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What To Do When The Law Of Attraction Doesn’t Work


It’s a horrible feeling when you think that perhaps the Law of Attraction just isn’t going to work for you.

Perhaps you’ve been throwing all your effort and energy into reading information from experts and practicing in-depth techniques, but you simply can’t see any obvious results. What’s going wrong, and what should you do?

Read on to discover the top five reasons why the Law of Attraction doesn’t work for some people, and to learn how you can develop an action plan to combat each block.

1. Self-Undermining Beliefs

At the heart of many people struggling with the Law of Attraction, there’s a belief (whether of conscious or subconscious) that they don’t deserve the thing they say they’re trying to manifest. And if this is the case for you, then you can’t vibrate on the frequency required to get what you want.

If you think you have a loud or particularly punitive inner critic or know that your upbringing has led you to have low self-esteem, tackling this can free up so much more energy to work with the Law of Attraction.

There's a great free online assessment that can help you identify any blocks that you might have: you can access it here. You will also get a free video that teaches you how to use The Law Of Attraction more effectively, but your work doesn't end there. You need to practice mindfulness exercises in order to really get rid of whatever limiting beliefs you might have.

Some people use therapy for this, while others focus on journal writing, but the trick is to start rejecting the old idea of yourself as incapable, weak or unworthy. Using targeted affirmations can be very helpful here too, as you can use repetition to replace these limiting beliefs with new, confidence-boosting ones.

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2. Cycles Of Lack Rather Than Abundance

It’s so easy to get trapped in a negative, self-perpetuating cycle when you think your manifestation plans aren’t working. If you are focused on the belief “The Law of Attraction isn’t working for me” then you dramatically increase the chances that the Law of Attraction won’t work.

This is because you are focused on the concept of lack, which attracts yet more lack into your life. The solution? Deliberately distract your attention from anxiety or pessimism about the Law of Attraction.

The ideal alternative is to muster up some genuine positivity instead, but if you can’t do that then at least vow to continue with your current schedule of exercises while abstaining from judgment about whether they will work.

3. Self-Reinforcing Doubt

Now, if you already have pretty high self-confidence and you aren’t obsessing about negative feelings about failing to manifest, something else must be going on.

Another common problem is that you might just not believe the Law of Attraction can work, for you, or anyone else. Maybe you’re skeptical about all the heart-warming stories you’ve said, or you have a particularly logical mind and just can’t bring yourself to embrace something that sounds so unusual.

If this is your issue, one of the best things you can do is deliberately read more about the Law of Attraction; its association with contemporary neuroscience and quantum physics may surprise you and can start to get rid of some of the doubts that are blocking your potential.

4. A Counterproductive Environment

For some people, the reason the Law of Attraction doesn’t work has more to do with what’s around them than what’s inside them. Take a look at your environment; the way you keep your home, the way you approach your social life, and the types of people you interact with.

If your relationships are toxic or you are around others who deliberately try to bring you down, your power to manifest can be massively inhibited. Meanwhile, if you don’t create a home that promotes positivity, relaxation and good energy, your vibration will be dragged down every moment you spend inside.

Take a critical look at what is in your home too. For example, are you trying to manifest a new relationship while counterproductively surrounded by reminders of an ex you haven’t really let go?

5. Missing Signs That The Law Of Attraction Is Working

Finally, it’s possible that you’re just wrong when you think the Law of Attraction isn’t working! This would be a happy outcome, as it means that what needs to change is the way you look at the world, rather than something major like your belief structure.

In particular, consider that you may be missing signs that indicate you’re moving closer to your goal; it’s common for those signs to look different than you expected, or for people to have failed to tap into the intuitions required to go where the Universe points.

The best thing you can do to make it easier to spot signs is to read up on what other people have experienced and to learn how to really tune into your gut feelings. When you feel an urge to do something, try something or talk to someone, go for it! You’ll soon begin to see that your heart knows more than your mind realizes.


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Katherine Hurst
By Katherine Hurst
Katherine Hurst, is a Law of Attraction expert, best-selling author, workshop leader, educator, and award-winning blogger on psychology, life design, structured thinking and emotional wellbeing.

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