What Is Manifestation? The Ultimate Guide to Manifesting Your Desires



If you’re new to manifestation, you may be wondering what this spiritual practice is, and how it can be used to create a better life for yourself.

Manifestation is more complex than people often realize. In fact, one of the reasons we founded this website was to teach people how manifestation can be used to make a real change in their lives.

In this guide, we’ll answer the question ‘what is manifestation?’ and show you the steps to take to begin manifesting love, money, a new job, fancy car or another desire into your reality so your future self can live a rich and fulfilling life.

What Is Manifestation?

By definition, manifestation is the process of using your energy to bring about a change in the world around you. In its simplest form, manifestation is based on the science that everything in world has a vibrational frequency.

By using the correct vibrational frequency – through the power of positive energy and beliefs, you can attract positive things into your reality.

A common misconception about manifestation is that you can simply ask the universe for something and it will be delivered immediately. Here’s the thing – manifesting a lottery win and expecting it to become a reality is never going to happen.

You cannot expect things to simply occur because you want them to. If that were the case, we’d all be living harmonious and fruitful lives.

Manifestation is best used as a tool to help you create the life you want to live. For example, I have manifested my desires thanks to the power of positive thinking and taking action to make them happen.

With manifestation, it’s not just about what you want, but also how much effort you put into making it happen.

People are transforming their own lives with manifestation, but with time and effort. Patience is required and an open mind.

If you think of manifesting as aiding your personal development, then you’re likely to have more success with it.

Is manifestation the same as the law of attraction?

In a sense, yes. The law of attraction is an idea that you can use to manifest.

The law of attraction is about attracting things into your life through positive thoughts and feelings. Essentially, this concept suggests that negative thoughts equal negative energy which then attracts negative experiences into your life, or repels your intentions.

On the other hand, manifestation is more about getting specific things, whether it’s obtaining money, finding your soul mate or attracting another desire. These are all things that we can physically see and touch with our own two eyes in this world.

Is manifestation real?

The process is based on scientific evidence that energy can be used for your manifestations.

For many people, it is a belief system that is used to achieve a dream life. For others, being able to manifest something into actually happening is a fantasy. It’s perfectly natural for people to have different beliefs.

If you’re willing to open your mind up to the potential of defining your future with good energy and putting manifesting into practice, then it can work for you.

How to Start Manifesting

The first step into starting manifestation is to be absolutely clear about what you want to manifest.

When you manifest something into your reality, there’s no way to predict how things will turn out. Your future self has free will and you might choose a different outcome than what you had initially intended.

Make sure that your desire or intention aligns with your long-term goals and values. By doing this, you’ll be able to take your life in the right direction and create a positive outcome that will transform your world.

If you want to change your manifestation at any point in the process, then just do it!  Change is a natural part of life and there’s no use fighting against it.

Also, keep in mind that the Universe always has a plan for us. Maybe your original goal wasn’t right for you and the Universe was just waiting for you to realize this so that something better could come into your life instead. 

Manifestation Examples

So, now you know the first step, what types of things can you manifest?

Of course, there is an abundance waiting to be manifested into your world.

If you’re unsure as to what you want to achieve via manifestation, here are some examples of things you can manifest:

1. Money

2. Relationships

3. Health

4. Happiness

5. Dream home

6. Career

7. More freedom

8. Travel

9. Hobbies

10. New beliefs

11. Dream body

12. A new language

13. Better mindset

Manifestation Techniques

Once you know what you want to manifest, it’s time to use a manifestation technique to help your intentions physically happen.

There are several manifestation techniques you can use.

Here are some of the most popular. We’ve written about each practice in further depth – just click on the link if you want to discover more about it.

Manifestation Tools

Alongside methods, you can use manifesting tools. These are best used to enhance the power of individual techniques.

Alternatively, you can use things like books and courses to help raise your good vibes, find clarity on what you want to manifest, and help you focus on aligning your desire with your feelings.

You can find more information on the best manifestation books to read here.

Common Questions About Manifestation

Here are some answers to common questions about manifesting your dreams into your life.

How do you know if your manifestation is working?

Often, you’ll receive a sign from the universe that will let you know that your manifestations are on their way to you.

For example, you may start having elated emotions or vividly imagine yourself in your future. You may even see angel numbers in your daily life.

You may also start having ideas relating to your goals. For instance, if you’re manifesting a new job, you may suddenly begin to have more focus on writing applications.

How do you manifest someone?

Follow our step-by-step process to start manifesting a person into your reality.

How do you raise your vibrational energy?

Lifting your vibrations is important for your whole belief system.

Your thoughts are powerful things.  They create what you think about and manifest into your reality.  When you focus on something negative, it’s like putting a magnet to a metal object.

For example, if you’re focused on being rich, then chances are you’ll attract wealth into your life.

If we think, “I don’t deserve this, I don’t deserve that, I’m not good enough,” the universe will manifest things into our lives to make us feel that we don’t deserve what we want.  But, if we think something like, “I deserve this and I’m worth it,” then it’s going to be much easier for the universe to show up with things that support our self-worth.

One of the most effective ways to raise your vibration or positive emotions is to have the belief that you have already achieved what you’re manifesting.

Creative visualization is a good place to start:

  1. Act as if you already have the thing you want.
  2. Use words in your speech that the future you would use. For example, if you’re manifesting more confidence, then talk clearly and slowly, using positive words.
  3. Allow your intentions to enter the subconscious part of your brain by listening to affirmations or meditation while you sleep.
  4. Be mindful in the present moment of how your current actions are affecting your manifesting techniques.
  5. Talk about your goals with family and friends who matter to you. This will help to raise the energy around you.

How can I let go of limiting beliefs?

A limiting belief is a mental idea that holds you back from manifesting success.  

Many people have limiting beliefs that block their path. You can use affirmations, mantras and meditations to help reshape your mindset.

A Few More Things to Know About Manifestation

You Need to Have the Patience to Manifest

Whether you want a better body, more money, or to attract a person, you need to be patient.

Manifesting can sometimes be a slow process and there is no right or wrong way to speed things up. If something is truly worth having, then you have to accept in the present moment that you will wait for it.

Meditation, journaling and using crystals are some good ways to ground yourself and relax while you’re manifesting.

You Need to Have Gratitude and Be Kind to Others

Gratitude is a key part of manifesting your desires.

You might think that your manifestation will come to fruition without any effort on your part, and that it’ll just happen by itself. But this is not true. You must make sure that your manifestation aligns with your highest good and helps others in need at the same time. 

Here are some things that people do to show gratitude in their lives:

  • Start a gratitude journal
  • Give more meaning to your life, such as donating to charity or volunteering
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Enjoy what you do
  • Spend more time with those that matter to you

Manifestation Is a Spiritual Practice

You don’t need to be a spiritual person to begin manifesting, but behind the science, is an act rooted in spiritualism.

This is why it makes sense that many who enjoy manifestation want to get to know themselves and the world around them on a deeper level.

Once you’re manifesting, you may find that you become more interested in things like crystals, horoscopes, tarot, and the metaphysical over the course of time.

Start Manifestation Today

You can begin manifesting today by reading the guides on this website. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the science behind it, or if aren’t successful right away.

The great thing about manifestation is that everyone manifests at their own pace. You can take your time getting to grips with the techniques and tools and simply enjoy the process of learning something new.