One of the key desires of most Law of Attraction practitioners is to learn how to manifest things in their lives with less effort.
I’ve been consciously aware of what the Law of Attraction is for about 13 years now, being first introduced to the concept by a book called “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles.
Ever since I read that book, I’ve been fascinated with the Law of Attraction, how it works, and how to utilize it more effectively in my life.
One of the interesting things I discovered about the Law of Attraction is that in many ways in order to “activate” it or to get better results with it in our lives, we have to often start thinking in opposite ways than how social conditioning has trained us to think.
For example, we live in a society and our conditioning from childhood onwards teaches us that being selfish is bad.
As little kids we hear statements like “You’re being so selfish!” or “You’re just being selfish!” with a negative connotation associated to it.
Because of this, and because most of us don’t inherently want to be “bad people”, we create a conflicting set of beliefs inside of our minds where a part of us wants what is best for us (Selfishness), while another part of us doesn’t want to be Selfish.
This inner conflict is what creates a lot of problems in our lives, and is the source of a lot of suffering.
Being Selfish means that you are more connected to who YOU truly are – your True Self – and not only is there nothing wrong with that, it is the ultimate kindness you can do for the world.
The world would be a *MUCH* better place if everyone was just more Selfish – meaning more connected to their True Self and it’s desires.
Recently I watched a video by Abraham / Esther Hicks which explains this concept much better than I ever could, so I recommend you check out this short video:
Pretty interesting how the exact thing (being more Selfish) which would connect us to a more effortless ability to manifest more positive things in our lives has been perverted and distorted by the mass media and our social conditioning to be somehow portrayed as a BAD thing…
… almost as if the ultra wealthy elite on this planet knew that true manifesting ability comes from Selfishness (connection to your True Self), and so in order to disempower us they started a social conditioning campaign / trend where Selfishness was to be painted as a negative / undesirable character trait.
Of course, at the same time as the middle class / poor are made to feel bad about being Selfish, the ultra wealthy manifest the things they want in their lives with less effort by being more Selfish. 🙂
And then, just to show how programmed we are growing up to see Selfishness as a negative character trait you’ll often hear people who are not wealthy saying things like “Pfft… yeah that person is rich, but look how Selfish they are!”
And then the other person they’re talking to will say “Yeah, no kidding…pfft… totally Selfish… who wants to be like that???!”
If you want to manifest with less effort in your life, I recommend exploring your beliefs around Selfishness and watch the video above for a more thorough explanation from Abraham / Esther Hicks.