We are all working with one power, one law: attraction. What was once the ‘secret’ law of attraction has been covered many times and no longer a secret. Nevertheless, it doesn’t make the process any less true.
So what is the ‘Law of Attraction’? It is the belief that we, as humans, attract positive or negative experiences in our lives through the thoughts we think. Every image you hold in your mind and every feeling you feel, you are bringing into your life. Each thought you think has a frequency which you are putting out into the Universe. The universe doesn’t differentiate between good and bad or whether you don’t want it or you do want it. It is simply responding to the frequency that you are putting out there.
Unfortunately, a lot of what we think is negative thoughts and therefore we are drawing this negativity into our lives. Every time you get angry, feel like a victim or complain you are bringing more of this into your life. When you focus on what you don’t want, you are calling it into existence. Similarly, if you focus on what you really want, you are also calling that into existence too.
So how can affirmations help with changing your mind set? As Louise Hay says, ‘affirmations are a way of opening the door and starting out on a path to change’.
When you begin using affirmations you’ll start to notice how many negative thoughts you have ‘you’re not thin’, ‘you’re not successful’ and ‘nobody likes you’. This is because the positive affirmation you are starting to say is at a higher vibration that what you perceive the truth to be. This creates a dynamic tension which is uncomfortable for most people. Since it creates this uncomfortable feeling within us, we want to rid ourselves of the tension so at this point, most people will stop using the affirmations. But what if we persevered and stepped out of our comfort zone in our own mind? With repetition of positive affirmations you are holding the vision of what you know CAN be true.
When people start using affirmations if a negative thought slips through, they start to panic. However, it’s been scientifically proven that a positive affirmation thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative thought. Secondly, there is a time delay so your thoughts don’t come true instantly (we’d be in trouble if they did!). If you do catch yourself in a negative thought process, think or say to yourself:
‘That is an old thought, I no longer choose to think that way’
We have sixty thousand thoughts per day! So, how can you catch every single thought especially the negative ones? The answer is simple: your emotions. If you feel good, you’re creating a future on track of what you desire. If you’re feeling bad, you’re creating a future on track of what you don’t desire. Therefore, by doing affirmations you are consciously choosing to think certain thoughts that will manifest positive results in your future.
Our subconscious mind accepts whatever we choose to believe. It is true that the power to be what you want to be, to get what you deserve, to accomplish whatever you are striving for abides within you.
So how long will it take to work? It is a question I get asked often during our Diploma course. There is no rulebook which states how long. It depends on if you’re in alignment with the universe. Size is nothing to the universe. It is no more difficult to attract, on a scientific level something that we consider huge, to something that we consider infinitesimally small. The universe does everything it does with zero effort. The grass doesn’t strain to grow, it’s effortless, and it’s just this great design. It’s all about what’s going on in your mind.
So how can you turn your life around right now?
- Make a list of everything you are grateful for – This will get you thinking more positively. Keep adding to the list.
- Visualize what you want. Don’t worry about how it will materialize; that’s not your job.
- Say positive affirmations and remember, every thought you think is within your control.
There are plenty of excellent affirmations available online but if you want to make your own then follow these simple steps:
- Keep it positive
- Short and simple
- Keep it in the present e.g. ‘I have’ or ‘I am’ (the point of power is always in the present)
- Add emotion e.g. ‘I am grateful for’ or ‘I happily’.
- Repeat as often as possible
You’ll soon start to see a massive shift in your energy and therefore your life. Happy planning!
This week, your homework is to write down 3 things you are grateful for in the morning and 3 things you are grateful for in the evening