Why Aren’t Things Moving Fast Enough?

Dec 17, 2016 | Prosperity


Why is that thing you want really slow in coming? Why does everyone seem to get things faster than you do? Why is it that this one big thing won’t arrive!?

Some things really do take more time than we hope they will in an ideal world.

But, more often than not, I see stalled creative projects sitting in people’s drawers. I see them in art studios. I hear about them.

I’m asked often to help make things move again with Feng Shui.

And, I’ve noticed one thing has happened in all those creatively stalled homes and lives. It’s a very similar reason shared by many, the reason why the creative blocks happened in the first place.

It’s a habit that has held me back for so long in the past that it’s crazy to think back on it all.  Luckily, breaking the habit takes nothing more than a shift in focus.  


It goes something like this:

You really want something. You go after it, and at first, it doesn’t come instantly. So, in frustration, you try harder. Then you back off because it’s just not going forward. And, then, you start again, because you’re not a quitter…

Soon, in that cycle of stopping and starting, the lack of something you want becomes the focus. 

The lack of success, the lack of that dream mate, the lack of money, the lack of anything becomes the focus.

Where is it?! When is it coming?!

It soon becomes the thing that gets talked about with friends, worried about, researched in self-help books, watched in YouTube videos…

There’s an old saying, “Whatever you focus on will grow.”

Well, it’s pretty magnificent how much this holds true.

Even when you’re focusing on lack.

Lack becomes a habit.

We get fixated on lack as thought we’re going to be free of it if we focus on it hard enough.

I have done this so many times.

In fact, I know when I’m doing it now, still.

It’s when I start thinking too much and everything feels very complicated and very much slowed down, sometimes to a grinding halt.

get rid of clutter and create opportunities

Even when you get some of the money, the success, the love, the creative advancement or anything else you desire, if you’ve practiced the idea of lacking this stuff for a long time, you’ll likely feel like nothing is ever enough.

The wonderful partner who arrives won’t be quite the right person from your dream list even though so wonderful, the money won’t be enough because somehow all kinds of expenses or new desires crop up that make the feeling of lack continue, and the creative success you dreamed about will seem so small in comparison to all you now feel you still lack.


I’m sure you’ve heard of people with lots of financial issues winning the lottery and becoming more poor than ever before within a span of years- or even months!

Their focus in life never shifted from the financial problems they endured for so long.  It was such a practiced thought that it kept creating itself, even in the midst of piles of money pouring in.

If you’ve practiced your focus on lack, that lack grows to be very real and long-lasting.

And, also, easy to change!!!

What are you practicing? 

Every day, we can very easily practice the emotions/ thoughts/words involved in not having enough and not being enough and not being worthy of enough.  It’s a habit, just like eating too much sugar or having too much coffee or doing anything other habit that holds us back from feeling fantastic.

We can also choose every day to practice being enough, feeling fantastic, seeing abundance everywhere, living in the awesomeness of the moment and creating for the joy of creating, despite the fact that everything hasn’t arrived in our hands just yet.   

Watch where your attention goes. 

When anything is stuck or slow in moving,  clear space around it. 

clear clutter to be more creative

Clear away negative thoughts.  Clear confusion or disorganization.  Clear worry.  Clear your focus on what’s not coming or what hasn’t arrived.  Clear the actual clutter of papers, the mess of emails, the dust, the static.

Break up with the obsessive thoughts about what you don’t have yet.

Open things up to the flow again by engaging in life with renewed love for the process of creativity.

Fall in love with the making and living and experiencing of all that you have right now, and all the envisioning of everything that you want.

Create a space free of clutter and free of obstacles.  Create an environment that reinforces your feelings of abundance, peace and calm.

Idea: Take a minute or two today to close your eyes or grab a journal in a quiet place and list out all that you have.  I bet you’ll get tired of listing because you have so much!

That’s your new focus: all that you have.

And your new actions are: connected to your heart, rooted in meaning, creatively joyful and totally inspired.

Anything in the way of your creative magic has overstayed it’s welcome and can hit the recycling bin!

Clear all that life clutter and you will soar!



P.S.: If you want to really immerse yourself in the light of joy so much more, my favorite Feng Shui and cutting-edge energy-shifting tools that I use almost every day are HERE for you in the Joy Immersion: 30 Day Negativity Detox! 


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  1. Dana

    Dana, you are so right. This was brilliantly put, focusing on the lack holds you back…. you are so unbelievably right. Thank you!

    • danaclaudat

      happy holidays to you and the whole family!!! xoxo


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