What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. -Buddha
For those who are completely unfamiliar with this concept, let me explain what the law of attraction is all about. The concept behind it is simple. Whatever you give your energy and attention to, will come back at you. The more you focus on something specific, the more you will attract it into your life.
So, if you stay focused on the good and positive things in life, you will automatically attract more good and positive energy into your life. Unfortunately the same holds true when you’re focusing on the bad and negative- you will attract more bad and negative energy into your life.
Does this sound familiar? “Why is the world full of rude, ignorant or incompetent people? They are everywhere!” -Well if your mind is focused on spotting that specific group of people- yes you will see them appear arround every corner. You can’t even notice all the lovely people that passed you that day because you decided to put your attention and focus on the rude and incompetent ones.
But the law of attraction reaches beyond your own subjective experience of reality. If you’re in a rotten mood all day, chances are high that people will not only notice your rotten mood but they may start to interact with you in a different and maybe even more abrasive way than if you would have been in a good mood. The energy that you put out causes a reaction in your environment as well as within yourself. You have to realize that your attention and focus doesn’t just affect your interaction with other human beings or the vibe you give off. Your whole life and perspective can be affected by what you decide to focus on.
If you start to believe and tell yourself 100 times a day that you’re not good enough or worthy enough, you will start to see more and more proof of exactly that premise reflected back at you from the world arround you. A lot of us are in an automatic loop of negative thought patterns and don’t even realize it for most of the time.
Once you understand the impact your attention and focus can have on your mental, spiritual and physical well being as well as your life and the life of others around you, you can take on the responsibility on intentionally deciding what to focus on and what you want to put out there into the world. There are practices that can help to start turning negative thought patterns and outcomes around into positive ones. When you start transforming the negative thought patterns into positive ones, you have the opportunity to see the world in a new more positive light. Here are 2 practices you can do to rewire your thought patterns into more positive ones:
Gratitude opens the door to more relationships, improves physical and psychological health, enhances empathy and mental strength, reduces aggression, can improve sleep and improves self esteem.
You can express and practice gratitude in lots of different ways. You can say a prayer of gratitude or have a gratitude journal that you write in on a daily basis- both of those options are perfect to integrate into your morning or bedtime ritual. Below I attached a link on tips for keeping a gratitude journal.¹ You can also incooperate gratitude practice into your meditation. I touched base on gratitude meditation in my last blog. If you’re interested in learning more about it, I’d recommend to check it out. The link is below.²
Positive affirmations are phrases or mantras³ that you repeat to yourself. They describe a specific outcome or who you want to be. At the beginning these affirmations might not ring true, but your subconscious mind will start to believe them if you repeat them on a constant basis. Here are some examples:
– I believe in, trust and have confidence in myself.
– I love myself unconditionally right now.
– I am worthy of love and joy.
Affirmations are more than just self-help statements that can be uttered to make ourselves feel better. They can have a significant impact on our overall quality of life. Regular affirmations allow us to change the way we think about ourselves and the world around us. I’ve read that it takes about 30 days to change your thought patterns. So consistancy is key. Note that meditating before saying, singing or thinking an affirmation makes it so much more powerful, because you’re more centered and intune with your whole being.
My own experience with those practices and the concept of law of attraction:
At the moment I love to chant mantras during my meditation practice and I am trying to reestablish the habit of writing down my gratitude in a journal every morning.
I’m no stranger to negative selftalk and I’ve been experimenting with gratitude and affirmation meditations in the past. I used to listen daily to a specific law of attraction meditation with positive affirmations for weeks. (Link is posted below.⁴) I can honestly tell you that it not only helped my mood and thought patterns to lighten up, but it also changed how I responded to stress. There was an internal shift, and with that followed an external shift as well. It was during that extrensive meditation practice that I was able to move out of my comfort zone (which at the time was a dead end, minimum wage job position) and into the unknown. I believe that my law of attraction practice contributed to getting hired for a personal trainer position at Junction Fitness Hub. I’m convinced that my higher energy vibration gave me the opportunity to call into my life what I needed in order to follow my life’s mission. I called out into the universe with a vision in mind and the universe presented to me an opportunity to do exactly that.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Next week I will focus on a new topic. The month of march is all about charity and non profit organizations. Stay tuned!
³”Manra is a magic formula that once it is uttered can entirely change a situation aswell as our mind and body.”- Thich Nhat Hanh-Vietnamese Buddhist monk and author of many books such as True Love.