In this post, learn how to manifest something using 10 tested and proven manifestation methods. (The very first method is the manifestation blueprint for manifesting your deepest, most heartfelt desires.) And be sure to check out over 150 pages of manifestation printables to support your journey here!
Updated December 16th, 2021
How To Manifest Something
Before we get into the 10 unique manifestation methods that will help you manifest your deepest, most heartfelt dreams, let’s define what manifestation is and how it works.
To manifest something means to visualize your dreams and desires and to vibrate at the frequency of your desires as if they’ve already come true. Like attracts like, so when you choose to feel these positive emotions throughout your day, you’ll attract more of this good-feeling thing to you.
At its heart, manifestation teaches you that your outer world is always a reflection of your inner world. So when you decide to step into your power and manifest your future, you consciously begin cultivating a beautiful inner world so that it spills into your outer world and creates something extraordinary outside of yourself.
So how does this work?
Let’s say you dream of finding your soulmate. Step back and consider why it’s so important for you to find this person. How do you imagine this person will make you feel? Maybe you imagine that they’ll make you feel loved, cherished, treasured, and adored. Okay. So now you decide you want to manifest this person. In order to manifest your soulmate, you want to begin imagining what it would look and feel like to have this person in your life. Visualize how a day in your life will look like with them in it. And those incredible feelings of being loved, cherished, treasured, and adored?
You don’t want to wait until you meet your soulmate in your outer world to begin experiencing those feelings.
You want to allow yourself to feel loved, cherished, treasured, and adored today.
Imagine that you’re a magnet. Everything you put out into the universe is exactly what you attract to you (remember, like attracts like). So if you put out the vibration of being loved, cherished, treasured, and adored right now (and allow yourself to truly feel all the positive emotions related to these feelings), you’ll attract more experiences that will make you feel loved, cherished, treasured, and adored in your outer world.
Truly, this starts with loving yourself. Cherishing yourself. Treasuring yourself. Adoring yourself. And likely, you’ll be so busy loving yourself, you won’t even worry about when your soulmate shows up in your outer world.
And that’s exactly when your manifestation will come true.
This is, in essence, what manifestation is all about:
“What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.”
So at its very core, if you want to manifest something, become the energy of what you want to manifest.
But that’s just the beginning. Below, I’m going to take you through 10 tested and proven manifestation methods. (Be sure to pay special attention to the first one, as this is your manifestation blueprint.) Each method will serve and support you in your manifestation journey.
1. The Manifestation Blueprint
The reason why so many people struggle with manifestation is that they don’t understand how it truly works. They treat manifestation like a game, but manifestation is actually an art. And there’s a very specific blueprint you can follow to manifest what you really want in your life:
- You set an intention based on the authentic, deeply felt dreams that have been placed in your heart.
- You communicate this intention to the Universe. Your positive vibrations are one way of communicating this intention, as by vibrating at the frequency of your desires, you express that you’re ready to receive more of this good-feeling thing.
- The Universe works behind the scenes to set everything in motion. It communicates back to you in the form of signs, synchronicities, and most importantly, your own intuition. Being in the vibration of what you desire allows you to receive these signs and inner nudges with clarity. (In contrast, being in a state of stress, worry, and anger will cause you to miss these signs and feelings.)
- Then, you take inspired action based on the communication the Universe has given you.
- This communication between you and the Universe continues. The Universe sends you signs (usually through your intuition), and you follow your intuition by taking aligned action. Essentially, once the Universe communicates what to do, you do that thing.
- And as you follow this path, you’ll begin to see your dream manifest into your reality. Keep following the nudges. Keep taking inspired action. And stay in the vibration of your dreams and desires so you can receive divine guidance when it comes.
This is why manifestation is an art, not a game. It isn’t about “beating” the Universe. It’s about co-creating with the Universe. And if you can master this, you can master manifestation – for life.
Visualization is key in transforming your dreams from abstract ideas in your head to tangible things you get to have and experience in your reality. In manifestation, visualization allows you to simulate the experience of already having your desires in the present moment. This is a profound practice to help you get clear about what you want and begin vibrating at the frequency of your desires today.
What makes visualization truly powerful is that it helps you to get in alignment with universal energy. This makes you more receptive to connecting with your intuition and taking inspired action.
Meditation, vision boards, and scripting are a few practices that can help you visualize your dreams and desires. In this article, you can learn more about the profound benefits of visualization (there’s more than you think!) and the various visualization practices you can use in your daily life in order to manifest your deepest dreams and desires.
3. The 55×5 Manifestation Method
The 55×5 (also sometimes written as 5×55 or 555) Manifestation Method is one of my favorite journaling methods for manifesting. The guidelines are 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 will directly relate to the desire you want to manifest.
For example, let’s say you want to manifest money. Your affirmation might be, “I am so grateful I received $10,000 this week!”
So on Day 1, you’ll write “I am so grateful I received $10,000 this week!” 55 times in a row.
Then, on Day 2, you’d again write, “I am so grateful I received $10,000 this week!” 55 times in a row.
Days 3, 4, and 5, same thing.
As you write your affirmations, you want to truly feel like you have this thing now. If you did manifest $10,000, how would you feel? Grateful? Joyful? Radiant? Allow yourself to feel those emotions now! Then, carry them with you throughout your day. This is a great practice for truly uncovering your manifesting power. It helps you to articulate exactly what you want and sets a solid foundation for your day so you can stay in the vibration of your desires.
For more ideas and tips on the 55×5 manifestation method, you can check out this article, where I go into even more detail about this powerful manifestation method. And if you’re looking for help getting started, check out the 55×5 Manifestation Method Worksheet, which gives you the opportunity to print and handwrite your affirmations or type directly into the PDF editable document. This easy-to-use worksheet gets powerful results and is the perfect addition to your manifestation practice.
4. The 369 Method
The 369 Method has a similar setup to the 55×5 Manifestation Method with a few differences in how it’s carried out. 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!
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 as you’re living it. 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)
6. The Pillow Method For Manifestation
The Pillow Method For Manifestation is one of my personal favorites, as it feels as though you’re truly doing something magical when you complete this practice.
First, you want to take either a script you’ve written about your dream life (see #5 above) or a powerful manifestation affirmation that affirms you already have what you desire. For instance, you might write “I am in my dream job, making a positive difference in people’s lives and doing what I love every single day.”
Once you have your script or affirmation written down, 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)
7. Essential Oils For Manifesting
Manifesting oil is a blend of essential oils, herbs, and other natural sources that are specifically created to help you manifest your desires. Using these essential oils is a great way to enhance and amplify your manifestation practice.
I like to use manifesting oils on my scripts, journal entries, and written manifestation affirmations. Manifesting oil can also be used on a specific object, such as cash, a love note, a candle, or even yourself. One of my personal favorite ways to use it is by rubbing a little bit on my script or affirmation before I put it under my pillow if I’m doing the pillow method.
If you’d like to learn more about essential oils and oil blends for manifesting your desires (as well as how to use them), click here.
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.
Connect yourself to the life of your dreams by expressing sincere gratitude and appreciation for the abundance that already exists within.
How do you do this? Here are a few ideas:
- When you wake up, think of three things you’re grateful for. You might also choose to write these things down in a gratitude journal.
- Anytime you feel misaligned, take a step back. Look around your immediate environment. Focus on one thing in your surroundings to be grateful for. If you can’t find something outside of you, focus on something within.
- Stuck at a red light? Instead of expressing frustration, think of one to three things you’re thankful for in your life.
- Before you go to bed at night, think of three things that happened during the day that you truly appreciate.
For more on embracing gratitude, check out these posts:
- 40 Gratitude Affirmations to Love This Moment Right Now
- 53 Gratitude Journal Prompts to Cultivate Joy Within
- 500 Beautiful Things To Be Grateful For Today
9. Give To Receive
The more good you put out in the world, the more good you receive in return.
Do you want to manifest love? Give love to others. (And yourself.)
Do you want financial prosperity? Donate and give money when you feel called to.
Do you want unconditional happiness? Give your smile freely to others. Make someone’s day. Be a light in someone else’s world.
One way to intentionally practice this is to write a Giving List. Every morning, write down something you want to give that day. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a really big thing. Here are a few examples of something you might give:
- A compliment to a friend
- A smile to a stranger
- An extra $1 on your tip
- A kind gesture, like letting another car in or opening the door for someone.
Time is also a gift, so you might give the gift of your time to someone who’s feeling lonely.
I always like to note that you should 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 emit 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.
10. Surrender & Allow
There are several ways I could phrase this:
There are two equal parts of manifestation: doing and being. This is actually directly tied to the Law of Gender, one of the 12 spiritual laws of the Universe. 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.
While many of the practices on this list are tied to your masculine energy, your feminine energy is just as important when it comes to manifesting. What we often forget when it comes to manifestation is that you’re actually co-creating with the Universe. This means trusting that the Universe has your back. It also means sometimes, you’re in the driver’s seat, and other times, you’re letting the Universe take the wheel.
So how exactly do you practice surrender and trust? Here are a few tips:
- Release the “how.” This is 100% the Universe’s job. You might think you know the best path to your dreams. You might also think there’s just no possible way your dream can come true. But I promise, the Universe will figure out the how, and it’s often in unexpected and surprising ways. Your job is to simply allow the Universe to work its magic. When it’s time for you to act, it’ll deliver a sign or a gentle nudge in the right direction to let you know.
- Listen to your own inner rhythm. Do you feel like you’re forcing something to happen? How does it feel? At its foundation, manifestation should feel really good. If you feel like you’re trying to force your dreams to come true, it may be time to take a step back. Let go and allow the Universe to take the wheel for a while.
As you move forward, keep this in mind:
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 outside of yourself.
- You May Also Like: What Is The Art Of Allowing? (A Complete Guide)
Recap: How to Manifest Something – 10 Essential Manifestation Methods
- The Manifestation Blueprint
- The 55×5 Manifestation Method
- The 369 Method
- The Pillow Method For Manifestation
- Essential Oils For Manifesting
- Give To Receive
- Surrender & Allow
What manifestation methods have helped you the most in your manifesting journey? Share your tips and stories in the comment box below!
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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.