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4 Reasons Manifestation Won’t Work & What You Can Do About It

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The Let Go – Personal Musings: Charisse Glenn

It’s already yours.
~the universe

Manifestation isn’t magic, it doesn’t just happen with the snap of our fingers.

It’s not hoping for a pile of money to appear, to instantly drop a dress size, or for a new car to appear on our driveways; it takes more than a hope or a wish. Often it starts by getting out of our own way.

Are you imagining an extraordinary life? Wondering why even though you say affirmations and you think positive thoughts 24/7, your life is not overflowing in abundance?

“Letting go of old truths allows space for our positive affirmations to take hold.”

Positive Affirmations:

Positive affirmations target the conscious level of our minds. However, to create a change, we must go to the subconscious. If what you are hoping to manifest is opposed by deeply held negative beliefs, those manifestations will never materialize.

We cannot create a more remarkable life until we do some housekeeping: digging deep into the dirt-encrusted roots of who we are is where we can discover the origins of our belief systems.

Those outdated beliefs have guided us and now keep us jailed in the idea of who we were. Letting go of old truths allows space for our positive affirmations to take hold.

Reality Of Letting Go:

To make room for more, we must first let go of what is no longer needed. Two differing realities cannot house the same space at the same time. Just as we discard old and outdated items, we must declutter our souls. When we have doubt, we cannot trust. When we have fear, we cannot love. And when we have low self-esteem, we cannot feel worthy.

To let go of a belief, we must understand why we have them and their origins. `Beliefs lie in our subconscious and guide our conscious minds on how to function. They have been taught to us by our family, community, culture, and experiences.

Molded Us Who We Are:

“Because someone can manifest abundance does not make them better than someone who cannot.”

During our lives, we outgrow some of these views.You are a girl, so act like one; You can’t have love and money; Boys don’t cry; Stop being so sensitive; You’ll never amount to anything, the list goes on and on. We have forgotten where those thoughts came from, yet, they will stay in place until we set them free. They have molded us to become who we are.

Because someone can manifest abundance does not make them better than someone who cannot. It is just an indication they do not have the same blocks in preventing them from doing so.

Manifestation With Belief:

Our stories can expose where we are holding ourselves back. How do we move through life? How do we describe who we are? What are the patterns we fall back on? And most importantly, what are we attracting?

Beliefs are vocalized unconsciously in our day-to-day conversations. I can’t; I won’t; This always / never happens to me. These phrases are clues to the areas in which we can begin the exploration.

Identifying core beliefs may not be easy. It is a treasure hunt of sorts. We have to go deep into the nitty-gritty of our history to find them.

Because a belief is something that has been learned, it can be unlearned. The solution is to identify what you want to change and then blow it to bits. This is accomplished by looking within with clear and honest eyes.

Why Doesn’t Manifestation Work?

  1. Resistance. People say they want something and all their actions are against it. For instance, an opportunity comes to somebody; they respond, Oh yeah, not today. Could you come back in a couple of days or a week? How about a couple of hours? Just not right now. 
  2. Right thoughts, wrong time: When we think we want it right now, and nothing is obviously happening, we become frustrated, unaware the cogs of the wheel are always moving. It is only with hindsight that the delay was necessary for the timing to be perfect.
  3. Holding on too tight: Having a closed mind, a rigid outlook, and inflexible nature, restricts the possibilities for actualizing.
  4. Lack of specificity: You want a new job that pays XYZ but didn’t specify it needs to be geographically desirable. You want to rescue a puppy but wanted it to be a lap dog, not a Great Dane. The clearer your picture, the greater your opportunity to create.

Change Our Lives:

Change can happen in a second. Discovering the moment of a belief’s inception can obliterate it. We can shed that limiting behavior with a snap of the fingers and allow space for new manifestations. As quickly as it was formed, it can be discarded. The caveat is; the desire must be there to leave it behind and move forward.

And with the let go, our life can change overnight. However, it takes fortitude and determination to keep old patterns from re-rooting. Manifestation is available to those who do the work of clearing away the old making way for the new.

What you think you become.

What you feel you attract.

And What you imagine you create.

 ~Buddha


About the Author:

Charisse Glenn, Casting Director, Equestrian, and Creator of The Let Go. She is 62, gray, aging gracefully and has lots to say. Charrise is half Japanese and has the wisdom of that culture she was born into. She has been a casting director for commercials in Los Angeles for 35 years and is an equestrian having competed in 100-mile horse races around the world.

The initiative she writes, called The Let Go serves as a reminder to let go of all that no longer works in our lives, opening a pathway to happiness, love, and balance. Proudly she embraces the freedoms age provides serving as a role model to both men and women. She is a badass with a beautiful soft touch. You can find her on either her website , or follow her on The Let Go in Instagram.