I just got back from hearing a speech by Michael Beckwith, at his Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles.

The energy and passion at Agape never fails to impress me. Today Beckwith talked about getting into a state of “Flow” or “Allowing“.

The idea he put out was this:

Our natural state is that of a co-creator of the Universe we live in. We have the power and ability to make out thoughts our reality. That’s not so hard to understand. So then… why is it that we still falter and struggle with our goals and dreams?

The #1 Reason Personal Growth or Manifesting What You Want Doesn’t Work For Most People

The answer is “resistance“.

This resistance comes from worry, fear, negative emotions and thoughts that cause us to move away from our natural state of flow.

And this is why no matter what practices some people adhere to when it comes to the Law of Attraction, most people just get small or trivial results. They have the right mindset and they understand the whole concept of “thoughts become reality”, yet they still can’t seem to successfully apply “thought manifestation” into all areas of their life permanently.

I’m included in this too. There have been times where I thought I had found my panacea, my cure-all technique to achieving my goals, but just like a novelty buy, the feeling of joy wears off. The feeling fades and I’m back to square one.

I was out of “flow” or a state of “allowing.”

So Rituals, Goal Setting, Vision Boards, Affirmations, etc… Isn’t Enough?

So what’s the underlying reason “personal growth”, “Law of Attraction“, “positive thinking”, “goal setting”, “vision boards” or whatever-you-want-to-call-it isn’t working for you? Is there a reason why a billion-dollar industry dedicated to helping you is still failing to live up to its promise?

What are we missing here?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a strong believer in the Law of Attraction and it’s something I apply to my daily life. I also firmly believe that my thoughts become my reality. But in order for the Law of Attraction to work, I must be open to receiving FIRST. Again, you can call it what you like. “Open to receiving”, “receiving from the Universe”, “synchronicities”, or “eliminating doubts/negative beliefs”. Esther Hicks calls it the Art of Allowing. Point being, you need to be open and willing to accept the gifts that you desire before you can attract it.

And Wayne Dyer sums it up perfectly:

We do not attract what we want, we attract who we are.

So, it’s not that you’ve failed in positive thinking. It’s just that you might be having some trouble with allowing or receiving.

So how can you get into a state of allowing or receiving permanently?

Before I can help you get into a state of allowing/receiving, I need to understand the roadblocks you’re facing… so I need you to answer 3 questions.

So Here Are My 3 Questions For You:

  1. What are you trying to manifest now?
  2. What tools or practices are you using to achieve this? (eg: Goal setting, affirmations, Law of Attraction, vision boards, meditation etc)
  3. Are you 100% confident you are doing everything you can to make it work, or do you still have some doubts?

I want to know what it is that you do to manifest what you want? What are your rituals or practices? What has helped and what hasn’t helped? What doubts do you have? Let me know.

Just drop a comment with your answers to the above three questions, share your experiences, and I’ll get in touch with you soon.

I can’t wait to read your comments :-)


Vishen Lakhiani is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley — a ground-breaking company comprised of innovators, artists, technologist and dreamers from over 30 countries around the world. Vishen also created the transformational program, Consciousness Engineering.