It's pretty easy to manifest when you're feeling great. So what do you do when things aren't great? When something really sad or terrible has happened, and you feel like you are stuck every day in a low place and none of the manifesting tricks you know are working? Read below to find out how to manifest using the Law of Attraction when you've hit rock bottom!
Now, I want to preface this article and say that is just my own advice based on personal experience; I am a life coach and not a licensed mental health physician. Please seek out a therapist or doctor if you are feeling depressed or suicidal. They're really great people and there's no shame in seeking help if you need it.
1) Try to Take a Bigger Picture
As I am writing this, we are currently one whole year into the COVID-19 lockdown. The stress and social isolation during this time takes a toll, even to really good manifestors. It can be easy to get frustrated with yourself for not "feeling happier" or feeling like it's "your fault" that this happened, but taking a step back and looking at the context of what is happening can be helpful because it can help you accept and be more okay with where you currently are. It's okay and normal to not feel 100% when you're in a particularly tough rough patch. And even good manifestors have situations like the death of a loved one, illness, or a breakup that they have to deal with from time to time.
When my 3-year-old sister was diagnosed with cancer, that was a really emotionally low point for me. It was hard to feel any happiness beyond a daily cup of coffee and a candy bar, because it was a hard situation. I beat up on myself at the time for not being happier because I "should have known better", but the truth was that I had to accept that I was not okay in order for myself to heal and become okay.
So if you're in a tough situation, try to take a bigger picture of what's happening in your life and have a little compassion for yourself. It's really okay to not be happy 100% of the time! And an interesting truth is that the more you accept yourself for where you are, the easier it is to shift out of that vibration because you're no longer judging it and thus keeping yourself stuck in shame and blame. So by letting yourself not be okay in the moment, you actually make it easier for you to feel okay sooner.
2) Focus on How You Can Manifest a Good Day Today
When you're feeling low, you may feel the urge to try to tackle manifesting your dream life all at once. The problem with this, however, is that when you have really hit rock bottom, you are so vibrationally far away from your dream life that you can't even imagine what it would look like. Instead of panicking, try sitting with the idea that you will eventually know what you want, and but for today you will instead focus on how you can manifest a good day today.
Like in the context of the pandemic lockdown, for instance, it can be difficult to imagine what you intend to do five years from now when all you can see is the same walls of your home every day. So instead, come up with an idea on how you can make today a good day. Could you call a friend and chat? Start a new art project, or do an online exercise class? Play with the kids for an hour?
By taking the pressure off to have a vision of your perfect dream life right now, you make it easier to be in the flow of what is happening today. This helps you steadily increase your vibration overall so by the time the storm has passed, you are ready to create that vision.
3) "Find Your Goose"
About 3 months ago I moved to Liège, Belgium from the United States. The combination of culture shock and pandemic lockdown has left me feeling overwhelmed recently and largely uncertain of what to do. So one of the things I try to do every day is to go visit the local park and search for my favorite goose.
This local park has a little island in the center of a pond that lots of ducks and geese live, and there is one goose in particular that I really love. I call him "The Big Boi", and he is big and loud and pretty stupid. Something about this silly goose brings me so much joy whenever I see him! Here's a picture of him that I think captures his essence well:
So sometimes, when things feel rough and you don't feel like you have any of the answers you want to life, the best thing you can do is to "find your goose". What is one thing that brings you joy that is easy to access in your day-to-day life? Maybe it's a cup of coffee, a kiss from your partner, or watching your baby all nuzzled up taking a nap under his blankie. Just focus on getting joy from that moment, and it's okay if that is all you can do.
4) Lessen Up on the Social Media
Speaking from my own personal experience, I've found that almost every time after I've used social media for a while, I tend to feel bad.
This is because social media often paints the world as an "us vs them" experience (check out "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix for more information to why that is) or puts us into a comparison game with each other. The platforms increase the amount of time you spend on them by generally making you feel bad.
Now, I do not want to totally diss on social media, because I believe apps like Facebook and Instagram were made with good intentions. I love being able to chat with my friends over Messenger and use FaceTime to connect with my family. There's a balance.
But I have found that oftentimes when I'm feeling uncomfortable or not great, I will go to social media as a crutch to try to numb myself from what I am currently feeling or to keep myself feeling justified about feeling angry or incompetent.
Getting super clear on how you want to use social media or entirely giving up social media to find something more fulfilling to do can help increase your happiness overall by allowing you to accept and be mindful of the moment you are in as well as find more satisfying things to do instead of scrolling. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport is a great book about this if you want to find more information on digital mindfulness.
I hope you got something helpful out of today's post. Let me know in the comments section below!