I am so excited to have found out about the law of attraction! Everything makes sense for me now! Oh, how I wish I would have understood this decades ago! However, I wasn't ready for it until now. Until I had learned some other things recently, there is no way I would have believed in this before. First, I heard a lot of stories on the James Altucher podcast about people who became very financially successful. All of them believed they were going to make it. On one of them, he was talking to a guy that became a millionaire and during the conversation he said he just always knew he would be rich and wouldn't have to worry about it. He just naturally applied the law of attraction!
I have also heard a ton of stories from my ex-boss about financially successful people who also made it because they believed. One of them is about a man who has seven kids and said he doesn't worry about finances, because he knows God will take care of him, and he never has to worry. They aren't rich, but he applies the law of attraction naturally!
The other thing I had to learn was about the Ten Dogmas of Science by Rupert Sheldrake. Before I ran across him, I was pretty much what he calls a materialist, meaning I believed there was nothing more than the physical. He taught me about the mind, and that the mind is separate from the body.
After learning about those things, I was finally ready to hear about the law of attraction. And now everything makes sense! I now understand why I am in the situation I am currently in. I was recently laid off/fired from my job. But it was because I didn't want the job! I have a couple of nice cars, because I knew I could afford them, even if I lost my job. I have a knee that has been hurting me from when I injured it as a teenager. But that knee is long gone! The only reason it hurts is because I think it should hurt. My wife is who she is because she is what I wanted. The way she looks and acts is exactly what I had wanted before we met. I now understand that how I treat others is what I will attract to myself. Recently I have been desiring to have a good attitude, and now I can have that attitude because I understand how important it is, for me. I understand how my attitude will affect my life.
I have to say, this is crazy and so exciting. It is just like the movie the Matrix. Pretty much everything I have heard or been taught about the world all my life is untrue. As far as I can tell, most science is junk science. Science has no way to measure the power of the mind! I doubt the theory of gravity now. Gravity might just be a construct of our minds (I will wait for someone else to test that out though lol). Maybe planes work only because we all think they will work. Until everyone on a plane thinks it has stopped working, and then they crash. Of course those that think they will survive the crash do survive.
Now I understand why no one can figure out weight loss. Science will never figure it out because weight gain/loss/maintenance is all about what we think our weight/size should be, not about what or how much we eat. Science will never figure out how to heal our bodies, because our health is dependent on what we think our health should be.
More and more things will keep being invented, because people will decide they want something and the universe will give it to them, as long as they believe it will be.
Another thing I understand is that there is no way to teach others about this principle. Financially poor people are poor because that is what they think they should be. I never before thought I deserved to have a lot of money. Well guess what? I don't have a lot of money. It is purely because of my own thoughts.
Anyway, I am so excited about this new journey. Changing my mindset is definitely the hardest part of this journey. But I have already started believing that each day is going to be great and I have already started trying to love everyone and every creature and to treat them all with respect. I have to, if I want to have respect and love given to myself. And I do!
“Changing my mindset is definitely the hardest part of this journey.”
That’s the easiest part.
“I now understand that how I treat others is what I will attract to myself.”
In addition, how you treat others is how you treat yourself.
Changing my mindset is difficult because it is easy for me to doubt when I don't know how the universe will bring about what I want. So what I am really saying, is that having faith, for me, is very difficult, even though there is tons of evidence that the LOA is true.
I am also getting mixed messages. For example, in the book The Secret, she says to want, then believe, then receive. She then says don't worry about how you will receive. But then they talk about how someone wanted to received checks in the mail (the how) and then they supposedly started coming.
And then someone on here said to not want, because that implies that you don't have it. Well, there are a lot of things I don't have, so I want them. I don't see how I can express to the universe what I want if I don't want.
So the question is, do I say to myself that I want five million dollars by the end of March, or do I play the lottery and tell myself that I am going to win it?
“Changing my mindset is difficult because . . .”
“Changing my mindset is difficult because I practice the belief and old story that doesn’t feel good when I tell it that changing my mindset is not as easy as I would like it to be.”
“. . . easy for me to doubt when I don’t know how the universe will bring about what I want.”
That’s not it. You don’t care about the how. Not knowing the how is not causing you to doubt.
Do you know how companies will find your package in their warehouse and ship it to you?
Do you know how your cells regenerate themselves?
Do you know how the sun has so much energy to be pumping out light and heat for billions of years?
Do you know how electricity works when you flip a switch and your room lights up? All you need to know is that you flip a switch and everything works.
Do you know how your engine in your car works? All you need to know is that you put your key in and go.
You don’t know how most, if any of how all of that works. You just know that it will work. And you know that through practiced application and seeing consistent results. And working with the Law of Attraction is the same way.
“Having faith, for me, is very difficult.”
It’s not though. Faith in what you want, sure. But you have faith that having faith is difficult. You believe faith is hard, so Law of Attraction keeps helping it to be challenging for you.
“Want, then believe, then receive. . . . Don’t worry about how you will receive. But then they talk about how someone wanted to received checks in the mail (the how) and then they supposedly started coming.”
I like Abraham’s three steps of ask, it is given, and then allow yourself to receive what has already been given. You don’t need to believe what you want, you just want to focus on feeling relief or feeling good. When you do that, you release resistance and allow what you want.
They had a preference of receiving checks in the mail and they were not worrying about it, so they allowed themselves to receive their preference. It could have come other ways, you just want to have no expectation it needs to happen a certain way and you allow it to come to your through the path of least resistance.
“And then someone on here said to not want, because that implies that you don’t have it.”
Your emotions will tell you if it’s in alignment or not. If you say want and feel good, you’re allowing what you want.
“There are a lot of things I don’t have, so I want them.”
You also want what you do have. You have hair, you have ears, you have the ability to breathe fresh clean air and you want all of those. Wanting doesn’t negate your appreciation and desire for it.
“I don’t see how I can express to the universe what I want if I don’t want.”
You living life expresses what you want. You don’t have to tell the universe anything, because you’ve already asked, it’s been given, and your only work is to focus on being in the receptive mode by thinking thoughts and doing things you enjoy.
“Do I say to myself that I want five million dollars by the end of March, or do I play the lottery and tell myself that I am going to win it?”
How do those thoughts feel? This is where it’s important to use your emotional guidance system. If those thoughts feel good, you’re allowing what you want. If they don’t help you feel good, then think about them in a different way that does feel better when you think about it.
Recommend you read “Ask and It Is Given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
"your only work is to focus on being in the receptive mode by thinking thoughts and doing things you enjoy."
I think this is key. Anytime I focus on money, I start to feel anxiety. So instead, I have started to try to focus on what it is I want to do. Once I do that, my anxiety goes away. Also, smiling and laughing helps a lot too.
Hi Brodie! Welcome here, this is a great place! Have fun!
a quote by Abraham Hicks 4 you:
"The only thing that makes the difference in the way you feel right now is the thought that you are thinking right now. It doesn't matter how much money you've got; there are joyful people with no money, and there are unhappy people with lots of money. How you feel is about how you are allowing the Source that is You to flow. So when we talk about the Art of Allowing, we're talking about the art of living; about the art of thriving; about the art of clarity. We're talking about the art of being who you really are."
Thanks Stefania. I am very happy now after finding out about the LOA. Everything finally makes sense for me. And it just came to me after reading your post, that I have to be positive all the time now. If I am negative, it will just invite negativity into my life. The hard thing for me though is I have been so negative all of my life, that it is a habit, that I have to change.
Don't worry, almost any person is like you :D almost we all have been really negative all of our life but now we need just to practice better feeling thoughts and our reality will shift. We may need some time and patience but it's definitely worth it :D
Here's a great article and a quote that can help you:
Thank you for the article Stefania. However, I think I actually now can be positive, all the time. The reason is I now understand that being negative will just invite negativity into my life. It is the same reason I now have to always treat others with respect, generosity, and kindness, so I can attract that into my life. It's just a matter of recognizing when I am falling into old habits of negativity and changing my mindset back to positive. I think I can do it now that I realize I have to do it. It is just not even an option now, if I want positivity in my life, which I do, so much. I have actually recently (for the last few months) in my life been really wanting to be positive. But I didn't know how to change my mindset. And it appears the universe has granted my wish!
if you find it hard to change a belief just find the opposite belief and look for evidence, it can be easier than it has been!
Yes many of us attracted the knowledge of Law of Attraction. I had a friend just randomly hand me the original disk cd for The Secret. She just suddenly out of know where gave it to me when I was heavily reading the God Books by Walsh. And another friend sent me free Abe Cd's, and another bought me Louis Hay cd's for my BD too. All of this stuff I never openly asked for.