Why Isn't Your Manifestation Working?

6 Reasons Why You’re Manifesting The Opposite Of What You Want!

Over the last few months, I have received questions from a few people who have stumbled across the same issue.

They are manifesting in reverse!

In other words, the opposite of what they are manifesting is showing up within their reality.

If this is you then I completely understand the frustration…

I mean, is there anything worse?


When you really want that big promotion… but end up losing your job instead…

Or when you are manifesting money and an unexpected bill comes in leaving you completely broke.

So why does this happen?

And what can you do to get your manifestations moving in the right direction?

In my opinion, there are a few reasons why you might be manifesting the opposite of what you want but regardless of what is happening now, even if is the most stressful and depressing phase of your life…

If you believe you will receive.

I will give you some tips at the end of the article as to how you can stop manifesting the opposite of your desires…

But before we get into that, let’s first take a look at 6 main reasons why you might be manifesting in reverse.

1.) Time Desperation

Rome wasn’t built in a day!

If you have manifested the opposite of what you want, it may just be that you have not allowed enough time for your desire to manifest.

All too often do I see people getting stressed out about time!

Manifestation takes time

I’m not kidding, a lot of people make this mistake.

You see the truth is that whenever you focus on time, you actually attract even more time!!

This means that you wait even longer for your desires to manifest.

In fact, if your wait time causes stress and frustration, you will manifest even more of those feelings.

And this often results in receiving the exact opposite of what you wanted.

When you put your complete faith in the universe, there is no need to worry about how long something takes.

Have faith and be happy now just knowing what’s to come!

2.) Manifesting From A Place Of Need

Neediness is a form of lack!

And when you feel something is lacking, you attract more lack within your reality…

Now don’t get me wrong, I get it!

Most of us don’t even discover the Law of Attraction until there’s something that we really really want.

It’s hard not to feel at least a little desperate when it comes to your deepest desires…

But again, this goes back to the faith factor…

If you truly have faith that your desires are on their way, you will feel nothing but joy and excitement.

There is no need to feel needy or desperate because your desires have already been lined up for you…

All you need to do is believe and enjoy your life in the meantime.

3.) Not Dealing With Subconscious Patterns

From childhood onward, we are all conditioned to have certain beliefs.

Unfortunately, some of them can do lasting damage…

Things like…

“Good things only come to very wealthy people…”


“I am just like my parents and will live the same kind of life…”

It’s these kinds of beliefs that can lead to reverse manifestation.

And the worst part is that sometimes you don’t even realize just how much your limiting beliefs are affecting you.

Here is an example of “reverse manifestation” resulting from limiting beliefs…

(I should probably mention here that technically there is no reverse manifestation but you may interpret it as such especially if you are unaware of just how much your limiting beliefs are affecting you.)

So say you have been consciously manifesting money…

You have been practising your affirmations and visualizations…

Literally doing all the right things…

But for some reason, you keep getting the opposite!

Instead of abundance, you seem to be receiving more bills, more debt and more stress.

Sure, you may be manifesting on a conscious level… but what about your subconscious thoughts and feelings?

Limiting beliefs are deep-seated and will not be changed by mere conscious thought.

So how do we rewrite the subconscious with more positive programming?

Through repetition.

You see, it’s like learning to drive…

When you are learning, every action must be conscious…

You consciously pay attention to things like changing gears and checking mirrors, but over time, these actions happen on autopilot.

You no longer have to consciously remember what actions to take because you know them off by heart…

Now there are a few ways that you can use repetition to rewrite your limiting beliefs but in my opinion, the fastest way is through guided hypnosis.


Because being in a hypnotic state allows positive suggestion to bypass the conscious part of the brain and impact the subconscious directly.

I personally use the Hypnosis Live audio tracks (you may have heard of them).

The reason why I like Hypnosis Live is that I have actually noticed a huge difference in my overall mindset since using their programs.

Positive thoughts have become more natural to me.

If you are thinking about trying hypnosis to get your manifestations moving in the right direction, I recommend you get yourself a free hypnosis track.

4.) Feeling Bad About Your Life Now

You can imagine the future all you like but if you hate your life now, you are most likely going to manifest the opposite of what you really want!

You see, the ultimate path to alignment is to visualize your goals and then feel good now!

Go about your daily life taking steps toward your desires and just enjoy the process!

Growing Flowers

We didn’t come into physical existence to manifest all of our desires instantaneously.

If we wanted that, we would have remained in a non-physical reality… a dream state….

But no!

We came to savour the sweetness of creation and therefore experience appreciation more intensely than we ever have before.

So if you are manifesting a better life because you just can’t stand the one you are in right now, you may have missed a step.

Don’t underestimate the importance of gratitude.

Find time each and every day to be thankful for your blessings…

Appreciate the little things…

A warm bed….

A loving family…

Remember, when you feel gratitude now, the Law of Attraction keeps you showered with blessings in order to attract even more gratitude.

Like attracts like…

5.) Your Language Doesn’t Match Your Emotions

Say you are manifesting an ex-partner back…

You are using affirmations and really projecting your intent out into the universe…

But on the inside, you feel sad and alone.

The universe is unable to mirror back to you the joy and happiness of a healthy relationship because the vibration it receives is the opposite.

It’s a vibration of longing for love…. A vibration of rejection.

Therefore, the Law of Attraction must bring you more reasons to feel sad about this person.

As another example…

Say you were avoiding a particular person and you set that intent for your day….

“I will not see *fill in the blank* today…”

It’s very likely that you will get the reverse effect!

You see, even on a subtle level, there is emotion that is emitted from this kind of manifestation…

Slight anxiety… desperation… worry…

All the emotions that you would actually feel if you were to see this particular person.

A good tip here is to be careful with words like “not” or “won’t” in your affirmations…

These words can trick the subconscious mind…

“Debt-free” is another term that I see being overused.

It doesn’t matter what context the word “debt” is used in… It has a negative association and not something you want in your affirmations.

Try instead to use positive language that creates positive feelings…

For example, a good alternative to the word “debt-free” is “financially-free”.

6.) The Chaos Of Realignment

OK, so this is probably one of the most common reasons for manifesting in reverse.

The chaos of realignment.

Sounds a little scary right?

Don’t worry it’s really a good thing in the long run.

The chaos of realignment occurs when you set a new intention and the course of your life makes a dramatic change in order to redirect you with your new path…

Sometimes this can seem like a destructive time…

Relationships may end…

Friendships may be severed…

Jobs may be lost…

But this is a redirection phase and it’s important that you maintain faith that everything is happening for a good reason.

I have certainly had my fair share of redirection phases myself and I am not going to lie, there have been times when I’ve been pretty down about it…

The best lesson I have learned is that it’s okay to feel sad about the things you lose in the process of manifesting as long as you don’t let that sorrow linger for too long.

The last thing you want to do is allow sadness to block a desire that’s already beginning to manifest!

Celebrate your redirection phases and have faith that they are simply clearing the way for you to more easily reach your blessings.

So what should you do if you find yourself manifesting in reverse?

Throughout this article, I have scattered some tips for getting more of what you do want and less of what you don’t…

But before I sign off, I just wanted to recap.

First and foremost, if you do find yourself manifesting the opposite of what you want, it’s important to stay calm…

As long as you have faith, your true desires are still on the way.

If you start to believe that manifestation happens in reverse for you… that belief will likely manifest as true…

Instead, just accept the hand that you have been dealt this time around and know that this too shall pass…

Just because you have manifested the opposite of a desire does not mean that you should give up…

Again, the biggest mistake I see among the manifestation community is the need for instant gratification and as I said earlier, we didn’t come here for that!

Famous manifestors such as Jim Carry, Conor McGregor and Oprah didn’t use the Law of Attraction once and then wake up the next morning with instant success.

No, that’s not how it works.

Now that’s not to say that you can’t manifest fast because you certainly can and I have myself many times but it’s important to stay consistent.

Recognize your personal blocks within certain areas….

Issues in your past that may have contributed to the walls you have put up for yourself…

Have you developed limiting beliefs at some point?

And if so, how can you start releasing from these falsehoods?

Most importantly, have faith!!

When you set your intention with faith and feel good about it, that intention must manifest into your reality.

Let down your resistance and start allowing your desires to simply flow!

“If we can realize that life is always happening for us, not to us… Game over, all the pain and suffering disappears.” – Tony Robbins

Charlotte Rogers
Charlotte Rogers

Charlie is a spiritual manifestation coach/teacher that has helped thousands of people around the world manifest their goals and desires. She’s been featured on Elephant Journal, Addicted 2 Success & More!

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