Five Common Mistakes When Using The Law of AttractionAuthor: Paul Warren
If you believe the universe will serve your desires on a platter while you lie on a couch watching tv and 'dreaming' of the things you want and that they will be delivered to your door five seconds after you think of it, you need to think again. If you think that the world is going to change while you make no effort then you'll need to re-think your approch to using the law of attraction. These are some of the common mistakes people make when trying to make the law work for them. Lets have a look at some others mistakes that can hinder the working of the law;
Mistake #1: All you have to do is think positive and what you want will occur.
Positive thinking occurs only on the conscious level; this is why positive thinking is not enough to put into effect the law of attraction. Belief and faith also need to be present in the unconscious mind
The mind is always operating on two levels, the subconscious and the conscious. Our conscious faculties are bombarded by hundreds of pieces of data at any moment from the five senses. This is a huge amount of information to transact and absorb, even with such an advanced tool as the human brain. Our minds would slowly turn into a sticky swamp if they were dealing with every single piece of information all of the time.
Instead, we developed the conscious mind, which serves as a filter to review the information sent to it by the senses and retain anything that it deems to be of interest. Anything that it does not consider important is passed along to the unconscious mind. It is the subconscious which retains the information, acting as the guardian of hidden memories until such time as those memories are needed again.
Mistake #2: Impatience
The cosmos works at its own speed; remember, every action carries with it an equal and opposite reaction. It is essential that all environmental conditions be right in order for an event to occur just as it should.
This means that the law of attraction may take weeks, months or even years to produce the desired outcome for a single individual. People of today's society are spoiled; they want what they want and they want it now! A theory that does not deliver instant fulfillment will not be received with a great deal of favor.
In addition to that, casting out the law of attraction because it does not meet your established timetables (after all, it never says precisely when all of these wonderful rewards will come about, only that they will) is a direct violation of the guidelines required to obtain positive results. You might have been merely testing the law up to now in order to see if it will produce results; if you were confident in its ability to produce the desired results you would be content to sit and wait, knowing that what you want most will come to you in time.
On the other hand, if you are impatient, it indicates that you have no confidence in the ability of the law to bring about the desired outcomes. This means that somewhere in your being is a kernel of negative energy, sufficient to throw a monkey wrench into the whole process of positive attraction. Remember, if you are vibrating negative energy you will attract negative energy back onto yourself.
Mistake #3: Pre-determining when you will get what you want
Let the universe do the work! It is possible to become so focused on what you think is going to happen that you manage to totally miss the event when it occurs if it does not occur in precisely the manner you pictured it would.
As we said before, the cosmos will choose its own time and place for all things to happen, and these events may take place through unknown means. By predetermining precisely how you will receive the rewards which you are seeking, you are taking away the alternatives from the hands of nature, which directs the ebb and flow of the energies of life. You are setting yourself up for a hard fall.
By setting your own time-line for events to occur you will eventually come to disbelieve in the law of attraction (after all, it didn't do what it was supposed to, did it?), this will cause your unconscious mind to radiate the negative energy which will drive the positive energy away.
Mistake#4 Being led by your emotional responses
In order to reap the greatest advantage of the law of attraction you need to understand that what you see now is a result of what you have been attracting up to this point; again, it is essential that you realize that what has happened in your life to this date and what will happen later on is determined by you and how you think about it. Whatever successes or failures you have experienced have been the result of the energies that your mind and body have released into the universe.
It is very easy to look at the events of your life and think, "I certainly didn't want 'that' to happen; the law of attraction must be untrue because I would never wish for something so awful." What you have to realize is that it is not always what your conscious mind wishes for that influences what your subconscious mind is projecting.
Which leads us to the fifth most common mistake
Mistake #5: Hanging onto long held beliefs
Many times people descend into a self defeating cycle because they are unaware of and unable to control the thoughts and attitudes of their subconscious mind .
It is those who have dared to see their inner world differently, who have believed in the possibilities offered by lofty ideals, who have effected the greatest changes in the world. Do you think that if the colonists had really believed that they would never be free of the British they would have been able to win the revolutionary war? If Henry Ford had not truly believed that man could ride in a car, do you think that the Model T could have been invented? If women really believed that they were destined to live the rest of their life under the thumb of their fathers and husbands, with no say in the lives they would leave, that women's liberation would have occurred?
The eradication of limiting beliefs such as these is vital to allowing the law of attraction to work as it is intended to. If you truly feel that the law is not working for you, take a second to contemplate the things that you are wishing for. Do you really believe that these events can take place, or are you merely making idle wishes? Do you secretly believe that you have a 'one in a million' chance of any of those things actually happening?
In order to project the vibrations which are necessary to draw the energies of the universe to you it is crucial that you be one hundred percent confidant in your ability to effect a change and be willing to believe that all of the events occurring up to that point have been a necessary prerequisite to bringing these events to be.
The key to the Law of Attraction is the acceptance of your responsibility.