Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Law of Attraction

This is something that I live everyday and every moment of my life; actually we all do but most of us are not aware of it. I am one of those who are not only aware of it but also use it to advantage day in and day out. Yes, this powerful tool of living life is known as the Law of Attraction. This is a Universal Law that operates as infallibly as the Law of Gravity does.

What is this Law of Attraction? I am sure most of you have heard of it. And some of you must be aware of it in your lives. Some others like me must be practicing it consciously. In simple words, this Law states that like attracts like. Yes, it does seem to oppose the law of our physical world that says Opposites attract, but don’t you think that like minded people also attract each other. People with similar interests do gravitate towards each other. According to this law, each one of us attracts the circumstances, situations, and people into our lives. Do you agree with this statement?

This effectively means that each one of us is responsible for all the circumstances, situations, and people in our lives since we have attracted them. This also means that we can not blame anyone else for the circumstances, situations, and people in our lives. Are we ready to shoulder this onerous responsibility of everything that happens or does not happen in our lives?

Now the question comes, how have we attracted these circumstances, situations, and people in our lives; most of which we never ever wanted in the first place? How can we attract it? Understanding this aspect holds the key to our stupendous growth. I can hear you exclaim, “My God, I couldn’t have attracted this lousy job. I couldn’t have attracted my mother-in-law or did I? What about my foul mouthed boss? How could I ever attract him into my life? I just fractured my elbow. You mean to say that I attracted the accident”. Yes, the fact remains that you did attract all of this into your life? Let us understand how you did it.

Do you believe that this entire universe is made up of energy? Everything in this cosmos right from the galaxies to a tiny grain of sand is made up of energy. Nothing exists but
Energy formed into things. We give name to these things like tables, chairs, houses, cars, stars, trees, animals and people.

The apparent difference between all things is due to the rate of energy vibration of that thing. So we see that we are all made up of energy, but we vibrate at a different frequency. There are different factors that determine the rate of our vibration. One thing that makes you and me different from tables, chairs, houses, and cars etc is that we have the means to alter and influence other energies. We can change the energy of a table, chair, house, car, or even other people.

Now as like attracts like, we attract things, circumstances, situations, and people that have the same vibrational frequency as us. The other truth is that all the so called good things have higher vibrations than not-so-good things. So the magic mantra to attract all the good things into our lives is by increasing our vibrations.

Remember that it’s all energy. We are energy systems. Taken a step further, it means we are all connected. If we’re nothing but energy and we’re all one, then what you do affects me and what I do affects you, even if we’re miles or even continents apart. That is the kind of power each one of us possesses. The energy we give out is the results we get.

Clean your energy pathways and you can have, do, or be anything that you want. So, what do we need to do in order to be what we want? How do we clean the energy pathways?

1. Know what you don’t want

First of all we must be clear about what it is that we do not want to attract in our lives. Make a list of all that you categorically do not want in your life. It is a very important step.

2. Know what you really want

Sometimes people are very vague about what they want in their lives. If you consider the list of what you don’t want, you can make a list of what you do want. Once you have made a list of what you want, tear the list of what you do not want and burn it. Make all that disappear from your life. Keep the list of what you want, and read it everyday. You are going to attract all of it.

Knowing what we want is just paying attention to something specific. That's all it is. Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering chicken soup. But before it arrives you change your order to won ton soup. And before that arrives you change your order back to chicken soup. You’ll sit there and complain, saying “I can never get what I want!” when
In reality you are the reason that your soup is late! Most of us do that every day. Our indecision makes it almost impossible for us to attract what we want. No wonder we end up feeling that we can’t get what we want. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. With complete focus we can attract all that we desire into our reality.

3. Clear all negative or limiting beliefs

Our beliefs are what create our reality. Have you noticed that some people keep having recurring problems? Have you ever wondered why it is the same problem for each person? The person with money problems always has money problems. The person with relationship problems always has relationship problems. It’s as though each person specializes in a disorder. Beliefs, unconscious or not, are creating those events.

Until the beliefs that create the events are released, the events will continue to reoccur. And where do these beliefs come from. Most of these originate in our childhood. Most of our beliefs are formed by the time we are 7 years old. Thereafter these beliefs keep replaying themselves and create our reality. It is time now to re-examine these beliefs. Don’t just live on auto pilot. Take charge of your life, and form empowering beliefs. Remember your beliefs determine your rate of vibration.

4. Be focused on the positive

Keeping a positive focus certainly isn’t an easy thing to do but when you start reaping its benefits you can’t go back to your old way of thinking. The law of attraction tells us that people’s thoughts and decisions are the very cause of their own problems! The negative ideas that people project work as a “self-fulfilling prophecy”. By focusing on the negative, we create negativity. The law of attraction tells us that, whatever we give our attention to becomes our point of attraction. It becomes the thing that we magnetize into our lives. This is even true for the things we try to separate ourselves from or fight against because we find that we are still giving these “negative” things our constant attention.

5. Enjoy the new

In creating a new backdrop for success with your new beliefs, you are stepping into unknown territory outside of your existing thinking patterns and comfort zone. There may be fear, anxiety and resistance, as well as issues of deserving about the new levels of success and happiness that you are creating.

Listen to any fears you may have. Love and respect all parts of you, yet kindly, and with command affirm your desire for the new. Feel your passion, excitement, commitment and enthusiasm. Claim your right to be free, to be who you wish to be and to live your life as your heart desires. Relish the new.

See the world through new eyes. Be willing to be surprised. Have the curiosity and imagination of a child. Expect the unexpected.

5. Use the platform of love

Love is a great vibration booster. If we operate from the platform of love, we wish for abundance for all and lack for none. It takes us above greed, jealousy and envy, the negative feelings that lower our vibrations.

In other words, if you want a new house but don’t want your neighbor to have one, you’re stuck in ego and that’s greed. But if you want a new house and think everyone ought to have one, then you are in tune with the creative spirit and you’ll pull or be led to that new house.

If you aren’t manifesting what you want, there probably is an absence of love somewhere in your inner world. That’s another way of discovering where you may not be clear inside. Think of how you feel about the people involved in what you want to create. If there is a negative charge or uncomfortable feeling about someone, you aren’t clear with that person.

5. Forgive others, forgive yourself and be grateful

Forgiveness is the best way I know for getting clear by yourself. And the best way to become forgiving is to feel gratitude. Focus on what you like about people, you will feel grateful, and then you will begin to forgive, and then you will get clear. And when you get clear, you can have, do, or be whatever you want. One of the most powerful energies you can ever experience is gratitude. Feel gratefulness for anything and you shift the way you feel. Feel thankful for your life, your lungs, your home, it doesn’t matter. Once you feel grateful, you are in an energy that can create miracles.

7. Feel the abundance

Feelings are very powerful in increasing or decreasing our vibrations. When we feel joyful, loving, peaceful, and ecstatic, we vibrate at a very high rate. So imagine how you would feel when you have all that you want. Feel that feeling now. Let this feeling seep into your cells. After that whatever you do would carry your energy signature and attract the like vibrational frequencies to you.

5. Let go

There is a great power in letting go. The universe itself will act to move you to what you
want, and move what you want to you. All you have to do is let go, while acting on your inner prompts. Let go of fear, doubt, worry, disappointment, and any other negative emotion that might make you feel low, these lower your vibrations. Think about it. When you feel high, your vibrations are high; when you feel low your vibrations are low. And you attract people, things, circumstances that resonate with your vibrations.

6. Trust the process

What you’re being asked to do is trust. Trust that when something happens, it’s good; and trust that when something you want doesn’t happen, it’s good, too. Everything that happens in your life is moving you in the direction of your goals. Now think about this. This statement says that everything, without fail, without exception, is moving you towards your dreams. So if something happens that you feel is bad, remember that it happened to move you forward. Your job is to find the positive in the negative, or at least to trust that there is a positive there, even if you can’t see it at the moment. This might be tough to accept, at first. But the truth is, it is an enlightened way of living your life.

What the Law of Attraction tells me is that I have to let go and trust that life itself is taking me to the things I desire. And as I let go, trust, and give thanks for my life, I feel different, I radiate a different vibration to the world; and better things and experiences come to me.