It seems weird to say manifestation is having a moment, but with more than 17 billion hashtags on TikTok, it kind of is. The concept of materializing the things you want, based on the power and will of your thoughts, however, is nothing new. A Hindu scripture, originating circa the 8th century B.C.E., notes that people’s will gives them the power to create the lives that they want. Even the incantation abracadabra, a Hebrew word coined in the 2nd century A.D., means “I create as I speak.” (Speak can mean think, too.) The past few years have been unpredictable. People are trying to reclaim their power—and we can. The moment you come up with an idea (aka the intention), the manifestation begins. There isn’t one particular way to manifest your hopes and desires, so experiment with the manifestation methods here to find the ones that work best for you.
1. Envision It
Create a vision board with images that represent the things you want to bring into your life (I do it digitally, but you can go old-school too with posterboard and glue). If you’re aiming for money, try making a collage of banks, dollars, or terms that align with your cash flow.
2. Put It Into Words, and Repeat Them
Find a mantra you like and say it daily. Use it like an affirmation while you’re looking at yourself in the mirror. If you’re trying to boost your confidence, gaze at yourself and say words that inspire your ego to flourish, like, “I am a beautiful being worthy of love.”
3. Tap Into the Power of Colors
“Glamour magic,” or wearing different colors to attract certain energies, is helpful in manifesting: pink for love, red for creativity, yellow for happiness, green for prosperity, blue for wisdom, and purple for bravery.
4. Write it Down
The only way to attain your aspirations is to take action toward reaching them. A manifestation journal can help keep the energy flowing and growing daily—write down your goals and use them as a tool to map a path forward, and make sure you’re headed in the right direction.
5. Connect with Moon Power
Use the lunar cycle as a key to expedite your manifestation. The days between the New Moon and the First Quarter Moons are best because they mark a time of fresh, new energy. The best days to manifest this season are: September 3, 6, 10, 22, and 25; October 22; November 23 and 30.
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Illustration by Nicole Daddona