Manifestation Journals: How to Track Your Manifestation and the Benefits of Doing So

One of my favorite topics to discuss in the spiritual and meditative world is manifestation. As a goal-driven person, the idea of manifestation makes me feel as if I am working towards my future, even when I’m getting to relax and meditate. And whether or not you truly believe in manifestation as this powerful magical force or rather more in a practical way, either way, it keeps your goals clearly laid out in your mind. This way, you’re always thinking about them and, in a way, always working towards them. But we could talk about manifestation all day, and I have before HERE and also HERE. You can also find more pieces on manifestation that I wrote for The Monroe Institute Here… Anyway, today, I want to talk about something slightly new regarding manifestation, the idea of keeping a manifestation journal.

Journaling is another favorite past-time of mine because I find that journaling allows you to clearly lay out all your thoughts and goals, which in turn, can help you focus and come up with plans towards your eventual goals. We’re going to discuss the best practices for keeping a manifestation journal and also how this can benefit you in the long term.

How should you keep a manifestation journal?

First, it’s important to point out that there are two different types of manifestation journals you can keep, either a digital one or a physical one. Basically, do you prefer typing out your journals on the computer or physically writing them down? Personally, I prefer writing out my goals and journaling by hand, as there have been studies that prove physically writing something can help you remember it better. You can also start by journaling by hand and then later transporting it onto the computer, which can also help to better remind yourself of your goals, as a check in, so to speak.

However you plan to record, you will start your first manifestation exercise with your blank journal. Then, it’s important to recognize what your current goals are and what you will be manifesting or patterning. You can have a couple of smaller goals or one much larger goal you’d like to work towards; however, the more specific you are about what you want, the better your outcomes tend to be. To begin, write out your overall manifestation or goal you’d like to achieve (or goals if there are a couple of smaller ones) and then, under your goal, record a few steps of how you think you can work towards this to achieve it. Again, the more detailed you are, the better. After having done this, begin your manifestation exercise.

Your Guided Meditation Exercise

If you aren’t sure where to start and need a guided manifestation exercise, think about picking up a nice guided Hemi-Sync exercise catered toward manifestation OR even better, download the Expand app by the Monroe Institute and conduct one of the manifestation exercises on the app.

After you’ve done enough guided meditations, you won’t even need a specific exercise. You’ll know what you prefer and will likely be able to just jump right into meditating in silence or with your favorite spiritual music. For me, when I conduct a manifestation exercise, I start from a grounded place of gratitude. I do this by thinking quickly about each of the things I have in my life to be grateful for- my home, my family, my pets, my job, my accomplishments. I take a moment to feel gratitude for each thing I love, and I live in that gratitude for a second. Then, with that build happy, positive energy, I begin to visualize myself accomplishing the dream I am trying to manifest. I try to get as clear as possible in my mind about how I could get there, step by step, and then I don’t just see, rather live in the end results. How does accomplishing this goal make me feel? What would this look like? What would it smell like (I know that sounds weird, but say that you want a new car, seeing yourself sitting in it and smelling that new car smell can really add clarity to this for you)? Really live in that accomplishment for a time before releasing this out into the universe with, “This or something even better for me will come my way.” And then breath it out. After, I like to sit in a few minutes of mindfulness and breathing before moving away from my manifestation.

Next, journal what you saw, how you felt, and any other details you’d like to add about your session in your manifestation journal.


By doing this even once a week and keeping a detailed account each week, you can then create check-in periods every few months where you go in and reflect. In those special reflection dates, you should analyze where your goal started, where you are in the journey to achieving it, if you have achieved it, and any progress you have made. I bet you’d be surprised to see a map of how much you accomplish or how much progress you have made even in just a few months’ time.

So, set weekly meditation sessions to manifest (or more!), and then schedule reflection sessions every 2-3 months to analyze your progress. By doing this, you can begin to personalize your journaling process and make it something that better suits your needs.

For instance, I go to a lantern festival every year, and my husband and I make it a ritual to write out our goals, where we are in life, and how we are feeling at each festival. Each year, it’s so inspiring to go back, read our old goals from previous years, see that we really have accomplished 90% of them, and make a note of how far we’ve come. By paying attention to all the little victories, you can realize how wonderful life really is and see how much we all truly accomplish. 

How can it help you?

By mapping out and seeing all of these victories, big or small, we can get inspired and feel more motivated to move forward to our future goals. The more we accomplish, the more we see the process of manifesting working for us, the more we believe in it, the more we manifest, the more we accomplish, it’s an endless cycle of gratitude and excitement.

Aside from motivation, it’s important to map out how your goals and desires are constantly evolving and changing in life. This helps you know who you really are and what you really want. You get to know yourself better.

I also find that by journaling out my meditations and manifestations, it helps me to clearly lay out guides on how I can accomplish the things I want practically. It provides clarity for me in my life of what I have to do to go after my dreams, one step at a time, which is important. If nothing else at all, in a practical way, manifestation helps us to lay out a clear path to head in the life directions we want and allows us to work out our own self step-by-step guides to get there.

All in all, journaling, especially when focused on manifestation and goals, is a powerful tool to keep us focused, driven, and in tune with who we are at any given time. I implore you to try keeping one, just for a short amount of time to start, to see how it can help you develop and move forward in your own life.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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