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The Top 3 Reasons Why the Law of Attraction is NOT Working For You (Part 1 of 3)

In a countdown fashion over the next three weeks, I will discuss the top 3 reasons why the law of attraction is not working for you from a neurological perspective. I will also be sharing some powerful techniques and tools to help you break free from the mind prison that you’ve unconsciously created. So let’s get started!

Reason # 3: The Law of Attraction is not working for you because your nervous system doesn’t think it’s safe for you.

The first thing you must understand about your nervous system is that its operating system is based on safety and survival. Its job is to protect you from all potential threats internally and externally. It accomplishes this by keeping you the same. In scientific terminology it’s known as maintaining homeostasis or equilibrium. It is on constant vigilance over your physical environment making sure that you and it are an energetic match. Anything different IE; more time, more love, more money, more freedom means threat and potential harm.

On the physical level this is easy to understand when you consider an oncoming train, standing on the ledge of the Grand Canyon or some opposing figure holding a knife to your throat. All of these experiences will evoke what is called the fight or flight response which is when your autonomic nervous system (ANS) takes over in order to eliminate the threat or remove you from its presence.

Your ANS responds the exact same way when you pursue a goal, dream or desire that IT thinks will potentially cause you harm. It reacts to these ambitions by creating self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will ultimately cause you to quit your pursuit. Remember, its job is to prevent change by keeping things the same. You can also blame your autonomic nervous system for determining what command the Law of Attraction responds to. (More on this in the next post – Reason #2)

Now at this point most people respond by saying, “Dr. Matt that doesn’t make any sense, how can more time, money, freedom, love and happiness cause me harm?” And my response to that question is, “Who said your sub-conscious mind makes sense?!”  In fact, your sub-conscious mind (brain stem, cerebellum and mid brain) works through association not logical, reasonable or rational thought processes like your surface-conscious mind (frontal lobe/neocortex).

You must realize that your autonomic nervous system – at the level of your subconscious mind – has already made associations and interpretations of whether or not health, wealth and fulfilling relationships are safe for you. Even though it doesn’t understand what those things are, at some point earlier in your life, experiences you’ve had around those topics caused your subconscious to form an opinion about them and created your belief system. Your belief system is simply thoughts and opinions that your subconscious mind holds to be true. And once your belief system is formed it becomes the definition of safety for you regardless if what it thinks is actually accurate or true.

What is also critical to understand at this point is that once your belief system is formed it becomes your operating system and your ANS guards it as if your life depends on it, just like breathing, circulation and digestion. Anything that goes against it, including your hopes, dreams, desires and goals, must be destroyed like an enemy because all those things represent something different than the accepted norm… and different is threatening.

Are you getting this? So let’s recap; your ANS only cares about one thing: your SAFETY. Your sub-conscious mind defines safety based on what it has been programmed to think from your PAST childhood experiences called your belief system. Anything your HEAD (surface-conscious) WANTS that is different from what your HEART(sub-conscious) THINKS ain’t gonna happen… PERIOD. Hence, one reason why the law of attraction is not working for you. More to come!

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Beyond Limiting Beliefs: Part 1

What is a Limiting Belief?

Do you want personal transformation? Are you serious about creating personal change in your life? Then you have to understand your deeply held beliefs.

Most of your beliefs were formed early and are subconscious.

It’s hard to know which beliefs support your goals, dreams and desires and which don’t. The ones that undermine your dreams and goals are surely limiting you.

We know some of our beliefs severely limit our potential and ability to be as big as we are. Beliefs like “I’m not good enough”, “I can’t……”, “I’m not very smart” etc. run through most people’s minds on a regular basis Tripping them up left, right and center.

Contrary to most others in the human growth industry, I believe that limiting beliefs are designed to serve a purpose. So rather than getting rid of them, you need to understand where they came from and why you adopted them in the first place.

In fact, limiting beliefs have gotten a bad rap. Here are the facts:

1) Fact: The primary purpose of the human nervous system is to keep you safe. Its operating system is based on protection and survival.

2) Fact: The human nervous system intuitively knows to protect those things that are most valuable to you i.e. your life and identity.

3) Fact: Once your beliefs are programmed at the level of the subconscious mind they are programmed for life. That includes your beliefs about yourself, your potential and your reality.

4) Fact: Your subconscious mind makes no distinction between managing your internal bodily systems and managing the belief systems you hold to be true about yourself. Both are maintained as if your life depends on it.

5) Fact: The subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between a supporting belief and a limiting belief. It simply protects what it’s been programmed with.

Important Point:

Your limiting beliefs are the keys that unlock the treasure chest of your truth! Without discovering what your beliefs are protecting you will never realize the most important aspect of your human existence: your TRUE self. Your True self is your spiritual essence and the pure form you were intended to be.

When you know what your beliefs are protecting you will automatically reveal the most important aspects of who you are as a person and who God created you to be. You will receive insight and revelation as to your purpose, destiny and ultimate life direction.

In Part 2, I will be discussing just how to treat the cause of limiting beliefs NOT the symptoms, so stay tuned as we explore deeper into the world of limiting beliefs.

Ready for change? Take the next step by listening to a call I recorded called “Unlock Your Mind Prison.” I look forward to your feedback.