Why Did I Attract That?! 2 Reasons For a Bad Manifestation

Once we have really grasped the Law of Attraction, we begin to understand that everything in our realities, be it good or bad, is a result of our own thoughts and feelings.  With this realization, it is natural to question ourselves about how we’ve managed to attract a “bad manifestation” into our lives.

There are a couple of reasons why “bad” things happen to us, but the good news is that they both can have positive ramifications.  Below are the two main causes of bad manifestations, and how to tell which one is to blame.

Reasons for a Bad Manifestation

1. Negative beliefs (particularly unconscious negative beliefs): 

Some of our negative beliefs we are highly aware of (for example, we might be aware that we think our in-laws are nosey or we might be aware that we think our bosses are incompetent).  But some negative beliefs are more covert.  We may be unaware that we have a fear due to something that happened to us at a very young age, or we might not be aware of some of the negative beliefs we’ve picked up from our friends and relatives.

When bad things happen, it can actually be a blessing in disguise because it can help us uncover unconscious negative beliefs that are holding us back.  Once we are aware of our negative thoughts, we can work to transform them.

Figuring out if a bad manifestation is due to negative beliefs is relatively easy.  When something bad happens to you, ask yourself, “how have I been feeling leading up to this ‘bad’ event?” If you’ve been in a bad mood, if you’ve been angry, anxious or sad in the time leading up to your bad news, negative thinking is most likely to be the reason for the bad manifestation.

If this is the case, take some time to sit down and think deeply about the situation at hand in order to uncover any unconscious negative beliefs.  For example,  If you suddenly get a huge, unexpected bill in the mail, ask yourself how you feel about money.  If your boyfriend has left you, ask yourself about how you feel about love.

Sit down with a pen and paper and write down your thoughts about the subject at hand without thinking too much.  Just let them pour out onto the paper, without any rules.  Don’t worry about grammar, spelling or punctuation, just get as many words out as you can.  If you’re not much of a writer, turn on a voice recorder (many people have them on their smart phones today) and let it all out verbally.  When you’re done, read or listen to your thoughts to see if you can identify the negative belief that may have caused the bad manifestation.

Remember, identifying unconscious negative beliefs is a really wonderful thing.  These are thoughts that have likely been holding you back for a very long time, and now that you know what they are you can begin to release them.  Identifying and releasing unconscious negative beliefs will help you become a master conscious creator.

2. It’s the shortest route to get you where you want to be:  

Sometimes, there are no negative beliefs, and in these cases something “bad” happens because it’s the quickest and easiest route to get you to the good things you want out of life.

For example, perhaps you get fired from your job, and you have literally no idea why.  You’ve been in a good place, you’ve had good expectations and things have generally been going well for you.  There’s no energetic reason as to why bad fortune would befall you because your vibration has been running high the whole time.  If this is true of your situation, it is highly likely that the reason you were fired is because there is something you really, really want and losing your job is the quickest way to ensure that you will get it.

Perhaps your dream job is coming available, and the universe wants you ready to take the position.   Perhaps you are supposed to meet your soul mate at the unemployment office.  You just never know.

The moral of the story is, if you’ve been feeling good and riding a positive wave of energy leading up to the event, have faith because things are more than likely going to plan.  The universe can deliver our dreams in unexpected ways, so be open to the possibility of a positive outcome.

So the next time something bad happens to you, take a few moments of introspection to evaluate your feelings and thoughts leading up to the “bad manifestation.” If you can tell that your energy has been low in the recent past, think about the subject more deeply to identify any negative beliefs that may have caused your misfortune.  

If, instead, you’ve been in  a really good place, remember there’s nothing you have to fix.  The universe is trying to get you to the next level, and sometimes change is a bit dramatic, particularly when it is quick.  You might be simply experiencing the growing pains of a sudden breakthrough.  

Breathe and trust that you are headed in the right direction.  You will understand soon how this transition was the best possible thing that could happen to you.

As one final note, regardless of the reason that you received a “bad” manifestation, it is important to be mindful of your reaction.  Part of becoming a Law of Attraction master is in learning how to roll with the punches, and how to see the good in everything that happens to you.  Your reaction can keep the bad manifestations coming one after the next, or it can carry you to a better place than you’ve ever been before.

For this reason, when “bad” things happen, it is wise to start looking for the silver linings.  Remind yourself that you benefit from everything the universe throws you, even when you can’t tell what the benefit is.  Surrender your fate to the universe and go with the flow for the very best outcome.

Stay optimistic, and watch what happens next! 

XO, Andrea

(Law of Attraction Coach & Educator)

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  • maria juliana
    Posted March 24, 2015 10:14 pm 0Likes

    hi Andrea, i read an article that lead me to your blog because since aproximately 4 months from now i’ve been very interested on knowing and understanding more about the law of attraction. im a 19 year old girl from Colombia and here there aren’t many people who know about it so i’ve been searching because i read and watch “The secret” but i believe there’s so much more than that.

    thank you for your time, i would love if you reply to me with advice on how do i can get to know more about the law of attraction and the universe.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 25, 2015 6:54 am 0Likes

    Hi Maria 🙂 Glad you like the blog! I write advice daily on the Law of Attraction and how to raise your vibration, so keep following my articles for more information. I will be offering mentoring this summer for people who wish to have one-on-one help with these concepts (for a fee/via Skype or phone). If you’re interested in my services, check out my contact page then shoot me an email and we’ll discuss!

  • Michael
    Posted June 14, 2015 4:21 am 0Likes

    This is amazing! Thank you very much. I have been practising the law of attraction for years now, but there are certain points and bits of important information (like the information in this article) that you often forget, unintentionally! But it’s the awesome people like you who make an effort to share and remind people of important knowledge. Thank you again 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 14, 2015 9:00 am 0Likes

    Thanks for the positive feedback Michael! I really appreciate it:) All the best to you on your journey with the LOA -Andrea

  • William
    Posted July 30, 2016 9:19 pm 0Likes

    Your articles are a real blessing. Thank you very much 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted July 31, 2016 9:26 am 0Likes

    Thank you William, I appreciate your comment! XO

  • Kristina Nilsson
    Posted October 3, 2016 4:04 am 0Likes

    I love and appreciate your articles so much! Thank you for sharing your knowledge! 🙂 Slowly i start to get the grip of the LOA,still have a long way to go and i fall ever so often… but your articles are giving me hope and direction to keep on going,thank you with love and best wishes to you <3

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 3, 2016 8:42 am 0Likes

    Thank you Kristina! Keep at it…there is always more to learn, and always things to manifest! Enjoy the ride as it unfold for you 🙂 <3

  • Annonymus
    Posted April 15, 2017 11:45 am 0Likes

    working on manifesting a better healthier relationship with someone close to me… things were going great… then I was the only one removed from his friendslist…

    I cried out in anger and hurt… I felt worthless…

    Is it because I thought another guy was attractive but i love this man I’ve already hated myself for that…

    Things were going so much better

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 16, 2017 1:15 pm 0Likes

    Wishing you a peaceful and happy resolution to this pain Anonymous <3

  • Mithila
    Posted August 28, 2017 6:45 am 0Likes

    As per Point no.1, it is quite natural that the negative happens when thoughts, mindsets leading upto the even are anxiety, stress, fear, aggression …As per point no.2 the fastest way to achieve ……. Hmmmmmmmmmppphhh !

    I will narrate a little incident that happened to me recently ….

    “Had a very harrowing experience…Over a minor issue I lost my cool when alighting from train n had a fight with a female…. Actually she was acting oversmart despite pushing me out of train which had stopped…. but I could have fallen on my face. I wanted to get even with her so I went up to her n grabbed her by her shirt, she too grabbed me by my dress n slapped me….it was all so disgusting…. She was abusing me, I realised she was frustrated already !!

    As per point no.1, I am always on my guard, anxious and think of all sorts of events that could go wrong … Like Wayne Dyer says, You have to stop looking for being offended” or like my therapist says, ” i am on the lookout for unpleasant activities”. I agree to both completely …. As per point no.2, how is it the quickest way to get where I want to be ?? Whats the lesson here, except not to grab any female like that ?? as for pushing some1 like that, I wouldnt do that to anyone… Why are these things happening to me ?? Is it karma ??

    Also, i have observed that prior to my periods or during that time, i tend to have a major quarrel, the above was totally out of d blue … i know I am excessively focussed on the negative, expecting the world to be perfect, expecting certainties in everything…. constantly judging, strategising as to what to do if something happens, i.e a driver cuts me off, even if I am walking, somebody misbehaves with me etc ….
    I also notice that whatever I think for others, happens to me in some way or the other, mild proportion ….. What could this mean ?? But I think of strategies only to protect myself, not with the express desire of harming anyone … !!

    Kindly guide !!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 29, 2017 10:29 am 0Likes

    Hi Mithila- thanks for sharing your story. I think that today’s article shares some insight about transforming focus that may be helpful based on your questions. It offers some suggestions on how to identify and transform thought patterns such as the ones you’ve outlined. If you are interested here is the link: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2017/08/29/why-is-letting-go-so-hard/

  • M. R. Foti
    Posted October 4, 2017 8:29 pm 0Likes

    While I have skimmed through point 1 (it seemed quite obvious), point 2 sounded like a revelation. In fact, I have had such a situation before.
    1,5 year ago I had problems in almost every area of life. I was in an unhappy relationship, I lived in a city I hated, I studied a major I had no job opportunities after, and I was an emotional wreck. In this state of emotional wreckage, I started breaking the ties with this old life, simply because I couldn’t take it anymore. I broke up with my boyfriend, I moved out of the city – to another continent, where my skills were more appreciated. I found my soulmate and met great people. In total, it took me 10 months to become a totally different person, and from the lowest low I was suddenly catapulted in the highest height I could ever imagine. Obviously, I had no idea when I was in the middle of the changes and everything was crashing down. So yeah, point 2 is really, really true.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 5, 2017 10:24 am 0Likes

    Hi M. R. Foti-thanks for reading and for sharing your thoughts! <3

  • Chavonne
    Posted June 18, 2018 2:12 am 0Likes

    I really needed this post thanks!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 18, 2018 10:52 am 0Likes

    Glad you liked it Chavonne <3

  • Nicola
    Posted November 29, 2018 4:24 am 0Likes

    Hi Andrea I have been studying the LOA now for 5 months previous to that I was in a really bad place and basically everyday was a struggle. But for 5 months I can honestly say I have felt amazing in a really good place and having the LOA to focus on has really helped me.

    But yesterday I don’t know what happened or why it manifested but on my way home I hit a pedestrian with my car thankfully they are not seriously hurt, but as you can imagine this has totally thrown me and now I’m wondering how on earth I manifested this horrible incident when I have been on a really good high?

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    Nicci xx

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 30, 2018 3:23 pm 0Likes

    Hi Nicci, I am sorry for the stress of the situation.

    Here’s the thing to understand: we create in the moment. Even if we are having a “good run” of a feeling good on a consistent basis, at any moment we can create out of alignment. There are no guarantees that we will stay in the optimal state-sometimes we get tossed out.

    There is a good chance your mind may have been wandering into a more limited territory while you were driving or shortly before this incident. There may have been latent fears or concerns that were being dwelled on, that aligned you with this incident.

    That being said, it’s ok! It wasn’t your intention-and you can be well-assured that if you stay on the path of feeling better and better, the less frequently “bad” things will happen.

    No one expects you to be perfectly positive all the time. And when we aren’t, we create things we don’t want (all of us-not just you). But, the more you focus positively, the less and less events like this will happen.

    Finally, don’t beat up on yourself. That only makes you feel worse, which lowers your vibration (putting you into alignment with more unwanted things). Cut yourself a break. That’s why they call them “accidents”-it wasn’t your intention <3

    Sending love.

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