I’ve been a student of the Law of Attraction for about 13 years now and one of my earliest questions that I always used to wonder about, and probably the most common question I hear from people is “Why the hell did I manifest this!?”
Meaning, usually something happens in a person’s life that they perceive as a “negative” thing and they’re confused as to why that thing happened.
The usual example I like to use is car accidents.
Someone gets into a car accident and then they say to me “I don’t understand! I wasn’t thinking about getting into a car accident! I was just driving and thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner the next day and then BOOM, someone hit me! There’s no way I manifested this. I was in a good mood, I wasn’t thinking about someone hitting me!”
Well, look… NOBODY drives around thinking that they’re going to get into a car accident when it happens.
Then it wouldn’t really be an accident – LOL.
Let me share my perspective on how these things work, where something manifests in your life that you weren’t thinking about.
If you manifest something unexpected and seemingly “negative”, like for example a car accident or an injury or something like that… it’s for one of two reasons…
#1 – It’s Working to Your Benefit
Sometimes we ask the Universe for something that we really, really want, but we get STUCK in not knowing how to manifest the thing that we want.
For example, a friend of mine wanted a new car. She kept talking about how she wanted a new car.
However, she already had an older car she was driving and she didn’t really want to sell it.
So the position she found herself in was where she wanted a new car, but already had a used car that she didn’t want to sell.
So then, one day while driving, one of her tires blew out suddenly and she crashed her old car into a pole.
Nobody got hurt, but the car was pretty much totaled.
Problem solved. 🙂
She now drives a new car.
Now, I’m not saying she crashed the car on purpose, or that she even THOUGHT about her old car crashing.
What I’m saying is that she wanted a new car, but felt a bit trapped in still having her old car, so the Universe manifested a set of circumstances which took care of that situation.
In the same way I’ve seen people talk about wanting a new job, but feeling trapped in their old job, and then one day they come into work and get fired or laid off and they’re surprised like “I can’t believe I got laid off!!!!”
Well, you’re asking the Universe for a NEW JOB, so what do you expect to happen!? 🙂
A lot of times when we manifest seemingly “negative” things, they aren’t actually negative things at all.
They are things that lead us toward what we REALLY want, and often times much faster than we ever imagined… it’s just that we haven’t seen the whole plan the Universe has for us yet.
So if you’re clear on what you want, and you’re feeling good about it and you’re keeping your vibration aligned with what you want, but something seemingly “negative” still happens, it most likely means that this thing will help you get what you want. You just have to wait a little bit to see how it plays out.
Or, the other reason is this…
#2 – You’re Projecting / Vibrating the Matching Feeling to the Event
Going back to our car accident example…
Let’s say you get into a car accident, and it’s nothing related to reason #1 I mentioned above.
The other possibility is that you have been projecting / vibrating and thus ATTRACTING the same feeling that the car accident caused you to feel.
For example, lets say you got into the car accident and afterwards you felt anger and frustration and a sense of “I can’t believe this is happening to me!”
If that is the feeling that you went to after your car accident, look at your life for the weeks leading up to the car accident and ask yourself where in your life have you been feeling ANGRY and FRUSTRATED and a feeling of “I can’t believe this is happening to me!”
For example, let’s say that you run a business and you just found out that one of your employees has been stealing from you.
And let’s say that this causes you to feel angry, frustrated and a disbelief of “I can’t believe this is happening to me!”
And now let’s say that you fire this employee, and you spend the next 3 weeks telling and re-telling the story of this horrible employee to everyone you know and reliving that anger, and frustration and disbelief.
When you do that, you’re essentially sending out and order to the Universe to attract the same feelings…
“Hello Universe, I would like you to send me situations and circumstances where I will feel ANGER, FRUSTRATION and DISBELIEF…”
That’s basically what you’re telling the Universe. That’s the order you’re giving it.
“Send me more of those things.”
So then, the Universe responds to that request, perhaps by manifesting this car accident in your life.
Why? Because then you will once again feel ANGER and FRUSTRATION and DISBELIEF.
It’s not that you were telling the Universe “Hey, send me a car accident.”
You’re just saying “Send me ANYTHING that will make me feel this way.”
And the Universe just manifests whatever situations and circumstances that will mirror those feelings.
That is how it works.
And of course if after that car accident you then spend the next 3 weeks telling and re-telling the story of how this idiot hit you with his car, or whatever the situation was, guess what?
You’ll once again feel those feelings of ANGER and FRUSTRATION and DISBELIEF while telling your story to people, and guess what the Universe is hearing you ordering?
“Oh, you want MORE ANGER and MORE FRUSTRATION and MORE DISBELIEF? Well, sounds dumb to me, but sure I can give you more of those…”
And then a few days later you once again manifest yet ANOTHER thing to be angry / frustrated about. 🙂
What to Do About This
So what do we do about this? How do we stop this kind of crap from happening?
Well, in the first case, if it’s the Universe manifesting WHAT you want, but just in a method that you’d prefer to avoid, then just be more clear.
Let’s say you want to manifest a new car, then tell the Universe you want a new car in an easy and simple way, for the greatest good of all.
Essentially be more specific as to what you want.
Also, learn to ask yourself the question I cover in this video.
If it’s the second case, where you’re manifesting things that are a vibrational / feeling match to how you’ve been feeling lately, the only solution is to STOP feeling those ways.
If you’re angry about something, find ways to RELEASE that anger.
Don’t re-tell your story 100 times!
It’s okay to feel angry at times, but take that feeling and channel it into something positive.
Don’t just get stuck in an endless loop of constantly feeling anger over and over again.
Get help from people who know how to release stuck energy and unexpressed feelings so that you no longer have to keep manifesting more things in your life that make you feel that way.
If you don’t, then you’ll continue to manifest more and more situations, people and events which bring up those negative feelings again and again.