You've read lots of information about the process of awakening to living the life of your dreams. You've seen The Secret and understand how the law of attraction works. Perhaps you've read books, attended teleseminars and live seminars and you've put a lot of time, money and effort into learning about manifesting and attracting whatever you want in life.
You were so excited, enthusiastic and optimistic, because this really is life transforming material. You know that this can change your life, but so far it hasn't changed the things you would like to change in any significant way. You are not yet living the life of your dreams. Maybe.you have become disheartened and discouraged. It's all supposed to be so easy and straightforward. Your heart yearns to awaken to live the life of your dreams.
So what's stopping you? Well, something must be or your life would have changed by now. You would be seeing the results. You would be enjoying all those things you want in life.
Consider for a moment, what awakening really means to you. What is it that you wish to awaken to? Is it a life of abundance, a life of spiritual awareness, a life filled with love, joy and happiness? That sounds so wonderful, and yet, if you wholeheartedly believed that it was wonderful, and that it was possible for you, then you would be living it by now. So what's stopping you?
Maybe you come up with lots of 'reasons', lots of excuses why you haven't yet got to where you want to be. It's so easy to slip into the 'victim' mode and blame external events and circumstances. "There's the recession." "The economic climate is a big worry" "The media is constantly bombarding me with tales of gloom and doom and all the woes of the world, so that it's difficult to stay positive".etc., etc. You are very busy and there just aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things you would like to be doing. And because you are so busy, with all your doing, you are becoming more and more exhausted and have less energy and enthusiasm for those things that filled you with such optimism and joy.
These are all wonderful ways of keeping you exactly where you are, with the wheels spinning and going nowhere. You can convince yourself that you are doing all you can to attract or create the changes you want, but this isn't so. You are doing all you can to keep yourself where you are. If you feel irritated or indignant reading this, that's good. It may prompt you to start considering and acknowledging how you are keeping yourself from awakening.
You read earlier - if you wholeheartedly believed that it was wonderful, and that it was possible for you, then you would the living it by now'. Do you recognise this as true?
The law of attraction operates on the basis that vibrations matching those you are creating will be attracted to you. And so you get more of the same. Abraham Hicks tells you the same thing and you've probably read it in many other places as well. If you believe this, then it follows that you accept that you are not a vibrational match with that you wish to attract. This means that, in addition to the positive thoughts and feelings you have around whatever it is you wish to create and attract into your life now, there are thoughts, ideas and beliefs creating different vibrations, and these outweigh those of your dreams.
They tend to be the old thought patterns and beliefs that you developed a long time ago, which maybe you thought had been replaced by the new, updated ideas about what you want. You may not be aware of the beliefs you hold, which are in opposition to what you think you want. When you become aware of them, you can change them. Sometimes this is very easy and sometimes it is less easy, but you can do it and, in order to create different results in your life, you have to do it.
Now you know that what is stopping you from awakening are the old beliefs and patterns of thought which supported your old lifestyle and which need updating in order to achieve the life of your dreams. So, notice your thoughts and feelings and be creative. By changing the way you think and feel, you really can create the life of your dreams if you believe you can.
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Shirley Crichton is passionate about awakening and helping people to awaken to living the life of their dreams. If you found this article helpful and want more, you'll love her inspirational 3-minute movie at =>