The Law of Attraction: Getting Beyond Limiting Beliefs

I recently coached a woman on the law of attraction who was afraid the law wasn’t working for her. For the purpose of this article, we will call her Dea. She felt she had done the things she was supposed to do, including writing up affirmations, posting them on her wall, reading them daily, and feeling positive emotion as she read them. Dea believed she was following the law to the letter, but for some unexplained reason, the saw apparently did not work for her.

How often have you felt the same way? How many times have you believed the law of attraction works for everybody else but you?

Trust me, if you’ve felt that way, you are not alone. I’ve been there. I can’t stand on a pedestal and preach that I’ve always gotten what I wanted when I wanted it, but I also know realize that what is standing between me and what I desire is … ME!

The first step is taking responsibility for your life. When you believe the law of attraction works for some people and not for others, you become a victim. You are giving your power away by believing you don’t have the power to create, and by allowing yourself to believe you can’t have what other people have.

This feeling is negative. It is a feeling of lack. It is a vacuum, which sucks your dreams into darkness that feels so vast and thorough it is hard to believe you could ever retrieve them.

What was stopping Dea from getting what she desired? The first part was her victim mentality, thinking that outside events were stopping her from getting what she wanted. The second part was Dea believed she was doing what she needed to be doing in order to attract, but what she failed to recognize was she needed to pay attention to her subconscious thoughts.

This is where it gets tricky.

How do you know what your subconscious thoughts are? After all they are beneath the surface. There are two ways to know if a subconscious thought is driving your behavior.

  1. Life Patterns. These are patterns that appear over and over again in your life. For example, no matter what job you take, you keep working for an incompetent boss. You might take a totally different job in a place four states away from your last job, and yet your boss exhibits the same characteristics you thought you left behind.
  2. Emotional Triggers. These are triggers that cause you to have an irrational response. Perhaps somebody innocently tells you that you have an accent. This causes you to get angry, throw a fit and leave the person wondering what the heck just happened. This was an irrational emotional response.

Once you’ve identified you have a subconscious thought preventing you from feeling good, the next step is to recognize there is a limiting belief behind the thought. The limiting belief is the belief causing you to think you will always be abandoned. People will never love you. You will never get the job you desire. No matter how hard you try, it won’t work anyway. You’re not good enough, or bad things always happen to you.

So how does all of this fit into the law of attraction? You are not emitting positive vibrations when you are harboring limiting thoughts. You might be able to say your affirmations out loud, and maybe even feel for a few moments they are real the same way Dea did, but within you this subconscious voice is selling you on a different story.

There are several different methods out there to use in order to help with limiting beliefs. These include:

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • The Sedona Method
  • Access Consciousness
  • The Emotion Code
  • The Healing Codes
  • Theta Healing

The key is to allow yourself to be in the most positive place possible, so you can believe you can achieve your goals and not just hope you can. Any of these methods can move you beyond subconscious beliefs and allow you to not only FEEL as if your dreams are real, but to experience them.

Sherry Winn - The Law of AttractionSherry 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, through her website at or on Facebook.

Living From the Divine Self

By Dr. William Constantine

As winter sheds its grip and spring ushers in, many of us are looking forward to warmer weather. Spring has become synonymous with cleaning – getting rid of stuff we no longer use, preparing the gardens, tidying up the external appearance of the house and yards, etc. However, very few make an effort to clean out their subconscious mind.

Did you know over 90 percent of what we do in a waking state is controlled by what we hold within the subconscious mind? So, for the vast majority of the time, we are literally on autopilot. Doesn’t it make sense that we would want to perform a thorough cleaning on our subconscious too?

Perception is a real problem in the world today because it has become clouded by the pursuits of the false self or ego, and we have become confused about our true nature. It’s caused everything from wars to divorce; murder to heroic deeds; compassion to hatred; illness, and so on. However, ones perception is merely a part of their human conditioning. In reality, perceptions are based on the beliefs we hold within our subconscious mind.

These beliefs are passed down and picked up along the road of life, and are adopted as our own. We essentially have become collectors of beliefs since we were born. As a newborn child, the slate is clean. We literally become a sponge soaking in all the beliefs, false ideals and misconceived notions of the human experience and potential because when it’s coming from a trusted source – a parent or authority figure – we trust it to be true.

Shifting Perception
The conscious and subconscious mind are powerful tools that when we learn how to work with them, can help us create a lifestyle we desire to live. Yet, when we don’t know how to use them properly, we often create the exact thing we don’t wish to experience.

The solution to many of the problems facing the world today, if not all of them, is a shift in perception. If we shift our perceptions we shift the way we react and respond to situations and experiences – thus, giving us a totally different result. In order to shift our perceptions we must rattle the cage of the subconscious mind and see what beliefs we have stored within that no longer serve the highest good and intention of our life.

In his book, “It’s Your Time,” author Joel Osteen calls these false perceptions “dead end neighborhoods,” and they are indeed just that. If you know anyone who has moved into one of these neighborhoods you will probably hear them complain about how slummy their life is and how they can’t seem to get out or “catch a break.”

This perception of lack is what faces many today because they are too busy focusing on what they “don’t have” rather than what they are abundant in. A mere shift in perception will start the ball rolling into the life of freedom and abundance that God wants all of us to live.

There are really two main categories of perceptions from which all others derive – fear and love. The more we find ourselves fearing, the more we are living in the world of the false self. But when we find ourselves in a place of love, we realize we are really living and are in the world of our divine self or God self. In that self, all things are possible.

Here are five tips to shift into the divine self:

  • Think of the areas of your life you want to improve. Ask yourself, “What beliefs do I have regarding this area of my life?” List them out, and then ask, “Is this in alignment with the desired result?” If the answer is no, than you have identified a limiting belief.  Then you have two options: Release it or change it to align with your ultimate vision.
  • Forgive and release. Stop holding on to “negative” things in the past. If you can forgive yourself, forgiving others will be easy.
  • Create an audio CD filled with new thoughts and beliefs – positive affirmations. Make a copy for you to have at work, in the car, and one at home. Listen to this, instead of your favorite morning talk show, where you run the risk of being inundated with news or negativity.
  • Value what you have in your life. Look to the abundance you already have now, like a car, a house, a job, groceries, kids, etc.
  • Implement my belief formula to create beliefs in your subconscious that are in alignment with where you want to be: Thought + Repetition + A Month = New Belief.

With these tools as an active part of your daily routine, your life will run smoother and you will be in a vastly different place in no time.

william_cWilliam Constantine is a lifestyle expert, global leader for non-profit work and has a Doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences. Used as a source on Nancy Grace, Fox Business News, ABC, NBC, and other media outlets, Constantine is an expert on how to break free from fear- based realities and conditional thinking as it relates to life and career choices. For more inforamtin, visit his Web site, follow him on Twitter: @wmconstantine, or visit his Facebook Page.