What is the Law of Attraction?
Imagine if having your heart's desire was as simple as wishing for it to happen. According to the Law of Attraction, it is. Made popular by the 2006 film and bestselling book, called The Secret, this spiritual philosophy hit the media spotlight in the Noughties, with US television host Oprah Winfrey devoting two episodes of her talk show to it. But the idea actually dates back to the spiritual New Thought Movement of the early 20th century. Based on the principle that positivity attracts more positivity, and negativity attracts negativity, it claims to be a method through which you can, literally, think your way to success.
The Law of Attraction says that your thoughts create your reality. Sounds complicated, but it simply means that the thoughts you have can become your experience of life. So if you dwell on negative thoughts, such as:
'I can't get that job'
'I'm not worthy of love'
'I'll never have a family'
This becomes how other people perceive you, how you see yourself and so, eventually, becomes your reality. Equally, according to the Law of Attraction, like attracts like, so if you constantly think about how everything might go wrong in your life or that bad things, like illness, accidents or misfortune could happen - you may be attracting them. This is a controversial viewpoint for some people but spiritual ideas are often meant to be challenging.
Make it work for you
To work with the Law of Attraction, you need to believe good things will happen. But it's a step further than just positive thinking. Some spiritual teachers call it 'conscious creating'. You have to change your old negative beliefs, breaking away from thought patterns that hold you back from achieving success. But you are not just 'hoping' for the best to happen but you are wholeheartedly 'expecting' it to become reality. This is the tricky part. For the Law of Attraction to work, you have to believe you deserve success, which can be difficult for some people. It requires a total shift in your mindset from limiting your scope to revealing the limitless possibilities open to you.
So instead of thinking:
'I'm never going to achieve anything.' A person following the Law of Attraction would think: 'I expect to achieve y and z. Today I'm going to do X to start my path towards this goal.'
Old thinking: 'I'm worried I will become ill'
Law of Attraction: 'My health is good. I will continue to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly'
Old thinking: 'I'll never have enough money'
Law of Attraction: 'I expect money to flow into my life. I will be a success in my work and earn more money'
Old thinking: 'I'm not as successful as my friends'
Law of Attraction: 'My friends respect and care about me. Who has the most money or a better job is irrelevant to a true friendship'
Be a magnet for Success with the Law of Attraction
Focus on what you want
The more you focus on your goal, the more real it will become. So if you want to increase your confidence: behave as if you are confident. If you want a particular promotion: start thinking about what you would do in the role. By believing that you will achieve your goal, the Law of Attraction says you will draw this positive outcome to you and make it real.
Forget your fears
This is not an invitation to behave recklessly, rather it means you should stop thinking about all those niggling, pointless worries that people tend to obsess over.
*Your pet is in perfect health but you know she'll get sick in the future and it's something you worry about constantly.
*Your work colleague has always been polite but you worry she secretly dislikes you.
*No mention has been made of redundancies at work, but you can't stop worrying that it could happen to you.
Stop thinking negative thoughts! Negativity attracts more negativity. In examples like the ones above, negative thinking is pointless and damaging. The Law of Attraction tells us to focus on the positives in each situation and the negatives will fall away.
Even if you feel as if life is giving you a rough ride at the moment, don't dwell on disappointments and setbacks. Deal with practical problems quickly then move on. Focus on imagining your life as you would like it to be. Take ten minutes at the end of each day to visualise yourself living your dream life. By doing this, you are consciously creating happiness in your mind. The Law of Attraction states that when you think and believe in your ideal life, it will become much more likely to happen in reality.
WANT TO ATTRACT A PERFECT LIFE?
How to make a vision Board
Vision boards are a way to attract good things into your life. Here is how to create one and then supercharge it with spiritual energy to make your dreams come true.
Before you start, think about why you want to make a vision board. Perhaps you want to manifest something specific, like a new job, or maybe you have been having a hard time lately and want to attract more luck into your life?
Choose the above option (Image) if there are several specific things you want to manifest – for example a new home in a particular area?
Write affirmations on your board that sum up your goals?
Now you have decided what you want to put on it. Use your intuition as a guide, cut out uplifting imagesfrom magazines; internet or pick photos you have taken that represent yourwishes. If any important phrases come tomind, write them down on scraps of paper to add to your board too.
For the board:- You willneed a large (A3) piece of stiff card. You can shape it as a hexagon, circle or just into sections -You can use North, South, East and West or Air, wind, Earth and fire or the Angels whatever you feel you are drawn to as a guide. Make the middle your desires or wishes.
If you input vision boards into google images there is a wide selection for your to browse to give you an idea.
Decorate it how you like with whatever you are drawn to and once dried if you have used paints etc. Play around with your words, pictures and images you have chosen. Feel comfortable where you want to place them.
NOTE:- When creating a vision board you need to feel that the things you want to manifest are already real. So picture yourself living in your new home for example as you assemble the board. Or by driving that new car whatever it is visualise your intents and having it.
During a new moon phrase –Thursdays are the best day of summoning wishes. Make sure your house is quiet with no interruptions while your making your board.
Enjoy and have fun and mostof create the future you wish for. xxxxx
January 1 is the most important day of the year for me. That day I set aside to reflect on what I’ve accomplished the previous year and decide what I want to do in the coming year. It’s a day of contemplation and reflection, but it’s more than that. It’s also a day of commitment to action for what I decide to do on January 1 determines my path for the next twelve months. I’d like to share with you the goal setting process that I have developed and hope it is a value to you.
Setting the Stage:
Sit quietly with you diary or journal and you have to do is to signal your subconscious that an important event or events are to take place this year.
Close your eyes or keep them open, whatever works for you, but wait until you reach a calm, detached place before proceeding. In this calm state ask your higher self, “What are 10 things I’d like to do this year” When the answers start coming pick up the journal and write them down.
When no more items come easily to your mind, regardless of the number, stop writing. Force nothing. Now look at what you have written. Are there any patterns? Is anything or anyone conspicuously absent. Decide which items are your top 5 priorities for the year. Maybe you will be able to do all 10 but prioritizing is good practice so that we learn to focus and not spread ourselves too thin.
Examining your 5 priorities make a list of what pushes you forward to get them, the driving forces, and what holds you back, the restraining forces. The greater our driving forces and the lesser our restraining forces, the better our chance of getting our goal. Determine how much energy you will put into increasing your driving forces and decreasing your restraining forces. If your restraining forces are the greater, you may wish to consider dropping that goal and focusing on another one. Having unrealistic goals is one of the ways we sabotage ourselves in life.
Examine your goals to make sure they are within your power to make happen and that they are concrete and specific. This step will help you to eliminate goals like “I want to win the lottery” and “I want my family to be happy.” The first goal is not within your power and the second goal is not concrete and specific. Instead of saying, “I want my family to be happy”, you could say, “I will devote one hour daily to do whatever my son or daughter would like to do.” This is just an example you may have other goals you wish to pursue.
Develop action plans consisting of several steps that will move you from where you are now to your goal. Give yourself a date to start and a date to accomplish your goal. This step is your commitment to action. Lists will not get your goal only action will do that. Starting is the hard part. Once you have accomplished a few steps you will gain momentum and it’s easier to reach your goal than not to reach it.
Close your eyes and visualize yourself getting your goals. Practice this visualization every day. You can even write down your desires and wishes via a dream board. Why not get creative and draw a vision board. (More on this in the next blog). Let’s hedge our bets and do both the visualization and the practical steps of our action plan. Who knows maybe we’ll improve 47% that way.
Save your goal list and after you have written your goals for this year, take a look back at this year’s list and see how many goals you accomplished. You will be incredibly and pleasantly surprised.
Blessings Debbie x