Spiritual manifestation is the ability to create what you want in your life. It’s the real-life expression of a thought, idea or desire. When you manifest, you intentionally generate things and experiences in your personal reality.
How Does Spiritual Manifestation Work?
Everything, including your thoughts, intentions, beliefs, attitudes, actions, behaviors and emotions are energy. This is a theory from quantum physics. Quantum physics helps explain how the world works at the smallest molecular level.
Scientists and researchers have found that everything has a vibration. A table is made up of vibrating molecules even though it seems to be stationary. Essentially, our consciousness has translated that vibrational reality in a way that makes objects appear to be unmoving.
Our thoughts are also made up of vibrating energy. The combination of everything that goes through our bodies and consciousness creates a specific vibrational frequency pattern.
We attract things and experiences that have similar frequencies. Therefore, we are always manifesting. As we think and behave a certain way, we create an electromagnetic flow that brings certain things to us and repels certain things. Harness this, and you have the power of manifestation.
You manifest even when you don’t think you’re doing it. Have you ever worried about being delayed on your way to work, and then you come up against a huge traffic jam? Some people call that coincidence. Others say that it’s completely random. Many would define that as spiritual manifestation.
What about the fact that electronics never seem to work correctly for you? Every time you get a new phone or computer, it crashes as you set it up. Your Wi-Fi is spotty when you’re home. Your TV takes several minutes to load. You’re always telling yourself that working with electronic devices is always hard for you. Are you surprised that you’re creating that reality?
Have you ever been on the other side of that story? Maybe you went into work one day feeling extremely confident. That was the same day that you secured a new client, got a promotion and were named the employee of the month.
When you feel like things are going well, you tend to operate at a higher frequency. You replace your limiting thoughts with positive ones.
Maybe you usually go into work feeling insecure. You’re used to telling yourself that you just don’t have the same skills as everyone else and your boss always overlooks you for the promotion. Those “always” statements are key manifestors. If you say them, they just may come true.
The day that you head into the office feeling self-assured, you forget to tell yourself these things. You’re on top of the world. You feel like you rock, and you do. Is it any wonder that the universe meets you exactly where you are?
Resonance Theory of Consciousness and Manifestation
The concept of spiritual manifestation goes back to your consciousness. Vibrations drive human and animal consciousness. According to Scientific American, resonance is responsible for the physical interaction between all things.
Evidence shows that when two things with different frequencies get close together, they sync up. In other words, they start vibrating at the same rate. Experts refer to this as spontaneous self-organization.
Some examples of this include:
- Certain species of fireflies begin to flash at the same time as others when they’re in large groups.
- Photons with the same power and frequency create lasers when they’re emitted at the same time.
- Many neurons fire in our brains at once under specific frequencies, producing brainwaves.
- The moon orbits at the same rate as its orbit and always presents the same surface to us.
Certain frequencies of electrical patterns in our brains produce specific brain waves, such as beta, gamma and theta waves. These oscillations generate human consciousness. They’re not always clearly delineated, and these frequencies vary in different species. They work together to create the way that you function, and they rely on synchronization.
Synchronization lets all of your neurons communicate smoothly. Inputs arrive when the receptors are ready for them, and they work efficiently together.
Some take this model and apply it to every piece of matter in the universe. Although this philosophy may seem far-fetched, everything has some level of consciousness. An atom has a much lower level of consciousness than a bird, however, because it’s the simplest form of matter.
As the material gets more complex, so does the consciousness. The reason that a human’s awareness is more complicated of that of a rock is that biophysical pathways deliver a quicker information exchange. There is more going on inside of you than inside of a boulder, electromagnetically.
The connections that allow for human macro-consciousness to occur happen because their micro constituents are vibrating at similar frequencies.
The Observer Effect
Keep that idea about shared vibration in mind as you learn more about the observer effect. This is a quantum physics theory that says that the results of a scientific experiment change just because they’re measured.
The idea threw scientists for a loop when it was first developed. They had always thought that three-dimensional reality existed in isolation from human beings. In other words, if people didn’t physically interact with their environment, it wouldn’t change.
The observer effect postulates that the way the world is organized depends on the manner in which someone perceives it. But the sun and the moon would exist even if we didn’t look at them, wouldn’t they?
The double-slit experiment exemplifies this. When light passes through two slits on a flat surface, it creates an interesting design on a screen or a wall behind it. The wave of light splits up into new waves as it goes through the slits. These waves interact before they appear on the screen behind the surface with the slits.
If the peak of the wavelength meets another peak, they reinforce each other and show up as a bright band on the screen. If the troughs meet, they cancel each other out, and a dark space appears on the screen.
You can do the same thing with electrons. Quantum physicists have found that electrons act like waves when they go through the slits, creating the same striped interference pattern on the screen behind the surface. This happens even if one electron is sent through the slits, although it doesn’t have another electron to interact with.
To figure out what’s happening, researchers have placed a detector near or inside one slit. With the detector in place, however, the electrons act completely different and don’t generate the same pattern on the screen.
Do humans produce the results of measurements? If that’s the case, then we also create the results of our thoughts. According to the Law of Attraction, which is a basic tenet of manifestation, there is no reality unless you actively perceive it. If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, it hasn’t made a sound.
Scientists still don’t know what to make of the experiments that show that things in nature changed when they’re observed. However, they wonder whether molecular structures in our brains are affected by quantum events. If they do, then the ways that our neurons are stimulated might differ based on vibrations.
It’s a complicated concept, and it’s not entirely clear even to the most brilliant minds. However, it does suggest that quantum physics, vibrations, and waves may have something to do with consciousness. Some experts even believe that quantum physics could explain how people can read each other’s thoughts or move things with their minds.
A Higher Plane of Existence
Combined with theories that the past, present, and future exist simultaneously, quantum physics could certainly help to support the idea of spiritual manifestation. These concepts illustrate that everything in the universe could be present at the same time.
If that’s the case, then you already have everything that you want. You just have to create a vibrational match for it to appear in your reality.
According to the Law of Attraction, you can control your vibration through your thoughts, behaviors and even the food that you eat. By enhancing your vibrational frequency, you can bring those things that are resonating at the same level into your life. They’re already there; you just haven’t perceived them yet.
You can think of this as though everything lives on a higher plane of awareness. You don’t notice a lot of it. But from time to time, you pick up on frequencies from this plane.
That could explain how you have epiphanies that seem to come from nowhere or how you know that your best friend is about to call just before the phone rings. They’re blips in the matrix. They’re openings in the plane. With some skill and practice, you can manipulate all of this to create a life that you want.
To Change the Outside, Change the Inside
When things aren’t working well for you, do you try to change them? If a relationship fails, do you blame your partner? When you don’t seem to be finding a decent job, do you blame the job market?
According to the Law of Attraction and spiritual manifestation, trying to alter your external circumstances will get you nowhere. The way to manifest what you want is to change what’s going on inside of you. When you do this, you raise your vibration.
Negative thoughts, fear and worry may be causing your relationship struggles or poor job prospects. If that doesn’t seem plausible, think about it this way. To manifest what you desire, you need to:
- Know what you want
- Ask the universe for it
- Feel and act like you already have what you want
- Open yourself to receiving it
If you’re not getting job prospects, ask yourself this:
- Do you know what you want?
- Did you ask for what you wanted?
- Are you behaving as though you have what you want?
- Are you open to receiving it?
It’s probably easy for you to answer the first three questions. Most people don’t know what they want to begin with. If you don’t have that, you can’t manifest your desire because you don’t have one. Even if you do, you may not be open to receiving it.
Think about what would happen if you were told that you would easily earn $15,000 a month. At first, you feel like celebrating. That’s a lot of money, and it can help you move toward financial freedom. But then you think about what it would entail. Some thoughts that come up surrounding large sums of money include:
- I don’t know how to handle that much money.
- I’m afraid that people will think of me differently if I am rich.
- I have a deeply rooted belief that money is the source of all evil.
If you had a twinge of fear or anxiety when thinking about getting that much money, that’s your subconscious at work. We talked about this earlier; if you aren’t aware of the limiting beliefs that your subconscious instills in you, you won’t realize that they’re blocking you from manifesting your desires.
Therefore, you have to do some digging to be a good manifestor. You need to understand what you want in life.
You might believe that you know exactly what you desire. But most people have a general idea of it without getting specific. Feeling like that won’t help you manifest.
If you’ve ever gone to the grocery store with a growling belly and a wallet full of cash but couldn’t decide what to eat, you’ve experienced this issue. Getting clear on what you want can help you change your external circumstances.
After you do that, you need to put out the call. Ask the universe for what you want. Write it down. The process of writing allows you to sort out your thoughts so that they come across more clearly. Writing down what you want to manifest also helps you concentrate on it. You can go back to your writing as a reminder when you’re sending out gratitude or meditating on what you desire.
One of the most critical aspects of manifestation is acting and feeling as though you already have what you want. Why is this crucial to the process? It allows you to change your attitude, emotions and external behaviors to enhance your vibration and make it match what you want to pull in.
Many people fall short here. You might talk about everything that you’re going to do when you fall in love with the perfect partner. Instead of sitting around and thinking about those things, you should do them. Sitting in silence and bringing up the appreciation and gratitude that you imagine having when you fulfill your desires can also raise your vibration to match your desires.
Finally, you must be open to receiving. If you’re subconsciously blocking the results of your desires, the universe isn’t going to send you what you want. You’re not ready.
Manifestation and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
You might be wondering how manifestation is different than a self-fulfilling prophecy. According to Dictionary.com, a self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that comes true because the person believes that it will.
If you say that you’re terrible with finances, you’re probably going to have a hard time managing your money. If you believe that you’re not skilled enough to get a promotion at work, you’re probably not going to get it.
In these scenarios, the way that you think affects the way that you behave. You might spend your paycheck without saving it as you continue to tell yourself that you’re financially irresponsible. You might never tell your boss that you’re interested in the promotion.
On the other hand, let’s say that you’re going to a function at work where you’ll be meeting people from another office. Before you go, you can tell yourself that it’s going to be boring and uncomfortable. You can also tell yourself that you’re excited and open to making friends. What do you think would happen in each scenario?
Even if you go with a pessimistic mentality, you might meet people and have a good time. However, you’re much more likely to do that if you attend the event with a positive mentality.
Your thoughts affect your reality. Whether you want to explain the phenomenon with quantum physics or basic psychology of human behavior, you can’t argue with the fact that your perception shapes the way that you interact with the world. Therefore, it influences every outcome.
Myths About Spiritual Manifestation
Manifestation sounds miraculous. You might come up against some resistance to the belief that you can have whatever you want. You might have heard some things about manifesting that make you cautious about the idea. Maybe learning about these manifestation myths will clear up some of your hesitancy.
Myth 1: You Don’t Have to Do Anything
After they learn about spiritual manifestation, many people think that they can just sit back, make some magic and watch the positive results unfold. Manifestation doesn’t exactly work like that. For you to tune your vibration to the things that you want, you have to have a lot of focus.
Therefore, if you want a new job and you sit on the couch watching Netflix all day, you’re not putting enough concentration into your manifestation. Remember that your actions result in a certain vibration too. The frequency that you create by lazing around the house doesn’t match the one that will bring you the fabulous new position.
Myth 2: You Have to be Consumed
Your thoughts, actions, beliefs, and behaviors should align if you want to manifest everything that you want. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to fixate on your desires.
Some people obsess over the object of their desires. They may even believe that they won’t be happy until they get it. Therefore, they think about it all the time and become unbalanced with everything else in their lives.
Doing this can create resistance and negativity surrounding your manifestation. Even if you’re successful in raising your vibration surrounding the thing that you want to bring into your life, you’re losing vibration in other areas. Bring everything together by finding balance in every area of your life, even when you’re manifesting something very concrete.
Myth 3: Manifesting is All About Material Wealth
When you think about the things that you want in life, is it all about riches, fancy cars, nice vacations, and huge houses? You might also want to connect intimately with friends and have a great relationship with a reliable partner. You can manifest those things too.
In fact, manifestation isn’t really about what you get in the external world. It’s about changing yourself. Sure, you attract the objects of your desire when you manifest well, but that’s the secondary result of attuning yourself to your desires and to the universe.
Myth 4: You Have to Be Positive All the Time
You’re human. You don’t always see the world through rose-colored glasses.
As you practice manifesting, you might worry if you have a negative thought. Does that mean that you’re going to bring that into your life? No.
Having worries, concerns, and anxieties is perfectly normal. Don’t try to brush them aside or block them from coming to you. If you do that, those negative thoughts will end up driving your subconscious.
Instead, become aware that you’re having those thoughts. Avoid judging or shaming yourself. Simply observe what you’re thinking with an attitude of, “Isn’t that interesting?”
Then, recognize that your negative thoughts are focused on what you don’t want. You can easily transform them by looking at the flip side. If you don’t want to have a bad time at the party, what would you prefer? Think about having a good time. You have the power to change your thoughts, and doing that will change your circumstances.
Myth 5: You Have Complete Control Over What Happens to You
If you’re getting better at manifesting, you might wonder why you can’t always manifest everything that you want. The universe is always working for your greater good. Sometimes, the things that you want aren’t what’s best for you.
For example, imagine that you’ve been pining over someone. You have a major crush on them, and you want to manifest a relationship. The person never gives you the time of day, though, and you’re discouraged.
When you’re trying to manifest, although you must be specific, you don’t always get exactly what you asked for. Instead, focus on the way that you want to feel by attracting this specific person. It’s likely that something else that gives you the same emotions will cross your path.
What if You Manifest Something that You Don’t Want?
Do you manifest everything that happens to you? This is tough for someone who has been through a devastating experience, like the loss of a loved one or a car accident, to understand.
According to “A Course in Miracles,” you play a role in everything that befalls you in life. You don’t have to feel judgment or shame for that. It’s just that most people have some thoughts with low-level vibrations and don’t even realize it.
Our subconscious mind is responsible for most of our behavior. Manifesting requires you to get in touch with your subconscious to a certain extent.
You have to be honest about the lower-vibration thoughts that you have. These can block your ability to create what you want.
However, most people aren’t aware of these types of thoughts. If they are, they immediately judge them as bad, shameful, silly or invalid. When you invalidate your own thought, you undermine your wholeness. In turn, living as an “incomplete” person makes you vibrate at a lower frequency.
What if you could accept those negative thoughts, base desires and dark yearnings that you have? What if you welcomed them as part of your whole self? That’s hard to do, and it requires a great deal of practice. Some experts say that doing shadow work can help you heal if you’re experiencing a lot of shame surrounding your past, thoughts, beliefs, and desires.
But if you simply ignore those thoughts, you allow them to remain inside of you. From there, they’ll drive your behavior whether you want them to or not.
If you can accept yourself with all of your strengths and weaknesses, you become complete. At that point, your vibration rises, and it matches the frequency of all of those things that you’ve been trying to manifest.
Are you still unsure that spiritual manifestation is real? Think about it this way: if you keep following the same old patterns of thinking, you will keep having the same results. That makes sense, correct? Why not try shifting your way of thinking and seeing what happens? There is no harm in thinking positively, focusing on what you want and sending out gratitude even if you don’t appear to have it yet. Plus, you’ll probably manifest some goodness to propel you in your journey.