Have you read about the Law of Attraction and tried to manifest things you want without success? Do you feel frustrated and and think the Law of Attraction doesn’t work – or only works for other people and not for you?
If so, I have some good news for you!
The good news is that the Law of Attraction does work – and it works the same for everybody. You may just need to make some minor tweaks to what you’re doing to get the Law of Attraction to work for you, too.
Here are the 5 things I see that people do most often that block their manifestations.
The first is not being clear about what you want.
Imagine you drive up to a fast food drive-thru, and the cashier asks you what you’d like to order. As you look at the menu, you say, “A hamburger. No, wait. A chicken sandwich. No, a hamburger. No, chicken…” And so it goes as you vacillate back and forth, unable to decide what you want. So you end up with nothing because you haven’t told the restaurant what you want. They can’t prepare your meal unless they know what you want.
It’s the exact same way with the Universe. It can’t give you what you want unless you know what you want. Be 100% clear. No vacillating back and forth. No “maybe this or maybe that, I don’t know.”
You’re tying the Universe’s hands when you can’t (or don’t) decide what you want.
Doubting the Universe will deliver what you asked for is the second way people block their manifestations.
Doubt, in effect, cancels your order.
When you go to the drive-thru and place your order, you don’t doubt or question whether or not you will get it. You know that when you drive up to the window, it will be there waiting for you. We need to have the same faith and belief that our desires will manifest and the Universe always delivers.
When you decide what you want, release it to the Universe, knowing it is done. Don’t question, doubt, worry, or wonder, “How will it happen?” There is a saying in metaphysics, “Leave the ‘how’ up to God.” Wondering “how” is the same as wondering “if.” It feeds doubt, which cancels your order.
Just have faith in the Universe – and in yourself – to manifest what you want. Remember: We are always manifesting. Always. It’s just a question of manifesting what you do want instead of what you don’t want.
That leads to the third way people block their desires from manifesting: Focusing on what you don’t want.
What we focus on, expands. What we put energy on, manifests.
So if we’re focusing on the negative – worry, fear, doubt, struggle, pain, how difficult things are, etc. – we naturally attract more of the same to us. That’s the basis of the Law of Attraction.
But remember: The opposite is also true. If you focus on the positive – joy, gratitude, what you want to attract into your life – then you will attract those things to you instead.
So put your energy and attention on what you want to have, experience, feel – in the present. In other words, imagine how you’d feel if you had the thing you wanted right now – and feel that feeling. Feel the joy, gratitude and pleasure you would experience if you had the thing you want right now.
As much as you can, stay in that feeling. And when you find yourself drifting off into worry, doubt or fear, bring yourself back to the feelings of joy and gratitude for having received what you want.
Speaking of gratitude, that is the fourth way people block their manifestations: lack of gratitude, both for what they have now and what they want to manifest.
Gratitude is one of the highest vibrational frequencies. And feeling grateful attracts more things in your life to feel grateful for.
It’s important to not just feel grateful for what you have in your life, but also for what you want to manifest. Imagine how it will feel to have the thing you want, and feel grateful for having received it. Feel grateful for it now, in the present, as if you had already received it.
Take time every day to feel grateful for all your blessings – present and future.
The fifth way people block their manifestations is by not taking action.
Many people unfortunately believe that the Law of Attraction is passive. And some of it is: Decide what you want; believe it’s coming to you; focus on what you want and how it feels to have it; feel grateful for what you have and what you want to attract into your life.
But we still need to take action. We can’t just sit passively by and expect the Universe to drop our desires at our feet. We need to take responsibility for creating our lives.
Do you want what you want just enough to sit passively by and wait for it to be delivered to you? Or do you want it badly enough to take action for it to manifest?
We need to take inspired action. Action shifts your energy. Action shows the Universe you’re serious and that you really want it. Moving in the direction of what you want magnetizes it and draws it to you. While sitting passively by does nothing.
Yes, you can sit and think happy thoughts and say affirmations and do visualizations and feel gratitude. But the bottom line is that you still need to take action to manifest what you want in your life. You can’t really expect the Universe to do it all for you. It’s up to us to take the inspired action to create the lives we want.