The powerful practice of manifestation has been around since the New Thought spiritual movement of the nineteenth century, and it appears to be gaining in popularity. It may seem trendy, but this practice is here to stay. The manifestation obsession seems to be a response to the demands that were formerly met by organized religion. Manifesting and the Law of Attraction are two concepts that are deeply intertwined and connected. One way to attract our biggest dreams and desires into our lives is by journaling.
Journaling provides the illusion of control at a time when we are largely powerless. It is the ideal antidote to a global pandemic of monstrous proportions and a mind full of uncertainty. When we are faced with a circumstance over which we have no control, hope and faith is immensely valuable. By taking the time to write our thoughts and wishes down, we have a chance to examine what is truly important. A journal serves almost as a written wish list to the universe.
What is A Manifestation Journal?
Journaling is something we are all pretty familiar with; it is the practice of keeping a written record of our thoughts and feelings. There are no rules or regulations - you do what feels right for you. Most people do, however, try to journal on a daily basis. Journaling is a good way to keep track of daily activities, identify what makes us tick, what goals we have, and what makes us happy or sad.
Everyone has a different style when it comes to journals. Some like to simply write the details of their day as a memory to look back on, while others choose to use specific prompts to guide and inspire their journaling. By journaling, we can gain a deeper self-awareness and a stronger connection to ourselves and the world around us.
A manifestation journal is exactly what it sounds like: a physical journal in which one can jot down all of the things they hope to attract into their life. When choosing a journal to use, remember that any old notebook will do. There is no need to buy a fancy new one, as it is the content that matters and not the vessel. However, a beautifully bound diary may help to keep you motivated and inspired.
When it comes to the content of the diary, one is generally free to write whatever they like. There are no hard and fast rules governing how a journaling experience should be conducted. There are, however, some helpful guidelines to follow to get the most out of your journaling. For example, always be explicit in writing exactly what it is that you are hoping to manifest. Do not be afraid to get specific. Lay it all out, so that the universe can provide. Say you are journaling about a goal you have for the next six months. Instead of writing about that goal in a general way, write about where you want to be, who you want to be, who will be alongside you, and how you will get there in detail. You should also read the wishes in your manifestation diary as often as possible and make an effort to internalize what is written, no matter how long or short it is. In order to materialize your greatest desires, you must repeatedly think about those things you want to attract. By writing them down, thinking about them, and working towards them, we become closer to them becoming reality. There are many benefits of keeping a manifestation journal, some of which include, but are not limited to, increased self-awareness, improved motivation, elevated gratitude, and a heightened sense of mindfulness.
Journaling is one of the most straightforward and uncomplicated manifestation techniques. It allows one to maintain a positive attitude, obtain clarity about a desired outcome, and stay focused in order to materialize an ideal result. Keeping a manifestation journal allows one to keep track of their long and winding manifestation journey, from beginning to end. It is beneficial to keep track of how your viewpoints and objectives are altered throughout the process. It also serves as a reminder of the end goal, which aids in the capacity to stay motivated.
Keeping a journal is a tried-and-true law of attraction approach for staying focused and maintaining a positive, grateful attitude. It provides one with inspiration to continue with the process and not get fatigued, burnt out, or bored along the way. The notebook will assist in identifying limiting beliefs and mental obstacles. It also serves as a motivator for the individual to confront and conquer negative emotions or concealed traumas that would otherwise remain hidden, thereby hampering the manifestation process. When writing a manifestation journal, consistency is essential. Try setting a time aside each day for journaling or use pre-made prompts to keep you on track.
Keep in mind that it is best to use a physical notebook, not an electronic version of the same thing. This is important to remember, as maintaining a law of attraction journal on a computer or phone does not have the same effect as keeping one in a book with a pen and ink on paper. Written from the heart makes it authentic and true.
Since time immemorial, human beings have strived to create a life that is easier, and also to achieve their dreams. This is where the practice of manifestation journaling comes in. This practice has been in place for centuries, but may have been historically referred to by different names. When it comes to manifestation journals, different people have different approaches. Some people like to "freestyle", by writing out their wishes and desires without following any specific method or technique. This is the most common and ageless practice. However, in today’s day and age, there are now tailor-made journal prompts, systematic techniques, and whole courses teaching the method.
There are different forms that manifestation journaling can take on. Some of these are writing out goals, practicing the "I Am" method, gratitude journaling, writing out positive affirmations, and writing to shift one's mindset. It is advised to try out a few different methods until you find the one that best suits your goals and style.
If a manifestation journal intrigues you and you would like to learn more about achieving the life of your dreams simply by writing, then read on! We will dig deeper into the world of manifestation and show you how to create your own journal.
Thinking of Starting a Manifestation Journal?
As a manifestation activity, journaling is one of the most effective and straightforward methods one can perform. It is an excellent way to consistently attract attention to your goals in a way that is both calming and inspiring for the writer.
Throughout this practice, it is important to stay consistent and make it a strict part of your daily schedule. Find time in your everyday routine for journaling and make sure that it is a time when you are calm, relaxed, and unbothered. Most people choose to journal upon waking up or before falling asleep. If you are finding it particularly hard to get in the right mindset, it can help to set the mood. Try creating a peaceful ambiance - lighting candles, burning incense, and playing relaxing music can help. A short and simple meditation practice can help, as well, in ensuring a relaxed and ready mindset. Journaling should be an enjoyable activity and something to look forward to; it should never feel like a burden.
While manifestation does promise the fulfillment of dreams, it does require proactive efforts on the part of the manifestor. It does not happen overnight and it does not happen without some hard work on your end. The universe wants you to succeed, but it cannot do all the work for you. Put in the effort, and the universe will help push it along.
While everyone approaches manifestation in their own unique way, the majority of people adhere to the same basic principles. First and foremost, and maybe most crucially, you must know exactly what you desire. You are the only one who can dream your dreams, so know what you want and own it, whether it's a new house and a healthy relationship or better work. Whatever you want, one thing is critical: be as explicit as possible with your purpose. The clearer and more concise you are, the better. Rather than saying, "I want to live in my fantasy city", provide a clear vision of what that city would look like (think: qualities, characteristics, sound, and sights, etc).
Once your dream or goal has been determined and explicitly laid out, it is time to ask the universe to make it happen. This can be done in a variety of ways including prayer, meditation, visualization, vocalization of intentions, and the creation of a vision board or a "future box”. A future box is a container filled with photographs or items that represent the thing you wish to manifest. If you have ever used TikTok, you are probably familiar with the 369 approach, which involves writing down your wishes following a particular routine. This approach is as simple as writing down your wishes to the cosmos three times in the morning, six times in the afternoon, and nine times at night for 33 or 45 days.
Other popular manifestation techniques include: creating a vision board, the two cup method, the 55 x 5 method, meditations for manifestation, positive affirmations, scripting manifestation, and many more.
As stated previously, the first step of any manifestation process should be identifying the "why". It is important to be clear about what the goals and desires are, and to be very specific with the details of what you want. Be descriptive! After you have completed this crucial step, choose any one or multiple techniques (mentioned below) to begin the process and move one step closer to achieving your goals.
- "I Am" Journaling
“I am” journaling is essentially jotting down affirmations using the consistent phrase, “I am”. The psychological scoop is that when used appropriately, affirmations may be extremely effective in improving cognitive function and boosting mental health. They can assist in gaining clarity and positively transforming one’s attitude. It allows one to overcome self-limiting thoughts and open up to new possibilities.
Positive affirmations are words and statements that are repeated over and over again to help overcome negative ideas and make positive changes in life. Positive affirmations are aimed to assist people in learning to see the bright side of life. Whether it is for inspiration, self-esteem, finding delight in the simple things, or reducing negative self-talk, positive affirmations must be practiced on a regular basis in order to modify your mental patterns. Choose one or two positive affirmations and read them first thing in the morning, during the day, and before bedtime. Make happy and affirming ideas a regular part of your day. Change up your affirmations to fit your current situation or to learn new positive thinking techniques. You can use positive affirmations to improve your thinking and reach your goals. This is a simple method to begin challenging deep, negative beliefs and changing your mentality for the better. With a better mindset, comes more opportunity for manifesting.
- Scripting Manifestation
Scripting may instantly become one of your favorite manifestation tools if you enjoy writing. Simply write out the tale of what you want to manifest, in the first person, as if it has already occurred. Write out every detail of your future, dream life as if it were the here and now. Describe in detail where you are, who you are with, how you feel, what you are doing, and any details that really make it come to life.
- Vision Board
Creating a vision board is a fun and inspiring way to start manifesting. If you are a creative and artistic person, then this may be ideal for you. A vision board is similar to a collage, and includes pictures and items to represent your desires. Flip through old magazines and cut out the photos, collect shells and stones, add some glitter, whatever it takes to make a visual representation of your goals. Once it is done, be sure to hang it somewhere you can look at it often.
- 55 x 5 Method
One of the manifestation strategies that is ideal for folks looking to add more positivity into their lives is the 55 x 5 method. To use the 55 x 5 approach, simply turn all of your wishes into an affirmation. Then, for five days in a row, write down this new affirmation 55 times. Remember, in order to reap the full benefits of this technique, you must stay present and keep your mind on your desired objective. While some people think that manifestation techniques are just magical, they are actually a dynamic way of teaching our subconscious the power of a positive mindset in actualizing our dreams. This positive outlook is precisely what the 55 x 5 approach helps to achieve.
Time to Start Journaling!
Take your dreams into reality by starting a manifestation journal today. Remember, while journaling, to stay patient, stay consistent, and trust in the universe’s divine timing. By beginning the process of manifestation and putting in the direct effort, you can begin designing the life of your dreams and playing an active role in its creation. Get ready for a life of excitement - where all your deepest desires come to fruition. Interested in all things spiritual? Check out our blog to learn more about manifestation and other ways to uplevel your life.