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3 Things That Keep You From An Abundant Life

I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who blocked their path to an abundant life without realizing it. Does this sound like you?

If you want more out of your life but can’t quite seem to get there, here are three ways that you might be misusing the law of attraction and blocking yourself from abundance.

1. You set your intentions from a place of lack.

Have you ever set an intention for $1,000,000, a new sports car, or a killer vacation to some exotic place?

If you actually want to receive your manifestations, it’s really important to investigate why you want your intentions to manifest. When you begin to truthfully investigate your intentions, quite often you will find that the intentions are coming from a place of lack.

Try asking yourself:

  • Why do I want to manifest millions? Do you want more money so you can be more attractive to potential partners or make someone have more respect for you?
  • Why do I want that new job? Do you want a new job to impress your parents or get more power and prestige?
  • Why do I want to manifest perfect health for my partner in the hospital? Are you trying to manifest a complete recovery for your partner in the hospital because you’re scared to be alone, or because you believe that you are lost without your partner?

All of those intentions are wonderful, but if you answered yes to any of the above questions, your intentions are being set from a place of:

“I’m not enough the way I am. I am not whole and need something outside of me to be enough. I am in lack without these things.”

If you are setting intentions from a place of inherent lack, the law of attraction will give you more lack to confirm what you believe to be true about yourself even if you are asking for abundance.

Like attracts like. If underneath your intentions you believe you are in lack without something or someone in your life, the law of attraction will send you more evidence to confirm your belief about your lack.

2. You’re stuck in old patterns.

When trying to use the law of attraction, most people want to focus all their effort on asking, doing visualizations, and convincing themselves that they believe they already have set their intention.

Setting intentions, doing visualizations and believing, are all important steps toward manifestation. However, they are only half of the equation. The other half of the equation has to do with your learned truth about yourself.

As a child and adult, you learn things about yourself and about life that keep you stuck in patterns of lack.

For an example, maybe someone told you growing up that you weren’t good enough or some event happened that made you feel unworthy of receiving love, attention or approval. We all have our skeletons in the closet that continue to haunt us and influence our behaviors until we find a way to heal from them.

The first part of the equation to manifesting abundance is about healing and interrupting the patterns that keep parts of you stuck in believing that you aren’t good enough, aren’t capable of manifesting, or aren’t worthy of receiving abundance.

When thoughts and old beliefs go un-investigated, they form patterns in your life that attract more and more evidence that the old beliefs about yourself are true.

Like attracts like. If you have an old pattern or belief about yourself that is based in lack, you have to heal that pattern first, or you will continue to unconsciously attract more lack and block your conscious manifestations for abundance.

3. You’re attached to a certain outcome.

This one is one of the biggest blocks to abundance.

Imagine someone has a crush on you. They like you and really want to take you out on a date. They ask you out every day, leave you flowers, call you, text you, and try to convince you to give them what they want: a date!

When that person is so attached to the outcome of you going out on a date with them, how does that make you feel? It most likely makes you feel repelled by them instead of attracted.

That’s exactly what happens when you are attached to the idea of your intention coming true. It actually pushes your intention farther away and attracts the opposite of your intention.


Well, you attract the opposite of your intention because your attachment to the result typically means that a part of you feels incomplete. This part of you believes it needs your intention to be fulfilled in order to feel complete. Since you feel incomplete and like attracts like, you will attract more incompleteness — aka: no date!

The key to avoiding these common blocks to attract abundance, is manifesting from a place of wholeness and completeness. Learn how to become a true magnet for abundance by setting intentions from a place of abundance, so you can heal old patterns and investigate attachment wounds. Happy manifesting!


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