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Mastering Manifestation: Sidestep the 7 Deadly Pitfalls of Law of Attraction

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of the Law of Attraction. It’s this powerful principle that says we attract into our lives what we focus on. But did you know there are pitfalls to avoid? That’s right! There are seven deadly sins of manifesting that can hinder your success.

In this article, I’ll unmask these sins and provide tips on how to avoid them. We’ll delve into the common mistakes people make when trying to use the Law of Attraction. I’ll also share some practical steps to help you manifest your desires more effectively.

So, whether you’re a seasoned manifestor or just starting out, this article is for you. Get ready to enhance your manifesting skills and avoid the pitfalls that could be blocking your path to success.

The Law of Attraction: A Powerful Principle

Just to recap, the Law of Attraction is the belief that we can attract whatever we consistently and passionately focus on into our lives. It’s like a powerful magnet pulling in what we’re fixated on — our thoughts, feelings, and entire mental energy. It’s not about wishful thinking or blind optimism. Rather, it’s about aligning our desires with a purposeful approach to make our dreams an observable reality.

Any discussion of the Law of Attraction will bring up the crucial concept of vibrational alignment. Everything, right down to our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, is energy vibrating at different frequencies. Let’s simplify this: when we think positively and are in a state of peace and happiness, we’re vibrating at a high frequency. Conversely, if we’re dwelling on negatives, our vibrational frequency is low. Here lies the essence: the Law of Attraction responds to these vibrational frequencies. The higher it is, the better we align with what we desire, and vice versa.

But harnessing this power isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. We must be aware of the so-called manifesting sins that could sabotage our effort. Few stumbling blocks could make us feel we’re struggling upstream without a paddle. We might find ourselves bewildered, questioning why our intentions aren’t materializing despite our best efforts.

What are these manifesting sins? How can I navigate around them? Keep your eyes glued to find the answers.

Unveiling the 7 Deadly Sins of Manifesting

In our journey with the Law of Attraction, it’s easy to get tripped up. 7 deadly sins of manifesting often sneak in, silently sabotaging our best intentions. I’ve witnessed these pitfalls both in my personal life and in those who seek my help. Knowing what they are can make all the difference.

1. Doubt: This sin is a major roadblock on our path to success. If you’re constantly questioning whether you can really achieve your desires, you’re sending mixed signals to the Universe. Remember, the Law of Attraction is all about alignment.

2. Fear: Whether it’s fear of failure, fear of success, or fear of judgment, it’s a manifestation killer. Facing our fears, in spite of their power, helps push through this barrier.

3. Impatience: Manifesting is no overnight affair. Don’t feel frustrated if things aren’t working out as fast as you’d like. Trust the pace of the Universe.

4. Neglecting Self-Care: Without proper care for your mind, body, and spirit, you’re less energetic, less positive, and less able to manifest. Emphasize self-care, and you’ll see a difference.

5. Living in the Past or Future: The Law of Attraction works in the ‘now’. If you’re always hanging onto the past or worrying about the future, you’re missing out. Embrace the present moment.

6. Forcing Outcomes: We can’t control everything. Trying to dictate exactly how or when your desires will manifest can lead to great disappointment. Trust the process.

7. Lack of Gratitude: If we’re ungrateful for what we have now, the Universe may think twice about giving us more. Gratitude amplifies positive vibrations and attracts more of what we appreciate.

As we navigate through these sins and seek alignment with the Law of Attraction, pitfalls will inevitably creep up. Knowledge is power, and recognizing these sins is the first step to avoiding them. Next, we’ll delve into how to fortify ourselves against these common mistakes.

Sin #1: Lack of Clarity

One of the major pitfalls people encounter when trying to manifest is a lack of clarity. It’s perfectly natural to want a change, to desire something different or better. But if you’re not crystal clear about what exactly it is you want, you’re sending out muddled signals to the Universe.

You see, the Law of Attraction works on the principle of like attracts like. If your thoughts and feelings are unclear or inconsistent, what you attract into your life will also be unclear and inconsistent. Understanding this dynamic empowers you to get clear, ascertain what your heart truly desires, and focus on those desires with laser-like precision.

To envision the impact of clarity, let’s compare manifesting to ordering a meal at a restaurant. If you vaguely ask the waiter for “something good,” the resulting dish might not be what you had in mind. You may end up with a seafood platter when all you really wanted was a juicy steak. But if you precisely specify what type of steak you want, how you want it cooked and what sides you’d like with it, there are higher chances you’ll get exactly what you ordered.

The same applies to manifesting. When you’re specific about your desires and express them with precision, the Universe has a clear blueprint to work from. As the saying goes, vague orders produce vague results. So grab a journal. Write down your dreams and aspirations in the finest detail possible. The clearer your intentions, the more effective your manifesting will be.

Successful manifesting requires a clear and solid vision of what you want. It hinges upon your ability to communicate your desires clearly and sharply to the Universe. You wouldn’t order a meal at a restaurant without specifying what you want, would you? Take the same approach to your Law of Attraction practice.

So remember, lack of clarity is the first deadly sin of manifesting. Avoid this pitfall by clearly defining what you want to attract into your life. Give the Universe clear, focused instructions, and you’ll see everything you’ve ever wanted begin to unfold.

Sin #2: Negative Thinking

Venturing onto the second deadly sin of manifesting, we encounter negative thinking. Now, you may wonder why negative thinking is so harmful. Well, it’s like having a black cloud over your head, preventing the sunlight of positivity from shining through. When you’re constantly focused on what can go wrong, that fear and negativity becomes the central theme of your life.

Remember, the Universe is like a gigantic mirror, reflecting back what you put out. So, if you send out pessimism and doubt, those are the exact things it’ll reflect back onto your life. Negative thinking is quite literally, self-sabotage.

Think about this – if your dream is to land your dream job but the constant refrain in your head is “I’m not good enough.” or “Why would they hire me?” That negative narrative effectively ruins your manifestation efforts. It’s like taking one step forward and two steps back. It may be challenging to shift your mindset, yet, it’s a critical step to ensure that the things you desire have a way of entering your life.

To counteract negative thinking, incorporate affirmations into your daily routine. Keep it consistent and tailored to your specific goals. The beauty of affirmations is their ability to rewire your thoughts. They help nudge your mind into focusing on what can go right instead of stewing on what could go wrong.

Also, embrace the power of visualization. Imagine your dreams and aspirations coming true in vivid detail. It’s not just about thinking positively it’s about feeling it. When you vividly imagine your desire, it starts to feel more real and plausible, thus driving the negativity away.

In the journey of manifesting, it’s easy to let self-doubt and fear creep in. Yet, remember, your thoughts and beliefs wield immense power. They are the architects of your reality. So choose to foster a mindset that invites positivity, optimism, and belief into your life. After all, wouldn’t you want your life’s mirror to reflect a successful, joyful, and positive reality?

Sin #3: Impatience and Desperation

Moving on, let’s tackle the third sin of manifestation, impatience and desperation. I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying, ‘Good things come to those who wait’… manifesting works on the very same principle. This might appear to contradict our fast-paced, instant-gratification-seeking society but truth be told, it doesn’t.

When you’re trying to attract what you desire, impatience and desperation can be your worst enemies. Here’s why. When you’re desperate or impatient, your energy becomes tied up in a state of wanting, rather than a state of having or becoming. This difference is subtle but incredibly important for the law of attraction.

Case in point, those who are impatient or desperate tend to cling onto their desires. They’re unable to let things be. And believe me when I say, this is counterproductive. Why? Because this gives off vibes of lack rather than abundance. Remember the law of attraction mirrors back what you project. If you send out emotions of lack, scarcity or not having enough, that’s precisely what the universe sends back to you.

So, what’s the solution? Embrace patience. When manifesting your desires, you need to make peace with divine timing. Acting out of desperation hardly ever leads to desired results. Instead, you should focus on aligning your energy with emotions of gratitude and acknowledging what you’ve already received or achieved.

Furthermore, you must believe that what you wish for is already yours. This means sending out the vibes that you already have what you desire. This is a ‘trick’ many successful manifesters use they always act, feel and think as if they already received what they want.

In case, you’re wondering:

“Yes, but how do I do that when my desire is still not here?”

Here’s a practical tip. Practice visualization. This powerful technique allows you to live your desires in your mind, thereby helping you to tune your energies to match the frequency of your dream.

I know it’s easier said than done, but it’s not impossible. Many have done it. You can do it too. Remember, patience coupled with a great deal of trust and positivism will always yield the best results.

Sin #4: Inaction and Procrastination

Stagnancy is the very antithesis of the law of attraction. The Universe thrives on energy and movement, and inaction and procrastination are as inactive and non-moving as it gets.

When we let laziness and procrastination seep into our lives, we’re sending out a powerful message to the Universe: that we’re okay with delaying our desires, that we’re okay with pushing back our dreams. And the Universe, as always, responds accordingly.

Look at it this way: The law of attraction involves manifesting your desires through visualization and belief, but it doesn’t stop there. The Universe demands action on your part. Indecision, delay, and inaction create a disconnect between your wishes and the divine order of things.

Time waits for no one, and neither does the Universe.

Moreover, inaction breeds self-doubt and fear. By not taking steps toward what you wish to manifest, you’re essentially blocking the energy flow and limiting your own potential. Procrastination, in this context, represents resistance and fear of moving forward.

Use these steps to eliminate inaction and procrastination from your life:

  • Acknowledge the issue: Admit that procrastination is an issue.
  • Identify reasons for delaying: Understand why you’re putting things off.
  • Make a plan and stick to it: Planning and discipline are key.
  • Break large tasks into smaller ones: Big tasks become less daunting when they’re broken down.
  • Celebrate small wins: This nurtures positivity and keeps energies flowing.

I’d urge you to step out of the comfort zone that we often find ourselves stuck in. Begin to take consistent, steady steps towards your dreams and goals. After all, motion creates emotion. And emotion is, after all, energy in motion. So, let’s keep the energy flowing, let’s keep manifesting, and let’s keep moving!

Sin #5: Resistance to Change

Embrace the unexpected! Life’s full of surprises and sometimes, these surprises are just what we need to shake us up, to push us out of our comfort zone and into the realm of our true potential. Let’s look at the sin of resisting change and how it hampers law of attraction manifestation.

When we resist change, we’re essentially telling the Universe we’re more comfortable staying stuck where we are than stepping into the unknown. That’s not the vibe you want to send out if you’re serious about manifesting your dreams! Resistance to change only breeds stagnation and destroys possibility.

Look at the world. Constantly changing and evolving. Seasons change, days turn into nights, new technologies emerge, societies progress – trajectory of the universe is a testament to the importance of embracing change. If we’re part of that ceaseless flow, why should we be any different?

However, understand that transformation isn’t always smooth sailing. It’s okay to be scared but it’s crucial that fear doesn’t become a barrier restricting growth. So the key lies in recognizing our resistance and working with it.

  • Acknowledge the Fear: Resistance often comes from fear. Do not sweep it under the carpet but inspect it, question it. Why am I scared? What am I scared of?
  • Change the Perspective: Realize that change means progress. Embrace it as an exciting opportunity for growth rather than an intimidating challenge.
  • Take Small Steps: Gradual change is much less daunting. Take it slow, one step at a time, and allow yourself to adapt to the new circumstances.

Remember, each day is a chance for a fresh start. Hold on to the exciting feeling of being at the brink of some beautiful unknown. Let your quest for transformation be guided by an open mind and a loving heart.

If you resist change, you’re resisting growth. Face your fears, clear that energy blockage and keep moving forward – one day at a time, one small step at a time. No matter what circumstances throw at you, don’t let resistance to change hinder your journey towards manifestation.

Sin #6: Lack of Gratitude

Now that we’ve tackled resistance to change, we’re stepping into the sphere of gratitude. This aspect lets us address the sixth deadly sin of manifesting—lack of gratitude. Gratitude is an essential cornerstone to attracting abundance, yet it’s often overlooked.

When we don’t express gratitude, we’re signaling to the Universe that we are not appreciative of what we already have. This lack of acknowledgment can inadvertently block the flow of more good things coming our way. Essentially, it’s like turning the tap off and wondering why the water’s stopped flowing.

To flip that switch and let abundance flow back into our lives, we need to cultivate a sense of deep, heartfelt gratitude. It’s like turning on a light in a dark room—the brightness attracts more light, more positivity. Now, let’s explore how we can do that.

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Developing gratitude takes practice, just like any other skill. It’s not about forcing a feeling or saying “thank you” out of habit. You want to genuinely feel a profound sense of appreciation. Here are some strategies:

  1. Daily Gratitude Journal: Write down at least three things you’re grateful for each day. It makes you actively seek out the positives in your life.
  2. Mindful Moments: Immerse yourself in moments of joy and pleasure. Revel in these sensations and say thank you in your mind, heart, or even out loud.
  3. Gratitude Meditation: Spend a couple of minutes each day in quiet contemplation, focusing on your blessings and thanking the Universe for them.

Optimizing these steps, you’ll find gratitude becoming a natural part of your day-to-day life—and with it, your ability to manifest will strengthen.

In our next section, we’ll move on to tackle the seventh and final sin; it’s one that many of us struggle with, only it’s often undetected—stay tuned.

Sin #7: Self-doubt and Limiting Beliefs

The last sin on our journey is the shackle of self-doubt and limiting beliefs. Many times, despite the fact that we want to manifest our dreams, the journey to actualization becomes oblique due to the walls of self-doubt we’ve cemented in our minds. These walls erode our positive beliefs and interfere with our connectivity to the universe. These unwarranted, ingrained beliefs can potentially nullify our efforts to manifest, thereby becoming our own worst enemy.

Let’s delve deeper into how these beliefs and self-doubt make their way into our lives. For instance, consider the deeply ingrained idea of money being the root cause of all evil. This belief will act as a deterrent to wealth, thus making its manifestation difficult.

But don’t be disheartened. There are a plethora of strategies to overcome self-doubt and limiting beliefs.

  1. Mindfulness and self-awareness: It’s vital to dig deep into our psyche. Start questioning and analyzing the self-doubt that you’ve held onto. Jot down your beliefs in a notebook and observe them with unbiased eyes. This exercise will help you realize the inaccuracies and will allow you to rectify them.
  2. Positive affirmations: These are statements that can counter the negative internal dialogue. An example of a positive affirmation could be, “I am capable of manifesting wealth and abundance”. Consistent repetition of affirmations can dramatically alter our subconscious beliefs, reprogramming our thoughts to align with our desires.
  3. Visualizing: Yet another effective tactic for breaking free from the chains of self-doubt. Picture yourself living your dream life, and you’ll start to believe it’s not just possible, but inevitable.

The alluring quality of this Sin is that it’s entirely self-created. As daunting as it may sound, it also implies that we hold the power to decimate these beliefs. All it takes is a shift in perspective, a dash of positivity, and a conscious resolve to break free from the self-imposed barriers.

With practice, I’ve seen progress in fending off these intruders of self-doubt and negative beliefs. I’ve seen it in my life, and I know you can see it in yours. It’s time to shed our self-limitations, embrace our potential, and open the door to the power of manifestation.

Tips to Avoid the Pitfalls

Tackling the seven deadly sins of manifesting isn’t an overnight process. It involves crossing barriers and changing a lifetime’s worth of habitual thinking. But with a few tried-and-true techniques, you can gradually alter your mindset and begin to achieve your dreams. Here are some effective tactics you can implement.

Daily Mindfulness Practice: Mindfulness is more than just a buzzword. It’s a daily practice that begins the moment you wake up and carries on through every waking moment. When practiced regularly, mindfulness can help identify and clear away the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are holding you back.

Positive Affirmations: Affirmations are another potent weapon against the sins of manifesting. Pick a few affirmation phrases that resonate with you and repeat them daily. This could help reprogram your mindset over time.

Visualization: There’s a reason why the highest achievers in the world swear by visualization. The mind can’t tell the difference between a well-imagined thought and reality. By visualizing what you want to manifest, you’re telling your subconscious mind that it’s already yours.

Right Attitude towards Failures: Rather than viewing setbacks as failures, see them as valuable lessons. Developing an incapability to be affected by failure is crucial to successful manifestation.

Patience: You’ve heard it before: Rome wasn’t built in a day. And neither are your wildest dreams. Be patient and believe that what you’re manifesting will come to you at the right time.


PitfallsHow to Avoid
Self-DoubtDaily Mindfulness Practice
PessimismPositive Affirmations
Lack of VisionVisualization
Fear of FailureRight Attitude towards Failures

Keep following these tactics and soon you’ll notice a difference in how you approach manifesting. With practice and perseverance, you’ll find yourself less prone to the pitfalls and closer to harnessing the power of the Law of Attraction.

Practical Steps to Enhance Manifesting Skills

Harnessing the power of the Law of Attraction isn’t rocket science. It’s about integrating it into your daily life. Here’s how you can boost your manifesting skills and avoid the pitfalls of manifestation.

Integrate Mindfulness Practice:
I can’t stress this enough – mindfulness is key. It’s not only about being present; it’s about recognizing your thoughts and emotions, identifying patterns, and making conscious choices. With practice, it helps in eliminating skeptical or negative thoughts that often hamper success.

Use Daily Affirmations:
Another vital aspect of enhancing manifestation is using daily positive affirmations. Optimistic affirmations like “I can” and “I will” keep your mindset positive and focused. These affirmations can be tailored to your personal goals and dreams.

Implement Visualization:
This is a powerful practice when it comes to manifesting. Visualizing your end-goals can increase your focus and hence amplify the Law of Attraction.

Here’s an example of how integrating mindfulness, affirmations, and visualization could be implemented into a single daily routine:

  • Morning: Start your day with 10-minute mindfulness meditation and set the tone with positive affirmations like “I am focused and ready to conquer the day”.
  • Afternoon: Reflect on your affirmations during the day, keeping check on negative thoughts.
  • Evening: Dedicate a few minutes to visualize your desired outcomes.

These steps aren’t a one-time thing. Consistency is the secret ingredient to mastering manifestation. Repeat them, day after day.

Remember, perseverance and the right attitude towards failures plays a huge role. Failures aren’t the end of your journey. They’re stepping stones leading you to the success you envision.

The table below outlines the practical steps to enhance your manifesting skills:


Let these steps be your guide, unlock the hidden potential within, and harness the Law of Attraction to its full extent. To make it work, it’s important to be patient and understand that meaningful results come with time. Therefore, patience isn’t an optional virtue here; it’s a necessity.

Conclusion: Unleash Your Manifesting Potential

I’ve shared my insights on the seven deadly sins of manifesting and how to sidestep these pitfalls with the Law of Attraction. It’s clear that incorporating mindfulness, affirmations, and visualization into your daily routine can significantly enhance your manifesting abilities. Remember, perseverance and a positive attitude towards failures are key. Don’t forget the importance of patience. Manifesting isn’t an overnight process; it requires time and effort. So, keep practicing the recommended routines and stay committed to your journey. You’ll soon see the fruits of your labor. Unleash your manifesting potential and create the life you desire. You’ve got this!

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Dr. Harlan Kilstein is a certified yoga teacher, hypnotherapist, and a teacher of the Law of Attraction since 1975.

After an immersion in yoga and his certification by the Yoga Alliance, he began studying mudras and invented Finger Healing.

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