Complete Guide to Manifestation Journaling

Manifestation journaling is a way of shifting reality our reality. Here is a quick rundown on how to make it happen.

By Jenny Dsouza ~

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It is difficult to face setbacks. However, during tough times, we want to let go of the past and move on. One of the simplest ways to do that is via the habit of journaling, more specifically, manifestation journaling. 

The concept of manifestation journals blossoms from the noetic sciences. If you're unfamiliar with manifestation journaling, it's a way of recording your desires. This can be as simple as writing down what you want in your life or creating a list of goals for the week. The idea is that if you write down what you want, then it will come to fruition through your own personal power. Many people use manifestation journals for personal growth, better relationships with others, or financial improvement. It is very effective when you are going through a phase where you don't really resonate with yourself as a person.


What is manifestation?

Manifestation is a powerful process that can help you bring your biggest dreams into reality. It's not magic, but it's just as miraculous, if not more so.

Often when we think of manifestation, we think of wishing upon a star or making a wish and then watching it magically come true. And while there is some truth in this idea—you do have to put in some effort to make your dreams come true—there's also a lot more to it. Manifestation is actually all about focusing on what you want and taking action to get it. We must be cautious enough to chronicle tangible and achievable goals in the beginning. These journals work as reminders to continue making efforts on our journey to success.

So how do you focus on what you want? First, ask yourself: What is my goal? What do I want? Then write down those goals, because writing them down helps reinforce them in your mind and makes them seem more real than just thinking about them. Next, take action! Start doing things that will help you achieve those goals by working toward them day by day until they become reality!

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

What is journaling?

We highly recommend watching the video above by Clark Kegley. It's the most simple and actionable video on manifestation scripting or journaling.

Journaling is a practice that has been around for centuries, and it's not just for artists and writers anymore! Travel logs, daily diary entries, plant journals, self-progress charts, grief journals, to-do’s, family recipe books, etc. all fall under the domain of journalling. In fact, there are tons of reasons to start writing in your own journal.

Let's start with the basics: what is journaling? It's a way to record your thoughts and feelings, or simply to get them out of your head and onto paper (or screen). It's also a great way to connect with yourself on an emotional level—something that can be really useful when you're feeling stressed out or overwhelmed by life. Often, we need an outlet for our ideas, emotions, and goals because of several reasons. An unsupportive environment, toxic work culture, or our affinity to an introverted lifestyle. Irrespective of the circumstances, journalling creates a safe space to voice or express our thoughts. In a later stage of life when we come across our own handwritten journals we feel deeply connected with our past selves and reminisce both the good and the bad times. We form a bond with ourselves in a chaotic world and tend to grow with the journal. We also see how far we’ve come from our limiting thoughts and beliefs over the years.

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”
― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

What are the perks of using manifestation journals?

Journaling has many benefits, which are not immediately realized when you start writing. Like many life-changing habits, this one takes time and patience as well, but it is well worth the wait.

  1. Channeling negative emotions into positive ones.
  2. Helping you identify what you want in life and how to get it.
  3. Helping you prepare for future events or challenges.
  4. Increasing your self-awareness through reflection on past events or habits that have been harmful to your happiness.
  5. Seeing the progress you’ve made spiritually and emotionally. This is often hard to do when you don’t maintain a manifestation journal.
  6. The feeling of being seen or heard when you write down your thoughts is immeasurably valuable. Writing down something is powerful and can bring your thoughts into reality.
  7. When you journal your thoughts and look back on them, you have the ability to look at yourself objectively as a third person. This distance lends another perspective and can help in truly understand why we want to manifest something.

How can journaling help in manifestation?

Journaling can be a great way to help you manifest your dreams. The reason? It helps you take a step back from every day, so you can see things from a different perspective.

When you're journaling, you get to sit with your thoughts and write down what's on your mind—and that includes the things that are bothering you. By acknowledging them and putting them down on paper, it gives you the opportunity to let go of those thoughts and move forward with your life.

You may also find that journaling is a good way to solidify your goals and intentions. That's because when you're writing in a journal, it's like talking with yourself out loud—it allows you to go over what it is that YOU want, rather than what someone else wants for YOU (like a friend or family member). When we use a manifestation journal, we tend to ask the question “why do we want this” almost every day. As a result, we distill our goals and aspirations down to what we truly want, and not what society says we should have.

And finally, journaling helps with visualization—which is an important part of manifesting! When we visualize our goals as having already happened, we create feelings of accomplishment in our bodies that make us more likely to achieve them. So, if journaling helps us visualize our goals (and get excited about them), then it makes sense that journaling would help us manifest those goals into reality!

What Is Manifestation Journaling?

Manifestation journaling is a method that helps you get in touch with your deepest desires and then lets you track your progress toward achieving those goals. It’s a great way to stay motivated, celebrate each step along the way, reflect on what worked, and figure out what didn’t work so well.

The journaling process is simple: You write down what you want to manifest and then you track your progress toward it. This can be done in a physical notebook or on a computer, but if you choose paper, make sure the pages are thick enough that writing on both sides won’t bleed through to the other side.

How To Start A Manifestation Journal

The first step to starting a manifestation journal is to pick the right tool. You have a few options:

  • A blank notebook
  • A journaling app, like Day One or Five Minute Journal
  • A notebook and an app (which means you can carry your journal with you on the go)
  • A digital journal on Goodnotes or Notability

We recommend going with a blank notebook or journaling app. The reason is that they’re both more flexible and easier to use than an app alone. If you have your journal with you, it can be tempting to just open it up and write down whatever comes to mind—which isn’t the same as having a specific goal in mind. Here are some ideas to give us hints on creating our own journals.

Manifestation journals are for everyone, regardless of age, gender, social background, etc.

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Manifestation Journaling Templates

Manifestation journaling templates are a great way to get started with manifesting. They are often written in a format that makes it easier to focus on what you have and not what you don't have. Here are some templates to get you started: Sometimes a thought or emotion could be better portrayed through drawings, editorial clippings, photos, etc. Do not restrict yourself to the confines of a ruled book. Treat the journal as a free space.

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Manifestation Journaling

Manifestation journaling is a powerful tool that can help you manifest what you want in your life. It's also something that requires practice to master, so we've put together some examples of manifestation journaling templates you can use to get started.

In order for journaling to really work, it's important that you find a way to keep yourself accountable for your daily entries and reflections on your progress. That means finding a place where you can write down your thoughts without anyone else seeing them (unless you're doing this with someone else). If possible, try using an old-fashioned notebook or journal instead of keeping everything digitally so that there aren't any distractions from social media or text messages coming in while trying to focus on what matters most: your goals and dreams!

A few minutes of digital detox could be the secondary objective of spending some time with yourself. Technology, people, pets, etc. often break the chain of our thoughts. We lose ideas and momentarily feel distracted. Hence journal in a quiet, comfortable, and familiar place. If you have an organized personality, fix your journaling timings.

Always try to keep the tone light and positive. A manifestation journal is in its true sense just a journal, it does not have magic properties or spiritual blessings. It is like a simple ‘chant’ that guides your idle mind to a constructive thought-building process to ponder on and work towards. Since the beginning itself, have a never-quit attitude. Even if a certain manifestation does not work out. Try again, pat yourself on the back and climb toward the next great manifestation of your life

We hope you enjoyed this in-depth look at manifestation journaling. If you have any questions about the process, please leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!


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