Manifestation Is Not About Receiving

Alice Lam
3 min readAug 17, 2019
Photo by Dan Farrell on Unsplash

Manifestation is not only about getting the things you want, but is about everything you learn on the way to successfully manifesting.

Before I understood what it was called and what I was doing, I learned how to manifest certain events and experiences since I was in high school. Today, I came to understand the act of manifesting is parallel to hushing the mind and getting the chance to practice believing in faith. Our faith. The faith of believing in us.

In the midst of feeling faith and aligning it to our desire, it feels sound. It feels like we are exactly where we are supposed to be. Intrinsic.

Manifestation is an exercise to not feel there is something lacking in our lives. Instead, it should feel like everything is in its place — as they should be. Nothing is out of order.

Anything that you wish to have will come in its own pace when things are supposed to be in place.

The act of practicing gratitude should also spark the same comfort as when you manifest. Gratitude puts you in a state of mind that is open for positivity and open for new experiences to happen. Openness is key for change.

The tricky part is to not ask for what you want because asking automatically puts our mind in a place of lack. Humans are conditioned this way. Since we are asking something, that must mean we do not have it already. Instead, reflect on where you came from. Remember back to where you have started and the feeling of when you got what you have asked for. That internal happiness and warmth should be the leading emotion to when you start manifesting.

This is a mindset exercise and is beneficial for all aspects of your life and not only for manifesting. Vise versa, for manifestation to work properly and to get the most benefits out of it, your overall attitude towards life has to change.

Only putting in work to receive something at the other end cannot be your endgame or the big picture. Instead, think of manifesting as a way to connect with yourself more intuitively. The faster you reflect on why you want something and how you want it to pan out helps you understand how much do you really want it.

Does it fit in your lifestyle or current attitude? Will this thing or experience help you grow to become the person you want to be?

Ultimately, it helps you understand if it fits well in the time you asked for it to be in your life.

Through manifestation, it helped me realize that the depth of growing inward is much more vast than growing externally. I am only at the tip of the iceberg of understanding how much potential we have within ourselves and for each other. Hopefully, this will spark an interest for you.

Alice Lam

I write about purpose finding, learning, mindful self-development, and relationships.