December 28th, 2010 Archive

Attracting the Good Life

December 28th, 2010 by Ric in Lifestyle

Liz and I are huge proponents of the Law of Attraction. We believe that you are the catalyst that drives everything in your life and. Therefore, you can accomplish anything that you want to accomplish – that is the power of the Law of Attraction. Because of this law, you receive an abundance of whatever you focus on.

For me and Liz, this means that we try as much as we can to focus on what we are thankful for and what we want in our lives. We want to make more, we want to live more, and we want to give more. We focus on the things we want to attract into our lives, and because of this, we attract those things.

Matthew Ferry explains the Law of Attraction in his Healthy Wealthy n Wise article Life Coaching – Law of Attraction Explained by saying that “you attract into your life whatever you give your energy, focus and attention to, whether you want it or not.” If you focus on what you don’t have, what you hate about your situation, and basically, the negative aspects of your life, that is what you attract. If, instead, you focus on your goals and dreams, you bring yourself closer to achieving them.

Of course, the results aren’t always instantaneous. Thinking about being rich doesn’t cause riches to land on your lap the next day. The Law of Attraction, Matthew explains, “is hard to see because it usually happens over long periods of time and is very subtle… But eventually you are living exactly what you had thought about, in one way or another.”

Because we don’t always see immediate results, many of us struggle with the Law of Attraction. Many of us find ourselves stumbling along the way, and even doubting the truth or power of the Law of Attraction. Luckily, Barbara Kelly has written an article, Beyond Affirmations – 10 Tips for Using the Law of Attraction, up on Healthy Wealthy n Wise.

  1. Take 10 minutes every day to meditate. Barbara explains that you don’t have to take meditation too seriously. “There is no need to take a class, use a particular breathing method or sit on a hard pillow. You can meditate in a recliner, on the floor, standing up or even in the bathtub!” The idea is to get in touch with yourself and find time to focus only on you, your thoughts, and your feelings.
  2. Write 3 pages every morning. Barbara gives only three rules for this: “keep writing,” “no editing,” and “no judgment.” I don’t exactly do this everyday, but I like doing this every so often because it gives me insights into my own mind. Try writing three pages without thinking, and ideas that are swimming in the back of your head somehow find their way to the surface. What pops up may surprise you.
  3. Exercise your inner guidance system. Barbara suggests you ask yourself the following questions everyday, and write your answers down: “What are my special gifts? How do I bring more love, wealth, abundance into my life? Where do I feel most peaceful? What brings me joy? What is it that I truly desire?” You may not know what you want right now, but this should help you figure that out.
  4. Turn down the volume of your inner critic. “Your inner critic is not your friend!” Barbara explains. She suggests that you “invite this voice into your consciousness.” and learn to identify this voice. When you can identify it, then you can play around with it – make it talk louder or in a whisper, or make it sound really silly. It’s hard to take somebody that sounds like Donald Duck seriously, isn’t it?
  5. Learn while you sleep. Your mind doesn’t stop working, even when you go to sleep. Sometimes, your dreams present solutions to problems you experience in your waking hours.
  6. Take out the trash. Barbara puts it really well: “by clearing your space, you say to the universe, ‘I’m ready for beauty, joy, and abundance.’” Take the clutter out of your room, house, or office, and out of your life. Letting go of things makes more room for more blessings and abundance.
  7. Keep a gratitude list. This goes back to focusing on what you want to attract into your life. By writing down the things that you are grateful for, you can remind yourself of the good things you have when you start getting stressed or feeling bad.
  8. Look where you are going! “Faith is leaving the past behind and trusting in the future,” Barbara explains. “By focusing on the past, you miss your present and your future.” It’s a bit like driving a car. You have your mirrors to keep you aware of obstacles and dangers that are behind you, but you should only glance at them every so often and keep your eyes focused on the road ahead.
  9. Give. Sharing what you have with others, “results in better physical and mental health.” Donate to a charity, contribute time to a worthy cause, share some words of encouragement to somebody struggling, or even just smile at the person beside you.
  10. Once you have stated your desire for abundance, a loving relationship, or more wealth, release it and get on with your life. “Sitting on your couch waiting for something to happen will not bring the results you want.” You have to trust that the universe is working in your favor. Instead of waiting for results, it’s best that you go out and work to achieve your goals.

These are just a few tips from two experts on the Law of Attraction, but there is so much more we have to share with you. One of the things we’d like to share is this Free Video on the Law of Attraction. We invite you to watch it so you can learn more about how to put the principles of the Law of Attraction to work for you.

May you attract the good life in the coming New Year!

Ric


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