I’m a big fan of The Secret. I just watched the video again the other day.
Thanks to this wildly selling video and subsequent book by Rhona Bryne, the Law of Attraction has gained national attention. And that’s a very good thing…to a point.
The Law of Attraction states that you attract whatever you want into your life through your ability to feel good, think positively, and focus only on the desired outcome. Simply put, if you want to be rich, don’t focus on lack.
But here’s the problem. How many times have you said you really want wealth, believe riches are on the way, refuse to focus on anything but abundance….and still, nothing happens? Your bills go unpaid while your bank balance dwindles.
What The Secret failed to mention is that the Law of Attraction is only part of the equation. There is also The Law of Congruency.
This law states that your declared intention must be congruent with your unconscious decisions. For example, you may say “I want to be rich,” but if you distrust wealthy people, don’t believe you deserve it, or see money as the root of all evil, then wealth isn’t really what you want.
Or as A Course in Miracles explains: “What you ask for you receive. But this refers to prayers of the heart not the words you use in praying.”
This inner discord explains why affirmations or positive thinking, as powerful as they are, don’t always work.
If you don’t have what you want, chances are your spoken goals are in conflict with your authentic desires, and deep down, you don’t actually want what you’re asking for.
The solution—try asking yourself a question: Why don’t I want it? Or put another way: What’s my pay-off for not having it?
What do you say you want in your life but can’t seem to manifest?
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