Inspired Action vs. Efforting: efforting

Welcome to Love Your Life + Law of Attraction.

Today we’re going to talk about the very real difference between a magical vs. manual approach to living.

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn…

  • How to do life differently if you’ve been efforting your way upstream
  • 5 questions you can ask to know if you’ve been taking a manual or magical approach to living
  • What Abraham says about your grit and determination
  • 3 essential things you need to know to shift from manual to magical
  • Why you may want to change your belief in struggle and sacrifice
  • The downside of wearing your struggle like a badge of honor
  • Why forced action isn’t efficient and always involves friction
  • The power that comes from letting go and relaxing


“Trying is your indication that you are not going with the flow. You work so hard. You try to use your effort and your action and your hours and your hard work and your stamina and your grit and your determination to cover up energy that’s misaligned. Cut it out! Focus upon the energy first.” —Abraham

“Effort is not your friend. Effort is what you do when you don’t believe. Trying is your indication that you’re not going with the flow.” —Abraham

“Most people do not expect their path to great abundance to be one of ease and of joy. They have been taught that struggle and hardship and sacrifice are requirements that must be met before the reward of great abundance can be realized. Most do not understand that the very struggle they deliberately involve themselves in, in their quest for success and advantage, actually works against them.” —Abraham

“There are a lot of people who want to bang their life into position through action. We want you to relax your life into action through thought.” —Abraham

“As you begin to feel freer regarding the expenditure of time and money, doors will open, people will come to assist you, refreshing and productive ideas will occur to you and circumstances and events will unfold. As you change the way you feel, you access the energy that creates worlds.” —Abraham

“Most people have a hard time delegating, or even wanting to delegate, because you have been justifying your existence through your hard work, and you equate success with struggle; you equate results with struggle. And so, you sort of wear your struggle like a badge of honor. And all of that is opposite of allowing the Well-Being. So if you are setting standards and you’re feeling uncomfortable about the standards that you’ve set, tweak the standards back a little bit. Ratchet it back a notch. Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more. All is well.” —Abraham

“Your work is to go forth into this physical environment looking for things that are a vibrational match to joy, connecting to Source Energy, and then following with the inspired action.” —Abraham

“The more you effort the more you are holding yourself in a vibration that doesn’t let what you want come because you’ve already identified ‘it’s big and it’s difficult and therefore I must try.’ And the very trying holds you in resistance to the ease that is natural.” —Abraham

“The rule of thumb is, you never take action when there is negative emotion within you because it will always be counterproductive. Always talk to yourself until you feel better and then follow the inspired action that comes from that open valve.” —Abraham

“Everything that you want is coming. Just relax and let the Universe pick the timing and the way. You just trust that it is coming and watch how fast it comes.” —Abraham

“It’s not about action. It’s about vibrational alignment.” —Abraham

“Most rarely align with their true power because it seems illogical to them that there is power in relaxation, in letting go, or in love or joy or bliss. We want you to breathe rather than try, to relax rather than offer effort, to smile rather than struggle, to be rather than do.” —Abraham


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