Why you need a Driver’s License for LOA

by Pernille Madsen

Here is a picture of a nice carI know several LOA savvy people who reject the law of attraction. After a certain period of time they become so frustrated, annoyed or even angry with the law of attraction that they simply stop believing that it works.

Why does that happen? Well, I believe a major reason is that in more or less every book about the law of attraction it says that ”you can have everything you dream of, you can do everything you dream of and you can be everything you dream of”. Sounds intriguing, right?

So I’m probably not the only one who immediately started practicing the law of attraction in the area of my life with the heaviest challenges, trying to change things.

And I’m probably not the only one either who after several years of practice still isn’t ”totally satisfied” with that particular area of my life! Sure, I did manifest som very positive results from time to time in this specific area of my life, but the constant, stable, permanent results I wish for, still aren’t very evident ;-)

And yes, I did from time to time wonder whether it’s the law of attraction as such, that doesn’t work, or whether it’s just me, who cannot figure out how to make it work!!!!

But you know what? I think it’s neither! Today I believe there is something completely different at play!!

When you learn to drive a car, you start by taking driving lessons and learn some theoretical stuff. And then you have to pass some tests before you finally obtain your driver’s license (at least this is how it works in Denmark!). And then you have to learn how to drive ;-)

Learning how to drive for many people means first driving in calm areas outside rush hours. Bit by bit you gain more and more experience, and eventually you end up being able to drive in the middle of the largest city during rush hours.

But what I did with the law of attraction corresponds to getting inside a car, alone, driving in the middle of the largest city in rush hours, before even having acquired my driver’s license – you wouldn’t be surpriced if that didn’t go very well, wouldn’t you? – it sounds crazy, like madness, don’t you think?

And yet, that’s what many of us do, when we first learn about the law of attraction!!!

I think it would be so much better if we started by practicing the law of attraction in the areas of our life that are already smooth and easy. And started by attracting “less important stuff”. This way we could bit by bit become experienced, see results, and get the necessary faith that this works and the necessary trust, that “I can make this work”.

And once that’s accomplished, we would be much more ready to “go play with” the law of attraction in the more challenging areas of our lives.

This post was originally published on my former blog on March 24, 2010

Jeannette July 5, 2010 at 12:34 am

This comment was originally posted on my former blog on March 24, 2010 3:15 PM

Jeannette Maw said…
Astute observation, Pernille, and great analogy! I think you hit the nail on the head with pointing out the early frustration many feel with law of attraction because of the lack of immediate, big results.

Thanks for an insightful piece on this topic. :)

Good Vibe Coach

Pernille Madsen July 5, 2010 at 12:34 am

This comment was originally posted on my former blog on March 24, 2010 8:30 PM

Pernille Madsen said…
Yes, it’s so much easier to believe in the law of attraction when you also see some evidence and get some good results from it!!!

Thanks for reading, Jeannette, and for commenting!!

Pure Potential July 5, 2010 at 12:34 am

This comment was originally posted on my former blog on March 25, 2010 2:33 PM

Pure Potential said…
Exactly! When I began using LOA I focused on manifesting parking spaces and green lights. While I have included bigger manifestations now, I continue to use parking spaces and green lights as reminders of the process.
Mange tak for a wonderful post

Pernille Madsen July 5, 2010 at 12:34 am

This comment was originally posted on my former blog on March 26, 2010 12:10 AM

Pernille Madsen said…
Susan, you are very wise! I would have liked to know this wisdom when I first learned about LOA, and I’m surely recommending this approach to LOA beginners in the future.

Thanks for commenting!

Ellie Walsh July 5, 2010 at 12:35 am

This comment was originally posted on my former blog on March 27, 2010 11:08 PM

Ellie Walsh said…
Great Analogy! I became a good driver as I drove around and practiced…. I became/become a good manifester as I practice!

Pernille Madsen July 5, 2010 at 12:35 am

This comment was originally posted on my former blog on March 28, 2010 8:00 PM

Pernille Madsen said…
I totally agree, Ellie, it all comes with the practice.

Thanks for reading and for commenting!

Jesann July 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

This is an interesting analogy. I’m trying to figure out how to apply it to my LOA hits and misses though. My first driver’s training session was–at night, in the rain, during rush hour in Los Angeles. And I did just fine. There’s got to be a way to convert that into LOA skill!! :-)

Pernille Madsen July 20, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Jesann, woohoo for doing fine on your first driver’s training session!
I guess you had someone with you in the car who was an experienced driver?
It’s my experience that it’s much easier to build my LOA skills when I have an experienced teacher/coach/mentor by my side ;-)

alcachofa ampolletas May 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

Janette November 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Great metaphor, Pernille!! That makes so much sense. How funny (in hindsight LOL!) that I did almost exactly that – expected myself to be an expert overnight and completely transform my life in a heartbeat. Nuts! :-)

Pernille Madsen November 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm

It’s pretty nuts in hindsight, I totally agree.

And yet it seems to be what most of us deliberate creators do ;-)

Thank you for reading and commenting, Janette, it’s very much appreciated :-)

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