Is manifestation a sin? Everything you must know to avoid going against your religion

To put it simply, manifestation is all about transforming your dreams into reality. That cannot be a bad thing, right?

Well, from a religious standpoint, things might not be as straightforward as they may seem at first glance.

Does this mean that manifestation is against religion?

I have prepared a comprehensive review of the connection between religion and manifestation to answer the question – is manifestation a sin?

Also, I’ve put together a couple of reasons why you can and should practice manifestation, even if you are a religious person.

Let’s dive straight into it!

Is manifestation a sin?

If you’re looking for a short answer, here it is:

Generally speaking, the act of manifestation is not a sin. In fact, manifestation is neither bad nor good. It is merely a tool that allows you to use your awareness to create desired reality.

But what you manifest can make a real difference from a religious point of view.

Manifestation is not and can not be a sin if you are projecting something positive. Yet, it can be a sin if you are thinking about something negative and trying to transform those thoughts into reality.

Let me bring a good example to make this concept clear:

Think about modern technology. Is it bad or good? It is neither of those. Technology, just like a manifestation, is a tool. What matters is how you make use of it.

If you use technology to get an education, decrease pollution or save lives, then it is a positive thing. But if you decide to eradicate the whole human population using a newly developed chemical weapon, then, of course, it’s horrible.

When we want to evaluate manifestation, everything traces back to the motive.

If the motive you have is not considered a sin in your religion, then the manifestation is not a sin. For example, if you manifest speedy recovery and good health for your family member, no religion in the world would be against it (unless you’re into some really questionable cult).

On the contrary, if you choose to manifest to harm somebody, it will most definitely be considered a sin.

Does manifestation go against religion?

Manifesting does not go against religion if you are not trying to manifest negative thoughts.

The idea of manifestation is interrelated with the Law of Attraction – the concept that states that positive thoughts bring positive results into a person’s life, while negative ideas lead to negative developments.

Each religion has its standards and definitions for what sin is. Yet, one core principle can be found in almost every religion.

Typically, sin is an action that is done with the malignity of a grudge, like lying, deception or revenging.

If you are manifesting things that are a sin in your religion, then manifestation itself becomes a sin.

But, if used for the right purposes, manifestation can be a great tool to help yourself, your loved ones, and even practice your religion!

Does manifesting go against god?

Manifesting isn’t against God, although many people think it is.

In the last couple of years, manifestation has seen a spike in popularity. Many people started expressing controversial thoughts about manifestation. Some people believe that manifesting creates false idols; Others say that through manifesting, we act as a God.

Let me break down 6 solid points to prove to you that these people are completely wrong:

1) Manifestation is not magic

People practice manifestation with an understanding that it is not a panacea or magic, an easy fix. Adherents to many of the world’s religions believe that a God has a plan for every human being.

In other words, everything that happens is a part of a divine decision or a plan.

Manifestation does not go against the divine plan. It does not alter or change choices made by a God. Manifestation merely allows a person to be better prepared for what is yet to come. It helps to accept changes and understand what path you are meant to follow.

2) A manifestation is a form of faith

Faith can be described as a complete trust or confidence in someone or something, in our case – trust in God.

Now, just ask yourself these:

Would God want you to be joyful and happy? Would God desire you to think positively?

The obvious answer to both of those questions is yes!

The process of manifestations means thinking positively, focusing on good things, and having faith that those things will come true.

Many religions state that if you believe, you will receive what you are asking for. This is exactly the logic behind manifestation.

3) Manifestation can be a form of a prayer

Let’s take a look at the Bible:

“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24.

Is it just me or does this passage sound a bit like manifestation?

Here we learn that in Christianity, as in many other religions, you can ask for something in a good faith. Pretty much applies to what we’ve discussed so far!

When we think about something positive, we hope that it will come true. We channel our energy toward our goals and in this fashion, we bolster our faith and hope. In this way, we listen to our soul and express readiness for positive changes in our lives.

4) Manifestation does not work on its own

Manifestation is not witchcraft, and it cannot work on its own.

It would be nice just to think about a large sum of money and wake up with a million dollars in your bank account the next morning. Yet, manifestation does not work that way, it is neither magic nor witchcraft.

A habit of manifestation in your life is all about preparing yourself for what the universe, or God, has planned for you. It may look like a ritual for some people, but it is just a way to train yourself to think positively and accept guidance from the universe.

Think this way:

If you are anxious or terrified all the time, your mind will prevent you from excepting new opportunities. The main goal of manifestation is to prepare us for new beginnings, changes, and opportunities. Manifestation helps us to embrace the divine will or choices of the universe.

5) Manifestation is not an easy fix

Some people believe that people practicing manifestation try to find a quick fix to all their problems and desires. Accordingly, for many people, manifestation is associated with laziness. The truth is, manifestation is the opposite of laziness.

Focusing your thought on positive ideas requires huge inner energy and discipline. It requires changing lifestyle, mindset, and way of thinking.

On top of changing the mindset, manifestation requires taking action. You have to do your part to secure your success, happiness, and well-being. Without this, manifestation becomes merely wishful thinking.

So to sum up, manifestation is not an easy fix and it has nothing to do with being lazy.

6) A gifted advisor approves of your manifestation

The signs above will give you a good idea of why manifestation generally should not be considered a sin.

But a surefire way to know for sure is to speak with a gifted advisor.

They can answer questions like, is your feeling of guilt related to manifestation rooted in something else? Are you doing manifestation right?

The problem is finding someone you can trust, someone that can listen to your story and advice you accordingly.

That’s why I recommend Psychic Source. When I signed up for a reading, they provided me with a unique insight into where my life was going, including my attitude towards manifestation.

Having tried several online advisors, I honestly think that they’re the most caring, compassionate, and helpful network of gifted advisors out there.

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Not only will a genuine advisor tell you whether a manifestation is a sin in your case, but they can reveal other aspects of your thinking that may be against your religion without you even realizing it.

Why do some people think manifestation is a sin?

Above, I have spoken about the reasons why manifestation is not a sin. However, if you were surfing the internet before you got here, you might have found other sources stating that manifestation is in fact a sin.

I did too!

I have analyzed some of the common arguments against the manifestation and I want to look at them with you below:

1) People think that manifestation is too self-centered

Although everybody agrees that it is not wrong to wish for something that you like, some people think that manifestation is self-centered; many think that this practice neglects God.

The first part of this statement is correct, you do focus on yourself when manifesting. But the second one is entirely misleading.

Manifestation is self-centered in the sense that it requires a person to focus on a thought, idea, or dream. It teaches an individual how to direct inner energy toward real life.

However, people who truly understand manifestation, know that this is only one part of the equation.

You can manifest, but at the same time, you can believe that there is a divine plan or a pre-determined path for you. This prepares you to understand what path you should be taking and how you should be reacting to things that are waiting for you.

2) People think that manifestation creates a new, false reality

Many consider that manifesting your dreams and aspirations leads you to believe that you are your own God. To put it in another way, manifesting is equal to creating your own reality.

But is it the case?

Manifestation has nothing to do with structuring a new reality. Manifestation is all about belief, not only in yourself, but in the universe, or God. A person who truly believes in manifestation understands that we are all parts of one universe, that governs everything.

Can manifesting and praying be the same?

Manifesting and praying are not the same. Praying involves talking with God, asking him for something that you desire or need.

Manifestation is more about directing your energy and thoughts in a certain direction. It is about believing in your thoughts and using the power of your mind to make good things come true.

Even though manifesting and praying are not the same on default, they can sometimes overlap.

You should be completely open and honest about your feeling when praying. The same goes for manifestation. You can’t manifest false or artificial feelings; it would not work. Both manifestation and prayer require you to focus on your feelings and thoughts.

Many people think that praying brings the power of the universe into their situation. Others think that manifestation is impossible without help from a high power.

As you can see, manifesting and praying are different notions, but they have many things in common.

Which one is more powerful – manifesting or praying?

Manifesting and praying both have their advantages and both are incredibly powerful.

Praying is a way to feel connected with the universe and God. You pray when you want to express your gratitude, ask for something, or show faith in God.

You can pray for the well-being and happiness of other people, which is almost the same as manifesting. To be precise, prayers are God-centered. It’s a mechanism of communication with God.

Manifesting is more self-centered. It involves the practice of thinking aspirational thoughts to make them real. It prepares your mind to accept positive changes and be ready for new opportunities.

Both prayer and manifestation have their roles in each person’s life. Sometimes, you may need an open talk with God. In other cases, focusing on your thoughts and ideas may be more helpful.

Every person should decide when to pray and when to manifest depending on their spiritual and mental needs.

When is manifesting a sin?

Let us go back to where we started and recall what manifestation is. Manifestation is neither bad nor good, it is just a tool. Thus, manifestation cannot be a sin.

While the act of manifestation is not a sin (because of its essence), you can sin through manifestation. It all comes down to motives.

To start manifesting you should first choose your goal.

Only after that, you will be able to align your feelings, thoughts, and dreams so that they work towards that goal. So, the goal is key here.

When you are deciding upon your goal, make sure you choose the right motive – something that is not considered to be a sin in your religion.

For instance, in Christianity, greed is a sin. Trying to manifest something like affluence or luxury would be unacceptable for Christianity.

On the other hand, manifesting well-being or speedy recovery of your close friend or a family member would not be a sin.

Sometimes, it can be hard to determine sin when we are not certain about the outcomes of our goals and how they can influence others.

For instance, if you want to get a promotion at work, most probably you are trying to manifest this goal. But think about it more precisely.

Do you deserve to be promoted?

Have you worked hard enough for that? If you are not sure, try not to manifest it. Because somebody may be more suitable for this promotion and manifesting it for yourself may be considered arrogance.

There is no set formula that can help you determine if a certain manifestation is a sin or not. But there are a couple of things you should think about before manifesting.

First of all, ask yourself: If my goals come true, will they damage other people’s lives? Do I deserve the change I am asking for?

Think about those questions and answer honestly. If you believe that your manifestation will not cause any harm to others, it won’t be a sin.

Can manifesting someone be a sin?

Manifesting someone else can be a sin. As I have talked about earlier, the process of manifesting itself is not harmful, but motives can be. If you are manifesting another person for selfish reasons or with negative intentions, then it is a sin.

Every action done in malice or ill-will is a sin. This simple rule applies to manifestation.

However, if you are manifesting someone else with good intentions, it is not a sin. It can be considered an act of love and care. Such behavior is embraced by every religion known to humanity.

For example, you can manifest a boyfriend. It means that you are ready to meet “the one” and give him all your love and care.

Use manifesting cleverly and consciously to help other people. Don’t hurt others and never try to manipulate others’ feelings and thoughts.

Are Christians allowed to manifest?

Christians can manifest. The Bible and God’s teachings make it clear that we can create our plans, but at the same time, many people believe that God’s will and a divine plan exist.

Manifestation helps to understand what path we should choose and how to align our dreams with the desires we have. If whatever you wish for also aligns with God’s decision and divine plan, nothing will stand in your way of being successful.

The bible says: “seek and you will find”. Christians believe that God governs the destiny of every human being. However, God also tells us to work towards our short and long-term goals, put effort into our aspirations, and fight for our dreams.

If you manifest positive things, God will help you. But it is important to believe in yourself and prepare your conscience for your goals.

So, can you manifest and still be a religious person?

We had quite a discussion, didn’t we? I strongly believe that if God gave you ingenuity and wants you to pursue things in life that bring you happiness, then manifesting isn’t against God or religion.

Hopefully, everything I’ve covered above will shed some light on your concerns about manifestation being a sin.

But if there’s a part of you that still wants to know more, I recommend speaking to a genuine advisor.

And there’s one company that I always end up recommending, Psychic Source. Not only did they blow me away with their accurate reading, but they were also kind and understanding of my situation.

So if you’re tired of wondering about doing manifestation right or manifestation in general, get in touch with a gifted advisor and take your future into your own hands. I did, and I’ve never looked back since.

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Tatuli Turashvili

Tatuli Turashvili

I’m Tamar, a writer who loves to empower (or at least comfort) others when life gets a tad bit confusing. My secret recipe for doing so? Practicing self-love - everywhere and anywhere! I have an academic background in cognitive and social psychology, and I love to apply that to everyday struggles. I aim to investigate human nature, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness more and share my findings with you. Hopefully, we’ll enjoy the ride!

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