This is the 4th part of my series on the law of attraction. The previous posts can be found here:
Step 3: Your Desires Become Manifest
In the last post, I wrote about the three steps that it takes to manifest a desire:
Step 1 – Ask. You desire something, and your beliefs, feelings and vibration about it communicates to the Universe that you want it.
Step 2 – Answer. The Universe (or God, if you will) responds to your vibration and begins to align the people, resources and things to bring about your desire. You are totally independent of this process.
Step 3 – Receive. You allow your desire to manifest (or become material) in your life.
This is by far the hardest part of the process. You’d think it’d be easy, right? We just asked the Universe to give us something we really want, and the Universe fulfilled our request. So why aren’t people more successful at manifesting their desires?
Because we don’t know how to get out of our own way and allow our desires to come directly to us.
Your Beliefs Are Tripping You Up
A truth is simply a thought that you think over and over again until you accept it. We’ve all been conditioned to believe certain ‘truths’:
- anything worth having, you have to work hard for
- money doesn’t grow on trees
- if something is different, its not ‘normal’ (and therefore you shouldn’t want it)
- all the ‘good men’ are already taken
- you have to crawl before you walk, and expect to pay your dues with blood, sweat and tears
Think about it like this: before you were told otherwise, you thought it was perfectly fine to color outside of the lines, right? It was also okay to color things with different colors than in real life, and if you colored in the sun with a blue crayon, and the grass with a red crayon, it was cool because that’s what you wanted to do, right?
But then your first-grade teacher strolled by and looked at your work. “Now, now,” she scolded you, “you have to color inside the lines. If you continue to do it like that, you’re doing it wrong.”
This didn’t really bother you, until you got home and your parents reacted the same way. “This is nice, honey,” they said, “but you should color the grass green and the sun yellow.”
You don’t remember when it happened, but you started coloring carefully inside the lines. You made sure that the colors you chose corresponded to how the objects look in real life. The adults in your life didn’t intend to stifle your creativity and kill your imagination. They just wanted to make sure you knew how to fit into society and acted like everyone else. Like normal.
The problem is, now you’re walking around with all these inherited ideas about how life should go, and your dreams now fit the parameters of those rules. You’re afraid to color your dreams outside the lines, and you’re afraid to paint your dreams in colors that are different than how they look in real life.
Worry Is Holding You Back
Every desire carries with it the exact opposite desire. So for everything that you want, there is a very specific thing that you don’t want. If you want a good job, you don’t want a bad job. If you want a handsome, successful man in your life, you don’t want either an ugly man or a lazy bum. Or even worse, an ugly, lazy bum…
…but I digress.
For the ‘little things’ we desire in life (and the Universe makes no size distinctions like we do; manifesting a cup of coffee is the same process as manifesting a Camry), we don’t think about what we don’t want all that much. But for the things that we strongly desire, we’re terrified inside that we won’t get them.
Its that terror – those negative emotions – and how you’ve been conditioned to view those desires, that block your ability to receive them.
Unless you expect your desire to manifest in your life at any moment, then you’re standing in the way of your manifestation. Why do you have any time constraints on your desire? Why do you feel like certain things should happen first? Why do you doubt that it’ll come to you – because of what happened in other people’s lives, because of what you’ve been told?
Remember, none of this is up to you anyway. Its up to the Universe. Its not an issue of you being worthy or having to earn anything. You were born worthy, and nothing differentiates what you deserve from what anyone else deserves.
The only things standing in your way, are the negative thoughts and emotions rolling between your ears.
So today, choose to believe that the abundance of the Earth is coming your way. Choose to believe that you’re worthy, that you deserve the best out of life, and that the blessings you’ve been asking for are right on your doorstep. Yes, it IS that simple. Try it and see. What have you got to lose?