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How to create your own Manifestation journal template

A manifestation journal template is a specific repeatable written process to document your own manifesting method and encourage you to take inspired action every single day.

Manifestation, positive affirmation, positive energy, positive thoughts, is creative, motivational energy that you can generate in your own life.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I thought about manifesting. I wondered if it was just a ruse for a lot of people to make a lot of money based on thin air.

However, I have come to think differently about manifesting and here’s why. I realised that manifesting is not just about making things up and thinking you’ll get them.

As I have been studying and reading about manifesting I have created other blog posts to help me understand it better. You might also find them of value. Check out:

How to create a printable manifestation journal

Manifestation prompts to create a better life

I’ve also created a table of contents here for you to be able to track the flog post better.

I like Gabby Bernstein’s description of manifesting:

Manifesting is cultivating the experience of what it is that you want to feel.

Gabby Bernstein
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So that got me thinking that if you want anything in your life, you will almost certainly not get it if you don’t want it, don’t think you’ll get it, don’t think you’re deserving of it or just think negative things don’t think about it positively.

So if you really want something you might as well put all your energy into getting it. And this will require you to be positive about the outcome. For which you will need to get rid of negative thoughts and limiting beliefs. So your frequency will need to align with that of your goals.

However there is one thing you need to remember about manifesting. It’s not about ‘getting’:

Manifesting isn’t about getting; it’s about allowing.

Gabby Bernstein

There is another thing about manifesting that you also remember, it’s not a ‘method’ there is no one size fits all manifestation method or manifestation process. It’s you and your life. And we are all here to support you. But the path is your own to create as you will and to follow the way to the life of your dreams.

A word about journaling

Until I started journaling I really didn’t appreciate what an effective way it is for me to keep track of my own life but also to keep the door open to creativity and wellness and understanding myself. It is very exciting to start a new blank notebook and be excited for all the possibilities ahead of you. I have found it easier to have different journals for different subjects, so you might find it useful to have different journals for different areas of your life. For example for this post you may like to start a new manifesting journal and keep all your thoughts and actions in that one journal.

If you need some encouragement to start a journal, I have written about the many ways of journaling in the blog posts on this website. So if you need a bit of encouragement, dive in! There are so many blogs for you to choose from on this site regarding starting a journaling practice or developing a practice to help your mental wellbeing or explore creativity.

Combining journaling and manifestation journaling

There is a lot of power in combining your journal pages with your manifestation journey, or at least part of your manifestation journey. Creating your own manifestation journal template can help you work out what suits you best.

Manifesting is different to the law of attraction. For a concise description of what manifesting is and is not look no further than an explanation from Gabby Bernstein herself.

Manifesting is the process of vibrating at a high frequency so that you become a vibrational match with the Universe and can co-create your world.

Gabby Bernstein
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Let’s start with something easy, a manifestation list and then we’ll move on to help you create your own manifesting journal template with a three step process.

First create your manifestation list.

Manifestation list

A manifestation list is a written list of the things you want to attract or manifest in your life. It can include anything that you desire, such as material possessions, experiences, relationships, personal growth, or anything else that you would like to bring into your life.

Successful manifestation does not require you to have a list. You can just decide on one thing. But for clarity, and to help you get up and running, create a list.

The idea behind a manifestation list is that by focusing your thoughts and intentions on what you want, you can attract more of it into your life. Writing down your desires can help you clarify what you truly want, and it can also serve as a reminder to keep your focus on your goals.

Here are some tips for creating a manifestation list:

  1. Be specific: Write down exactly what you want to manifest, including all the details.
  2. Use positive language: Phrase your desires in a positive way, as if you have already achieved them.
  3. Be open: Keep an open mind and be receptive to unexpected opportunities and experiences that come your way.
  4. Review your list regularly: Read your manifestation list often to keep your focus on your goals.

Remember, creating a manifestation list is just one tool you can use to help you manifest your desires. It’s important to take action, remain positive, and stay open to the possibilities that come your way.

Let’s move on to the 3-step process to creating your own manifesting template.

An easy manifesting process to create your own manifesting template

Learning to allow and get clear on what you want

Step 1 for your manifestation journal template is learning to allow. Not forcing. Allowing.

In your journal write about why you want what you want. Make sure that what you want is because you want it, not because you think others will approve or you want to look outwardly successful because of what other people will think.

Releasing limiting beliefs

Step 2 is releasing limiting beliefs.

Learning to release your negative beliefs is not a one and done process, tick that box, move on kind of situation. Learning to release your limiting beliefs is a process, for some of us it will be easier and for some of us harder, but it is still a process. To get you started in your journal here is an exercise you can do, taken from Marie Forleo’s talk with Gabby Bernstein, to get you on your releasing limiting beliefs journey:

  1. What’s the most important change you want to make right now?
  2. What negative or limiting beliefs have stopped you from figuring this out until now?
  3. Now, cross out each of those limiting beliefs and write “BULLSH*T” next to each. (It’s fun!)
  4. Write about why each of those negative beliefs is, indeed, total B.S.
  5. Who would you be without these limiting beliefs?

Stay in the know

Step 3 is to Stay in the know

At this point, hold everything lightly. Staying in the know is allowing everything to flow without cutting off any alternative outcome or stopping the unexpected or trying to control the outcome. Know that you are fine, know that the solution will come, know that your heart’s desire will be granted. Use your journal to affirm that staying in the know is the best place to be.

See the bottom of this article for positive affirmations, creating a gratitude list and a vision board journal.

But also know that staying in the know might not happen in the way that you would expect.

This is going to freak some of you out. It freaks me out. But let me tell you a story of something that happened this weekend.

I would like to go to a conference but it is quite expensive to go. I am going with a friend who knows that it is expensive for me. This friend mentioned to another friend that I would like to go but that the conference is very expensive and I’m not sure I will be able to. This friend got back to my friend and said she was unable to go to the conference and would I like her ticket.

Can you imagine that! A free ticket! I mean, how amazing.

But do you know what happened?

My friend said no thanks.

That’s right.

She said no.

And the reason she said no was because we wouldn’t be able to sit together. She would have to buy her own ticket, so we couldn’t sit together.

I wasn’t sure what to say.

My friend had put this call out.

And it had been answered.

Not in the way she expected.

So she said no.

I mean what could have happened? We could have gone, not sitting together, and someone could have given up their seat. Or we could have discovered that there was a spare seat next to one or the other of us and then moved together. Or we could have met someone that we wouldn’t have met had we sat next to each other and something developed out of that.

But we won’t know now.

Because she said no.

Ok, while I go and get rid of all the negative energy that I’ve just brought upon myself by reliving that, I’ll leave you with some practical exercises for your manifestation journal.

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We’ve gone through three simple steps for you to use in your manifestation journal. Here are some further exercises for you to do to support these three steps and develop your own template.

Manifestation journal ideas to support your manifestation journal template

Positive affirmations

Creating a list of positive affirmations for yourself and using them all day every day is a small step towards creating that positive thinking that is so necessary for manifesting! Positive affirmation should be written in the present tense.

Positive affirmations are like bringing your dream life in right now. They are also often ‘I am’ statements, for example, I am strong, I am capable. Here are some examples, but do create your own, that resonate with you and your life:

  1. I am capable of achieving my goals and dreams.
  2. I am worthy of love and respect.
  3. I choose to focus on the positive aspects of my life.
  4. I trust in my abilities to overcome challenges and obstacles.
  5. I am grateful for all the good things in my life.
  6. I am confident in my unique strengths and talents.
  7. I am deserving of happiness and success.
  8. I am strong and resilient.
  9. I believe in myself and my potential.
  10. I am constantly growing and evolving into my best self.

Create a desire list

This is a list of what you want and why you want it. It’s a powerful tool because it counteracts what you may experience in your subconscious mind which is constant negative thoughts.

“I want a fashion business because I want to dress women to feel empowered and beautiful.”

“I want to feel creative, because the more creative I am the more inspired I feel and the more I am able to encourage others.”

Focus on how you want to feel

Use the present moment to decide how you want to feel. Take the next blank page in your daily manifestation journal and write exactly how you want to feel. It would be useful to create an affirmation around this feeling. Then you can repeat the affirmation to yourself each day and call in this feeling at will.

Prompts for encouragement, creating a gratitude list and a vision board journal

Part of your manifesting practice can also entail supporting your manifesting journey with supportive techniques.

We all have times where we feel stuck, where our brains come up with absolutely …. nothing. At times such as this use these manifestation journal prompts to inspire you back into the flow of your beautiful life.

Manifestation journal prompts for encouragement

Manifestation journal prompts are prompts that encourage you to focus on your desires, visualize your goals, and cultivate a positive mindset. By writing about your goals and aspirations, you can help bring them into reality by attracting more positive energy and opportunities into your life. Here are some examples of manifestation journal prompts:

  1. What do I truly desire in my life? Write down everything that comes to mind, no matter how big or small.
  2. What would my ideal day look like? Describe it in detail, including how you feel and what you’re doing.
  3. What limiting beliefs am I holding onto that are preventing me from achieving my goals? Write them down and then challenge them with positive affirmations.
  4. What actions can I take today to bring me closer to my goals? Write down at least 3 specific steps you can take.
  5. What are 5 things I’m grateful for in my life right now? Write them down and focus on the positive energy they bring you.
  6. What would it feel like to achieve my biggest goal? Write down all the emotions and sensations you imagine experiencing.
  7. How can I cultivate a positive mindset and attract more abundance into my life? Write down daily affirmations that resonate with you and repeat them often.

Create a gratitude list

You won’t go far wrong with your manifestation practice if you include a gratitude list. Also see this post and this post for more on keeping a gratitude list. Gratitude lists or gratitude journals are a great way to getting right back into a positive attitude. A positive, receptive attitude is what you need for manifesting, to use your gratitude as super-fuel to get you in the right state of mind.

Here are some gratitude prompts to get you started:

  1. What are 10 things I’m grateful for in my life right now?
  2. Who are the people in my life that I am grateful for? Why am I grateful for them?
  3. What experiences have I had recently that I’m grateful for? Why are they important to me?
  4. What are some things I often take for granted that I am actually grateful for?
  5. What opportunities have I been given in my life that I am grateful for?
  6. What lessons have I learned from difficult situations that I am grateful for?
  7. What parts of my body am I grateful for and why?
  8. What aspects of my personality am I grateful for?
  9. What is something that made me smile or laugh today that I am grateful for?
  10. What are some everyday items or activities that I am grateful for and why?

Vision board journal

A vision board journal is like a law of attraction journal in that you will create your vision board, or use a double page spread in your journal to create one. The act of creating it is a way of starting to call it in, because you are focusing your energy on it.

You can put whatever you like on your vision board: a visual representation of your dream job, pictures of items on your bucket list, how you want the interior design of your perfect home to look, a pictorial representation of a loving relationship. Vision boards are for your wildest dreams. Often we lock away our deepest desires.

So to be able to unlock them is wonderful and you can definitely use your vision board for this. After you have created the board, you can journal around what you have created which will help reinforce the process.

I hope this has helped you to get started on creating your own manifestation journal template. I am not an expert in manifesting but I have turned to those who are for inspiration and guidance. I have referenced Gabrielle Bernstein in this blog post and also am grateful to Kathrin Zenkina’s work at the Manifestation Babe who’s podcast I found and love and led me to her website.

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