It was Carl Jung who first said "What you resist persists" and many teachers have expanded that by going on to say "What you resist persists...and what you accept changes." Using an understanding of Universal Law, let us have a look at how this theory works and how it affects us in day-to-day life.

To resist means to oppose, or push against, so when you put your focus on fighting, or struggling against an unwanted situation in your life, be that work, debt, ill-health, something painful in your past, or a difficult relationship, what you are effectively saying and therefore, vibrating to the Universe is I DON'T WANT THIS!! So the all-obliging Universe, that always gives you more of what you are focusing on, responds by saying OK then, of course you can have that, and then you get even more of NOT WANTING THIS!

You won't get anywhere that you really want to be by resisting the unwanted, as all your attention is on the thing that you DO NOT want. You need to give The Law of Attraction something else to work with! It's like standing at the bottom of a large mountain, completely clear that what you want is to be enjoying the view at the top and then shouting and screaming and complaining that you are at the bottom where you can see nothing and that you DON'T LIKE IT!!

"Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again."

John Assaraf from the DVD "The Secret".

What this means is no matter how bad your current life scenario, you must accept WHAT CURRENTLY IS and give up pushing against it because as you resist the unwanted, Law of Attraction will ensure that you recreate that scene over and over. When you are in resistance and by that I mean hating, protesting, arguing, weeping, resenting, complaining, begging for it to be another way (these are just a few ways, there are more!) you only have access to even more ways of recreating and maintaining your issue. The only thing that is ever in your way of moving forward is YOU!!

Once in a while it is good to stop and ask yourself the question:


Follow that with:


Since the only place you can be in this very moment is right here where you are, the best thing you can do is see that there is nothing else to do but ACCEPT that. When you have made your peace with where you are, you then have access to ideas, thoughts and connections that are close by and you have some chance of going with the flow of life, which enables you to take the first steps onto that mountain. When you have accepted that this is where you are at and you are no longer back and forth with your pushing and pulling, you are actually on much steadier ground and can get ready to take a step towards to something that feels better.

Let us imagine what you want most in life is to love and to be loved, but you are lonely and often feeling unloved. When you are angry, or sad about the emptiness, with all your energy going on that, the Universe can only give you more of what is unwanted. When you accept that TODAY life is as it is now, you can make your peace with it, knowing that you created it with your thoughts and feelings, knowing that you can create something different with your thoughts and feelings in the future, then you can reach for things that are lovable about you. When love is flowing from you and when you love yourself, you are vibrating I AM LOVABLE. The Universe has to respond by bringing more love into your life. It is the LAW.

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