In this article, discover how to manifest on paper in five easy steps. Plus, get bonus steps and more resources to help you manifest your deepest and most heartfelt dreams and desires.
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What Is Manifestation?
At its foundation, manifestation is creation. Throughout your life, you’ve been creating your reality through your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. When you step back and look at your life, you’ll find that your outer world often reflects your inner world. If you feel truly peaceful and happy within, you’ll discover more peace and joy outside of you. In contrast, if your inner world feels chaotic and overwhelming, your external world will also feel stressful and disorderly as a result.
This is where conscious manifestation comes in. Conscious 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. This means you’re intentionally creating a beautiful inner world so that it spills into your outer world and creates something extraordinary outside of you.
So how do you begin manifesting your dreams? One of the first steps is to learn how to manifest on paper so you can set intentions, lift your vibration, and align with your deepest and most heartfelt desires. By writing down your dreams and desires, you turn them from an abstract concept in your mind into a tangible thing you can practically see, hear, and touch. And the best part? It’s not only easy to do, but it’s actually a lot of fun.
Below, learn how to manifest on paper in five easy steps. Plus, get bonus steps and more resources to help you manifest your dreams and desires. And to help you develop a long-term manifestation practice that really works, be sure to check out the Dreams, Goals & Manifestation Printables, a digital resource completely dedicated to helping you manifest your dream life. With these printables, you’ll find multiple calendars, worksheet pages, goal-setting tools, and manifestation exercises that you can use over and over again, not just month after month but year after year.
How To Manifest On Paper
Step 1: Script Your Dream Life
Arguably the most powerful method for manifesting on paper is the act of scripting. Scripting is the practice of writing about your dreams and desires in story-like form, as if you already possess everything you want to manifest. It’s kind of like writing a journal entry, except instead of writing about your current life, you write about the life you want to live as if you’re already living it.
So if you want to manifest love, you might write about how you’re living with the love of your life in your dream home. When you do this, you’ll only write in past or present tense. If you’re writing in past tense, you might recount the day you met your partner. You could also write as though it’s the end of the day, and you’ve just had your first date with the perfect person. If you write in the present tense, you could write about what a typical day looks like with the love of your life. Truly, the possibilities are endless.
The key to making scripting work is to feel all the positive emotions of having your desires right now in this present moment. So if you’re writing about how happy you are to spend your life with this perfect person, allow yourself to feel truly joyful and grateful for all that you have. And even more, give yourself permission to feel loved, cherished, and adored by this perfect person. Insert gratitude throughout your script, and end it by thanking the Universe for delivering to you all your deepest dreams and desires.
To learn more about scripting, I’ve added links below that will provide you with examples, suggested sentence starters, and even a free PDF template to help you get started. And if you want to get started with scripting today, be sure to check out 30 Perfect Days, a digital manifestation journal available in my online shop. Each day, you’ll receive a unique scripting prompt that will help you to live as if you already have your dreams and desires right now. Additionally, you’ll find space for daily gratitude, acknowledging the miracles that appear in your everyday world, uplifting affirmations, and more. Click here to learn more!
For more scripting tips, help, and guidance, check out these articles:
- Scripting Manifestation Examples: A How-To Guide
- Law Of Attraction Scripting Template (Free PDF Template)
Step 2: Use The Pillow Method For Manifestation
After you’ve completed Step 1, take the script you’ve written and place it under your pillow. Before you go to bed, visualize your desired manifestation in your mind’s eye. Imagine having this desire right now, feeling all the positive emotions of your dreams coming true. Let this be the last thing you think about before falling asleep, allowing it to sink into your subconscious brain. Continue this practice for about 7 to 10 days, or until it feels right to remove it.
- Learn more here: Pillow Method For Manifestation (A Complete Guide)
Step 3: Keep A Daily Gratitude Log
There is no “secret” to making your manifestations come faster, but the closest thing to it is gratitude. Gratitude is the practice of acknowledging the daily gifts and miracles you receive with sincere appreciation. These miracles don’t have to be really big things. Even something like a really tasty cup of coffee or a beautiful morning sky can be something you show true thankfulness for each day. And the fact that you get to wake up to a brand new day with your breath flowing in and out of your lungs? That, too, is a miracle.
As you wait for your manifestations to appear in your reality, don’t sit around obsessing over when and how it’s going to come. Instead, live your life with joy and true gratitude in your heart. Express appreciation for all that you have and all that’s coming. Gratitude and love are the highest vibrations, and the quickest way to receive what you desire is to express thankfulness for what you already have.
One method for expressing gratitude is by writing one to three things you’re grateful for every single day. As you write down your gratitude list, allow the feeling of sincere appreciation to spread through your body.
Step 4: Write Down Your Signs & Synchronicities
Every single day, you’re receiving signs from the Universe. Sometimes, the signs are really obvious (like a book falling off a shelf right in front of you), and sometimes, they’re a little more subtle (like your own intuition leading you in a certain direction). As you begin your manifesting journey, you’ll also receive signs and synchronicities. Consider these signs to be messages from the Universe, letting you know your manifestation is on its way. The signs you receive might come in the form of numbers and number patterns, coins, objects, symbols, or dreams. Start noticing and writing down the signs you discover in your daily life. This will keep you feeling motivated and encouraged, and it will also help you to relax a little more; you’ll know that you haven’t been forgotten and that the Universe is taking care of you.
To learn how to know if a sign is from the Universe, what to do after you receive a sign, and how to ask for a sign, you can check out my article on receiving messages from the Universe here. And for even deeper insight on how to ask the Universe for a sign, check out this article.
Step 5: Use Manifesting Oil To Amplify Your Manifestations
My favorite way to amplify my manifestation practice is to use manifesting oil on everything I write down. Manifesting oil is a blend of essential oils, herbs, and other natural sources that are specifically created to help you manifest your desires. I’ve linked to my personal favorites below. To use manifesting oil, simply add a drop of oil to your scripts, journal pages, and anything else you write down. I especially like to use it when I’m doing the pillow method (by adding the oil to the page and then placing the paper under my pillow).
To learn more about essential oils and oil blends for manifesting your desires (as well as how to use them), click here.
Bonus Methods For Manifesting On Paper
In addition to the practices above, use manifestation affirmations daily to amplify your intentions. You can use a blend of standard mindset affirmations, such as I am worthy, as well as future pacing affirmations, such as I am so grateful to be a successful entrepreneur making $20,000 a month. Write down your affirmations and use a bit of manifesting oil on your paper. Don’t forget to truly feel what you’re affirming within. (For instance, if you affirm that you’re a successful entrepreneur, don’t just say it; feel it!)
Here are some articles to help you with affirmations for manifestation:
55×5 Manifestation Method
To use the 55×5 Manifestation Method, choose an affirmation, then write down your chosen affirmation 55 times in a row for 5 days straight. For this practice, instead of using a mindset affirmation, use an affirmation like what I wrote above: “I am so grateful to be a successful entrepreneur making $20,000 a month.” If this is your chosen affirmation, you’d write those exact words 55 times in a row on Day 1, then another 55 times in a row on Day 2, and then repeat on Days 3, 4, and 5. Like with all affirmations, make sure you truly feel the words within as you write them down.
If you want to get started on this practice today, I’ve created a simple 55×5 Manifestation Worksheet you can either print out or type into directly on your phone, tablet, or computer. (If you have some manifesting oil, you might prefer to print it out so you can use the oil on the pages.)
In the 369 Method, you choose an affirmation and write it down 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times in the evening. Do this for 21 days in a row. As you write it down, maintain high vibrations and make sure to be consistent. I also find it helpful to say my affirmation aloud throughout the day.
If you want to learn more about the 369 Method, just click here!
Recap: How To Manifest On Paper
- Step 1: Script your dream life
- Step 2: Place your script underneath your pillow for approximately 7 to 10 days.
- Step 3: Keep a daily gratitude log as you wait for your manifestation to appear.
- Step 4: Write down the signs and synchronicities that show up in your daily life.
- Step 5: Use manifesting oil on your paper to amplify your manifestations.
- Bonus: Use the 55×5 Manifestation Method and 369 Method to enhance your manifestations.
Have you had success manifesting your dreams and desires on paper? Do you have any tips for how to manifest on paper effectively? Share your favorite methods and success stories in the comment box below!
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- Dreams, Goals & Manifestation Printables
- The Ultimate Manifestation Workbook
- 30-Day Manifestation Journal
Hi, I’m Zanna! I’m a blogger/freelance writer living in Boise, Idaho. My mission is to help you break through the barriers holding you back from accessing infinite abundance and to inspire you to gather the courage and confidence to follow your dreams.