I’m sure that after you heard about the Law of Attraction, you were eager to start manifesting millions of dollars so that you could buy a Corvette and go riding off into the sunset with some amazing partner that just happened to walk into your life.
Am I right? Maybe not about the Corvette!
However, if you’re like 99% of people who have tried to use the Law of Attraction, you probably gave up a couple days after setting your million-dollar intention because it didn’t seem to be working for you.
Why didn’t it work? You most likely forgot to ask yourself the most important question before trying to manifest money:
"How do I want to feel when I have more money in my bank account?"
Do you want to feel free, secure, and joyful?
If your intentions are not manifesting into your reality at warp speed, it’s because you’re not feeling free, secure, and joyful in the present.
Maybe you have tons of bills to pay, and you don’t know how you’re going to come up with the money. Therefore, you walk around thinking about how you don’t have enough money and what’s going to happen to you if you don’t get the money. This thinking fuels an uncomfortable feeling state that attracts more debt instead of your intention to attract more money.
You can try to change your thoughts, set intentions, or repeat affirmations all day, but if you don’t truly feel that freedom, security, and joy that you want to experience more of, your manifestations will fall flat.
The law of attraction is simple. Like attracts like. It’s not like most people want to believe: Thoughts, intentions, and desires attract material possessions.
The way you feel is what does the attracting. Your feelings are placing your order to the universe’s catalog of worldly possessions. If you set the intention to have more money, but are feeling lack, you’re putting an order in to feel more lack. Therefore your intention to get more money won't be fulfilled. You'll actually be delivered more of the circumstances that give you the feeling of lack.
It’s simple: you will attract more of the circumstances that make you feel the way you're currently feeling.
So, the next question is always the same: How do I change the way I feel to attract more money?
There’s a two-step process to shift your feeling state to attract more of what you want.
1. Find the source of your uncomfortable feelings.
Every feeling originates from a thought.
When you get the bill in the mail, a thought passes through your mind that causes you to feel a pang of dread. What is the thought? Do you think about losing your home, having to borrow money from your family, not being able to afford your vacation?
It's very important to uncover the thought that triggers the uncomfortable feeling. If you don’t uncover the thought, it's sure to arise again and continue to cause you to feel unwanted feelings in the future. It really is a vicious cycle.
2. Open up.
When you uncover the thought, you now have the healing opportunity to investigate your thought and to open up to more possibilities.
The thought that triggered your uncomfortable feeling most likely is a worst-case scenario thought. If you continue believing that the worst-case scenario is the only possibility, you will continue to feel uncomfortable feelings.
However, if you’re able to image different scenarios that could possibly lead to a more comfortable resolution, the ensuing hope will help shift your feeling state to attract more of what you actually want.
Remember, there are infinite ways to resolve a situation. Even though you’re used to believing that the worst-case scenario always becomes your reality, the best-case scenario has the same potential to come true as the worst-case scenario. They are both imaginary thoughts about the future waiting to be born into reality. You’re the one who tips the scales in the direction of favorable resolution or unfavorable resolution.
When you investigate your thoughts and open up to new possibilities, you are in control of your feeling state. This gives you the power to instantly change your feeling state and align with the vibration of the feelings that you actually want to attract. When you’re feeling abundant, you’re going to have to get a bigger piggy bank to put all that money in that you attract.
Lloyd Burnett is a San Diego based life coach, spiritual teacher, and writer. He is the author of The Voice Inside Your Head: How to Use Your Mind to Instantly Create Financial Security & Attract Money.
He offers free trainings on how to harness the power of your fear and limiting beliefs so that you can effortlessly manifest financial security, deep love, and success. Check out his latest free training on Clearing Blocks & Manifesting Money, Love & Success.