If the Law of Attraction Really Works, Why Didn’t I Get What I Want?

“Never think of failure for what we think will come about.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Fine Print. According to the Law of Attraction, I can be and do and have whatever I desire. Why, then, do I have an unhappy marriage / a painful physical condition / an overdrawn bank account? Well, I guess it’s time to read the fine print. The Law of Attraction contract states that you attract into your Life whatever you focus on – whether you want it or not. Every time you think about something with strong emotion, you are saying to the Universe – “More of this, please!”

The Dreaded I CAN’T Monster. Have you ever passionately wanted something that just didn’t happen? You wanted it deeply, you concentrated on it, you prayed, you visualized, you took action, but alas it would not budge. What’s the mystery? It simply means that, although you truly wanted it, you stayed in the feeling place of not having it. You kept focusing on the lack, on how unhappy you were about NOT having it. Somewhere in your vibration lurked the dreaded I CAN’T monster. So your message to the Universe was actually – “I want this thing with all my heart, but I know I can’t have it.”

Eliminate Your Big But. Another reason we don’t get what we want is because of the Big But Syndrome – I want this, but… This syndrome consists of contradictory thoughts – such as doubt, worry, impatience, unworthiness, indecision, and fear – that prevent or stall the manifestation of our desires. By the way, these big buts are always lies, damn lies, and stinking thinking. They are never true. Here are some examples of the Big But Syndrome:

I want it, but:
· I’m a bad person
· I don’t deserve it
· I never get what I want
· I always have to settle for less than I truly desire
· I have really heavy karma
· I can’t afford it
· My feng shui is all wrong
· I’m too young / old / heavy / thin / tall / short / rich / poor
· I eat too many carbs

What does your list of big buts look like? What reasons are you using to explain why you don’t have what you want?

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up!” – Jim Valvano

Hang in There – It’s Not Over. Who has not experienced the pain of failing to get what they want? It hurts to be disappointed, but the answer is not to give up on our desires. Desires are only painful when we don’t know how to fulfill them. Not knowing how to fulfill our desires might even be considered the human dilemma. If you hang in there and cling to the knowledge that there is something better waiting for you around the corner, then you call forth something better.

Meg experienced not being selected for a job she had applied for. Impressively, she absolutely refused to get discouraged. She insisted on keeping her thoughts on knowing that something better was out there for her. It wasn’t over. Two weeks later she was offered an even better job in the same department – a brand new position that hadn’t even been created when she applied for the previous position. I believe they created it just for her, but, clearly, she had attracted this great job by maintaining a hopeful, confident vibration. By continuing to expect it, she invited it in.

I had a similar experience in a furniture store as I was looking for a dresser and mirror to match my country French bedroom set. I found the perfect dresser and mirror in a consignment shop, however, the owner insisted that they would only sell it as a set with the bed and bedside tables which I already had. It wasn’t over when I was told that they never break up sets because two days later another customer came in wanting everything except the dresser and mirror. It was fun to hear the owner call and say – “You’ll never believe what happened.”

Of course, I believed what happened and fully understood that the Law of Attraction had arranged the perfect solution for everyone. So, no matter what, stay open. Expect what you want and allow the Universe to present you with the perfect circumstances in the perfect way at the perfect time. And, remember, EWOP – Everything Works Out Perfectly!