Our words are powerful, which is why it is possible to start manifesting whatever we want through writing.
Intentional writing gives life to our dreams.
But how exactly do we manifest something by writing it down?
To manifest by writing:
Get clear on your ‘big picture’ and identify the goals that will help you to reach your vision. Make a commitment to the writing process by writing down your desired future each morning – in the present tense. Boost your manifestation practice by writing about your successes each evening. Meet the universe halfway, surrendering your rational mind to the process.
Let’s take a closer look at how this works and what it looks like in practice.
How to Manifest Something On Paper
Many of us in modern society were raised to think rationally. We were raised to believe that to get what you want, you have to work hard – and to some extent, this is true.
Focused action is a component of success.
However, conventional ways of thinking do not typically take into account the subtle power of energy. That is, the law of attraction and the power of our thoughts.
If you’re curious about the power of journaling and how to manifest by writing, the first step is to get to know the law of attraction.
Whether you believe in it or not, the law of attraction works its magic in your life, but by understanding how it works, you can direct it in empowering ways.
Quite simply, the law of attraction states that like energies attract one another.
For example, a positive thought sends a ripple into the energetic field that helps to attract something positive in return. Likewise, negative thoughts bring about negative reactions.
How does writing enter the picture? Well, the words that we write down on paper are extensions of our inner world.
They are affirmations to the universe of a particular energy or way of being. For example, gratitude lists cultivate a positive mindset and positive experiences because they enhance our capacity to see good in the world.
Likewise, a manifestation journal reaffirms the reality we wish to experience, inviting the universe to meet us halfway.
Now, many people who wonder how to manifest something by writing it down mistake this to be a passive process.
Manifestation through writing is actually quite active, but it is not about forcing things into existence.
It is about getting clear on what we want, having the courage to spell it out, and trusting that the universe will support us.
6 Steps to Start Manifesting Whatever You Want
So writing is powerful, but what am I supposed to write about to manifest my desires?
For a clearer picture of how to manifest by writing, consider the following six steps as guidance.
This is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to help you bring your dreams into reality.
Envision what you want – ‘the big picture’
First, it is important to know what you want.
While this might seem obvious to many, it can be difficult for some people to find clarity around their vision.
This is because we often want many things in life or because our dreams often feel vague and elusive.
The key here is to consider what is most important to you – and to identify what the big picture looks like in your perfect future.
Once you know what values you care most about, it will become easier to identify more specifically what you want to manifest.
Identify the small steps or goals that will help you to reach your vision
Once you have identified your broad vision, start to contemplate the small steps or goals that will get you to where you wish to be.
For example, if you wish to experience abundant creativity, you might set a goal of having your own art studio.
Alternatively, if you long for deep, romantic love, you might identify self-love as a good first step. Identify three to five primary goals.
Make a commitment to the writing process
Before moving further in this manifestation process, it is helpful to make a commitment to the writing journey.
Some days you will feel uninspired to write, and that is okay. But, it is important to be aware that challenges or resistance may arise and that still, you can write through them.
You do not need to be perfect at this, but by making a commitment to this process for a certain length of time, you may find it easier to achieve your goals.
For example, set an intention to journal every day for 30 days as outlined by this process.
If you miss a day, don’t let it derail you. Take a deep breath and get back to it the following day.
Each morning, write about your desired future – in the present tense
Once you are ready to begin, get your manifestation process going with a morning journal session.
Writing in the morning is a powerful practice that helps us to set the stage for the rest of our day.
Each morning, choose a specific goal or broad vision to focus on. Take a moment to close your eyes and visualize what it would be like to experience this in the present moment.
After a minute or two of visualization, write about this visualized future in the present tense.
For example, if you are focused on the goal of having your own art studio, you might write something like:
I wake up at dawn before anyone else has risen. I pour myself a cup of tea and head to my art studio, which is located in a small cabin in my backyard. This morning, I feel creative, inspired, and alive. When I enter the cabin, I see a large, blank white canvas waiting for me. I begin to paint freely and naturally, feeling completely at home in my own little art studio.
Let this vision flow freely onto the page before you. Practice this each morning with one of your identified goals or with ‘the big picture’ in mind.
Sometimes you will have new visions; sometimes they will be the same as previous days.
It does not matter; simply write whatever comes to mind.
Each evening, write about what you did during the day that your future self will thank you for
If you want to enhance your practice, make a commitment to journal in the evening as well.
At the end of each day, write down what you did today that was in support of your goals and big vision.
For instance, in alignment with the previous example, you might write something like:
Today I did research on various art studios that I could purchase or rent. I sent a few emails to various sellers and proprietors, trusting that the right opportunity will fall into alignment when it is meant to. I also made the best of what I have now, choosing not to let the absence of ‘the perfect studio’ stand in my way. I finished a painting I had been working on for the past three weeks.
Meet the universe halfway while surrendering your rational mind
Finally, in-between your writing sessions you have a chance to support the process through everyday action.
In other words, meet the universe halfway by taking small steps in the direction of your dreams.
Surrender your rational mind that wants to ‘figure out’ how you’re going to get there.
Breathe, step forward, and trust that it will all work out in its own time.
How to Write a Manifestation List
The above 6-step process is just one example of how to manifest by writing.
There are additional tools and techniques you might explore, such as writing a manifestation list.
How to write a manifestation list? It is a simple and straightforward process and can be incorporated into the process above (replacing either the morning or evening practice).
To write a manifestation list:
- Think about all the things that you desire – your big vision along with the specific, tangible goals. What is it that you want? What do you need to achieve to get to where you wish to be?
- Once you have brainstormed some ideas, write a list of manifestation statements. The key is to word these statements in the present tense as if you have already achieved them (or, as if your dreams are making their way into your reality). If you are curious about how to write manifestations, consider the following examples:
- I am making progress day by day.
- I am evolving into my higher self.
- I am attracting the love I desire.
- I overcome fear and resistance.
- I am taking a leap of faith today.
- I am creative, passionate, and inspired.
- I experience abundance, internally and externally.
- I am attracting my dream job.
Write the same number of affirmation statements each day.
Somewhere between ten and twenty is great for a daily practice.
After writing them down, read them back to yourself.
Feel their energy ripple throughout your body.
3. In the same way as outlined with the 6-step process, make a commitment to writing a manifestation list every day for a set period of time. As mentioned, you can incorporate this into the process outlined above, perhaps by using it as your morning or evening practice.
Remember: You Are Co-Creating Your Reality With the Universe
Ultimately, whatever writing technique you choose as a tool to manifest your dreams, you are co-creating your life with the universe.
The universe – and the law of attraction – will meet your efforts halfway.
Quiet your rational mind, trust your inner whispers, and open yourself up to the potential that awaits you.