Everytime I think about attracting money, the thought keeps comping up that the way I manifest it may be through taking away opportunities from others, that thought stops me from being able to manifest even one dollar. I imagine that a poor kid has an idea to do something and that I then, through the Law of Attraction, manifest that opportunity and leave him poor. I know that there is an unlimited amount of wealth in the universe, but who says that that kid knows about this. So I could perhaps take a once in a lifetime opportunity from him. Or my mind gives me the thought that if I win the lottery through manifestation, someone else who may have needed it much more is then "screwed out" of winning the lottery. So my mind is blocking my manifestation abilities through these thoughts. I know deep inside that this is a false idea and I really want to get rid of this incorrect way of thinking as it stops me from having a prosperous life, could you guys help me out and explain the flaw in my thinking?
“The thought keeps comping up that the way I manifest it may be through taking away opportunities from others, that thought stops me from being able to manifest even one dollar.”
Even though the first thought offers resistance, it’s actually the second thought that offers more resistance. The second thought is you believe the first thought stops you from manifesting what you want. But that belief, thinking it stops it is what stops it.
“So my mind is blocking my manifestation abilities through these thoughts.”
It’s not the thoughts themselves, so much as it is your belief those thoughts block you, is what is blocking you. If you didn’t believe those thoughts blocked you, then they wouldn’t.
“Or my mind gives me the thought that if I win the lottery through manifestation, someone else who may have needed it much more is then ‘screwed out’ of winning the lottery.”
If it makes you feel any better, they probably would have vibrated the money out after winning it (if they are coming from a place of need and lack). Just because someone “needs” it, doesn’t mean they will remain a vibrational match to it and keep the money. So you can think of it as you are keeping the money from being “wasted” by being a vibrational match and using it to help yourself and others.
Also, let’s say they don’t receive abundance through the lottery, they will receive it from somewhere else. You can’t “screw out” people of all of the infinite ways they can receive abundance.
Think of a buffet. If you take the last piece of pie, that doesn’t mean other people don’t get pie. The restaurant just brings more out for everyone to enjoy. The more pie people eat, the more the restaurant knows it’s a popular item, so they are sure to order more to meet the demands. So the more pie you eat, the more they order, so the more there is available for everyone. The less pie you eat, the less they order, so the less there is for everyone. It is in you and everyone else’ best intent to want and eat as much pie as you can, which increases the amount everyone has access to.
First of all Brian I would really like to thank you for being so kind to help.
Well my biggest problem is that I of course don't want to be a thief. So when my mind associates attracting money with being a thief, I obviously don't attract money and subconsciously perhaps don't want to attract any money. The resistance that comes up when I think of the fact that there are infinite ways for others to receive abundance, is the fact that not all people know about the law of attraction and that I may have taken the easy way for them to earn money away from them. Let's say for example that I want to attract a million dollars. And let's say that I manifested it by buying some ground in a poor country and it turns out to be full of oil. That oil field was one of the few possibilities for those poor people to become abundant, as they are probably not aligned with wealth and therefore won't have many other opportunities. So basically, using your pie rhetoric, some people don't even know about the limitless pie-supply that the restaurant has, they only see the last pie on the table. My mind then sees manifesting money like me eating the last pie on the table, leaving the people hungry while I can get much more pie as I know about the limitless supply. I know that I'm completely wrong and my whole reasoning is wrong, but could you please explain and pinpoint to me why and give my arguments why i'm wrong? By having factual based reasons why I'm wrong, I can hopefully finally move on.
Your help is truly appreciated, as I'm now stuck in life because I haven't solved this problem yet, but through your help I hopefully will!
“. . . not all people know about the law of attraction . . .”
But they know they want to feel good and feel better. And when they focus on feeling better, they will allow their abundance.
“. . . I may have taken the easy way for them to earn money away from them . . .”
You are beneficial to them by being an example they can see and go, “Hey, they allowed their abundance easily. I didn’t think that was possible before I saw this person do it. If they can do, maybe I can, too.”
But if you aren’t an example, then you are depriving them of realizing their own easy way of going about it. Not attracting money for yourself in an easy way to be an example to others to empower them of what they can do for themselves, is just being selfish.
“Let's say that I manifested it by buying some ground in a poor country and it turns out to be full of oil. That oil field was one of the few possibilities for those poor people to become abundant, as they are probably not aligned with wealth and therefore won't have many other opportunities.”
If they aren’t aligned with wealth, they would never discover the oil, so it would have remained there, possibly thousands of years, until someone who is aligned allows themselves to discover it. You can’t deprive it from them if they never would have found it anyway. At that point it’s a waste, and the Universe just wants someone to find it and play with it.
You being an aligned person could find it, then create companies which the people could work at, improve their quality of life, gain money, and live more abundantly than they would have without you.
The issue is, you have practiced resistance on this subject, and so you’re trying to hit it head on and solve it once and for all so you can move forward. The path of least resistance would be to get off this subject, focus on anything else that helps you feel better and feel good, and that will automatically clean up your thinking and beliefs on this subject. It’s that simple. You don’t have to think differently on this subject. Focus on another subject that feels better, and then you’ll have access to higher, better-feeling thoughts on this subject you didn’t have access to before. And you’re not depriving others of the abundance of better-feeling thoughts, just yourself.
Here are two posts I did that will help:
1. Financial Freedom
2. Changing Your Beliefs
You have literally solved the whole thing. I am literally dancing out of happiness right now. I want to truly truly truly truly thank you. So basically I can manifest as much money as I want, when I want and it will never take away an opportunity from others, this is amazing. Another quick question: I heard that negative things are hundreds of times more difficult to manifest, is that true? Because they vibrate at a much lower speed. if that is true, which it probably is, then it is truly a blessing for us humans. How do you deal with negative thoughts, or persistent negativity in life?
Everything is just as easy to manifest as anything else, and people give them labels of positive or negative. It’s all neutral. You decide if you look at the value and see everything as working out for you.
I view negative thoughts as friends. They have so much value. They give me guidance and clarity of what I don’t want, which helps me focus on what I do want and what feels better to think about. I really appreciate negative thoughts for how helpful and loving they are.
Here is a post I did: Negative is Positive.
I have one question left. Let's imagine that every human being taps into their abundance and we all become let's say billionaires. The earth is too small for us all to have hundreds of houses etc, so what about that? The part about the universe being infinite I understand, but what about the earth. Let's say every person becomes so connected with his abundance that they become trillionaires, how will the earth sustain the lifestyle of 7 billion trillionaires? Or will God (through the laws of the universe) find a way for the earth to sustain it. Because I believe as you said that the pie is limitless, but is the plate that we eat on (the way we enjoy the wealth) also limitless?
“The Earth is too small for us all to have hundreds of houses etc, so what about that?”
You could build land on water, Moon or Mars.
“How will the Earth sustain the lifestyle of 7 billion trillionaires?”
It’s already ready to go and sustaining 7.5 billion trillionaires, the only difference is people don’t allow themselves to see it.
“The pie is limitless, but is the plate that we eat on (the way we enjoy the wealth) also limitless?”
Yes. As soon as you have a desire for more pie, the plate becomes bigger to accommodate. The Earth will make room to accommodate people’s new desires.
How do you make sure that your positive beliefs stay positive? And how you deal with the Always emminent possibility that you will lose everything you have if your beliefs change for the negative? Because the idea that I might lose everything because of a change in beliefs really freaks me out. And because there is not something like stable in your situation. The only thing that let's your situation be like it is, are the (positive) beliefs that you have. And those beliefs can change easily, because they are not based upon facts, but based upon your decision to believe in them (to make them a reality).
Get rid of the idea of being positive and simply focus on feeling better. You can’t always be positive, but you can always focus on feeling a little better and soothing yourself.
Even if you lose everything, you can get it right back. It’s no big deal.
I've heard that manifesting big things and small things is the same for the Law of Attraction, but isn't this just plain wrong. For example the quickest person to become a billionaire did it in three years, why hasn't anyone done it any quicker? As a billion dollars is simply not that much for the Law of Attraction. Can you give me a guideline as to what to expect? Because this is interfering with my manifestation.