The Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. It might sound ridiculous at first, but I can personally say it has increased the joy-factor in my life. Before you brush this off as woo-woo, entertain for a moment that there is something bigger than what you can see in this physical world.
Abraham-Hicks is my favorite source for Law of Attraction learning. I have listened to many of their recordings, read their books, and even attended a workshop in Chicago last month. It took me a while to really get a working understanding, and I’m still working on it, but understanding the Law has helped me adjust my thoughts to best serve my happiness. One of my favorite Abraham-Hicks quote is “Life is Supposed to Be Fun” and I have taken that idea to heart.
The Basic Concepts of the Law of Attraction
According to Abraham-Hicks, focusing on something for 17 seconds attracts another similar thought. Up to 17 seconds, a thought has little attraction power, but beyond 17 seconds, the law of attraction will bring you more similar thoughts. As you focus on the thought beyond 17 seconds, the thought becomes stronger and more powerful. Thoughts build momentum, so if you think a thought for 17 seconds you’ll have another thought just like it…and another…and another. If you maintain a pure thought for 68 seconds, the vibration is powerful enough to bring on manifestation – meaning bringing it into your life.
So taking this focusing on thought concept a step further, the next component of the Law of Attraction is that every single one of your experiences in life, good and bad, have been shaped by YOU – by your thoughts. This concept was easy for me to comprehend when I thought about all the good things I attracted (“earned”). However, it was a tough concept to fathom that I attracted the really bad things. Does that mean that someone who has a major illness attracted it to their life? Although it may have been attracted years ago, the Law of Attraction says that yes, they did attract it to their life. This blog post is an introduction to the Law of Attraction, so I’m going to point you to free Abraham-Hicks videos on youtube to help you gain an understanding of how that could possibly be. What I can say is that once you understand the Law of Attraction, you will KNOW that you can take charge of your life and eliminate negativity which may have been holding you back.
How do you “use” the Law of Attraction?
As Abraham says, you don’t use the Law of Attraction anymore than you use the Law of Gravity. You just work with in its constraints. You know if you jump off a table that you’re going to go down. Nobody has ever flown up when they jump off a table. In the same way, that’s how Law of Attraction works. It’s consistent.
|I chose this Abraham-Hicks video (to the right) to help you understand the basic concepts of what they call the art of deliberate creation. For me, learning Law of Attraction is an ongoing thing, so I hope by introducing you to this one video you will get the desire to discover more. I subscribe to a few of their youtube channels, maybe you’ll also want to do so.|
My Best Suggestions
Focusing on a solution brings you positive emotion, and you then attract more positive experiences that you want. Focusing on a problem brings you negative emotion, and you then attract that which you do not want. There’s a war against drugs. Let’s flip that and focus on healthy living – we want a healthy lifestyle. Do you see how it’s easier to focus on a healthy lifestyle versus trying to fight something? (Read my post The Power of Positive Thinking for more ideas.)
The first thing you can do about an unwanted thing in your life is to stop talking about it. You keep it active by talking about it. Law of Attraction teaches that first and foremost you should want to feel good. So if thoughts don’t feel good, take your thought somewhere else. Be nice to yourself! I know this sounds too easy to be true, but I challenge you to distract yourself anytime you find yourself thinking negatively. After two weeks of purposely reaching for better thoughts, see if you think your overall emotional-being is better off.
If nothing else, become aware of when you’re feeling any type of negativity. If you become conscious of it, you can learn to stop it.
- Depending on the situation, you might distract yourself by turning the tv off (or at least the news and gloomy shows), going for a walk, thinking about the good things of a person who is annoying you, or my favorite, taking a nap.
- If you find yourself with a group of people who often gossip or focus on negative things, start spending time with more positive people.
- If you’re unhappy with your job, try to stop thinking about what you don’t like about it and focus about the things you do like about it. (Example: It provides an income…co-workers are nice…the hours are decent…I do a good job, I’ve learned a lot, etc.) Or even focus on what job you really want.
The best thing is that as you begin to attract good things to your life, the Law naturally attracts even more good things to you. Give it a try! If you have any questions, personal experiences or thoughts, please share in a comment below.
Please read my article about angel cards to learn more about getting on your path to positive living.
(This post is for informational purposes only. Law of Attraction does not replace professional medical help. Always take your doctor’s advice, and use Law of Attraction concepts to enhance healing.)