…and how to overcome them.
Manifesting your desires requires only two steps:
Step 1: Applying the Manifesting Formula to attract what you want.
Step 2: Removing the blocks.
As you see, manifesting is really quite simple, even though it does require effort. However, manifesting with the Law of Attraction requires much less effort than trying to get what you want in any other way. This is because in manifesting with the Law of Attraction you work WITH the universal laws, instead of getting stuck in a block.
Here are the 7 most common blocks in manifesting AND how to overcome them:
1. Mental Blocks – Limiting Convictions
As has been mentioned in the overview on how to manifest your desires, one of the main reasons why people have difficulties in manifesting are mental blocks. Mental blocks include limiting convictions and overly self-critical thought patterns.
For example, if you desire to manifest more money, but you are convinced that you cannot have more money – then this will sabotage your manifesting.
How do you remove mental blocks such as limiting convictions?
A very effective way to remove limiting convictions is to imagine for at least 5-10 minutes what it would be like for you to have as much money as you want, for example. What would it be like? What would you do? How would it make you feel?
This is one of the most effective ways of breaking limiting convictions and beliefs. You may need to repeat this process a few times to fully remove the limiting conviction or belief. Or you may need to imagine HOW you get more money, or imagine other specific things, such as your bank account statement with a lot of money on it.
Why does this work? For your subconscious it does not matter whether you really experience being rich or whether you imagine being rich. In both cases your subconscious gets to experience that it is possible for you to be rich and as a result, the limiting conviction is gone.
See it this way: in most cases your limiting conviction is simply not true and there is no reason at all to keep limiting yourself this way. You may need to get used to seeing yourself in a different way, but this is a small price to pay for what you get in return: a truly more fulfilling life.
2. Emotional Blocks
Emotional blocks are a big one and are very often overlooked in books and films about the Law of Attraction.
What are emotional blocks? Emotional blocks are psychological, subconscious wounds on the level of feelings. Very often, there are emotional charges on top of these wounds. A common emotional charge is rage that is triggered by pushing someone’s “buttons”. A “button” is an emotional charge with a wound underneath.
Unfortunately, all of us have emotional wounds and charges. Since these wounds are usually in the subconscious, very often we do not notice them. But even from the subconscious, they keep blocking us and making us miserable in many situations.
It takes quite a lot of effort to truly heal emotional wounds and process through the emotional charges. And no, it is not a lot of fun either. In fact, you have to open up to your hurt places in order to heal them – and this can feel very uncomfortable, even painful.
Most emotional wounds are caused by not getting enough love, acceptance or approval from our caregivers in childhood. However, now as adults, only we can heal our emotional wounds through inner world work.
In essence, you need to find within yourself the love, acceptance or approval that a hurt place in yourself craves for, and give it to this part of yourself. The more you do this, the better your life gets.
One of the fastest and most effective ways to release charges and heal emotional wounds is the Golden Flow System. It removes mental blocks as well.
It can also help to look into literature on inner child work, such as John Bradshaw’s Homecoming book.
How exactly are emotional blocks a problem in manifesting? Unresolved emotional wounds in the subconscious make us feel miserable: unworthy, unloved, not good enough. All these emotions are big blocks when it comes to manifesting.
If you desire more money, but at the same time feel that you do not deserve it, then it will be difficult to manifest more money without first dealing with the underlying emotional wound that makes you feel unworthy or undeserving.
3. Not spending enough time with the desire
Basically, this means not applying the manifesting formula. To attract and manifest what you desire, there is no substitute to imagining and then feeling what it will be like to already have it. Ideally, this needs to be done every day for at least 2-5 minutes, or even better 10 minutes.
The more you do this, the more you speed up the manifesting process. You will literally start feeling that you already have what you desire. That is the sign that the manifestation of this desire is not far away, if you keep applying the manifesting formula.
Wanting can also be quite a big block in manifesting. By focusing on wanting something, what you really focus on is the energy of not having it.
This is a bit tricky, but all you need to do is to just focus on what it will be like to already have what you desire and how it will make you feel to already have it.
5. Afraid of disappointment
It is a very common block to not want to imagine and feel what it will be like to already have what you desire, because of not wanting to be disappointed if it does not manifest.
However, the truth of the matter is that when you imagine and feel what it is like to already have what you desire, THEN THIS DESIRE CANNOT HELP BUT MANIFEST IN YOUR LIFE.
6. Focusing too much on the negative
While it is important to acknowledge and not deny problems, it is also equally important not to get stuck in self-perpetuating negativity.
The Law of Attraction works both ways: positive and negative. If you keep focusing on lack, such as lack of money, then you keep telling the universe that this is what you want more of: more lack. The universe provides us with what we focus our energy on.
Instead, you need to apply the manifesting formula and focus on what it will be like to already have what you desire.
7. Depleting your energy through bad habits
Bad habits can be very different from person to person. And yet all of us have bad habits which deplete our energy. Depleting your energy makes it more difficult to manifest what you desire.
Definition of ‘energy': The energy we talk about here is much more subtle than electrons, neutrinos or any other particles known to science. Through healing emotional wounds, it is possible to start feeling this energy as it flows in you. The chakras are major energetic centers each of us has and it is usually easiest to start sensing energy in and around the chakras. However, it is not necessary to sense energy in order to stop bad habits and accumulate more energy for manifesting.