How to Manifest Anything: The Power of Visualisation and Positive Thinking
Whether you’re super spiritual, someone that’s just beginning to venture into self-help or still a complete sceptic – there’s no doubt you’ll have come across the concept of manifestation.
But what is it exactly? Put simply, manifestation is the ability to bring our thoughts and desires into reality by focussing our energy and attention on them. According to the law of attraction, we attract what we focus on, whether consciously or subconsciously – so if we harness the power of positive thinking and visualisation, we can manifest absolutely anything we desire.
And getting started may be easier than you think. Here’s the low-down.
Understand the power of visualisation
Visualisation is a powerful tool that can help you to manifest your dreams into reality. By picturing yourself living your ideal life and experiencing the emotions associated with it, you create a vibrational match with your desires. Your thoughts and feelings emit energy, which the universe picks up on and responds to accordingly.
And there’s even science behind it. According to a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, visualisation can significantly increase positive emotions, improve mood and reduce anxiety and stress levels.
Use positive affirmations to attract what you want
Positive affirmations are also key in the process of manifesting. These are positive statements that reinforce your beliefs and wishes, which helps to align your thoughts and emotions with your goals.
To use positive affirmations effectively, choose a few statements that resonate with you and repeat them regularly. You can say them out loud, write them down, or repeat them in your mind. Focus on the emotions associated with your affirmations, such as gratitude, joy and excitement. This will help create a vibrational match with your desires and attract them into your life.
Take inspired action
While visualisation and positive affirmations are essential tools in manifestation, taking inspired action is just as important. This means taking steps towards your goals, even if they are small ones.
Taking inspired action means taking action that feels right and aligned with your goals. It is not about forcing yourself to take action, or taking actions that do not feel authentic to you - more listening to your intuition and taking steps that feel right for you.
A step-by-step guide to manifesting
Not sure where to start? According to Dr. Wayne Dyer, a famous author and manifestation expert, there’s a simple 6-step ritual to manifesting whatever you want. Whether it’s every day, a few times a week or once a month, take a few minutes with a pen and notepad and focus on the following steps.
Step 1: Set your intentions
Write down clearly your intentions in the present tense, as if it’s already happening – using positive, empowering language.
Step 2: Release doubts and limiting beliefs
Release any doubts or limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from manifesting your wishes. Identify these beliefs and replace them with positive affirmations that support your intentions.
Step 3: Visualise your desired outcome
Take a moment to visualise yourself already having achieved what you want, using all of your senses to make the experience as real as possible. Create a mental image of yourself achieving your goals and focus on the emotions associated with it. The more you practice, the more you will strengthen the vibrational match with your desires and manifest them into reality.
Step 4: Take action
If you can, take some inspired action towards your goals during the day – even if it’s just a small step in the right direction. This demonstrates to the universe that you are serious about manifesting what you want.
Step 5: Practice gratitude
Take some time to express gratitude for what you have already, as well as for the manifestations that are on their way.
Step 6: Trust the process
Have faith that your desires are on their way to you, and remain constantly open and receptive to the opportunities and experiences that come your way.