Merely affirming a desire is often not enough to surmount the contradiction carried within the mind, the cellular memory. The blockage must often times be released from its root source. This is the reason why positive thinking and the attempt at affirmations is sometimes not productive. There is a contradiction between belief and desire—usually buried too deep to recognize on a conscious level—that exists and prevents manifestation. The root cause must be recognized and released so a new consistent alignment may be reached.