A manifestation box is a super fun way to play with the law of attraction, and it's a technique that I've had a lot of instant success with.
In this article, I'm going to share what a manifestation box is, how to use it and why it's such a powerful manifestation tool.
I have to share something with you guys that I tried and have had some amazingly creepy, fun results with. I recently acquired a small box that I call my manifestation box. I've been putting small intentions and desires I want to manifest into the box and they've all literally been manifesting; I'm mind-blown!
How do you use a manifestation box?
I was browsing through some inspirational articles one night and stumbled across an interesting manifestation technique. The idea is to find a small, plain box and make it special to you. Infuse it with your love and energy, decorate it with stickers or glitter, anoint it with your favorite essential oil, maybe put a small clear quartz crystal in it, etc. Whatever would make it feel sacred and special to you.
Next, think of something you want to manifest, which I recommend something fun and light as opposed to starting with one of your deepest desires. Write it down on a small piece of paper and put it inside the intention box. Every day, you read the paper/s and imagine the dream happening, feeling how you would feel as if they had happened. This causes you to come into vibrational alignment with the desire.
You then close the box and put it away, visualizing that the box is receiving the positive energy of the Universe in your absence and you let it go from your mind.
I love the concept of putting something out of mind while feeling that it's "being taken care of". It takes the anxiety out of manifesting that sometimes develops when we're too focused on something manifesting, which is really where I think the power of this manifestation practice comes into play.
What I manifested using the manifestation box technique
I started by putting in a few different random, kind of vague-ish things that I would love to have happen, but wouldn't be bummed if they didn't. One of them was to have a blog post go viral and one was to receive amazing news. Two things that I don't necessarily need to happen, but it would just be fun they did.
Every night the first week I looked at these little pieces of paper and just let myself fantasize for a moment about what it would feel like to have a post go viral or to receive amazing news. I really got into the mood of it. I sat there with a huge, cheesy smile on my face and then put the papers back in the wish box, closed it and put it away. Lastly, I envisioned a funnel of energy going to my box and allowed myself to forget about it.
Later that same week my husband randomly asked me if I wanted to go to San Diego. I love San Diego and didn't think we'd be able to go anytime soon, therefore it wasn't even on my radar. So to say I was delightfully shocked when he asked me would be an understatement. That was my amazing news! I felt the same emotions in that moment I had been conjuring up during my "manifestation box ritual" every night while visualizing receiving amazing news.
That same week, I had blog posts go live on both The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy, one day apart from each other. My blog stats skyrocketed, and I once again found myself feeling the same emotions I had been conjuring earlier in my manifestation practice with the box. Friends were tagging me and re-sharing my articles. Other big sites were emailing me and asking if they could republish the article with links back to my site.
It was just really fun.
The following week I went to San Diego and published two usual, "non-exciting" blog posts. I didn't have anything in the works with Huffington or anyone else. I definitely wasn't expecting to go viral again or to receive more "amazing news". I was enjoying the previous week's manifestations and was in still in awe over them.
The day I got back from San Diego, on a Saturday night, I got news from a friend telling me that Scary Mommy had shared my previous week's post from Huffington on their Facebook page. Not only was that amazing news, but once again, my blog stats went through the roof! For a blogger, this is awesome because not only does your ad revenue increase, but so do other opportunities every time you're in the public eye like that.
The following week, I had another post go viral on Huffington, going to the front page of their site, being the featured story in Huffpost Weddings, and being shared on four of their Facebook pages, including their main one. A friend let me know again that it had been shared on multiple pages and took that screenshot for me. Amazing news and just continuously flowing fun, once again.
That's a photo of my husband and I arm-in-arm on the front page of the Wedding section.
How to create and use a manifestation box
Find a small box and put a few intentions you want to manifest inside it. Let me officially recap the steps.
1. Find or create a small box.
2. Take a few little pieces of paper and write down some intentions. I didn't put more than two intentions in mine.
3. When you put the papers into the box, take a moment with each intention and just envision it actually happening. How would you feel? Would you call someone, shouting in excitement? Would you jump up and down and run through your house like a psycho? Totally pumped up and freaking out? The more emotion you can feel, the better. Do this for like 5 minutes a day.
4. After you visualize your intentions, put the papers in the box, close it and put it away with the intention that energy will be flowing to your box in your absence. The Universe will be taking care of the behind-the-scenes and will surprise you. You have no idea how it will happen and don't try to figure it out. Just go about your business as usual.
Why does a manifestation box work so well?
It works so well because it helps us let go of our desire rather than dwelling on the fact that we don't have it or haven't experienced it yet.
When you have faith that it's taken care of and you relax, are in an open, allowing state of receiving, paired with expectation that something exciting is going to happen...exciting things do happen.
This Universe we live in is a very abundant, giving universe. Things are rigged to go in your favor. You just have to believe that.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this article. If you've ever used a vision box, definitely let me know in the comments below. I love hearing your manifestation stories!
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Lots of love,
Jessica Dimas is the author of Anything Can Be: A Reference Guide for Applying the Law of Attraction. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.
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I think this works so well because a) the power of words and b) visualization. Combining the two makes it a supercharged spell! Congrats on your dreams coming true. 🙂
Yes, exactly! I feel like it's the power of setting an intention, visualizing, and then letting it go. Powerful stuff 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment xo
I am going to try this ! Cute article
I live in San Diego , glad you love it here .
Tasha @ Cookie Crumbs
I love this post. I haven't done something quite like this, though you better believe I now have a special box with my dreams in it, but I do believe in how you think affecting how your life plays out. I truly believe if you believe fully that your dreams, or anything really, is possible that it will happen.
I just adore your blog and am now subscribing. Thank you for sharing this!
Yes Tasha, I completely agree! If you can get yourself to fully believe in your dreams, I believe universal forces are put into motion and it will manifest. Thank you for your sweet comment, I enjoyed reading it <3
This is an amazing article !
I have a question...how do you word / phrase your intentions ?
Do you write for example "My intention is to be find a yellow feather"...?
If not how do you word them exactly thanks,
Hi I'm Emma you should just write dear universe/God/Goddess's for example so they know that you are wrighting to them and just talk I find it hard to manifest so I write down what I want to be done and how much I appreciate the God's and Goddess's there help and I have always believed that they read it.
I am just now trying this! I am so excited! I will let you know how it works out 🙂
10:10 on your viral screen shot! Definitely spirit got your back girl ✨
Hi Jessica... I have been feeling awfully low lately as many dreams I had came crash landing but after reading about your idea, I'm going to try it out. Normally I'm a very positive person but lately getting depressed. I'll certainly try out the Magic Box truck to restore my faith n feel better. Thanks a ton
I love this and will definitely put it in motion. I have the perfect little silver box. It belonged to my mother who passed away last year. She was very good at getting the things she wanted. xo Laura
Such a wonderful, simple and positive way to attract ones dreams and goal❣️Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge ✨More Blessings Be Yours ✨
I'm glad you found it helpful, Xinthia!
What a beautiful way to use something that belonged to your mother <3
I just bought a beautiful box at a garage sale and when I opened it, it had some spiritual quotes and other types of quotes. I read the quotes but none of them were calling out to me. I thought I should write my desires and affirmations and put them in the box. Like you said we get busy and then I forgot about it. Then I was thinking of what I was going to do with the box and as I was reading your post, I got a big smile and I realized that this is what I was and needed to do. I have been reading about how to manisfest what I want but I believe this is by far the best technique that I have found and I believe I can do. Thank you for the reminder.
Hi I'm Emma I just wanted to say that I have been trying to figure out manifestation and this is a brilliant idea I have an actual manifestation box but I actually enjoy I made myself a lot more but you are right it's a fantastic way to manifest and if you are finding that hard you should use more things like this and for example it's called a letter to the universe xx
I incorporated a manifestation box into my morning meditation and visualization routine about a week ago after reading this post. One of the first two things I put in the box was "receive something I really want".
Well, I make jewelry, and lately I've been wanting to expand from just wire working into beadwork. Yesterday I received a huge box in the mail from my mother in law FULL of gorgeous beads! The crazy thing is that she didn't even know that I wanted to get into beadwork, and I had no idea she was sending me this gift! 🙂
Love this! I was wondering where did you get your
Manifestation box? Or did you make it? Super cute!
Thank you! I got this little box at World Market 🙂
What crystal did you put in your dreambox/ manifestation box? I've started mine this weekend and Im hoping to have it completed by new year but not sure what crystal to put inside to help it manifest or give extra support 🤗🤔😁.
P.S Loved this article. Stay blessed
I actually didn't put a crystal in it, but I think a clear quartz would be perfect because you can charge it with any intention. Citrine would be perfect for abundance, rose quartz for love, etc. But again, the clear quartz could substitute for them all 🙂
I have a question. After your intentions have been answered. Where do I put my paper? I'm afraid if I throw it out it'll be bad luck.
You can keep them if you want, it's always an awesome reminder to look back over intentions that have manifested. I love doing that! If you want to throw it out, you can totally do that too. I personally don't believe in bad luck! You're the creator of your experience, nothing else!
omg I have that exact same box! I am soooooo doing this! Thank you!
If you have the same exact box, you were definitely meant to see this post! Have fun manifesting 🙂
Creating is so easy, if only we get out of our way. This is truly the hardest part. We need a reminder now and then. Thank you, Pam, for reminding me.
So glad I came across this story,.i've been feeling very down lately and this bought a smile to my face.i have a tiny musical box my fiance got me few weeks ago I wonder if I'm able to use that for now even though it's very small until I can find something different and something I'm more connected to.thank you for your posts💜
I recently found a small wooden box for a couple of dollars at a thrift store. It has faint markings
on the top. I'm going to sand that down & Then what?? Put my oils in there? Put my crystals in there? Haven't done anything with it yet. Now I know what to do with it. Thx for this article & your
inspo. Can't wait to begin!!
I recently found a small wooden box at a thrift store for just a couple of dollars.
Haven't done anything with it yet. Has faint art work on the top. It opens like a trunk.
Will probably sand the art work away & add my spirit animal. Then what? OIls, crystals?
Hadn't decided just what the purpose is for, until now. Thx for your article & your inspo.
Wow, I have been dong this since ever. I have a box containing all of my life desires and I am seeing them happening one by one! This is just proven to be true!
Hi Jessica, I absolutely love this post! I just have one question, how do you word your intentions? do you write, "I manifest that this will happen" or, "My intentions are..." or do you write them just vaguely? I'm not very sure how to word the intentions, and Im worried that if I word them the wrong way, I might not get what im asking for . Please reply!
I'm so sorry I'm just now seeing this comment! Yes, writing intentions is very personal. I like to try a few out and keep picking the one that feels the best. I like to word my intentions like "I am loving..." "I am open to experiencing..." "I now fully receive...". Because you have to remember that it's already manifested, you are just letting it in. Find something that feels natural and good to you, and remember that you can't mess it up. All you're doing is looking to get into a surrendered, open, loving state.