Does The Bay Leaf Manifestation Work? Here’s How To Do It Right

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Bay Leaf Manifestation is the latest ritual craze taking over social media.  On TikTok, there are 23.9 Billion views for the keyword, “bay leaf manifestation.”  And for the keyword, “bay leaf magic,” there are 36.3 Billion views and counting.

What is this Bey Leaf Manifestation craze and where did it come from?  But most importantly, does it work?  How do you do it?

In this article, we’ll discover what bay leaf is, its long history, and of course, how to do the Bay Lead Manifestation right so you can reap the benefits of this simple yet powerful manifestation technique.

WHAT IS BAY LEAF MANIFESTATION?

Bay Leaf Manifestation is a method that makes use of dried bay leaves to help you manifest your dreams.  It is a simple method or ritual, which involves writing down what you want to attract on the bay leaf, then burning the leaf over a fireproof dish, and visualizing your dreams coming true as the smoke from the leaves surround you.

But where did this come from?  And what is it about bay leaves that make them an effective herb for manifesting?

Well, it all goes down to its history as a tool used by ancient priestesses.

HISTORY OF THE BAY LEAF AND PROPHECY

The most popular folklore surrounding the use of bay leaf in magic is the story of the Oracle of Delphi. Delphi was the divine center of an ancient Greek civilization.  Its priestess, named Pythia, was believed to chew on bay leaves right before each oracle.  It was believed that the bay leaves enhanced the priestess’s psychic powers, helping her reading out oracles, and prophesizing divinations.  

It was believed in ancient times that eating large amounts of bay leaves or inhaling burnt bay leaves was said to induce a prophetic state.

Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, Greece. under the sun view

Other civilizations in the ancient Mediterranean regions believed bay leaves symbolized richness, success, and good fortune.  It was also used as a tool to help with psychic powers and astral travel.

The Greeks revered the bay leaf so much that they often made crowns or wreaths made of the leaves and worn by their prophets, poets, and philosophers.

WHAT SCIENCE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE BAY LEAF

Bay Leaf has been proven to contain anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It has also been proven to contain linalool, a substance that treats anxiety.

It has also been known to induce a narcotic state, which means eating large amounts of the leaf induces a trance-like and semiconscious state.

Though its ability to enhance psychic powers has never been proven, experts believe ancient civilizations might have thought the plant featured magical properties due to these properties.

The plant’s ability to make you feel drowsy and relieve or numb pain might have been interpreted as supernatural properties.

Nevertheless, whether bay leaves do contain divine power or not, it remains to be a symbol of magic, higher vibrational frequencies, and of course, having the ability to manifest your wishes and desires.

In the following section, we’ll present to you the many ways you can use bay leaves to make your dreams a reality.

HOW TO USE THE BAY LEAF MANIFESTATION RITUAL TO ATTRACT YOUR DREAMS

TIPS TO DOING IT RIGHT

Here are 9 ways you can do the Bay Leaf Manifestation

  1. BURN BAY LEAVES

This is the most popular method to do the Bay Leaf Manifestation method. Simply collect a few dried bay leaves, and prepare a fireproof dish, a pen, and a lighter.

Write down your dreams and wishes on the leaves.  You can write “soulmate,” “$10,000,” “job promotion,” and other things you want to attract.

Place them on the fireproof dish and start burning them.  As the leaves burn, close your eyes and visualize your dreams coming true.  Be thankful for the blessings you have in your life as gratitude is one of the best ways to manifest your dreams.

bowl of dried laurel leaves, top view

Let the smoke surround you and feel their warmth.  Once you’re done, collect the ashes and throw them to the Earth or scatter them on a body of water.

  1. PLACE IT ON YOUR VISION BOARD

You can also put a bay leaf or two on a vision board.  Harness its supernatural powers to help you visualize your future dream life and add it to your collage.

The Vision Cloud’s Original Vision Board Kit includes a large foldable board that can hold large collages, pictures, affirmations, embellishments, and of course, a couple of bay leaves.

The kit comes with a mounting putty that allows you to mount anything on the board without ruining it should you take it out.  Pinch a little bit of mounting putty and place it on the back of a bay leaf.  Put your bay leaf on your vision board to represent good fortune, good luck, and magic.

vision cloud board

  1. WRITE ON IT

If you don’t like burning herbs or you don’t have a vision board, you can still use the Bay Leaf Manifestation technique.  

Write down your goals and dreams on the leaves, and place them in your manifestation journal, if you have one.  If you don’t have one, it’s time you buy one, or better yet, get yourself a vision board journal or a Law of Attraction notebook.

Insert the leaves on the pages of your journal where you’ve written similar goals and dreams.

  1. PLACE A BAY LEAF IN YOUR WALLET

If you want to manifest money and abundance, place a bay leaf in your wallet or purse.  Write down your financial goals or the amount of money you want to receive and keep the bay leaf inside your wallet.  This can help you manifest wealth and financial success. 

  1. PLACE BAY LEAVES FOR MANIFESTATION AROUND THE HOUSE

If you moved into a new home or you simply want to attract more good luck in your household, place bay leaves in strategic places in your home.  You can put a couple on your front door, in your kitchen, bedroom, and any place in your house where you want to attract happiness, joy, good luck, and harmony.

  1. MAKE A SPELL JAR

You can also place a bay leaf inside a spell jar.  If you want to manifest love, place symbols of romance in this jar, such as a heart, a love letter, flowers, rose quartz crystals, and a bay leaf to manifest romantic love.

If you want to manifest money, place an intention note inside, as well as small items like gold, a check, coins, and other objects that represent money.  And of course, place a few bay leaves inside.

  1. SOAK IN A BATHTUB WITH BAY LEAVES FLOATING

While you soak in your bathtub and the bay leaves are floating around, visualize your goals and desires coming true.  Feel the warmth of the water and the aroma being emitted by the bay leaves.  

Feel the manifestation power of these bay leaves in every inch of your body as you relax and bathe in this magical water.

woman soak in a bathtub with bay leaves floating

  1. DRINK BAY LEAF TEA

You can also make yourself a bay leaf tea to help you harness its manifestation power.  Enjoy every sip of the tea as you meditate or visualize your intentions.  Make sure to taste the genuine aroma and flavors of the bay leaf to harness its power to manifest.

  1. PLACE IT UNDER YOUR PILLOW

Write down your intentions on the leaves and place them under your pillow.  It is believed that doing this method will help you dream about achieving your goals and manifesting your dreams.  This will leave you feeling optimistic and positive as soon as you wake up in the morning.

You can also get creative with your manifestation methods using bay leaves.  As long as you honor its history and symbolism, you can do whatever method you can when it comes to using the plant to manifest your dreams.

TIPS DO DOING THE BAY LEAF MANIFESTATION RITUAL RIGHT

Here are some tips to help you do the Bay Leaf Manifestation right:

  1. MANIFEST WITH BAY LEAF AT THE RIGHT TIME

Though you can do these methods any time and on any day of the week, there are three instances when its magical power is at its highest.

The day of a New Moon is ideal for manifesting something new in your life, while the day of a Full Moon is perfect for ending cycles, relationships, and projects.  

The winter solstice (December 21) is another perfect day to manifest using the Bay Leaf method. The Grecian God Apollo was associated with bay leaves, as he was the one to designate Delphi as his center of divination and the seat of the Oracle of Delphi.

God Apollo was also associated with Yule or the winter solstice, so this day of the year holds immense power when it comes to manifestation with bay leaves.

Young woman praying in the snow and good winter times

  1. FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION ON THE BAY LEAF

You might be making a vision board with a bay leaf, or visualizing, taking a bath, and so on.  However, you should also meditate and pay attention to the bay leaf.

Visualize the leaf emitting powerful and enigmatic energies to help you manifest your dreams.

  1. RESPECT THE BAY LEAF

When you buy your bay leaf, and when you’re done using it, throw it out by scattering its ashes to a body of water such as a river or ocean.  You can also scatter it on grass, the beach, and or in the woods.

Return it to its home, which is in nature.  Don’t just use it then throw it in the trash.  Remember that it holds your intentions and your wishes.  Give it respect as if you’re giving respect to your intentions.

The Bay Leaf Manifestation technique may seem like a new New Age movement wellness method but its history goes a long way.  Knowing about its origins and how it was used to induce prophecies and visions will help you better understand its magical powers.

Use the Bay Leaf Manifestation technique as a supplement to your vision boards, visualizations, and other manifestations methods.

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