A Beginners Approach to the Law of Attraction
You can let life happen to you, or you can create the life you truly want to be living. The choice is yours, and yes it is a choice. One that requires effort, discipline and a plan. The Law of Attraction can be a frustrating thing but it doesn’t have to be. It’s always working whether you believe or not. I have found that most of the people who question its validity once tried to work it and failed. But you can attract a life of abundance.You can let life happen to you, or you can create the life you truly want to be living. Click To Tweet
The problem most people have when “trying out” the Law of Attraction is that they follow the very basic, Ask, Believe, Receive, motto. People saw the Secret featured on Oprah and thought they had found the easy ticket.
We live in what I call a microwave society. People want things instantly. They have grown very impatient and if results are not instantaneous, they jump ship.
Healthy eating and exercise are a prime example. A person will jump on board and start eating better and exercising. Usually, around the 10-day mark, they start to cave here and there on the eating. During week three they are not noticing big changes and simply throw their hands up and say, “Well I tried and this isn’t working”.
A return will always depend on the investment. Three weeks of good eating and exercise will not erase ten years of bad habits and laziness. Now if this person had stayed the course for say, 90 days, I’m guessing the results would start to speak for themselves. And by six months they would be indisputable.
New Year New You-Create the Life You Want to Live
How would you describe your 2017? Do you want 2018 to be equally as good, better, or drastically better? I am always a little sad when I see people going through the motions and just letting life happen to them. Trust me, I am not judging and I have been there. But wouldn’t it be so much better if you could script and create a better path for yourself?
But what amount of effort are you willing to put forth and for how long? Changing negative thinking patterns and habits that block good things from coming our way is not an overnight process. If you are new to the concept of the Law of Attraction the massive amount of information that’s available on the subject can be seriously intimidating.
But when you’ve only just heard about this “get what I desire” concept you might jump into it using some super specific technique that you happened to stumble upon, without a clue of what you’re actually dealing with.
Chances are high you won’t get the results you were hoping for, which will make you lose faith and decide that it’s probably not real or doesn’t work. Which, let’s be honest, would be a massive bummer, because learning to consciously shape your own reality is a key that unlocks many doors. The key that leads to a life of abundance and happiness over the long haul. I think it’s one of the most exciting and rewarding things I’ve ever worked on.learning to consciously shape your own reality is a key that unlocks many doors. Click To Tweet
Discipline Yourself to Stick With It
Yes, I said work. This process requires practice until we get it right. I still slide into negative thinking which derails my progress. Sometimes I question the process which delays the outcome. But I keep trying and the results are speaking for themselves.
As I look back over my life, I see times where I was successfully applying the Law of Attraction without even realizing it. And things were
good great. I can also clearly identify areas where I completely sabotaged myself and attracted nothing but negative circumstances.
So the question really should be, “If you have some power and say over what happens and occurs in your life, shouldn’t you use it?”
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But you can’t use what you don’t understand so I’m going to refer to Abraham Hicks definition of the Law because she is undoubtedly one of the greatest teachers on the subject. Her simplest explanation includes three laws all working together for our greater good. So pay attention if you want to start crafting the life of your dreams.
The Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction states: like attracts like. What we believe, think, and feel is what we attract into our reality. Every thought and emotion we have is like a magnet attracting more of the same into our experience, and our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions are the most powerful magnets.
This works in both directions. It doesn’t matter if a thought is positive or negative. If on the inside you constantly worry about failure, you will attract failure. If you are always thinking about new ideas or people, you will attract new ideas or people. Our outside reality is a reflection and result of what thoughts and emotions we have held in our head. Sometimes the results are immediate. But more often you get the results a few days or weeks later.Our outside reality is a reflection and result of what thoughts and emotions we have held in our head. Click To Tweet
This is the reason why worrying is so counterproductive. As long as we are thinking about something, we are setting in motion an attracting force that will bring this thing we are thinking about towards us, even if we are wishing it away. What we focus our attention on grows, even if it is negative. So don’t focus on what you don’t want, but what you do.
If for example, you want to be rich, you have to stop thinking about being broke and the piles of bills and start focusing your thoughts on being wealthy and financially free, because if you keep thinking about being poor, you will attract more poverty into your life. This is the reason behind the power of positive thinking, and let me tell you it will not be easy in the beginning.
It is difficult to imagine what is not yet true when circumstances remind us of the current state of things. You have to try your best to revert to child-like wonder and imagine life as you want it to be, not as it is.
The Law of Creation
The Law of Creation states that we create our reality primarily with our thoughts/emotions, not with our actions.This is why some people can work 50 hrs a week for years and never accumulate wealth. They follow the action but the thoughts and emotions surrounding money are negative. Actions are part of the world we are living in and we can’t expect life to just manifest out of thin air without anyone taking any action. But the mindset and intention behind our actions make all the difference.
Abraham Hicks breaks this down into two parts.
- The launching of the creation through thoughts/emotions
- The receiving of the creation of physical, mental or emotional form
To create, you must focus your mind on what it is that you wish to create and expect with unwavering faith that you will receive it. The Universe/Higher Power will then continue to present you the proper course of action to bring your creation towards you. If you pay close attention evidence will start showing itself in your day to day life. But make your choices out of joy, not fear. Your mindset and emotions will determine the results you get.
Emotions Control the Effectiveness of Your Actions. Intention Matters
People are not conditioned to believe this theory of creation so they often doubt the process, lose faith, and give up. If you allow yourself to doubt if your creation is on its way, you are launching another creation (of doubt and failure) in the opposite direction that will keep your creation away from you. It will then take longer for your initial creation to arrive, which triggers more doubt, which gives even more power to the opposing side thus blocking what you really want from possibly ever showing up.
We call this process manifesting. Your emotions, good or bad, will show up in physical ways in your life. The more you progress in mastering your thoughts the easier it will become to manifest your desires. This is why I strongly recommend affirmations. They help, really.
There are more than a dozen articles scattered throughout my site that use this positive thinking principle to reinforce good thought patterns.
When you focus on how good the good is, the good gets even better-Abraham Hicks
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