We need to beware escalating external distraction out there in the mainstream right now. The system is losing its grip, and they know it, that's why you'll see all manner of charades and shennanigans, such as what's happening on the world stage right now. It's all designed to distract by adding another level of fear and control. Don't let it!
In terms of the inner inquiry through meditation, the first thing to be clear on is what you want to achieve. This in itself is a tricky question because it's going to be much more effective if the answer is NOT coming from the ego, which is often based on a sense of lack.
I still see plenty of people advocating and teaching intentional manifesting. There are two dangers behind this: (1) It's still coming from identity, which is saying it needs something, or for it to be a certain way, when The One in you can embrace all states. Therefore you build in a constraint, another limitation, another box. You inadvertantly surpress and deny The One in you. Thus you are not free.