Psychologist Nancy Sokarno walks us through the 369 Manifestations Method and how to get the most out of your therapy sessions.
There’s a new mindfulness practice on the block and it merges visualization and manifestation to help reframe your thoughts into a more positive state of mind. Lysn psychologist Nancy Sokarno walks us through the 369 method to see if that’s all it’s supposed to be.
In life, we cannot control what happens to us, but we can control how we react. A positive response to life’s stress and uncertainty can help if you can learn to see things from a different perspective.
And a method that claims to help you do that has been circulating on social media called the 369 method, Body + Soul reports.
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What is the 369 method?
The 369 Method is a technique that is considered a powerful way to manifest things into existence. This highlights the belief that certain numbers have specific powers and can speed up the manifestation process.
Grabbing worldwide attention through TikTok, it’s a form of spiritual enlightenment that uses numbers to focus on what you want in life. TikTok users say the 369 method brings them money, new relationships, a new job, and pay rises.
The 369 Method is very similar to ideas found in “The Secret” or “The Law of Attraction” that you use manifestation to get what you want in life. Manifestation is the notion that we can transform an idea into reality through our thoughts, intentions, beliefs, and general state of mind. The idea is that we focus on the things we desire and can attract them through what we think, say and do.
What are the origins of the 369 method?
Method 369 was originally inspired by scientist (and inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist) Nikola Tesla.
Tesla is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern AC power system. He was also known for his spiritual enlightenment and noted the numbers 3, 6 and 9 as “divine numbers”.
He was quoted as saying, “If you knew the magnificence of the numbers 3, 6, and 9, you have the key to the universe.”
But while Method 369 was inspired by Tesla, it was created and introduced to the public by Karen Yee, an expert in Law of Attraction methodology.
How does the 369 method work?
According to social media posts, to practice the 369 method, you need to set clear intentions about what you want, focus on the things you desire, and finally (and hopefully) attract them into your universe by using the power of numerology. .
The technique suggests that you should write down your desires in a sequence of 3, 6, and 9. Although it may seem like a very simple thing to do, the trick is to focus your mind on those things while you are. write, imagine them happening and give positive energy to those thoughts. The method says you don’t have to think about how it’s going to turn out, just to imagine it goes.
According to publications on the 369 method, the first step is to choose a goal, desire or dream that you want to achieve in your life. Although it says you can work on multiple desires at once, it’s supposed to be best to start with one goal and be specific, not vague.
The second step suggested is the process of writing down these desires in the morning. The method suggests writing them down three times a day – morning, noon and evening, for 45 days. In the morning, you must write down your desires three times. Ideally, you would do this in a dedicated process journal and keep it handy, so you can keep practicing.
The third step is to write them at noon, but this time write them six times.
The fourth step is to write them at night, but this time write them nine times.
Can the 369 method help you stay positive?
The 369 Method can involve lots of positive thinking, goal setting, and manifesting to bring what we want into our lives. The technique aligns with the positive affirmations tactic which is a popular technique sometimes used in cognitive behavioral therapy. This focuses on replacing a person’s existing thoughts that may be false and detrimental to their own sanity, with thoughts that positively affirm their own worth.
The psychological theory behind positive affirmations is described in the Psychology of assertiveness by Claude Steele. This theory focuses on how individuals adapt to information or experiences that threaten their self-image. He suggests that when a person engages in activities that will promote the values and beliefs that are central to a person’s identity, it will also help promote self-integrity.
It’s a process of trying to train your brain to believe what you say and stop that negative inner voice. It can help people who have a negative disposition or poor self-image where they can try to reverse it by continually reaffirming positive statements to themselves.
What do you think of assertiveness and manifestation theories?
In my opinion, we really need to be wary of techniques like this. The problem is that they are not supported by science. Most experts (myself included) tend to dismiss the 369 method as an illegitimate technique. However, some components of techniques similar to this one might ring true (and for some, help them stay positive).
Overall, however, I would liken this technique to what is called a self-fulfilling prophecy in which we have an expectation about our future that manifests because we believe it will and our behaviors that result line up to fulfill this belief.
For example, if one of your 369 methods saves $1,000 in three months, your attitude and actions could make your prediction come true. You are more likely to be mindful of your spending habits and will begin to focus on saving during this time. You’ll naturally gravitate toward a money-saving option, like buying a private label item at the supermarket or ignoring the urge to buy that new dress.
Writing down your goal several times a day will certainly act as a constant reminder to work towards what you are manifesting.
Nancy Sokarno is a psychologist at Lysn. Lysn is a digital mental health company with world-class wellness technology that helps people find their best-suited professional psychologist while being able to access online tools to improve their mental health. www.welysn.com.
This story originally appeared on Body + Soul and has been reproduced with permission