Living by The Law of Attraction
Today as I was scrolling through my Facebook, I noticed a post that was getting a lot of attention. The post was a link to an article that was somewhat controversial and extremely (in my opinion) negative. There was a lot of discussion about the article that was uncomfortable and just as negative and I started to make a comment myself, but decided to think about it for a while.
So many times in our lives, we blame other people for the situations that we find ourselves in because we don't see how our thought patterns have created the situations that we are living.
Mother Teresa once said "I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there." I think that says perfectly what I'm wanting to express in this post. We have to see things the way we want them to be and stop concentrating on the way things are. The article that I read from the Facebook link was basically a complaint...a complaint that said if everyone else would just do, be and say what I want them to, then my life would be ok, but it just doesn't work that way. Other people are rarely going to behave in a way that purposely makes you happy. We as humans are very self serving because that's our nature and it will never change. If we use that selfishness to truly make ourselves happy, then we are doing what we should because when we are truly happy, that is best for everyone around us. It is not selfish to love yourself enough to do what makes you happy. So many of the problems in this world are caused because people don't like who they are and they have no idea how to love or like other people because they don't know how to like themselves.
I believe in the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction states that "the attractive, magnetic power of the Universe draws similar energies together. It manifests through the power of creation, everywhere and in many ways. Even the law of gravity is part of the law of attraction This law attracts thoughts, ideas, people, situations and circumstance".
In other words, you get what you think about. I didn't know how to state all of that in a short Facebook response, but what I wanted to say was "quit being so negative". When we think and talk about all of the things that we don't want, all of the things that are going wrong and all of the things that we are unhappy about, the Law of Attraction just brings more of that to us. When we think, talk about, and imagine things the way we want them to be, then the Law of Attraction brings more of that to us. Think about that in terms of your own life. How many times have things been going badly and you've been so negative and depressed and upset and you just get more of the same? I remember times when I've been having a bad day and I've "had a little pep talk with myself". I other words, I decided to concentrate on the fact that I'm very blessed and that things aren't nearly as bad as I've been making them out to be, and all of a sudden, I feel better and things start to improve. That is the Law of Attraction at work. I realize that I'm making all of this seem very simple, and that there are times when this is easy and times when it is very very hard, but the Law is always the same. You get more of what you are thinking about. It's all about emotions. You know when you feel bad and you know when you feel good. The trick is to figure out how to make yourself feel better when you're not feeling so good.
One way to do this is through meditation. I know...I've talked about meditation so much, but when you give your mind a chance to stop thoughts, then your true nature... call it what you want, the God force, spirit, energy, has a chance to speak to you.
Another way to do this is to decide to think about something that makes you feel good. I sometimes take myself to the beach in my mind and feel the wind on my face and hear the sound of the waves, or even just take a minute to go outside and listen to the birds or go to a yoga class. The point is to stop thinking about the thing that you don't like or the thing that is making you feel unhappy, sad, mad, etc. At times, you have to take baby steps because the problem is hard and your habitual thought patterns take over, but with practice you can change this.
A visionary is a person who thinks about the future with imagination or wisdom. In your own life, try as often as possible to be a visionary, to see your life the way you want it to be because...you really do create your own reality.
The Universe is always responding to your vibration (or your emotion), and it isn't possible to purely desire something while feeling bad about it. The lesson here is to watch how you feel and your thoughts are a reflection of that!
I wonder what kind of a response I would have gotten if I had put all of that on Facebook!?
I'm sharing all of this because I've found it to be true in my own life and I hope it serves in some way to help you. Just seems right here to say "Namaste"!
Have a great day!