The Law of Attraction
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WHAT IS LAW OF ATTRACTION?
The law of attraction is... "the study and practice of the law of attraction is figuring out what will help you generate the feelings of having it now." Sounds good, but what the heck is that suppose to mean?
This article will discuss how people can change their lives by simply changing their thought process. Whether you agree with this or not, the statement, “ As a man thinketh, so is he,” comes to mind.
I have to give credit for this article to a movie I watched on You Tube, called “The Secret,” from Gravitas Ventures, a Prime Time Productions, hosted by philosopher Robert Proctor.
When I was a young, impetuous teenager, I did not hang around many people who were happy with their lives. I associated with people that had a troubled past. While I never got caught, I did some things that I am not proud of doing. When my father died at the age of 51, I remember my mother holding my twin brother and I in her arms, crying, telling us something I will never forget... “it's the three of us against the world.”
Not the most positive statement a mother can say to her small children. However, growing up my mother tried her best to instill confidence, empathy, and self esteem, yet at times undermining her words of encouragement with her own lack of confidence and defeated attitude. When my brother and I would go to church camp, my mother would write letters beginning with, “This is a three D day, dreary, dark and depressing” which eventually progressed to a... “five D day, dreary, dark, damp, dismal and depressing.”
As an adult she said that to me, and I had to respond to her negative attitude. I said, “Mom, can you think of something positive to say?” to which she thought a bit and said, “Well, it’s not raining!”
Growing up I did not claim to have a lot of good friends. If I was not with my girlfriend, who became my number one confidence booster and later my wife, I didn’t associate with many students in high school. Those I did associate with, for the most part, did not possess the most positive influence. Consequently, I did not have a positive outlook of myself because of who I was associating with.
I wish I knew then, what I know now.
Instead of clinging on to my negative attitude, I eventually made myself shed the negativity of life and tried to focus on the positive. A “fake it until you make it” attitude; be kind, help people, lead by example, not by excuse. But there was something missing, and that was genuinely sharing my positivity with other people. But how could I share something I didn’t really believe in all the time? I had to change my attitude about the way I really thought about life and other people.
The primary focus of The Secret in the Law of Attraction basically states that you attract the dominate thoughts that you are holding in your mind. If you think about it, everything that is coming into your life, things you are thinking about, and the image you put into your thoughts, you are attracting into your life.
Many people think about what they don’t want, over and over again, such as: “ I don’t have any friends,” “I can’t do that,"or "I’m not smart or good enough." In reality, the Law of Attraction will give you what you think about. It will give you what ever you say and focus on the most.
Instead of focusing on what you did not want, focus on what you do want. You attract the dominant thoughts that you are holding in your awareness whether good or bad. You draw everything to yourself by the words you speak and the actions you take.
It has been proven scientifically that the affirmation thought is much more powerful than a negative thought. But, do not expect things to change overnight. There is a time delay for all your thoughts did not come instantly. A person can reassess their choices to create positive thoughts and actions. Our feelings let us know what we are thinking, and thoughts are
your feelings. And, your feelings let you know what you are attracting. So, when you celebrate a good feeling, you attract good feelings. Everything you think or feel is actually creating your future. You get what you are feeling about, not what you are thinking about.
OK, how is this supposed to work?
We are part of the universe, and the universe was created by God, or the Creator. First, you need to let the universe, again created by God and is part of God, know what you want. Write it down and explain how you want your life to be. Next, you need to believe that it is already yours and have unwavering faith.
Faith is believing in the unseen. You may not be able to see how it is going to manifest into your life. You don’t need to know how it is going to come about, but it will be shown to you. The problem is, when you don’t see what had been requested, we become doubtful and disappointed. This needs to be replaced with a feeling of unwavering faith.
As stated in The Secret, "I know what I know, like I know, it is on its way.” Now it is time to receive. Begin to feel wonderful about it. Sincerely feel the way you will feel once it arrives. It is important to feel happy about what it is you are wanting. When that little voice in the back of your head nudges you, act on it. You can start with nothing and out of nothing, and out of no way, a way will be made. However, if you intellectually believe in something but do not have the corresponding feelings to support it, you don’t have enough power to manifest what you wanted.
In order for this to happen you need to take the first step in faith. Martin Luther King once said, “You don’t have to see the staircase, just take the first step.”
You provide the feelings of having it now, the universe will respond. Whatever your circumstance right now, that is your current reality and current reality will begin to change as a result of your unwavering faith. If you want to change your circumstance, you must first change your thinking. You see, the law of attraction is always obedient to your thoughts and feelings. We all live with the residuals of the thoughts and actions of the past. When you look at your current negative situation and define yourself like that, you doom yourself to stay in the same negativity.
Buddha in his teachings, said, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”
If you are feeling you need to change the way you think or to turn your life around, the first thing you need to do is to have and show gratitude for the good things in your life. Make a list of things you are grateful for daily, and it will shift what you are thinking and feeling.
The motto here would be what you think about, and thank about, we bring about. When you start feeling differently about what you already have, you will start to attract more of the good things, increasing more things you can be grateful for.
The second thing is to visualize what it is you want your life to be. Only think about the end result. The mind cannot distinguish the difference if you are mentally or physically doing something. You should put yourself in a feeling place of really having what you want, mentally feel the joy and happiness you want to have.
Alexander Graham Bell is quoted as saying, “What this power is I cannot say, all I know is that it exists.” Our job is not to figure how to figure out the how, the how will show up through the belief and commitment of the what.
Make it a habit to use the law of attraction and magic will happen wherever you go.
However, some people will read this and get really excited. Unfortunately, sometimes the results are not showing, when just beneath the surface, it’s just about to break through. But when you look at the surface results and say, “This isn’t working,” the universe says, “Your wish is my command,” and it won’t work.
I feel imagination is everything. To me, as Albert Einstein is credited for saying, “it is a preview of life’s coming attractions." Decide what you want, believe you have it, believe you deserve it, and believe it is possible for you. Close your eyes for several minutes every day and visualize what you already want and the feelings of already having it. Then, focus on what you are grateful for, then let it go and let the universe figure out how and manifest it.
When you have a voice and a vision on the inside become more profound, more clear, and loved than the opinions on the outside, you have mastered your life.
So, what are you choosing to do now?
When you focus on what you want, what you don’t want falls away. You realize you are the designer of your destiny. You write your story. You have the pen. It is in your hands, and the outcome is whatever you choose. The power within you is greater than the power that is in the world. Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or your can’t, either way you are right.”
Every single “I’m not good enough" or “I’m not rich enough to do that..." (the list goes on and on) is a creation of your thought process.
I thought this would be a fitting quote to close with by author Robert Gollier, “All power comes from within and is therefore under our own control.”
So, what are you choosing to do now? I hope you realize the power within you is greater than the power that is within the world. Your purpose in life is what you say it is and is the mission you give to yourself. If you want joy, do things that will give you joy because inner happiness is the fuel for success.
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