Manifestation Journal Prompts

Having experimented with the Law of Attraction and having been thoroughly disillusioned more than a decade ago, I have had little time for the idea ever since.

Recently, a friend mentioned Human Design, and knowing nothing about it, I decided to look it up. According to this classification, I am a Reflector, not a Manifestor, which made me smile, and take the classification a bit more seriously, than I otherwise would have, as a scientist, because its effectiveness has not been confirmed by peer-reviewed research.

Ten years ago, I started a gratitude journal, and over the years, I became convinced of its powerful stress-reducing properties. Looking back, I realised that I also used it to set short, medium and long-term goals, and I wondered if that might have functioned as a manifestation activity. Could manifestation, in its simplest form, be nothing more than the brain’s Reticular Activation System (RAS) at work?

The RAS takes the information that we are constantly bombarded by from external sources, filters out the unnecessary and unimportant, and organises what is left into meaningful patterns. For example, saying an affirmation like “I am blessed” to yourself will trigger the Reticular Activating System, prompting it to notice any external validation for this affirmation.

In a similar way, keeping a manifestation journal can trigger the RAS to notice opportunities that will enable you to realise your dreams. Writing down your dreams helps clarify your intentions and focus your energy on working towards what you truly want. It allows you to track your progress over time, noting the steps you’ve taken and the milestones you’ve reached, which reinforces your commitment and motivation. Documenting your successes, no matter how small, also provides positive reinforcement.

I now more purposefully add my goals to my gratitude journal, to benefit from the support of my RAS.

  • What is my ultimate goal and why is it important to me?
  • What steps can I take this week to move closer to my goal?
  • How will achieving my goal positively impact my life and the lives of others?
  • What resources and support do I need to manifest my goal, and how can I access them?
  • Who are the people that inspire me and how can I learn from their journeys?
  • How can I celebrate my progress, no matter how small, on the path to my goal?
  • What does my ideal day look like in vivid detail?
  • How will achieving my current goal change my life for the better?
  • What qualities do I most admire in others and wish to cultivate in myself?
  • What/who am I most grateful for in my life right now?
  • How do I envision my life five years from now?
  • What obstacles do I currently face, and how can I overcome them?
  • What positive affirmations can I use to empower my daily intentions?
  • What acts of kindness can I perform to improve my and others’ well-being?
  • What are my core values, and how do they guide my life’s choices?
  • If fear was not a factor, what would I pursue immediately?
  • What habits can I develop to bring me closer to my dreams?
  • In what ways can I positively impact my community?
  • What does success truly mean to me?
  • What are the most significant lessons I’ve learned this year?
  • How can I make my daily routine more aligned with my goals?
  • What limiting beliefs do I need to let go of to move forward?
  • How can I turn a recent challenge into an opportunity for growth?

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