Tuesday, January 5, 2016
BE A BLACK BELT AT LOA
Good day, I hope you had a happy new year and are ready for 2016. I want to start the year by setting some realistic expectation for your success in the use of The Law of Attraction (LOA). Once again I am going to reach into my martial arts experience for some relevant examples for what you can and cannot expect from using The LOA.
As a baseline when you start a martial arts program and you attend relatively consistently, let’s say maybe 3 times per week, you can expect to progress through the ranks quickly at first and then slow down when you are achieving the higher ranks. For example green belt in many styles is considered an intermediate level, brown belt is high intermediate and then finally a black belt is the start of an advanced level of mastery. Depending on the style, it takes anywhere from 5 to 10 years to achieve a black belt in martial arts.
LOA is very similar to martial arts in that aspect, but most people expect to be proficient at it with unrealistic time frames. So let’s break it down. In martial arts the beginning belts work on how to throw punches and kicks. Getting comfortable with the stances and footwork. Start to throw individual techniques first and get comfortable mixing up one to two punch or kick combinations slowly. This is the same with LOA. Manifesting empty parking spots in front of stores, a cup of coffee, or finding a quarter here and there or manifesting a particular object just to test the process are some normal expectations. In general, these situations come about easily because they have no resistance attached to them.
To become very proficient specially when dealing with money and relationships, require us to be at high intermediate or advanced levels. So we are talking about brown and black belts. As I mentioned in martial arts it can take anywhere between 5 to 10 years to achieve those results and it happens by persistence and not by immediate success. There are going to be allot of mistakes and allot failures associated with achieving a black belt in any martial arts. You don’t walk into a dojo and get your black belt the next day. The same is true with the Law of Attraction. If you are expecting to manifest $1,000,000 and right now you are earning maybe $50,000 you are dealing with an intermediate level of skill requiring you to be diligent and have practiced for many years. This is just my opinion based on my experiences. I tend to lose the focus on only being happy in times of stress, and I have been doing this for 6 years and by no means am I anywhere near to an equivalent of a brown belt in martial arts with my LOA practice.
Just like martial arts, your proficiency at LOA depends on your innate ability to be able to stay centered and concentrating on that good feeling. It depends on your practice. How often do you practice being in the moment and concentrate on feeling good during stressful times. If you are spending one hour, it will take you longer to become proficient at it. If you are spending many hours a day, every day, it goes much more quickly. I hope this makes sense to you and I hope you take this to heart and take it as an encouragement and not as something that creates stress or disappointment because it means that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It means that just like any skill set you become better at this as you practice it. But keep in mind that there is no free lunch. It takes effort and persistence which bring you joy beyond your comprehension and dreams. Stay with it. As a bonus, last year I put a video blog on a similar subject which you can access here http://successwithloa.blogspot.com/2014/07/10000-hours-of-practice.html?_sm_au_=iVVD1s716k5n57S7