How To Make Your Wishes & Manifestations Come True

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When we hope for things in life, most of us would love to know how to make a wish come true. In doing so, we're constantly manifesting things.

Manifestation is using the power of your own thoughts to attract things into your life.

The trouble is, if you're constantly thinking about all the disasters and bad things that could happen, that's exactly the kind of negativity you'll attract.

The opposite experience happens when you think high-level thoughts. When you think and feel positivity, you radiate a positive energy of confidence; in turn, you attract great experiences and good fortune into your life.

The Law of Cause and Effect suggests that the universe is constantly in motion and progresses as a chain of events. It states that every cause has an effect and that every effect leads to another cause, and so on and so forth.

Every human thought and word leads to a positive or negative cause. The more positive energy you send out to the world, the more positive energy you'll get back.

This is why it's crucial to channel all of your manifestation energy and be the kindest, most positive person you can be.

When you're in touch with your energy field, the law of attraction can work in your favor. But can you actually learn how to manifest anything you want? Are there ways to make a wish come true?

The power of wishes is that they create your reality.

Each thought you have informs your energy, and your energy manifests into your experiences.

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I'm sounding a little new age-y, but here's the thing: I truly believe that manifesting works — on big things, little things, and everything in between.

There are many different manifestation techniques people use to make wishes come true fast.

Some are simple, like the popular 3, 6, 9 manifestation method that involves writing out your wish in a specific order to make it come true. There is also the 5x55 manifestation technique which, when done correctly, can make your wish will come true in just five days.

On Learning-Mind, Dmitriy (AKA LifeScriptDoctor) shared a great technique to make a wish come true, known as the Glass of Water method.

Here's how to use the 'Glass of Water' manifestation technique to make a wish come true with paper and water.

1. First, take a piece of paper.

It can be anything: a receipt, a post-it note, or a sheet of paper, for example.

Write down something you need or a wish you want to come true. Write it as if it were an affirmation.

If you're working on a project and need creative ideas, you can write something like, "I'm full of inspiration and creativity."

It might seem odd or weird to write that stuff out, but your brain and heart need to hear about your needs in order to know the direction to go.

2. Get a glass that means something to you, and fill it with clear water.

This can be anything from a wine glass that used to belong to your great-great-great-grandmother or a paper cup from the movie theater that you bought on your first date.

It doesn't have to be expensive to be meaningful, obviously. It just has to be important to you and carry a lot of significance.

Make sure to fill it with plain water — no seltzer water or juice!

3. Attach the paper with your affirmation or wish on it to the glass.

Use tape or sticky tack gum to attach the note.

Think really hard about what you want your affirmation to be. Remember, the more positive, the better.

Make sure you don't show anyone. It's a secret that only you should know.

4. Rub your palms together to activate the energy flow in your hands, and place them on the glass of water.

Be sure to use both hands and don't forget to close your eyes.

Empty your mind of everything. Kiss your stress goodbye, just for a moment, and let the world escape you.

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5. Say the affirmation or wish out loud or silently.

If you use your voice, you'll give it more power.

But if you don't want other people in the next room to hear, you can always whisper it. There's a way to be powerful with a whisper. You just have the be intentional with your speech.

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And empty your mind of the outside world for just a minute, of course.

6. Visualize what it is you want to achieve while sending your energy toward the water in the glass.

Is it a promotion at work or for your crush to finally text you back? Or maybe you're hoping to get cast as the lead in the school play.

Whatever it is, don't forget to trust yourself that this dream of yours can be achieved.

7. Drink the water.

You don't have to drink it all in one gulp.

Just make sure to focus on your affirmation while you drink all the water up.

8. Repeat steps one through seven every morning when you wake up, and every evening before you go to sleep.

Two weeks should be enough for small wishes, but larger wishes may take up to three months or longer depending on their complexity.

Lastly, some tips for success are to be as specific as possible in your positive affirmations and goals.

You can make your wish come trust fast by committing to this technique.

A wish can come true, but depending on the wish, it might not be able to come true in 30 seconds or one day. Just be realistic about your goals — you're probably not going to go from living at your parent's house to having your own apartment in Rome overnight.

You make your wish come true in one day by having a wish that is relevant to that time frame. For example, if you're planning to ask out your crush tomorrow and you want to manifest a yes.

If you have a bunch of wishes, you have to do a glass of water for each.

If you think it, feel it, and believe it, you'll be amazed at what you can manifest. Unlock your subconscious mind and manifest your greatest desires.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer and performer. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Bustle, Medium, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or her Instagram.