So far we’ve talked about being grateful, creating a vision, and doing everything possible to make yourself feel good. But if we don’t open ourselves to allowing the things we truly desire to manifest into our reality, then all the gratitude, visualizing and feel-good motivation in the world won’t bring it about.
One of the best articles I’ve read recently on what’s known as the “Law of Allowing” comes from a website called, of all things, “Allow Your Life“. The opening paragraphs read as follows:
The Law of Allowing is probably the most complex of the Universal Laws and the hardest to master. But, without mastery of this law, you will find it difficult to manifest the life you desire. This is why understanding all of the universal laws and how they’re intermingled is so important. Without one, the others really aren’t very effective.
The Law of Allowing is to two-fold. The first part of the law says that you must allow good energy to flow into your life. But for many this may not be as easy as it sounds. Most people spend a significant amount of time focusing on all the bad things that are happening in their lives and around the world. . . .
The second part of the Law of Allowing says that you allow people to have, do, or be, or say whatever they want. This means that you don’t cast any judgment on them at all no matter what. You’re in such alignment that you have no feelings whatsoever about how others live their lives.
The article goes into much more detail about both parts of this Universal Law, but let’s focus for now on the first part.
We’ve all heard for years about
the power of positive thinking . . .
. . . an idea popularized in Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s now classic book, The Power of Positive Thinking. Positive thinking is certainly a key element in manifesting the life of one’s dreams, but it’s just one ingredient. Yes, it is indeed vital to think positively as much as possible, but pure positive thinking, as Tony Robbins loves to point out, is like walking out into your garden full of weeds and saying over and over again, “There are no weeds, there are no weeds!”
Too often we allow things we perceive as negative in our life to distract us, or we find it difficult to see the positive side to situations, circumstances, certain people around us, and so on; but these circumstances and individuals often appear in our life for the lessons to be learned. In fact, the Law of Attraction suggests that we actually attract these things for that very purpose. But that’s a subject for a different time.
Even more powerful are things long-buried in our subconscious that block the flow of allowing the many wonderful things that are out there just waiting for us to experience.
We spend dollar upon dollar on vision board kits, self-help books and DVDs, and positive thinking and motivational audios. We go to seminars and conferences and walk out feeling on top of the world, ready to go after everything we’ve always wanted. Then we get back into “normal” everyday life and start telling ourselves, often subconsciously, that we really don’t deserve those things after all, or that if we become prosperous and successful, our friends and family will think differently about us or we will somehow take away from the ability of others to prosper, which is one of the most ridiculous presumptions ever imagined. We fall back on the idea that we should just be grateful for everything we already have and leave it at that. Well, yes, being grateful for what we already have is vitally important, as I discussed in my first post in this series; but that’s not an excuse to stop there and just totally accept life as it is and use it as an excuse for not allowing even better things into our life. If that be the case, then why even bother creating that vision for a better life in the first place?
Actually opening ourselves to receiving all the good that life has to offer and stepping into that life that we have envisioned is probably the most difficult of the five steps to prosperity and abundance and the greatest stumbling block for most of us, but it’s probably also the most important. Without the ability to put the Law of Allowing into practice, everything else is all for naught.
People at all levels of popularity and success
have issues with allowing.
How many celebrities have you known of who have found themselves at the peak of popularity and then all of a sudden crash and burn through the use of drugs or marital/relationship issues or some other form of self-sabotage? It’s because deep down inside there’s a little voice telling them they don’t really deserve all they have, and so they allow something in their life to bring it all to a halt. They’re not necessarily doing it consciously, and may not even be aware of why they’re doing what they’re doing, and they’re definitely not putting the Law of Allowing to work toward its highest and best purpose.
All of us have been guilty of self-sabotage
at some point in our life.
Perhaps as a teenager we had the opportunity to go out on a date with the person of our dreams, and all of a sudden came down with a really bad sore throat or got sick at our stomach or got grounded by our parents for something really, really stupid. Perhaps we finally got an interview for that job we had really been wanting and ended up doing something that caused us to somehow totally blow the interview or even miss it altogether. Think about times in your life you’ve really screwed something up or missed an opportunity for some reason that might have been at least somewhat under your control. Chances are there was that little, nearly inaudible voice inside telling you that you weren’t good enough or that you didn’t deserve it, or something really stupid like that. Of course you deserve it! Allow it!
I came across a great blog post from several years back that lists the Top 7 Signs of Self-Sabotage:
- Focusing on what is not working or not right.
- Being stuck in fear
- Feeling you have no value.
- Comparison of self to others.
- Meeting goals and then losing them.
- Chasing away relationships.
- Having no purpose.
Do any of these sound familiar. If so, simply making yourself aware of them when they are happening is the first step to freeing yourself to put the Law of Allowing to work toward reaching those goals and making that vision for your life come true. Once you do that, you’re well on the way toward manifesting your dreams.
Here’s to living a life of gratitude, vision, feeling great and allowing all we deserve into our life!