Even during the tough times of global pandemic, lockdown and isolation, we can use the powers of the laws of attraction to listen to our inner voice, stay motivated and create new possibilities.
Think back: have you ever had one of those days where everything goes great: from unexpectedly being taken on a really fun date; to finding a great deal on something you’ve wanted to buy for a long time; or being offered a new opportunity at work? When this happens, we say: ‘It must be my time’, or we decide we’re on a ‘winning streak’.
Such opportunities appear to be random and out of our control. Or maybe you know someone who is always lucky’. ’. They’re the person whose friend has a spare ticket for a sold-out concert, they often get a flight upgrade, and they always seem to be in a happy relationship when everyone else is single.
I’ve come to understand how all of these ‘lucky’ moments are far from pure serendipity: they are the law of attraction in action. Consider especially lucky’ or very good things which have happened to you recently.
A working from home opportunity seems like good fortune but why not consider it a reflection of your successful performance? That chance meeting with your partner could have felt more like a ‘golden ticket’ than the result of the conscious effort you had made to be open to meeting people and being in the right place at the right time. Life is not just happening to us; we are creating it with everything that we do.
The law of attraction is strongly connected to us aligning all of our brain power. It describes the way that we can create the relationships, situations and material things that come into our lives as a direct consequence of the way we think and the subconscious beliefs that underlie that. We ‘manifest’ them by focusing on them, visualizing them becoming true, and directing our energy towards them through our actions. This is the idea that by choosing to focus your energy and attention towards something, it can be manifested in your life.
This idea of ‘manifesting’ is controversial and often gets dismissed, with people writing off the whole idea of the law of attraction as a result, but I think the issue is partly a question of semantics. Manifesting is merely another way of saying we ‘make something happen It is related to the action rather than to purpose.
Instead of loading this word with wondrous and spontaneous happenings, we should consider it as a directed and purposeful connection between our intention and the actions that we take. This takes the inspirational ideology and backs it up with modern science.
Setting Your Intention
Let’s consider what is known as the ‘intention point’. It’s defined as the meeting place between ‘heart’ and ‘mind’, but science shows us that there is more than just blind faith in this notion. When we set a goal from the ‘intention point’ what actually happens scientifically is that our intuition, our deepest emotions and our rational thinking line up and work in harmony rather than conflict. It’s almost impossible to reach our goals when we are out of kilter in these three dimensions.
It’s interesting how, when we’re making life choices, we tend to distinguish the concepts of our head, heart and gut as separate things, often pulling us in different directions – we put the logical processes of the brain against the more instinctive responses of our body and the pull of our emotions (in both big decisions, such as choosing a job we want, versus the realities of security and stability especially at such an uncertain time; and small choices, such as deciding whether to buy a new expensive jacket online or not).
Increasingly, emerging science is demonstrating the inter relatedness of the relationship between our body and mind, teaching us more about the brain–body connection. By accepting this and striving for intentions that feel right at a whole-brain, and whole-body level, makes scientific sense.
Attracting what you really want
There is nothing mystical or magical about setting your intention. It’s just a question of asking yourself ‘is my life panning out in the way I want it to?’ and if the answer is no, envisaging the way you’d like it to be, and taking action based on this.
It is key to remember that our intention and focus are at their strongest when our goals align with our deepest life choices and values.
For example, if you force yourself to make career choices for money at the expense of a sincere desire to have a sense of purpose, you could end up with issues such as stress and anxiety, in your physical, emotional or spiritual life, as you try to live out of sync with your true self. Or if you compromise on what you need from a partner because your biological clock is ticking, you may end up finding that you have ticked some boxes but still have unmet needs deep down.
Every person in this life’s objective is to become our true self. We are all worthy of love, acceptance, trust and respect. If the Law of Attraction is not working for you bringing you these experiences, chances are it is because of what you wrongly assume about yourself.
You are not alone. Most of us, because of our environment and experiences, adopted a false self-image of being flawed and not worthy enough for the best things in life. Our Higher Self was created perfectly and worthy, but somewhere along the way, we let that true image get replaced with something lesser. This belief isn’t real; it’s something we discovered to pretend to be.
What do I mean? Humans base all of our thoughts, decisions and actions on deep-seated convictions we hold about ourselves. Over time, we rely so much on this self-image that we unconsciously base our actions on that root. This was difficult to decipher at first, but then it dawned on me, you attract from the Universe what you believe in because that belief drives how you act. In other words, if the intent behind your actions is based on faulty thoughts, then you will trigger that faulty intent in return from the Law of Attraction.
Such symptoms represent a cry of:’That is not exactly what I want!’ These internal conflicts impact on our resilience by hampering our immunity. When you’re under constant stress, for example, your brain and body are flooded with the stress hormone cortisol, which has a knock-on impact on white blood cells – the first line of defense in our immune systems. This is truer than ever given the unprecedented uncertainty we are going through right now.
In contrast, when we are more balanced, with our goals and behavior aligned with our deep self, we are primed for success. We are less likely to be sidetracked by anxiety or negativity, and stress hormone levels are likely to be lower so we will be healthier with stronger immunity, avoiding frequent minor illnesses all the way up to major health scares. Mood-regulating hormones and feel-good endorphins allow our fullest brain power to flow more freely.
Until we learned about the Law of Attraction, we did not realize that our false self-image was drawing people and situations that supported what we reasoned; no matter what we did, it would never be good enough to gain their acceptance. Dutifully, the Universe sent reinforcements to help us experience what we were unconsciously projecting about our self.
Once we are able to integrate our mind and body more fully, our motivation and energy will align in a powerful way. There are small opportunities to work on this during lockdown and emerge more certain of what you want in life and more confident that you won’t compromise on making it happen. Start by asking yourself what you’ve learnt about yourself during this wake-up call that means something about the choices you will make going forward.
Find your worthiness first and be grounded in it, only then will you attract the things that make you joyful and grateful for your life. The Universe will conspire with you.
Remember, paying gratitude for your life forward will reward you with great spirits of joy and contentment.
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