The movie The Secret does a great job explaining the third step in this process of the Law of Attraction, Receive. You have to be willing to accept and integrate the thing you ask for in your life. I think differently about this notion, like Jack Canfield says in the movie, you have to take inspired action. It is reception, but how you act on, believe in, and create this as a true holistic three step process is taking the inspired action that you would take if the object of your desire is present in your life.
I can’t tell you how many people come in to see me and talk about abundance. They have it “over there”, it’s somewhere in the future, but they are immersed in their debt, they feel their debt, they feel anxiety, they feel crappy, and they struggle mightily to get out of it. The inspired actions that they take are much more congruent with ones a person in debt takes. Someone who has true abundance reads the Wall Street Journal, they sign up for investment clubs and classes, they act like they have money. You have to believe you are abundant, you have that feeling in your body, and it’s can’t be in the future. It has to be now, and you take inspired actions that are congruent with that. The success is now and the problems go away.
This is a continuation of the previous articles on how the emotions connect with your thoughts and how you affirm and believe in what you ask for. Here is an example:
Do you believe most obese people want to be thin? Most people believe that the answer is yes. But ponder this:
When you are not happy with life because you are overweight and you think to yourself, “When I’m thin my life is going to be amazing, my problems will go away. When I’m thin, people will love me and I will have a new relationship and get a new job.” You run a really deep Law of Attraction, emotionally connected, neural program that says, “When I’m thin, something amazing will happen to me.” And all of the focus is put on the future, it is not now, and it is harder to take inspired action.
Nobody wakes up and says, “Hey I got a great plan for myself, I’m going to shove 17 Twinkies in, I’m going to break my diet and gain 17 pounds back.” But there is a deep unconscious program running that is holding you back, this is what happens.
They start their diet and a friend tells them they look great, they are beginning to lose more weight. The deep attraction, the deep neural pattern, they put in place is “When I’m thin, things will be amazing.” And now the brain is screaming, “You need to drop this job! Ask that person out! You need to do these things now!” And the ego kicks in, in a fear based state, and tells you that you’re not amazing yet, you can’t quit yet, or you can’t drop the relationship yet.
The neural program that is run by the ego, that’s in direct conflict with what you want, where all our fears live and a lot of these negative programs run, and has a deeper conscious connection to us, says “No, you’re not so amazing and you better not lose another pound or you’re in some real danger.” This concept is called a neural-linked program.
The state that you say you desire, and pick anything that you want in your life, there is almost always another program that says you will have more problems when you get it. And it’s almost always counter intuitive.
A client of mine was manifesting abundance in her life and wasn’t getting any results. She was certain that she was ready for all the money and freedom and love. She really wanted to have kids and settle down with her soulmate, so I asked her if her current relationship was successful, and she couldn’t give me a definitive “Yes”. She had created a neural link between abundance and family, and she wasn’t sure if she was with her soulmate, or that this was the man she wanted to create a family with. This was the unconscious program telling her that she couldn’t have abundance because that would mean she has to believe that she is with her soulmate, or start searching for one. Untill she takes the inspired action as a woman in a successful relationship, or discovering her soulmate, she will have a hard time creating abundance because of the neural link she created between the two.
Take the time to journal on this step for the things you are attracting in your life. What are the hidden programs that are blocking you from attracting the object of your desire?