Law of Attraction: habitual feelings of lack

If you feel better your whole life will improve.

The flip side is that your whole life already reflects how you’ve been feeling.

If you can point to aspects of life that aren’t going the way you’d like, that’s not fate or accident or people conspiring against you. It’s an habitual state of thought and feeling that defies your desires.

There are so many people following Law of Attraction teachings who want more money (or love or health or anything else) and can’t seem to let it in. The answer has to be that they are accustomed to their feelings of scarcity and lack they don’t even notice how bad they habitually feel.

Prolonged periods of lack and scarcity become normalised and we no longer recognise how awful it feels to miss out on the vitality and love that we desire. It may not be severe lack, it might simply be mediocrity. But it sets our expectations for how good we can feel in daily life.

Challenge those expectations. You can feel vastly better than you are used to feeling, and on some level you know that, which is why you dream of being vastly wealthier than you have been.

The unfulfilled desire for wealth and other good things stands for the happiness you know ought to be normal for you.

Our strongest desires point to the way we want life to feel. What does wealth mean to us, but empowerment and freedom and possibility? That’s how we want to feel every day of our lives.

If we can tap into these wonderful feelings, we have a reference point for discerning the dull ache of scarcity and lack, the numbness and disappointment we’ve grown accustomed to.

The wonderful feelings are supposed to be normal; that’s why thoughts of scarcity and lack feel bad. Being told to limit your interest, your possibilities, your potential; being told to comply or conform to other people’s misery and moods; being shouted down for showing up someone else’s fears and inadequacies….there’s a whole lot of shitty reasons for having accepted it, but the good news is that we are free to change what we think and how we feel and to choose what we want our new normal to be like.

4 thoughts on “Law of Attraction: habitual feelings of lack

  1. I think you need to refine this post as it could be construed to encourage escapism, particularly in the opening lines. Perhaps begin with the ending, that scarcity and lack may be learned, without any current basis.

  2. I read it in the opening 3 lines.
    “If you feel better your whole life will improve.
    The flip side is that your whole life already reflects how you’ve been feeling.
    If you can point to aspects of life that aren’t going the way you’d like, that’s not fate or accident or people conspiring against you. It’s an habitual state of thought and feeling that defies your desires.”
    It makes sense later on that you want people to connect with the feelings that the lack stands in stead of, but many would take ‘feeling better’ as an invitation to hedonism.

    • Thanks for clarifying. I still don’t see the problem, but I appreciate that hedonism and escapism are concerns for some people. I’ve probably been over-scrupulous about those kinds of concerns in the past.

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