10 Biggest Myths About Manifestation
There are a lot of Law of Attraction and manifestation advice out there.
And not all of them are created equal.
Most of them are due to misunderstanding and others downright unsuitable.
I have been doing this before I ever knew about the Law of Attraction and Manifestation.
And I know some of those advice are flat out myths.
Here are 10 biggest myths about manifestation.
Myth 1: Manifestation isn’t working for me
Manifestation is always working in the background.
But this isn’t what people ask for when they think of manifestation.
They meant that the technique for “get whatever I want by doing this secret law of attraction technique” doesn’t work like the warranty says it does.
On a universal perspective, all things move.
Every projection is considered a manifestation.
An event is considered a manifestation.
A movement is considered a manifestation.
Now what we are looking for is “Conscious Manifestation”, that is to make something happen according to our will.
The answer for this question is that it depends on what you are trying to manifest.
If you want to manifest a new planet to revolve around the Earth, it’s not going to work.
If you want to manifest a life where everyone is blue and live in a giant island, it’s not going to work.
What you can do is affect your mind and body, to change our own reality.
You can do more but that is beyond the scope of this article.
Myth 2: You just need to visualize and it will come to you
You have to wonder WHY you have to visualize to manifest in the first place.
Visualization is a way to influence your subconscious mind.
Images are the language of the mind.
Pictures being a thousand word is effective to communicate with your subconscious mind.
You are creating a symbol and if the subconscious mind understands or accepts, it will manifest.
The whole concept of “Vision Boards” or other fads are just that – a symbol.
But if that symbol goes against your survival instincts and learned beliefs, your protection comes first.
The good news is that you can overcome your survival instincts.
And you can change the learned beliefs you have within.
Since these learned beliefs are deep in your mind, covered by conscious filters, you’ll have a hard time changing.
Unlike children, changing is hard.
The symbol you create can bypass that filter to influence your subconscious mind and make a change.
It’s not visualization that makes manifestation, it’s symbolic language.
Everything is to change the way you see the world.
And that is where change in reality happens.
Myth 3: It is a new concept
Manifestation has always existed and is very old.
So old that it’s more of a common sense in ancient sciences.
The fact that we think it’s new really shows how much lack of common sense we have now.
Since the School of Mysteries, all the laws were revealed.
But when the doors closed and a thousand centuries passed, we all have forgotten.
But we are now living in a time where most of us can discuss spiritual matters and Universal laws without fear of being burned at the stake or tortured to death.
Yet, it’s also a time where people have lost nearly all spiritual matters and spiritual arts.
Myth 4: You Create Everything in Your life
This is not only misunderstood, but harmful as well.
It is easily used to blame others for their lack of opportunity in life.
“You just got cheated on? You manifested it.”
Here’s the thing: You do not create EVERYTHING in your life.
How are you the creator of the world when you are created by the world?
There is a misunderstanding in what “You” constitutes.
“You” does not mean the right now, the ego, the personality.
If you can accept that the you right now is a projection of your Higher Self, then it makes sense to say that it’s your Higher Self that creates everything in your life.
Manifestation for the Higher Self is limitless.
But manifestation is limited to the mind and body for the you right now.
The you right now is not your Higher Self.
But the you right now have Free Will.
So it’s not that you manifested everything that happens across the globe.
It’s that you manifested YOUR life by your perceptions and decisions in this shared illusion.
Myth 5: Manifestation is a genie that grants wishes
Manifestation is a natural process.
It is like a matchmaker between you and the universe.
The universe points out the best potential event for you, but you will have to move to take it.
Some may say that it’s some lucky coincidence.
But if we rule out coincidences, then it’s certain that everything has a Cause and Effect whether it’s physical, astral, mental, or spiritual.
As stated in the Hermetic Principle of Mentalism, All is Mind.
Thus, a thought has influence over the universe as much as the universe has an influence on our thoughts.
Myth 6: Manifestation makes you selfish
This is why it’s important to be spiritual before becoming a manifestor.
The reason why it makes people selfish is because there already is selfishness within them.
If given a way to exploit the universe, you can bet the monkeys will trample over others for on-sale microwaves.
Would it had been the same if manifestation were taught to just a few chosen disciples?
The laws are neutral. Nature is neutral.
No natural laws can teach you to be selfish.
Only man can teach. And only man is capable of selfishness.
Myth 7: Manifesting is Easy Breezy
One may think that manifestation comes to you easily.
It would be if you already have the belief within you.
But most likely, we must battle our internal struggles to create a change.
We must grow ourselves into the position of our manifestations.
And in that process, it’s not going to be easy.
Also, I’m certain that there are easy manifestations in your life.
But many don’t see or remember the things handed to them on a silver platter because they are used to it.
If you are not used it, it will be a bumpy ride.
But all your struggles will come to an end and every journey of it is worth it.
Myth 8: You must have high vibrations all the time
Look, this whole talk of high and low vibrations are not going to help us.
Everyone’s vibrations are constantly moving up and down.
So how high must it be, exactly?
Let’s make it simple: you must have good self-esteem to get what you want.
If you think highly of yourself, others will think highly of yourself.
If you think you are worthless, they are generally going to treat you as if you are worthless.
It’s not that you should have high vibrations, but that you must match your vibrations to the thing you want.
You have to match the vibe or mood with the vibe of the thing you want.
So if you want to be a dance professional, start thinking and feeling like one!
And soon you will become one yourself.
Myth 9: You must watch your thoughts at all times
Many of us have negative thoughts or doubts.
And that’s okay.
But you don’t have to watch your thoughts at all times.
That’s tiresome. And it doesn’t work.
Look at the successful people around you.
They have fears, negative thoughts, and doubts too.
And yet, they are able to manifest their dreams despite their struggles.
That’s because their dreams are bigger than their doubts.
The only time you watch your thoughts is when there is an invisible script that is holding you back.
If it’s a one time deal, like “I can’t afford that”, then it’s fine.
But if it’s repeated, then that is a clue for an unconscious limiting belief.
Also, your manifestation works below the conscious mind.
Therefore, your meaningless conscious roaming thoughts aren’t going to do a thing.
And most people’s thoughts are not focused enough to become reality.
So watching your thoughts is not only going to do nothing, but it will strain your mind…a lot.
Myth 10: You Must Have a Burning Desire
You do need a burning desire.
But you also need to let go of the outcome and become detached.
You have to have both at the same time.
Is this a paradox? Is this possible?
One great example is being confident.
You are not going overboard and becoming arrogant.
And you are not hiding in your shell, fearful of everything.
You are sort of in the middle.
You know what you want but you aren’t afraid of the outcome.
Too Many Myths
There are many myths of manifestations out there.
But we can come to real manifestation only by understanding it properly.