This is a subject that I’m sure you are all familiar with since the release of Rhonda Byrne’s book The Secret, and the movie of the same name. Countless books before The Secret dealt with the law of attraction, but it was the movie and book that brought it to the forefront. To be honest, I knew very little about this universal law of attraction until The Secret came out, which might explain why my life was in a downward spin a lot of the time even when I tried to think positive. When something went wrong in my life, I would do my best to have faith and think positive. I believed deep down that things would work out. However, I just couldn’t let go of the feeling that you get when things aren’t working out, so more of the same things that I didn’t want kept showing up.
The law of attraction states: You get what you think about, whether you want it or not. Why did I never know this simple yet sometimes quite complicated law, which is guaranteed to work just as the law of gravity is guaranteed to work? The complicated part of this for me was that I spent more time thinking about what I didn’t want than I did thinking about what I did want. Some would say I was looking at the problem rather than the solution. But it’s more than this simple explanation; I was feeling the pain of the problem more than feeling the anticipation of the solution. I didn’t purposely do this, I just didn’t know any better until I went to see a lady by the name of Esther Hicks.
Esther Hicks has written many great books on the law of attraction. As a matter of fact, the producers of The Secret approached her and her husband Jerry Hicks about the subject. I recently went to see Esther talk to a few thousand people in Stamford CT, and it has had a huge impact on my life ever since. After the lecture I bought all of her books, CDs and DVDs. Although I’ve read some of her work before, I finally get it. It’s all about feeling.
You see, the one ingredient I was missing that Ester Hicks explains over and over is that when you know what you don’t want, its then that you have the power to know what it is that you do want. For example: I feel bad. What do I want? Well, I want to feel good! Now, you need to change how you feel about what you don’t want to the feeling of what you do want. It’s all about feeling. How you feel is how you’re vibrating, and it’s your vibration that attracts the people and situations that create your reality.
Sometimes it’s hard to jump from feeling down to feeling great all at once. It’s times like this that it’s important to change how you feel just a little at a time until you replace the bad feeling with a good feeling. An example of this might be that you are unemployed, find it hard to make ends meet, and the bills keep coming in. In a case like this you just can’t jump from feeling broke to feeling rich because that just feels false. But you can change the feeling of lack to a better feeling. For example, you might try to think of something you’re grateful for in your life. It could be the fact that you have your health, or that you are loved by others. Or you could be grateful for the people in your life that you love. The idea is to change the bad feeling of lack into a better feeling. As you start to feel better, your situation gets a little better, and so you begin to feel even better. Good feelings build on good feelings until you get out of a rut and start understanding how this all works. Then you can start feeling how it would feel to have a job and be able to pay the bills. It is from feeling like this that you will feel more empowered to look for work and attract prosperity. This is just one example. The point is this: Whatever is going on in your life is a reflection of your feeling. If you change how you’re feeling, you can change what’s going on in your life. It’s that simple. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says, Change your thoughts — Change your life. It just takes a small shift in perception by being conscious of how your feeling.
I hope this little bit of advice helps someone out there. It has helped me create a more joyous life. For me it’s not all about the expensive cars and millions of dollars that some people talk about. It’s all about living a happy, joyous life and everything else will fall into place.