What is the Law of attraction and how can I use it in my life?
It might be something new to you or you’re already familiar with it and implement it in your life but I wanted to give you my perspective on it to see how it can help you!
I first became aware of it in the 2000’s. I heard that Noel Edmund’s had got into this thing called cosmic ordering and he attributed it to Deal or No Deal’s success.
Basically, the idea was to get specific on what you want in life and to ask the cosmos/the universe/higher being for it. Over the years, I’ve gained a much better understanding of what it’s all about and it’s something I use myself.
It might sound a bit like wishing thinking at first glance and without taking any action on what you want, it is. BUT, it actually makes loads of sense so here’s an introduction to it which I’ve explained in my own way. As I’ve started writing this, I’m aware of just how big a subject it is so I’ll do the basics today and have ideas for future posts to go a bit deeper!
The Institute of Bioenergetics states that “Quantum physics is a branch of science that deals with discrete, indivisible units of energy called quanta as described by the Quantum Theories. Quantum physics involves the study of the realm of the very small, at the atomic and subatomic level, such as electrons, photons and quarks. Therefore, it’s operating at the below-cell level of the body.”
All living things, every single thing on the planet and all the space between and all throughout the universe, is energy. It never changes. It cannot expand or decrease. This is both positive and negative. You know that feeling when you walk into a room which feels oppressive? That’s the collective energy of all those people. you can’t see it but you can certainly feel it. That feeling when you go to a concert and everyone is excited and happy? That’s energy. We can’t see electricity but we know it’s there. We can’t see, feel, touch, hear or taste it but we see effects of it.
Everything gives off a vibration. Think of it in terms of sound. We can hear certain frequencies of vibrations but there are also vibrations which are out of our hearing range. Again, just because our senses can’t detect them, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Have you ever noticed a cat look at something and you can’t see it? We all interpret the world in our own way through our own senses. Each person will interpret this differently and each species on the planet does the same. Cats are tuned into different vibrations from us humans. We need to tune into our own vibration. The language of the universe is vibrations. Our thoughts are vibrations. We need to speak to the universe in terms of vibrations. It’s how you attract what you do and don’t want. Have you noticed that when you have a bad day, things seem to go “wrong” really easily? As these vibrations can be positive or negative, the universe responds and we seem to attract bad luck or misfortune. The more we tell ourselves that we can’t do something, the more we create that as our reality. We can say what we want but if our unconscious thoughts don’t believe our wishes then it’s really hard to get what we want. Increasing your vibration and awareness will make what you ask for far more appealing as like attracts like! Look after yourself, in body, mind and spirit. Meditate, do yoga or anything which gets you into a state of relaxation, eat and drink healthily, move and sleep. Repeat positive affirmations. Sing, dance and Smile!
How do you manifest what you want in life? How does it work? It’s all about intention. There are different ways to do it but a great way to start is to get a notebook and start writing down everything you want. Get specific, really down to the fine details. Don’t be afraid to be bold in your ambition, why not! Once you’ve written down what you want, you need to have a think about how you would get it. This can be the stickler for people and they can get despondent when what they want doesn’t seem to manifest. But it’s taking some decisive action that will start to change your life. It might not happen overnight but as long as you start to take steps you’ll start to move forward. Focus in where you want to go instead of what you fear. Sometimes you’ll meet resistance. Here’s where your subconscious mind can hold you back. Us humans aren’t fans of the unknown. It’s pretty scary and we’ll often unconsciously sabotage ourselves to get back to that safe place. It’s familiar, we might hate it but we know it. We can have the fear of failure, and/or the fear of success. Our subconscious stores all of our experiences and memories. These all make up our belief system and the stories we tell ourselves. So often I hear people say what they would love to do in life and then immediately rattle off all the reasons why they can’t. They’re usually really legitimate reasons like finances, time, family commitments and not knowing how to take that first step. My advice is to write it all down and spend time focusing on what first step you could take. For example, if you want to retrain in another profession, you could sign up for a course which you could do around your current job. If that seems like to big a step, break it down. Start putting money aside to save for it, start reading into it. Just start somewhere. It might take a while but if you really want to do it, you need to start somewhere. Do this and continue to take steps and you’ll be amazed at how far you come! You might find it takes you in a different direction from what you first thought and that’s great if it does because it’s only by taking action that you can find this out. Believe in yourself and your ability and start tuning into what you want.
Visualisation is powerful. When we vividly imagine something, our brain doesn’t know the difference between what’s real and what’s imagined. Vivid visualisation envokes an emotional response. The emotional response releases hormones and we FEEL the emotion physically. This starts to up your vibration as your body and mind start to believe the same thing and this makes it much more likely that you’ll bring the imagined into your reality. It’s a technique used in hypnotherapy to get you focusing on the life you want to lead. Repetition is necessary so it’s good to get into a habit of doing this.
Gratitude is a big piece of the puzzle if we don’t feel grateful for what we have it’s really difficult to get what we want as well always be in a state of need. This isn’t always really easy, especially if our mental health is compromised in any way. We can’t feel fear or anger and happiness and gratitude at the same time so if its possible, try to implement gratitude into your daily life. It doesn’t have to be the big things, you can be grateful for anything. You can reframe many negative situations and find aspects which you can feel grateful for. Sometimes if we find that is just too difficult, we can think about acceptance instead of gratitude and that can be very powerful too.
Surround yourself with like-minded people who get your vision. We are most influenced by the 5 people we spend the most time with. The influence of others can really pull us back or catapult us forward. If that’s hard in your family, social and work circle, look into groups you can join. Either in person or online. I’m in a number of online groups and it’s amazing how you support each other and build each other up! I’m also very fortunate to be surrounded by amazing family and friends and we really support each other’s ideas and aspirations. It truly makes a difference.
Once you start looking into this, you’ll find that so many inspiring people speak about it when they describe how they have achieved their goals in life. Oprah Winfrey, Napoleon Hill, Dr Wayne Dyer, Jim Carrey, Will Smith, Deepak Chopra are all names worth looking into for their ideas and stories. “The Secret” by Rhonda Bryne, The Abraham Hicks collection by Ester and Jerry Hicks are good starter books and there is a tone of info online about it. These ideas are as old as time. Humans were once more intuitive and looked to deep into nature for support in health and wellbeing. Western Culture and modern times have dampened that a little though it does seem that there is a resurgence for being more in tune with the natural order of the universe.
So that’s an overview of my thoughts on what it’s all about. I learn something new all the time and I find it a really interesting subject which has a lot of crossover with my life and my work. I hope it starts you on your journey or gives you another perspective on how we experience life.