The Missing Link to Manifestation Success

How understanding the Law of Opposites can help you succeed.

Chris Teutsch
Nov 5, 2020 · 6 min read
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Perfect balance: yin and yang. Photo by Alex on Unsplash

I keep getting more questions about the ever mysterious and powerful Law of Attraction.

Especially about visualization and seeing and experiencing the opposite of what they desire in manifestation form.

We know that the Law of Attraction states that “like, attracts like.”

One of the exercises in creating the reality we desire is to visualize what we want as having already occurred.

Not affirming yourself to repeat forever “I want x,y,z.

But instead switching the feeling to the state of the wish fulfilled.

If you had what you desired, you wouldn’t be wanting it. You wouldn’t feel “want” for that thing at all. You’d feel gratitude, happiness, and relief. So, our job is to condition the feelings of having what we desire as if it’s a present fact.

But there’s something to remember that most Law of Attraction “gurus” don’t address. Mostly because they want you to stay stuck for you to keep buying their stuff. They know that if they omit or stay silent on a particular aspect of manifestation, it’ll leave you feeling confused. Hence, you’ll buy the next book or course.

In case you’re wondering what no one speaks of, it’s the Law of Opposites.

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The Law of Opposites

I don’t know about you, but I like to understand how things work. The better I understand the process, then the better prepared I am for when things go wrong. I feel more empowered to handle the problems which help me find a solution.

Essentially, the Law of Opposites means that life doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s balanced.

  • Light/Dark
  • Male/Female
  • Yin/Yang
  • Up/Down
  • Positive/Negative

Make sense? Cool.

So, what this means is, to attract a positive outcome, result, or experience, you will attract it’s opposite first.

Meaning, you will attract the negative — or a negative experience — first. Before the positive shows up. Pure balance.

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean chaos and hell before peace and happiness finally show up. So don’t freak out! But you will question if the universe is responding to you in the beginning. And you will also doubt if it does respond to you based on what comes to you or, what doesn’t come.


Let’s say that you desire abundance. Financial freedom. Great. You write about it and you visualize the lifestyle you desire.

You see yourself having millions of dollars. You have no financial worries and you feel feelings of complete financial freedom. Ahhhhh. Exhale. You’re able to live how you desire, travel when you want, and buy anything without stress or care in the world. You feel it as if it is yours now. It feels so good that it gives you thrill bumps!

Then, when you come out of that visualization, you feel great and you’re on cloud 9 — milking the state of the wish fulfilled!

Later on that day, you come home and in the mailbox, you are hit with 7 bills. What the hell?!? It appears that it was the complete opposite of what you desired!

This is where people get screwed up and lose faith.

They think:

“Are you kidding me? Come on, universe this the opposite of what I wanted! Do you hear me at all?!”

They either proclaim that this “stuff” doesn’t work or they become negative as hell.

As a result, people wind up spiraling down. Their energy sinks and their vibe is in the basement.

This “stuff” does work if it’s done correctly. The universe is doing its thing. The universe received your message for an improved financial condition and this was a sign that it heard your desire and is getting to work on the fulfillment of it.

How do I know this? Because the negative comes before the positive. Always when it comes to manifestation.

What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss? What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.” — Mark Twain

It’s a Sign!

For the universe to grant your wish, it has to get the negative out of the way first.

If anything, 9 out of 10 times, the negative results you see are manifestations from previous thoughts, emotions, and states of being.

It arrives at the time it does because of a shift in your energy. An intentional shift in your state.

The negative — the opposite of what you want on a particular topic — is a wink from the universe that it got your message. It’s a sign! It’s a beautiful signal that what you want is on the way. The negative just needs to be given first.

Knowing this, you have to know and must remember that the positive is lined up right behind it!

This is a part of the process of creation and manifestation.

So if you get some “negative” news first, that’s a great sign that what you want is on the way!

Once again, I’d like to reiterate that this does not mean you have to hit rock bottom first.

Continuing with the financial freedom example, you don’t need to go bankrupt to become a billionaire. You may have to deal with bills and the pain of waiting, but not go broke entirely. Make sense?

The Story is Still Being Written

“A change of feeling is a change of destiny.” — Neville Goddard

When you can see the “negative” manifestation — or the opposite of what you want — as a positive, then you change it’s meaning. It may make you feel bad at first, but if you can nip it in the bud by identifying that right away, you flip the script.

You change your feelings about it. As a result, you change its meaning from bad to good. This helps us to maintain the most important element: the feeling of the wish fulfilled.

This concept of flipping the script is called revision. It’s an idea from Neville Goddard and if you desire to improve your results with manifesting, then I highly suggest you invest in his material.

At the end of the day, comb through the details of what took place. Whatever was good, keep it and give gratitude for it. Whatever was bad, revise it.

Mentally change the outcome in your head to preferred conditions as if it happened the way you desired it to be.

Piggybacking off of the money example from earlier, if you desire abundance and were met with seven bills in your mailbox when you came home. Revise that! Imagine the opposite! So instead of receiving seven bills and going to bed with that feeling, imagine seven checks instead! How does that feel?

This is how we use the power of our imagination to think the best thoughts and to better control our state of being. It is also how we can better maintain the state of the wish fulfilled.

The story is still being written and we are the author. We write the script with our thoughts, emotions, feelings, actions, habits, and our states!

Final Thoughts

We have to remember that we are creators whether we believe it or not. It’s just not in the “You’re a wizard, Harry” sense where we say a spell and “poof!” Dreams come true.

The pain will most likely come before the pleasure.

We have desires and then we give birth no only to the fulfillment of the dreams, but the opposites too. If we didn’t have the dream, then we wouldn’t give birth to — and attract — the opposite. Keep that in mind.

Regardless, our job when it comes to manifestation is to create, keep, cultivate, and maintain the state of the wish fulfilled. As best and as often as we can.

The universe can handle the rest.

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Chris Teutsch

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Actor. Motivator. Martial Artist. Fitness Freak. Creator of

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