Regular meditation practice has been proven to help with a variety of mental and physical health conditions – from controlling anxiety to lowering blood pressure. But what about manifestation? Does meditation help when it comes to using the Law of Attraction and achieving your dreams?
Let’s take a closer look.
What Does Meditation Have to Do with Manifestation and the Law of Attraction?
Meditation is a practice of becoming more mindful of both your inner and your outer life. It can take many forms, from sitting in silence for a period of time, to engaging in guided meditations or chanting mantras. But the aim of all these techniques is to strengthen your ability to focus or concentrate on your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.
On the other hand, the Law of Attraction is based on the idea that like attracts like. Which means if you focus your thoughts on what you want, eventually, those desired outcomes will materialize in your life because of the power of attraction.
The combination of these two practices – meditation and manifestation through the Law of Attraction – can be a powerful tool to help you create the life you desire. When you learn how to focus your thoughts through meditation, it can open up new pathways for manifestation and attraction.
The Science Behind Using Meditation for Manifestation
A growing body of research is finally uncovering the science behind meditation and manifestation.
Studies suggest that meditation can improve your ability to focus and develop a positive mindset, while also having a direct effect on your physiology, such as lowering stress hormones like cortisol.
A 2018 study showed that participants who practiced meditation regularly had greater focus and longer attention spans than those without a meditation practice. Another study showed that meditation practitioners had fewer negative thoughts when exposed to negative images than non-meditators. Researchers concluded that meditation can help reduce the tendency to get “stuck” in negative thoughts and ruminations.
And you don’t even need to meditate a lot to see these benefits. Simply listening to a 13-minute guided meditation each day is shown to improve mood, focus, memory and emotional regulation, as well as decrease anxiety.
So, what does this have to do with manifestation?
Well, all of these factors will directly affect how you act and respond to daily life. When you’re able to focus and think more clearly, you’ll make better choices on the actions you need to take to achieve your goals.
And when you reduce your mental and physical stress responses, your mind and body will be in a much healthier place. This allows you to follow through with those necessary actions and start creating the life of your dreams more readily.
By supporting your physical and mental states with meditation, you can create better conditions for manifestation in your life.
4 Ways Meditation Can Support Manifestation
In addition to improving your overall mental and physical health, there are specific ways meditation can support you on your journey toward manifesting your goals.
1. Improved Focus and Clarity
As I mentioned previously, meditation is shown to help improve your focus and attention span. Which is why meditation helps you function more effectively in daily life.
But when it comes to manifestation, clear mental focus can also be used to:
- Develop a crystal-clear image of the goals you want to manifest,
- Practice creative visualization to help bring your goals into reality,
- Maintain a realistic and optimistic outlook, rather than getting stuck in negativity, and
- Make choices that clearly support your goals and dreams.
All these factors will improve your ability to manifest exactly what you want, but they will also help keep your motivation high as you work toward your goals. When you know where you’re going, it’s easier to take the necessary steps to get there.
2. Heightened Creativity
A Chinese study found that those who participated in a short-term meditation program improved their creative thinking ability after only seven days of meditating for 30-minutes per day.
Enhanced creativity will benefit your manifestation efforts in many ways. It will help with generating new ideas, perspectives, and solutions when you’re trying to figure out how to achieve a goal.
You may discover you’ll also be able to dream BIG, and really let your mind expand and imagine what might be possible in your life. You may find yourself setting new and more elaborate goals you wouldn’t have thought of before.
Greater creativity will also support any visualization techniques you use. You’ll be able to develop very rich and engaging visualizations, which, in turn, will give your subconscious mind a very clear picture of what you want it to start manifesting.
3. Enhanced Emotional Regulation
Feeling overwhelmed can be a major block when it comes to manifesting your goals. You might have the best of intentions, but if you aren’t managing how you feel or how you speak to yourself, it can be difficult to take action and bring the changes that you want. This is why emotional regulation is so important.
You’re naturally going to run into challenges as you progress toward your goals. These can be discouraging, and potentially trigger a host of negative emotions and self-doubt.
However, enhancing your emotional regulation skills through meditation can increase emotional resilience and foster a more positive mindset. This will allow you to navigate difficult emotions more effectively and prevent you from getting derailed along the way.
4. Greater Self-Awareness
Meditation involves focusing on what you’re experiencing in the present moment. Over time, this allows you to see how your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs affect your daily actions – including the actions you take (or don’t take) to manifest your goals.
When you pay attention to how your mind operates, you start to recognize how certain mental patterns may not be serving your highest interests. Although, this self-awareness also gives you an opportunity to practice turning those mental patterns and limiting beliefs around.
7 Tips to Create a Powerful Manifestation Meditation Routine
Meditation doesn’t have to be difficult. And like we’ve seen in some of the studies mentioned in this post, you don’t even need to meditate for very long to start experiencing the benefits.
Meditation can be included in your life in a variety of ways. The key is to find a way to meditate that you enjoy, and that you can easily adopt as part of your daily routine.
What follows are seven tips to help you get started.
1. Choose a Good Place and Time
Find an environment that feels comfortable for relaxation, such as a favorite spot in your home, a quiet space outdoors, or anywhere that inspires you and evokes a sense of peace.
If possible, set this space up to make meditation easy. Remove any clutter so you can sit on the floor or a chair. You could store a meditation cushion or other supplies nearby, such as a timer or an MP3 player loaded with your favorite meditation music or guided meditations.
It’s also helpful to set a specific time for your meditation when you won’t be distracted or interrupted. This could be first thing in the morning, before you begin your day, or later in the evening after you’ve had time to relax and wind down.
You can choose to meditate every day. Or if it’s more realistic, you can try for every second or third day. What’s most important is to schedule time for it on a regular basis to make sure you follow through.
2. Set an Intention
When it comes to manifesting your goals, having clarity and focus is essential.
Before meditating, take some time to think about what you want. Get as specific as possible and create an intention around the outcome you want from your meditation practice This could be a general affirmation, such as: “I am open to receiving abundance and success.”
Or it could be something more specific, like: “I want to know if I should find a new job.”
Dr. Joe Dispenza states that “to create something out of nothing, we need to match a clear intention with an elevated emotion.” For example, if you want to manifest more loving relationships in your life, he suggests you start by feeling more love in your life right now – no matter what your life looks like at the moment. Those loving, positive emotions are what will draw more love to you, both in the present and future.
Dr. Dispenza recommends meditation as an essential way to connect with both your intentions and your desired emotions.
3. Find Your Meditation Style
Don’t think that meditation only means sitting on a cushion for long periods of time. There are nearly as many styles of meditation as there are people in the world, so take time to explore the possibilities.
Two of my favorite styles of meditation are mindfulness meditation and Kriya yoga.
The purpose of mindfulness meditation is to focus on what you’re feeling and experiencing in this moment. You don’t need any special props or techniques to be mindful, simply set an intention to pay attention to your current experience either during a sitting meditation or as you go through your day.
Mindfulness teacher Tara Brach has some excellent guided mindfulness meditations you can listen to here. You can also explore these guided meditation recordings for more options.
Kriya yoga is another simple form of meditation that primarily focuses on breathing. For more details, Kriya Yoga for Self-Discovery is an excellent and very easy-to-understand book on the topic. And if you want to get started with some Kriya yoga practice, Michael Bijker demonstrates a basic breathing technique here.
4. Use Affirmations and Visualization to Stay Focused During Practice
An ongoing challenge for any meditator is to stay focused during a meditation session. Your mind will naturally wander during meditation, so there’s no need to feel bad about it. But it’s important to keep bringing your mind back to whatever you’re focusing on for the meditation, such as your thoughts, breathing, or listening to a guided meditation recording.
You can also focus on your intention or an affirmation for your meditation session for some extra manifestation punch. Or focus your energy on visualizing what you want to manifest in as much detail as possible. Make it a challenge to see how vivid and detailed your visualization can be, using all five senses. This will also help your manifestation seem more real to your subconscious mind.
5. Keep Realistic Expectations
The benefits of meditation can be amazing, but it’s important not to expect meditation to solve all your problems. You’ll still need to take action to reach your goals and manifest your desires. Meditation won’t do the “heavy lifting” for you.
But as we’ve discussed, a consistent meditation practice will help you develop greater focus, emotional resilience, and creative problem-solving skills. And these factors will help you get through any challenges you might face on your path, which can be priceless in the long run.
6. Practice Gratitude
Expressing gratitude can be a wonderful way to connect with your intentions and focus on the positive aspects of what you’re trying to manifest. As Dr. Dispenza puts it, gratitude creates an energetic field within us that is aligned with our desires.
Spend some of your meditation time offering gratitude as you’re either starting or finishing your session, acknowledging everything that’s good in your life – large or small! Feel free to get creative with it and be as specific as you’d like.
In addition, you can reflect on past successes and how they’ve helped you achieve your current goals. And remember to also give thanks for what lays ahead in the future.
7. Stay Consistent
The greatest benefits of meditation come over time. So always do your best to meditate as regularly as possible, even if it’s just a 5- or 10-minute session every day or two.
Meditation shouldn’t feel like a chore that you “have” to do. Try to find a meditation style or method you enjoy, and set a realistic time for doing it. That’s all you need for a successful meditation practice.
And before you know it, you’ll be seeing all the positive changes it brings to your life.
Enjoy the Journey!
As a final word of advice – remember to have fun along the way!
Manifestation isn’t about getting what you want right away – it’s a process that involves learning, growing, and moving forward in the direction of your desired outcome. Be sure to enjoy your journey and all the wonderful experiences it has to offer.
I hope this article has given you the knowledge and confidence to cultivate a meditation practice that will support your manifestation process. With consistency, focus, and gratitude – anything is possible!
Zoe Blarowski is the founder of Manifest a Perfect Life, a blog dedicated to sharing the best tips, tools, and techniques for manifesting the life of your dreams. She’s used many of these tools to transform her own life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.