There are five pillars of manifestation:
Make sure you know what you want. You’d be amazed how many people have no real clue what they want; they only know what they don’t want. You can start from there, for sure, and find out what you want through a process of elimination.
Focus your attention of what you want to achieve. I find that writing a manifestation list can often help to provide clarity and let you focus in on what exactly you are looking for.
Visualizing your outcome (not how you’ll get there!) is vital for your manifestation success. Make your visualization so vivid that it feels like you’re really there, right now... not at some point in the future, but now. Involve all of your five senses and make it as real as possible. Do this every day.
One major part of the visualization is emotion. Put as much feeling into it as you can; conjure up an overwhelming feeling of joy and gratitude. If you can do it to a degree that makes you burst into tears, you’re at the right level.
Believe that what you want is already yours; all it takes to see it in your world is the physical manifestation. It’s like a short story already forms and exists in your head before you put the words down on paper, so does your manifested desire already exist in your reality—you just can’t see it yet. Play make-believe and prepare your space for the fulfillment: If you want a new car, declutter your garage or buy some nice accessory for the car. If you want to travel, get a tourist guide book of the place you want to go to.
Other tips: Don’t phrase your affirmations negatively. Don’t use words like “not,” “never,” “don’t,” if possible. Don’t use future tense, but present tense, as if it were already here. Don’t tell anyone about your wish until it has manifested.
Also, one Quora commenter mentioned “subconscious programming” that keeps people from manifesting successfully. I could write a whole book on that (and might). But these are good first steps to take.
An easy way to manifest and circumvent that programming is using the “Goodwill Manifestation,” which I describe in this free report. It’s a technique that doesn’t specifically ask for anything, but instead spreads blessings to you and everyone around you… and the most amazing things can happen when you use it.
Brand-new manifestation movie—as far as I know, the first one since The Secret—and I was asked by Douglas Vermeeren, the producer, to help promote it. So I went on the website and watched the trailer, and it looked pretty decent, from what I could tell.
The website states,
"Many of us were featured in the hit movie The Secret and became very good friends. We saw a need to expand on a few of the concepts that were heavily holding many entrepreneurs back from destined success. One of those concepts was the power of thought and what to do with that thought. We noticed a large success division between those that understood that power and those that did not. That is how the movie began..."
Note: Douglas Vermeeren is an entrepreneur, influencer, and author of the book, Guerrilla Millionaire—Unlock the Secrets of the Self-Made Millionaire. For the full cast and trailer, check out the website.
Most people think manifestation is all about willpower and focus. But the opposite—surrender—is also a hugely important factor. Psychiatrist and lifelong psychic Judith Orloff talks about the value of surrender and "going with the flow" in our lives, and how learning this valuable skill is the secret to a happy life.
I haven’t manifested “huge amounts” of money. Once, I manifested $4,000 by yelling at God to take care of me when I needed it. (Yes, sometimes that can actually work.)
Another time, I manifested $1,700 for an invisible dog fence, and the money came trickling in through many funnels, from unexpected tax refunds to rebates, gifts, etc. In the end, it amounted to exactly the sum I needed—minus four dollars or so.
In my experience, it’s better to ask for what you want to do with the money than trying to visualize a bathtub full of cash, like Scrooge McDuck. The reason is that dollar bills are lifeless and thus not easy to visualize with real emotion. Your heartfelt desires, on the other hand, should be easy to feel excited and grateful about.
Usually when I’m manifesting, I use whatever technique feels right and most appropriate for the thing I want to manifest. I often use a combination of techniques, for example:
But that’s just me; you can make your own system. In the end, the technique is less important than the “5 pillars of manifestation”: Attention, Intention, Imagination, Emotion, and Faith.
Well, this is probably not what you want to hear, but here it goes.
First of all, “manifesting your every desire” is a pipe dream. Even the greatest manifestation queens and kings won’t manifest their every desire. Why? Because it takes focus and intention, so you pick your battles.
Second, even if you could do it, it’s not what you should be doing. This is why I can’t stand The Secret, because it encourages people to act only out of self-interest and greed and not give a damn about others.
So “How do you use a powerful method to manifest your every desire?” is the wrong question to ask.
What’s the right question?
“How do I manifest a materially, emotionally, and spiritually fulfilling life?”
Because let’s be real here, this is what everyone actually wants. All the stuff people buy is just a distraction from that gaping void in their hearts that can never be filled with one-night stands, shopping sprees, drugs, luxury vacations, sports cars, or McMansions.
So I will answer the question you didn’t ask. There are three things you can do to manifest a materially, emotionally, and spiritually fulfilling life:
1. Walk with God.
Align your own will with that of Spirit, and your life will improve immediately. Every morning, make a list of blessings you’ve received and thank God from the bottom of your heart. This shows that you are willing to receive and will open you up to more receiving. Ask Him to send you signs and guide you where you’re supposed to go. Ask Him to help you serve others during the day.
2. Give, give, give.
Seize any opportunity you get to serve others, as opposed to only serving yourself. The more you give—time, energy, money, love, kindness—the more you will receive. Give a portion of your monthly income to a church or charitable cause. Look actively for ways to make someone’s day; sometimes just a smile will do it.
If you ask for chances to serve, Spirit will send some your way; just make sure you look for them. Maybe it’s the woman in line ahead of you who lacks a few bucks to pay her grocery bill. Maybe it’s the guy at the bank who dropped a $10 bill on the ground. Maybe it’s the young woman who needs someone to help carry her stroller down some stairs.
In your friendships and relationships, don’t look for what you get out of them, but for what you could contribute to them. This is guaranteed to make you happier and will lead to many good things flowing your way.
3. Try the Goodwill Manifestation.
This is my favorite manifestation technique for any and all situations that involve other people or even your pets. It asks for nothing, but can provide anything… often in sheer miraculous and nearly instantaneous ways. All you do is spread blessings around, and it’s totally awesome. I’m describing the technique in this blog post and in greater detail in this free report.