The universe runs based on laws. It is through the awareness of these laws governing our universe that living becomes more joyous and easier to manage. When you resist the laws of the universe, it doesn’t negate the existence of the laws, it simply makes it far more challenging to achieve what you most want to achieve, because you are working against the universal current instead of with it.

For example, if you are driving down the road in your car going 75 mph, and suddenly come to a very sharp curve; it makes no difference if you accept Newton’s First Law — “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction.” The law is true regardless of your belief in it or not. What does make a difference to you is your awareness, acceptance and response in relation to that law. If you aren’t aware of the law, and you don’t leave enough time to slow down and take the curve at a reasonable speed, you will suffer the possible dire consequences of your choice. If you are aware, and still resist its validity, you will still suffer the same consequences. If, however, you are aware and embrace the law, you then give yourself the freedom to make a choice that can attract far more desirable consequences — namely you slow down and go around the curve with ease and grace completely safe to continue your travels.

Becoming aware and embracing the laws that exist gives you the freedom to create and manifest your life with far more ease. Ignoring or resisting the laws of the universe leaves you in a constant battle — struggling against the natural flow. You end up making everything ten times (an arbitrary number of course) harder than it has to be. And, as you may agree, the intention is to make life easier not harder!

The Law of Attraction is one of these laws. Based on Quantum Physics, the law states: All things, both physical and non-physical (what you cannot necessarily see, hear, taste, smell or touch), are made of energy. Energy by law attracts that which is vibrating at the same speed. Thus, if you are vibrationally tuned into “X,” you will attract more “X.” If you are focused on “Y,” the universe gives you more “Y.” There is no judgment on good or bad in relation to what “X” or “Y” is. The universe gives you exactly what you ask for — wanted or unwanted. And the way the universe knows what you are asking for is through your focus. That which you place your focus (your energy), and thus vibrate in relation to, is what the universe reads as your request. So, if you are feeling sadness and frustration, you will attract experiences that match that vibration. The universe doesn’t think that you may not want sadness; it simply responds to your vibrations. If you are focusing on not wanting something, your focus is actually still on that thing you don’t want. This means you are actually vibrating more strongly with what you don’t want than what you do want. The universe, making no judgment, simply gives you what you are focusing on.

In order to use the Law of Attraction as the tool it can be for making life easier, while allowing you to use the innate power you were born to use, you must first understand what may keep you from embracing the Law of Attraction. The following are the top two reasons that can distract you from truly “getting” the power of the Law of Attraction. And what may keep you from taking the curve with ease and grace to continue on in your travels.

Distraction 1: Over emphasis on only what you can see (physically) right now.
Instead of choosing to focus on the non-physical possibilities of now (what is in your powerful imagination), where all physical creation actually begins, you put all of your focus on what you can physically see, hear, feel, touch and taste. Note: they are both occurring now. The minute you create a thought, the potential for physical manifestation of that thought is born. There is a time lapse, though, between non-physical creation and physical manifestation (seeing it). For this reason, physical manifestations can often become more real to you because they are experienced with your five senses. However, if you focus all of your energy (and power of creating) on what already physically is, you don’t allow your imagination to create and nurture (with the required focus and energy) the new desires that you may rather have.

At every moment you have the opportunity to focus on either physical or non-physical realities. They are both equally true. As the Law of Attraction is solely based on attracting that which you give the most focus to, you end up being distracted by what is in the physical instead of being energized and inspired by what is being born in the non-physical. When you get distracted by only what is, and it is not what you want, you create more of it. However, when you allow yourself to focus on non-physically realities, you then have more opportunity to create what you truly desire.

Distraction2: Conflicting intentions.
Conflicting intentions are the intentions you have that are directly or indirectly in opposition to each other; that if brought into consciousness and articulated would actually negate each other. And usually, you are not even aware of the conflict, which is why it can distract you from focusing your energy 100% on what you believe you are focusing it on.

One of the reasons your energy and focus gets fractured is because you aren’t looking at every area of your life (what I call the Nine Environments of Holistic Living). By not breaking your life down into more manageable segments (career, finances, relationships, etc.), you don’t give yourself the opportunity to really flesh out what you are seeking in each of these very real and often competing areas. It is in the unarticulated desires that conflicting intentions are born.

Another reason that conflicts may show up is because you are subconsciously holding on to old, unchallenged beliefs from your childhood or past experiences. By breaking down your desires and then going through a comparison analysis, you can proactively address what you are focusing on and why. When you bring the hidden conflicts (that are sabotaging your results), to the surface, you can remove them and truly focus on your desired outcomes.

The Law of Attraction, when understood and used properly, can make life easier and far more joyous. By being aware of the distractions that can keep you from consciously focusing, you increase your mastery of creating your life.

As I always remind my clients, this is all a process. Every day is an opportunity to become more aware and practice. Find the tools you need to assist you and use the laws to make your journey joyous and your travels ongoing.