The Secret of my Manifestations, Get Happy to Be Happy

Come On, Get Happy

This is my fourth hub in a series on manifesting, and possibly the most important. When you are deliberately attracting, you need to do it from a happy place. You actually have to get happy, to be happy. You have to monitor your emotions and keep them positive, so that happiness can embrace you. Being happy should be your ultimate quest. I know this sounds self-centered or selfish and bridles against the way most of us were raised. It does not mean please yourself at the expense of others, nor does it mean to abandon your responsibilities. I doubt you could leave your family in need and still be truly happy. It does mean following your bliss. It does mean finding work that is a pleasure or find pleasure in your work. It does mean leaving situations that bring nothing but negative emotions. This could even go as far as switching jobs. You may find however, if you change your emotion first the negative circumstances around you vanish. Negative people may start avoiding you. Distasteful tasks may be assigned else where.

by peyri on Flickr
by peyri on Flickr

When in the presence of angry or pessimistic people, don’t get sucked in. Say to yourself, “That is their reality, their story. That is their perception. I have my own.”

Water Off A Duck’s Back

If you are feeling negative emotions: guilt, fear, or anger you are attracting from that place. You, therefore, are attracting more things to anger you or scare you. The law of attraction states that like attracts like. This is why when you get up on the wrong side of the bed, things go from bad to worse. When you catch yourself in a bad mood choose to fix it quick. It really is your choice. No one can make you feel guilty, make you angry, or make you cry. Only you can make yourself feel anything, so if its bad, stop! Let it roll off you, like water off a duck's back.

Find Your Happy Place

Some people have a hard time letting go of their negative emotions.  The negative emotions may be giving you a reward of some kind.  You may have to decide to be happy in leu of being right, being pitied, or being coddled.  There are probably as many ways to jump start a happy mood as there are people on the planet.  When I catch myself in a dark mood, these are some of my favorite quick fixes:  

  •     listening to music
  •     reading inspirational quotes
  •     watching comedy
  •     petting puppies
  •     praying
  •     playing with small children
  •     meditating
  •     exercising
  •     holding a baby
  •     staring at a photograph that always makes you smile
  •     calling an upbeat friend
  •     doing something nice for someone else
  •     smiling
  •     soaking in a tub
  •     looking at art
  •     experiencing nature
  •     replaying intensely happy moments in your mind
  •     making a list of things you are grateful for

 

Photo by ashe-villain on Flickr.com
Photo by ashe-villain on Flickr.com

 

To stop the pull of negativity in your life, you must switch your focus from the things you are lacking:

  • I’m poor
  • I'm mate-less
  • I'm friendless

To your wants:

  • I want abundance
  • I want a wonderful mate
  • I want new exciting friends

 

The Bottom Line

Any step in a positive direction will help.  If you are angry and can move yourself up to irritated, you’ve made progress.  Just keep taking these steps in the positive direction.  With practice you’ll be able to change your emotions as fast as a two year old.  My young children have this amazing ability to go from wailing to smiling in mere minutes.  If they can do it, we can do it.  When we give up feeling bad we start going with the flow.  When we are in the flow, abundance flows to us.  So the bottom line is, find your happy place so abundance can find you.   

Abraham, Going With The Flow

Comments and Ways You Get Happy 25 comments

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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Thank you Patricia for so much wonderful information packed in this one hub.  Thanks for your favorite quick fixes to a dark mood and the explanation of nothing you want is ever upstream.  Great video too.  So much great stuff here! Thx:)


claudia 7 years ago

Patty, You are a treasure. I can just hear you speaking those words. You are rock and an inspiration. I'm honored to be your friend.

Love, Claudia


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Patricia Costanzo 7 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Thanks Dottie for your comments.  I own that video and was excited to find part of it on youtube.  Did I put chocolate as a quick fix... shoulda put chocolate.

Thanks for stopping by Claudia, its been to long. Love & Light!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Got it. Got the chocolate. Thanks Patricia :)


Sherry 7 years ago

Patty , you never stop amazing me. You have always inspired me to be a better being. Your energy is contagious even via / the Internet . I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving .

Love Sherry


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Patricia Costanzo 7 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Sherry you are too sweet. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too! -Patty


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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Thanks for a great hub Patricia. I thought the video analagy was very good too.


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Patricia Costanzo 7 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Ernest, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I think of Abraham's river anytime I feel myself frowning. That's my clue I need to turn my boat around.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Happy places are very important places. I totally agree. Thanks for writing on this great topic.


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Patricia Costanzo 7 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Thanks for reading Frieda. The most important places maybe?


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colorsuz 7 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

People are always going to have problems, but if they choose to focus on what's wrong with the world, they will never be able to see the beauty that exists!


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Patricia Costanzo 7 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

And unfortunately if they do focus on whats bad they will attract more bad... vicious cycle. Thanks for stopping by colorsuz.


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spiritactor 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Terrific thoughts!

Happiness is = happiness does

We all began as Joyful beings, so why deny that and just BE it?


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Patricia Costanzo 6 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Why indeed. Thanks for commenting Spiritactor.


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Patricia Costanzo 6 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Nice to meet you Kimberly! I'm glad this hub resonated with you. I can feel your smile from here. Love and Light, p


Fiona 6 years ago

Wow amazing read, new to the site..x


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Patricia Costanzo 6 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Thanks Fiona and welcome.


Fiona 6 years ago

Yes I found that atfer reading, you had picked me up! Just what I needed and at the right time, how powerful is that...


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Robakerost 6 years ago

Nice Hub and some practical tips on happiness. "You have to monitor your emotions and keep them positive, so that happiness can embrace you." I believe that what you put out into the universe you'll get back. However, at sometimes, its not that easy (acting happy when you don't feel like it). I'm a big believer also that if you take the body, the mind will follow. I like using some actions like making a gratitude list and doing something nice for someone else anonymously.


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Patricia Costanzo 6 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

That is how the Universe works Fiona, or you could call it just another coincidence :)

Hi Robakerost. I thinking knowing "happy" and every other emotion is a choice is world changing.


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Andrewskis 6 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

Wow! very nice hub with simple and useful tips to dip back into happiness. You are sooo right when you say happiness is a choice! One thing that has worked for me is to throw on some heady tunes and dance! Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth uses the analogy of a duck shaking its feathers to release tension and says we should do the same. It's all about releasing negativity in a positive manner... Thank you :)


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Patricia Costanzo 6 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Thanks for the visual. I think I need to shake my tail feathers today :)


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Ruzica 5 years ago from Windsor, On, Canada

What a wonderful article. So happy I stumbled over it, this is something I aspire to teach. I enjoyed it very much.


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Patricia Costanzo 5 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain Author

Sorry to have missed this comment Ruzica. Pleased you enjoyed it!


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SharonBallantine 23 months ago

This is a great suggestion list for people to help find their happy place. We must remember that we can only work on ourselves, not "fix" someone else. That makes it imperative that we learn to shift our mood in the ways that work best for you.

Sometimes getting exercise helps break my mood--the (literal) change of pace affects both my body and my spirit and has many long term positive benefits.

I suggest creating your own unique list. Some will take just a minute or tow, others may be longer activities. Some will be quiet and solitary while others may be group activities or involve music or videos.

By having a variety of tools available we can more easily use the one that best fits the moment.

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