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When Things Aren't Going Well, Don't Blame 'The Secret'

Aug 18, 2007
When your desires aren't manifesting, even though you feel that you're doing all the right things, is your first impulse to conclude that The Secret is a lie and that the Law of Attraction doesn't work - or only works selectively?

When things aren't going well, it's easy to blame The Secret. If The Secret is to blame, you don't have to take responsibility for what's happening in your life. However, if you really understand how the Law of Attraction works, you wouldn't make this conclusion. Instead, you would re-examine your thoughts, feelings and actions to discover where your internal breakdown is.

Recently, I had a bad month where nothing seemed to go right. Many unexpected expenses showed up and my business receivables slowed down. I had relationship conflicts on a daily basis. I wasn't sleeping well or eating healthy and I began to wonder if I could pull myself out of the hole I was in.

Because I understand how the Law of Attraction works, and that my thoughts, feelings and actions were creating my current state of affairs, I decided to step back from my misery and apply the principles of change. When I took an honest look at why my life wasn't going well, I admitted to myself that I had been allowing negative thoughts to override the positive ones, that I was allowing my feelings to reside on a lower scale and that my actions were not supporting my desires.

At that moment, I began making conscious choices to redirect my thoughts, feelings and actions in a more positive direction. And things rapidly turned around!
When things aren't going well for you, you can troubleshoot why by answering these questions:

* Are you monitoring your thoughts and consciously and continually thinking positively?
* Are you really feeling the feelings that support your desires, such as joy and love? (Faking these feelings doesn't work.)
* Are you taking action toward your desires? (Lack of action equals lack of intention.)
* Are you too attached to the outcome of your desires? (Attachment creates a negative pull that can delay manifestation.)
* Are you being too specific in your request? (Specificity sets limits. 'This or something better' is a good qualifier to add to all of your intentions.)
* Do you have lingering doubts about the validity of the Law of Attraction? (Doubt is the fastest way to delay the manifestation of your desires.)

If you answer these questions with brutal honesty, you can begin to understand where you have created blocks to manifesting your heart's desires. Patterns of negative, desire-sabotaging thinking might emerge. You might discover that your actions are not moving you toward your goals. Or you may realize that your thoughts are positive but you aren't feeling the emotions that reinforce those thoughts.

When things aren't going well, don't blame The Secret. Instead, take responsibility for your life and turn things around! The Law of Attraction works all the time, every time. If you are not experiencing the life you truly want to live, you have the key to change at your fingertips. Align your thoughts, feelings and actions with the life you want to experience and let the Law of Attraction deliver it.
About the Author
Patty Harder is an author, ordained S.H.E.S. minister, Reiki Master and self-help guru. To download an excerpt of her recently-released e-book "Interview with an Atlantean: An Ancient Look at the Law of Attraction," visit http://www.searchingforspirit.com.
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