In a recent interview, Megan Fox revealed that she believes she manifested her relationship with Machine Gun Kelly when she was a little girl — literally.
Said the star, "He's my exact physical type that I've been manifesting since I was four. I'm also four years older than him. So I think I made him," she said. "My thoughts and intentions grew him into the person that he is, who knows what he would've looked like or been like if it wasn't for me."
It may sound kooky to some, but belief in manifestation isn’t new (as fans of The Secret will tell you).
The Law of Attraction Principle emerged in the early 19th century. It says that positive thoughts bring positive results into a person's life, while negative thoughts bring negative outcomes.
In the last few years, "manifesting" has become increasingly popular among social media users. (Google searches for 'manifesting' were up 669% between March-July 2020.) On TikTok, the 'how to manifest a boyfriend' tag has over 125mm views, while the term 'bf manifestation' has over 16 billion. But manifesting isn't just about love. People put out energy in hopes of receiving jobs, money, dream homes, and more.
Experts worry that the idea of “manifestation” puts too much emphasis on *hoping* for what we want — leading people to believe that visualization itself is sufficient (when most goals are accomplished by a combination of visualization + focused, hard work over a long period of time + overcoming obstacles + pivoting/adjusting methodology + more).
Reading about this topic got us thinking…
? Do you believe in free will — and is the practice of manifestation basically a belief in free will?
? Do you think we can actually "manifest" things into existence? Or does visualization work because visualizing something makes it more likely that we’ll take the steps to actually achieve it?
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