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Trying to Manifest Happiness…But Still Feeling Sad?

You want to experience an abundant life. So maybe you’ve been trying to manifest happiness—with affirmations, prayer and even by making many changes in your life,…but what you want still isn’t showing up. So it makes you wonder…does this even work? Why am I still feeling so sad when I’m trying to manifest a better experience?

Consider these 3 roadblocks that might be holding you back from your own happiness:

1. You’re looking for evidence

You might have created a scenario in your life where you need evidence first to convince yourself that you can be happy and abundant.

But when you need evidence before you can be, then belief is not the leading factor. Belief needs to lead the way. Believe that you can be happy.

2. You just want to feel better.

Maybe you’re trying to create something different so you can feel better and get out of the place that you are in.

Do you feel uncomfortable or stuck right now? You first need accept your feelings and accept where you are. Trying to manifest something so you don’t have to feel feelings only keeps you stuck.

3. You’re trying to work your way to happiness.

You’ve made many changes, but what you want most still isn’t showing up. Consider that you might be addicted to the doing—working to create changes that you think will make you happy.

It is tempting to think that with all the changes, you must be practicing a new way of being, right? But all your striving and thinking doesn’t change that your underlying feelings have stayed in the same place.

Happiness is a high-vibration feeling, not an event that you arrive at. And happiness begins with love. When you get to the place of accepting divine love and loving yourself, that’s when everything else will start to follow.

God Bless You,
Carol Tuttle

For more support in manifesting happiness and the changes you want to see in your life, visit the Carol Tuttle Healing Center.


Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle is a teacher, speaker, healer, and best-selling author of five books. She has dedicated her life to helping people worldwide create the lives and relationships they desire. She blogs to support you in creating your ideal life.


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  • Em Gee

    You always seem to know what to post, right when I need it. Thank you. *hugs*

  • Natasha

    Thanks Carol for these tips. I really like the advice about not trying to manifest things just so you feel better. I am going to work on being happy and accepting things the way they are. I realize that my life is very good. I just need to be more grateful for what I have. Thank-you.

  • Kristin

    I’m trying to think of ways to share this with my spouse. Any advice? (He is unfortunately not open to trying your programs.)

    • LYT Customer Support

      Hi Kristin,
      We have heard good results from women reading certain clips from the book here and there as well as leaving it out where the book can be picked up and perused for a minute or two at a time.
      Thank you!

  • Laurie

    As always, very insightful and helpful. I am still reeling after a divorce and finding my way again. It has taken time to feel somewhat normal again. I see myself in all 3 of the above scenarios. Time to cut me some slack, get back to loving myself and believing in the good that can happen.