A common misconception about positive manifestation is the idea that your problems and shortcomings are simply going to vanish just because you want them to. If you've ever heard a life coach or self-improvement guru say anything, you've probably heard of the phrase massive action. The question on everyone's minds seems to be whether the real way to attract your desires is to change everything in your life, or allow your dreams to manifest into reality.

In reality, like most things, the truth is more complicated and delicate than one or the other. The most important aspect of action and the intention behind it is the nature of the energy underlying that thought or action. For example, if you take massive action because you think that if you don't you're going to fail, then failure will meet you at every turn, and you will never be able to avoid hardship. It's kind of like this; if you think about how you want your child to stop misbehaving, ask yourself why. Do you want your kid to stop yelling so you can get peace and quiet, or are you thinking of your child's well-being, their future? Your intentions will be the main determinant for what desire manifests.

The energy you are sending out, all of it, unconscious and conscious energy, is being noted and manifested back to you. The Universe hears and uses the energy of both positivity and negativity and lack, and when these two things go together, you get mixed results. The Universe does not communicate in any form known to you or me, it communicates through energy frequency.

Let's talk about massive action. If you run in one direction blind-folded, you probably aren't going to end up where you wanted to be even if you ran in the right direction to begin with. Thinking your desires into place with no action is not practical. When you think about what you want, why you want it, and how it will feel once you have it, you'll be propelled into aligned action. The actions may be subtle. You may not even recognize them as inspired or aligned actions. But you will be inspired to action. Maybe you will turn out taking massive action after all. If you are happy with your actions and don't question the outcome of taking that action, your results will flow to you without resistance.

Are you wondering "Why isn't it working for me?" It's most likely because you have some resistance in place.. The next time you are in a self-forgiving mood, state your desire to yourself and listen to what your mind says. If you're hearing something like "I've tried and tried, but it's just not going to work. What's wrong with me?" That's the voice of resistance. This is not more fuel to berate yourself with; it is simply valuable information that you need in order to figure out what you need to do to become more aligned with what you want.

Author's Bio: 

Nanette Geiger is a Law of Attraction Coach and author of many books and articles focusing on Relationships, the Law of Attraction and Self-Mastery.

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