HJ: You can overuse affirmations — when you repeatedly use affirmations in an attempt to manifest, you are signaling the universe that you lack that very thing in your life. Therefore, according to the Law of Attraction, you are, in essence, manifesting lack. You are actually broadcasting the opposite message of exactly what it is you want. Then, you typically get frustrated or believe that manifestation doesn’t work, when in reality, it is the technique you are using and the inherent energetic vibration it causes you to project, that is at fault.
Always remember — with manifestation it is about assuming a mindset/frequency in which the desired outcome has already happened. Wealthy people manifest easily because they are already rich — they come from a place of abundance as their core mindset/frequency and so they continue to attract more. People experiencing lack are coming from a core mindset/frequency of lack and scarcity and so they manifest more. In order for the person experiencing lack to begin manifesting wealth, they must assume a mindset/frequency in which the outcome they desire is already being experienced. They must begin to experience true abundance in their lives and their mindsets must reflect it. This is done through the practice of gratitude, trust and visualization, but the core of the matter is the practice of gratitude. Gratitude affirms abundance by its very nature and attracts more experiences into ones life that produce abundance and give reason to express even more gratitude — the essence of the law of attraction.
One must also develop an approach to life that affirms abundance — giving and spending money freely, without worry or hidden feelings of lack. This can be done in little ways, by tipping people, treating friends or random strangers, buying those things which make you happy — generally living as though you are abundant. I am not suggesting you live beyond your means, but simply reframe how you approach this aspect of your life. Do what you can and it will build upon itself — such is the nature of the law of attraction. Furthermore, what is given is returned to you much magnified — on the order of 10x — when given from a place of pure generosity. Intention is everything. Giving from a place of lack — only giving because you hope to receive, will not be rewarded in the same way as giving from a place of genuine service and abundance. Know the difference.
Could You Be Confusing the Universe with Your Attempts to Manifest?