How to Make a Wish Come True

The inclination of humans to make wishes seems to come as naturally as breathing. We wish on birthday candles and dandelion seeds, ladybugs, and eyelashes. We toss coins into fountains and keep a lookout for shooting stars. What is it that drives us to do it? And does it actually work?

For some people, it seems to work, but not for everyone. Those who are fortunate to have their wishes come true seem to have all the luck. Yet is it a matter of chance, or is it something else? The truth is those that have their wishes come true don’t have any more luck than you do. They simply know how to make a quality wish and know what actions they need to take to make their wishes come true.

What Makes A Quality Wish?

A quality wish is a focused one. You can clearly visualize it in your mind. It can’t just be a fleeting thought like so many wishes are. Likely, you’ve probably made plenty of casual wishes in your daily life. You may wish for the workday to end quicker or for a little more sleep when your alarm goes off in the morning, but these aren’t sincere wishes.

When you first think about your wish, it’s good to start with a general idea and then get into specifics. The more specific your intention is, the higher quality the request and the more success you will have in having that wish come true. For example, you may wish for love, but what sort of love? A friend? A romantic partner?

Let’s just say for this instance you wish for a romantic partner. Think about what sort of attributes you want him/her to have. Do you want him/her to be: smart, funny, sweet, tall? Be specific but also concise. It’s a good idea to stick to one wish at a time. If you wish too many wishes at once, even specific wishes, none may come true because you’re dividing your focus too much.

Also consider how this wish will change your life. Make sure it’s a wish that really will improve your life, not cause you more problems. Wishing for something like an endless supply of chocolate might seem good at first, but it’s going to cause you a lot of health issues. Never wish harm on another person, revenge tends to have a negative effect on the wisher too.

What Actions Can I Take to Make My Wish Come True?

There are many ways you can make your wish come true. It may take a little experimentation or a combination of a few different techniques to find the way that works best for you. The thing to remember is you’re an individual, and as such, you may respond differently than others to universal forces. Don’t get discouraged if something doesn’t work for you; simply try something else.

The critical thing to remember is that a wish isn’t a passive thing. You need to take some sort of action, sometimes the effort required is concrete, sometimes it’s more of a change in your thought process, but either way, it takes more than just saying a wish to make it happen.

We’ll look at different techniques to make your wish come true in greater detail, further on in the article. Different people use these methods successfully to make their wishes come true, and no one way is superior to another. To get started, here is a list of the techniques we’ll be discussing.

  • Write Your Wish Out
  • Harness The Power of Positive Energy
  • Use Your Dreams to Manifest Your Wishes
  • Glass of Water Technique
  • Make Paper Cranes
  • Use Lunar Power
  • Collect Charms

1. Write Your Wish Out

One way that you can make a wish come true is by writing the desire down. You can do this in a variety of different ways, depending on your particular style and what speaks to you. Some people prefer to write it on a piece of paper and either carry it in their pocket or post it somewhere they can see it. Read it to yourself or for added power, read it aloud, and reflect on it for a few minutes.

Carry it in your pocket or post it somewhere prominent where it will catch your eye. Refer back to it regularly, and each time you look at it, read it reflect on it. The more you do it, the more deeply it will be imprinted in your mind. Performing this action will help keep your energy focused on the wish and give it more power and momentum to come true.

You may also choose to keep a small journal with your wish written in it. If you pick this route, write the wish out daily and any keywords or reflections that are associated with your request. Some people find it helpful to write it out as if it already happened. Instead of writing, ” I wish to meet the love of my life,” write, “I’ve met the love of my life, and we’re getting married.”

Some prefer to get a little more elaborate and create an entire vision board of their wish. While this isn’t necessary, some people find doing so helps them focus on the object of their desire. To make a vision board all you need is a piece of foam or poster board. Gather pictures, quotes, or other things that relate to your dream and either glue them or tape them onto your board as a visual reminder.

2. Harness the Power of Positive Energy

Fear and doubt are the two most significant deterrence to fulfilling your wish. The only way a request can come true is if you firmly believe it can and will come true. Fear and doubt are both negative energies, and they sap the power out of your wish. However, positive thoughts fill your wish with positive energy and make it stronger.

To harness positive energy, discipline yourself to think of the ideal scenario. Imagine your wish coming true over and over again in your head. Anytime you have a spare moment in your day, picture it. Seeing it in your mind will keep the positive energy flowing and give you a lift when you start to feel impatient about your wish, not coming true yet.

However, if you do feel fear and doubt eating away at you, don’t ignore it, confront it. If you don’t acknowledge it, you’ll find its grip gets more potent. Making a wish come true takes a little courage. Try to identify the cause of your fear and doubts and think about it critically. Is it truly justified? If not, you can dismiss it if it is counter it with something else.

Instead of thinking of all the obstacles and reasons why your wish can’t come true, think about how it can come true and why it should. If you feel a lot of anxiety, meditate for a while to help you calm down. You can even create a personal mantra that reflects your wish and repeat it to yourself when you start feeling the anxiety building up in you.

3. Use Your Dreams to Manifest Your Wishes

Dreams are a powerful way to make your wishes come true. When you are getting ready to fall asleep at night, your mind is at its most relaxed state. Just before bedtime, worldly distractions tend to fade, and you can focus more on what your heart and soul are saying to you. Think of your wish just before you fall asleep to get a clear image in your head of it and hold it as you drift to sleep.

In dreams, your wishes can manifest themselves in a way that they can’t in your conscious mind. It can offer you insight into the best way to go about fulfilling your wish. It can also provide you with signs that can help you identify when your wish will come into fruition so that you’re on the lookout. If there is a fear that is interfering with your wish coming true, a dream can also show that.

Many times dreams are heavy with symbolism we don’t understand. Seeing things like houses, food, water, and various other symbols can represent issues you need to address before your wish can manifest. Studying your dreams and what they mean help you clear away the clutter and make sense of things. Once the confusion clears away, you may find your wish has taken on even greater clarity.

It may take a little practice to get a clear enough image of your wish in your head that you can carry into your dreams, but the more you do it, the easier it will become. Some people find it helpful to write down the wish and stick it under their pillow to keep it close while they sleep and help their mental focus.

4. The Glass of Water Technique

This technique has the added benefit of keeping you healthy while you’re waiting for your wish to come true. To use this technique, fill an ordinary drinking glass with water. You don’t need to use any special kind of water; regular tap water will get the job done.

Rub your hands together to create an energy field and put your hands around the glass of water without actually touching it. Keep your hands there as you say your wish out loud. Speak clearly and use very concise phrasing. Focus on the water, and hold the image of the want in your mind for at least a minute. After that drink the water as quickly as possible.

Repeat this procedure twice daily, most people try to do it once in the morning and once at night. Do it at the same time every day, so it becomes part of your routine, and you don’t skip or forget a day. Depending on the magnitude of the wish, it may take a few weeks to a few months to take effect, so be patient.

This technique works by transferring the energy of your wish into your body. It also helps clear out any unhealthy negative energy that is still lingering in you that is interrupting your wishes progress. Plus, staying hydrated is always a bonus because it helps your body and mind operate smoothly and stay healthy.

5. Make A Thousand Paper Cranes

According to ancient Japanese legend, cranes are magical birds that can live up to a thousand years. Some believe that if a person folds a thousand origami cranes and wishes their wish as they make them, then when they fold the thousandth crane, their request will be granted.

The Japanese believe the legend so firmly there is even a story of a young girl named Sadako Sasaki attempting to fold a thousand paper cranes to grow well again after she received the diagnosis that she had Leukemia. Although, Sadako sadly passed her story lived on so in a way her wish did come true. She lives on in the hearts and minds of people to this day.

It is interesting to note in addition to the Japanese legend of the crane; the number 1,000 also has a very special meaning. In the study of numerology, the number 1,000 is a symbol of strength and positive energy coming into your life. It’s a way of boosting your power and means a divine power is at work in your life and wants you to succeed in your goals.

Introducing the number 1,000 in your life will give strength to your wishes and bring focus to your vision of what you truly want to happen in your life. It can be a little time-consuming, but in doing so, you reinforce your commitment to your wish and show the universe that you’re firm in your resolve and mean business.

6. Use Lunar Power

The moon is a potent astronomical body, and each of its phases holds specific powers. When it comes to making wishes, you’re going to want to take advantage of the power of the full moon. If you’re not quite sure when the next full moon will be at its peak, a quick online search can give you the information some wall calendars will also have this information included on them.

The power of the full moon is two-fold. First, the full-moon is a time of cleansing. Full-moon power removes stagnant energies and negativity and makes room for positive energy to take its place, which will help invigorate your wish. Taking a walk in the moonlight brings light back to the areas that have grown dark in your life and re-energizes you.

The second part of the full moon’s power lies in the state of completion. When the moon completes its cycle, we also finish our growth cycle. If you have been wishing and reflecting on a specific wish, the full-moon offers you an opportunity to present your fully-developed wish to the universe.

A simple spell can be used to help you in this presentation. First get a small box with a lid. Gather items to represent your desired wish and put them out in front of you on the night of the full moon, and light a silver candle. Put the items in the box as you say your wish aloud and tie the box with a silver ribbon. Hide the box in a secret place and then wait for your intention to manifest.

7. Collect Charms

When we say collect charms in this context, we mean collecting physical charms, like the kind you wear on a bracelet or necklace. Collecting charms is an alternative to writing your wish down or creating a vision board. It helps you focus and visualize your want without having to continually be looking at a wall or pulling pieces of paper out of your pocket.

The nice thing about charms is they tend to hold up a little better than paper, and you can discreetly be reminded of your wish wherever you go. The metal used or the size of the charms doesn’t make a difference as long as you select charms that symbolize your desire. For example, if you wish for success in life, charms such as a house, a car, and a dollar symbol might be good charms for you.

Remember, just like with writing wishes down, focus on only one objective at a time. Don’t make the mistake of choosing a charm for every wish you have because this will divide your focus and make it difficult for any of your requests to come true. Keep your charms on either a necklace or chain bracelet. Take a few moments throughout the day to look at your charms and picture your wish.

What Do I Need to Remember About Wishes?

There are a few key things to remember about wishes. First, remember that our perception of time is limited, and the universe may not work according to our schedule. If a desire doesn’t manifest itself immediately, don’t get discouraged. It could be the universe’s way of telling you; you need to develop your wish a little more.

If your fully formed wish is still not manifesting, it could be that things aren’t fully aligned yet, and it’s not the right time for that particular wish. Or it could be that the universe has something better planned for you, and fulfillment of the wish might act as an obstacle that prevents you from something better and even more meaningful.

Second, remember wishing isn’t a passive thing. Just saying the words of a wish isn’t enough. To make a wish come true demands focus and a willingness to let go of negative energy and replace it with positive energy. If you’re not willing to let the negativity go, there won’t be room for the positive energy to come in and give your wishes power.

Finally, keep an open mind. Sometimes if you’re not genuinely opening yourself to the possibility of your wish coming true, you don’t believe it when it does. Also, even with a clear picture in your head, the reality of your desire may manifest itself slightly differently. Wishes also don’t necessarily get granted all at once. More complex wishes may manifest in stages, and you may not realize it until it’s complete.


There are many different ways you can make your dreams come true. Some methods are simple, while others are more complex and labor-intensive. No matter what technique or techniques you combine, the purpose is to help you focus and exchange negative energy for positive energy. Don’t lose sight of your wish. Remind yourself of your wish every day several times a day.

The best way to make your wishes come true is to do it one request at a time. Only focus on one desire rather than all of them, and when you reach that one wish, then you can try for another. Also, be realistic, if you wish to graduate college and you’re in high school, you’re not going to wake up the next day with a college diploma.

It’s going to take work and time to make that wish into a reality. Sometimes before a wish can come true, you need to equip yourself with the tools to make that wish come true. Put yourself in a position where your wishes can come true. Set yourself up for success. Let the universe know you’re there and you’re ready for your wish.

Above all, be patient and have faith. A deserving wish deserves to come true, and you need to believe it will work in your mind before it can happen in reality. Always be open for a miracle to happen and never question if it will or whether you deserve it. If you can think of a wish than the potential to make that wish come true is already in you, don’t be afraid to act on it.

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