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Everybody has that one thing…
One thing that just seems so much harder to obtain than anything else.
Perhaps you have done really well in life financially…
But manifesting love has been a nightmare.
Maybe you have achieved athletic or academic success…
And yet whenever you apply for a job that seems to be perfect for you…
You luck-out every time!
But why is that?
Why are the things you long for the most, always the hardest to find?
That question can be summed up in just one word…
Heard of it?
This article explains exactly what resistance is as well as some tell-tale signs that it might be to blame for sabotaging your manifestation efforts.
The truth is that we all experience resistance from time to time.
It’s just part of being human…
You see, from the day you were born, your mindset has been developing…
You learned how to walk, talk, and express yourself…
For the most part, it was a positive experience full of expansion and growth…
But while participating in this dualistic reality, you discovered that there are two sides to every coin.
Limiting beliefs, self-doubt, confusion, and loss of power…
All of these issues have impacted your reality at some point or another.
And each time, they did… you were left with resistance.
Now before you start to worry, I have to stress that there is a positive aspect of resistance.
In fact, when used correctly, resistance can actually help you to manifest!
Yes indeed, there is certainly a reason why we experience resistance and I will explain that later in the article (so make sure you read till the end).
But before I get into that, let’s first cover the basics…
What is Resistance?
Often it’s a belief or thought that is in conflict with whatever you are manifesting…
Something deep inside that says…
“I don’t really want this.”
“This goal is impossible for me to achieve.”
Perhaps your dream is to travel the world but you have an underlying fear of leaving your family.
Or maybe you want to be rich but there is a part of you that thinks wealthy people are greedy and selfish.
It’s often through the manifestation process itself that you discover this inner contradiction.
For example, say you were manifesting a new car…
You visualized its shiny paint job…
The smooth ride… The smell of the interior…
You felt the thrill run through your body as you imagined your foot gently pressed against the gas pedal.
Perhaps you went further still with your manifestation routine…
No shiny new car.
It’s usually around this time that you get an inkling that maybe something’s wrong.
That something seems to be holding you back!
Well, a lot of the time you are right.
You are being held back…
“Just trust that everything is unfolding the way it is supposed to. Don’t resist.” – Sonia Ricotti
5 Signs That Resistance Is Sabotaging Your Manifestations
1.) Struggling To Have Faith…
As a child, did you ever fantasize about becoming a pop star, a famous athlete or an astronaut?
Have you ever had a dream so great, it became the only thing you could think about?
And how did those around you respond to this deep desire?
Did they believe in you?
Did they share your excitement?
When I was 6 years old, I approached my father while he was reading his morning paper at the breakfast table…
“Daddy daddy!!” I said…
“Look at the story I have been working on at school! When I grow up I’m going to be a famous writer!!”
I shoved my school book in front of his paper, eager for him to see what I had written.
He glanced at it for only a moment and then handed it back to me with a simple, “That’s nice dear”.
It was at that moment that I realized, he didn’t have faith in me…
And therefore, I wasn’t able to have faith in myself…. until many years later.
Lack of faith is most commonly formed through observing the reactions of others.
If your parents or family members ever showed a lack of faith toward your dreams and desires, then bingo!
This is likely where your lack of faith originated.
And no, I am not saying that this faithless way of looking at the world is anyone’s fault…
I am not saying that your family are all horrible people.
That’s not the case at all.
Lack of faith is everywhere, and it’s infectious!
Unfortunately, most people don’t even believe in themselves let alone those around them.
They doubt that their dreams and desires will ever be achieved.
If you witnessed this mindset as a child, is it really surprising that you may have adopted it as part of your own way of thinking too?
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – St Augustine
2.) Feeling Desperate For Your Desired Outcome
Another thing that might be causing resistance between you and your desires is a feeling of desperation…
Often we don’t discover the Law of Attraction until we reach a stage of deep desperation.
You find the Law of Attraction during a time of your greatest need and you become excited at the thought of finally having a solution to all of your problems.
The trouble with this is that if your problem has already reached a state of desperation, you are most likely going to wind up disappointed with the results you get.
It doesn’t matter how positive your thoughts are or how many manifestation techniques you try…
If you are manifesting your desires from a state of desperation there is a conflict of interest!!
Part of you is saying…
“I am so excited for all my desires to manifest!”
But another part is saying
“Man I hope this works, I really really need this to work!”
Desperation attracts more desperation.
Here is the funny thing about manifesting from a state of desperation.
First of all, it doesn’t work.
No matter how hard you try, the resistance is just too strong.
So you give up!
“This is just my life and I am going to have to accept it.”
And then what happens?
The Law of Attraction says
“thank you so much for clearing that resistance, now we can finally deliver the goods!!”
Suddenly, you get that promotion…
Or a random check turns up in the mail…
Your crush calls you and asks you on that date you have been dreaming about!!
And then you think
“Wow, so much for the Law of Attraction!! My requests didn’t manifest until I STOPPED thinking positive”
But believe me, there is no such thing as manifesting in reverse (even though it may seem that way at times.)
The truth is that, for some people, it’s not until they give up entirely that they let go of the desperation.
They release their resistance which, in turn, enables their desire to finally emerge into reality.
“Trying harder makes the resistance more. It’s letting go of the oars that makes it less. It’s trusting the process. It’s trusting the stream. It’s trusting that you have an inner being that is calling you toward it.” – Abraham Hicks
3.) Thinking That The Outcome Is Out Of Your Hands.
I see this one so often…
This idea that we should ask or plead to the universe for our desires to be met…
This whole “begging” type mentality completely dictates the idea of having faith and for that reason, it’s got to go!!
The truth is that there is no need for you to feel like you have to beg or gain some kind of favor in order for your blessings to manifest.
In fact, this way of thinking is a huge form of resistance!!
We are all sparks of the divine…
We are all pieces of the entire universe.
So how could it be that the universe, source, god, or whatever you like to call it is above us in any way?
We are not separate from a higher being…. we are part of it!!
You’re the creator of your own reality!
You are powerful beyond measure!
The outcome you are manifesting is in your hands…
So you see, pleading is not an option!!
Begging for your desires to manifest comes from a place of lack.
It’s a form of resistance, blocking your creations from entering physical reality!
The answer to all of your problems lays within you and you alone.
Don’t plead, believe!
The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches. You are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside.” – Eckhart Tolle
4.) Having Conflicting Beliefs
Do you have conflicting beliefs about your manifestations?
Does your heart say one thing but your head says something else?
Having conflicting beliefs is actually one of the most common signs or resistance there is!
Here’s how it tends to go down.
Say that you have been manifesting money but you have an inner belief that wealthy people are selfish and greedy…
This belief may seem somewhat harmless but don’t be fooled.
Here’s where the resistance kicks in…
You see, unless you see yourself as selfish and greedy then your desire to be wealthy can not manifest.
Your beliefs create your reality and if your subconscious truth is that only selfish people can have abundance then this belief will manifest as true within your reality.
Frustrating I know…
Another example could be wanting to travel but having an inner conflict about leaving your family.
The best way to know whether you are being affected by this form of resistance is to visualize yourself living out your manifestations and then recognizing any feelings of worry this may bring you.
Once you have recognized the resistance, you can work to overcome it.
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
5.) Not Rolling With The Punches.
This sign of resistance comes in more of a physical form than those I have already mentioned.
Not rolling with the punches is resistance toward going with the flow of your desires.
It’s the resistance to taking action!
You see, whenever you set an intention, the universe responds.
But it doesn’t respond by simply dropping your desires off at the doorstep.
Oh no, the universe must work alongside the physical laws of this 3-dimensional reality.
It would defy basic physics for blessings to literally fall from the sky.
So the universe must comply in a different way…
By providing inspired guidance, urges and opening doors to fresh opportunity…
Have you ever received a brilliant idea out of nowhere that you never took action on?
Or perhaps you deny yourself of much-needed rest and relaxation, pushing to work yourself into sheer stress and exhaustion.
In the Law of Attraction, if you are not following your inner flow, you are resisting your highest path.
Trust in your own inner guidance system and take action on unexpected signs and synchronicity.
If you are resisting the flow state and forcing yourself into undesirable situations, don’t be surprised if you end up manifesting more dis-ease and uphill battles.
When you follow your flow, momentum begins to build and all your desires fall into place.
“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.” – Eckhart Tolle
The Lighter Side Of Resistance
At the beginning of this article, I told you that I would discuss a more positive aspect of resistance…
You see, as I mentioned earlier, we experience reality in a dualistic way.
According to our perception…
There is no good without bad.
No dark without light.
And no sunshine without rain.
You always need one to appreciate the other.
In the same way, if there was no resistance… there would be no manifestation.
Resistance allows us to experience what we don’t want… in order to manifest more of what we do want.
With stress, desperation, and inner conflict comes a desire for something better.
We all experience resistance from time to time so if you are going through a resistant phase right now…
Don’t be so hard on yourself!
Grab your manifestation journal and write down everything that is causing resistance toward achieving your goals.
Acceptance is always the first step.
From there, start taking action toward letting go!
If you need help, here are some things you can do to release yourself from the tight grip of resistance…
- EFT (Tapping).
- Guided Hypnosis.
- Finding more joy.
- Being present.
- Taking time for rest and relaxation.
- Following inspired guidance.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson