It is that time of year again. 2020 is finally behind us and we have an opportunity to manifest the 2021 that we want. But it all starts at the individual level. What I mean by that is that in today’s modern era, society has this “self-made” perception: the idea that if you want something, you work for it and you get it. Just look at most Instagram influencers, YouTubers, and content creators. They started out with little, but they made a career for themselves and achieved their goals. This trend seems to be on the rise, and while there is nothing wrong with the fixation of the “self-made”, it can be difficult to find the motivation within us to continue striving for what we want. Everyone has their own way of manifesting, so my experience will likely differ from the next person, but I have found three different ways that allow me to create a positive environment for myself to reach my goals, and I thought they might be worth sharing.


Firstly, there is talk about the nature of crystals and how they can cleanse and bring balance to the mind, body, and spirit. Some people swear by them, they connect with stones in a personal way and experience not only deep healing but also a balance between the inner and outer parts of themselves (Leavy, 2017). The idea is that crystals, if used correctly, have the power to induce harmony and good vibrations while protecting the user. Through refraction, crystals draw in universal light energy which can be used for healing, cleansing, and personal growth. There are a few elements to look out for when choosing the right crystal. 

Colour is an incredible tool to influence mood, emotions, and physiological reactions. In fact, each colour has its own healing properties, which can be found below (Leavy, 2017).

Red = physical healing, passion, motivation, instinct

Orange = transformation, creativity, sexuality 

Yellow = bravery, willpower, mental clarity 

Green = growth, abundance, compassion

Blue = wisdom, justice, authenticity

Indigo = intuition, psychic awareness, mental expansion

Violet =  spirituality, personal growth, conscious awareness 

White = purification, divine connection, sacredness

Pink = inner-child work, friendship, empathy 

Teal = tranquility, guardian angels, harmony 

Black = protection, self-reflection, change

Brown = grounding, stability, shielding 

Grey = balance, dream work, astral travel


Another element to look for when choosing the right stone is one’s zodiac crystal. Zodiac crystals amplify an individual’s positive traits while balancing the negative ones. Depending on your astrological sign, certain crystals fit better with an individual than others. 

Capricorn = amber

Aquarius = amethyst

Pisces = blue quartz

Aries = diamond 

Taurus = rose quartz 

Gemini = citrine 

Cancer = ruby 

Leo = yellow jasper

Virgo = sapphire 

Libra = fire opal

Scorpio = yellow topaz 

Sagittarius = turquoise  


Once you have found the right stones for you, there are a few ways to use your crystals to tune into the universe. Some use crystal meditation, others use a crystal affirmation journal, or create a crystal medicine pouch, while some even put crystals in their pillowcases to promote dream healing.


Vision Boards

A second way to remain focused on what one desires is through a vision board. From my own personal experience, anything that I had written and/or drawn out on my vision board came true. This is not a coincidence. Rather, it’s because when we actively draw out a goal for ourselves and we put it in a spot in our bedroom or home (some place where we see it every single day), we are more likely to be motivated by it, and thus, more likely to take action to achieve it. There’s one condition, though. This can’t be a half-assed board. Really put your soul into it. Make it draw you in because if you are not staring at that board every morning when you wake up, it will likely have no effect on your life or goals.


Positive Affirmations

Thirdly, the art of manifesting is a concept that I believe has been around for some time but one that I only recently discovered. It is embedded in a doctrine called “The Law of Attraction”. Essentially, the idea aims to explain how whatever energy you put out into the universe is what the universe will bring back to you.


By no means am I trying to take away from the fact that for some people, manifesting is not enough. Evidently, there are external barriers that can prevent people from achieving their goals. Obviously, manifesting is not everything, but it can certainly play a role. 

The way I see it, the art of manifesting is a natural way of coping and staying true to our dreams and goals. In the end, if we do not believe in crystals, positive affirmations, or vision boards and they don’t work, there is no harm; however, if we don’t believe in these methods of manifesting, and they actually do work, we lose out. So, if these manifestation projects get us where we want to be, they can’t be that ridiculous, now, can they? My hope is that this article inspires everybody to find a method that works best for them, by encouraging and supporting individuals in their journey to accomplishing their goals. After all, Mark Twain once said, “The secret to getting ahead is starting somewhere.”


Leavy, Ashley (2017). Crystals for Energy Healing. Quid Publishing. Beverly, USA.


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