Today's post is in response to a very good question I received and it is something we all have to deal with - doubt (lack of faith in ourselves and our higher power) and other things that seem to sabotage our efforts and our best intentions.
Here is a part of what she said "... When I try to stay positive and assure myself that things will go along my plan, I get sense of doubt and anxiety. I feel like that that is the main reason why I have not seen the result of LOA. Can you give me an advice on how I can get rid of the anxiety and the self doubt so that my plan can manifest?"
I think that often we get caught up in the idea of "manifesting" which gives the sense of great efforts and strain - really trying. If you are working hard at manifesting your mind says well all this hard work should be paying off now now now! When what we expect to see doesn't happen in the time we felt it should, we give in to doubt, anxiety, fear we can't make it etc.
The most important concept in using the universal laws is to "Allow" rather than "force" something to happen. We do have to take inspired action and make effort, but we also have to trust in ourselves and our higher power enough to allow things to manifest according to divine providence. When we look at all of the 12 universal laws and how they tie into one another, we see that it is about much more than focusing and manifesting.
Universal laws are about faith building as well. It requires us to always rededicate ourselves to our vision. There is no one among us who doesn't sometimes face doubt and uncertainty. That feeling is a blessing because it is a gauge that says you need to stop and realign your energy. Remember that your ideals will manifest for you in the time that is for your highest good.
How to combat fears and doubts
When you find things are moving slowly or you feel you are not making progress take some time to record in a journal every day the little victories and wins in life. This provides evidence that you can look back on in the future when you are facing doubt again.
Record everything that shows you that the laws are working in your life. Anything from being in the right place at the right time, to having someone give you unsolicited advise or praise etc. There are signs everywhere when you get accustomed to looking for them.
Also, engage in activities that raise your vibration. Meditate, do something creative or artistic, whatever helps you rise above the "heaviness" of fear, anxiety etc. I also highly recommend a practice called "Emotional Freedom Technique" to deal with anxiety. There are links on the sidebar on the main page of this blog that will teach you about this very simple technique for free.
Often when things are not manifesting as we had hoped it can be because we are blocking the very thing we want. Usually it is because you have a hidden fear in place. For example most people focus on "Money". They want more money to have more freedom, less stress etc. What also may accompany this desire though are fears as well. Will I lose the money? Will my friends treat me differently? Will people try to take advantage of me? Will it really solve my problems? Look to the underlying fears and address those as well. Often our fears block our progress and it is usually not the reasonable fears that stand in our way, but the irrational ones that we don't even realize we are engaging in.
When you take the steps to acknowledge and release the fears to the universe, you open yourself up to the ability to "allow" things to manifest for you.
Remember to also be focused on what you TRULY want. Most people don't want piles of paper bills - they want the things that money can provide to them - more security, more stability etc. Focus instead on manifesting those things. Focus on the "what" not the "how". Allow the universe to bring to you the means to achieve security, stability etc. and focus on what you can do to help yourself feel more secure, free, stable, etc in the meantime. When you do that - the means to maintain those feelings will follow. When you get too caught up in the "what" you miss the boat.