Abraham-Hicks says “When you are writing, you are at the strongest point of focus.” Writing is a powerful manifesting tool and will greatly increase your ability to achieve your dreams. All you need is a pen and paper.
Here are a few writing techniques that will help set you on your way to manifesting your desires.
1. Make a List of Your Dreams and Desires
In her book 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think , Laura Vanderkam suggests making a list of 100 dreams you would like to fulfill in your life. Seeing them written down helps you to get clear on what you want, and crossing them off makes you realize how much you can actually accomplish.
Find a quiet place away from distractions, and with pen and paper, ask yourself, “If I had unlimited time, money, knowledge, talent, self-confidence, and support from my family, what would I like to be, do, or have in my life?” They can be big dreams or small desires, just let you imagination flow and write down whatever comes to you. Don’t hold back. Most importantly, have fun with this list and write from your heart and let your imagination run wild.
2. Describe the Details of Your Vision
What does your ideal life look and feel like? Write your vision in detail, not only depicting your intention, but rehearsing what the particulars of your daily life will be like once this intention is realized. Include all of your senses: What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you feel? The more detail the better.
You can write your vision in a notebook or on sheets of paper you keep in a folder. Read your vision descriptions daily to amp up the momentum and keep reading them until they manifest.
3. Write Letters to Your Future Soul Mate
Open your heart and write letters to your future soul mate as if you know he/she is on the way. You can write about anything – tell him/her about your dreams, hopes, what you’re excited for in your relationship, what thoughts you’ve been thinking about him/her (for example, “I thought about you while washing dishes today”). These letters will get the momentum going and help you feel as though your soul mate is real and is finding his/her way to you.
Here is an example of such a letter in the book Write It Down Make It Happen:
Dear Soul Mate,
My soul gets restless thinking that I might be alone in this life. My deeper feelings, when I am clear, help me to see that this is not true, that you are there for me if I feel my desire for you and am willing to lose my boundaries, willing to give over to another and not have such a neat existence. I am ever more in touch with my inner splits that keep us apart. As I acknowledge them, we come closer to being together. Do you see me in your heart also?
Let us be together soon.
4. Clarify Your Intention With Simple Listing
You don’t need to write volumes to express an intention; a short and simple list of items, as specific as possible, will clarify what you want as well as an elaborate description, and perhaps will be even more powerful.
For example, if you’re looking for a new place to live your list might include:
- Two bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- A garage with an automatic door opener
- A view of the lake/river/ocean
- Someplace quiet
Writing a list gets it out of your head and helps keep you focused. It’s an opportunity to crystallize your intent and to learn what matters most to you. Think of it as a shopping list. Don’t be vague and general – be specific. Instead of simply writing “car,” specify the type of car with make, model, and mileage. If it’s money you want, instead of writing “money,” write a specific amount.
Pretend you are sending someone else to the store, so you want to spell it out, to make sure they come back with the right size and brand.
5. Focus on the Outcome
Writing about the outcome keeps your image steady, unwavering and keeps the intended goal in mind. The page can hold it for you. It helps you to stay focused, even when you’re not.
When you focus on the outcome of your intention, write in the present tense, as though you were describing something that is already happening. Write it as your current reality. Be sure to date your description, because when you read it back later, you will have an eerie sense that you wrote it after it took place, rather than before it transpired.
Now dig deeper. Don’t just write about what you want, also include why you want it. Why does it make a difference whether you have this or not? Focusing on the outcome keeps your dream alive. The more you concentrate on the effects your goal will have, in your life and in the world, the more dedicated you can be in your mission to achieve it.
6. Write Near Water
Being near water, especially moving water, stimulates creativity and gets ideas flowing. Water is cleansing and soothing. It helps to restores our balance. The very sound or sight of water nearby can calm us down and bring imagination alive.
Henriette Anne Klauser writes in Write It Down and Make It Happen:
“Most of us think of writing means sitting at a desk or table with a straight-backed chair, feet firmly planted on the floor, pen held correctly, and paper tilted at just the proper angle. We probably get ideas like this because we associate writing with being in school. But when you are describing your goals, depicting in detail a picture of your perfect plans in execution, or writing through to resolution, it is a fact that creativity often flows more readily when you are outdoors—especially if you are near water.”
So to capture and expand inspiration about your dreams, get near water and bring a pen and paper!
7. Write a Daily List of Intentions
A daily calendar helps you keep track of your appointments, scheduled events and whatever else you want to include to keep your life running smoothly. This takes care of your busywork but what about your personal growth and spiritual life?
A system of writing your daily intentions can remind you of how you want to approach your life each day. The more you build awareness of them, the more they will enrich your life. That’s why it’s important to write them every day.
Your “List of Intentions” can help you remember the kind of person you are striving to be. It can include affirmations that reflect the changes you want to make. For example:
- “I minimize my food portion intake now, eating 1/2 less food per meal,”
- “I intend to monitor my thoughts, to be here and now,”
- “I intend to talk less and listen more.”
Setting intentions makes the changes more likely to happen and these reminders set a pattern for you when you go out into the world.
Make your own “List of Intentions” and begin your day by writing them out. Writing out your intentions before you start your day will help move the energy, and your behavior, in the direction of what you have written. The benefit when you do this will be a richer and more satisfying life.
8. Write Letters to Spirit
Writing letters to Spirit (your Higher Power – God, Source, etc) is a way of acknowledging the presence of Spirit in your life.
In your letters you can write your prayer instead of saying them in the traditional way. Pour your heart out, talk about the challenges in your day, ask questions, share your fears, ask for help to resolve an unsettled issue, or share the details about an important event in your life.
You can also write letters of thanks and appreciation for the blessings in your life or even things yet to come. Thanking Spirit in advance for something not yet done is one of the highest forms of prayer.
In her book Write It Down, Make It Happen, Henriette Anne Klauser shares an example of a thank you letter to God:
I am very thankful for my husband. He is committed 100 percent to me, monogamous, spiritual, and we laugh so much together. He is my best friend and a wonderful lover. We have wonderful sex together and we love each other deeply. We are so connected to each other mentally, spiritually, psychologically, socially, physically, and intellectually. We lead a balanced life together, we are successful and happy in our careers, and we love animals. We love and trust each other completely when we are apart. Our relationship is one of ease. Playfulness. We communicate our differences easily to each other. We are sexually attracted to each other. We both want and plan to spend our lives together in marriage. Our families cherish each other. We travel together and celebrate holidays together. Thank you for my lifelong partner and best friend.
Within a few days of writing it the author of the letter met a man, got engaged in three months, and married nine months later.
9. Release Resistance
Write on slips of paper the things that are not working in your life and you are ready and willing to let go of. Then ceremoniously dispose of the slips, one by one.
Here are three ideas to release them:
- Build a fire and purposely cast them individually into the flames.
- Flush them down the toilet.
- Write on flying wish paper, roll it into a tube, light it on fire, and let them float away into the air.
Releasing resistance doesn’t have to be hard or painful. This simple and fun ritual may be all you need to let go of what is no longer working for you.
10. Give Thanks
Fill a page with all the blessings in your life. At the top of the page write “I am thankful for ____” and keep on going. You can start with the small and obvious:
I am thankful for…
- my friends
- the roof over my head
- my sweater, which keeps me warm.
- sunsets and rainbows
It’s okay to go more than a page if your pen starts running away with you. Have fun with the process and know that your vibration is raising as your write. Being thankful and feeling appreciation puts you in alignment with Source Energy. And when you’re in alignment, your dreams will start manifesting.
*I wish to express my appreciation to Henriette Anne Klauser, author of Write It Down, Make It Happen, for the insights and inspiration for this post. To learn more writing techniques, I highly recommend this book!