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5 Common Mistakes with the Law of Attraction
Mastering The Art of Manifesting
The Law of Attraction is about clearly defining and stating what you want. The Universe then conspires to help you manifest it. Why this works is based on certain Universal Laws of Creation. As simple as it is, there's also more to it than waving your hand and saying..."Open sesame!"
In this lens we will take a look at the five most common mistakes people make when working with the Law of Attraction and how to avoid making them.
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Then find additional resources, links, lenses and books that will help you achieve mastery when using the Law of Attraction, including some of the other Universal Laws of Creation.
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Mistake #1: Don't Reinvent The Wheel
The universe already has in place those forces that create and manifest. We do not have to do the creating.
In one of my posts on my blog Science of Energy Healing someone asked me how to manifest work, abundance and relationships. My answer was: we don't. There are natural forces in the universe that create for us. How do they create? It's a mystery that no one has really figured out yet. How do those forces know what to create? By our intentions, conscious or otherwise.
Ponder this for a second: How does an apple seed become an apple tree? I mean really think about that. That tiny, small, black piece of matter can turn into an entire tree! Isn't that amazing? The seed doesn't hold a tree inside of it that inflates when water hits it. It holds the intention, which in the case of an apple seed are the blueprints for a tree. Natural Universal Laws then act upon that intent to create the tree. Once you really get this point, life is much easier. You just have to get to clear intent about what you want and let the Universe do the rest. Getting to clear intent can be a full time job, however.
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Mistake #2: Don't Ask For A Guarantee
Some people want validation from the universe that the intention will happen before they commit to it. You don't need a guarantee. It's already built into the system. If you want it, you'll get it.
Is there a catch? Yes, it's in the phrase "if you want it." Are you committed to your intention? If you aren't, the Universe sure isn't going to be either. You show your commitment to your intentions two ways:
- Internally, when you point your vehicle (body) toward the intention and never waver toward the destination no matter what comes up. A friend of mine calls it "becoming fierce in the heart." I call it spiritual resolve.
- Externally by taking an action that reflects your commitment. Simple example...you intend to lose weight, so you walk for 20 minutes every day. If you're the apple seed, you fall to the earth so you have a medium to grow in.
Mistake #3: Don't Get Fixated On The Form
The Universe will create a form that best reflects your intention in right timing to your soul's purpose.
So many times, people tell me they are disappointed with the whole "Law of Attraction" concept. That what they intended didn't happen. When I listen to them, I discover it DID happen but they just didn't like the form!
Some people teaching Law of Attraction might not agree with me on this one. They would perhaps tell you to picture every small detail of what you want. What I've observed is that people rarely know what they want or why they want it. They start out wanting a Lamborghini and when it's manifested, they discover what they really wanted was to look good in front of their family because they had a self-worth issue. Fixating on the form will not heal the self-worth issue.
When I want to get to clear intention, I start with the form of what I think I want, then ask myself the question: What is the quality of this form that I want? Most of the time it boils down to one of the eleven Universal Needs (stay tuned for the lens on Universal Needs!).
Mistake #4: Don't Hold Your Intention With Your Mental Energy
Release your intention so it can be acted on by the Universal forces that create and manifest.
When people hold their intention with their mind they are holding it with psychic energy, wanting to will the intention into form. This goes back to mistake number one where the person doesn't trust that the universe will actually manifest for them.
Make no mistake: Psychic energy CAN "will" things into form. I know some people who are good at this, but it takes tremendous amounts of energy AND it creates negative karma for the person because they are forcing something into place. Anything forced is in wrong timing.
Reminding yourself of your intention or staying focused on what you want is different from this point. When psychic energy/will is brought into play is usually when there is an energy of desperation attached to the intention...I HAVE TO HAVE THIS TO MAKE ME OKAY. Affirm that you are okay right now and also when you manifest whatever you are intending, so that the body relaxes its stance and its psychic energetic attachment to the outcome.
Some people who are using this energetic stance of psychic control don't have an issue about trusting a Universal Law for manifesting but about the timing of the manifesting. For those who are time sensitive, just add that component into your intention and then let it go.
Regardless of the reason, I find that the psychic energy attached to the intention constricts the creation energy channels, limiting the power of the Universe to manifest.
Mistake #5: Don't Forget to Receive Your Intention When It Comes!
Don't bother creating an intention, if you don't receive it when it manifests. By practicing appreciation for all things big and small that even slightly resembles your intention, you create the right energetic stance for receiving.
We live in a society that fosters giving over receiving. You can't truly have one without the other. For someone to be able to give, someone else has to receive. It's the same with manifesting. Open and receive from the Universe, with a grateful heart.
Some people block receiving for the simple reason that they will have to assimilate energy and therefore change somehow.
And that's the true Secret of the Universe. All manifesting comes with evolution of consciousness or personal and spiritual growth.
You can't have one without the other.
What's Your Favorite Law Of Attraction Book?
I'm counting on you to share your own favorite book on the Law of Attraction. It might be the breakthrough for someone else!
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Read What Else I Have To Say About LOA
Here are some other great posts from my blog Science of Energy Healing.
- Creating Intentions With Heart
Taking your intention from the head to the heart, ensures that you will manifest in the vibration of love, instead of fear. Includes a meditation.
- The Intention Behind The Intention
Watch out for the subliminal intentions that will bite you in the...foot!
- Law of Attraction In Action
You have to train yourself to observe when the universe is responding to your intentions otherwise you will continue to manifest lack instead of abundance.
- The Field of Intent
Listen to a podcast meditation that will give you an energetic experience of the mysterious energy that responds to our intentions.
And share any mistakes you've learned to avoid when using LOA.