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How a Manifestation Journal Can Help You Create Your Dream Life!

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Do you love to write in your journal?

Do colorful pens and paper make you feel like you have your life together?

Do you love manifestation and visualization?

If so, using a manifestation journal will be the perfect law of attraction tool for you!

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What is a manifestation journal?

A manifestation journal is a place where you specifically write down your goals, dreams, and wishes to help them come true!

You can use a manifestation journal to visualize and plan out all of the things you’d like to bring into your life.

You can even use it to script your dream life!

Do manifestation journals work?

YES! A manifestation journal works because the more you repeat what you want, the more it is imprinted in your subconscious mind.

This means your brain will go to work and help you make it happen, drawing to you everything you want.

Even if you only write down something you want one time, you will often look through your journal later and realize it happened!

This is because you’ve focused your desire and told the Universe what you want.

The clearer your desire and less resistance you have, the faster and easier it will come to you.

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Getting started with a manifestation journal:

What kinds of journals work best for manifesting?

You can use ANY journal or notebook you want for manifesting journaling. Use whatever you have or whatever feels good to you! You can use:

  • A bullet journal
  • Your phone
  • An online journal
  • Microsoft word or a google doc
  • An app
  • A plain notebook
  • A piece of scrap paper
  • A fancy journal or notebook that feels high vibe to you
  • Post-it notes

The ONLY limit when it comes to manifesting with a journal is YOU.

You do not need anything fancy to get started! It’s more important that you use whichever method feels best to you.

You want to feel high vibe when you practice manifesting and know that it will work for you. That’s it!

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What is the best manifestation journal?

The best manifestation journal is the one you will actually use!

If you try manifestation journaling with an app or on your computer and you don’t get excited about it and find yourself avoiding it or forgetting, try it with a paper journal.

Or vice-versa, if you can’t seem to find the time to write in a paper journal, try using your phone or computer.

There are all sorts of different manifestation journal methods, and you can use any of them with ANY of the above types of journals.

Try them all if you’d like!

Otherwise, start with whichever one clicks for you.

Use that method until you get bored or want to try something else.

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Manifestation journal steps:

Getting started with a manifestation journal is actually really simple and easy!

Here’s a quick rundown of how to use a manifestation journal:

  • Choose a manifestation journal method you’d like to try.
  • Choose a time to write where you’re free from distractions.
  • Set an intention. Calm and center yourself for a few seconds and set the intention that whatever you write in your journal is going to happen. Feel the feelings and excitement of asking the Universe for what you want and knowing that you’re going to get it!
  • Write in your journal, using whatever method you chose.
  • When you’re done, feel the feelings of having what it is that you wrote. If someone came up to you on the street and gave you exactly what you wanted, how would it feel?
  • Feel those feelings as you close your journal. It is done! This or something better!
  • Any time you think about your manifestation, take a moment to feel the feelings of it happening. Feel the excitement and happiness that you’re getting what you wanted. You can even schedule alerts in your phone for a few times a day to remind you to feel the feelings of having what you want.
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Different manifestation journal methods:

There are lots of different manifestation journal methods.

Everything from visualization, scripting, writing down your goals every day, using the 369 manifestation method, creating a vision board, and more!

While this post will describe a lot of these techniques, just know that there’s not a wrong or right way to create a manifestation journal.

If you feel excited about using a different technique or you’ve come up with your own way of manifesting/journaling, then by all means do what feels best to you!

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Scripting / writing as-if – The scripting manifestation method means that you write down what you want as if it’s already happened.

One quick way to do this is to write it down as if you were telling a friend what happened.

Question/answer format – The question/answer format method is to ask yourself questions about your manifestation.

Ask the question and let your higher self tell you the answers!

Often you can uncover things you didn’t even know you wanted.

It also helps you uncover the limiting beliefs that might be holding you back.

Or it can help you understand what you need to do to bring what you want to fruition.

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Daily manifestation list – Write your dream list every day for at least 30 days.

Try to do this every morning or every evening before bed.

Write down 10 things and try to write them from memory, without looking at the previous day.

This helps you anchor your desires and you might also be surprised that the list evolves over time.

369 manifestation method write down the thing you want to manifest: 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times in the evening.

5×55 manifestation method write the thing you want 55 times for the next five days.

11 11 method – write what you want 11 times, 11 days in a row.

You can also set a timer and do this at exactly 11:11 am or pm to put even more intention into the method!

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ask the universe – write a letter to the Universe, asking it to bring you what you want!

vision board – create a small vision board in your journal, taping or gluing images of the things you want.

daily affirmations – write daily affirmations that affirm you are receiving what you want.

gratitude list – write a daily gratitude list of the things you want to manifest, thanking the Universe for bringing them to you.

17 second manifestation technique – set a timer and concentrate on what you want for at least 17 seconds. This activates the Law of Attraction and starts the manifestation process.

You can use any and/or all of these methods.

Or even come up with your own!

Or use a different method every day!

It’s your journal – do what works best for you!

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Manifestation journal tips for beginners:

Give it a try. You can’t begin manifesting on purpose if you never try!

Commit to trying it for a couple of months, using whichever method sounds good to you.

If you need a good place to start, try the 11 11 method. It will help you make using your journal a habit!

Believe it can work for you. Even the tiniest sliver of belief that it could work for you gives the Universe a chance to prove you right!

If you need help remembering to use your journal every day, set an alarm on your phone.

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You don’t have to tell anyone you’re using a manifestation journal.

It’s perfectly okay to keep it to yourself if you aren’t comfortable sharing!

And definitely don’t share with anyone who you KNOW won’t be supportive.

It’s okay to have things in your life that make you happy that no one else knows about!

You can use your manifestation journal along with other manifestation methods.

Try visualization, meditation, or even a rampage of appreciation to help your manifestations happen faster!

You can keep a regular journal too. While it’s usually better to keep your manifestation journal separate from your regular journal, you don’t have to.

But if you find that you’re using your manifestation journal for too many other things, it might be helpful to have a second notebook to keep as your regular journal.

You want your manifestation journal to be as high vibe as possible.

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How often should you write in your manifestation journal?

It depends.

Obviously, if you’re using one of the methods that tells you how many days to write, you want to follow that method.

So if you’re using the 369 method, you would write in your journal for 33 days.

If you like using your journal every day, or once a week, or once a month, do it!

You can write in it multiple times a day, too, if you want.

There’s no right or wrong way to do it – it’s YOUR journal.

It’s your link to the Universe and higher self, so use it as often or as little as you need.

If you find that you can’t get momentum and nothing is happening, and you’re only using it once a month, then try using it more often.

As you use it, feel the feelings of having what you want.

Feel the Universe working on your behalf.

Set your intentions and feel the energy shift!

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How do you charge a manifestation journal? How do you bless a manifestation journal?

You can charge or bless your manifestation journal by setting a specific intention.

You are infusing your manifestation journal with the intention that it will work for you.

Here’s how:

  • Before you start writing in your manifestation journal, sit somewhere quiet.
  • Hold your journal in your hands.
  • Feel the feelings of the journal working for you.
  • Feel the feelings of the Universe bringing you everything you write in your journal.
  • Feel the excitement, the peace, the KNOWING that your manifestation journal is going to help you bring your manifestations to you!
  • You can even say a silent prayer to the Universe, asking it to bless your journal so that everything that comes to you is for the highest good.
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Here’s an example of how to bless your manifestation journal:

Thank you, Universe, for helping my manifestations come true. I intend for everything I write in this journal to come into my reality. I intend that everything I ask for is for the highest good of everyone involved. It’s always this, or something better. Thank you!

If you want, you can even cleanse your journal with a sage stick or palo santo before setting your intentions.

This will clear any energies from others who might have touched your journal before you bought it.

You can also charge your manifestation journal by:

  • Setting it out under the full moon, with the intention that the moon’s energies are going to boost your manifesting power.
  • Putting it under a crystal that you’ve programmed with your intentions.
  • Place it next to a candle that you light while you’re journaling, with the intention that the fire will activate your dreams.
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What happens if a manifestation journal doesn’t work? Why would a manifestation journal not work?

There are definitely times when a manifestation journal doesn’t work.

This actually applies to manifestation in general, not just a manifestation journal itself.

The reasons why a manifestation journal don’t work are usually:

You didn’t give it enough time.

Your manifestation just hasn’t happened YET and you’re looking for results too soon.

You didn’t believe it would work.

You have to be open to it actually working for you.

Yes, if you start a manifestation journal assuming it won’t work it still could.

But it will work a lot better and a LOT faster if you have even the teeniest belief that it could work for you.

The Universe can’t go against your beliefs and override your free will.

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You’re focused on not having what you want.

Sometimes when we want something to manifest, we’re more focused on NOT having it, rather than having it.

It’s a small, but important, distinction.

For example, focusing on not having enough money is different from focusing on having plenty of money.

One is reaffirming not having enough, the other is affirming having enough. See the difference?

You’re focused on it not working.

If you are concentrating too much on whether or not the manifestation is coming, you’re focused on it not working.

You’re reaffirming “it’s not working, it’s not working.” Instead of focusing on ‘it’s working, it’s working!”

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You are being too specific.

What you want might be able to come in a different way than the way you’re focused on.

For example, if you want more money, you might be focusing on getting a raise at your job instead of allowing the Universe to bring you money in a different way.

Be open to the Universe surprising you!

What can also happen is that you actually DID get what you wanted, but because it came in a different way you didn’t notice it.

Maybe your partner got a raise through their job so the money came to you, just not in the way you wanted.

You didn’t really want it.

If you aren’t excited about your manifestation or you don’t put energy into it, you might not have enough momentum.

Or it could also be that you don’t really want the thing you say you want.

If you aren’t being honest about what you want, you are putting mixed signals out into the Universe.

No one is going to see your manifestation journal but you, so be truthful about what you really want!

All in all, the key to making a manifestation journal work for you is to believe it will work for you!

Keep using your journal as part of your manifestation practice as long as it feels good to you.

There is no right or wrong way to manifest unless you give up (and even then you are manifesting, just not on purpose!)

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How a Manifestation Journal Can Help You Create Your Dream Life!