All Tipped Out? Resolving LOA Scatterbrain
If you ever feel overwhelmed with input about practicing deliberate creation, this will help put things in perspective:
When Russ put his golf magazine in the junk mail pile just a few minutes after it arrived, I thought it was a mistake.
I mean, he loves golf; can’t get enough of it.
Whether it’s playing it, watching it, or even just talking about it – the guy is all about golf.
And here was his Golf issue headed straight for the garbage just minutes after flipping through it.
When I asked why he was tossing it, he said: “It’s too much input. Too many tips to distract from what really works.”
I mentally flashed on my own library of law of attraction (LOA) books, articles, CD packages, telecourse recording links, seminar notes, suggested exercises and processes … and he didn’t need to explain further.
Sometimes we get so much instruction about how to incorporate deliberate creation into our life that it can feel like LOA overload.
As my sweetie said, it’s way too much information coming at you – where you get too much going through your brain and feel “tipped out.”
What works better for him is “concentrating on a few things,” not opening up a magazine every week to distract your focus. Rather, invest in “one or two habits” that can dramatically improve your game.
I know we’ve all met (or even been) enthusiastic newcomers to the art of manifesting, creating elaborate routines and disciplines to transform our lives overnight. And when that didn’t work, we searched out new processes and exercises, and before we got results with that, someone else came along telling us how to do it even better than that.
And so on, and so on …
Russ is right (and I say that as someone who contributes to LOI noise) that focusing on one new habit at a time is more likely to pay off.
It’s the same concept with overhauling our diet and exercise, right? Some experts tell us rather than expecting dramatic changes in our entire lifestyle, just focus on incorporating one new thing at a time.
First cut out the soft drinks. Then switch to brown rice. Instead of expecting to be at the gym at 6 am every day, start more realistically by parking further away and using stairs instead of elevators.
That’s how we incorporate change that works. Change that lasts.
Also, there comes a time when it’s appropriate to put the books down, to stop the research and the “thinking about” and the “prepping for” and instead start practicing what we’ve learned. One step at a time.
If you find you’re inundated with incoming information and trying to do too much, like:
- remembering to fall asleep in the vortex and wake up in it, too;
- send love to your ornery old co-worker;
- listen to your meditation CD before the day is done;
- cancel-clear every negative thought that crosses your mind;
- EFT out those fearful feelings about the test results that are due back any day;
- tell it like you want it rather than how it is;
- etc. etc. etc. …
… if that routine is making you feel scattered rather than empowered, it may be time to instead just commit to one thing. Whatever appeals to you most. (Your inner guidance always knows.)
And work that.
Once you’ve got that under your belt and you’re seeing and appreciating the difference it’s making for you, then consider what you’ll add in next.
Because expecting ourselves to master an enormous array of disciplines and habits in order to live the life of our dreams can distract us from the exactly that: the life of our dreams.
It’s happening right here, right now, and you don’t want to miss it because you haven’t yet checked off all things on your daily manifesting regimen.
Abraham regularly reminds us to not take ourselves and this work too seriously. Remember to lighten up and have some fun with it, and that habit alone will take you far!