The law of attraction requires you to be open to receiving. Your beliefs can have an impact on your ability to receive. Allow me to explain further. What you think about and believe is what you end up with in life. For instance, if you were raised in poverty, you may have taken on a scarcity mindset early on in life, and therefore, even as an adult, you can't break the cycle of poverty in your life. Why? Because not only are your thoughts inundated with poverty and lack, but you truly believe that poverty and barely getting by is all you can have.

When your mind is consumed with thoughts of lack, you are unable to receive gifts or any blessings that may come your way because you are not open to receive them. The problem with poverty or scarcity mindset, is the person truly believes that he or she is not deserving of any goodness that may come his or her way. The belief held on to is that life is about working hard and struggling. Therefore, even accepting a compliment is very difficult for people who believe struggling through life and barely getting by is the only way to live. When you are not open to even accepting a compliment, it is difficult to allow yourself to be open to everything that life has to offer.

Perhaps you have heard someone say, "change your thoughts, and change your life" and there is so much truth to this because until you change your thoughts, you truly will never have everything you want or be open to receiving what you want. Therefore, the next question is, how do you change your thinking? The first step is knowing what you want, it is not enough to say, "I want a better life" this is too vague, you need to decide exactly what you want. Perhaps you want to make a specific amount of money in one month or an annual salary, then you need to set the dollar amount in your mind, because that is what you want to receive, and it is specific.

Next, you need to cultivate what you want with your attention, focus on seeing this desire and how open you are to receiving and using this extra money. Be grateful for this new blessing of money you are making, and always see it in the present tense, even if you are currently living hand to mouth. By doing so, you are beginning to attract what you want and setting yourself in a place of being open to receive. Spend time seeing yourself in a new home or car and using the new blessing of extra money in your life to pay for everything you want and helping others to learn how to be open to receive.

Unfortunately, where people (maybe you) get stuck is not allowing the manifestation in their lives, because the scarcity mindset can block you from receiving what your mind has put into motion. What this mindset amounts to is doubt. Therefore, the more you replace doubts with thanksgiving, the easier it will be for what you want to actually be realized in your life. What you think about and believe, will become your reality when you are open to receive it.

Author's Bio: 

Evelyn Lim recommends inner alchemy to create a life of abundance. She is the author of the book, Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold. She also wears many hats: Life Coach, Intuitive Consultant, Blogger, Master NLP Practitioner and Vision Board Counselor. Her vision is to turn her dreams into reality, inspiring others to do the same.

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