You have said that our environment is like a mirror and that mirrors mirror things in an opposite way (a newspaper is seen as having backwards letters, for instance). When we try to manifest something in our environment, doesn't it mean that we're actually manifesting the opposite of what is intended?
It's a good question. We mirror the opposite of what is intended only when we are controlling and adamant that our manifestation has to have a certain outcome. When we are fluid in adjusting to whatever life brings, our acceptance of what is, enables us to manifest what we'd like it to be.
To summarize: when a specific desired outcome is a preference rather than a need, we are far more likely to manifest our intent accurately. This doesn't close the door to possibilities yet unseen.
Fluidity is the hallmark of mastery. The master cooperates with life, the novice tries to control it.