How To Get Everything You Want: Manifestations

Do you ever sit down, look at your life and think . . . “how the actual fuck did I get here?”. (Yes. All the time. There’s a big why in there too, just in case you were wondering.)

Depending on where you are in life and what you’re feeling about that place, how you read that question will be different. Some people will read it as “I know – how did I manage ALL THIS?”; others will read it as “how did I actually let it get this bad?”.

Today, I’m going to talk about one of the biggest things that affects how I answer that question. The thing I turn to when the answer is negative; one of the biggest reasons I’d give for when the answer is positive.
Today, I’m going to be talking about manifestations.

What are manifestations?

If you’re a follower of the Law Of Attraction (which I really need to look into more actually…), I’m sure you’ll be familiar with the concept of manifestations. Essentially, you’re creating – or, if you will, manifesting – your dream life.

Do manifestations work?

Hell yes. Countless things I’ve achieved and opportunities I’ve had have been down to manifestations. A few months ago, I found an old manifestation I wrote down for blogging friends – and I sent it to Isabel, one of my closest blogging friends like a “hey, I asked the universe for you!”. I also manifested some fun travel opportunities and . . . well, I’m now moving to Australia.

A large example of this would be at the end of my (amazing) summer last year I was thinking . . . gosh, I need to start saving – and I manifested money. Lo and behold, guess what happened literally a few weeks later? Someone emailed me asking to buy my old website – and they paid me £8k for it!

How do manifestations work?

Me, personally? I think of manifestations as a little suggestion box to the universe. A little “can I put an order in for this please?”.

Now, I know where your mind has instantly gone – “okay, fine Mia; how about you write your posts before you hit the crack pipe?” – but hear me out. I’m not saying the universe is instantly going to stop in all its infiniteness and say “well, damn, Laura from Essex wants Barry to stop liking Melanie’s Insta pics, so I’m going to stop creating stars and shit and conspire to get Mel hit by a car and facially disfigured. No more Instagram for that girl!”

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Look, guys, I’m out here trying to help you all live your best life and get loads of amazing opportunities, the likes of which you can’t yet imagine. Can you just give me the benefit of the damn doubt?

There are a lot of possible explanations for manifestations; you just pick the one that fits your worldview best.

a. You doing manifestations shapes the energy you put out into the universe and you recieve that energy back.

b. You doing manifestations moves your subconscious to subtly drive you towards an identified goal.

c. Identifying goals just makes them 1,000 times easier to work towards. You set manifestations, you essentially give yourself a goal and open your eyes to all opportunities related to that goal.

d. Once you tell yourself you want something and you almost believe in a higher power working to give it to you, you do all the required things yourself and create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Here’s how I think of it:

You’re wandering around a forest. If life is feeling a bit shit, you may be wandering around that forest in the dark. How the hell are you expected to know where you’re going? What’s there? What direction are you even walking in?

If life is going well and you’re content, you’re wandering around that forest in the day. It’s nice and sunny, you’re enjoying the walk. Hell, you might even know where you’re going!

Now, what if someone came and put a secret map in your hand? A map showing you all the hidden cool spots in the forest? A wishing well; a waterfall. Some stepping stones! That’s great in itself. A few beautiful experiences you may not have otherwise had. Or you may have stumbled across one of them – but how long would it have taken you?

But then imagine: someone else gives you a map of the forest detailing where there’s buried treasure. Directly handing you opportunities you would have never known even existed.

I feel like I’ve used that metaphor on the blog before, but hey – if you can’t plagiarise yourself, who can you plagiarise? (Nobody. Plagiarism is wrong. Crush the competition under the foot of your supremacy, not the weakness of your imitation.)

My laboured point is: the opportunities are always there, but sometimes you can’t see them. Life is that forest and all those things are hidden in it, waiting for you to find them. Manifestations make those opportunities a bit clearer. Maybe manifestations for you will just act as the sun in your dark forest; maybe they’ll guide you to some beautiful sights and maybe – just maybe – they’ll lead you to your treasure.

But the point is that you’ll always get something out of them. Even if it is just a little bit of direction and a renewed sense of purpose.

How to perform manifestations?

You want a slice of this magic, right? Awesome – let’s get to changing your life. Manifestations work in three parts:

1. Identify the dream or goal. Be as realistic or fantastical as you like.

Honestly, I find that being as specific as possible during this step helps. Instead of saying “I want money”, try “I want x amount of money in my current account by x date”.

2. Take some time to visualise it.

Daydream about a day in the life you’d have if you attained what you want. You need to flesh out the goal. If you’re manifesting a new house, imagine the feeling of walking into it for the first time; think about the struggle of moving boxes; detail how you’d set up your living room. What’s the location like? What’s your day to day like – do you need to get up early to commute to work or are you nearby?

With this step, it’s important to say “I have” as opposed to “I want”. Imagine you already have everything you want and immersive yourself in the reality of that dream.

3. After you’ve thought about having that goal, make notes of your manifestations. This makes them easy to look back on and track.

It’s like writing down goals – it’s more motivating to achieve them when you’ve got a record.

And that’s how you perform manifestations! Simple, right? If you’re interested in creating your dream life, follow my lifestyle Pinterest board. It’s full of tips, motivation and inspiration!

 

I know it probably sounds crazy – and far too good to be true – but I honestly attest so many of the opportunities I’ve been lucky enough to have to manifestation. Besides, what do you have to lose by trying it?

I hope that I’ve convinced you give manifestations a try, my friends! Have you ever heard of them before? Ever given them a go? Would you? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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52 thoughts on “How To Get Everything You Want: Manifestations

  1. My professor taught me Law of Attraction. I’m still practicing it right now! It works like magic! 🙂 She always taught me to “claim it” every time. 🙂

  2. Fun fact: literally decided to write a Law of Attraction list TODAY, then saw this blog post! Love it congrats on all of your manifestations, girl!

    1. This post is a sign girl, write that Law of attraction post! (Srsly can u pls I need to brush up on it!) x

      1. I meant like a list of manifestations for myself but I’m definitely saving this post to read later when I need some motivation

  3. Shay – London – Hai! I'm Shay. Student by day, blogger by night? I'm a 19 year old girl, with the body of a ten year old boy but the opinions of a middle aged women, with two divorces and three cats. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and feel free to express your own opinions.
    Shay says:

    I’ve heard of this before but I kind of shrugged it off as something crazy but reading this, I’m actually gonna try it! I’ve got nothing to lose from it!

    1. Not a clue why, but it really does work – like you said, you have nothing to lose by trying it! x

  4. kiki | soyvirgo.com – Internet – call me Kiki. I'm a multidimensional gal who loves cats, games, married at 20, and is on pinterest most of the time... I also run an online shop and blogging community ( that i try to be active on...) · . ✷ ·  ✧ ⊹   ˚ ✫ . . ·   ✦  · . ✧   . I don't mind staying home all day, relaxing with cats, my husbo and binge watching a show with some homemade vegan foods ʚ♡ɞ I write about experiences in law of attraction, being a mexican vegan, marriage, dealing with long distance, cats, art, anime and more lifestyle stuff. It's pretty much a mess but it's my mess. ʚ♡ɞ I'm learning to fall in love with living and finding happiness in just being alive, I want my readers to find that happiness too ♡ ↳ my website is slowly turning into a community where people can share their knowledge and advice to others. If you're interested in writing, txt me! ↳ my loves: my cute soulmate, kpop groups, memes, pastels, cute things. j-drama, anime, making playlists and lists in general, genuine kind people, matcha, editing themes, the number 9, (can this get any longer?) See my links below for more!
    soyvirgo says:

    People say I’m in living Lala land when I explain LOA to them! I’m so glad to see more bloggers I follow talk about it too, it makes me feel less alone lol
    Great post, Mia!

    1. Aha I know right, people think it’s absolutely crazy! And aww glad you enjoyed 🙂

    1. Thanks girly <3 I hope you make manifestation work for you!xx

    1. Ooooh girl get on it, so you can show us all a house tour post 😉 x

  5. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.
    Hannah says:

    I have never properly given manifestations or the Law of Attraction a try but I have heard lots about it from my favourite YouTuber, Kalyn Nicholson. I would recommend checking out her video on the subject matter if you have not already. Loved the post as always. xx

    1. Ooooh I’ve never heard of her, I will definitely give her a look! Thanks for reading lovely, glad you enjoyed 🙂 xx

  6. Um so that forrest metaphor is fkn EPIC!! I love it so much!!!! Not gonna lie….if you’d written this post a year ago I may not have read it with such an open mind because while I’m hugely into astronomy and the universe and the way it works, manifestation was something I never really got around, until this year. I think sometime at the end of last year I started vocalising what I wanted in life, and while I sometimes joked about it with friends, we’d go into great detail about everything, and while it’s taken its damn time playing out, I definitely see the shifts and the changes happening. Things like music and work and friendships, and even deeper stuff like figuring out honest to god, who the hell I am because up until recently I didn’t have even the vaguest idea. As of recently, I’ve become a huge fan of ‘speaking it into existence’. Things like my gigs, which I’ve spoken of, and written about, which have evolved themselves, and this I want to save up for that I find in my hands a few months later. I can’t write a comment long enough that would encapsulate how much I loved this post, it’s come at the perfect time Mia xx

    1. Awww thank you girly! I was really trying to think of the right words to describe it nd the forest metaphor is what I always use to explain it to my friends (although idk if it translates as well when written down LOL). I’m glad you’re more open to it now – it’s freaking crazy, but it works! Oh my god, YES GIRL YES! It sounds like you’ve got loads of great opportunities at the moment I AM HERE FOR IT! 😀 Awww thank you so much Priya, I’m so glad you enjoyed it xx

  7. oxria – Hello! I’m a 17 year old girl who likes to share experiences and travel memories with people. On my blog you’ll find a bunch of things: from fashion posts, hauls and travel diaries to random photos of my cats! (b ᵔ▽ᵔ)b I hope you like it!
    oxria says:

    This is so interesting! I believe in the Law of Attraction too. I always think to myself: Be careful what you wish for, ’cause it might happen!
    You couldn’t post this at a better time. I’ve been feeling a little lost recently, and had completely forgotten about manifestations. So, thank you for reminding me! I’ll write some down ASAP! 😀

    1. Awww I’m so glad I could help! Isn’t that the kind of amazing thing about blogging; sometimes our posts can come at the best time for people! xx

      1. oxria – Hello! I’m a 17 year old girl who likes to share experiences and travel memories with people. On my blog you’ll find a bunch of things: from fashion posts, hauls and travel diaries to random photos of my cats! (b ᵔ▽ᵔ)b I hope you like it!
        oxria says:

        Yess!

    1. Thank you! I hope you set some great ones 🙂 x

  8. Okay the very first line of this post had me laughing – I love everything about this. Your humor, realism, passions, and creativity (the good vibes are radiating from this journal) are so relatable! It is actually mind-blowing how the simplest forms of manifestation can actually manifest your desires. At the beginning of the year, I made a vision board on my blog and included “A Trip to Morocco” on it. Without even meaning to, I always found myself thinking about Morocco in my daily thoughts. In 2 weeks, I will be travelling to Morocco – I don’t even remember purchasing my plane ticket or how I managed to even find a friend to come with me – Everything happened so naturally 🙂 Also, just followed your Pinterest <3

    1. Awww thank you so much, I’m really glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 And YES YES YES – it’s honestly so crazy how just setting the intention can set the wheels into motion. Also Morocco sounds absolutely amazing, have a great time! And thanks girly, what’s your pinterest username? I’ll follow you back <3

  9. Mahalakshmi – I am an aspiring writer who is interested in food, fashion, beauty, books and lifestyle. I currently live in Seattle with my husband.
    Mahalakshmi says:

    Just a few months back, the law of attraction came into my life when I was super down. The theory of the Universe giving you what you ask for and believe in wholeheartedly is quite uplifting. I have been trying small manifestation techniques like a ‘future letter to the self’ and ‘the 2 cup method’. Manifestations make me feel like we all have infinite potential within us to fulfill our goals and dreams!
    I love how beautifully your manifestation goals are documented, and the tips are quite helpful! Your writing in general also packs in a ton of humor and feeling relatable. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for this lovely comment 🙂 I’m really glad you were introduced to the law of attraction, it can be a massively powerful force so if you’re feeling down it’s a great thing to try x

  10. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.
    kittyp0p says:

    My boyfriend is all for this! He started his own business and is doing so well with it, it’s his main and singular source of income now (:

    1. Oh my goodness that’s absolutely amazing!

    1. Thanks girly! I hope you do give it a go 🙂 x

  11. hudapervez – Hi! I am Huda and this is my little space on the internet where I blog about all thing beauty & lifestyle! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it! xx
    hudapervez says:

    This post came at the right time! I was recently reading about how visualization really helps to bring your goals to a reality! Visualization and manifestation is pretty much the same thing I would say! I really need to try this! Thanks for sharing! xx

    1. Yes, I think they’re pretty much the same thing 🙂 I’m glad this came at a good time for you – go and achieve those goals girl xx

  12. Thank you for sharing this! I have always been a goal setter, but never heard about manifestations. Makes a lot of sense

    1. I hope it was helpful to you 🙂 x

  13. girl, your bullet journal looks epic.its so creative and I can see j=hoe much effort and passion you put into it.after reading “the secret”, i’ve also been looking a lot into the law of attraction.i might just say though, that im really bad at working it.but im getting there.this was awesome, and SO motivating!

    1. oh my god, THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRLY! And I hope you do get into manifestations, with all the goals you’ve got I’m sure you could make absolute magic happen x

  14. Firstly: A beautiful post as always
    Secondly: I’m still so obsessed w your bullet journel
    Thirdly: I NEEDED this. Seriously, this has reminded me that I need to think of my dreams as a reality, not as an opinion

    So much love to you Mia!!!! Thank you for being such a positive influence in my life, I’m so grateful for your presence

    1. Awww thank you so much girly <3

  15. Oh my , hun this is amazing ! This you are deffo my bullet journal icon , this is so creative and original and isn’t like the perfect study grams on instagram but perfect in itself !
    -Talia xx

    1. Oh my that means so much, thank you!! xx

  16. ameliacdowling – England – 18 year old from South East England. Passionate about health, reading, nature, veganism and self love. Random ramblings from the heart.
    ameliacdowling says:

    Ok but why is no one else commenting on the ‘someone bought my old website for 8k’????? DANG GIRL

    1. Ahahaha 😉 That was a good day, man, that was a good day

  17. Ooooh this makes me want to have a manifestations journal. I used to really be into the law of attraction (not that I don’t believe it anymore now), but I had forgotten about it as I’ve been so immersed in school and work, so I don’t want to forget my big dreams! Thank you for this. And, that’s amazing that you’re moving to Australia!

    Natalie | http://nataliesalchemy.wordpress.com

    1. Girl go for it! Having a place to record them and look back over them is a great idea! 🙂 x

      1. yes! I just wrote my first entry, so if I don’t see results, I blame you haha jk 😉

  18. I love this, there is something so odd about the way you can manifest the things you want into your life, its this weird unexplainable phenomenon. EVEN THOUGH I have never had anything I want happen to me, I somehow still believe it because that’s how odd life can be in bringing you where you are supposed to be!

  19. I loved this post so much I definitely believe in the law of attraction. We attract what we want. I believe that we attract energy. If we feel good, we attract good energy. If we feel bad it feels like everything bad is going to happen to us. The same happens with manifestations and dreams. I know a bit about the book secret and have to buy it. This was such an interesting post. I also made a manifestation that I was going to win an essay contest and go to NYC and it became true. It’s just amazing how it works

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