Have you ever heard the phrase "Suffering is optional"? Or been told that you can have and create wonderful things without struggling to get them? That life can be all ease and grace even while you're learning new things? That you don't have to work hard for what you want, you just have to allow it?
Those are common themes in self-help materials, especially those focused towards the Law of Attraction and energy/vibration. I've read and heard those types of things for YEARS. And while part of me has said "Oh yes, that makes perfect sense!" another part of me has crossed her arms and said "Bull S#%t".