How To Set An Intention For Manifestation In 3 Steps

Want to learn how to properly set an intention for your manifestation? You’ve come to the right place. Follow this blog post to learn how to set attention for manifestation in 3 steps.

What Is A Intention?

When manifesting, your intention is the reason why you want to manifest your desire.

It’s the ‘why’ that is backing up your desire.

For example, let’s say someone is manifesting money.

A positive intention would be manifesting the money to experience freedom and joy. A negative intention would be manifesting the money to prove their worth to others.

Why Do You Need To Set Intention When Manifesting?

When it comes to manifesting, your intention matters more than your desire.

Your intention is the energy that is backing up your desire. And your energy is what attracts.

Two individuals can have the same desire but attract wildly different outcomes because their intentions are different on an energetic level.

So if you want to manifest the outcomes that you want, you must start your manifestation off with a positive intention.

Follow these three easy steps to set an intention for your manifestation.

1. Write Down Your Desire

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The first step to setting an intention for your manifestation is to write down the desire you want to manifest.

Now, you may have many desires in your mind, but just pick one that stands out the most to you right now and write it down in your manifestation journal.

If you’re struggling to come up with something, get some inspiration from this list of 30 things to manifest this year.

After you have written down your desire, go ahead and describe it and add some details to it.

Describe it using your five senses and write down what you will do with it.

Be creative and let your thoughts flow onto the page.

This step will help you set your intention by helping you visualize your desire.

2. Clarify The Intention Behind Your Desire

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The second step to setting an intention for your manifestation is to clarify the intention behind your desire.

Ask yourself this question, “Why do you want to manifest this desire?” and write down your answer in your manifestation journal.

Be totally honest when answering this question. That’s the only way you can uncover the energy that is backing up your desire.

When it comes to manifesting using the Law of Attraction, always remember that whatever energy you send out, you will receive.

After you have written down your response, highlight all the words that are related to your emotions or feelings.

Then refer to the Emotional Guidance Scale and assess whether the emotions are high vibrational or low vibrational.

Your emotions will tell you whether your intention will attract to you the outcomes that you want or the outcomes that you don’t want.

When you send out high vibrational and positive energy, you manifest people, situations, and experiences that support your positive energy.

When you send out low vibrational and negative energy, you manifest people, situations, and experiences that support your negative energy.

If your find that your intention is backed by low vibrations, use manifestation techniques like these positive affirmations for alignment and prayers to the Universe to shift your vibrations before proceeding to the next step.

3. Declare Your Intention To The Universe

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The final step to setting an intention for your manifestation is to declare your intention to the Universe

Read what you have written down in step 2 out loud to surrender your desire to the Universe. If you’re not familiar with the term, the Universe, read this post.

Release the what, when, and how and simply let your positive intentions elevate your spirit.

The key to manifesting what you want is to detach from the outcome that you think you need.

Detachment may sound counterintuitive but it is the exact thing you need to do if you want to receive what is of the highest good.

One thing to note about detachment is you only need to surrender your desire, not the intention.

Your desire can get in the way of your manifestation because of the urge to control and worry.

But your intention holds the power to transform your energy and thus the outcomes you manifest.

Always let your positive intentions power your thoughts, feelings, and actions and bring you back into vibrational alignment with what you want.

Examples of Intentions When Manifesting

Here are some examples of positive intentions when manifesting:

  • I want to manifest a relationship because I want to experience the joy of sharing my life with my soulmate.
  • I want to manifest a new job because I want to go to work feeling excited every morning.
  • I want to manifest financial abundance because I’ll have the freedom to do what I love.

Here are some examples of negative intentions when manifesting:

  • I want to manifest a relationship because I feel lonely and incomplete when I’m single.
  • I want to manifest a new job because I hate my current job.
  • I want to manifest financial abundance because I am so sick of being broke.

Does Setting Intention Always Work For Manifesting?

Yes. Setting an intention always work for manifesting.

Your intention is what manifests when manifesting because it is what you believe to be true.

And what you believe you will receive.

Positive intentions such as joy and passion will always manifest outcomes that create more joy and passion.

Negative intentions such as unworthiness or desperation will always manifest outcomes that create more unworthiness and desperation.

How Long Does It Take For An Intention To Manifest?

In general, it can take up to 40 days for an intention to start manifesting.

The reason why it takes 40 days is that scientific research shows that it takes at least 40 days for you to build a new habit or belief.

Remember, you always manifest what you believe in.

Most of us have so many competing intentions in our minds. One day we may be super aligned with abundance but then doubt starts to creep in and causes us to be aligned with scarcity.

So it will take 40 days of consistent practice to turn that intention into a belief.

By using manifestation practices like affirmations, you’re literally turning your thoughts into beliefs.

And by doing these practices continuously over 40 days, you will end up believing in your desire so much that it has no choice but to manifest.

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