Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to get what you want

As some of you already know from reading my blog, I fully believe in The Law of Attraction. I don't always remember to stay focused on positive things, or to be grateful, but I try. And when I keep these things in mind, good things come my way. That's all the proof I need.

The Law of Attraction is a universal law that basically says what you think about, you bring about.
Most people understand the concept of thinking positive thoughts or focusing on what they want in a positive way. Like daydreaming about a great relationship, money, success, or a perfect pet.

However, most people don't realize how powerful thinking/visualizing the achievement of those goals can be. (Always focus on the end result.) This is not only true for bringing about big changes, but for making everyday life a little easier too.

It's WAY too easy to let negative thoughts run amuck in your subconscious. The result being that your day is filled with ups and downs like crazy rather than flowing smoothly. 

Take these thoughts for example:

Oh, I hope I don't see my mother-in-law today. I hate that bitch.

Why does it have to rain every time I get a day off?

I can't stand going to the doctor, it's never anything good.

Do I really have to go to the family reunion? I'll just look fat in all the pictures.

These are only a few examples of thoughts that might make life more hectic than it needs to be. 

Whether these thoughts are caused by personal experience, or listening to others, when you subconsciously accept an idea, it becomes a real belief for you. Even if it's as simple as "always looking fat in pictures." 

People walk around thinking negative things and guess what, their days play out exactly as they expect them to, filled with unnecessary drama. As I once told a friend of mine, "If I want drama, I'll go to the f***ing theatre."

The thing to remember is that NONE of the above statements (or the ones that you constantly tell yourself) are true. Basically, your life doesn't have to suck. LOL You have the power to create your life (each day) as smoothly as you can imagine. You only have to be aware of your thoughts.

This is where visualization comes in.

Picture your day (mentally plan it out) going as smoothly as possible. See yourself getting a good report from the doctor, or having a NICE conversation with that abrasive mother-in-law, etc. 

The first step is to become aware of the negative thoughts that you have throughout the day. Most of the time, these are automatic. For example, if you hate going to a certain store because the clerk is an ass, or you are ALWAYS late for work when it rains, you need to make a note of that negative thought. You don't literally have to write it down, just become aware of always assuming the worst.

Next you need to understand that those negative thoughts are not a fact. Whatever it is, it doesn't have to play out the way you fear, even if it has before. You have the ability to change anything you want.

Last, you need to imagine what you DO want to happen and know with absolute certainty that it will happen just as you imagine it will.

Personally, I'm still working on the million dollars. LOL However, I've had lots of luck with smaller things. 

Here is a recent example. I LOVE designer purses. Unfortunately, at this stage in my career, I do not have a designer budget. YET. So, what was I really wanting? An awesome Juicy Couture purse. I decided to go on ebay and as a visualization exercise, I started shopping for purses. I wanted to see what was out there and get a better idea of what I really wanted. 

After a week of seeing great purses go for $150 and up, I was a little disappointed. My budget was only about $30 or less. And that had to include shipping. After being outbid several times I decided to start really imagining having that purse. I saw it sitting in my bedroom. I imagined coming in from the store and placing my Juicy Couture purse on the counter. As I went to sleep that last night, I even played out a conversation in my head. I was telling my best friend all about what an amazing deal I got and how the purse was EXACTLY what I wanted. But most of all, I was GRATEFUL for that purse as if it was already mine.

The very next day, I did a new search for Juicy Couture purses on ebay. A purple one showed up that was "to die for."  Have I mentioned that purple is my favorite color? Anyway, I waited until 15 minutes was left and placed my maximum bid. Within the hour I was texting my friend and having almost the exact conversation I imagined. 

Today my purse arrived in the mail. I couldn't be more thrilled. Oh, I almost forgot the best part. I got the purse for $26!! Shipping and all. 

I have seen this happen with other things in my life and i try to remember to imagine how I want things to play out, not how I fear they will.

This has made a huge difference in my life. I am so much calmer than I used to be and most days, everything goes smoothly. For example,  I'm two months ahead of schedule on my writing projects, and within 5 pounds of my ultimate weight loss goal. 

Every time I see someone who has a great body, rather than be envious, I am deeply grateful for my own beautiful body. (Just like I was with the purse.) I've been doing this for months now (long before my body resembled anything "beautiful.") and it IS working, almost effortlessly.

So, start using your imagination and the power of gratitude to bring about what you really want out of life. Not every day is perfect for me, but I sure as heck have more good days than bad and more awesome days than anything else. 

You will be amazed once you put this into practice. The more often you do it, the more often it works. Plus, the more you see The Law of Attraction at work, the more you will believe it can work.

Trust me. I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn Express or anything, but I have seen this work in my own life. 

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