A few weeks ago I made a Law of Attraction video challenge that walked people through the process of attracting something small: either a rubber duck or a drum.
Now, while I heard from a TON of people on Facebook who had tremendous success with this exercise, I did hear from a few people who did not. For those who didn’t attract their duck or drum, it was frustrating!
So today, I’d like to talk about how resistance is always responsible for unsuccessful intentional manifestations.
What is resistance?
When it comes to the Law of Attraction, resistance is simply a lack of faith in your ability to manifest.
With the Law of Attraction, first we ask, then we must BELIEVE, and then we receive. Resistance is always to blame when we find ourselves unable to believe.
Think about it, if you look around your environment right now, everything in it is pretty darn believable. Everything you’ve manifested in your life at this moment fits in with your beliefs about how the world is.
Putting new things into our lives on purpose can be a challenge, then, when we carry resistance. If we don’t believe something is possible, it just can’t show up!
All of this being said, resistance is not a one-size-fits-all situation. It can come in a couple of different forms. Below I’ve outlined two common forms of resistance:
For some people, resistance is personal. These people often believe in the Law of Attraction or are at least receptive to it, but they have a hard time believing they have what it takes to intentionally manifest.
In other words, they know it CAN happen, they just don’t think they have what it takes to make it happen for them!
If you think that you may be suffering from “personal resistance,” here are a few suggestions to help you out.
1. Take the pressure off
One of the big “tricks” in manifesting is to attempt to manifest things we can believe in! So, if manifesting a 5 million dollar lottery win in the next 6 months doesn’t feel believable, dial it back a little!
A more realistic goal to start might be “I want to manifest $5000 in the next 6 months.” For some, an even more realistic goal might be “I want to manifest an unexpected $20 this week.”
Now, this isn’t to say that you certainly couldn’t put a $5 million dollar manifestation on your list of intentions! Just make sure you give yourself time. When would it feel possible? A year? 5 years? 10 years? Remember, the more believable it is to you, the more successful you will be.
Remember, there’s no pressure in successful manifestations-ever. Have fun with it and be easy about it!
2. Make your vibrational work priority #1
A lot of time personal resistance is just a byproduct of latent anxieties and stresses in life. When we are stressed or worried, we often naturally transfer this stress and worry over to the intentional manifesting process.
Unfortunately, stress is a dream killer.
The best deliberate manifestors are upbeat and go with the flow. If you’re not there yet, good news- with a little bit of practice you can be! I highly recommend daily meditation if you think worry and stress are plaguing your manifesting success.
3. Practice your LOA skills with small things to build up your belief!
Try to manifest small objects or insignificant things like symbols and signs. Little things that are of no consequence are often fun and easy to manifest.
At the same time, become highly observant of when you manifest things you’ve been thinking of. If a song you were just humming comes on the radio or if someone you were just thinking about texts you, remind yourself: “I manifested that!”.
Give yourself as much evidence that you can that you are indeed manifesting all the time. The more evidence you have, the more you will find yourself able to believe in your abilities!
The other form of resistance that pops up with the Law of Attraction is when someone simply doesn’t believe in the Law of Attraction!
Some people become aware of the LOA but they approach it from a state of cynicism. They believe it is hocus-pocus or complete nonsense only those disconnected from reality would believe in.
So, when these people attempt to manifest, their dominant thoughts about the process is “this stuff isn’t going to work!”
As a result, they don’t get what they are trying to manifest. The Law of Attraction, however, DID work – it just gave them what they believed: evidence that they couldn’t intentionally create things with their minds.
For this reason, I have never made it my objective to try and “force” someone to believe in the Law of Attraction. If someone carries disbelief resistance, there isn’t much you are going to be able to do to convince them otherwise!
No worries though, you’d be surprised how many people switch teams over time! Sometimes they don’t get it right now, but the idea takes root and a down the road they start to see the evidence.
My husband is a good example of this. When I first learned about the Law of Attraction, I am pretty sure he thought I was totally insane. Today, however, he sees evidence of it in his own life all the time!
He is always pointing out things that magically “pop up” now. He’s a pretty good believer, and he’s pretty darn good at manifesting on things on purpose at this point too!
So, if you have any people in your life who carry “disbelief resistance” be easy about it. We all come to understand this material in our own time. Give people the space to accept the idea at their own pace.
I hope that this article has helped answer the question, “what is resistance?” If you have any thoughts on this topic, please share below in the comments!
Author: Andrea Schulman
Andrea Schulman is a former high school psychology teacher and the creator of Raise Your Vibration Today, which provides free and easy Law of Attraction techniques. She is also available for group educational seminars and webinars.