The Law of Attraction is a universal law of nature (just like gravity) that determines our health, relationships, success or failure. Most people don’t even know it.
The Law of Attraction is a universal law of nature (just like gravity) that determines our health, relationships, success or failure. Most people don’t even know it exists. For the scientifically-minded, you can think of it in terms of thoughts and emotions being a form of energy. Your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and intentions create an energy field that “attracts” events, people and circumstances to you like a magnet.
This works both positively and negatively. If you focus on and believe in your doubts and fears, things will tend to NOT go your way. If you focus on and believe in your dreams and best intentions, you will attract people and circumstances to assist you in their manifestation, sometimes almost effortlessly. In the words of Henry Ford, “Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you’re right!”
Where do our thoughts and beliefs come from?
Our thoughts and beliefs begin to form from the moment we’re born, actually even when we are in the womb! We receive and interpret messages, both verbal and non-verbal from those around us – our parents, caregivers, teachers, other kids, the church and the media. These messages affect how we perceive our world, as well as how we think and feel about ourselves – our identity.
The challenge for most of us is that our moms and dads were not self-help gurus and we didn’t live in ashrams. Much of our early programming was fear-based and intended to protect us from danger. We tend to internalize many beliefs that no longer serve us, and we begin to subconsciously identify with negative labels others may have tried to impose on us, such as we are not good enough or worthy. In some cases we totally misunderstand a well intentioned communication or misinterpret a situation to mean something negative about ourselves.
In this case, due to the Law of Attraction, we sometimes unwittingly draw to us what we fear most, and we keep ourselves playing small because of our limiting beliefs. The ego does whatever it takes to maintain its identity, whether it is positive or negative. If a person has a belief: “I can never get ahead,” or “I am not worthy of being loved,” when things start going really well, they will do something to sabotage it.
Making it work for you
You can “reprogram” subconscious fears and negative beliefs.
When you notice you are holding yourself back from achieving what you really want in life, ask yourself, “What am I afraid of that’s keeping me stuck, and what do I believe that no longer serves me?” Often it will be fear of being rejected or fear of failing. Common negative beliefs that hold us back are that we are unworthy of success or that we are inadequate (not good enough, not smart enough, etc.). Sometimes our fear itself will keep creating one “perceived” obstacle after another, just so we don’t have to take that big scary step towards our dreams! But you have to admit to yourself, and be honest with yourself, about what you really want. And then: Realize that all these fears and beliefs are simply not true. They were merely faulty programming, and maybe no one’s fault at all! Fear is simply False Evidence Appearing Real! As Franklin Roosevelt put it, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
The good news is that you can clear the “emotional charge” and programming of a fear or negative belief. And you can set the Law of Attraction working for you by reprogramming your mind to adopt positive emotions and beliefs. Now pay attention: Repetition is powerful. We do it all the time. What do you say when you find yourself in the longest line at the supermarket checkout? Often it is something like “this always happens to me.” When you think this repeatedly, you’re “programming” a negative thought pattern. The more you repeat it, the more it happens. So, who says you can’t reverse the trend? Try repeating a positive thought – over and over again, till it becomes a habit. What do you think might happen? Here’s a little exercise to do:
There is an acupressure point on the outside of the little finger side of your hand, where you would hit when making a karate chop, between the first and second joints. While tapping on this point, say out loud with conviction, “Even though I have this fear of (or belief that)… (whatever the fear or belief is), I deeply and completely love and accept myself and I now choose to … (the new emotions or beliefs you want to experience).” For example, “Even though I am afraid of rejection and believe I am not good enough, I deeply and completely love and accept myself, and I now choose to feel confident and believe that I am worthy of achieving this goal.” Then repeat the affirmation two more times.
By tapping this acupressure point while repeating this affirmation, it creates a very high field of energy within you that actually interrupts the old pattern and programs the new way of being deeply into your identity and subconscious. Do this whenever doubts or fears arise, and you will notice that the energy of your vision and the power to pursue your goals will become increasingly stronger, and your fears and doubts will lose their grip over you.
Two key elements to assure your success using the Law of Attraction:
1. Focus on your dreams, not your doubts, because you attract what you think about. Focus on thoughts and beliefs that make you feel good and that are aligned with your purpose and your vision.
2. Make empowering meanings out of things that have happened to you. When something happens that in the past you would have interpreted as bad, ask yourself, “What’s great about this, and how can this serve me?” Believe that everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you.
REMEMBER C-B-A – Three steps to creating the life that you want:
Conceive: Create a clear vision of what you want. Remember you attract what you focus on, so focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. Having an “attitude of gratitude” will keep you focused on the positive.
Believe: Believe in yourself and your dreams. Belief is a tremendously powerful force that can overcome any obstacle.
Achieve: Take action and rally the support of others. Take simple steps each day to move forward.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
– Henry David Thoreau
John Maguire is the founder and director of the Kinesiology Institute, which offers a variety of programs including webinars, online learning and hands-on seminars. In his thirty three years as a holistic health practitioner and kinesiologist, John has helped a multitude of people identify the root causes of their health challenges and has empowered them to take the actions needed to create optimum wellness and peak performance. He is particularly adept in the areas of nutrition, weight loss and stress management, assisting his clients and students to clear emotional issues and make dietary and lifestyle choices that bring their bodies into greater balance.
To contact him call: 1-800-501-4878.