There is a lot of information about the Law of Attraction and how it works.
But another question could be “why is the Law of Attraction not working?”
If you’re reading this article right now, chances are you’ve done at least some work with the Law of Attraction.
And you’ve probably had mixed results — if any. Perhaps you’re not sure yet.
Theoretically it makes sense, but you haven’t seemed to harness it’s power to your advantage.
In my experience both with my own life and the lives of clients, there seems to be one consistent reason that blocks success with manifesting.
It’s not the only thing — and in future articles I’ll discuss other “energy flows” that become stuck or blocked — but it does seem to be universal with almost everyone.
Wanting To Control The Outcome
I find the easiest way for me to experience peace and abundance, and to keep the creativity in my life flowing, is to simply get out of the way.
This great creative force loves to create through us. As human beings, we are instruments of creation.
Whenever I try to focus on something I really want, I tend to chase or want to control the outcome.
I constantly need to remind myself through meditation and reflection to let go and trust. Have faith.
As long as I keep my energy in balance and maintain the best attitude I can, things work out really well.
Is It Our Personality Desire Or Our Soul’s Desire?
This is something I’ve really come to ponder. Many books I’ve read say much the same thing. To focus on that which we desire and then surrender the outcome.
However for me, this has led to trouble in the past.
I’ve held on to relationships that really weren’t working instead of seeing the red flags. I saw what I wanted to see.
I’ve held on to career decisions that in hindsight look incorrect.
Life Is Perfect
But here’s the amazing thing. Life is perfect! I had to go through those failures in order to get to some of the successes I’m now truly enjoying and so grateful for.
After many years of failure in and out of various relationships, dating, etc. I met my soulmate in a way that was very unexpected.
She’s an incredible woman and we have much in common. Including our deeply spiritual approaches to Life, our careers, fitness and nutrition and more.
We’re going on 10 years and I love her more deeply now than I did during our honeymoon. We’re best friends.
I always thought I wanted to succeed with my music. I worked as a musician for many years, but it’s like things just never quite took off.
Even when it looked as though it might, it just quite didn’t.
Coming to terms with that is something I’m still going through, as it’s only been a recent realization.
But now I realize that there are so many other gifts I have to share besides my singing, songwriting and guitar playing.
I love to write! I love to share and teach about spiritual and metaphysical topics. I love to meditate.
I love doing psychic and tarot card readings for people to help them when they are feeling stuck.
I still don’t know how it’s all going to unfold, but I know it will unfold in the way that’s best.
Allow The River Of Life To Carry You Where You’re Meant To Be
This is the way I now approach Life. As best I can. Wanting to control outcomes still rears it’s head.
It’s easy to recognize now though. Because it’s a painful contracting feeling.
The action under it’s direction feels forced as opposed effortless.
Don’t get me wrong, I still set intentions. But I’m getting better at relaxing into them rather than wanting to force them.
This is due to evolving spiritually. This is what it’s really all about. I have a deeper awareness that the “goal” I want to manifest is not my source of happiness.
This allows me to set the intention with more trust and relaxation. In other words, don’t try so hard!
Which brings me to my next point…
Surrender Does Not Mean Being Passive
Many assume that if they surrender they won’t get what they want. They need to go make things happen.
This is true when you receive inner guidance and gut feelings only. When you get a gut feeling or simply a good feeling to take a particular action, just take it!
If not, find something else to do — or not do — in the meantime.
This is called trust.
Faith Cannot Be Blind
Faith requires a serious heartfelt wanting to connect to a deeper purpose. You need to really know that you and Life are in fact one.
There is no separation.
Everything is part of the web of Life. Everything is connected. Everything is a reflection of the One Life that is the mystery behind all phenomena.
At your essence, you are that one life.
Faith can not be blind. It has to be realized. And going through attempting to manifest the life of your dreams is one of the best ways I can think of to grow in Faith.
All the spiritual lessons and skills you learn (unlearn?) you’ll have forever. They can never be taken away from you.
Once you become aligned with Faith, you can relax more. You know that things are working out in your favour.
You don’t feel the need to make things happen. You allow things to happen.
You’re more at ease. Peaceful. Less uptight and stressed.
Kinder to your family members. Less inclined to want to control their experience of life.
And things just seem to work out better. Abundance becomes a state of being.
It’s really pretty awesome!
If you haven’t yet experienced what I’m talking about, don’t give up! Keep going. Keep going for your goals and dreams.
Do your best to set time aside to meditate or reflect with whatever technique works for you.
Do your best to evaluate and re evaluate how things are going for you.
Look for the messages. Listen for the messages. Don’t ignore them. Correct course when you realize you need to.
Persist with your practice.
We are all getting better at playing the game of Life together.
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