What is the Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction is the universal mechanism that brings things of a similar vibration together. Think of it as a cosmic matchmaker. And like the Law of Gravity, the Law of Attraction operates 24/7 whether you’re aware of it or not.
But, WHEN you understand the way it works (more specifically, how your thinking affects your vibration), the principles of the Law of Attraction can be applied to improve the quality of your life in dramatic ways!
Through understanding how the Law of Attraction works, I’ve been able to positively impact my life. And nothing excites me more than to share these powerful principles and watch you experience one ah-ha moment after another. It’s truly powerful stuff.
So, let’s begin with the most basic principle of the Law of Attraction:
Your THINKING is dictating the quality of your life. Did you catch that? I’ll say it in slight different words because this is THE cornerstone principle:
The quality of your life is determined by the quality of Your Habitual THINKING.
Your THINKING is determining the quality of your relationships, your career, your financial circumstances, your health, weight, fitness level – your THINKING is dictating absolutely EVERYTHING!!!!
In the simplest of terms, it works like this…
First you think a THOUGHT, then you get a THING (which could be material things or experiences). So, that means whenever you THINK about something, it has the power to produce a result. Thus, you have a THOUGHT – you get a THING.
Which means, if you don’t like the THING, then you have to change the THOUGHT!
Let that sink in!
In a nutshell, that’s how the Law of Attraction works.
It’s a simple concept, right? Well, simple in theory – but, if it defies everything you’ve ever been taught, like it did for me, it’s not so simple. And unless you had someone with this Law of Attraction wisdom teaching it to you at an early age, making this shift in thinking may not come easily.
According to neuro-science, our brains are not fully developed until early adulthood. So, we’re absorbing ideas/energy from within our environment without any filters until we’re about 7 yrs old. And the part of our brain that uses logic to reason is in the developmental process between ages 7-18 yrs old! That means, during our impressionable years, we’re not deliberately choosing which ideas to accept and which ideas to disregard.
We’re taking it ALL in (whether it serves us or doesn’t serve us). Is it any wonder, we experience the unwanted things we do? Yet, there’s a positive flip-side as you begin to understand the inherent value built into how/why our brains have been created this way. (But, that’s a whole other subject.)
Thus, what you habitually think today and how you react to the world today were actually shaped by the time you were a young adult. And most of humanity is pre-programmed with habitual thinking that doesn’t propel them to live out a wonderfully rich & fulfilling life.
Here’s an example from my own life that may help you to understand how this plays out:
Through my hard-wired, pre-programmed, auto-pilot thinking, I believed that if I experienced an unwanted thing, then I concluded that I needed to change my BEHAVIOR. I certainly didn’t understand that it was actually my THINKING that needed to change.
Taking this idea further… If the unwanted thing was due to something I did, then I concluded it was within my control to change. Causing me to thing that the next time, I could simply do something different to get a different result. But, what I didn’t realize was that because the sabotaging behavior was due to my brain’s pre-programming, then changing my behavior might not be so easy.
But, if the unwanted thing was because of someone else’s behaviors, then I concluded it required them to change for me to feel better. In which case, I felt victimized. And I couldn’t bare to think that I was anyone’s victim. This thought of being a victim felt sickening & unbearable.
(By the way… that sickening feeling was the clue that there was something faulty in my thinking – but I didn’t understand that Law of Attraction yet.)
The good news is…
You don’t have to struggle against pre-programmed thinking or be at the mercy of requiring someone else to change for you to be happy & free. There’s another way.
It begins with changing your THINKING. Because when you find a more empowering thought (or view point), it can completely obliterate the old paradigms.