Law of Attraction Power
Why is it that some people just seem to naturally attract nothing but good things to themselves… and make it look so easy, to boot? The power of the law of attraction is pretty darn powerful!
When you dig deeper into what that person is all about, you generally find someone who believes that s/he should receive the bountiful things they are getting. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all think that way?
You can…you can be part of a world where you can easily learn how to put positive thinking to work for you. It’s not that hard to do, and the best thing about it is that you’ll learn how positive thinking can open all sorts of doors.
Long before I knew the name for it, I was attracted to the idea that positive thinking would bring positive results. Throughout my childhood, I can’t remember a time when my Mom wasn’t a cheerleader saying “You can do whatever you set your mind to.”
I still vividly remember how this worked in one particular instance…and every time I start to doubt its power, I let my mind drift back to when I was 16 and experienced my first real taste of what happens when you think positive thoughts.
I had just gotten my driver’s license and wanted to learn to drive a stick shift. My parents didn’t own a car with stick shift, so I couldn’t practice that way. I literally dreamed about driving a stick shift. In my dreams, I would see myself behind the wheel in various situations…coming to a stop at a traffic light, entering the highway…even driving in snow…and how it felt, how my feet worked together…everything about it was right. After about a month of this, I got up my nerve to enlist one of my friends whose Dad had a stick shift. I told him I had never driven one, but had dreamed about it. He agreed to let his car be my “guinea pig.” Amazingly, after a false start or two, I drove the car very smoothly…the thoughts I had in my dreams had come to life.
It took me a few years to realize that I could apply the law of attraction power to other areas of my life. One night at about 3 AM in my sophomore year of college, I had been studying – fruitlessly – for an exam I needed to get a good grade on if I were to have a shot of continuing in the major I wanted. I’d never done very well on exams. All of a sudden, the light bulb went off. I let my mind release and started picturing the questions I thought the professor would ask on the exam and how I would answer them. Even though I should have been sleepwalking when I went into the room for the test, I wasn’t. I was more alert – and more present — than I’d been in a while. And lo and behold, I relaxed and let my mind do the work. The result? I got a B on the exam that, for me, was a miracle!
Years later when The Secret was published, I bought it and read it. It took me back to the examples above and to several others that had happened to me throughout the years. Basically the book said that if one spends a portion of each day imagining what s/he wants…and if you believe 100% that by doing that, what you are imagining will come to fruition in your life, and if, no matter how far- fetched it seems, you truly believe it will happen…then you will see results.
It went on to say that when you can do that, you’ll be in complete control of your destiny. I wanted to believe that I was in complete control of my destiny, but after several attempts at visualizing and doing everything I thought the book said to do, with nothing happening, I gave up.
Something, obviously, had happened to me from the time I used to be able to visualize and this point in my life. Maybe I’d become too cynical and a non believer.
Not being a quitter, I tried again and discovered something quite amazing. The first time I tried after reading the book, I thought all I needed to do was imagine what I wanted and it would happen. Wrong. I had forgotten what I had done thinking about driving the stick shift and thinking about getting a good grade on my exam.
What I discovered is that I hadn’t been fully committed to the process, I discovered that I was being held back by some of the beliefs I had almost unconsciously put in my mind as I left college and ventured out in the world.
If you’re told something over and over again, it becomes ingrained, that becomes your reality. I decided then and there not to let that keep me down…