood. (Unless it’s a Sunday and my body tells me it wants to lay on the couch reading a book all morning . . . then, I listen to my body!)

    My morning routine isn’t anything overly complicated, but it helps me to set a solid foundation for the day. In my journaling, I always express gratitude and lift myself up with high-vibe affirmations. I also take the time to set my intentions for the day, and I even write what I want to manifest that day. (This doesn’t have to be anything big! I might decide to manifest an inspired idea, a joyful moment, a good conversation, or a sign from the universe).

    A morning routine can be a powerful tool in manifestation because it allows you to take some time for yourself in the morning to align with the feelings of your dreams and desires. Rather than hurrying through your morning with anxious thoughts, you can take a deep breath and assert that everything will work out perfectly for you.

    Now, I fully admit that a 2-hour morning routine is easier for me than many people because I (a) am a morning person and love to wake up early; (b) work for myself; and (c) don’t have kids. So if you feel like you’re too busy in the morning for a full-on morning routine, that’s okay! See if you can take 60 seconds to cultivate a positive mindset for yourself. This might mean simply closing your eyes and breathing consciously for 60 seconds; reciting positive affirmations in the shower; or expressing gratitude as you get ready for work. If you have a couple minutes, you could write three things you’re grateful for, three positive affirmations, and your daily intention in a notebook.

    However your morning routine looks, know that the length of your routine matters less than your ability to align with the positive thoughts and vibrations you want to emit during the day.

    Manifestation Tip #10: Practice Self-Compassion Daily

    I think this might be one of the most overlooked aspects of manifestation, but it’s critical not only in manifesting the life of your dreams but in cultivating unconditional self-love and self-belief.

    Like I said above, you’re human. And I’m guessing that as a human, you probably aren’t perfect. None of us are. You may experience times when you find it difficult to maintain a positive attitude. You may find yourself growing impatient and frustrated because your manifestation hasn’t yet shown up in your reality. You may realize that a part of you is skeptical that any of this can truly work for you.

    And that’s okay.

    The worst thing you can do in this moment is judge or criticize yourself for the thoughts and feelings you’re experiencing.

    Instead, treat yourself with self-compassion. Tell yourself, “I am doing the best I can, and my best is enough.” And more than anything, acknowledge that even though you are imperfect and flawed, you are worthy of unconditional love. Accept love from yourself. Accept love from others. Accept the universe’s perfect love for you.

    Because you are always, always worthy of love.

    This is how you manifest the life of your dreams: not through self-criticism but through self-love. Not through self-judgment but through self-compassion.

    If you can do this, I promise: you can have anything and everything you dream of and more.


    Do you have any powerful manifestation tips that have worked for you? What’s your secret manifestation success formula? Share your comments and questions in the comment box below!

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    44 Abraham Hicks Affirmations for Joy and Manifestation

    In this post, discover 44 beautiful Abraham Hicks affirmations to step into your worthiness and manifest a life of joy, love, and true abundance.

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    Abraham Hicks

    Abraham Hicks is a powerhouse in the manifestation and Law of Attraction space. Major figures such as Gabby Bernstein often draw inspiration and credit Abraham Hicks for shaping their thinking and influencing their work. And once you start reading the inspiring words and affirmations below, you’ll understand why.

    Without a doubt, all of my most saved quotes, and the words I come back to over and over again, come from Abraham Hicks. I save quotes to my phone and have a whole Pinterest board dedicated solely to Abraham Hicks’ words. When I’m feeling down, misaligned, or off-centered, I always come back to these words to realign with my true self.

    When I read these words, I am reminded that I am a powerful creator who has the ability to easily and effortlessly create anything I want in my life.

    I am reminded that it is my birthright to feel joyful and abundant every single day.

    I am reminded of my inherent strength and power. And I am reminded that I am always, always worthy. No matter what.

    Below, I’ve compiled 44 of my favorite Abraham Hicks affirmations to help you step into your power, own your worthiness, and create a joyful and brilliant life. Note that all of the words below come directly from Abraham Hicks, and I have merely compiled them here for you.

    Find the ones that resonate deepest with you and let them be your guiding light. At the end of this post, I’ve created images of some of my favorites that you can save on your phone or tablet or pin to your Pinterest boards.

    For guidance on how to use affirmations, check out my post, How to Use Affirmations (So They Actually Work). I’ve also included links to more affirmations at the bottom of this post.

    Abraham Hicks Affirmations

    • I have the ability to focus. I have the ability to put my thoughts where they feel best.
    • I always do my best and it’s enough for me to know that.
    • I’ll ask and I’ll expect it to be given, and I’ll watch for the evidence of it.
    • I love me. I am lovable. I am loved.
    • I’m choosing to feel good.
    • I’ve asked, it’s lined up, and I’ll know it when I see it.
    • I am eternal.
    • I like where I am. And I like where I’ve been. And I’m over the moon about where I’m going.
    • What I focus upon causes an attraction of things that match it.
    • Whatever I want can flow to me.
    • My relationship with my Inner Being is my strongest partnership.
    • No matter where I am, I have the ability to focus in a way that is pleasing to me.
    • I’m doing good and it’s getting better.
    • Things are always working out for me, and I can take it a little easier, and I’m going to turn this over to the Universe.
    • I trust that I’m figuring this out.
    • Nothing other than feeling good will do for me.
    • I love being the clear example that I am. I love offering my vibration deliberately and I love watching all the Universal factors lining things up.
    • It is my dominant intention to feel the way I want to feel.
    • I want it and I expect it.
    • Feeling better is the manifestation I am reaching for.
    • I am to live happily ever after.
    • I am the only one responsible for how I feel.
    • I’m enjoying the journey because the destination is certain.
    • Right now, I am going to find the best-feeling thought that I can. I’m going to reach for more relief, more relief, more relief.
    • I’m moving closer to what I want. I’m figuring it out. It’s getting better.
    • Life has helped me to know that I want that, and I’m looking forward to watching the natural unfolding of it, because I’ve asked for it and it’s done.
    • It’s alright. And all is well. And I’m getting there.
    • I know that the Universal Forces are always helping me. I know that the solution is in place.
    • I know I’m good at what I do. I know that I always figure things out. I know that things do work out for me.
    • The happier I am, the better things get.
    • I like knowing that all results I seek are easily achievable.
    • I know it is my destiny to feel good.
    • I’m Source Energy in a human body, and I get what I want.
    • I love knowing that joy is simply a choice.
    • I was destined to a life of fulfillment and never-ending joy.
    • Where I am is constantly changing to something better.
    • In my appreciation, I allow myself to receive wonderful things.
    • I am the creator of my mood, therefore I am the creator of my day.
    • If I want it, I can attract it. Simple.
    • I love knowing that it doesn’t matter what’s going on right now, because I can keep telling a new story.
    • I don’t know how it’s gonna come, I just know it’s gonna come, because it always comes.
    • I’m on the path. The path is unfolding. It will reveal itself to me in its perfect timing, and all is really well.
    • I’m whole, and I’m strong, and I’m happy and I’m sure. And I’m alive and glad to be. And I’m good at what I do. And I’m blessed. I’m tended to. I’m seen. I’m heard. I’m known.
    • All is well. Everything is alright.

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    How to Manifest in a Journal (A Complete Guide)

    Looking to discover how you can manifest your dreams using nothing but a pen, paper, and your own imagination? In this post, discover how to manifest in a journal using powerful practices you can do in as little as 10 to 20 minutes a day.

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    Journaling

    I had been journaling for years before I learned about manifestation and the Law of Attraction. My journaling practice began with reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and learning about the journaling technique called Morning Pages, which is a practice that allows you to write three stream-of-consciousness journal pages every morning, releasing perfection and allowing your inner flow to take you wherever it may go. I used this technique for several years and still often use it in my morning journaling.

    Later on, I discovered journal prompts, and I found that they offered an opportunity to get in touch with my inner self and explore sides of myself I hadn’t yet uncovered. I also began incorporating affirmations in my journaling, and I’ve often spent many journal pages affirming my worthiness and choosing to view my life from a perspective of gratitude and positivity.

    Intentional manifestation journaling was one of the last journaling methods I discovered, but it has remained a prominent part of my daily practice ever since. From scripting to the 5 x 55 method to affirmations and more (all of which I discuss below), it is rare that I don’t incorporate some type of manifestation practice into my morning routine.

    (And while my journaling has grown and evolved since I first started, one thing that hasn’t changed is that I always release self-criticism and the desire for perfection while I journal. No matter what, I allow my morning journaling to be imperfect and sometimes a little messy, just like me.)

    Before we move forward with how to manifest in a journal, let’s take a step back and talk about manifestation itself. What exactly is manifestation?

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    What is Manifestation?

    Manifestation is the practice of visualizing your dreams and desires and vibrating at the frequency of your desires as if they’ve already come true. Because like attracts like, when you vibrate at the frequency of your desires, you’re attracting the very thing you desire to manifest in your current reality.

    For instance, if you vibrate at the frequency of joy, you attract more joyful experiences to unfold in your daily life. If you vibrate at the frequency of love, you become a magnet for love in all forms. And if you vibrate at the frequency of gratitude and appreciation, you attract more positive people, things, resources, and experiences to be grateful for.

    Now, I should note that the definition I’ve given above describes conscious manifestation. Because the truth is, we manifest all kinds of things into our daily lives, whether it’s conscious or not. And often, we may unconsciously manifest things we don’t actually want because our minds are so preoccupied with doubts, worries, and fears.

    Here’s an example: In October 2019, my partner and I took a week-long vacation in Moab, Utah, the mountain biking capital of the United States. He’s an experienced mountain biker. Me? Not so much. Still, I had been training during the weeks leading up to the trip, so I felt like I could at least handle the beginner trails.

    At the same time, I had also started a new job. Now, if you know anything about healthcare in the United States, you know it can be, well, complicated. My health insurance from the job I had left ended in September, and I had to be in my new job for 90 days before receiving health insurance. That meant I’d be going 3 months without any coverage.

    Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue for me. I’m one of those really obnoxious people who boasts that I never get sick. I’ve never broken a bone, and in fact, the last time I had been in the hospital was when I was eleven . . . due to a biking accident.

    Still, all I had to do during those 90 days was continue to do what I always did: not go to the hospital.

    But once I no longer had health insurance, something changed in my brain. I became obsessed with the fact that I didn’t have health insurance. I worried all the time. And knowing I was about to go on a mountain biking trip? That was the last thing I should be doing, I thought. On the drive into Moab, I remember staring at the steep, red rocks that painted the landscape and envisioning myself falling down them. Not exactly the types of visions you want to have to start off a vacation.

    You can probably guess where I’m going from here. Our first full day in Moab, we’d been riding for hours, and we were almost done when I crashed going down, flipped over my bike, and ended up in the hospital for the first time since I was eleven.

    So as you can see, we truly are manifesting all the time, whether we realize it or not. But there’s magic in this realization, because once you become aware of your power to create your own life, you can begin to manifest exactly the life you want: the life of your dreams.

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    How to Manifest in a Journal

    Journaling is one of my favorite manifestation techniques because it allows me to be intentional with what exactly I want to manifest. While it’s easy to fall back into the mode of unconscious manifestation that I wrote about above, journaling allows you get clear about what you want as well as to lift yourself into the vibration of your dreams and desires. I especially like to journal in the morning as I find this allows me to set the foundation for a positive day. There’s something to be said for journaling in the evening, too, though, as it allows you to go to sleep with positive thoughts and feelings circulating through your subconscious brain.

    Below, I list several different types of methods for manifesting using a journal, and I also provide you with instructions on how to get started. I like to incorporate all of these different practices into my daily journaling, and I find it helps to switch it up from time to time!

    While these practices are all different, the following suggestions apply to all:

    • Choose compassion over judgment and authenticity over perfection.
    • Don’t try to edit as you write. Just allow whatever you write to be, even if it’s seemingly imperfect.
    • View this as essential self-care time, and try to minimize distractions if possible.
    • Don’t let the words solely live on the paper. Feel all of the positive emotions of what you want to manifest, and carry these high vibrations with you throughout your day.

    Read below for powerful practices to manifest anything you want using nothing but a pen, paper, and your own thoughts.

    Scripting

    Scripting is one of my favorite manifestation techniques as it allows you to truly embrace your imagination, align with your dreams, and get clear about your intentions.

    So what exactly is scripting?

    Scripting is the act of writing your dreams and desires in a story-like form. It’s similar to visualization, except instead of solely envisioning your dreams in your mind’s eye, you’re using pen and paper to write down what exactly it is that you want to manifest.

    The key to making scripting work is to treat it like you’re writing a story in that you only write in past and present tense, as if every single one of your dreams is happening or has already happened.

    Here’s an example:

    I wake up in a soft bed surrounded by plush pillows and cuddled with the love of my life and our sweet cat burrowed between us. As the sun rises, so does my energy. I feel excited to experience the magic and wonder of this day! I step onto the hardwood floors and tiptoe out the door, carefully shutting the door behind me. As I walk through the house to the kitchen, I feel a sense of awe and gratitude for this beautiful home I get to call my own. It is exactly the home of my dreams: two-story with hardwood floors and giant windows that allow the sunshine to stream through the glass. I take a moment to stand in front of the sliding glass door by the dining room, and I take in the beautiful sights just outside our home.

    In this script, the writer is detailing a typical day in her dream life. As you can see, it’s all written in present tense. Rather than starting with, “In my dream life, I will wake up in a . . .” the writer starts as if this moment is in the here and now.

    And that’s the key to scripting: bringing the future into the present moment. Instead of a distant dream, your desires belong in this moment right now. Everything becomes tangible and real in your current experience.

    Here are a few more secrets to scripting:

    • Don’t just write; feel. As you write about the feelings of love, peace, freedom, and abundance, don’t allow the words to solely exist on the paper; allow them to exist right now in this present moment within you. If you write about a joyful moment, let a smile gently tug at your lips. Feel that joy right now deep within. Feel freedom now. Feel peaceful now. Feel abundant now. Vibrate at the frequency of all your dreams and desires. When you do this, you won’t have to chase the life of your dreams, because all of your desires will be attracted to you.
    • Express gratitude. Gratitude and love are the highest vibrations you can emit. When you express gratitude now as if your dreams have already come true, you’re not only vibrating at a higher frequency, but you’re showing the universe that you have trust and faith that all your beautiful dreams are on their way.
    • Write what feels authentic to you. Do you prefer a small, cozy home over a giant mansion? Would you prefer a life of traveling over staying in one place? Are you dreams filled with quiet moments of peace and tranquility? Whatever you write, make sure it feels authentic and real to you. Just because someone else wants to live in a big mansion overlooking the city doesn’t mean that’s right for you. And if your dreams seem kind of out there and don’t make sense to others, that’s okay! The only thing that matters is that they feel right to you.

    Steps to Begin Scripting

    1. Find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed. I think 15 – 20 minutes works well for scripting, but you can take more or less time depending on what works best for you. I like to have a special notebook or journal on-hand for this practice.
    2. Before you start, take a moment to connect with your breath. Take a deep inhale and a long, soulful exhale. Connect with your inner self. What are your dreams? What kind of life do you envision for yourself? What feels true and real to you?
    3. Put pen (or pencil) to paper and begin writing. Envision that you are living a day in your dream life. Write all the details of this day as if it’s happening right now. Remember to use the present tense!
    4. As you write, allow yourself to feel the positive emotions connected to your words and desires. What’s the primary emotions you feel during this ideal day? Joyful? Peaceful? Loving? Abundant? Truly embrace these feelings as you visualize and write.
    5. Express gratitude! Show appreciation for this beautiful life you’ve created. Express gratitude to the universe for supporting you and loving you in your journey. Let the feelings of true appreciation vibrate within.
    6. However you choose to end your scripting entry, carry the positivity with you even after you close your notebook. Let a soft smile lift your lips. Continue to express gratitude throughout your day. Walk through your day feeling the same feelings you felt in your visualization. Know that you are a magnet for all of your dreams and desires.

    Scripting Prompts

    1. Write about a day in your dream life. Where do you wake up? How do you feel as you greet the day? What do you do on this day? Who are you surrounded by? Be as detailed as possible, and remember to express gratitude for all that you have.
    2. Write about your dream vacation. Where are you? Who are you with? What do you do? Write as though you are on this vacation right now, and use all of your senses to describe your experiences.
    3. Write about the phone call that changes your life for the better. Who is on the other end? What do they say? How do you feel? Who do you tell the good news to? How do you celebrate? What does this phone call mean to you, and what does it mean for your future?
    4. Write about the ideal day in your dream job. Where do you work? What do you do during the day? How do you interact with others? Why is this job so perfect for you?
    5. Write about your dream date. Describe the person you’re going out on a date with. Where do you go? What do you do? How’s the conversation between you? How do you feel? Describe what you feel when you look into this person’s eyes and the love that flows within you. Open your heart and let this be the beginning (or continuation) of a beautiful love story.

    5 x 55 Method

    This another popular way to manifest in a journal and is completely different from the scripting method.

    While scripting involves creating the story of your dream life, the 5 x 55 method focuses on just one sentence.

    One sentence written a total of 275 times.

    Let’s break it down a little further:

    The 5 x 55 method is a manifesting practice in which you narrow down what you wish to manifest to a single sentence or affirmation. Like scripting, this sentence is written in present tense, as if your desire has already occurred. And also like scripting, this method often involves expressing gratitude for your dreams and desires coming true.

    Once you have that sentence, you will write that sentence 55 times for 5 days straight.

    So Day 1, you write your sentence in a journal or notebook 55 times. Day 2, you write that same sentence 55 times again. Day 3, same thing. And Day 4 and Day 5, also the same.

    Here are some examples of the types of sentences you might write for this practice:

    • “I am so grateful for the extra $500 I received this week!”
    • “My heart is filled with so much joy and gratitude for the job offer that fell on my lap this week.”
    • “I feel so happy and grateful for the synchronicities that aligned and brought me together with the love of my life.”

    The key with this practice is to truly feel the emotions you’re expressing in your chosen affirmation. So if your affirmation expresses feelings of joy and abundance, feel those emotions as you’re writing your sentence. Feel deep appreciation for this dream coming true in your reality.

    Another important and often overlooked component of this practice is to carry these feelings within you throughout your day. So if you desire to manifest financial abundance, carry the feelings of abundance and prosperity with you as you walk through this day. You don’t want to simply write down your affirmation 55 times and then forget about it until tomorrow. You want to become the very embodiment of your dreams.

    Steps to Complete the 5 x 55 Method

    1. Choose an affirmation that encompasses what you wish to manifest into your reality. Be specific. For instance, if you wish to manifest money, choose a dollar amount (i.e. $500 or $1,000) that you want to manifest. Be sure to express positive emotions and gratitude in your affirmation.
    2. Find a quiet spot where you can sit uninterrupted for 15 to 20 minutes. If you’re using a notebook, you may want to number the lines beforehand or mark the 55th line so you’ll know when to stop.
    3. Begin writing your affirmation 55 times. As you do this, feel the positive emotions you associate with this manifestation. Feel gratitude and appreciation for this manifestation coming true.
    4. When you’re done, continue throughout your day as if your dreams have all come true! Continue to vibrate at a high frequency.
    5. Repeat this practice for five days straight. Then let it go, feeling at peace knowing your manifestation is already coming true.

    Journal Prompts

    Not sure what to write about? Turn to journal prompts for guidance! A journal prompt is a question or statement designed to help you get in touch with your inner self. Usually, you’ll respond to the prompt in a long-form journal entry.

    I love journal prompts because they often inspire thoughts and ideas I likely wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. For manifestation purposes, journal prompts are often designed to help you align with your intentions, lift your vibrations, express gratitude, and feel all of the positive emotions of your desired manifestation.

    To start with journal prompts, you can check out my post, 10 Journal Prompts to Manifest Your Dream Life.

    I’ve also linked to a few more websites with high-vibe manifestation journal prompts below!

    Steps to Using Journal Prompts for Manifestation

    1. Find a list of manifestation journal prompts that resonate with you. Google and Pinterest will be your best friends here! You can also check out my blog post with journal prompts I linked to above as well as the ones I linked to below. When you find some you want to use, I’d recommend saving them somewhere they’ll be easily accessible when it comes time to journal.
    2. Find a quiet, safe spot where you can journal for fifteen to twenty minutes without distractions. You may choose to take more or less time depending on your preferences.
    3. Choose the journal prompt you want to work with. Now, all you have to do is answer the prompt! Know that there’s no right or wrong way to respond to the journal prompt as long as it feels authentic and true for you. Also, if you find yourself straying from the prompt, that’s okay! You’re not being graded here. If you find that your inner flow is taking you elsewhere, follow it and see where it leads. Finally, set aside self-criticism and self-judgment. No matter what, choose to have compassion and love for yourself during this process.

    Here are a few more journal prompts to help you get started!

    Gratitude

    As I mentioned above, gratitude and love are the highest vibrations you can emit. Your journaling doesn’t have to be specifically manifestation-focused in order to attract your dreams and desires. Instead, you can focus on gratitude, knowing that the more you feel grateful for all that you have, the more wonderful things you attract into your reality to be grateful for.

    Gratitude journaling can take many different forms. You might choose to have a separate journal dedicated to listing things you feel grateful for every morning. You can also free-write journal entries in which you express gratitude throughout your writing.

    Again, journal prompts can be super helpful to help you get started. For inspiration, you can check out my post, 53 Gratitude Journal Prompts to Cultivate Joy Within.

    I won’t list steps here because gratitude journaling can take many different forms, but like other practices, make sure to dedicate enough time to sitting quietly somewhere you won’t be distracted. And again, let yourself feel the positive emotions of what you’re writing. Express sincere appreciation for all that you have and all that’s coming.

    Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be grateful. When you choose to focus on appreciation for all that you have rather than focusing on scarcity and all that’s seemingly going wrong, you invite more beautiful and positive moments into your daily experience.

    Positive Affirmations

    Positive affirmations are present-tense statements that are designed to uplift and encourage while boosting self-belief and supporting your overall wellbeing.

    They’re also a powerful tool in manifestation.

    Why? Because the quickest way to manifest anything into your life is to feel the emotions of your desired manifestation right now.

    Positive affirmations are near-instant vibration raisers. They allow you to feel the positive emotions of your dreams and desires right now in your present-day experience.

    So how do you use positive affirmations to manifest in a journal?

    Decide what it is that you want to manifest. Are you looking to manifest a loving relationship or financial prosperity? Whatever it is that you want to attract, connect with the feeling associated with that manifestation. If you’re looking to manifest love, choose affirmations that connect with the feeling of being unconditionally loved, exactly as you are. If you want to manifest money, choose affirmations that are connected with feelings of freedom and abundance.

    As you sit down to write, focus not just on the words of the affirmations but on the feelings they inspire. Like a gratitude journal, an affirmation journal can take many forms. You may choose to have a separate journal purely dedicated to positive affirmations. (I actually have two journals. In one, I free-write for about twenty minutes every morning. In the other, I write three positive affirmations and three things I’m grateful for.)

    You can also dedicate an entire journal entry solely to positive affirmations. I’ve written positive affirmations for twenty to thirty minutes straight, and when I’m done, I always feel strong, inspired, and empowered.

    If you want, you can also throw in some Future Pacing Affirmations in there. A Future Pacing Affirmation is similar to the type of sentence you created in the 5 x 55 method: it’s an expression of gratitude for your dreams and desires already coming true. Here are some examples:

    • I am a successful entrepreneur making $10,000 a month. Clients are lining up to work with me, and I am continuing to achieve more success every single day.
    • I am married to the love of my life. We live a beautiful, quiet life in the countryside with acres of land and a house large enough to grow our family. My partner loves, protects, and supports me unconditionally. I feel so grateful and lucky every single day to live this life.
    • I am a thriving college graduate. I graduated at the top of my class, and now companies are fighting with each other to hire me. I’m getting six-figure offers and that number is only going up!

    Here are some blog posts to help you get started in using affirmations in your manifestation journal:

    Manifestation Journals

    Looking for a dedicated manifestation journal to help you get started? Discover 12 of my favorite journals below! For more information on each of these journals, you can check out this post.


    What are your favorite practices for manifesting in a journal? Have you had success using a journal to manifest your desires? Share your experiences and tips in the comments below!

    For more manifestation tips, plus a daily dose of positive affirmations and self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest!


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    30 Inspirational Vision Board Quotes (With Images)

    Looking to create an empowering vision board that will help you set goals and manifest your dreams? Below, discover 30 inspirational vision board quotes, plus save and print the quote images to add to your vision board and keep you feeling uplifted, inspired, and empowered.

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    What is a Vision Board?

    A vision board is a collection of words and/or images that represent your highest self living your ideal life. Common components of a vision board might include your career, relationships, home, car, health, wealth, spirituality, lifestyle, hobbies, self-care activities, and anything that represents the life of your dreams. There truly is no limit to what you can include on your vision board as you’re the only one who knows the dreams in your heart.

    Vision boards are typically used for goal-setting purposes and can be a powerful tool in manifestation. They help you to set your intentions and get clear about what exactly it is that you want to manifest into your experience. They can also be used for the purpose of raising your vibration. In fact, I think this is where a vision board truly shines.

    A vision board isn’t purely about setting goals; it’s about allowing yourself to experience all of the positive feelings of having all of your hopes and dreams right now. Is your board filled with images of travel, adventure, and freedom? Or is your deepest desire to have stability, a beautiful home, and a loving relationship?

    Whatever it is that you dream of, allow yourself to feel all of the positive emotions of having it all right now.

    Allow yourself to feel freedom. Feel love. Feel passion. Feel abundance. Feel all of these positive emotions now, knowing in your heart that you create your abundance from within.

    When you focus on the lack and absence of your desires, you attract more lack into your current experience. But if you vibrate at the frequency of already living the life of your dreams, you attract more of this beautiful abundance to you.

    And that’s the magic of the vision board.

    It isn’t simply about slapping some pretty images on a poster board and glancing at it from time to time.

    It’s about knowing that you have the power to create your life and showing the universe exactly what it is that you want – then through your thoughts and emotions, drawing that life to you.

    How to Make a Vision Board

    When you think of a vision board, you might imagine a poster board or bulletin board covered in images from magazines and/or the internet. And while this is definitely still a powerful way to create your vision board, know that there are other options!

    My first vision board was what I called a “vision web,” and it was simply a sheet of paper with my name in the middle and lines that branched off the circle. At the end of each line, I wrote one to two sentences in present tense that described my dreams (i.e. “I am a writer . . .”). You can start off with something similar, or you can choose to draw your dreams instead of writing them. (Or both!)

    I also like to keep a portable vision board with me at all times on my phone. I do this two ways: through an app and by saving images to a dedicated album in my photos. My app of choice is VisuApp, which allows me to add images, categorize them, and even add empowering affirmations to my photos. In my photos on my phone, I have an album called My Life in which I save photos that resonate with me. These photos range from a beautiful house and my dream kitchen to my dream wardrobe to photos of gorgeous meadows and the night sky, which represent freedom and peace to me.

    And of course, you can definitely print and cut photos, then glue or tape them on a medium as big or small as you’d like, from a poster board to a sheet of paper.

    However you choose to approach your vision board, have fun with it! It’s okay if you forget to add some things or if you change your mind about any of the images you’ve chosen. Your first vision board doesn’t have to be your one and only. You can change it as many times as you need before it finally feels right, and it’s totally normal for some of your dreams to change in time. Especially when you start to realize that some of the things you’ve put on your board have already come true.

    Tips for Creating a Vision Board

    • Think big. When you start to create your vision board, you might be tempted to only add things to it that seem “realistic.” But who actually says what’s realistic and what isn’t? Fill your board with the biggest, most extravagant dreams you’ve got. All of it. Let limits be a part of someone else’s story. You’re the one writing your story. You’re creating your path. You. Are. Limitless.
    • Add quotes. Empowering quotes and affirmations are an often overlooked yet profound part of your vision board. Find quotes and affirmations that truly resonate with you. I’ve included 30 of my favorite vision board quotes below. If any resonate with you, you can add them to your own vision board. You can save any of the images below to your device and add them to the vision board album you create on your phone, or you can print them and add to your physical vision board (or bullet journal).
    • Create in a state of joy. When you create your vision board, try to find a time and place when you’re free from distractions. As you create your board, allow yourself to feel all the positive feelings associated with your dreams. Let joy and peace permeate your being. Know that you’re on the right path, and this is exactly where you’re meant to be.
    • Choose authenticity over perfection. When you create your vision board, you’re not just envisioning your perfect life; what’s more important is creating your authentic life. What feels true to you? Maybe it’s not something that would make sense to anyone else, and that’s okay. It doesn’t have to as long as it feels right to you.

    Vision Board Quotes

    1. “Follow your bliss.”
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    2. “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” – Fabienne Fredrickson

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    3. “You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

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    4. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

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    5. “Always remember, this dream was planted in your heart for a reason.”

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    6. “Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.” – Deepak Chopra

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    7. “Do what brings you to life, then. Follow your fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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    8. “I’m on the path. The path is unfolding. It will reveal itself to me in its perfect timing, and all is really well.” – Abraham Hicks

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    9. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

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    10. “Your inner knowing always knows the way.”

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    11. “Believe you deserve it and the Universe will serve it.”

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    12. “Be the one who decided to go for it.”

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    13. “What’s coming is better than what is gone.”

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    14. “Create the life you can’t wait to wake up to.”

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    15. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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    16. “Choose courage over comfort. Choose whole hearts over armor. And choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time.” – Brene Brown

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    17. “You are here to create your very own fairy tale.” – Abraham Hicks

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    18. “Perhaps imagination is not where we go to escape reality but where we go to remember it.” – Glennon Doyle

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    19. “You’ll see it when you believe it.” – Wayne Dyer

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    20. “When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.” – Brene Brown

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    21. “What’s yours will find you.”

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    22. “Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.”

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    23. “Don’t dance around the perimeter of the person you want to be. Dive deeply and fully into it.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

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    24. “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” – John Updike

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    25. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho

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    26. “The only force that can stop me is me.”

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    27. “Anything I can imagine, I can create.”

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    28. “Trust that feeling. It’s your life force. Your genius. Your destiny screaming to be realized.” – Marie Forleo

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    29. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

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    30. “You are what you manifest.”

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    Have you ever created a vision board? What’s your favorite way to create your vision board? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

    And for more manifestation tips, plus a daily dose of positive affirmations and self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest!

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    Abraham Hicks’ Emotional Guidance Scale Explained

    Abraham Hicks’ Emotional Guidance Scale is a powerful way to raise your vibrations and elevate your emotions in a healthy and profound manner. Below, learn all about the Emotional Guidance Scale, including why and how to use it and practices you can utilize to lift your emotions.

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    What is the Emotional Guidance Scale?

    I first learned about the Emotional Guidance Scale when reading Esther and Jerry Hicks’ Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. In Chapter Twenty-Two of this book, we’re introduced to the Emotional Guidance Scale, a list of commonly felt emotions that range from emotions that we typically associate with being the most positive, such as Joy, Love, and Empowerment, to those we usually deem most negative, such as Depression and Grief.

    In between those strong emotions are a bunch of other commonly felt emotions, such as Contentment, Boredom, Disappointment, and Doubt.

    The Emotional Guidance Scale is used to assess where your emotions are now and to always reach for a better feeling thought. For example, if I assessed my emotions right now, I might say I’m pretty content. Content isn’t a bad place to be, but what if I could feel even better? What practices could I do to lift my emotions? What thoughts feel good to me right now? I might look at my vision board and visualize all my desires coming true. I imagine what it will feel like when all the dreams on my vision board are my reality, and I allow myself to feel those feelings right now. And it works: I’ve moved from Contentment to Optimism.

    The Emotional Guidance Scale is kind of like a ladder. Optimism might turn into Positive Expectations, which turns into Enthusiasm, then Passion, and finally, I’m feeling Joy, Love, and Freedom.

    Below is the Emotional Guidance Scale in full. In this post, I’ll explain why you would use it, how to use it, and methods to utilize to keep climbing the ladder so you can align with the highest vibrations possible.

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    Why Use the Emotional Guidance Scale

    Have you heard the phrase raise your vibrations?

    Personally, I see these words several times a day on Instagram, Pinterest, and other various websites. As I discuss in this post, I’m actually not entirely sure how I feel about the phrase. I love the positivity in it, and that’s why I continue to use it, but I think when we say that we’re raising our vibrations, we’re leaving out something pretty monumental: the fact that you, yourself, are already the essence of high vibrations.

    What do I mean by this?

    Those highest vibrations at the top of the Emotional Guidance Scale? Joy, Knowledge, Empowerment, Freedom, Love, and Appreciation. Those are your very foundation. Those feelings are who you are at your core. They can never be taken away from you, not even when you’re having a bad week or month or even year. (Insert Friends reference here.)

    So you’re not truly raising your vibrations; you’re releasing anything that weighs you down, leaves you feeling low, and takes away from who you truly are. You’re getting rid of the bad stuff that causes you to lose sight of yourself.

    You are a high-vibrational being. High vibrations are your essence, being, and birthright. And all those emotions at the top of the Emotional Guidance Scale? You deserve to be aligned with them every single day.

    Which is why the Emotional Guidance Scale is a profound way to get yourself into that good-feeling state you were always meant to be in. And if you believe in the Law of Attraction and manifestation, you know the importance of high vibrations. At the heart of manifestation is the belief that what we give out into the world is what we receive in return. So if you emit joy, love, and positivity into the world, you’ll receive even more of this right back to you. (Not to mention, you are worthy and deserving of a life where you feel joyful and loved and positive every single day.)

    The Emotional Guidance Scale allows you to gauge where your current emotions are and reach for an improved feeling. And this is important. You see, often times, when someone uses the phrase raise your vibrations, we automatically think we should go all-out and feel joyful and passionate and all that good stuff. But what happens if you’re feeling grief or depression? What if you’re in a state of complete despair?

    Are you supposed to force yourself to jump straight to joy? (Again, if you believe in the Law of Attraction, you might think you’re supposed to be feeling joyful and that your current state is inherently wrong.)

    No. Absolutely not. In fact, this can be detrimental to your healing and often makes a person feel even worse. For one, jumping from depression to joy would be nearly impossible, so if you’re not able to get yourself into that state of joy and love, you might feel like you somehow failed. And forcing yourself to make this jump likely means you’re suppressing emotions, which keeps the negative emotions within your body, not allowing you to fully heal so you can release them.

    The Emotional Guidance Scale offers a gentler solution. It reminds you that you don’t have to jump straight into a high-vibe feeling you’re not ready for. Rather, you can continually reach for a better feeling emotion, climbing the ladder one rung at a time.

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    How to Use The Emotional Guidance Scale

    I do want to make one important point before we go any further: the words on the Emotional Guidance Scale aren’t actually all that important. They shouldn’t be used as guidelines or instructions for how you should feel next. For example, if you’re in a state of Anger, you don’t need to look at the scale and say, “Okay, next rung up is Discouragement, then Blame. Those should be my next feelings.”

    Rather, you should simply focus on reaching for an improved feeling, no matter where you are and no matter what the “next rung up” looks like. Focus less on the words on the list and more on how you feel and the actions you can take to help yourself feel better. Another reason you shouldn’t focus too much on the words on the list is because these words might mean different things to different people. My personal relationship with feelings of Guilt and Unworthiness might be different than yours. My perception or definition of those emotions might also differ.

    So how do you use the Emotional Guidance Scale? It’s less of a tool to instruct you on what you should feel next and more of a tool to help you gauge where you are now and to feel empowered when you recognize that you have the ability to lift yourself up.

    It all starts with this thought, from Ask and It Is Given: “Right now I am going to find the best-feeling thought that I can. I am going to reach for more relief, more relief, more relief.”

    So let’s say that I’m at a point in my life where I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. I lack purpose and direction. It feels like I’m eternally numb and that nothing will ever change that. I recognize that I’m experiencing depression.

    What is the better feeling thought here?

    It seems strange to think about, but hatred, revenge, anger, and blame are all better feeling thoughts.

    So if think about past experiences and start feeling angry about events that have occurred, and then I start blaming others for those events, at least I’m starting to feel again. And I can recognize that feeling anything is better than the numbness I experienced before. Maybe other people won’t understand why it’s a good thing that I’m feeling angry, but that’s okay. They don’t have to understand. As long as I understand that I’m at a better feeling than I was before, that’s all that matters.

    I’ll let myself feel the anger for a while, as feeling this emotion is part of my healing journey, but I won’t stay there forever. I feel the anger, work through it, and finally, I release it. Now, I find that I’m in a state of disappointment, but I’m not angry. And disappointment is a better feeling thought than anger.

    This is where the Emotional Guidance Scale comes in. You don’t have to look at it every day and assess your feelings, but spend some time consciously recognizing that you’re at a better feeling than you were before. Why? Because this recognition allows you to feel empowered. You recognize that you have some control over your feelings. As explained in Ask and It Is Given, every step higher up the scale speaks to your feeling of self-empowerment, and every step lower speaks to your feeling of disempowerment.

    When you first start using the Emotional Guidance Scale, you likely will have to make a more conscious effort to gauge your emotions. It may not feel quite as natural when you’re just beginning. However, with time, it won’t just become easier, but you’ll possess a deeper and more profound understanding of your own inner world. You’ll be able to easily recognize your emotions and understand the methods you can utilize to get yourself into a better feeling state.

    Methods to Climb the Emotional Guidance Scale

    So how do you get yourself in a better feeling state? Different methods will work for different people, and it may change depending on where you are on the scale. For instance, a practice that may work for you when you’re feeling bored may not work so well when you’re feeling depressed.

    Below are some suggestions for practices you can utilize. You can try some of these and see what works best for you. You also might already know of some methods that help you raise your vibrations and lift yourself into a better feeling state.

    Gratitude

    Gratitude is one of the quickest ways to shift your mindset from one of negativity to one of positivity. It’s also a way to change your perspective from lack to abundance. When you choose gratitude, you’re no longer focusing on what you don’t have but rather on what you do have. And when you can look around you (and within) and see abundance in every area of your life, more abundance is drawn to you.

    There are numerous ways to approach a gratitude practice, so find one that works best for you. Simply listing 3 things in your current world that you’re grateful for might be enough to lift you into a better feeling state. You might also look around your current environment and express appreciation for everything that is around you. You can also choose to express gratitude for all that’s within you: your heart, your breath, your talents and abilities, all the cells in your body that make you you. You can also choose to utilize a gratitude journal to help lift you into a better feeling state. (You can check out my gratitude journal prompts here.)

    As mentioned above, some practices that work well when you’re already in the upper half of the Emotional Guidance Scale may not work as well when you’re in the lower half. For instance, when you’re feeling depressed, grieving, or fearful, this gratitude practice may not work as well. And that’s okay! There are other practices that may help when you’re feeling those lower emotions.

    Visualization

    I once heard the term visualization referred to as “intentional daydreaming” and it’s been my favorite way to describe this practice every since. Visualization can mean a lot of things, but for purposes of lifting your vibrations, visualization is a tool you can use to align with the feelings of your dream life (and your highest self). While my favorite way to utilize this practice is when I have ten to twenty minutes to sit in quiet meditation, you can also do this when you only have a few minutes.

    If you’re meditating, find a quiet spot where you won’t be interrupted. I sometimes like to play soft instrumental music in the background. Visualize a day in your perfect, dream life. How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Where are you? Who are you with? What kinds of things do you do during your day? See all the details of this perfect day play out before you, and allow yourself to feel the feelings of this beautiful dream like it’s happening right now. If you imagine that in your perfect life, you’ll feel peaceful, joyful, abundant, loved, and free, then allow yourself to feel those things right now.

    You might also choose to utilize a vision board to help you in your visualizations. If you’re on the go, create a My Future album on your phone and save photos to it that represent your dream future. Look at it when you want to boost your mood and allow yourself to feel the positive feelings of having everything in those pictures right now.

    Scripting

    Scripting is similar to visualization, but instead of visualizing your dreams in your mind, you’re writing them down on paper. In a journal or on a sheet of paper, describe your dream life, and don’t hold back. No dream is too big. The key here is to write in the present tense, as if everything you dream of is happening right now. So instead of saying, “I will be . . .” you’d say, “I am . . .”

    Nature

    When nothing else helps, I can always return to nature to guide me to better feeling thoughts. Walking outside, standing in the sunshine, or even a practice like gardening can help to connect you with your inner self, a higher power, and the universe as a whole. When I’m walking, I try to focus on my breath, and instead of drowning under my anxious thoughts, I pay attention to the world around me: the sky, the trees, the birds, the flowers, and everything in my outer environment that represents beauty and life. I’m a bit of a speed walker, so I’ve found that this works best if I consciously slow down and take my time. Where’s your favorite place in nature to be? See if you can go there for a little while. (And if you can’t, are you able to visualize it and experience the feelings of being there within?)

    Other Ideas

    • Meditation
    • Yoga
    • Journaling
    • Self-Care Activities
    • Creative Activities
    • Chakra Healing
    • Talking to someone you trust
    • Affirmation Cards
    • Gentle movement that feels good to you
    • Breathing Exercises

    For more practices, I’d definitely recommend checking out Ask and It Is Given, which gives a list of 22 practices to help you elevate your emotions and lift your spirits.

    Final Notes

    I mentioned this above, but I think it’s worth returning to and emphasizing: there may be people in your life who won’t understand this process. They may not understand why you’re glad to feel angry and even enraged. They may not get why doubt or worry are improvements over what you were feeling before.

    And that’s okay.

    Nobody else has to understand.

    The important thing is to not let others get to you. You may hear things like, “Just be happy!” Someone may try to make you feel bad for choosing anger. Don’t let them.

    Remember that you are allowed to feel whatever you need to feel in order to heal. You don’t want to stay in an angry or worried state forever, but you also don’t have to falsely force yourself to move past it before you’re ready.

    Feel what you need to feel as you continue to work toward the better feeling thought


    Do you have any other questions about Abraham Hicks’ Emotional Guidance Scale? What practices help you get into a better feeling state? Share your questions and tips in the comment section below!

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