I'm answering a question I get asked IRL a lot: How to manifest anything you desire in life? Yup, you read that right, manifest anything in your life! Sound to good to be true? Well it isn't! I do believe it's important to get in the right mindset before you start manifesting and learning how to set intentions for manifesting can seriously help out too BUT even if you don't do those things, you can manifest something into existence instantly (and probably already are!) and you'll learn that in this post! I've lived the seven steps I am going to share with you today and they really have allowed me to manifest anything I desire in life! I promise that if you practice them and make them a part of your lifestyle, you will attract what you want! But you really have to work them!
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Table of Contents
How To Manifest Anything You Desire
- What does manifestation mean spiritually?
- 3 Parts of Manifestation
- How to manifest anything instantly
- Manifestation Workbook
List of 7 Steps To Manifest Anything You Desire
A little background if you're new around here: Before starting my own business, and then this blog, I worked a 9-5 as a substance abuse counselor on the road to burn out. Realizing where I was headed, #burnoutcity; I became the poster child for self-care: yoga at lunch, morning meditations, daily exercise, nutrition packed well-balanced meals, but I was still miserable.
So miserable in fact, that I got myself fired twice because I was such a “joy” *sarcasm* to work with! Getting fired was the best thing for me because it was a wake up call. I knew I needed to listen to the voice inside of me and launch my own business. At 24 years old, I was in the midst of a full-blown quarter life crisis. I had just earned my master's degree not even two months before all of this blowing up in my face, and found myself questioning whether I wanted to stay in the industry. What type of business would I even start if I went off on my own?!? How would I support myself?
The hubs (then boyfriend) pulled me out of my tailspin one night. He sat me down and had me list all the characteristics and qualities of my dream work life. Number one, was being able to stop to watch Ellen every day. Number two, I wanted to help others, #priorities ?. The list went on and on from there. Everything was written out. From what my daily schedule would look like, to the things I did and didn't like in past jobs. With a super clear vision of what I wanted, and didn't want in a career, I decided to get back into my daily meditation and daily yoga practice.
For 40 days, I started and ended my day with a meditation using May Cause Miracles by Gabby Bernstein, I set hourly pop up reminders on my phone to refocus on what I was trying to manifest. Started a daily journal to get all the blocks and dreams out of my head and into the Universe. And guess what?? It worked! That year, I made just as much as a life skills coach as I did in my 9-5, and only worked a third of the amount of time! That was 2014, it's now 2020, and each year, my business has been more and more profitable, and I've gotten clearer and clearer on my vision. I've truly lived and learned the power of manifestation firsthand and I'm sharing the secret to manifesting with you! Before we get into my 7 steps to manifest anything you sure I want to answer a FAQ:
What does manifestation mean spiritually?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, spiritually means “relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” With that in mind, manifestation essentially means bringing something into existence in the material or physical world through our thoughts, energies, feelings, beliefs, and desires.
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List of 7 Steps To Manifest Anything You Desire:
Step 1: Clarity.
If you didn't pick that up by my little story, then here's a reminder: you need clarity on what you're trying to manifest in order to manifest anything! The more clear you can be about what you're asking the Universe for the better.
Example of writing a manifestation:
I want to help millennial moms with finding and developing sustainable, profitable careers they are passionate about and teach them all about #adulting and momming in terms of parenting hacks, money saving tips, and create a home they love (affordably), while still getting to binge Netflix, travel the world, and enjoy their platonic and intimate relationships. All of that was actually part of my original vision when going off on my own in 2014 (because #realtalk: that's all the things I wanted to know too!).
Example that's not going to work: I want to help millennials adult.
… uh, okay cool, good luck with that.
Clarity is key. Get clear on wants, don't wants, all the characteristics, qualities and tiny details! In fact, writing down what you want can help you manifest faster when working with the law of attraction!Clarity is key. Get clear on wants, don't wants, all the characteristics, qualities and tiny details!Click To Tweet
Step 2: Dump limiting beliefs and blocks.
Before getting into how to ask the Universe to deliver and all that jazz, you have to get rid of all the things holding you back. Manifestation is about energy, and we need to clear some in order to manifest faster and with success.
We all were given messages as children. Some were related to our careers or finances or relationships, and we internalized those messages. These messages allowed us to create trust with the Universe (re: faith) or fear that we will never have or be good enough. Before you can truly make that vision you had come true, you need to acknowledge all the things holding you back.
Example: I want to manifest the relationship of my dreams!
Not going to work: “Well, I wrote out the dream partner for me in life. I even visualized him, our wedding day, our kids, and growing old together! I know exactly the characteristics I'm looking for now and won't waste my time with losers, now he should instantly appear in my life, right?!?”
Going to work: I wrote down and got super clear on the characteristics of my ideal partner. Then I asked myself, could I offer these characteristics to a partner today? In doing so, I realized that I don't have unconditional love for myself, so how can I truly offer that to someone else? For the next 30 days I'm going to journal and bring awareness to my negative self talk and limiting beliefs that tell me “I'm not good enough” and start working on those. I have to take care of me before the Universe can take care of me if I want to manifest something into existence instantly!
Step 3: Ask the Universe
Yeah… probably should've saw that coming!
So, now that you are clear on the reality you are manifesting, working on creating open channels of manifestation energy by removing the limiting beliefs and blocks, you can begin putting it out to the Universe.
>> Pay attention to how you are asking the Universe for these things! <<
A lot of people make the mistake, without realizing, to ask the Universe for things in a “scarce” or “victim” mindset. What do I mean by that?
A person with a scarcity mentality:
“Oh please please please Universe help me find my dream partner by So & So's Wedding! I can't wait any longer! I will do anything, and I know you are going to take care of me, but can we speed this up?!?”
Clearly, this person doesn't really believe the Universe is going to take care of them, or they wouldn't be making a desperate plea, bargaining, and putting a timeframe on when they want their demands met. Its comes back to the scarcity mindset; the idea that if I don't have a date by So & So's wedding, then there just isn't someone out there for me! Whether that's what someone intended to say or not, it doesn't really matter because it's the energy behind the words.
A person who is on the road to manifesting:
“It would be great to meet someone by So & So's wedding, but I know there's a plan for me and I'm willing to wait for the right person. I trust the Universe is going to take care of me when the time is right. Today I ask for self-love to fill me up so much it overflows onto love for others and attracts the right people into my life.” …Big difference, huh? In this example, the person understand the 3 parts of manifestation.
3 Parts of Manifestation:
When willing something to happen, you have to realize that our thoughts manifested our reality. Meaning the energy and vibrations we attract, we create more of, and ultimately become our manifested reality.
I always get asked, “how to manifest anything instantly?”
And the truth is, you already are. Your entire reality is a manifesting based off your thoughts and perceptions. This 7 step process to manifest anything you desire in life is design to help you clear our blocks from the conscious and subconscious mind, in order for your to attract more positivity and become a magnet for your deepest desires.
Step 4: Take Action.
The Universe isn't just going to drop all of your hearts desires at your doorstep. Follow these steps based on the law of attraction and do the work if you want anything to manifest itself! Get into a daily practice of taking a step towards clearing the way and working towards what you're trying to manifest.
To continue with the “life partner” example:
Don't just wake up and ask the Universe for a partner every day.
Do put yourself out there. Take yourself on dates. Invest in becoming the type of partner you want to be with. Go on 52 dates in 52 weeks, heck start a blog about it to hold yourself accountable if you need! Chances are the pizza delivery dude isn't exactly what's on your list of “dream partner” so you have to actually put it out there that you are looking to meet people!
*Since we are on the topic of relationships, highly recommend “Get The Guy” by Matthew Hussey!
Identify one to two daily action steps you can take for whatever you are trying to manifest! Even if some days that goal is to actively trust the process, and rebut negative or doubting thoughts that creep into your mind (because they will).
Step 5: Acknowledge What You're Receiving
Listen, I get it, we live in a fast-moving environment today, but the old adage, “stop and smell the roses” really comes to mind when manifesting.
You see, if your mind is focused on what you don't have it's doing the opposite of the 3 parts of manifestation (attract, create, manifest).
If things aren't working as quickly as you'd like, you will miss out on the small victories. So celebrate those small wins to attract and create more of them on your manifesting journey!
You have to acknowledge the victories if you want to continue to find trust and faith in the process. Keep your eyes, ears, and heart open to signs from the Universe that it has your back. It could be someone acknowledging a change in you, a quote on social media that was exactly what you needed to hear that day, or even a smile from a stranger that warms your heart. Stay open, be present, and take note as the law of attraction is working!Keep your eyes, ears, and heart open to signs from the Universe that it has your back.Click To Tweet
Step 6: Keep Vibrations High
I am an energy person. I believe in attracting what you're putting out into the Universe. It's crucial to stay at a high vibration and positive place if you want to manifest your dreams.
Limit negative self talk or negative conversations and people around you. Pay attention to when jealousy or comparison gets you down, and switch out those tasks for things that give you confidence and inspiration. A daily mindfulness practice is essential. It's also why I recommend starting with something like A Course In Miracles or May Cause Miracles (the “millennial” version of ACIM), to get you in the habit of a daily practice. Really there are tons of apps out there for meditation and inspiration today, that there's no excuse to not take a mindful moment every day.
Step 7: Repeat.
Look at all the steps above, and repeat them. Work them. Manifestation is a practice that you need to continue to work.
Some sample questions to help you revisit and repeat the above:
Revisit your vision, and ask yourself, “can I make this clearer?”
Revisit your blocks or limiting beliefs and ask, “how can I let go of this resistance? Are my thoughts or mind manifesting something different?”
Revisit your how you're asking the Universe for support and ask yourself, “how can I ask for the characteristics or qualities I need to manifest my dream rather than the tangible dream itself?”
Revisit your action steps, and ask yourself, “am I stagnant? how can I challenge myself?”
Revisit how you're acknowledging things, and ask yourself, “did I stop celebrating my wins? how can I be more present to the signs that the Universe has my back?”
Revisit your vibrations and ask yourself, “am I doing something daily to keep my vibes high? am I hanging with the wrong tribe?”
Revisit your repetition of all of this and ask yourself, “how can I up level this or bring in more support from others to get a deeper understanding of manifesting?”
I'm keeping my positivity and energy levels vibing high! I have faith you will manifest your desires into existence!
Do you have a manifestation practice? How do you manifest anything in your life? Let me know in the comments!
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List of 7 Steps To Manifest Anything You Desire:
Dump limiting beliefs and blocks
Ask the Universe
Acknowledge What You're Receiving
Keep Vibrations High
Updated on June 18, 2020
101 thoughts on “How To Manifest Anything You Desire In Life”
This is an awesome post! I love “dumping limiting beliefs” and taking action. Those are two topics that I read/listen to often including Tony Robbins. Once I ditched mine and started taking action life has been so much better!
I really enjoyed this post. I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction
#2 is the hardest thing for me! The brain is so powerful yet full of doubt. I’m working on breaking through that.
These are all really great steps. I definitely struggle most with dumping limiting beliefs and blocks, but I’m working on it!
Awesome! I’ve really been thinking A LOT about my goals (quarter-life crisis, maybe? Ha ha!), and this post is so helpful!
I definitely manifest, though I guess I’ve never really thought about it that way… but I think the main thing is to be OPEN.
Case and point, I spent YEARS looking for a new job because I was miserable… but I wasn’t looking very hard. I was afraid about making less money, I was good at what I did, I had it pretty cushy, the hours weren’t too demanding… but god was I MISERABLE.
Then one day my boss said to me “enough. you need to make a change. there is nothing here for you. We’re not firing you but you need to move on”
Talk about a slap to reality… within 30 minutes I applied to a job. Within 2 hours they emailed me back. Within 4 days I had the interview, and 2 weeks after that I am working at a new job that I LOVE! and you know what, the hours are long, and I’m still learning and I did make less money… until I decided I was worth more and got myself a raise back to above my previous pay grade within less than 7 months of working there!
ANYWAY, long rambles aside: I think manifesting and clarity are important, but so is not getting in your own way. I think part of manifestation is that you’re acutely aware of the opportunities to have your dreams come true, rather than blocking them with negativity.
Love this post. want the 7 steps on a tshirt/tote bag!
Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com
Yes!! Openness is key! If you are closed off, you won’t notice all the wins and opportunities coming at you!
This is such an informative post Rachel. I have been trying to get into meditation and visualizing my goals but it doesn’t come naturally to me. I realized manifestation is totally a skill that needs to be practiced and I feel like this post breaks down the steps and makes it feel SO achievable.
Thank you! Yes, i think a lot of people think manifestation is all about visualization and this big long meditation, but it can really be done with some simple push notifications reminding you throughout the day on your phone!
I feel this on so many levels! Right now I’m kind of in a rut on the direction I want to go in/I know where I want to go, I just don’t know how to get there. I read this at the right time, so now I’m bout to go manifest a future for myself 🙂
I saw something similar on another blog and you both are so right. I definitely need to manifest and change my energy that’s for sure.
Step 4 and 5 are my favorite, but I feel like step 7 is the most important! It’s one thing to achieve something once, but to be able to repeat it, to continue to push yourself- that’s the most rewarding!
such great avice. I love the positivity
I love hearing the background on how you got here and these great tips! I need to manifest and figure things out!
Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com
Thank you so much for this post. I have saved the steps and I am going to follow them.
I love this post so much! It really just reinforces my belief that the only thing preventing you from doing anything is yourself. If you keep an open mind and your thoughts positive, you can do/have anything. Make the effort, stay focused, and it will come.
Taking action is probably the most important point – if you want something, you can’t expect it just to happen. You’ve got to work for it!
Really awesome tips Rachel!! i’ve always believe that my mindset can mean the difference between failure and success in my goals. These tips help prove that . . .
You have proposed an interesting concept. I done a few of these things already with varying levels of success. Maybe I am missing something important. Either way, thank you for the tips.
I love this post! Its so inspiring and makes me want to get out and conquer my goals.
I would call myself a half believer in this manifesting stuff. I don’t know if I believe in it, but I kind of do. I guess it’s worth a try. I could definitely benefit from being more positive and “celebrating my wins” more, even if it doesn’t pan out and manifest all my dreams.
haha you sound like my husband! I think a lot of manifesting also comes down to what lens you are looking at the world through. For instance, if you look at all your wins, you will continue to find more, if you only look at what you don’t have, you wont notice what you do! it’s all perspective
Love this post so much!! I DEFINITELY need to work on clarity. I seem to just jumble things together and hope things work out hahah.
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