Law of Attraction: Journaling to Manifest Your Desires

Updated on July 8, 2020
Leo Collins profile image

Leo Collins is a psychotherapist by profession and began writing professionally ten years ago.

Read on to learn how journaling can help you manifest your desires.
Read on to learn how journaling can help you manifest your desires. | Source

This article explores a fun and effective technique to get into the feeling of having it now. Perhaps you have written down your goals in the present tense as Bob Proctor recommended in The Secret. "I am so happy and grateful now that..." If you enjoyed this powerful technique, imagine the experience of keeping a daily journal, not about your life the way that it is, but about your life the way that you would like it to be (as if it were already so). And now, imagine how living your ideal life through the pages of a journal could help you manifest everything you want.

How to Begin

Buy a journal or diary that appeals to you. If you feel that a plain spiral notebook of a certain color appeals to you, fine. Still, you may choose to buy a blank book specifically designed for journaling that has a certain cover or special "feel" to you. Use this magical journal only for the purpose of writing out the experiences you want as if they have already blossomed into fruition. As you hold the book, give it power. Imagine that everything you will write in it will come true through the Law of Attraction.

Write Out Your Goals in the Present Tense

This is where the creative process begins. In the back pages of the journal, you may choose to write affirmations that you want to manifest. You may even want to give yourself a timeline on when you want to accomplish these goals. The following are a list of examples:

  • It is now December 1, 20__, and I now own my own gift shop.
  • I am so happy and grateful now that I am a partner with the _______________ law firm.
  • A year has passed since I purchased this journal and I am so happy and grateful now that I live in Los Angeles, where I have made many wonderful friends.
  • I am so happy and grateful now that I have purchased my first house.

Give Your Goals Power By Living Them Out Through the Pages of Your Journal

On a regular basis, write out your ideal life events as if they were already unfolding the way you would like for them to unfold in perfect fruition. Allow yourself to feel your desires as if they were already so while you spell them out in the magical pages of your journal. Some examples follow.

An Aspiring Singer/Songwriter

  • Today, I signed a recording contract. It was such an awesome experience meeting the record company executives. They were so nice. Most of them had already listened to the demos I had sent them and they were impressed! Not only were they impressed, but they were eager to meet me. I received many compliments from them. I can tell that they want me to succeed. The Law of Attraction has already proven itself to me, so I already know that I am in the process of being successful. I have already told a few people how much money the record company has advanced me and no one can believe it!
  • The recording sessions for my first CD began today. I am so pleased with the producer and musicians I am working with! They really love the songs I've written. The first session turned out extremely well. The producer said she couldn't believe I was new to the art of recording! I am surrounded by people who believe in me.

The Resident of a New City

  • I've only been here a week and I have already met so many wonderful people. My intuition tells me who I can trust. I love my new apartment overlooking the river. I've been given so many social invitations. There's no way I can attend them all.
  • Wow! I can't believe I've lived here six months already! I've enjoyed every minute of it. I feel like I fit right in here. When my family members come to visit me, they can tell right away that I made the right decision to relocate here. I have adjusted to this city very well. This is the best decision I've ever made.

A Student Who Wants to Improve His or Her Academic and Social Success

  • My parents were so shocked when they went online to look at my most recent grade report! It was so nice to hear them say that they were proud of me. But more importantly, I am proud of myself for the accomplishments I have made this semester. Teachers whose classes I had last year are asking me what has caused this amazing turnaround in me.
  • Today, it dawned on me that I'm not getting in trouble at school anymore. I'm even getting along with the teachers. The teachers who I had last year are asking me what I've done to make such a great turnaround with my attitude this year. It seems like I haven't even put out any effort to change. All I do is visualize how I want to be every night before I go to bed. But what I am doing is working!

A Person With HIV

  • My doctor was shocked today when my test results came back, but I wasn't shocked. He thought that a miracle happened. As we met in the exam room, he went over my my test results with me and he wondered if the lab made a mistake. He told me he had to confirm with the lab that they didn't get my results mixed up with someone else's. He said I'm healthier than most HIV-negative people.
  • As I'm writing this, I'm on a plane, on my way to an HIV conference where I will be the keynote speaker. So many wonderful changes have taken place with me in the past year. I can't wait to tell other people in the conference about the Law of Attraction and how it's kept me healthy and played a powerful role in all areas of my life.

Muster the creativity inside of you. Make your Law of Attraction an "as if" journal, allowing yourself to live your ideal life in the manner that you want your life to be. Feel it! This technique is just one tool you can use in getting yourself in the feeling of "having it now."

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      11 months ago

      Hi I wanted to know if there are books on talking about writing pass tense or present tense more

    • profile image

      Wendy Sanders 

      13 months ago

      Very much like reading your style of writing and as well you have taught me some new things wasn’t aware. U want to learn as much as possible and enjoy being creative so I am researching some creative ideas to use LOA as much as possible and hopefully one day pass it on as an heirloom journal for my family. I look forward to learning more about your experiences and teachings.

      Be blessed.



    • profile image


      2 years ago

      For example. If i have only 3 things that i wanted to happen, will i write the same sentences every night? Or i will just read the sentences repeatedly before bedtime? Right after i had written it.

    • VAMPGYRL420 profile image

      Windy Grace Mason 

      4 years ago from Belle Haven, VA

      Excellent article! I look forward to implementing these practices into my daily life! Thanks, Leo!

    • newbizmau profile image

      Maurice Glaude 

      5 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Writing is a great way to connect to your higher self.

    • Rev Bill profile image

      Rev Bill 

      9 years ago from FORT WHITE,FL

      Thank You for your article I believe you will help people. pay it forward..

    • Leo Collins profile imageAUTHOR

      Leo Collins 

      10 years ago

      Thank you, jaknowwhat. You, know, we are all still working on applying the Law of Attraction to one thing or another. We all find some areas of our lives easier to master through the LoA than other areas, as we all have our own innate mindsets due to the way we were conditioned in this lifetime. If we keep thinking those positive thoughts, we will get to where we want to be.

    • yaknowwhat profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      The Secret is one of the most powerful books I have read , I am still working on applying it to my financial wellbeing , as I have seen it work in other areas :) great hub !


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)