It’s time for you to push past those beliefs and gain clarity on what it is your heart desires. I invite you to write out exactly what you want in every single area of your life. Goal-setting is not what I am suggesting you do. That will come with time, but for now, picture the life of your dreams with no limits. Pretend that you had no limiting beliefs.
For example, imagine that you have a very vivid dream that you fly out your bedroom window and soar around your city. The sights, sounds, and storyline of the dream are the manifest content. A dream interpreter might suggest that your dream reveals a hidden desire to seek freedom from your day-to-day life. This symbolic meaning behind the literal content of the dream is known as the latent content.
Sigmund Freud, considered the father of psychoanalysis, first proposed that dreams have both manifest and latent content. Freud believed that throughout the day, we repress certain emotions and urges. These build up in our unconscious self, and come out when we dream. According to Freud, the manifest content of the dream always represents a suppressed emotion or urge.
There's an old saying, perhaps you've heard it, "consider the source"? Do you not see the irony in your criticism of LOA, classifying it as a "pseudoscience", with your employer being PSYCHOLOGY TODAY? if I'm not mistaken, has the field of psychology itself, in It's infancy as well as today, not been debunked, by "actual science", referring to it also as "pseudoscience"?
I understand your scepticism about the LOA as I am someone who is open minded about it. However, I kind of lost confidence in your arguments when you started to present basic premises about the LOA incorrectly. For example, the primary focus of the law of attraction is not about material wealth. It is about self development, self love and the journey to self completeness within the context of mindfulness and positive thinking. This is a premise that is widely used within peer researched clinical therapies as well as many religions. Proponents of the law of attraction do not campaign for everyone to achieve selfish material gain and wealth. I have not heard or read anyone, no matter what level in their LOA journey that they are at. Their point is about the power of a positive mindset, a principle I am very much a supporter of and as I said, this is not unique to the LOA.
1. START SAYING NO. This applies to anything that’s not a “hell yes” in your life. Anytime you’re people-pleasing or doing something because you think you should be, or settling, what you’re communicating energetically and projecting is: “I’m not worth doing what I want” or “I don’t feel valuable enough to do what I want, therefore I’m going to keep staying small.” Whenever you’re in that mode, you’re just going to keep attracting the same lessons over and over and over again. Create boundaries and say no to what’s not a yes. That’s the number one thing somebody can do right away.
But the one who really first articulated the Law as general principle was Prentice Mulford. Mulford, a pivotal figure in the development of New Thought thinking, discusses the Law of Attraction at length in, for example, his essay "The Law of Success", published 1886-1887. In this, Mulford was followed by other New Thought authors, such as Henry Wood (starting with his God’s Image in Man, 1892), and Ralph Waldo Trine (starting with his first book, What All the World's A-Seeking, 1896). For these authors, the Law of Attraction is concerned not only about health but every aspect of life.
I’m not talking about your pits, legs, or lady parts: I’m talking about your expenses. My friend, women’s wealth expert Barbara Stanny, suggests looking at our monthly expenses and then seeing where we can “shave” a little bit. Would you be willing to shave a bit off your clothing budget in honor of your desire to invest in your growing business? Would you be willing to shave off your restaurant budget in honor of your desire to create a cushion fund for yourself of 6-12 months of living expenses? Where would you be willing to shave your expenses in honor of your desire? Often just a tad of shaving in a few areas makes a significant difference. It’s not about living with less. It’s about investing in the things that you truly value and therefore living more.
I stumbled on your page a couple weeks ago. I’ve been coping with post partum depression for the past few months. Although medication has absolutely helped take the edge off, ever since reading your words I’ve felt a consistent and steady rise in my feelings of happiness. The medication helped stabilize my depression, that’s true, but your words helped me tap into my joy. Joy I haven’t felt in years, possibly since I was a child myself.