How to use a manifestation box

How To Use A Manifestation Box: Send A Direct Message To The Universe

You may have heard about the amazing success people have had using a manifestation box (also known as a creation, intention or a wish box).

Making a manifestation box is an exciting way to use your creative flair in order to connect with the universe.

The idea behind this amazing manifestation tool is to place a message inside a box and then send it out to the universe in order to attract the things you truly want.

This symbolic act forms a connection between the physical and the non-physical, taking the words “thoughts become things” to the next level.

It opens you up to the flow of new opportunities, ideas and synchronicity, therefore, leading you down the path of your desires.

The messages you place in your box secure a personal and meaningful connection with the energetic frequency of your desires.

Whether it be pictures, affirmations, or sentimental objects, the idea is to fill the box with things that radiate the energy of your manifestations.

There are no rules on what type of box you use.

It could be big or small, old or new.

Add crystals, feathers, symbols, and anything else that you consider lucky or sacred.

These special items will amplify the energy within the box.

Now that you have an idea of what a manifestation box is, let’s break down how to make one…

How To Make Your Own Manifestation Box

How to make your own manifestation box

The perfect manifestation box radiates love and light. It is overflowing with positive, abundant vibrations and repels any negative or dark energies that might try to come against it.

Here is a quick guide to making your own manifestation box:

  • Buy, find, or make a simple box with a lid.
  • Decorate the exterior if you want to.
  • Write a letter of intent to the universe and place it inside the box.
  • Fill the box with any other symbols of your desires as well as any lucky or sacred possessions.
  • Place your box in a sacred place where its energies can grow.

How To Write A Letter Of Intent For Your Manifestation Box

All successful people share a common skill.

The art of goal setting…

Setting intent is a very similar practice. The only difference is that setting intention comes solely from a place of faith.

“Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish.” – Deepak Chopra

It is that sense of knowing that the universe hears so well!

Knowing is loud and clear. It is positive and exciting. It is ready!

Wishing, however, is often stained with desperation, longing, and feelings of lack.

These emotions are what makes wishful thinking so inferior to setting intent with sheer faith.

Without setting clear intent, you may find yourself subconsciously creating things in life you don’t want.

Your letter of intent should always be written using positive language and as if your desires have already manifested.

This way you are naturally emitting feelings of excitement and gratitude. Remember, like attracts like.

Your letter should be written as a thank you note to the universe, after all, gratitude is one of the highest vibration emotions that a person can emit.

Here are some quick examples of the right and wrong ways to write an intention letter…


Dear Universe

I am really struggling financially at the moment and have been very unhappy and unlucky and love…

Please, please help me bring in some money…


Dear Universe,

Thank you for constantly sending me financial freedom, happiness and opportunities full of love…

I am so grateful for your generous gifts of wealth and abundance…

Notice how in the second example, only positive language has been used?

By reading these examples, you can easily see which one emits feelings of lack and which one emits feelings of excitement and gratitude.

The Universe Loves Specifics

The universe

Another tip when writing an intention letter for your manifestation box is to keep it as specific as possible.

Getting specific on what you want acts as a visualization exercise within the intention setting process.

It allows you to get very clear on what you want and start building a picture in your mind.

What is the exact amount of money you want?

When do you want it by?

Where do you want your new home to be located?

How many bedrooms would you like?

Really go into detail, from your dream holiday location to the bathroom tiles you want.

Get creative, have fun with it. The more specific the better!

“Don’t become a wandering generality, Be a meaningful specific” – Zig Ziglar

What Else Should Go In A Manifestation Box?

Again, this is your creation and it is really up to you what goes in your manifestation box.

The letter of intent is a must but here are some optional ideas for things that will really supercharge your box with abundant energy…

Written Affirmations:

Write affirmations that support your intention letter.

Even a few simple “I am” statements can really take your manifestation box to the next level.

These affirmations may be specific to your desires.

For example:

“I am living in the mansion of my dreams overlooking the ocean”.

Or they may be open-ended but supportive of your intentions regardless.

For example:

“Wealth constantly flows into my life”.

When writing affirmations, be sure to write them in a good frame of mind.

The idea is to charge your manifestation box with positive energy and the only way to do this is to stay passionate and excited about whatever is going inside.

Finally, don’t be afraid to dream big.

You may need to take small steps to reach big goals but everything in our universe is made up of energy.

No matter how extravagant your dreams are, anything is obtainable when you align your own energy with that of your desires.

“When you are in alignment with the desires of your heart, things have a way of working out.” – Lyanla Vanzant

Visual Cut-Outs:

Visual cut-outs are an amazing idea for the more visual and creative manifestor.

If you have a few old magazines lying around, have a browse through each of them.

Pick out the things that relate to your desires and start cutting!

This could be anything from the car you want to drive, the house you want to live in, or even delicious foods you want to taste while on an exotic vacation.

Never be afraid to get creative. Using cut-outs is such a fun way of visualizing and really cements your desires with the universe.

Symbolic Objects:

Symbolic items

Do you own something sentimental that is symbolic of your desires?

It could be an old gift from a friend, a family heirloom or anything else that reminds you of the things you want the most.

Some examples of symbolic objects are as follows:

  • A toy model of your dream car.
  • A souvenir from a country you wish to visit.
  • Money.
  • A mock salary check from the company you wish to work for.


Crystals are precious stones, naturally formed by minerals in the earth.

They not only radiate beauty on the outside but they are said to vibrate at a very high frequency.

This makes crystals one of the best tools for connecting with source energy.

Different crystals have different properties. For your manifestation box you should consider the following:

Clear Quartz:

Clear Quartz is known to amplify energy hence why it is used in some clocks and watches.

This innate ability to magnify energy makes Clear Quartz the perfect stone to use in conjunction with other crystals.

Clear Quartz holds a powerful connection with source energy and therefore will open up the gateway between the physical and non-physical.

This powerful energy supercharges your manifestations and strengthens your intuition toward picking up signs from the universe.

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Rose Quartz:

Rose Quartz

This crystal supports love and relationships and is the perfect choice for your manifestation box if your intentions are based around manifesting your soul mate or manifesting friendship relationships.

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Amethyst is another crystal that is known to bridge the gap between the physical world and the creative powers of the universe.

This crystal works great in conjunction with clear quartz to help bring in signs from the universe that will put you on path to manifest your desires.

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Labeled as the stone of abundance, Citrine is a must have for any manifestation box.

Not only is it beautiful but it is said to pull in vibrations of wealth and prosperity in all avenues of life.

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Benefits Of Using A Manifestation Box

Now that you have an idea of how to make a manifestation box, let’s talk about why this is such an amazing way to use the Law of Attraction.

There are many different techniques and rituals to help you create the life of your dreams but when it comes to creating a manifestation box, there is something uniquely powerful.

A manifestation box is very similar to a vision board.

They both carry the same intentions but there are slight variations between the two.

With a vision board, the goal is to cut out images and place them onto a board representing your manifestations.

It’s meant to be left in a noticeable location to consistently remind you of your desires.

A manifestation box is more of a ‘set-and-forget’ type method.

This is perfect if you are someone who gets tired and impatient with your manifestation routine or you constantly obsess over your desires.

When you stress over ‘when it’s going to happen’, you can create friction and cause blocks toward your manifestations.

The idea is to set intention inside your box and leave the hard work for the powers of the great divine.

In saying this, it’s never ideal to rely purely on the universe to do everything for you.

You must find the right balance between want and obsession.

There is nothing wrong with having a burning desire, but getting frustrated through impatience can be detrimental to your end results.

Find the right balance and align yourself through emotion, thought, and consistent action.

There is no right or wrong way when trying to manifest anything into your life, but there are methods to help speed up the process.

Here are some amazing benefits to using a manifestation box:

  • Solidifies a connection between your desires and the universe.
  • Allows creative expression.
  • Gives you a point of focus for specific goals.
  • Creates intentions for what you want, and not what you don’t.
  • Makes a sacred place for your dreams and desires.

Some people suggest to create your manifestation box and then hide it away in the closet.

They argue that some people are so consumed with their desires that it affects their waking life in a negative way.

Although this ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach works well for some, it is much more powerful to place your manifestation box somewhere where it will be loved and admired.

You can place it on your bedside table, your dresser or create a ritual corner where it will be surrounded by the things you treasure the most.

Give yourself an affirmation to recite in your mind every time your gaze catches your manifestation box.

The key is to send out the right intentions. The more positivity you associate with your manifestation box, the better!

Manifestation Box Ritual

Finally, as an optional practice to amplify your intentions, bless your manifestation box with the following ritual…

The optimal time for this ritual is during the new moon when manifestation energy is at its peak.

  1. Once you have completed your manifestation box and placed it in a special place, burn sage to rid any limiting beliefs and negative thoughts from the room.
  2. Set intention with your mind to ward off negativity as you wave the burning sage gently over every corner of the room paying special attention to windows and doorways.
  3. After you have burned the sage, light 4 candles (the number 4 symbolizes balance and alignment).
  4. As you light each candle, recite an affirmation in your mind that correlates with the intentions you have set within your manifestation box.
  5. Finish with a silent thank you to the universe.

“We know there is intention and purpose in the universe because there is intention and purpose in us.” – George Bernard Shaw.

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Charlotte Rogers
Charlotte Rogers

Charlie is a spiritual manifestation coach/teacher that has helped thousands of people around the world manifest their goals and desires. She’s been featured on Elephant Journal, Addicted 2 Success & More!

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