If you’re anything like me, sometimes when you’re working with affirmations, positive thinking and the law of attraction you can wonder: “How soon will this work?”
This is especially true when you’re stuck and feeling like things will never budge.
We all have our “problem areas.” These might be money, relationships, health, or some combination of the above.
This is usually because we have what I call a “psychic deficit” in that area of our lives. We’ve come to expect problems in that area and have deeply held beliefs that are negative.
Why do those negative expectations take root in the first place? Because we’re psychic sponges who basically soak up all the “data” that is floating around us.
If you were raised in an atmosphere where money was a problem, you’re going to have some negative expectations around money to overcome.
If you grew up around people who were very dysfunctional and uncaring, you’ll have to do some work on releasing negative beliefs about receiving love and affection.
If you spent a lot of time around people who were physically ill or who were hypochondriacs – always worrying about health – you will have unconsciously picked up some of those same negative beliefs around your own health. So you’ll have to discharge some of that build up of negative expectations around your health if your desire is to improve your health.
I’ll be honest with you. It can take time – even years – to release negative beliefs in some of these “problem areas.”
But the good news about affirmations and the law of attraction is that you can start seeing great results very quickly in areas that aren’t your problem zones. If you have no build up of negative beliefs around something, you’ll manifest wonderful stuff in that area quickly. So start working with some smaller, simpler goals and you’ll soon be encouraged by how quickly great things manifest. This will give you encouragement and motivation as you start to tackle the harder stuff.
The less resistance you have around receiving positive things and events, the more you’ll have success in using the law of attraction to manifest what you want quickly.
So I encourage you to dig a little bit, to be honest with yourself about negative beliefs that are deeply entrenched so you can become more aware of them. By shining a light on them and seeing them clearly you’ll know what you need to start working on. And if you are persistent with tools like affirmations and visualizations, you will see positive results over time.
And in the meantime, start experimenting with the law of attraction for smaller, simpler things. You’ll be amazed at how powerful you are at creating your own reality. Then it will be much less daunting as you start working on “bigger” projects.
And don’t forget – have fun with it! The more you can be in a state of joy and excitement, the faster your intentions will manifest on the physical plane.