How to Manifest With Depression
Sep 07, 2023
You can still manifest what you want even with depression. I know from personal experience how frustrating and disheartening it can be when you're depressed, and still want to manifest all the things you want. It’s like you’ve got a handle on things, then you’re halted by this wave of depression that you can’t stop and you can’t help, and that wave sweeps away everything you’ve worked so hard to manifest.
Having depression can absolutely make you feel like you'll never be able to manifest what you want, or that your manifesting isn't working because of it. I used to feel that way because my first exposure to LoA really drove home the importance of positive thoughts and feelings. That by staying positive, you’ll attract more positive things. So when I got depressed, there were for sure no positive thoughts or feelings happening. That usually sent me down deeper into depression - thinking about how I’m not feeling happy or positive, so I must be attracting more depression and less of the things I wanted.
I'm here to tell you that you can still manifest even if you have depression!
When I first began my serious focus on Law of Attraction and joined Enchanted Life U, I identified as a person with depression. The first few years in the group, I had a number of depressive episodes. They were so debilitating, I needed my best friend to keep an eye on me and make sure I was alright. She spent a few days spending the night in my room with me to keep me safe. Those times were scary and awful. There’s no words for how dark those times are. They were extra frustrating because I felt like when I was depressed, I was halting all of the good manifesting mojo I had gotten rolling. I would be manifesting more and more things, then something small would set me off (or nothing at all), and I would be tired, crying, brain foggy, and out of it for days and days sometimes weeks at a time.
What helped me was the support of my coach. In the group, there are 3 weekly coaching calls - so I always had time to check in with her and the other clients in the group. I always had some kind of question for her about my depression. She continually reminded me about how the Law of Attraction works. What you focus on you get more of. This helped so much because she made me realize I was spending a majority of my brain focus on the depression and how much I hated and feared it. Once my coach reminded me of that, I started changing my focus. A few times, the idea of finding other things to focus on felt like too much for me in my depression fog. My coach reminded me that I just needed a majority of focus, not 100%. Just 51% of my focus needed to be on the things I wanted to create.
Don't get me wrong, I still took care of myself when I was depressed. I followed my doctors' advice, I drank extra water, I took walks, I did what I could when I could to continue to care for myself. And I chose to have more than 50% of my focus on other things - the things I wanted. So even deeply depressed, I continued to choose to focus on what I was creating. I would still show up for weekly coaching calls, I did my daily assignments, and I had extra awareness of my thoughts. If I started sliding down into the deeper depression thoughts, I would take a breath, remind myself I was safe and taken care of, and focus on something else. Or, I would write down a question I wanted support on from my coach, and then change my focus.
I wasn't always focusing on the things I was manifesting - sometimes I only had the energy to change my focus onto something else. Like the color of the sky or the sound of the air conditioning or the feel of the sheets against my arms. Even changing focus to these non-consequential things kept my focus on the present, rather than the depression hole.
A few months went by using this technique, and I started to feel different. I noticed fewer depressive episodes, less fear of the depression, and best of all, I was making more and more money. This had been what I wanted all along! I wanted more money in my life, and I was still consistently manifesting more even in my darkest depression days!
Fast forward to now, and I haven't had a depressive episode in 2 years, and I am truly living the dream life I always wanted with way more than enough money. Not only that, I still manifested the rest of my dream life - a wonderful man, my dream wedding, a beautiful home, and amazing relationships.
I can live my life as I want to, without fear of a depressive episode because I know if I get depressed, it won't matter - because I know now that everything I want is still coming to me.
If you want to hear more about my journey with depression, have a listen to this episode where I reflect back on my journey with it and continuing to experience success in LoA.