Law of Attraction
Let Your Thoughts Determine Your Destiny
– by Creative Director Lewi Glenis
The Law of Attraction: Getting Everything You Want Out of Life Through the Power of Your Own Mind…
…and Let Your Thoughts Determine Your Destiny…
Imagine for a moment that you have in your possession a source of complete and total power. You alone can command the warmth of the sun, the fall of the rain, the turn of the tides and the direction of the winds. What would you do with this kind of power? Would you abuse it causing the world to fall into utter chaos? Would you be benevolent and merciful, using your power to help the people of your planet achieve their ultimate potential?
Unfortunately (or fortunately, as the case may be) there is no way for a person to have that much power. “True Nature” controls the planetary systems according to its own rules and designs. You will never be able to have utter control over the environment you are inhabiting, but instead, learn to co-create with it.
What if you could, however, have the power to determine the course of your own life in its fullest context, the part that you co-design? What if you could accomplish great things and acquire great riches just by using the power of your own mind in co-creation with life? What if I told you that this does not have to be a “what if?” What if I told you that you possess in your psyche the power to chart the course of the rest of your life on whatever path you see fit, as best as you can co-manuever with life’s flow because IT IS YOUR vehicle?
Chances are you would tell me that I had obviously been watching too much Sci-Fi and needed to get out of the house more often, not to mention my obvious need to expand my vocabulary, considering the number of times I have used “what if” in this conversation. You would be wrong (about the Sci-Fi, anyway). Every person holds in their mind the power to shape the events of their life to achieve whatever end they see fit, along with taking full responsibility for it. This power is what is known as the law of attraction, and requires a great deal of self-awareness to boot!
What is the Law of Attraction?
The belief held by many physics theorists is that the universe is governed by a set of universal laws; both known laws and yet to be discovered laws, these laws cannot be changed, cannot be broken and apply to every individual, regardless of age or nationality. These laws are the riverbanks which guide the flow of their lives on its journey to its ultimate end.
The law of attraction is one such law. The law of attraction is the belief that anyone can determine their destiny through the power of their minds.
“The Law of Attraction attracts to you everything you need, according to the nature of your thoughts. Your environment and financial condition are the perfect reflection of your habitual thinking.” – Joseph Murphy
The History of the Law of Attraction
Before we go too deep into the modern applications of the law of attraction it is important that you understand that this is not simply New Age nonsense (most descriptions of the law of attraction refer to it as a product of a New Age Mentality). The principles of the law of attraction date back far beyond the new found popularity of the New Age.
The beloved Buddha was actually one of the first to introduce man to the law of attraction. He said, “What you have become is what you have thought.” This was a principle that the people of the east were acquainted with for centuries before it began to sweep into the western hemisphere.
The concept of karma also may have drawn its roots from the law of attraction. The word karma literally means “doing”, in other words “what you have put out there” in both thoughts and actions. Karma states that you will eventually be revisited by that which you have sent out into the universe. If you have practiced kindness and compassion you will receive in kind. If you have been deliberately cruel to another you will receive back into your life that cruelty which you have sent out. Your actions and thoughts morph into physical entities, causing the universe to react in kind.
The law of attraction began to gain popularity in the western hemisphere in the 19th century, as people began to appreciate the power of positive thinking and apply it to their life. This new concept was first introduced to the general public by William Walker Atkinson, the editor of New Thought magazine, who published a book called Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World in 1906.
As you can see, the law of attraction is not new. The concept that thought can have a predominate affect on the course of a person’s destiny has been taught by wise men throughout the ages, and has given rise to a whole new era of beliefs.
Even the Christian Bible states:
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
– Hebrews 11:1
Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”…
– Matthew 9:29
What is the Premise of the Law of Attraction?
The theory behind the law of attraction is the belief that energy attracts like energy in the vast expanse of space and time that comprises our universe. Each person’s being is constantly radiating energy out into space–into the “thinking stuff” of the universe; the type (or density) of energy being radiated is determined by the emotional state of the individual in question and may differ from day to day-sometimes even hour to hour!
This emotional energy is what is commonly known as a “vibe” and is referred to as a vibration by scientists studying the law of attraction. Chances are that you are familiar with the term. Have you ever been with someone who is so happy they seem to be radiating a “glow” which inspires happiness in all those around them? By the same token, have you ever spent time with someone who was so critical and unhappy that they consistently gave off a “negative vibe” which seemed to suck the life and happiness out of all those around them?
You do not have to possess psychic powers to be able to feel the vibes that people emit; this energy is very real on a psychological plane and will affect anyone, anywhere at any time. Our vibrations are usually an unconscious response to some form of environmental stimulus; something has happened which has caused us to feel happy, or sad, or scared, or confused, or stressed, etc., and our subconscious response to this (because vibes are generated and projected from the subconscious rather than the conscious mind) is something that is beyond our conscious control as much as 95% of the time.
To better understand the relationship between the conscious and sub/unconscious mind watch the following video where Dr. Bruce Lipton renown author of the Biology Of Belief series explains so well…
Chances are the person who is emitting a negative vibe does not choose to be unhappy, nor do they wish to inflict their unhappiness on all those around them by the simple fact of their presence. (Before you say what you are thinking, yes, there are some exceptions to this rule. Misery does love company and there are many who take a great deal of delight in inflicting their pain on other people. It is important to understand that this is not usually done in a desire to cause others pain but out of a desire to not feel so alone in their unhappiness. But we digress…)
There are a number of feelings which lead to positive and negative vibes being emitted, and it is important before we continue on any form of discussion about the law of attraction that you understand what each of these are (you’ll understand the reasons for this a little later).
Positive vibes are generated from good feelings, such as:
- Abundance (of anything that causes a positive response)
Negative vibes are generated from negative feelings, such as:
- Lack (of any of life’s necessities or luxuries)
What do “Vibes” Have to do With the Law of Attraction?
As we mentioned earlier the fundamental principle of the law of attraction is the belief that life energy attracts like energy. This means that if a person is emitting positive vibes they will draw good things to them, and if they are emitting negative vibes they will draw bad things to them.
”You are a living magnet, attracting what you want.” – Unknown
You have seen this principle in practice before. Have you ever known someone who was always upbeat and positive and seemed to be too lucky to be true? On the flip side, you have certainly known someone who loved to complain and look on the darker sides of life that always seemed to have something new to complain about because things were always going wrong in their life. These examples show people attracting the results of the energy they are giving off.
“Remember, you attract to your life whatever you give your attention, energy and focus to, whether wanted or unwanted.” – Michael J. Losier
Does this mean that all of the bad things that happen to you in this life are because you subconsciously wanted them to? This is one of the most common arguments against the concept of the law of attraction and is often the hardest to refute because people have not yet recognized that the law of attraction is not a pipe dream or something that someone dreamed up while sitting on their porch one hot summer night. It is a fact of life, and its effects are far reaching.
In answer to your question, no, not everything bad that happens in your life is a result of you subconsciously wishing for it to happen. Sometimes it is a result of someone else wishing for it to happen. To quote an example from a website pertaining to the law of attraction a child or a spouse who is abused is not abused because they wished for this abuse to happen. This abuse happened because the abuser allowed their negative thoughts concerning their child or spouse to creep across their subconscious until they eventually began to dictate their actions.
The mind is a powerful thing, and where the mind goes the feet will soon follow, as the body follows the mind and not the other way around. The foundation of any success you are going to encounter in life is not the ability of your physical body to overcome the obstacles, but of your mind to believe that a way lies around them, and will manifest–present the way to you. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Where your mind can believe that there is a way for the body to achieve its heart’s desire, a way does exist.
How Can I Use the Law of Attraction?
This is an excellent (and very important) question. After all, it doesn’t do you much good to know what the law of attraction is if you do not know how to use it to achieve success in your own life. Once you have mastered the basics of the law of attraction you will be able to apply it to any area in your life.
The first step in finding success through the law of attraction is to accept responsibility for the things that have occurred in your life, both good and bad. This is often the most difficult part of achieving success through manifestation because we are taught from childhood to believe that our environment contributes in a large part to the circumstances in which we find ourselves. It’s very hard to take the responsibility and acknowledge the fact that your environment was not the major contributing factor in each of these events; in many cases you will have no one to look to but yourself.
In order to help yourself move past these earlier life events, take a moment and write down on a piece of paper all of the major events that you believe have deeply effected you in your life (again, both good and bad). Leave plenty of room underneath each one. Now, take a moment to go back and review these life shaping events. Write down what you were feeling at the time they happened, how you felt before they happened and what events had occurred prior to this. Chances are you are going to find that events occurring in your favor occurred at times when you were engaged in a positive attitude and other things in your life were going right. On the flip side, events which occurred probably happened concurrently with other events in your life which caused you to have a negative outlook on life, and a result adopt any corresponding coping mechanisms. Coincidence?
Once you have accepted the fact that you are responsible for your own fate overall, it is time to go one step further and determine what it is about your life that you would like to change. Do you want to find another job? Move to a new house or a new country? Enter into a meaningful, loving relationship? Receive a promotion because you know you’re worth it?
Identify the things you desire to achieve and write them down. Display them in a prominent place; constantly being able to view the anticipated results of your endeavors will help to keep you on the right track. In essence, with the creation of this list you are asking the spirit of life for what you want. Take the time to think on this for a while so that it is embedded firmly in your mind, and keep your goals specific. Making a goal too big or too general is an almost certain guarantee that you will not be able to achieve it, because you will be too busy worrying about how you are going to achieve it.
Raise your vibrations so that they are all positive. Act and feel as though you are confident that the end result you are hoping for is going to occur. See it in your mind, as if it already IS! Then, express as much passion filled gratitude for it as you genuinely can–but don’t force it. This is an essential part of the law of attraction because it is very easy to allow your mind to begin to wander to all of the difficulties which you may encounter when trying to achieve your goals. This will cause your vibrations to become negative and will work against you rather than for you. The human brain is a powerful goal seeking mechanism. What you focus on, whether positive or negative you will create. Believe me on this.
Accept with all your heart your dreams can and will happen. Many times your unconscious mind is your own stumbling block; you will be attempting to convince your conscious mind that something can happen while at the same time the unconscious part of your mind is filtering out the reasons that it will never work. In order to help yourself overcome this stumbling block and have absolute faith in the fact you will be able to effect and co-create this change in and with the spirit of life, you should look again at the sheet of paper upon which you have written your goals and attempt to write them in terms that will help your mind and body accept them as fact. Authoring your own positive affirmations tailored specifically for you will help with this exercise and…practice!
It is recommended that you write these statements in the third person rather than the first for now; it is often difficult for the mind to accept something as fact when it is couched in such relative terms as I, me or my until you understand your subconscious mind better, which will take time. This way, your universal mind can “tune-into” the desired state of resonating with an effective affirmation and focused thought. For example, if you are attempting to find a new job you could say, “Millions of people every year work in jobs which make them happy.” If you are seeking to enter a meaningful relationship you could say, “Millions of people around the globe have found their soul mate and are now happily settled in comfortable, established relationships”.
The purpose of writing these statements down is to purge the negative vibes and doubts from your own subconscious mind. If you are unable to accept the outcome as fact your subconscious mind is going to stubbornly conjure a different outcome, (after all it may have been trained to do so until you get better with this practice), and it is going to be this outcome that your mind and body focus on; therefore, this outcome is going to be the one that will become your reality and you will walk away absolutely certain that the law of attraction is one hundred percent false. That is, unless you keep moving forward and practice using the law of attraction and exploring further the power of your own belief.
Self-Check List… “Am I Doing Everything Right?”
If you are familiar with, or have been practicing the law of attraction and still not experiencing the kind of success you originally thought you would by now practicing manifestation, you may be leaving out some important steps in practicing with the law of attraction. Allow me to emphasize this all important fact once again–the human brain and mind is a powerful goal seeking mechanism, and your mind does not differentiate between what is already real and manifest, or what is in the imagination, and not yet manifest in real-time. In order to “be it”, you must ultimately already “believe it” is happening in the present, and will continue to happen for you in your own life without doubt and fear.
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