Learning to Manifest As A Beginner – How To Get Started

In this article, I will give you a practical guide on how to get started with manifesting so that you can get real, tangible results with it.

Maybe you have tried manifesting something before but with no results, or maybe you’re a complete beginner. The hardest part is always the first few manifestations, and it’s where most people quit.

Once you get the first few real results manifesting, your faith will skyrocket, and you will automatically be able to manifest bigger desires a lot faster.

First, I want to briefly explain what manifesting is. After that, we look at how it’s done in practice.

What is Manifesting

Manifesting is the spiritual belief that you can create or manifest external things (often desires) by using the power of your mind. In many spiritual teachings relating to manifestation, it is assumed that universal Consciousness (often called the subconscious mind) is fundamental to reality. This is the reason why the mind has the power to cause the manifestation of “real” things.

Most people think that the only power we have to change our life is through outward actions. According to the idea manifestation, this is not the case, as thought has the power to directly influence the “outer world.”

Is Manifestation A Scam?

There are a lot of people that use the idea of manifestation (particularly in the Law of Attraction) for the purpose of getting you to buy a bunch of stuff that you do not need.

This, however, doesn’t mean that manifesting itself is false. I and many others know by experience that manifesting is real, and the only way you can prove it to yourself is by putting it into practice.

Since manifestation can be used to create desires, there is obviously going to be a huge market surrounding it (this is also where a lot of the misconceptions about manifesting comes from). And in this market, there will obviously be many scammers that have never really manifested anything of significance trying to get you to buy the latest course, a new book, or whatever. But just because there are many scammers, it doesn’t mean that manifesting is incorrect.

Manifesting is free, and you do not need to pay anything in order to do it.

You Need To Prove Manifesting To Yourself

The only way to KNOW whether manifesting is actually real or just a woo-woo idea is to test it for yourself by putting it into practice. Pick a few small events you want to manifest, and then try and manifest them.

I talk more about manifesting small things in this article, which I highly recommend for beginners.

You will most likely get no results in the beginning, but if you diligently keep at it, you will gradually begin to see things manifest. Some things might seem like mere coincidences, but at some point, things will happen that are just too improbable to be coincidences.

How to Manifest

To manifest, you need to impress your desire on the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the inner power, the underlying reality that manifests the external world. By impressing the desire on the subconscious mind, the subconscious mind automatically begins to externalize the desire in external form.

So how do you impress your desire on the subconscious mind?

Most people usually do some sort of manifestation technique. The most common manifesting techniques are either affirmations, scripting, or visualization.

All effective manifestation techniques generally follow the same recipe:

  1. Choosing a desire.
  2. Going into a meditative state of consciousness (very important).
  3. Doing the technique itself: Visualizing, affirming, or scripting the accomplishment of the desire.
  4. Letting the subconscious mind do the work.

You don’t need to rely on one technique alone. You could, for example, use visualization one day and affirmations the other. A technique is basically a tool for impressing your desire in the subconscious mind.

I have an article on the most powerful manifestation techniques, which I recommend you read.

Choosing A Desire

This is where you decide what you want to manifest. It can be anything you want. All desires manifest by the same process.

You can be as specific or as broad as you want when choosing something to manifest. For example, you could manifest a specific amount of money, or you could simply just manifest wealth.

Both will work, but in my experience, it’s a little bit easier going broad. When we go broad, instead of saying I want exactly this, we have fewer mental objections to it, and it is, therefore, easier to make it happen.

You could also choose to manifest something small, just for the sake of testing out manifestation. For example, you could try manifesting seeing a rainbow, or getting a free cup of coffee.

You can also experiment with multiple desires. Just do a new imaginal session for each desire.

Going Into a Deep State of Consciousness

In most teachings that have to do with manifestation, consciousness or awareness is the fundamental reality. Therefore, when we go into a deep state of consciousness, we get more in touch with the inner power that can cause our desire to be manifested.

Go into a deep state of consciousness. You can use any meditation practice that you want. A good way is to close your eyes and observe your breath for a while. Observe your thoughts. Don’t try and DO anything; simply just BE.

When you’re in a deep state of consciousness, you’re going to imagine your desire either through visualization, affirmations, etc.

Many people skip this step and just jump straight to imagining, but going into a deep state of consciousness allows you to commune with the subconscious mind better. You will plant the idea more deeply within, causing it to manifest faster and in a better way.

Doing The Technique (Imagining The Desire)

The two main ways to imagine your desire are either through visualization or affirmations (or both).


To visualize your desire, First, construct a mental scene that would imply that your desire has been accomplished. It’s best if the scene takes place a while AFTER the accomplishment.

For example, if you’re desire was to move to a new country, construct a short scene that would imply you are now living in that country.

Mentally, put yourself in the scene as if it were actually real. Let the environment surround you. Feel the reality of it. Add in other senses – hearing, touch, smell, and taste – this will also help the scene become more real.

The implication of the scene will impress on your subconscious mind and therefore manifest in the outer world.

I also recommend you read my full guide on visualization for manifesting, as it covers a lot of stuff and questions you might have.


You can also use affirmations to impress the subconscious mind. Make statements that imply the accomplishment of your desire. Taking the example before, an affirmation could be, “I live in…” and then whatever country you want to live in. You could also add gratitude and say, “I am so happy now that…” and then the desire.

You don’t need to use the same affirmations. It’s the meaning behind the words that matter, not the words themselves.

These are two ways to impress the subconscious mind. You can use the one you’re most comfortable with – or use both! Once you have imagined for around 10 minutes or more, you can go back to your normal waking state.

I recommend you repeat this practice at least once a day or at least on a somewhat consistent basis.

Letting The Power Do The Work

Apart from imagining our desire, there is nothing we can really do to speed up the process. We can only follow the path that gradually begins to unfold, leading to the accomplishment of our desire. But we can’t force the opening of the path.

The manifestation of the desire is done by the subconscious mind, and as the word subconscious implies, it does so beyond our individual perceptions.

The events that will happen between now and the accomplishment of the desire are determined by the intelligence inherent in the subconscious mind. If we let it do the work, will eventually wind up at the end of our destination.

It’s not unlikely that there will be some turbulence at first. In other words, the circumstances seem to go opposite what we have imagined. This is part of the process. Just focus on doing your part, imagining your desire. The circumstances will eventually adjust until they reflect your desire.

It Doesn’t Matter How Much You Know About Manifesting

A mistake a lot of beginners make is thinking that they have to know everything about manifesting and that this knowledge somehow enables them to do it. This is not the case. While knowledge does have its benefits, it is the doing that matters.

When you’re building muscle, it doesn’t really matter if you’ve read thousands of books on muscle fibers, it only matters how much you’ve worked out.

You need to practice manifestation in order to actually learn it and in order to get real results.

What Is “Faith” And Why Is It Important?

A word we hear a lot in manifesting is faith. But what is it, and why is it important?

Neville Goddard (manifestation teacher back in the mid-1900s) described faith as this:

“Faith is simply loyalty to unseen reality”

CREATION – FAITH, 1968, Neville Goddard

As per the law of manifesting, our inner activity manifests itself as things in the external world. Therefore, if we believe that our desire cannot happen because of the present circumstances, we consequently give false power to them. The control is always within, but because we believe we are controlled by things from without then that’s what we experience.

Therefore, to have faith means to understand that the cause is the within, and the effect is the without. If we trust that our desire exists on the inner plane, we keep it “alive,” and it is therefore bound to manifest by itself.

So, do not get discouraged when the circumstances do not go your way. This is hard when you’re trying to manifest a big desire. Big desires are things that mean a lot to us, and because circumstances often appear limiting, we can quickly fall into discouragement.

Start Meditating

I quickly want to mention meditation, as it can be really effective for gaining the ability to manifest.

It’s not only important to go into meditation when you are about to imagine your desire, but it’s also important to meditate just for the sake of getting in touch with your true essence.

Meditation is something a lot of people that practice manifestation do not do. It’s a shame because it’s so helpful that I would almost call it necessarry.

When we meditate, we get more in touch with the power within, the power that we use for manifesting. If we meditate on a consistent basis, we gain more access to that power. This, in turn, will already begin manifest as general improvements in our life, but will also give us more power to manifest specific goals.

Any form of meditation is helpful, but here’s an easy method:

Simply just BE, and let go of your mind. Observe your mind as if it were a separate object. By doing this, you become unconditioned awareness which, according to many spiritual teachings, is what holds the infinite power and intelligence.

Best Book for Beginners

I highly recommend you read this book: The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard. It’s a great introduction to manifesting and covers the most important things.

He keeps things on a practical level rather than delving into long theoretical speculation. You will know what to do to manifest something.

The Takeaway

To get started with manifesting, you simply just need to put in the work. In other words, you need to spend your time going into meditation and imagining the thing your want to manifest.

It doesn’t really matter how much you know on the intellectual level about manifesting or how many manifesting books you’ve read. You will probably fail for a long time, but if you keep at it results will eventually begin to come.

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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