Photography © Glenn Bowie


My thoughts on guided manifestation meditation videos

Close your eyes and picture what you desire

I’m visualizing the embodiment of closure and hoping he reaches out to me, this meditation session is starting great.

Connect to your core self, how do they feel?

Like I would be wasting my time if I wasn’t simply making use of my insomnia to help me feel something.

You feel as though you already have what you desire.

Lying to myself feels so easy suddenly, am I really this gullible? I would have to renounce nihilism if I became spiritual, so I almost don’t want this to work. I’ve found comfort in knowing the universe is random and entropy can only increase over time. I can’t bend the universe to do my bidding, I only weigh just over 100 pounds. To bend the universe significantly, I would have to be a billion times more massive. Why is this video succeeding in making me feel something? If only for five minutes.

Continue practicing mindful manifestation meditation to become a conscious co-creator with the universe.

Yeah, sure, I, a twink, will become as powerful as the entire universe because I shut my eyes and had a five minute lucid dream. I love being alive in 2022. Life is really so easy even though we’re on the verge of destroying our planet. Maybe if I just manifest that humans can get along with each other, I could win a Nobel Peace Prize for ending every single war in existence as well as world poverty. I am a conscious co-creator of the universe.

P.S: On the off-chance that video wasn’t BS, I’m just joking. Please do provide me with that closure I seek desperately enough to set aside my world view and manifest.


Sophie Dufresne is a psychology and creative writing double major student at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. They developed a strong interest in reading and writing poetry ever since they read “Hope” by Emily Dickinson when they were in sixth grade.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.