When manifesting we want to get in touch with that incomprehensible power within us that we call the subconscious mind. But how do we do this? Well, the answer is simpler than you might think — it’s meditation.
Through meditation we cross the barriers that lay between us and the power. It’s there, in the quiet, where we get clear, unobstructed access to it. It becomes more responsive to suggestions, and we can set in motion the manifestation of any goal, desire, intention or purpose that we may have.
In this article, I will show you the importance of meditation when it comes to manifesting, how to do it, and how to implant a new idea on the subconscious once in a deep meditative state. So, let’s dive in!
Why Meditation Helps Manifesting
When you are manifesting something, you are working with the subconscious/subjective mind. The subconscious is your true self. It’s the “imaginative being” or what we may call your “consciousness.” It’s the observer within you.
This power not only controls you and your actions, but also your reality — something that’s hard to believe for some, but that you can prove to yourself by actually testing this out. The key to manifestation is giving the subconscious a new idea. Once a new idea has been accepted by it, that idea will manifest itself through your and in your circumstances.
When you meditate, you gradually let go of your every day mind — the critical thinker and analyzer, the ego, so to speak. As this happens, as you go deeper, you get more in touch with the root of your being, which we call the subconscious mind. From here, you can impress or implant new ideas as if you were planting a seed in fertile soil without the critical mind or limiting beliefs hindering the way. In a sense, you are putting yourself under a form of self-induced hypnotic trance, where you’re also the hypnotist.
Can You Manifest Without Meditation
It’s definitely possible to manifest something without going deep into meditation. I’ve often just imagined something very briefly and for a very short period, and it has manifested shortly after. Remember, as long as the idea gets implanted into the subconscious, then that idea must reflect itself in your reality.
The problem with this approach is that you can’t really make any huge changes. The mind is too rigid and quick to reject ideas that do not fit with its belief system. Through meditation we can set aside the critical mind for a while, which is the best way I know of of impressing a desire on the subconscious.
What Is Meditation?
Depending on who you ask, you will probably get different definitions of meditation. When I talk about meditation in this article, I am basically just talking about going into an altered state of consciousness where you’ve suspended your belief system, and your subconscious mind becomes responsive to conscious suggestions. You have calmed the waters of the surface-level mind, and you have dived deeper within. You’re more in touch with the subconscious mind.
Mediation is basically just about withdrawing your attention from without. As you withdraw your attention from the without you get more in touch with the within.
What Happens To The Brain During Meditation?
When you meditate, noticeable changes can be observed in the brain. One notable observation is the shift in brainwave patterns.
In a typical waking state, the brain operates on faster Beta waves.
During a light meditative state of consciousness, these patterns often transition to slower Alpha waves, which are associated with relaxation and introspection.
In deeper meditative states, Theta and Delta waves appear, which correlates with even deeper relaxation.
The depth with which we go within our minds correlates with brain waves. When our brain waves are at the Theta/Delta stage, it’s a good indicator that you’ve reached the necessary depths as to where your mind is in a purely subjective state.
The Two Minds Within You
The basic reason meditation is important in manifesting is that it gets you in touch with the subconscious mind. It’s almost like there are two distinct minds within you; the subconscious mind and the conscious mind.
Conscious Mind: The conscious mind is the ”little” you or the ego. It is the part of you that you think you are. The thoughts held in your conscious mind will not be manifested. The conscious mind can only impress ideas on the subconscious mind.
The Subconscious Mind: This is the deeper part of you. It is the pure consciousness or pure being that you are. It is the true ”self.”
“The subconscious is what a man is. The conscious is what a man knows.”Neville Goddard, Prayer: The Art Of Believing (Book)
It is the conceiver and the observer, which is why it’s also called the subjective mind. Other times, it’s called the ”universal mind” or the ”infinite mind.” The important thing is that it’s the power that you’re working with when manifesting.
Also, depending on how you define imagination, you can think of imagination as the subconscious mind/awareness in action.
The ideas held in the subconscious mind will be manifested both in external reality and in your individual behavior. Therefore, the sum total of ideas held in the subconscious mind will determine what your life is like, even if your conscious mind does not like or agree with these ideas.
If you meditate, it is possible to almost completely quiet the conscious mind, and you, therefore, have clear access to the subconscious mind. From here, you implant new ideas the subconscious mind, and these new ideas will almost automatically be manifested in your life.
The Mind Becomes Amenable To Suggestion
When you go into meditation, your subconscious mind becomes amenable to suggestion. This means that it will accept whatever suggestion you give to it. Tools such as visualizations and affirmations are ways to impress the subconscious mind.
This principle is seen in hypnosis. While you may not be able to make yourself believe that you are a chicken, hypnosis, particularly hypnotherapy, shows that the subconscious mind will act out accepted ideas. It’s almost like the belief system becomes temporarily suspended.
The ideas held in the subconscious mind basically hypnotize us. A person believing that he will always be poor is, in a sense, under hypnosis. All his actions and thoughts circle this poverty belief the same way that a person under hypnosis holding the idea that his hands are stuck to the table is not able to lift his hand off a table.
A common manifestation technique is visualization. If you go into meditation and visualize yourself already in possession of your desire, you are impressing that idea on the subconscious mind. Imagining that your desire is already accomplished sets the subconscious mind into action, causing the actual manifestation of that idea.
It’s the same with affirmations. When you, in meditation, declare,”I am rich,” the subconscious mind creates that idea which gradually will be externalized as a tangible result. Both your own action and behavior will change, as well as the circumstances in your life.
How To Use Meditation For Manifestation
I will now give you some practical steps you can use to put this into action. First, here is a good meditation method.
1) Going Into Meditation
This is a good mediation technique for coming into contact with the subconscious mind. This is how to do it:
- Sit or lie down, relax your body, and close your eyes
- Focus on your breath for a while. This will help withdraw your attention from without. If you can ”let go” of your mind without focusing on your breath, then that will work too.
- I also recommend you do progressive muscle relaxation. First, focus on the lower part of your body. Focus on your right foot, and left foot, then move your attention up your ankles, then up your legs, and so on. As you put your attention on a specific part, feel your muscles let go and go limb. After you’ve gone through your hold body, dwell on this feeling of relaxation for a bit.
- If thoughts appear, simply just let them be. Observe them. You will feel a separation between you and your thoughts.
- Simply just be. Don’t do anything. Notice how you do not lose awareness even when your mind is asleep. Allow yourself to be what you are without doing anything.
You don’t need to do this perfectly. The purpose is to let yourself regress, to become one with the observer, the subconscious mind.
2) Impressing The Subconscious Mind
When you’re in this altered state of consciousness, you’re in a good position to impress new ideas on the subconscious mind.
There are many different ways of doing so. Here are a few:
Create an imaginal scene where you already are or already possess your desire. Use all your senses; touch the objects in your scene, hear the ambient sounds, and feel the heat of the sun on your skin. Feel the reality of the scene as if it were actually happening. You may not be able to generate any vivid images, but just pretend that you’re actually seeing it. (I have a full guide on visualization here)
If you don’t like visualization, you can also use affirmations. Simply just make an affirmation of the desire that you want manifested. They can be very short and vague, such as just saying the word ”wealth,” they can be short and simple sentences like, ”I am rich,” or they can be longer, ”Money comes to me easily and effortlessly.” (I have a full guide on affirmations here)
Talking To Your Subconscious
A unique technique, but useful, is talking to your subconscious. Here, think of your subconscious mind as a separate entity. Simply just say, ”This is what I want you to do…” and then tell it what to do. The subconscious mind is intelligent, not a blind force. You can talk to it the same way you could talk to another person.
You can also say things such as,”I want you to hold on to this idea no matter how much I fall into doubt and worry” The idea is here that you won’t accidentally impress contrary ideas if you fall into discouragement regarding your desire.
No matter what particular technique you use, do NOT use effort. Effort presupposes that there is something to be overcome. The more ”force” you use, the more stuck you are. When the imagination and the will is in conflict, the imagination invariably wins. Immerse yourself so much in the idea so that there is not enough room for contrary ideas.
[I talk more about the principle of reverse/least effort in this article]
Remember, an idea assimilated by the subconscious mind will automatically be externalized.
Meditation helps with manifestation in the sense that it helps help get in touch with the subconscious mind. It allows clear access for new ideas to be impressed upon it.
Manifesting without meditation is possible but limited, as the conscious mind will often throw out any idea that it does not agree with. The point is for the subconscious mind to assimilate a new idea, as the subconscious mind is the inner power at the cause of your life.
This is how you can use meditation when manifesting something:
1) Go into meditation, relax, and let go of the conscious mind.
2) Impress your desire upon the subconscious mind.
You can visualize or use affirmations. You can also just directly talk to the subconscious mind as if it were a separate entity.
It is important to avoid using effort or force during this process, as effort automatically gives the suggestion that there is some opposing idea in the way.
I hope you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading!