Manifestation journaling is the act of writing the reality you wish to create.
Have you ever tried journaling your affirmations?
I have and there's one way to do it that doesn't seem to work at all. I don't recommend it...
"I am so happy I'm wealthy! I have been able to buy a mansion, ten cars, a home for my parents, and a yacht. Life is so thrilling now."
Just as I mentioned the other day, I find that I have to find the truth in my affirmations. So, writing ahead what I am going to feel on Dec. 31st doesn't quite quite work, either.
What works better for me is to tell myself a story. So if wealth is your intention, and your affirmation is something like, "I have all the money I need," then you might write that at the top of a journal entry & then tell yourself the story of how it's true.
Let's imagine that I am working on wealth as an intention, using that affirmation, and I want to imagine that I won the lottery (gotta admit, I like the sound of that.)
Here's a way I might write it...
"The abundance I want comes to me effortlessly...
Right after we won, the first thing my son wanted to do was buy a new car. We certainly needed one, but I just wasn't ready yet. After daydreaming all my life about the perfect home, and watching all those House Hunters episodes, all I could think about was buying a house. It's so much fun to walk into a model home and imagine yourself there. So I loved every minute of looking at houses, and then finally decided which one I wanted. Only then, did I get around to looking for a car, and thank goodness, we found one in the perfect color."
Making it More Real
In that example above, not only did I tell myself a story, and place myself in it, I also wrote it fairly close to the way I think I would describe it if it happened.
When you write yours, the most important thing is to be able to believe it.
So, once you have chosen an affirmation and are journaling about your intention, how could you make it sound real enough that you not only start to believe it, but you can feel it as you write it?
(1) Use experiences you have had already, weaving them into the reality you are describing in your journal entry.
(2) Do it often, but vary the story each time.
For instance, if your intention was to find love, you might write a journal entry about getting ready for your second date, dancing to your favorite song, how you each take turns choosing the movie you'll watch, the moment when you got engaged.
Journaling in this way helps you practice having the intention come true and gets you used to the idea.
Using affirmations, and journaling and/or meditating about them will change the way you think at other times, too, and may lead to your making choices that make the manifestation more likely.
What do you think? Is journaling your affirmations something that might work for you?
See you tomorrow!