In his book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” Deepak Chopra writes: “The Law of Detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it. This doesn’t mean you give up the intention to create your desire. You don’t give up the intention, and you don’t give up the desire. You give up your attachment to the result.”
This is a key requirement in manifesting anything with the Law of Attraction, but few people understand why it’s so important, and even fewer people understand how to do it properly.
First let’s explore why this law is so important in manifesting your desires. As you probably know, the Law of Attraction is always responding to your dominant feelings on any given subject. If you are trying to attract money and abundance, you need to resonate on the frequency of money and abundance in order to allow it into your life.
When you feel abundant, you are allowing abundance. When you feel broke and unhappy, you are allowing more “brokeness” and unhappiness.
Consider for a moment the emotional qualities of attachment and detachment.
Attachment is clingy, needy, desperate and scarcity focused. Detachment is calm, relaxed and open.
When you cling to anything emotionally, you are radiating a signal to the universe that you do not have it and you really, really want it! Broadcasting a strong desire is good, but broadcasting scarcity is NOT good. It will block that thing from coming to you because you are not vibrationally aligned with receiving it.
When you deliberately let go of your attachment to money or anything else, you start communicating a signal of peace and well-being to the universe, and you start opening to receive it.
So, here’s the big question: HOW do you release your attachment to something, especially if you really need it badly?
One of the best techniques I’ve used is the habit of saying to myself over and over again, “Let go, let go, let go . . . it will come to me easily if I just let go. I turn this over to the universe now and trust that it will come to me with perfect timing.”
It does take practice to really get comfortable with the technique, but it works wonders if you keep saying it!
It’s especially important to say this whenever you start to feel tense and worried that your desire might not be granted. For example, when you experience a strong need for money and it seems like no money is coming – shake yourself out of that worried, anxious state of mind and repeat the above affirmation until you feel more relaxed again. Later, if the anxiety comes back, say it again . . . and again . . . and again!
Keep repeating this technique as many times as you have to until you start to feel more comfortable with detachment.
It does get easier if you keep working at it!
Remember, you don’t have to give up your intention or your desire. In fact, the stronger your intention and desire are, the faster your desires will manifest.
However, be sure you are laying your desires and intentions on a foundation of joy, gratitude, and optimism – knowing and trusting completely that they WILL be yours. Never express worry, doubt, or impatience about them because doing so will only delay their arrival.
Trust, believe, KNOW that they are coming, and do what you can to keep letting go and feeling good in the meantime.