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How to Use the Pillow Manifestation Method [7 Steps]

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The pillow manifestation method is a fun and interactive way to manifest! It is terrific for seasoned manifestors but incredibly potent for beginners who feel stagnant and want to play, imagine, and call in their childlike wonder.  

This method reminds me of the Western tooth fairy ritual: When kids lose baby teeth, they put them under their pillow, and while they sleep, the tooth fairy (aka parents, but shhh, don’t tell the kids) gives them money in exchange for the tooth. 

They wake up in awe and amazement that money magically appeared in place of their tooth. 

Childlike wonder is an essential ingredient of manifesting. We must let go of the conscious mind and believe. So, let’s be kids again! Let’s play and learn how to use the pillow method to manifest our desires.


What is the Pillow Manifestation Method?

The pillow manifestation method involves writing down your desire on a piece of paper and placing it under your pillow. 

The method is based on the Law of Attraction, which states that “like attracts like” and suggests that your thoughts and feelings shape your reality. 

You craft an affirmation for your manifestation, and every night, you read it to visualize and impress your subconscious mind. And while you sleep, your dream state bakes in the new version of you that you wish to manifest.

How To Use the Pillow Manifestation Method [Step-By-Step]


Step 1: Claim Your Desire 

The first step is to choose what you want to manifest and claim it. Claiming means setting the initial seed of intention in knowing your manifestation is yours.

You can manifest anything from a new romantic relationship to good grades, confidence, or a specific amount of money. Be specific and clear, and write it down on paper or in your manifestation journal as though you already have it in the present tense. 

Step 2: Visualize Your Desire

The second step is to visualize your desire. 

Find a quiet time and imagine your desired outcome and the version of you who already has your desire. What does this version think, feel, and believe?

Notice any internal resistance that might arise, such as doubt, fear, or blocks. 

Write down anything that will help when you craft your affirmation.

Step 3: Craft Your Affirmation

The third step is to craft your affirmation in the present tense as though you already have your desire. 

For example, let’s say you want to manifest a call from a specific person (SP) with whom you have had no contact. 

Your affirmation might read, “Thank you so much, Universe. Jerry called me yesterday. I was so nervous and excited. We talked for a couple of hours and sorted things out. He apologized, and I apologized. I feel so relieved. I feel so much closer to him. Everything is okay. I feel calm and good.”

Step 4: Read Your Affirmation Before Bed

The next step is to read your script aloud or silently.

Relax and quiet your mind as usual for bed. Get calm and read your script aloud or silently in your mind.

Visualize and feel the feelings of the end state of your affirmation.

Step 5: Place the Paper Under Your Pillow

Now, place your manifestation paper under your pillow. 

Step 6: Dwell in the Wish Fulfilled

The sixth step is when you reach a state akin to sleep (SATS), the drift state, before you doze off and dwell in the feelings of your affirmation. 

Saturate your being with the feelings of the end state and fall asleep.

Step 7: Repeat Every Night

The seventh step is to decide how long you will work on your manifestation and repeat it every evening. 

How Long Should I Do the Pillow Manifestation Method?

I suggest using the method for at least 7 to 10 days, but depending on what you manifest, you can remain flexible. 

For instance, if you manifest something that will take longer, allow more time. Once you feel you have fully embodied your manifestation, you can stop manifesting and let go of your manifestation.

You can let your manifestation go by putting your paper in a manifestation box or putting it back in your manifestation journal

Additionally, some manifestors suggest burning your paper to let the Universe or spirit do the rest of the heavy lifting for you. It is entirely up to you. 

The Difference Between Pillow Manifestation Method and Pillow Method Shifting

Don’t get the pillow manifestation method confused with the pillow method shifting!

The pillow manifestation method has been confused with the pillow method shifting, but it is an entirely different technique. 

The pillow manifestation method is a technique that trains your subconscious mind to manifest your desired reality in 3D. 

While pillow method shifting is a reality shifting technique. 

Reality shifting is based on the idea that we have alternate universes. Reality shifters use their imagination and project their consciousness to experience and explore different universes and possibly parallel realities. 

Some reality shifting techniques can also be used for manifesting, but as of writing this, I have not experimented with them and don’t have enough understanding to teach them. 

5 Tips to Enhance the Pillow Manifestation Method


  • Manifest with Calming Music: Listening to binaural beats or meditative music before or while manifesting is a powerful way to clear your vibration and relax. Meditative music helps me relax and focus when I feel scattered from daily interactions.
  • Manifest with Essential Oils: Have you ever noticed how a smell can instantly bring you back to a moment in your life? Smell plays a powerful role in recording our memories and can be potent for manifesting. You can script with essential oils and then carry the scent as you go about your day to remind you of the new version of yourself. Your mind will naturally connect the dots between your affirmation and the smell. 
  • Use Present Tense Language: When you affirm your manifestation, use present tense language as though you already possess it in the present moment. Some spiritual teachers say not to use the past tense, but depending on what you manifest, the past tense works well for some manifestors. Experiment with it and see what works for you.
  • Add Gratitude to Your Affirmation: Another way to amplify your manifestation is to cultivate a sense of gratitude surrounding your manifestation. Since you are affirming your manifestation as though you already have it, gratitude is a natural feeling you would have. You can easily add gratitude to your script by starting or ending it with “thank you.”
  • Uncover Limiting Beliefs: When manifesting, if you notice resistance, blocks, doubt, or fears, then you likely have a limiting belief about your manifestation. You can learn more about limiting beliefs and how to uncover them in these two articles: 21 Common Limiting Beliefs That Block Manifestation and How to Identify Limiting Beliefs and Let Them Go for Manifesting.

Who Created the Pillow Manifestation Method? 

The Pillow Manifestation Method became a sensation in July of 2022 when TikTok wellness influencer Valeria Romero made a short video on how the pillow method helped her get an A on an exam. 

Closing Thoughts on the Pillow Manifestation Method

And voila! Now you know how to use the pillow manifestation method, try it out tonight and have fun!

I hope this article helps you in your manifesting journey and brings your manifestation one step closer to you. May you live well, and I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy! 

You might also enjoy: How to Raise Your Vibration for Manifestation (+27 Ideas)

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Hi, welcome! I'm Susan, the creator and writer of Manifestaire. My mission is to help you explore the powers of your being so you can create a magical life you love! Here, you can find articles on manifestation, spirituality, metaphysics, yoga, wellness, and so much more.
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