I know you know how to manifest, because we talk about that all the time, but do you know when to manifest?
The situation in the world today can be pretty discouraging — I know it is for me.
People aren’t only affected physically, but also spiritually and emotionally. For many, it’s hard to even visualize a future that can bring them success and fulfillment.
But is this really impossible to do?
The belief that anything is possible can sound cliché, but whether you admit it or not, I believe there’s still a lot of truth in it.
Other people would probably say that there’s no scientific basis to prove this, but the fact that humans are hot wired for survival means that we don’t just give up easily.
We can struggle, sure, but it’s this belief that has enabled the most successful people to achieve what they have. You can achieve this too when you practice manifesting.
What Is Manifesting?
Manifesting is a concept that’s often associated with the law of attraction: when I think it, it will happen.
It sounds pretty easy, but what most people tend to miss about manifesting is that it’s a process. It’s not about closing my eyes, dreaming of having a million dollars on my bed, and suddenly waking up to that exact same vision.
Manifesting is passionately aspiring towards a specific goal and taking the needed actions to make it possible.
A lot of people don’t actually know that they’re already manifesting.
The problem with subconsciously manifesting is that you aren’t completely aware or mindful of the actions you’re taking. This can lead to some negative results and dissatisfaction.
Let me be very clear, though, that nobody manifests their own trauma.
Trauma is often a result of many external forces that are beyond your control.
Nobody can change other people, and to say that you “manifest” an abuser or an unfortunate event that led to your trauma isn’t justified. What you can manifest is the way you handle your experiences, good or bad.
That aside, manifesting often pertains to drawing positive energies toward your life and your circumstances.
Here are some of the best times to manifest:
1. Manifest When You’ve Come up With a Specific Goal
The reason why manifesting doesn’t seem to work for some people is because they don’t have a specific goal in mind.
Manifesting is similar to driving. I can’t reach my destination if I don’t have one in the first place. I’ll end up going around in circles.
Which leads to feeling unfulfilled, dissatisfied, and generally unhappy.
Manifesting is about collaborating with the universe. But here’s the thing, you have to let the universe know what exactly you want it to help you achieve it.
You can’t let negative energy take over when you are manifesting. It’s positive thoughts only.
Knowing when to manifest means being specific with your goals, so you forge a clearer path toward them.
For example, if you want to get into a relationship, you can’t just ask the universe to give you a potential mate.
Instead, you can ask yourself the following questions that can clarify your heart’s desire:
- What kind of person am I looking for in a potential mate? (You can even list down these specific traits on a piece of paper or place it on your “future board.”)
- Can I find this person in any of the social circles I’m moving in, or do I have to go out of my comfort zone?
- Do I want someone who I can share my interests with, or am I going to be okay with someone who doesn’t share all my hobbies?
- Do I want someone who’s going to agree with me all the time, or will it be better if I meet someone who will be honest enough to tell me what’s wrong?
- Do I want someone who takes it slow or will I be happier with someone who moves at a fast pace?
- What do I want to get out of this relationship?
- What are my expectations of this person?
These are just some examples of questions that can help you visualize the kind of partner you want.
When you know what you want, it’s easier to think about the actual steps you can take to meet the person you’re eager to share a romantic relationship with.
2. Manifest When You Have Self-Awareness
Aside from knowing what your goals are, you also have to know yourself deeply to be able to successfully manifest your desires.
What is often detrimental about subconscious manifesting is that you can be bogged down by self-limiting beliefs, which you don’t even know you’re exercising.
After you’ve come up with your goals, deeply and honestly reflect on what you believe you can and can’t do. Before you can overcome self-limiting beliefs, you have to know what these are exactly.
Here are some questions that I’ve found helpful to ask to figure out how well you perceive yourself and your ability to achieve happiness and fulfillment:
- Do I have the tendency to be a perfectionist?
- Do I have the tendency to be self-critical?
- Do I compare myself with others?
- Do I over-analyze things, people, and events?
- Do I have the tendency to react sensitively to criticism?
It isn’t unusual for people to be critical of themselves — I know I am — but what you want to avoid is doing this excessively.
Remember that even Newton’s Third Law of Motion tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
This means that if you give off negative energy, it’s more than likely that this negative energy will reflect back into your life.
Don’t sell yourself short if you want the universe to give you what is your due.
3. Manifest After a Cleanse
Before you start taking the steps to fulfill what you want to manifest, do a house cleansing first.
This will dispel the other negative energies in your immediate surroundings and help you have clarity of thought.
Your cleansing ritual doesn’t have to be elaborate. But, it is necessary if you want to feel lighter, calmer, and more in tune with yourself and your sanctuary.
Are You Ready To Manifest Your Goals?
I’ve found that the above tips have helped me figure out when to manifest to reach my own goals.
By waiting for these opportune times and asking these questions, you too can manifest your own goals! Just remember — manifesting takes action as well.
Don’t be afraid to take steps to achieve your dreams.