How Manifestation Worked For Me

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about my personal journey. Over the past few years, I have grown and changed, experiencing many things that have influenced my path . I have become a much more enlightened person, who is conscious of the energy I am putting out into the world. I find quite an interest in the concept of manifestation

What is manifestation?

By definition, manifestation is something theoretical made real. manifestations origins are in religion and spirituality because if something spiritual became reality, it is almost magical. Manifestation is a clear appearance, I like to think of it as something appearing in your life that you want. Cultivating and creating opportunities for yourself through manifestation has become a modern-day practice. It is commonly linked to the law of attraction, which is simply the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts you are capable of attracting positive or negative experiences into your life.

I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I want my life to look like. I am an individual who takes pride in setting goals and envisioning where I see myself in the years to come.  Making lists, creating vision boards and talking about my dreams are things that I do often. By nature, I have always been this way. I think it has brought the concept of manifestation into my life without me being fully aware of it.

I want to share a few personal experiences I have had in my life. Looking back on them now I can see they are simply the foundation of how manifestation works and how it happens naturally in our day-to-day lives.

Let’s jump back ten or so years, I was in elementary school and ridiculously creative. I always had some kind of project or craft on the go.

I remember being in sixth grade and cutting pictures out of my mom’s magazines, and catalogs. As innocent as it was, I used to make collages with these clippings. I would spread photos and words all over my bedroom floor and glue things together in a way that made sense to me. I would feel so connected to these artworks, and I kept a lot of them. It was exciting to piece together my ideas in a visual way.

What I was doing was focusing my creativity on inspiring me, and motivating me to achieve my goals. I was essentially creating a vision board.

It doesn’t seem uncommon for a young girl to want to make crafts and plaster fun pictures on her bedroom wall, but it is uncommon for those to become reality.

This feeling, of being able to create whatever I wanted and see it so vividly, is something that stuck with me, and to this day fuels my vision. I have a strong sense of visualizing something in my mind and bringing it to life.

I do believe that taking pictures of NYC and Toronto out of magazines implanted my desire to live in a big city, like Vancouver. A dream that became reality. Also collecting photos from magazines like VOGUE and InStyle, sketching them and creating my own designs encouraged me to form my own style and love for fashion. Fashion and style are now a huge part of who I am today.

You are what you think about all day long.

This is such a valid point. For me personally I think I started manifesting at a young age.

For instance, when I was younger I thought I would grow up to be an interior designer. I use to sketch alot. I recall in specific drafting up what my dream bedroom would look like. I had kept all my sketches in a folder. I recently moved back in with my parents and had the opportunity to sort through my old boxes filled with ideas and journals. I came into my interior design era, curiously looking through the folder I found my dream room. I got chills looking at this sketch I made when I was eleven years old.

In my dream bedroom, I drew a bed frame with a swirling intricate headboard, a lamp on my bedside table, a floral chair by a vanity and a bed with multiple pillows and throws. If you were to have seen my bedroom in my apartment in Vancouver, it had a wrought-iron headboard that swirled in an intricate pattern. I had an assortment of pillows on my bed and a fur blanket folded at the foot of the bed. I also had a lamp with a shade situated perfectly beside my bed.

I almost laughed out loud when I found this photo I had drawn because I looked down and was sitting on a floral chair placed in front of my own vanity.

Somehow the things that I drew in my sketch became tangible objects in both of my bedrooms. I had purchased a bed frame identical to the one I had drawn myself. The layout of my vanity and chair had been replicated in real life, along with my pillows and throws.

I thought I may have been exaggerating the resemblance and showed the sketch to both my mom and best friend Bri. They both agreed the resemblance was undeniable and we all laughed at how such a thing could have happened.


I think not.

I think when you are attracted to something and you take the time to bring it to life, in your mind, and on paper, you are sending out evidence that it is something you want and enjoy.

Manifestation has such an incredible power. It is capable of changing your vision. It can be used in visions as simple as what you want your bedroom to look like and even in the scenarios like what you want your relationships to look like.

Another example of manifestation that I have experienced personally, came to me through conversation.

About 6  months ago I was working at a restaurant in Vancouver and during one of my shifts I was having a conversation with a co-worker about her boyfriend. I had recently gone through a situation with someone who was not ideal. We were not compatible and things ended on a bad note. Me and my co-worker were discussing how discouraged I felt to meet someone who I was actually, genuinely interested in. I admitted that it is hard for me to meet someone who shares the same interests as I do, who cares about the same issues as me and shares the same core values.

She proceeded to tell me how she was happily in a relationship that she never saw coming. I asked about her boyfriend, and how they met. She is a very fit girl and explained that she would always work out at the same gym around the same time. Over time the two of them started to notice one another and eventually he left her a note (this actually happened) with his phone number on it and told her to give him a call. She did. They went for drinks. It turned out that he was a bit older than her, but they hit it off and to this day are still together.

In specific, I remember her telling me that I would probably enjoy spending time with someone who is more mature. She continued to tell me that I am an old soul and that I carry myself in a way that my age wouldn’t be easily assumed. She also explained that when there is a bit of an age gap, it creates a dynamic unlike anything she has experienced.

This really stuck with me, and I remember picturing how a relationship would work with a someone who was years older than myself. Her boyfriend was about 6 or 7 years older than her, and they shared so many common interests and got along extremely well.

Keep in mind this was about a 20 min conversation I had six months ago.

Flash forward 6 months and I have recently moved back to Saskatchewan and am living with my parents again for the first time in years. I am working full-time and have no free time to spare! I am running this blog and am more focused on what I want in my career than ever before. I am happy, content and totally inspired. Now is not the time that I expected to meet someone.  If you told me six months ago that I was going to meet a unique, kind-hearted, creative soul that I would want to spend a majority of my time with…I wouldnt believe you. But…

I did.

I met a guy.

At the gym.

Who is 7 years older than me.


I think not.

When I look back at my conversation, I remember how much it intrigued me to have the opportunity to meet someone who genuinely shared the same interests as me. Also, someone who was emotionally in the same place and capable of giving me what I truly want from a relationship.

I am now seeing someone who is years older than me but encourages me to be myself, makes me smile and keeps me on my toes. He understands exactly who I am trying to become. Getting to know each other has been such a refreshing experience, more about who we are as people and less about simple romance. A different concept for me. Dating an older guy wasn’t something that would have been on my radar six months ago.

Imagine that.

The part of this story I cannot seem to understand is how the universe aligned and allow us to meet. Somehow we crossed paths…of all places, at the gym in the prairies. It blows my mind. The story of her finding happiness in her relationship was so exciting and genuinely made me happy for her. I am currently feeling the same way for myself.

More than once in my life have I realized that the things that bring me the most joy date back to my younger years, or something I did or said months ago. Mainly the things I discussed in length with someone or wrote about.

I can’t explain to you how these situations happen and present to me exactly what I want. Other than, simple manifestation.

Manifesting things into my life that I want. Experiences I want to have, goals I want to achieve and things I want to obtain.

Back to vision boards, writing and talking about my life.  I think that by doing these things I have created a rhythm of wanting experiences to happen, expelling those wants in a creative way and waiting for the universe to shoot it back at me when I least expect it.

I strongly encourage you to try it. Try implementing manifestation into your life by doing one of the following things.

  1. Make a list of 10 things you want to do in the next 10 years. Write down why, and how important it is to you. Keep the list somewhere special, do NOT get rid of it.
  2. Make a vision board, cut up pictures and magazines, keep your favorite actresses and quotes. Put it together, however, you find visually appealing. Use your favorite colors and hang it up! Make sure it is somewhere visible. Let it remind you of your goals, or simply what makes you smile.
  3. Journal. Daily. Write down how you feel each day. Especially if it is good, remember why you felt great and think about what you would need to do to replicate those feelings.
  4. Talk! Talk about what makes you happy. Over coffee or wine, or at the gym with you best friend. Make sure you express what you hope for and dream about. Dream out loud, let it be heard.
Hopefully, this post has opened your mind to the idea of manifestation and how it is possible and how it could work for you! Try and keep an open mind, and be optimistic. We are constantly creating our own reality, we just have to be open to realizing it.
You are what you think about all day long.
So think positive, and be the kind of person you would want to meet.
Stay tuned for more inspiration and thought-provoking posts in the future.

Lifestyle blogger with a focus on inspiring and empowering individuals to find their passion.

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