Write it Down, Make it Happen: My Own Writing for Manifesting Technique
My View of Manifesting
To me, manifesting is a form of art. You have a goal and you set out to manifest it and the result you get is greatly influenced by your chosen set of tools and techniques. When I first started thinking about writing a manifesting and abundance blog, it was clear to me that the books that inspired me and helped me hone my set of manifesting tools will get a proper shout out here.
So this is the first one, titled “Write It Down Make It Happen – Knowing What You Want and Getting It” by Henriette A. Klauser. It’s a collection of stories. Different people who wrote down what they wanted and got it.
This book doesn’t have any elaborate manifesting techniques in it, but it confirms that what happened to me, when I wrote down my goals, was not a coincidence or something that works just for me.
My History with Written Goals
It sounds so simple, writing stuff down and simply waiting for them to come true, that the only way I would have accepted that such a powerful manifesting tool existed was by actually experiencing it myself.
I’ve started noticing the connection when at the age of 23 or so, I started writing down my goals for the new year. Some of them were slightly unrealistic, others where just wishful thinking, and the rest were things I saw no reason not to achieve, things that I knew were so easy.
So surprise, the easy things, were not the ones I ended up achieving! Each year, the same pattern repeated itself – it’s not necessarily the easier, seemingly more reachable goals, that get ticked off the list.
In fact, as I am writing this, I am looking at something I scribbled in my notebook 2 months back. I forgot I had written it until it suddenly popped in front of my eyes today. Nice surprise – I have accomplished the first goal, without even remembering I set it. This actually happens to me a lot.
It’s actually, sometimes (as I wrote in my first blog post) a required part of manifesting. That’s why I really don’t believe in affirmations. Affirmations are, from what I gather, the single worst thing you can do if you are looking to manifest something big. Or something you have been wanting for a while. Or just something you really want in general. A single minute spent writing down what you are looking to manifest followed by complete oblivion of the goal, is sometimes a much more potent way to go about getting what you want.
The reason for this is, that if you have any reservations as to why you WOULDN’T BE ABLE to achieve your goal, doing affirmations might actually serve as a subconscious alarm clock to wake up those limiting beliefs that are holding you back, and they in turn will prevent you from manifesting your goal.
Manifesting with The Help of Pen and Paper
Writing things we want down is easy, once we know what we want, right? Well, actually, I hoped that the book will provide a little more insight about actual writing techniques, but as far as writing as a manifesting technique, my own research was a bit more elaborate than the writer’s.
For example, I found that a single line with a checkbox next to it is sometimes all that it takes. I wrote and manifested this way travel destinations, things I wanted to buy, money I wanted to earn and save up…
And remember I said that the easy things were not always the ones I manifested? This was especially true when it came to buying stuff. Even when I had the money I needed saved up, I just procrastinated… for some items, I finally gave up and deleted them from my list completely, once I realized there was nothing that was actually keeping me from having them, aside from the fact that I didn’t want to have them ENOUGH.
The goals that I didn’t manifest got “tweaked”. I tried changing them to something different yet close enough (a different enjoyable travel destination, for example) but this technique had 0% success rate.
Then, inspired by the book, I started writing down more elaborate descriptions of how I am reaching my goals and how wonderful it feels. At first, this was a slow and painful manifesting experience (imagine writing about something, getting super excited and then having to wait MONTHS to see the first sign that you are actually manifesting it).
The final step to honing this manifesting method, which ended up being the real game changer, was to write less, a lot less, about what I wanted, but start noticing my inner chatter while I wrote it. If writing was easy and my inner voice was quiet, I would just finish there.
Now, when I write and get comments like “no way!” or “really, how exactly will you do that?” from my inner voice, I know I have some work to do here. It starts with “what do you believe?” and goes on to research and question the thought.
Writing to Manifesting: Quick Re-Cap
If you decide you want to start now, with pen and notebook, here’s the summary of process:
- Get a piece of paper, a pad or notebook (computers & smartphones are less effective for this one). I prefer a real, dedicated notebook. It’s just easier to have all your manifesting processes documented in one place and a place to check off your manifesting victories
- Write down your goals, each one in a single line (I love adding those little check boxes next to it, setting myself up to succeed and tick these off!)
- For each goal, briefly describe how obtaining it makes you feel (if you’re in the mood, it’s totally ok to drift and just imagine how great achieving your goal feels)
- Listen to your inner voice. If it makes any dismissive, negative remarks, move on to step #5 (if not, you’re done for now, congrats!)
- Ask yourself “what do you believe that is making you doubt your ability to manifest this?”
- Write down all the thoughts that come up. For each one, you can try questioning it to strip it of its power using Byron Katie’s work method, or access your subconscious to change this thought (my favorite methods for this are: creative visualization of how the goal is reached, meditating and theta healing)
- Read your goals again and see what the voice has to say this time
What I found was that the BIGGER the thing we are looking to manifest and the STRONGER our attachment to it is, the more challenging this process will become.
And remember: You don’t have to do it all at once, you can just work one limiting belief at a time. You will still see results 🙂
To your abundance!