What is the Law of Attraction?
The Law Of Attraction at its very basic level states that everything is created by thought and that thought attracts to itself physical things, people, situations and circumstances. Your thoughts are attracting these things in this very moment. So, we attract whatever we choose to give our attention to – whether wanted or unwanted.
Most of the time, we attract by ‘default’ rather than by deliberate choice. We just sort of go through our day, focusing on problems that need to be solved or on things that did not feel good nor seem right. In so doing, we are actually creating more problems, more of what does not feel good and more of what does not seem right.
The Law of Attraction and You
Think of yourself as a huge magnet. The kind that pulls metal to itself from afar off. It doesn’t “try” to attract, it simply does attract. It is the same way for us. Whether or not we are trying to attract, we ARE doing so all the time. (Except when we are asleep.) And we attract the likeness of what we think about. If we are thinking about a lack of something, we are attracting more lack (scarcity). If we are thinking about something we love, we are attracting more of what we love and enjoy. I know it sounds incredibly simple, and it is.
As humans, we are actually very powerful attractors and we can use this wonderful power to attract more of what we want in life-simply by paying attention to where we place our thoughts and desires.
An old proverb just came to my mind: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” It’s interesting that the writer of this proverb says “thinks in his heart” because most of the time, we think that we think with our mind. However, it is truly from the heart where we do our thinking, our believing, our ‘ vibrating.’
And as Buddha said, “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
To go outside of religious figures, Ted Danson said: “To be successful, you have to be willing to be successful. You have to believe in the law of attraction – that you create your own life.”
How Can You Use the Law of Attraction Intentionally?
It is from the heart that we attract. Picture your heart as a powerful magnet. The heart is the ‘ vibrator’ of all signals that attract.
Think of a radio. It has many different stations. To tune into a station you dial a specific frequency. As soon as we turn our attention to something (dialed its frequency) it begins its journey to us.
To be rid of something you do not want in your life, simply tune in to a different vibration (frequency or radio station)–to something that you do want.
How to Deliberately Attract What You Want Using the Law of Attraction
1. Get very clear about what you want, in no uncertain terms. Know what you want, in great detail. Visualize it and be really specific. SEE yourself as already having what you want. Open yourself to the idea that you’ve already got it. Start to behave as if it is already true.
2. Raise your vibration until it matches what you want. Stay positive and don’t do or say anything that would stand in the way of getting what you want. So if you’re trying to shed a few pounds, for example, don’t call yourself fat and don’t say “I need to lose weight.” Instead, tell yourself you are healthy and strong and getting better every day. Keep your energy positive and turn away from anything negative. (Obviously, I don’t mean that you should not visit your doctor or pay your bills or do the things you need to do as an adult in our society – I just mean keep your energy as positive as you can. I find that if I can stay positive for more than half of the time, I’m able to manifest eventually. But the more positive I can stay, the faster it goes.)
3. Allow what you want to come to you. Be open to receiving what you want and EXPECT to receive it.
4. Watch for signs and opportunities. You can’t just lay in bed all day and make stuff happen. So when you see an opportunity or you feel inspired to take action – do it! I like to call that inspired action.
Understanding Your Vibrations and the Law of Attraction
We have the opportunity to gain clarity in knowing precisely what we want, through the many ‘contrasts’ that life offers us. The key to successfully using contrast is to observe it briefly and use it to help you decided what you do want. This takes a little practice since our habit is to talk about, tell others about and focus on what we did not like.
The Law of Attraction can be used to ensure that you are always in vibrational harmony with the people, situations, and things you are attracting into your life. If you plot your vibration on a scale that measures from 1-100, with 100 being the highest calibration, you are currently attracting other people into your life that match your score on this scale. In other words, if your vibration measures 75 on this scale and a person in your life measures closely to that, you are a close vibrational match. It is also important to realize that if your vibration measures 30 on this scale, you are a close match to another person whose vibration is at 30.
Your feelings always tell you if you are in vibrational harmony with another person. When you meet someone who is offering a significantly lower vibration than yours, you often feel dragged down by that person, i.e. the experience just doesn’t feel good. On the other hand, when you are with someone who vibrates closely to your score, it feels good to be with them. You are in vibrational harmony with that person. Suppose you are the one with the much lower vibration. If you experience a person with a significantly higher vibration, you may feel uplifted and raise your vibe to match theirs, or you may feel uncomfortable being around them. In short, the distance between your score and the score of another person, equals the extent to which it doesn’t feel good. We call that resistance. The greater difference in the scores, the greater resistance there is.
Dealing with a Negative Person When You’re Trying to Stay Positive
Here’s a great tool to help you next time you experience a negative person in your life. While you are having a conversation with that person; perhaps listening to them describe (in great detail) what they don’t want and how negative their life is, ask them the following question: “So, what do you want? How would you like it to be different?” In their response, they will stop talking about what they don’t want, and start talking about what they do want. In that very moment, their vibration will shift and they’ll start raising their vibration to match yours.
Remember too, people treat you the way you allow them. In Law of Attraction, this means that you can set your vibrational boundaries so that you will only participate in and maintain positive conversations. Feeding into somebody’s negative conversation will bring your vibration down. Decide today to maintain your high vibration and stop feeding into other people’s negative vibes. This will go a long way to maintaining your high, positive vibration, which will in turn, attract other people with high, positive vibrations into your life.
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