LOA Success Secret #5: Drop the Agenda
This is secret #5 from our Law of Attraction Success Secret series.
Those of us who know how the system works can sometimes (maybe often) find ourselves working that system in order to get what we want.
That sounds innocent enough, right? (In fact, isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?)
But if you’re ‘doing this’ in order to ‘get that’ – you’ve missed the boat.
Stay with me here, because really understanding this can be a huge boon to your manifesting practice …
You may be holding up your progress if you’re doing any of these things:
- putting together a vision board in order to manifest those things
- visualizing the desired outcome in order to create those results
- pray rain journaling to make it happen
- scripting out loud to direct what happens next
- doing nothing to make something happen (even Slackers slip!)
You guys, I probably do this a couple times every week. That’s how easy it is to fall for!
The truth is, though, our highest alignment is found in genuine appreciation.
And we’re not truly appreciating when we’re only doing something in order to create change. That’s doing it with an agenda.
Just like we’re not truly loving someone if we only do it to get them to love us back. That’s not love; that’s emotional manipulation.
The purpose of manifesting techniques and exercises are to take us to a state of alignment via appreciation.
Which means: the most effective way to make a pray rain journal entry is to do it because it feels good, not to make it happen. The real way to relax is to do it without trying to make something happen, because that’s not relaxing – that’s just efforting lying down. The best way to visualize is to see what you want because it’s enjoyable to, not to ensure that’s what unfolds next.
Are you with me?
It means that if you’ve got an agenda to engage a manifesting method in order to create results, you would be better served to recognize that the real manifesting juice is in the vibration of appreciation. That’s where we’ll find highest alignment to what we want.
All that means is that you’re best served when joy, love and appreciation are your real targets.
Here’s what Abe said about it recently:
“If you would spend just a little bit of time over the next few days just making lists of things that you appreciate from right where you stand, you would shore up a Grid that would begin to fill in immediately.
But if you do it because you want the Grid to fill in, rather than because you’re appreciating, then you’re not appreciating. Then you’re trying to fill the Grid in. And that’s what goes wrong with so many Deliberate Creators. You’re getting your cart before your horse.” - Abraham, March 2012 in Orlanda FL
What I’m trying to convey here is that appreciation is the name of the game. Any of those manifesting exercises we engage are designed to get us to that state of enjoyment and thankfulness now. NOT to create that stuff we want so we can then get thankful and joyful.
It’s an easy distinction to miss, which is why it’s LOA Success Secret #5. (Stay tuned for the next four.)
I’d love to hear your thoughts on dropping the manifesting agenda if you care to share.