The Law of Attraction has become somewhat popular over recent years as more and more books flood the market on how to manifest your riches and attract the boy down the street that you’ve had a crush us since you were nine. Sadly, these books are leaving some people saying, ‘ugh! It doesn’t work for me,” and then on they go with their lives, back to the continuing struggle of day to day life.
In this article, I will explore some ideas with you as to why it feels like the Law of Attraction isn’t working.
To celebrate the launch of my new book, ‘Embracing your Divinity,’ I wanted to dig a little deeper with you about the Law of Attraction and the other Universal laws that govern us so that you can find out more about what’s going on around you and how you can use it to your benefit.
The seed for my book was planted a couple of years ago after my brother flew into town from Australia. I was excited to learn that he’d actually been reading some books about the Law of Attraction and despite his wife having success with it, his own lack of success led him to decide that it ‘clearly wasn’t real.’ This made me giggle inside (but also feel a little defensive about my precious law) and from that, the idea of a book grew.
Over the course of a year, I learned so much about the Universe that the book kept getting bigger and bigger until it became the book you can buy today. The reason it got bigger and bigger was that I was learning so much through my own life experience that I wanted to put it out there in the world for others to learn about it too.
Three Reasons the Law of Attraction Isn’t Working for You
You’re Unaware of the Law of Opposites
The black and the white, the up and the down, the left and the right. These are all part of our Universe and they’re very important! When we are trying to manifest something we actually manifest it’s opposite counterpart first. Why? – To create more of a want and to bring in what we are asking for even faster.
If you are asking for more money and you’re visualising, doing affirmations, praying, and you suddenly feel like you’ve had less money than you’ve ever had before it’s because it’s actually working. The Universe is sending you signs of that and from having even more lack you shall ask for even more prosperity. However, people tend to look at this surface evidence and conclude it doesn’t work and it, therefore, stops working altogether. We have to push through that opposite to get to the other side.
You’re blocking yourself off
So many of us have blockages within us that we don’t even realise are there. This can be something very small that we naturally just picked up as children and don’t realise it’s become a part of us. It’s basically a vibration that no longer serves us, but we cannot see that it no longer serves us because we think it’s just who we are.
Being positive is one of the biggest steps to getting the Law of Attraction to work for us but some people find that extremely difficult and even when they think they are doing it, nothing seems to shift. This is blocked energy within. Using money as an example, it can be very easy to try to be positive around money and speak only good things about it but if, deep down within, you don’t think you deserve money or you think you’ll never reach a level of having a lot of it then it counteracts the desire. It doesn’t necessarily stop it all together it just creates this push and pull energy that ultimately never gets any closer.
I encourage anyone who’s struggling to bring something to them to really look at what their beliefs are or what beliefs they’re surrounded with and go within. The answers are always within.
Not understanding contrast
We have contrast surrounding us and it’s there so that we can choose what we wish to manifest next. If it wasn’t there we’d never know what we wanted.
When we see others with something we want it has been placed there for us to make a decision. We can see that and use it for ourselves by asking the Universe for it. We can also use our lack to ask for more too. When we have no money we ask for more but if we never experienced the lack of money in the first place we’d never know to ask for it.
This is the contrast within the Universe but what some people can do with this is that instead of seeing it and asking for it, they complain that they don’t have it. They complain all day about how that person has it and they don’t, how unfair it is, how tough the world is, and what does that do? It stops the manifestation!
If you’ve got somebody’s aspects in your experience that you don’t like, there’s only one reason they’re there. You keep evoking them with your attention to them. Without knowing about Law of Attraction, you have -through your old habit of observation- achieved vibrational harmony with the parts of them that you do not like, and you keep summoning those parts from them by your constant vibrational offering of them.
– Abraham Hicks, San Francisco, CA workshop, on Saturday, January 1st, 2000
Being in touch with your higher self is key when it comes to creating your own reality. We can all read hundreds of books with more techniques than we care to know about but it’s what we feel is best that truly works for us. If you are struggling then I hope this blog helps you. It’s important to find the balance of the spirit and the ego. The ego will spout nonsense to you and the spirit will speak the truth. When the ego chatters, you are safe to ignore it as it is purely thoughts flowing through you. From this, it is safe to say that just ignoring it and remaining positive is vital to get to where you want to be but, if it is more than the ego, if it is deep routed then it’s worth looking at. Don’t be afraid to explore your mind and your true self. Get to know yourself and as you do this, your manifestations will get better.