“Why doesn’t the Law of Attraction work for me, what am I doing wrong?” are the words I have heard from clients and friends who have not seen it “work” for them in their lives. The Law of Attraction, which “The Secret” brought into mainstream awareness, has always existed. The point that we are all just getting it now surely does bring about a great deal of confusion for many people.
The Law of Attraction exists just as the Law of Gravity exists. The difference is that you do not have to do any work to get the Law of Gravity to actually “work” for you. You do not have to meditate, focus, affirm, clear blocks, etc. to be able to walk outside and not float away into space. You get to just walk outside and enjoy the fact that the Law of Gravity exists and holds you down on planet earth.
So why do we have to “work” to get the Law of Attraction to “work”?
I truly believe it is because of three simple reasons. The first is that most of us have not been taught and then imprinted with the correct way our thinking needs to function in order for it to work. The second reason is if our unconscious mind has a different belief than our conscious mind, the unconscious mind’s belief over rides the conscious mind’s desire and attracts what it believes instead. Finally, the third reason, if you have turned your will over to a power greater than yourself or in other words if you have asked God to guide your life and have “Thy will be done”, what you are trying to attract may not be in your best interest or just be too little for God’s greater plan for you.
The first reason, most of us have not been taught and then imprinted with the correct way our thinking needs to function in order for it to work can be further understood with this example. Let us say you wanted to “attract” a new job which paid more money, offered more benefits and provided a shorter commute from your home. You begin by getting a clear picture of this job in your mind, you devote 15 minutes a day to meditating and visualizing yourself in this type of job and you even make a dream board where you place images on it to represent your new dream job. You then go on with the rest of your day. However, as you move through your day, you unintentionally think longing thoughts for your dream job thus focusing on the fact that you do not have your dream job yet. This then creates the message you will be radiating out into the Universe which may look something like; “I don’t have this job, how will I ever get this job? if only I had this job, my whole life would be so much better, Oh God! when am I going to get this job!?” This message focuses on the lack of the job; therefore, the Law of Attraction will continue to bring to you the lack of the job.
The second reason if our unconscious mind has a different belief than our conscious mind, the unconscious mind’s belief over rides the conscious mind’s desire and attracts what it believes instead can be further understood with this example. Let us use the same example as previously stated, the dream job. Now let’s say you had your thinking in order and never allowed yourself to focus or think about the lack of the job. However, in your unconscious belief system, you did not think or feel you were worthy of having the dream job, you will not get it. This is because your unconscious belief of, “I don’t deserve to have this type of job or I will never be able to handle this type of job” will be the message which you will be radiating into the Universe. Therefore, the Law of Attraction will not deliver to you this dream job; It can’t, simply because you clearly said “I don’t want the job”!
Finally, the third reason, if you have turned your will over to a power greater than yourself or in other words if you have asked God to guide your life and have “Thy will be done”, what you are trying to attract may not be in your best interest or just not in God’s greater plan for you, can be understood with this example. Again, let’s use the dream job. But for this example, let’s say you have found, applied and interviewed for “The Dream Job” of your life! Your consciously have kept your thinking on track, your unconscious belief system is in agreement with your conscious mind for you to have a dream job, and you are using the Law of Attraction for this particular dream job. However, you have no idea that this “dream job” will be downsized in two years, leaving you jobless. God’s greatest plan for your life always includes the very best for you and your life. Therefore, the use of the Law of Attraction will not “work” to bring to you less (losing your job in two years) than the greatness that God has is in store for you.
The secret of how you can allow the Law of Attraction to “work” for you is to simply gain the awareness and understanding of how these three reasons affect the Law of Attraction. You can then change your experience with the Law of Attraction from a state of “working” and longing for your desired manifestation to a state of simply believing and expecting your desired manifestation as if it already exists.