There is a lot of information about manifestation out there about which manifestation techniques work best. I know because I’ve consumed most of it. I was only ten years old when I asked my parents for my very first lime green Dell laptop for Christmas. Once I ripped the paper off that box it was me (with honestly very little supervision) and the World Wide Web. I have been interested in spirituality, religion, and metaphysics as long as I can remember. So I made it a point even then to start learning more about it all. Back then there was a wealth of information on Youtube in all its unpolished glory and tiny blogs with barely readable text on bright green backgrounds. Those were the days.
My point in saying this is I’ve been around this industry for a long time and I’ve seen some shit. From candle magick to tarot to the 365 method, I’ve seen it, tried it, and now I’m here to help you wade through the waters of information. You might have asked yourself before, “What actually works the best? What works the fastest? What is just a waste of time?” and that is exactly what I’m here to clear up for you.
What Really Matters When It Comes to Manifestation
So I don’t think this is actually the right question to ask.
I know, I know I just said I was going to answer this and I will. But I want to make one thing very clear from the beginning: It all works.
Really, it all works, and from my experience it all works in equal amounts. There will be things that resonate with you at different times in your life and things that don’t. If you’re not into a witchy vibe you probably won’t be down for the full moon rituals and candle magick. I love the dramatics and fanfare of a good “let’s cast a spell” moment. This was exactly what I needed at some points in my life.
If you have trouble or hate repetition the 369 method is going to feel like torture as you pull out your journal for the third time that day. Depending on your unique personality, mind, and the season of life you’re in, what’s going to work best is going to be different.
Hence why I don’t find that this is the best question to ask.
A better question in my opinion is what is the most sustainable manifestation technique?
I don’t know about you but writing something about a hundred times a day isn’t something I can keep up for very long. I identified as “witchy” at multiple different times in my life and in different ways. But I have ADHD (no literally, like I would never use this a way to describe being spacey. I genuinely have ADHD even if I’m using it kind of flippantly here) and remembering each full moon or remembering to even have candles to burn just isn’t something that worked for me in the long run. So what is the solution here? How do we find what’s best for us?
The Problem With Only Manifesting With Different Manifestation Techniques
The other problem with manifesting only using various techniques is that you go from goal to goal in an endless search of the next thing. For most people, this isn’t sustainable. And in my world manifestation is not a phase or passing fad, it is a way to to live intentionally.
I take reality creation very seriously but the truth is, it is not something that should feel unnatural. The ability to manifest is as natural as breathing and you are born knowing how to do it. The thing you have to learn is how to do it intentionally to bring what you desire into your life.
So what is the thing that once you master it becomes a sustainable and repeatable way to manifest almost effortlessly?
Let me explain with something that just happened to me recently.
Even if you don’t care about Taylor Swift I’m sure you heard about the great Ticketmaster disaster.
When my friends told me about wanting to get tickets to see Taylor Swift’s Era show I wasn’t very interested or invested honestly. I knew it was going to be a shit show trying to get tickets. And it would be better to not even entertain the possibility of it because the chances were SLIM. But I secretly did really want to go. I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift since her debut.
I screamed along to “Forever and Always”. I danced around my bedroom to “Fifteen” after my very first date. I cried to “Back to December” for weeks during my first heart break. I knew how incredible it would be for me and my inner teenager to be able to experience this.
So I was all in.
One of my friends managed to get the coveted “pre-sale” email and we had a code. We were in line an hour early. We were prepared. I’m sure if you’ve heard how this pre-sale went you can guess what happened next. We were in that line for ten hours. Ten. Hours. Frustrated didn’t even begin to cover the way I felt after that. We did actually end up getting through to purchase but by the time we did there was almost nothing left. I was so irritatated and I remember thinking to myself, “This is exactly why I didn’t want to get invested in this. It didn’t work. I knew it wouldn’t work. And now I’m just stressed out and exhausted after this entire thing.” That irritation carried me through though.
Because my very next thought was:
“I’m not the kind of person who waits in line for ten hours and leaves empty handed. I always get what I want, some how, some way.”
Still very mad about the whole thing I imagined myself and my friends in that stadium, screaming our hearts out. Then I went on Twitter. I was scrolling and reading about everyone else’s terrible time when I saw a tweet of someone selling tickets. The exact night that I had wanted. In the exact city. And the exact amount of them I needed for me and my friends. Right there on a silver platter.
At first I thought it was a scam. It had to be. But something in me told me to message her anyway. She told me she was selling them because her friend had managed to get them tickets closer to where they lived and now they were selling the ones I needed. We facetimed, exchanged information, she sold me the tickets (not up charged), and exchanged them over the official website so I would know they were legitmate. It was over in fourty five minutes.
Identity Work VS. Manifestation Techniques: The True Role of Manifestation Techniques
This is not about Taylor Swift tickets. This is about identity. And how who we think we are has everything to do with what we are able to manifest.
The sentence “I am not the kind of person who…” is powerful.
I am not the kind of person who is treated like this by my partner.
I am not the kind of person who gets undermined by their boss
I am not the kind of person who has to struggle to meet my basic needs
I am not the kind of person who has to worry about money
“I am” statements are ideal when it comes to affirmations. But sometimes change starts with a refusal to continue on the path you’re headed down. A line drawn in the sand. A commitment to asserting what you will and won’t stand for. This is why a lot of people will read something like “How To Manifest A Car Using Scripting” do everything in the video the exact way it described and still not get results.
Earlier in my journey I would’ve thought the five seconds I imagined me and my friends in the stadium is what made it all come together. I am seasoned enough now to know that it wasn’t that even if it did help. It was who I am. And what I believe about myself and how life works for me that made it all come together.
When you work on your self concept, everything else falls into place. When you believe you are the kind of person who always wins you don’t have to use a different technique to manifest winning on a scratch off ticket or being promoted at work because both happen automatically as a result of identifying as someone who always wins.
The real role of manifestation techniques and the best way to use them in my opinion is to use them to help build your self concept and eventually learn to rely on them less and less. It is perfectly fine and an amazing strategy to use and say money affirmations every day until you truly believe you are someone who is abundant and doesn’t need to worry about money anymore.
Manifestation Techniques Are Important Tools
There are seasons of life you might have to rely on manifestation techniques more than others. When you are trying to build your faith around something new you might lean more heavily on tools than you would normally. For example right now I am completely overhauling my identity when it comes to health. I’m documenting this live and very raw on Instagram so follow me there for more magic.
Right now I am relying more on different techniques than I have to in other areas of my life until I solidify my identity as someone who is healthy, strong, and effervescent and doesn’t need to worry about my physical body. Once this is locked in my daily routine will be a lot less rigorous because it won’t need to be.
So the best technique? Is the technique that works for you and supports you in building an identity that helps you achieve your dreams. Do not be fooled into thinking this work is complicated, it isn’t. It does require effort, consistency and persistence but once you believe in who you are and what you stand for, the universe will meet you every single time.