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What Is Manifestation? A Simple Guide

Simply put, manifestation is the transformation of the desires of your heart into reality. It is the collaboration of the mental and the physical. This happens when you want something so bad that it is constantly in your thoughts, and you work towards achieving it.

If you keep asking yourself, ‘what is manifestation?’ you are in the right place. In this article, we will discuss the concept of manifestation in its different dimensions.

Essentially, manifestation is the process of conceiving an idea, visualizing it, working towards achieving it, and eventually achieving it. A practical example of manifestation is painting. An artist does not just take a brush and start stroking a canvas, no.

To make the famous ‘The Starry Night’ painting, Vincent Van Gogh had to have an idea of the kind of art he wanted to make. He then thought about how he would paint it and what he would need for that. He then got busy and transformed his idea into a painting.

Now, manifestation works in a similar way. Only that, instead of paints and brushes, our thoughts and visualizations do most of the work. This brings into perspective the law of attraction. You may be wondering what this is and what it has to do with manifestation.

Do not fret.

What Is the Law of Attraction?

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As human beings, we exude energy, and it can be either positive or negative. Positive energy is produced when we are in a good mood and having good thoughts. On the other hand, negative energy is produced when one is feeling down and entertaining bad thoughts.

This energy may be explained in terms of vibrations. Good energy translates to good vibrations and bad energy, bad vibes. Good vibes attract equally good vibes and bad vibes, the same. Now, this is what we refer to as the law of attraction.

The law of attraction plays a major role in manifestation. How, you may ask. Well, when you desire positive things, you have to exude positive vibes so that attraction takes place. That said, it is almost impossible to manifest something good when all you got are bad vibes.

The universe knows how to pick up these vibrations since the universe is what grants us our manifestations. Heck, even the person seated next to you can pick up your vibrations.

How many times have you sat next to a stranger and thought to yourself, ‘she looks stressed’ or ‘he must be having a blue day’, many, right?

How Does One Achieve Positive Vibrations?

Achieving positive vibes is not as simple as willing them into being. More often than not, it is a somewhat complex process. Worry not, though; we will tell you exactly how you can create a positive aura around you in three simple steps.


Meditation is one of the most effective ways to align your chakras. The other effective method is yoga. When your chakras are aligned, it means that your physical, mental and spiritual are in perfect sync.

Both yoga and meditation inculcate breathing techniques that involve deep inhales and long exhales. Known as pranayama, these breathing techniques have such a calming effect that your whole being is able to merge into one.

At this stage, you are very aware of things going on both within and without you, both the good and the bad.

Get rid of things that bring you down

These are the things that block you from attaining positive vibrations. Now that you are aware of them, you are in a good position to do away with them.

These blockers may be limiting beliefs about yourself that deter you from being happy and comfortable in your own skin. An example of a limiting belief is ‘I am not good enough or ‘nobody likes me.’

Surround yourself with positive people, things, and thoughts

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Remember the law of attraction? If you want to achieve positivity, you will have to stay away from negativity.

This means hanging around positive-minded people, engaging in positive thoughts, and doing things that bring you happiness and peace.

How Do You Manifest?

Manifestation is a process. The first step is to know exactly what you want and be very sure about it.  If, say, you want to travel to the Maldives, you should be as detailed about this as possible.

You should know why you want to go to the Maldives, when you want to travel, with whom, what you would need to make this happen, and even the activities that you will engage in when you get there.

Keep in mind that the universe responds better to specificity. If possible, write these things down and even imagine them happening as you do so.

More importantly, you should have so much faith that it will happen that your mind starts believing that you are going to the Maldives in, say, two months.

Next, start looking and behaving like a person that is going to the Maldives soon. This could mean working harder to earn more money and surrounding yourself with like-minded people. It could also mean being more interested in flight schedules and the procedures of booking flights.

Remember, in as much as manifestation is powerful, it only works when you take the necessary actions to achieve what you desire. To help you focus on these actions, crystals may help you.

What can you manifest?

You can manifest pretty much anything your heart desires. Popular manifestations include love, money or even growing taller.

Why does Manifestation Fail?

Manifestation always works when you do it correctly. When it fails, that automatically means you have done something wrong.

For one, if you manifest something that is unachievable under normal circumstances, then that is bound to fail. You cannot manifest five million dollars in two weeks when you do not have a possible source for that kind of amount. You will be disappointed.

If your manifestation is not working, it could be because your vibrations are off. If your desire is to travel to The Maldives in two months, you should have positive vibrations. Remember, you attract what you give.

The universe is watching you. If you have negative vibrations while manifesting positive things, your manifestation is bound to fail.


At this point, we hope that you have decent information on what is manifestation. Use the information to make your manifestations work. Whatever you do, always remember that if your vibrations are as they should be, the universe will satisfy the desires of your heart. Good luck!