Here's How The Law Of Assumption Can Help You Manifest Your Dreams

The Whisper Method. The 3–6–9 Method. The Honey Method. Whether it's manifesting love, money, or career opportunities, there's been a sharp uptick in content surrounding the idea that your dreams are just one manifestation away from coming true. And while it's exciting to think of all the possibilities available to you through the simple art of manifesting, there's actually a lot more to it than simply jotting down your dreams and desires. As astrologer and author Aliza Kelly tells NYLON, manifesting is about aligning your actions and daily life with your goals. "Manifesting is not just about getting things — it's also about living an honest life and living a life that is aligned with who you are, what you desire, and the ways you want to show up in the world," Kelly explains.

Basically, manifestation practices teach that the more willing you are to open your mind to the possibilities of what your life could look like, the easier it will be for you to get there. As manifestation coach Jessica Paul explains, "When you decide something, even if right in this very moment it may not feel like it, you plant the seed of creation. You give the universe something to move towards." By becoming your own muse and acting as a magnet to the universe around you –– you begin to identify more with your inner self and, in turn, find it easier to release the dream version of yourself into the physical world around you.

How does manifesting really work?

Manifestation describes the practice of bringing or attracting something new into your life through attraction, belief, and positive thinking. According to experts, manifesting uses the power of the mind to help change and create your dream reality. Manifestation allows you to create an individualized practice that aids in creating your desired outcome. "Manifestation is about creating a vision for the future, putting energy and intention into making that vision a reality, and then aligning your thoughts, emotions, and actions accordingly so that your vision can come into fruition," psychotherapist Denise Fournier, Ph.D., LMHC, explains to SELF.

Now, all that to say that manifestation takes more than just mindfulness; it takes work as well. In order to manifest the things you desire, you need to not only believe you can accomplish things but also feel strongly enough about the things you want to work persistently toward getting them. "The first step of manifesting is about understanding what you really want, getting in touch with your most authentic desires, and recognizing what will bring you fulfillment," manifestation coach and author Roxie Nafousi tells Glamour UK. Nafousi goes on to explain that the first step toward strengthening your manifestation skills is to tune out the noise from society that tries to tell you what you want –– and instead get back in touch with the things that enrich your life and nourish your soul.

What is the Law of Assumption?

To keep things short and sweet, the Law of Assumption teaches that your dreams and creations want to come into fruition. And that the key to releasing them into the world is to simply act as if you already have everything that you need in order to succeed. Manifestation works closely in tandem with the Law of Assumption in that it allows you to rewrite what you think about yourself, as well as dispel your limiting thoughts (via Cosmopolitan). By affirming to yourself that you already have all of the time, talent, and energy you need to achieve your dreams, you can step out of your own way and begin focusing on the things that you really want out of life.

The secret behind the Law of Assumption is that it's centered on visualization, not just positive thinking. In the Law of Assumption, limiting beliefs don't exist. There are no rules about what you can achieve, the only barrier is your own imagination. "Most people ask, 'How do I manifest?' It is not about how, it is about, 'Who do I need to be?' It has more to do with how you see yourself, your beliefs, and your feelings about yourself and your life," life and manifestation coach Kathleen Cameron tells TZR. Rather than spending your time obsessing over your own shortcomings or all of the things that might be standing in your way, the Law of Assumption encourages you to take things as they come and assume it will all work out in your favor.

How to use the Law of Assumption

The Law of Assumption is a conscious mind technique that states that anything you assume will happen eventually will. If you have a desire and hold that desire as being already true, the Universe will line things up to bring it to you. What makes the Law of Assumption so popular is that it's beginner-friendly –– meaning you can start practicing some of these techniques today without any prior experience (via The EveryGirl). The first step is to start with the Law of Assumption is deciding what it is that you really want out of life. Push those other voices to the side and get rid of all the old assumptions about what you're capable of accomplishing.

When working with the Law of Assumption, your only job is to hold your vision. There aren't any specific actions that you necessarily have to take –– you just need to be open to living your life as if things have already worked themselves out, per Ruchika Srivastava. So, instead of focusing on how long it will take to get to where you're going, try asking yourself about the journey you will take to get there instead. Who are you assuming yourself to be? What experiences do you want in your life? How does this version of you handle challenges and tackle problems? Just taking this first step will open your mind to a world of possibility.