Abbey Bowles is a senior looking forward to graduating from Coronado High School to go pursue her dreams in studying abroad and traveling in college. This is her second year on “The Roar” staff. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, and trying new foods that are unique. In the future Abbey plans on becoming an entrepreneur in interior design because she loves decorating and has a good eye for detail.
The Law of Attraction is an ancient theory that states if a person genuinely desires something, they can write and think about it happening to them, and it will eventually come true. It’s the idea that if you try to attract that energy (of the thing you want), the universe will send what you need your way. However, most people refer to this phenomenon as manifesting.
The historical roots of manifestation are somewhat unclear, but it can be traced back to Buddhist teachings in Eastern culture. Mentions of the practice are found in Christianity as well, so it’s not as if one religion or practice can be credited with manifestation.
“My method is to meditate and pray in a safe environment, such as a field or park,” junior Tyler Freed said. “After praying, I write my intentions a certain amount of times for what I want to manifest on paper, and then I keep it close to me until I receive what I manifested.”
Up until the 19th century manifestation didn’t even have a name. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was a highly gifted and respected spiritual traveler in the 19th century, and she deemed this practice the ‘Law of Attraction.’
You can manifest just about anything that can actually happen, but it takes time and hard work. The presence of what you want must always be on your subconscious. Three of the most common methods of manifestation are scripting, using a vision board and the “5×55” method.
Scripting is just what it sounds like– writing. With scripting, manifesters simply write out what they want in life. This concept is the idea that you’re ‘putting your dream out there’- or in this case on a piece of paper. Writing it in great detail helps, but the most important thing to remember is that it is absolutely crucial to write it as if you already have it. For example, you would want to script “I love having a ton of money” instead of “I want money in the future.” Writing it in present tense essentially tricks your subconscious into thinking you already have this.
Many spiritual experts consider scripting the written form of visualization. Scripting is when a person focuses on what they want and consciously thinks about it throughout the day. If a person woke up and imagined themselves having loads of money, they’d need to be thinking about that in the back of their mind throughout the day. For some, scripting is easier than visualization, but both require the subconscious to be aware.
“I just followed what my intuition told me felt right,” Freed said. “What I manifest comes true.”
Creating a vision board is another handy way to visualize your dreams and make them more real (since they’re physical). Many people use this as an alternative to scripting, but every person is different. A vision board is where you take small items that represent your dreams/goals and glue or tape them to a board. For example, if you desire money, you might put a dollar bill on your vision board, or even a printed-out picture of money. If you want to be happy, maybe you’d put a smiley sticker on there. It’s all about what your dreams mean to you and how you interpret them.
The 5×55 method is commonly seen on social media, and probably because it seems the fastest. This method is relatively simple; someone thinks of their manifestation, and they proceed to write it 55 times a day for five days. It’s also common with 3×33, 4×44, and so on- the only limit is when your hand cramps up.
Similar to scripting, whatever you write must be in the present tense. Even after the five days are up, you still need to have that manifestation sitting in the back of your head. This isn’t a one-time thing; your subconscious has to always be aware of whatever it is you’re searching for.
“I feel like you manifest every day without knowing it,” sophomore Swanson said. “It’s like wishing on a star or blowing out a birthday candle. But I’ve been doing this since I used little worry dolls as a kid.”
Overall, manifesting isn’t an exact science. However, so many people have gotten amazing results from it, so there’s really no harm in manifestation. If you take it seriously and put in the effort, maybe some good will come of it.
Aubree Gearhart is a sophomore, attending her first year on “The Roar” staff. She is not yet sure what section she enjoys writing, but she knows that she loves writing in general and hopes to one day pursue a career in either journalism/broadcasting or criminology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, reading and writing, painting/drawing and attending jazz class. Her favorite shows are “Friends” and “Criminal Minds”, and her favorite movies are “Ferris Bueller’s Day off” and “The Breakfast Club.”
Aubriana Weisbach is a Junior this year, and this is her first year on “The Roar” staff. Aubriana has always had a love for writing, and enjoys writing opinion pieces the most as of now. She likes driving around listening to music with her friends, shopping for shoes, and watching movies in her free time. Aubriana plans to attend a university after highschool, and then law school to later become a mergers and acquisitions lawyer.
Ellis Sondrup is a senior looking forward to this year as the sports and news editor. She is often busy swimming with her club team as well as the school varsity team in the spring. Ellis also sings in a local choir. In her free time, she enjoys watching and talking about basketball and wants to cover the NBA in the future. Ellis is looking forward to covering football and basketball as well as editing sports features.
Lorin Alukonis, junior, is excited for her first year as the features editor on “The Roar” news staff. She enjoys playing club and high school volleyball in her free time as well as late night drives with her friends. Her favorite types of music to listen to are indie pop and throw-back 2000s songs; she also loves meeting new people and becoming friends with everyone. One of her life goals is to explore Europe and learn about the fascinating history and culture.
Madison Kitch is a junior and the A&E editor for “The Roar.” This is her third year on staff, and she is excited to continue gaining experience and making new relationships. She enjoys hanging out with friends, but values her time alone more than anything. She also enjoys writing, reading, baking, and filming. Her favorite shows include “Archer,” “Daria,” and “Gilmore Girls.” Her favorite movies are “Donnie Darko” and “The Princess Bride.” She loves listening to the “Practical Magic” soundtrack while singing in the shower. She doesn’t know where she wants to go to college yet, but she knows she’ll love it, no matter what.
Maya Fankulewski, junior, is a second year writer for “The Roar.” She enjoys writing features and opinion pieces. In her free time, she hangs out with her friends, practices the piano and volunteers in the community. In addition, Maya enjoys traveling and trying new things. She hopes to pursue a career that involves journalism.
Myleigh Amrhein is a Junior, and this is her second year on “The Roar” staff. Myleigh is also in teaching and training 3 at school. She works at Chick-fil-A, so she spends her time there or hanging out with her friends from work. She also spends her extra time hanging out with her family and playing with her dogs. She loves photography and loves to take pictures of her friends and family.
Oliver Van Aken is a Junior, and this is his 3rd year on “The Roar” staff. This is also his 2nd year being editor, this year he is Opinion Editor. Oliver loves writing features and opinion pieces, especially ones related to current events. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, yoga, reading, and finding new music. He also performs community service work through Young Men’s Service League. Oliver intends on finishing High School and going to college for a degree Journalism/Economics.
Riley Cable is a senior, and this is her third year on “The Roar” staff. This year she is taking on the role as Editor-in-chief. Riley loves to write features and sports, specifically soccer. In her free time, she loves to take workout classes, get coffee or just drive around blasting music. Riley loves being surrounded by good energies, and she loves to constantly be around people. Riley’s current plans after high school are to attend college and hopefully pursue a career in neuroscience or psychiatry, but she wants to keep writing on the side.
Valerie Perez is a junior and has been on “The Roar” staff for three years and counting. Lately, Valerie has been addicted to sleeping in and listening to music by her favorite artists Cuco and Bad Bunny. She loves to go out and spend time with friends but loves to be by herself just as much. Valerie is very dedicated to school and getting good grades, yet she always finds time to be easily distracted and procrastinate.
X Turgeon is a senior at Coronado High School and plans on joining the United States Air Force after graduating. This is his first year on “The Roar” staff. In his free time, he enjoys wrestling, skating, and hanging out with friends. In the future X plans on going career while in the Air Force and retiring after 20 years to start a family and travel the world.