I’m a manifesting girly. I have been for quite some time and I’m pretty sure I’ve written a blog post or ten on the subject before.
It also seems like everyone and their aunt is now talking about manifesting, even some big athletes and celebrities confessing that they owe all of their success in life, to manifesting.
But there are also the pessimists out there that don’t believe in the art of manifesting and see it as a witchy subject. Something that people who are deeply into horoscopes would believe.
Anyone can manifest, and I’m a big believer that it works. But recently I’ve been having a little trouble keeping the faith with it.
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My history with manifesting
I’ve shared a few anecdotes in the past about my success with manifesting. With my blog, with work, with apartment hunting and moving to New York.
Sometimes I mix manifesting with the law of attraction and assumption which are the two areas I probably practice the most.
With manifesting, you can create the mood boards and write the list of goals or write a letter to yourself a year from now. I’ve had a lot of luck with it in the past, but lately not so much.
How I manifest today
For the past two years I’ve been creating visual mood boards and setting them as my laptop screensaver. I’ve write lists of goals until they’re coming out of my ears.
Goals for the year, then goals for the month, then when it gets halfway through the year, I’ll update that goal list and write a six month goal plan.
I also write a letter to myself on the 1st day of each year, and then write a letter as myself writing a year in the future. I enjoy the exercise and it gives me motivation and something to work towards throughout the year.
What happens when it doesn’t work
I always consider myself a positive person, and know that everything works out and what’s for me won’t pass me and that if something doesn’t go my way, then either something better is coming along or it just wasn’t meant to be the direction my life was meant to take.
But I would say more recently things haven’t been going my way and try as I might to work towards the goals that I want most, they don’t work out.
No matter how many times I write it on my goals list, or how many times I add it to my vision board, or picture the moment it happens, imagine the feeling of being told it’s come true, it doesn’t seem to want to.
With this, I should be accepting that maybe it isn’t meant to be, or maybe there’s something else better coming along. But what if it’s the thing you want most in the world? How do you keep the faith in manifesting then?
Am I starting to lose faith in manifesting?
I feel a little out of touch with manifesting, especially these last few weeks. Now when 11:11 rolls around on the clock, I don’t know what to wish for.
I used to feel such a connection with the ‘universe’, knowing that what I asked for, it would always deliver. But now, not so much.
To get back to this, I think I need to start small again. Start manifesting little things like a sign from the universe that it’s working for me and not against me.
Is it just a bunch of hocus pocus?
When I feel a bit deflated like this, the universe sometimes delivers me something that makes me feel silly for doubting that I ever lost the belief.
If you’ve read The Secret, then you’ll know that manifesting isn’t a bunch of hocus pocus and that it’s real.
I also think when I hear disbelievers, What’s the harm in positive thinking? After all, that’s basically what manifesting is. Expecting the best outcome and working towards it.
Is there a negative to taking part in that way of thinking or acting? I don’t think so.
This month I’m getting back into manifesting and working on the law of attraction. I’ve been doubtful this summer and certain things haven’t happened for me, but I need to have faith that there’s a reason for this.
Something better is coming.