5 Secret Obstacles That Stop The Law of Attraction Working
Obstacles That Stop The Law of Attraction
1. The illusion of separation
This first common blockage is centered on the assumption that what we see happening before our eyes is really as it appears! A belief that we are all entirely self-sufficient individuals with no significant connection to anyone who falls outside the circle of our immediate family and friends.
Falling for this illusion is like the branches of a tree believing that they have nothing to do with each other.
When we strip everything down to its atomic level, there is no difference between any of us. We are not just similar: we are made of the same material, the same as every other life form or physical object on earth.
We are composed of particles of energy vibrating in an infinite variety of frequencies. You can already see how removing this one blockage from the human condition would efficiently render racism, sexism and any other ism you can think of impossible in one fell swoop.
This illusion forces us to ignore the divinity within us and listen only to the insane ramblings of the ego. This act pushes our vibrational frequency lower and further away from where we need to be to start attracting the life we really desire.
2. The illusion of God
Religion has made quite a few monumentally flawed assumptions about who, what and where God is. Over many thousands of years, traditional religion has taken certain commonly agreed upon facts and leaped to various spurious postulations.
One of which is that God is perfect and therefore we are all a pale reflection of his majesty. A species he created from dirt and is a constant sinful disappointment to him (for God is a man, don’t you know?).
The Christian concept of original sin implies that even the newborn baby is doomed to play this depressing role for his or her entire life. But don’t go thinking that death will bring a release from this condemnation.
Their only hope of avoiding an eternity in the fiery pit of hell is to spend this lifetime on their knees begging an angry God for forgiveness (forgiveness for things it hasn’t even done). No wonder church attendances are in perpetual decline.
Let’s be grown up about this; God is not the old man sitting on a cloud passing judgment on us. God is within us, a part of our being. Essentially, we are God and God is us, and accepting this crucial principle allows divinity to flow from within us.
Ironically, to even state such a thing is also considered a mortal sin in itself by traditional religions. So if you tell your priest about this book, you are 99% guaranteed to piss off the big man upstairs.
3. The illusion of labels
We tend to describe God as being a man and perhaps even picture him as having human physical form. God is not a person and has no other earthly construct. There is no height, depth, size or shape to God. God has no gender, face, hair, legs or arms. God does not reside anywhere but rather everywhere.
The word God is just a label to help children apply a simple context to a principle that is confusing and beyond the comprehension of even our brightest thinkers.
The problem with labels is that they come with baggage. If I tell you to pray, you may refuse because you are not religious. However, manifesting and cosmic ordering are just other labels that mean the same thing as prayer. We tend to get wrapped up in the labels of life. If someone claims we are dishonest, we get very offended, even if it’s not true.
You may think initially that positive labels are a benefit.
For example, it would be entirely reasonable to assume that having a reputation for being a good parent, kind nurse, dedicated son or a generous friend are all positive badges for someone to wear. The label itself is not the problem but our attachment to them as some sort of false God.
Here’s an extreme example for you. If I wrote a book about what a bitch Mother Teresa was, then a lot of people would get very offended and immediately jump to her defense.
They would insult me and refer me to the vast amount of selfless work that she did to help others as proof that she is worthy of all the positive labels we collectively adorn her memory with. People would attack the insult because they feel attached to and secure in their beliefs about Mother Teresa.
Nobody likes to have their beliefs stolen from them, even if they are not beliefs that serve any sort of positive purpose. Millions of people around the world drink to near alcoholic levels because they believe that booze is a harmless social pleasantry. They choose to ignore the fact that alcohol is a registered poison and in the early nineties was proven beyond reasonable doubt to be a leading cause of cancer.
They like their beliefs (their beliefs permit them to drink), and they do not want to be reminded that three million people die every year as a direct result of drinking alcohol. A lot of them will get very offended if you challenge their drinking or criticize their drug (by the way, they also don’t like it being called a drug).
Before we leap to the defense of Mother Teresa and her treatment at the pen of this terrible, unscrupulous author, we should ask some critical questions:
• Do my insults take anything away from the fantastic work she did?
• Do my claims change who she was as a person?
• Am I correct in my assertion?
If the answer to all those questions is no, then why do we waste so much energy getting angry? Shortly you will find out just how powerful that energy is, and it will confirm for you once and for all that it should never be wasted on harmful pursuits such as this.
To remove the blockage caused by this third illusion, try to detach yourself from giving yourself or other people and events around you specific labels. The law of attraction works by altering your own vibrational energy to match that of the universal field of energy that flows through everything else.
You can label this field God/Source/Cosmos/The Universe or Dave: it doesn’t make any difference. If I call you a thief, you don’t instantly become a thief as a consequence of my action, and this powerful field of energy doesn’t change based on what you call it either.
4. The illusion of time
This is a tricky one to accept, but time as we generally refer to it in day-to-day life does not really exist. Time implies something linear exists in our world, a bit like watching a movie on one of those old VHS videotapes. When you insert the tape into the machine and press play, you watch the pre-recorded events unfold.
The end of the movie already exists and if you so choose you can fast-forward the tape to a future point. Equally, if you miss a bit of the action, you can hit the rewind button and go back in ‘time.’
Life appears to be similar to the format of a VHS videotape because we can remember the past and we assume that there will also be a future.
However, we cannot rewind life because what happened before this precise moment does not exist anymore. We cannot fast-forward life through the bad points because the future does not exist either.
If VHS movies were actually like real life, then the tape would be blank when you inserted it into the machine. The machine would create the story appearing on the screen at the moment you viewed it and then instantly erase it as soon as the image leaves the screen. At the end of the movie, the videotape would once again be completely blank.
Everything is happening now
The past and the future are virtual creations of our ego and nothing more. Everything is happening now, at this moment, and only in this moment. We have no fast-forward and no rewind buttons.
When we forget that time is just an illusion, we start trying to control aspects of reality that simply don’t exist. We hope for a better future, we dream about reliving the glorious victories of our youth. These wishes will never be fulfilled because they are all located in a period that will never be. This is not something new to people trying out the law of attraction or cosmic ordering.
For thousands of years, people have been praying to God and all the time placing their requests in a period that doesn’t exist. They ask to win the lottery on Saturday, to be able to pay the bills next month or for something as general as for life to be better in the future.
When I was a child, my parents used to regularly take my brother and me to a country pub in the North East of England called the A1 (named after the famous road on which it was situated). Above the bar was a polished brass sign; it said ‘All drinks free tomorrow.’
Of course, the comedy being that if you come back tomorrow the sign will still say the same thing. Tomorrow and yesterday do not exist at this moment, and nobody ever got a free pint of beer in that pub.
I appreciate that this illusion is the most complicated one to accept because it defies everything we have seen unfold before us. We start at birth, and we struggle through life as long as we possibly can until eventually, we die. It’s hard to deny this is the reality because we have seen many people be born, live and then eventually pop their clogs, as the saying goes.
The law of attraction works
Purely from using the law of attraction, it is much more helpful to see this as nothing more than an illusion. The fact that you were alive yesterday and you may also be alive tomorrow has no relevance to what happens to you right here at this moment (the only moment that will ever exist).
The unseen reality is that you are more like a creator choosing to manifest life second by second. Every moment that appears, you create and then destroy instantly. You do this millions of times over a lifetime.
If it makes it easier, try to view your time on earth as a period in which you experience thousands of different lives. Each day represents a new life, a new opportunity to manifest. Today cannot touch yesterday or tomorrow. It is only valid for 24 hours.
Think about this: tonight you will go to sleep, and while you are dreaming, your central nervous system will destroy, discard and replace millions of cells in your body.
By the time you wake up tomorrow morning, a percentage of who you were today will have disappeared forever, and a similar percentage of you will be taking its first ever step on planet earth in the role of you. Fast forward a few months and virtually every part of the ‘you’ that exists today will be gone, replaced by entirely new cells.
Let go of the past. You were not there anyway. Forget about the future. You will never get there either.
5. The illusion of scarcity
As a species, we struggle with this. We even teach our children that money is hard to come by and should be saved for a rainy day. It would be better if we looked at money like water. It flows all over the planet, and everywhere it goes it’s useful, it makes things happen, and it’s passed along.
We could say that water doesn’t belong to any of us or that it belongs to all of us. When water is flowing and moving, it cleanses, it purifies, it makes things green, it creates growth, it nurtures. But when water starts to slow down, is held back and starts to be still, it can be toxic and stagnant to those who hold it.
Many believe that you are a better person if you are poor and that if you become rich, you also become greedy and unclean at the same time. The truth is, money doesn’t really exist. Money is just traded for power, and it is a power that we believe corrupts, as the saying goes.
The desire for money and power comes only from fear, and fear is purely a construct of your ego. The fragment of divinity within you is not afraid of anything. Think about it, why would God be fearful of not having a car as extravagant as his neighbor’s, who is also God?
Living in a scarcity mindset is a powerful block to the law of attraction and ultimately to you living a happy, peaceful and fulfilling life on earth.
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