Breaking through blocks and barriers to success can be tricky. This has been a subject and focus of the personal development industry since the industry emerged.
Throughout our entire lives, we have been accumulating information and experiences. From the moment we saw the first light of day, and perhaps even before, messages and programming have been installed into our conscious and subconscious minds.
Some of this programming serves us well. For example, we learned not to touch the stove, sometimes by trying it first and burning our hands. Most of us learn those types of lessons quickly and easily and those experiences stay with us and protect us from harm.
Other deep messages, past experiences and internal programming create stumbling blocks and obstacles that don’t allow us to move forward in our lives, or at least not as quickly as we would like. We repeat old patterns and continue to have the same experiences over and over, even when we don’t enjoy the experience; even when it causes us pain.
In deeply examining the elements that keep people from attracting what they really want into their lives, whether that is prosperity, the perfect romantic relationship, or some other experience, I have found two things to be primary root causes.
The first is the inability to be clear about what we really want. Getting clear and vividly detailed about what you intend to attract is a primary element to success with the Law of Attraction which, when mastered, will allow you to more seamlessly and effortlessly achieve your goals and have the life you really want.
The second key area that seems to be lacking in most people is defining and releasing internal blocks and programs that keep us from attracting what we truly want. Running old patterns and doing things in the same old way is a formula for getting the same old thing.
As Albert Einstein so cleverly shared with us:
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Unfortunately, it’s not always as clear and simple as just consciously stopping this wheel of insanity.
Many of these “same things” that we do over and over again are Pavlovian patterns that we just perform like trained circus animals without even being conscious or aware of them.
We easily can begin developing our awareness processes and learn some powerful tools to quickly release any blocks that we may be carrying that keep us from successfully attracting our desires.
To help you get clear about what your blocks to success may be, try the following simple exercise.
1. Make a list of positive statements about things you really want to have in your life and put that list in the form of an “I AM” statement as if it were already true. For example, if you want to have a great romantic relationship, write something like:
“I am in the perfect relationship for me.” If you desire more money in your life, write down a statement such as: “I am wealthy and my life is abundant.”
2. Now read each statement out loud.
3. After each statement, pay close attention to what “comes up” for you. Be aware of that inner voice you hear or any feelings that come up around your statements, especially the little “devil-on-your-shoulder” voice telling you that “you can’t” or “you shouldn’t” or “you aren’t good enough.” These are your best clues for what may be blocking you.
4. Jot down on a piece of paper anything that comes to your awareness after reciting each “I AM” statement.
This awareness will allow you to begin to pinpoint the challenges that may be keeping you from what you want to attract into your life. The next step is to practice a release technique to get rid of all that junk that’s blocking your path.
There are several methods that I recommend, but I have had some huge breakthroughs lately, both personally and with my coaching clients using the Emotional Freedom Technique, widely known as “EFT” or “Tapping” or “Meridian Tapping.” Tapping is a method of activating certain acupuncture points while stating phrases about your blocks. It’s actually amazing how effective this tool can be and how quickly it work s.
In this short article, I can’t go into detail about how to do that, but there are numerous places you can find valuable information and instruction about how to use EFT. Try doing a search on YouTube for EFT or tapping (or EFT/Tapping+ whatever block you’re trying to release) and I guarantee you will find a wealth of video demonstrations that will help you.
Also, one of the best resources I know is an excellent documentary film on DVD called The Tapping Solution that my friend Nick Ortner and his team has released about this powerful tool that is changing so many lives worldwide.
You can learn more about this recently updated and very well-done film at:
EFT, emotional freedom technique, tapping or meridian tapping…it’s referred to by many names but whatever you choose to call it, use it and you’ll see release of your internal blocks happening quickly.
WE LIKE FAST! Fast is good…at least when it comes to getting rid of your old internal junk.
I’ll be talking more about releasing techniques in my book, Seven Days to Success: Mastering the Magic in the Law of Attraction, and I have some great tools in my Attraction Mastery home study program. Whatever method you choose, find something that you like and work through your process of releasing those pesky internal blocks.
You will watch the floodgates of your life open up and begin attracting the life you truly desire and deserve when you get out of your own way and break through your barriers.