The Law of Attraction
By Jerry Brownstein
Many people have heard about the Law of Attraction, but few have a real grasp of what it actually is and how it works. The basic principles underlying this phenomenon are: 1) Everything in the universe is a form of vibrating energy – including your thoughts, words and feelings. 2) The laws of physics tell us that like attracts like, meaning that all things which vibrate at the same level are attracted to each other. The way that this applies to you and me is that whatever we think and feel will be attracted into our lives according to the basic mantra that “energy flows where attention goes”. This seems quite simple so why is it that, since all of us want to be happy, healthy and wealthy, not everyone actually is?
To find the answer to that question let us assume for the moment that the Law of Attraction is truly a Universal Law, and look into how it is supposed to be applied effectively in our lives.
One reason that we do not always get what we want is that the Law of Attraction does not discriminate between positive thoughts and negative ones. Whatever you focus your attention on becomes your point of attraction, so that’s where the energy flows, and that is what you will attract. For instance, if you are having difficulties with your work situation then much of your attention is probably focused on how you do not like the problems with your job. But by thinking this way your main point of attraction becomes “problems with my job”. That is the energy you are projecting and that is exactly what you will attract… more problems. The way to transform this is to consciously choose to focus your attention in a positive direction so that your point of attraction is in line with what you really want.
In this instance you could center your attention on something like: “I can make my work enjoyable and fulfilling” and this new point of attraction would start to create the harmonious situation that you desire.
Once your thoughts are vibrating on this positive level, the next step is to align your feelings and emotions with that same point of attraction. One can think good thoughts and repeat positive affirmations all day long, but if at the same time you are having feelings of fear and doubt then you will not manifest what you desire. In fact, according to the Law of Attraction, if you are stuck in negative feelings and emotions then you will attract that same kind of negative energy into your life. Have you ever had one of those mornings that from the moment you got out of bed you just didn’t feel right, and then everything seemed to go wrong for the entire day? If so, then you have experienced the downside of the Law of Attraction in action. Your initial negative feeling was your point of attraction and that snowball of negativity got bigger and bigger as it rolled through the events of your day. The way to get out of that downward spiral is by making a conscious choice to use your free will and imagination to “change the energy”.
You do this by choosing to focus on something that makes you joyful so that you can experience the good feelings that flow from those happy thoughts. Sending out these positive vibrations will attract more and more positive events into your life, and your day will turn around and become joyful.
Here is an example of how it is all supposed to work. If you desire to have a wonderful loving relationship then start by imagining what it would be like for that to happen in your life. Fill your mind with positive thoughts about the perfect relationship and then begin to feel the excitement that comes with the first blush of romantic love. Be constantly vigilant to avoid negative thoughts or feelings such as “I don’t deserve this” or “this couldn’t happen for me”, and if they arise quickly banish them in favor of new ones filled with joy and optimism. The final step is to let go of your expectations of how your wishes will be fulfilled. Don’t micro-manage the universe by trying to figure out the exact details. Trust in the process and allow the Law of Attraction work its magic.
Now you have an idea of how to apply this law in your life, but is it really a law or is it just wishful thinking dressed up in a shiny New Age package? There are numerous documented cases of how the Law of Attraction has worked for people in a wide variety of situations to bring health, happiness and abundance. But if you still are not convinced, then why don’t you try it for yourself. Keep in mind that you are the writer, director and star of the movie that is your life.
Every minute of every day you have the power to create your thoughts, feelings and actions so that they reflect how you want your movie to flow. Instead of being the victim of whatever negativity comes into your mind, you can use this marvelous gift of free will to consciously put forth the type of energy that you choose to project. Give it a try… I think you will enjoy the movie. •