Are you wondering why you can’t manifest?

Manifesting is the new buzzword these days and I’m sure you’ve heard of it too.

Many people have attributed being able to achieve their dreams because of manifesting, but not everyone has had the same success.

Are you one of those people?

Maybe you watched a law of attraction movie and decided “I’m gonna manifest”. You followed all the steps but it’s been a while and it still hasn’t come.

You may be thinking that you are doing all the right things, totally unaware that you’re doing the mistakes I’m about to tell you.

In this article you will learn:

  • What is manifesting
  • Why you can’t manifest
  • How to manifest 

Why You Can’t Manifest

There are so many resources out there that can teach you how to manifest. There are so many methods and techniques and you just have to choose which one suits you best.

But as you will learn, it’s not enough just to learn how to do something. You also need to be aware of the common mistakes that people make. Why? So that you know what ‘not to do’.

Why Can’t I Manifest?

As a general rule, when learning something new, you need to know the dos and don’ts. If your manifestation isn’t working, it may be because you’re doing something you’re not supposed to. 

For example, it’s not enough to learn how to start a car. You also have to know that you shouldn’t go past the speed limit, that you shouldn’t panic, you shouldn’t use your phone, and you shouldn’t put off fixing issues.

We’ll get into the don’t’s of manifesting later on. First, let’s get you familiarized with what manifesting is.

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What Is Manifesting?

Manifesting is using the power of your mind to alter and create the reality that you experience.

It involves the use of your thoughts, actions, beliefs, and emotions.

It is a self-development technique to follow that will enable you to be the greatest version of yourself and be able to lead the life you want.

It’s not just positive thinking and using willpower. It’s way more than that.

Manifesting is also not the same as wishful thinking. There is now plenty of science that could explain how it works, specifically quantum physics, but that’s a whole different topic.


What Does It Mean To Manifest Something?

To manifest something means to bring something into your conscious reality. From an idea or vision that only existed in your mind into something tangible in your physical world.

For example, when you hear someone say ” I manifested my dream job!” That means that they didn’t have it before.

They started from a reality where they probably didn’t like their work. But they had this dream job and they used manifestation to alter their reality.

Any desire that you have, a relationship, a house, a job, a vlog camera, anything. If from nothing, you used the power of your mind to bring it into your reality, that is manifestation.

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How To Start Manifesting?

The internet has made it so easy to learn how to manifest. You can watch Youtube videos, even Tiktoks, read books, watch movies, and read blogs.

There are so many different methods or techniques that people swear by. But to start, you can use the steps mentioned in the film that started it all called “The Secret”.

Rhonda Byrne divided it into 3 steps:

  1. Ask (What is it that you desire? Write it down. Place an order to the universe as if it’s your catalog)
  2. Believe (Believe that you can have that desire)
  3. Receive (You must feel good about it and trust that it will come to you)

That’s basically it. Sounds easy, right? But why is it that not everybody can manifest their desires?

You can learn more about this by reading this article about how to manifest.

Manifesting Mistakes

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1: You’re Using The Wrong Language

When you go through your affirmations in the morning, what language do you use? 

“I will become rich, I will become successful, I will become this and that.”

Does that sound familiar? If that’s the kind of language you’re using, that’s the reason why you can’t manifest.

What’s wrong with this language is that you’re pertaining to something in the future and you’re speaking in a state of lack.

You are saying that you don’t have that thing now so what you’re actually manifesting is ‘not having that thing’.

Let me explain what I mean:

The subconscious mind only works with present moment statements. Past and future don’t exist, they’re just concepts made up by the conscious mind. 

The only thing that matters for the subconscious mind is what you affirm in the present moment. 

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If you say “I will become rich” or “I will manifest a house”, what you’re telling the universe is:

“I don’t have a house “or “I don’t have abundance and financial freedom and all of the stuff I’m trying to manifest.”

To which the universe responds: “Okay, well, I’ll echo that back to you then.” So then you get more of that lack. 

In this case, you would get more experiences of being broke or of not having the thing you’re trying to manifest.

Time is an illusion and the only thing that truly exists is the eternal present moment. 

So what you should say is: “I am wealthy, I am abundant, I am successful, I have whatever I desire.”

Now, you are telling the universe that you are all those things and it responds: “Okay, cool! Let me adjust your reality.”


2: You Don’t Believe In It

Your beliefs create your reality.

The universe will only show you what you believe to be true. You cannot manifest something that you don’t believe you can have.

This is true both on a conscious and subconscious level. You need to let go of self-limiting beliefs.

A lot of people have blocks. For example, financial money blocks. They adopted limiting beliefs like “It’s hard to make money, money is the root of all evil.”

And it’s more complicated if it’s deeply rooted in your subconscious. You may think that you believe in your manifestation 100%, but subconsciously, you don’t.

This is where shadow work and Subliminals can be useful.

You need to believe that whatever you’re manifesting is true.

3: You’re Not Embodying It

When you tell yourself that you are or you have something subconsciously, you will start to act in ways that make that statement true. 

If you believe that you are a wealthy, successful, healthy, powerful individual, subconsciously, your brain will start to think differently.

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“If that’s true, then I would be doing these things. I wouldn’t be laying in bed until 10 am, and I wouldn’t be wasting my time playing video games. So what would I be doing?”

When you tell yourself affirmations as if they were true now, you will act in ways that will make them true. 

 You need to truly embody the emotions that you’re already wealthy or successful or healthy or happy now and then later. 

4: You’re Not Letting Go

“You can’t want it so much that you worry you won’t have it.” -Oprah

Your strong attachment to the result may be one of the factors preventing you from manifesting.

Similar to how holding on too tightly to a relationship may cause it to drift apart, holding on too tightly to your desire can prevent it from coming true.

You also cause emotions of fear and anxiety since you don’t already have them. Being in these states of emotions keep you stuck in a low vibration, in a state of lack.

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When you focus on what you don’t have rather than energetically embodying the person who already has what you desire, you get too attached to the result.

You’re like a child who keeps asking their parent, “Are we there yet?” until they become irritated and stop the car, or worse, turn around and drive you back to where you started.

You shouldn’t be so fixated on the outcome that you lose sight of the now; otherwise, you risk missing significant clues and opportunities provided by the universe.

You must detach yourself from the result.

How To Manifest Properly

The key is to believe that your manifestations are already true now. 

You need to truly embody the feeling that you’re already wealthy or successful or healthy or happy.

When you tell yourself these things as if they were true, you will also act in ways that will make them true. 

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All you need to do is act as though you have already received your desires and feel good about it.

The law of attraction states that when you feel positive emotions, you raise your vibrations and you attract positive circumstances in your life. That means attracting your desires would be easier too.

I have free training on how to raise your vibrations and attract anything you want. 

You must have faith in the Universe too.  You don’t need to think about how you will receive it.

When you start controlling how it will come to you, you’re giving out a vibration that you don’t have that thing.

“I need to do this or I won’t get it”, instead of just trusting that it will come. The universe will take care of how these desires will come to you. You just gotta be ready to receive.

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Manifesting Money

Many people feel guilty about wanting to manifest wealth but in order to give more to the world for free, you need to be financially abundant.

Having financial abundance also gives you the freedom to do the things you love.

If you don’t have any time or money, you’re going to be stuck doing something you don’t like, whether that’s working a job for somebody you don’t like or doing something that you don’t enjoy.

That will lower your vibration. You’ll just be frustrated because you’re not able to do the things you love and you won’t be able to share your gifts with the world. 

If you have money now, you don’t need a job and you can focus on your purpose, contributing to the world, sharing things you love, and doing the things that you enjoy.

This is why you should manifest money and not feel guilty about it.

By the way, here’s a free training I created just for you! It’s about how to manifest financial abundance. 



Is It Possible To Manifest Anything?

It’s possible to manifest anything you desire as long as you believe you can have it.

Of course, there are some exceptions. For example, you can’t manifest to be in Hogwarts. Your subconscious knows that it’s not physically possible to be in a fictional world.

Your brain knows, of course, if something is within your capabilities or not. I don’t care if you truly believe that you’re the God of the sea. You won’t be able to manifest a tsunami. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Is Manifestation A Sin?

Manifestation itself is not a sin unless you use it to commit something evil. 

Manifestation is just a tool you use to create your reality. We are always manifesting even if we are not aware of it.

It can only be a sin if your intentions are bad.  For example, manifesting something that will cause anyone harm.

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Can You Manifest Someone Specific?

You can manifest a specific person but it’s not recommended because having that person in your life may not be for your highest good. 

One of the most popular things that people search on google aside from how to manifest money is how to manifest someone specific.

But the universe knows what is best for you more than you know. Instead of a specific person, manifest the kind of person you want to be with.

How are they going to treat you? How are they going to make you feel? How is this person gonna contribute to your growth?

Why You Can’t Manifest

There are 4 possible reasons why you can’t manifest.: They’re not using the right language, they don’t believe they can have it, they’re not embodying it, and they’re not truly letting go. 

It’s not enough just to know how to manifest. Maybe you only watched one video and you thought:

“I’m gonna start manifesting.”

It’s not as simple as that. You also have to know the common mistakes that people make so that you can avoid doing them.

Also, you shouldn’t feel guilty about manifesting abundance because having enough money can grant you the freedom to focus on your purpose and do the things you love.

If you want to know more about your soul’s purpose and more about yourself, I recommend taking this free numerology reading.

Have you been trying to manifest but it’s not working? If yes, what do you think is the reason why you can’t manifest?

Let me know in the comments!