Have you ever felt like you've been doing all of the things to manifest your dreams and your desires, but you're still left guessing whether anything you're doing is actually working or not?
I know I have! I know how frustrating it can be when you feel like you’re just waiting and waiting for your manifestation efforts to pay off.
And sometimes all we want is a sign that what we’ve been working towards is on its way... so that we at least know we're on the right path.
While I don’t advise playing the waiting game with your manifestations, sometimes signs that manifestation is close are enough to reassure us into letting go and releasing attachment from our desires.
This might just be the reassurance that you need to release attachment and frantic energy, which can actually be a common block to manifesting.
Are you on the verge of manifestation?
So how do you know when a manifestation is close? Ideally you’ll start receiving some clear signs from the universe that your manifestation is coming.
But if you’re not paying attention or you don't know what signs to look out for then you might miss them.
This could lead you to give up on your desires too soon, or change your approach without realising that you were just on the verge on manifestation!
But if you know what to look out for then you can start recognizing the signs that your manifestation is coming and begin to get less caught up in the waiting game.
6 signs that manifestation is close
From my experience, there are a few signs to look out for that will tell you when your desire is getting close, no matter what it is.
That means that even if you don't have your desire yet, you can know what to look out for to tell you that you're on the path and you're making progress. Even if your progress isn't tangible.
These are some of the most common initial signs of manifestation that might reassure you that your efforts are paying off!
1. You’re seeing manifestation numbers
If you’re seeing manifestation numbers then this is a sure sign that your manifestation is coming to you!
Repeating numbers, particularly combinations such as 111, 222 and 555 have messages for us.
Often they represent the fact that things are aligning and they offer reassurance that we’re on the right path or a change is coming.
A common place that you might see repeating numbers like these are on a clock, for example glancing each day and noticing the number 11:11 is a sure sign that you’re on the right path.
You could also receive these numbers anywhere in your life though, so be sure to open your awareness and pay attention to any messages that might be trying to reach you.
They’re there for a reason - if you want to learn more about common manifestation numbers and their meanings, head to this post.
2. You feel like you already have your desire
Another sign that your manifestation is close is feeling like you already have your desire.
This can be hard to imagine if you haven't experienced this feeling before, but it might be likened to a sense of calm. You may also begin to feel the feelings that you think the desire would bring for you.
For example, if you're manifesting a sum of money you might begin to feel more wealthy in your day to day life, as if your manifestation had already come true.
This sense of calm before manifestation means that you are in complete alignment with your desire and there is nothing holding you back.
If you suddenly get a feeling that your desire is already yours then this is a sure sign that manifestation is on its way and will be in your material world very soon!
3. You have a gut feeling it is on its way
Similarly, you might get a gut feeling that your desire is on its way to you.
You might not be able to explain why you feel this way - you just “have a feeling”.
When you get this feeling, rest assured that this is your intuition picking up on subtle cues from the Universe that your conscious mind is unable to. While you cannot see or experience your manifestation firsthand yet, you intuitively know that it is within reach.
When you get a feeling that can’t be explained like this, this is a sign that manifestation is close. You need to learn to trust it and believe that these feelings are coming to you for a reason.
4. You’re experiencing more synchronicities
Synchronicities, also known as “meaningful coincidences”, are events which align or connect in ways that we cannot explain by science or reason.
These synchronicities often have messages for us, one of which might be a signal that our manifestation is on its way.
If you feel like you’re experiencing an increase in synchronicity in your life then this could be a sure sign that you’re close to manifesting your desire.
Examples of synchronicities like this might be bumping into meaningful people or things aligning perfectly for you and your desire.
To find out more about the difference between coincidence and synchronicity and how to notice signs and synchronicities in your life, check out this post.
5. You have received a sign from the Universe
Signs just before manifestation are a common way that the Universe communicates that our desires are close by.
For example, you might start seeing your desire in an abundance of places all of a sudden.
This is a clear sign from the Universe that you are in alignment with this desire.
You might also wish to ask the Universe for a specific sign. This can help you to get a clear message that your manifestation is close by asking for guidance.
For example, you might say “Universe, please show me a blue butterfly in the next 12 hours if my manifestation is close”.
If you receive the sign you have asked for then this would be a definitive sign that you’re close to manifestation.
Be sure to practice being fully aware of your surroundings at all times otherwise you may miss a sign.
You might choose to practice mindfulness to make sure that you are perceptive to any signs that the Universe might give you during this time.
You can read more about spotting signs and synchronicities from the Universe in this post!
6. You are experiencing adversity
This will probably seem like the odd one out on the list and you may not at first understand why this would be a sign that your manifestation is close by.
And it's true that this one may not be as fun or exciting as the rest of the signs that manifestation is close, and that's why you might be more likely to misinterpret it if you're not paying mindful attention.
Truth is, it’s not uncommon to face an increase in obstacles before manifestation.
You might be tempted to think that this means that you’re out of alignment or like things are going wrong for you, and it's important to note that doubt before manifestation in this way is normal.
However, there’s a good chance that these obstacles are challenges from the Universe in order to give you the lessons that you need to grow and progress towards your manifestation.
When you overcome these obstacles, you are then able to move to a place where you’re even more aligned with your desires, and increase your likelihood of attracting them.
This is a way of clearing out old and stagnant energy to make room for new energy, and your desire, to come forth.
So if you’re experiencing a tough period, try not to let it defeat you. Instead, ask yourself what can be learned during this time and how it can move you closer to your manifestation.
Shifting your mindset is the key in times like these and if you practice gratitude and work through your emotions then you can ultimately come away from challenging periods feeling even more energetically aligned than you were before.
How long does it take to manifest something?
So now you know the signs that manifestation is coming, you might also be wondering - how long does it actually take to manifest something?
And unfortunately, there is no definitive answer for how long it takes to manifest something.
Truth is, each desire is different and there are a number of things that might contribute to how long it takes to show up in your life.
One of which is divine timing - sometimes the Universe has a bigger and better plan for us and when the time is right and everything is aligned, your manifestation will be yours.
It's also worth mentioning that in order to call new things in your life, you need to break out of old patterns and target the limiting beliefs and blocks that might be holding you back.
And typically, the bigger the desire, the more amount of work that it will take to work through old energies and step into the person you need to be to attract the desire.
This is all part of the process, and my best advice would be to enjoy this journey and to take it one step at a time, rather than getting caught up on how close or far you are from your desires.
So I’d advise against playing the waiting game, since this can actually create more resistance to manifesting and push your desires further away.
Instead, practice letting go of your desire and identify any areas of your life where you might be out of alignment.
Then you can begin to work through any blocks that might be preventing you from manifestation and experience the magick that comes from growing as a person every day!
And trust that, when the time is right, your desire will be on its way.
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I hope that these signs that manifestation is close provide you with some reassurance to move forward on your manifestation journey with ease.
I’d love to hear your experiences with receiving any of these signs if you have any!
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Esther is the founder of Through the Phases. Her mission is to guide others to grow to their full potential and create their dream life using spiritual and personal growth practices. Read more about her story here!