The 55×5 manifestation method is probably one of the most popular techniques hovering around social media so I’d like to dig into it.
What is it, does it work, how do you do it and how does it compare to other manifestation techniques?
What Is the 55×5 Method?
It helps sidestep one of the biggest problems I see people making in manifestation by keeping you focused and taking actionable steps towards bringing change to your physical reality. There are a lot of success stories out there but before we get into any of that I want you to understand what it really is.
There are a couple of variations floating around out there (depending on who you ask) but the 55×5 manifestation process is basically:
- Set your intention. A clear goal you want to achieve.
- Write it out in the form of an affirmation 55 times (in one sitting) – for five straight days. (Hopefully that makes sense – I’ll include an example below).
There are a couple of reasons we do this. Part of it is if you believe in numerology, there’s a power to the 555 pattern but even if you don’t the simple act of having a structure way to practice your manifestation is powerful in itself.
Remember: there are no set rules to manifestation (and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise). If you feel drawn to change or tweak a technique then absolutely go for it. The only thing I would say is once you’ve chosen a technique stick to it. Jumping between different techniques before you see results is only going to slow you down.
You could choose to do 22 affirmations for 2 consequetive days or 99 affirmations for 9 days.
The important parts are:
- You do the affirmations in one sitting. Don’t rush, be mindful and make the time to do it.
- You’re consistently doing them on consecutive days.
Does the 55×5 Manifestation Work?
Manifestation is one of the most empowering and powerful tools you have to change your reality. I’m a big believer in just how effective it can be to improving your life.
But, just like any manifestation technique, the 55×5 method is a tool. A tool is only as useful as the person using it.
It isn’t about having the perfect affirmation wording or even (really) about writing it out an exact number of times. Manifestation is about refocusing your mind and your actions into telling the universe what you want and then going out to get it.
There are a lot of different manifestation rituals out there but they all boil down to the same basic principles. Refocusing your will, intentions and actions and giving the universe a clear course to helping you.
Where the 55×5 method is powerful, is because it keeps your mind consistently focused which is one of the big hurdles, especially for beginners.
How Do You Do a 55×5 Manifestation?
These are the exact steps I follow and the same kind of thing we lay out in the manifestation workbook.
Step 1: Set your (Clear) Intention
If this is the first time you’re trying to manifest something (or you’ve just not had successful results before) start with something small. It might be simply getting in contact with a friend and having a good conversation or a getting a good cup of coffee. You can use the 55×5 method in bigger areas of your life, just learn to walk before you try running.
The 55×5 method means narrowing down your powerful affirmations that you want to do and picking just one.
Something clear, actionable and positive. It can be in any area of your life but ideally something you have an emotionally connection to and not just something you sort of wish would happen.
Some notes on setting your affirmation:
- Keep it in the present tense.
- Keep it positively charged.
- Use emotional language (even if it makes it longer).
So, for example, if I wanted to move country my affirmation could be:
I moved country.
If I add a little emotion, it could become:
I am thrilled that I moved country.
Step 2: Your Writing Ritual
Set some time aside where you’re not going to be distracted. If you do have to stop then I want you to scrap whatever you’ve got so far and start fresh when you return later on.
Tip: Try to keep your vibrational energy high before beginning your affirmation session. If you’ve just had a long day, maybe try to take the time to meditate a while before writing your affirmation 55 times just to get it over with.
Be mindful. Be present. This can be difficult with the 55×5 method because writing out the same thing over and over again can be boring. It isn’t about just getting the words out though. Your mindset is important.
Remove any distractions. Turn off the TV. Turn off your phone. Find space for yourself. This really isn’t an area you want to skimp on if you want to see real results.
You can use a scrap of paper, a manifestation journal (my personal choice), our workbook, your phone or any notepad that you have sitting around. The physical results of your manifestation are far less important than the attention you’re able to dedicate to writing them.
Don’t rush, take your time with this.
Step 3: Unleash Your Will
This part is true of any manifestation technique (and it’s the one you don’t want to hear). Step 3 is where we take it from wishful thinking, into actual manifestation.
The universe doesn’t know what we want until we tell it. The 55×5 manifestation technique gives us a clear and simple practice to focus and reframe our mind into what is possible and tells the universe what we want.
Unless you’re already on the brink of getting what you want (and your affirmations just push it over the edge) you’re going to need to take actionable steps to get out and make it happen.
This is how we make the law of attraction work for us.
For example, if you’re trying to manifest a specific person into your life then you’ll need to put yourself into a position to see them or contact them.
If you’re trying to manifest your dream job, you should be on the lookout for job opportunities or meeting people who might be able to help at the same time.
Help the universe help you.
Manifestation is going to help put opportunities in front of you. It’s going to be up to you to take advantage of them.
What if I don’t Get Results in 5 Days?
There could be a bunch of reasons you don’t see the results of your manifestation within the 5 days. Perhaps there’s a mistake with your practice (I’ll get to potential problems in a moment) or perhaps your intention just really didn’t match reality.
For example, I wouldn’t ever set the intention that I’m going to get $1,000,000 in 5 days.
It could happen but I’m far more likely to aim for some financial success or a specific material outcome. If your goals are that big it’s likely going to take longer than 5 days.
If it’s something you’re starting to see movement toward then I’d suggest changing to a different technique or simply extending the 55 a day rule for longer.
Potential Problems of the 55×5 Method
The biggest problem I see with this technique is it simply takes too long and being mindful in that time is difficult without practice. Part of what makes it so incredibly powerful is also what makes it difficult and if you’re not able to hold your attention long enough, you might be better starting with an easier technique.
Plus sometimes, the biggest problem with manifestation is the simplicity of the techniques and rituals.
It isn’t about simply writing out what you want 55 or even 555 times. I could copy and paste I’m going to win the lottery out on the blog post as many times as I wanted.
The mindset is what matters.
Taking actionable steps is what matters.
This is where we cross the line from wishful thinking (I mean we all wish we would win the lottery tomorrow) into actually manifesting your desire into reality.
What is the Most Powerful Manifestation Method?
Ultimately the best method is whatever works for you.
I’m a big fan of the 55×5 method and I use it myself for smaller goals I want to take action on in the short term. I’ve seen member success stories using this technique but perhaps your hectic lifestyle just won’t allow you the kind of time commitment needed or you find it hard to keep mindful for long enough.
There are certainly other techniques that can work (perhaps better for you) but I do think the 55×5 is worth trying.