By Sherry Winn
Does the law of attraction work? Absolutely. When it fails to work, it’s not the law that is the issue. It’s the way it’s being applied.
The law of attraction cannot work if there is an underlying belief that goes against what you desire. If your conscious mind desires a new $500,000 house, but your subconscious mind believes you are not worthy of living in a $500,000 home, your subconscious mind wins out every time.
In a coaching session this week, a client said, “I am so sick of being positive. I’ve tried being positive, and it doesn’t work. I’ve tried this law of attraction stuff, and I’m still stuck. I’m still living the same life I have been living despite reciting affirmations every day.”
She was ready to throw in the towel until I asked her to examine why she thought the law of attraction wasn’t working. I prodded her with questions until she admitted she didn’t believe she was worthy of having what she wanted. Her subconscious mind was overruling her conscious efforts. She needed to shift her paradigm.
It is not enough to say affirmations, have a vision board, or visualize. You have to change your internal belief system. If your inner landscape consists of the belief that life is hard, scarcity is real, there is not enough to go around, only some people make it to the top, or you are constantly being punished for your imperfections, then your subconscious mind is driving your boat. It is why you are going around in circles rather than moving toward your goals.
In order to receive, you must create a shift in what you believe. In order to receive abundance, you must believe that abundance is part of our package. It is available for all people to have. It is not based on talent, luck of the draw, or genes. It is a gift from the Universe. We all have the opportunity to receive it, and if we fail to receive it, it is because we haven’t yet made the connection to the understanding we are meant to live in joy, happiness, love, and financial abundance.
This shift in paradigms means you might have to separate yourself from what your parents, religious leaders, or the actors on reality shows have taught you. How do you do this? You consciously create new habits of thinking.
Tony Robbins said, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
My client kept doing the same things expecting different results. She believed if she kept working harder at doing the things that weren’t working, she would make them work. Working harder doesn’t change reality. If you keep practicing the wrong things, you just keep getting better at getting worse, which in turn creates a negative attitude. It is not about working harder; it is about working right. It is about doing the right things to create the results desired.
How do you create a shift in your beliefs? You create new habits of thinking by:
- Reading books that promote abundance such as “A Course in Miracles.”
- Using guided abundance meditations on YouTube.
- Listening to people like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Abraham-Hicks and Deepak Chopra.
- Seeking out people who have experienced success using the law of attraction.
- Asking yourself what limiting beliefs you hold, and then using different techniques like Ho’oponono or Emotional Freedom Technique to let them go.
Take a moment to do a gut check. Are you failing to get what you desire because you have limiting beliefs holding you in limbo? If so, you are the answer to your dilemma. The answer is always you. Make a shift in your paradigm so you can receive all you desire.
Sherry Winn is an author, EFT Practitioner, Certified Law of Attraction and Master Life Coach and a motivational speaker, whose topics include “Making the Impossible Possible,” “Loving Challenges,” and “Catching Your Dreams.” As a former elite athlete competing at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988 in the sport of team handball and head collegiate coach for 23 years, she possesses a deep passion for helping others become motivated to reach their highest levels of success.
Winn overcame her fears and limitations when she contracted chronic pain at the age of 33 and was told by 17 different medical professionals there was no answer. Through books, meditation, mentors and Webinars, she discovered the power of healing through positive thinking.
To receive a free 50-minute Law of Attraction coaching session, or more information about Winn, she can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, through her website at www.ucancreatesuccess.com or on Facebook.