Here are 7 ways to express your wealth

If you've been hustling, working overtime, or saving money for a rainy day, it might be time to show up, but you still feel like you're not reaching your full potential. You can do this through a vision board and repeating positive mantras to get a few thousand dollars or at least an extra few hundred dollars in your bank account.

According to astrologer Cecilia Cheung, manifesting is as simple as focusing on a goal. "When people say they want to manifest something, they are saying they want to align their energy with what they want," she tells Bustle. “By tuning into this frequency—the feeling of receiving something—the brain can be conditioned to look for opportunities to obtain that thing.”

That’s why you can’t just create a vision board and then sit back and wait for everything on it to come true. You have to show up while enjoying life to the fullest so that good things have a better chance of coming to you. "In my opinion, the performance approach exploits our confirmation bias to help us accelerate the realization of our desires," Zhang said.

There are some classic manifestation techniques to try, like positive spells or witchcraft options that might appeal to more occultists. Here are some ways to manifest more money, according to experts.

Get into a performance mindset

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Performance is primarily mental. In order to get what you want in life, you need to do things to convince your brain that you've got what you want and that good things are already coming to you. According to Zhang, living and breathing these ideas as if they have come true is half the battle. Once you're in the right headspace, you can do other rituals.

1. Personalization

Instead of thinking about vague hopes or dreams like "I want to be rich" or "I want a new car," try thinking about how the extra money will affect your life or the feeling of driving a car.

"The more personal you are with your performance, the more specific you can get, and the more detail you put into a well-crafted plan, the more consistent you can be with the frequency of your performance," Zhang says.

Zhang recommends not obsessing over the color of the car you want, or dreaming about a tropical vacation, but instead consider how much you value reliable transportation, how peaceful you would feel on a soothing getaway, and how these things would make you Your life is happier.

The more vividly you imagine it and live it, the stronger your manifestation will be.

2. Use the right frequency

Think of your manifestations as vibrations, frequencies, thoughts or waves that are sent out into the universe. This is especially helpful if you're feeling broke or stuck at a certain point in your life right now. If this is the case, Zhang recommends practicing gratitude exercises to reset and change your tone.

"Gratitude puts your body in a state of relaxation, not stress," she says. "For those of you willing to expand that, consider aligning yourself with the frequency of generosity. Find ways to give back, whether that's volunteering or helping a friend."

Volunteering allows you to connect with those around you, which in turn creates a sense of enrichment. It will also show the universe that you are not in a scarcity mindset.

By holding on to the time, money, or resources you already have, you’re essentially admitting to the universe that you’re broke—and that’s not what you want to do.

3. Be prepared

Have you ever viewed homes on Zillow even though you didn't have the money to buy them, or had a vacation planned but you didn't actually plan to book? This is basically a form of expression. Zhang recommends welcoming more money into your life by planning ahead in the same way as if you were a financial advisor.

To show the world that you're wealthy, use a spreadsheet to create a budget. "Let's say you want to show a million dollars," she said. "In this example, for the sake of simple math, let's say you have $500,000 left over now because of taxes. After setting a $500,000 budget, you'll plan your daily life—because that's bound to change."

Where will you live? Where will you travel? How would you invest? Think about it as if it has already happened. “That’s where vision boards and Pinterest can help with visuals,” she says. "If you're planning a move, use StreetEasy or Zillow to identify your dream home and a realistic price point, or if you're planning your dream vacation, find the perfect Airbnb to call home."

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4. Say affirmations in front of the mirror

To take an old-fashioned approach to showing up, Zhang recommends starting each day by saying positive affirmations in the mirror. Try "Money flows to me freely," "I am wealthy and secure," or "I am financially confident and I naturally attract good luck."

It doesn't hurt to write down this money list on a piece of paper and stick it on the mirror, next to your front door, or next to your computer. Anything you can do to remind your brain that you're already wealthy is a good start, she says.

5. Leave coins as a reminder

It's a simple ritual, Zhang said: Place coins or dollar bills in your home as a reminder of abundance. Post $20 on the wall next to your desk, put $25 on your bedside table, and put a lucky coin in your pocket. Every time you see cash, think about how your money is performing.

6. Create a vision board

If you're feeling artsy, consider using digital scrapbooks or trusty journal and magazine cutouts to serve as visual reminders of all your future treasures and fortunes. Remember, your manifestations are most powerful if they are based on how you want to feel and what you want to do when you are rich, rather than the material things you wish to have. Create a collage of a future where you are happy, prosperous, and secure.

7. Blow cinnamon at the front door

Cinnamon is a spice used for flavoring in many cultures but is also used in rich rituals, so Zhang recommends giving it a try. At the beginning of the month or new moon, put some cinnamon into the palm of your right hand and blow it through your front door and let it sit for a day before cleaning it out. This spice represents sunshine and abundance, so it should help bring you more wealth.


Babs Cheung, astrologer