Is desire enough?

This week's question from my portal The Neagle Code: Directions for Life comes from an individual who wishes to remain anonymous.


Through law of attraction coaching, I've discovered some key beliefs about feeling that life is hard – and that you have to work to deserve anything you get. Is this what is in the way with regards to my resistance to receiving/allowing? I find myself not wanting to trust in receiving so as to not be disappointed later.


This question can be answered by looking at the Truths found in the exact law you mentioned in your question, The Law of Attraction. What most people don’t realize is that this Law has TWO important components. One is “desire” and the other is “expectation”.

You see, desire without expectation is useless wishing or dreaming, and wastes mental energy.

According to Raymond Holliwell, in his book, Working with the Law, desire and expectation are mental attitudes that represent lines of attractive force. Desire embraces a positive process of attraction. The Law states that you cannot long or yearn for something unless it already exists, and “desire” is the motive power for calling it forth.

So, let’s look at how this works with your situation. You desire something, but have a belief that you can’t have what you want unless you work hard or you’ve “paid your dues”. This belief gets in the way of the second step to the Law of Attraction, expectation. You desire something, but you don’t really expect to receive it because it’s not in line with your belief that life has to be hard.

A perfect example of what you’re experiencing again comes from Raymond Holliwell. He states, “Expectation is an active form of attention with intensity. It may be likened to the actions of a cat that waits patiently at the mouse hole. The cat expects to catch his prize at any moment; he expects to get the mouse because he believes he will get it eventually. If the cat did not believe and expect to catch the mouse, his interest and attention would lack intensity, and his energies would not be called forth. When you believe in the probability of success in your undertaking, you experience an intense interest in your work. This interest is strengthened with expectation and anticipation.”

Unfortunately, I see the opposite of this example with many entrepreneurs.

They desire financial success, to leave a legacy, to build a strong and reputable business, so they build a website, hire a team, learn from the best how to market, brand, and sell; but either consciously or subconsciously, they have a belief that they are not worthy to receive, that life must be hard, or that they will have to give up something dear to them to receive.

This results in paralysis.

They know what they NEED to do, but they can’t seem to make themselves do it, or if they do go through the motions, they lack the intensity of expectation, and they’re results fall short of what they desired.

This is a perfect example of a breakdown in manifestation. They, like you, have a desire, but they don’t truly expect the results.

You must reframe your beliefs about receiving to truly EXPECT the results you DESIRE.

“Just Believe”,

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  1. Hi David: It is 10 am here so good morning! Yes absolutely expectation brings “GREAT emotions” to the desire and puts you in a better place to feel what will happen with your desire. Last night I have been chatting with a person with¨”desires” and absolutely “not big expectations” It´s like he was absolutely convinced all was in his way so that he does not deserve what he “desires” The subject is absoluetly very interesting. Most of the persons that “desire” something have the conflict they do not deserve to have it. Still they are not aware of this exactly as it is. So conclusion many say the Law is Attraction is not working. My comment is it is not about the law it is about there commitment to their real desire!
    Have a great week end.

    Esther Coronel de Iberkleid
    Life Learning Experiences Coaching

  2. My question is: When you have the desire you fourth and expect it to happen and nothing happens over and over again. What are you doing wrong?

    • What is it you want Shari? What actions are you taking that will bring you closer to that reality? Saying you want something is a step, but actually doing something about it brings that into your awareness. What you resist persists they say; look closely at what you are resisting and the answer to your question will be there. Keep me posted on your progress.

  3. Brilliant article David.

    Perhaps this could be the missing key, and why so many people say the LoA doesn’t work. If they don’t “expect” it to work, it never is going too.
    Thank you for this wonderful article.

    • Exactly Vanessa. All too often we fall in love with the power of the Law of Attraction, but fail to realize that in order for it to work a firm and direct decision must proceed it. You also need swift and steady action moving forward. That is where many fall short..

  4. I went back though my emails to find this blog today. As my world as I know it is crashing around me I read what you wrote to me on Aug 30. What is it that I want. I want to be in business without my father-in-law. That happen this morning. He pulled the plug from us. I got what I asked for. Now I just have to trust the money will come to me to start my own business. I know I have to do my part and let the universe do it’s part.

    • Hi Shari,

      Another important step of manifesting your desires is to seek council from those who have already achieved what you want.

      Find mentors or a coach in the area of business you want to get into and learn what made them successful

      • Couldn’t agree more Sean. Every coach has a coach; someone who pushes them to move forward and sees the things that we may not immediately see ourselves. It’s not just enough to have a coach though; you have to be willing to listen and take action on what is given by way of that council. Sometimes it is easier said than done…but what a gift when it all comes together! Appreciate the post.

    • Great Shari! You got what you asked for…the next step is already known inside of you. Take action and report back to me on your progress. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.