How Long Does It Take To Manifest Something?

It may feel like your manifestation is never coming. This can be frustrating, and it is during this phase that a lot of doubts will making you lose hope.

In this article, we’ll take look at how long it takes for a manifestation to occur. We will first look at the most what factors that determine this time interval, and then I will give you my advice on how you can speed it up.

This is the short answer:

The time it takes for a desire to manifest depends on various factors, such as your faith in manifesting, the amount of “energy” you give to your desire, and the blockages emerging from limiting beliefs You can speed up a manifestation by imagining your desire more often and by replacing your limiting beliefs beliefs with new ones. As you gain more experience with manifesting, things generally begin to manifest a lot faster.

To understand how you can speed up a manifestation, you first need to understand the factors the determine the time interval for a manifestation.

What Determines How Long It Takes To Manifest?

There are many factors that have the potential to determine the time interval for a manifestation. Based on my experience, these are the ones I believe to be the most significant.

The first factor is your belief in manifesting itself. If you’re a beginner, you probably have a hard time even believing that manifesting is real, and this is probably the biggest reason why your manifestation is taking so long.

There’s likely a large part of you that doubts this which is why you either can’t manifest at all or why things are taking so long. In a sense, you are actually manifesting your own inability to manifest.

Beliefs manifest themselves all down the line, both mentally and externally. The more unbelief you have in the reality of manifesting itself or in your own ability to do it, the less power you will naturally have. As you get more and more faith in manifesting, the greater your manifesting ability becomes.

You cannot flip a switch and suddenly believe in something as “out-there” as this. But a good tip is to begin to contemplating manifestation as a real thing. Your belief system is largely influenced by what you habitually think about, and if you constantly think about why and how manifesting may be real, the more you will believe in it.

The second factor determining the time interval for a manifestation is how much “energy” you give to your desire. When you do a technique, like visualizing, affirming, scripting, etc. you are giving power to the desire making it stronger and stronger. It’s like you are becoming “one” with it

The more you align yourself with your desire in this manner it will begin to overpower and replace opposing ideas that are currently blocking it. Think of it like a seed. You need to water it and give it sunlight in order for it to grow amidst the weeds battling for its place.

The third factor is if you have a lot of limiting beliefs surrounding the thing that you desire. Limiting beliefs create resistance, which manifests in the external world in the form of unforseen blockages and negative circumstances.

As an example, let’s say you want to manifest money. If you believe that “money is hard to get,” you essentially have a mental barrier making the manifesting process a lot harder and slower.

Trying to manifest something that opposes one of your deep-rooted limiting beliefs, is like trying to row upstream; it takes a really long time, and if the stream is too strong you will be stuck where you are.

The best option is to replace your limiting beliefs with constructive ones. This is done by first becoming aware of them. This seperates you from them, giving them less control over you. I have an article talking about how to change limiting beliefs which I highly recommend, as this is something that really can speed things up a lot.

Why Does It Even Take Time To Manifest?

For some reason or another things don’t really manifest instantaneously. Almost all manifestations come through a series of natural events.

For example, let’s say we wanted to manifest getting a promotion. The idea you impress is not only the outcome but also the events before and after. It consists of a series of events that lead up to the promotion, the point at which you get the promotion, and the consequences of that promotion. The number and the time-length of these events is deeply connected with our beliefs, which is why a change in belief will speed the manifesation process up.

Perhaps some can manifest things our of thin air, who knows. But just because you and I can’t do this, we still have the ability to speed up a manifestation.

Can You Speed Up A Manifestation?

Speeding up your manifestations is done in two ways. The first one is by giving your desire more energy, and the second by developing new, constructive beliefs replacing old, limiting ones.

1: Spend more time going into mediation and imaging your desire

I find that the best way to give more power to an idea, and thus speed up its manifestation, is to go into meditation more often and then to sue visualizations, affirmations or use whatever your preffered tecnique may be in order to impress the subconscious mind.

I find that it’s really helpful to go into deep state of consciousness. Doing this get’s you more in touch with the subconscious mind, making it easier to impress ideas on it.

I’m assuming you already know how to do this, but if you don’t I highly recommend you check out this article.

2: Work on your beliefs

The next thing you can do, and probably the most important one, is to focus on your beliefs.

For example, if you want to manifest love, it’s a good idea to recognize negative beliefs surrounding love (e.g., “I don’t deserve love,” “I’m unlovable,” etc.), and then to change them.

The biggest part of changing a belief is to become aware of it. Most of the time, you will find that the logic behind the belief is shaky at best, making it less convincing.

Also, the subconscious mind is prone to suggestion. If you convincingly and earnestly tell yourself that you believe something, you will gradually begin to believe it.

As mentioned before, I have an article all about getting rid of limiting beliefs, which goes into this in more detail.

Final Thoughts

There are several factors that determine the time it takes for a manifestation to occur, the main ones being the limiting beliefs you hold and the time you spend imagining your desire. Developing new beliefs is probably the best way to speed up any sort of manifestation in general.

Manifesting a desire takes time, especially if you’re a beginner. As your negative beliefs gradually begin to fade, the faster and the easier you will be able to manifest bigger and better desires. Manifesting is a skill; it needs to be developed much the same way as any other skill.

I hope you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading!


Hi, I'm Chris. I have actively been practicing the art of manifestation for several years now, and have manifested many things in my own life. I have seen firsthand how powerful manifesting is, and how huge the result can be. On this website, I want to share my knowledge and experience from my many years of doing this and provide you with practical tips and techniques for the purpose of helping you manifest your desires and create the life that you want.

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