Have you heard of people who find themselves stuck in a pattern of finding one bad relationship after another? Perhaps you know of someone who doesn’t seem to have any luck with being blessed with good health, finding a job or making more money.
Feeling so helpless and upset, many times we complain about our rotten circumstances, and hope that things could be different. But no matter how much we try to be more positive, wish, hope and pray for a solution to get out of the bad situation, things never seem to change.
If you’re finding yourself in a place where you don’t want to be, know that you’re not cursed. You’re not a bad person and God isn’t punishing you. The law of attraction is working in your life.
The Law of Attraction: What is it and how does it work?
The law of attraction is defined as like attracts like. In other words, we attract people, places, situations and things into our lives that we focus on and think about consistently. It doesn’t matter if your focus is negative or positive, you get what you think about. No strings.
In the same way that you may think about a long lost friend and they call you ‘out of the blue’, or you suddenly bump into someone on the street that you’ve been thinking about, the law of attraction is working in your life always showing you what you’re thinking about.
It’s working when you get that loaded bill in the mail that you’ve been losing sleep over and worrying about. It’s working when the boyfriend you’ve been suspecting of playing you dirty, cheats on you. And it’s working when that feared lump you found in the shower becomes cancer, and just when you thought things couldn’t be worse, it’s working when you get laid off. Sucks right?
But don’t make the mistake of calling it a coincidence or a curse. Why?
Because your body along with everything else in the universe is energy–broken down to its smallest bits. Scientists have proven that everything that we can see, feel, hear, taste, touch and even those things that we can’t get a physical handle on, like your thoughts, these are all actually moving particles of light. Atomic bits of energy vibrating and in constant motion. Everything is about vibration.
Vibration: The what that really makes the world go ’round
The other day I heard someone say, “Money makes the world go ’round.” That’s actually not true. It’s vibration that makes the world go ’round. Money has a vibration as everything else does. Everything has it’s own vibration. Colors, words, things, people, places, blood, your body, foods, your thoughts. It’s all vibrating and resonating with things of the same vibration. And when you can learn to change your vibration to get more of what you want, you will stop manifesting what you don’t.
We live in a universe in which there are laws. If you walk off the edge of a building, the force of gravity will cause you to fall. It doesn’t matter if you’re Mother Teresa or Hitler, the magnetic force of gravity will take you down.
You are a magnet and you are attracting everything into your life that you currently have. Your body, your job, your relationships, your finances. Everything you’re complaining about, everything you fear, and everything you have. The good, the bad and ugly is all a result of things you have thought and believed to be true for you. It’s what you’re vibrating. What are you saying to yourself?
Most of us have never been taught that our thoughts are powerful and that they are the building blocks of our life. So we go through our day without paying any mind to what we are thinking about, getting dragged down by our emotions and letting our fears run our lives. Our inner critic is our worst enemy. Aren’t you finding that you stand in your own way sometimes?
Don’t beat up on yourself. It’s not your fault. Everybody does it. It’s natural.
Just like Pavlov’s dogs who learned to anticipate food and began salivating in response to hearing a ringing bell, we live in a stimulus-response world. Something happens. We react because our brain quickly makes connections about the meaning of what happened.
Every situation you experience seems to present a new opportunity to react to whatever is happening. But most of us keep on doing the same thing over and over again and complaining that’s it’s not working. It’s a perpetual cycle that keeps on repeating itself. Without being aware of how to focus your thoughts and tame your inner critic, it’s so easy to get pulled off course, and caught up in your emotions. With so many feelings of overwhelm and frustration hitting you all at once, it’s tough to follow through and keep on moving forward toward your goals, despite all the anxiety you’re experiencing.
Nobody can think clearly at a time like that. We do things automatically without thinking all the time. You get in your car and start driving and before you know it, you’re at your destination. Never aware of the specifics of how you got there, but you did.
Your subconscious mind: Your faithful servant
It’s responsible for all of your physical functions like breathing, digesting your food and making sure that you get just the right amount of blood pumping into your heart. But it doesn’t stop there. It’s also busy regulating your thoughts. It’s like this huge computer capable of holding every memory you’ve ever experienced.
Did you know that the beliefs that you hold consciously or in your subconsicous mind are compulsive? That means that they have to come true no matter what. If you believe you aren’t good enough, or that you don’t deserve to make more money, you will stand in your way every time and sabotage your success every step of the way and there’s not a damned thing that you can do to stop it as long as your subconscious mind is stuck in it’s default mode.
In fact if you don’t believe yourself deserving of money, even if you get a huge windfall, like winning a lottery or an inheritance, you’ll either lose it or spend it all and eventually end up back at square one, facing poverty. Same with your relationships and everything else. We attract what and who we believe we deserve. To get out of the rut, here’s what you have to do:
Pay Attention: Know Where You Are
So all the rules you’ve come to believe about yourself and your life are stored there in your subconscious mind, which is actually in every cell of your body. Your body has a memory. And because your body and mind are connected, they are always communicating with one another. Did you know that we have over 60,000 thoughts a day. So the question is what do you think about all day? By getting clear about what you’re thinking about, you’ll get a preview of what you are attracting. Now don’t worry about trying to monitor every thought you have and making sure that it’s all good. Your emotions are like a GPS and they’ll tell you immediately what you’re vibrating out there to the world. Whether you feel good or bad, it’s an automatic feedback telling you what you’re thinking about most of the time.
When you think about money, what’s your vibe on that?
When you think of finding that perfect partner, what feelings come up for you?
When you think about your body, what are you saying to yourself?
Clear Blocks to Abundance By Questioning Your Beliefs
The answers to these questions and more are determined by what programmed beliefs you have in your subconscious mind that have been keeping you stuck. It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how much you try to succeed, if a part of you doesn’t believe that you can have sucess, you’ll find yourself stuck in old bad habits that keep you down. That only makes you feel disempowered and helpless, so you’re not very resourceful when you’re in that place. When you’re feeling that way, your vibe is low, and you’re attracting more junk into your life.
No amount of conscious will power effort, is going to overturn your powerful subconscious mind to change your point of attraction. You have to make the switch by changing your energy; the way you feel. To make the flip and get back in the drivers’ seat of your life, you have to question all the doubts and limiting beliefs that pop up automatically.
So in order to calm the storm of the doubts and fears that you’ve got in your head so that you can get what you want, you have to learn how to control your vibration to your own advantage. It works on the basis of unblocking the energy in your body that keeps you stuck in thoughts that don’t serve you. It helps you think clearly and it makes you realize that you have choices.
The path to making the law of attraction is deceptively simple: Choose what you want. Believe that you can have it and be open to receiving it. But if you’re constantly struggling with doubts, your vibe is low and the universe will give you what you’re asking for; more feelings of lack.
If you want to change your body, or any part of your life for that matter, you have to feel more relaxed and neutral about it. You can’t continue to hate your circumstances and talk like a victim, because it will only make you feel worse, and you’ll get more of that bad feeling by thinking about it. To get out of the rut and raise your vibe, you have to do things that will make you feel better about your situation.
EFT: How I deal with my fears and limiting beliefs
I’ve found that the best way to control my thoughts and overcome my fears is by using Emotional Freedom Technique, a simple DIY stress-relief process that is considered to be the emotional version of acupuncture. Without EFT, I would never have finished writing my book or found a way of getting off of welfare, regained my faith, saved my crumbling marriage, rescued my home from foreclosure and found the courage to face my creditors and begin to make steps to pay down $100,000.00 worth of debt. In fact, I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for this silly little tapping technique called EFT.
From the time that I learned EFT to now, nearly 8 years later, it has changed my life. Not only do I use it on myself often and always, whenever I get tied up in in knots, or start freakin’ out, but because it’s so effective, I share it with my clients and workshop participants all the time.
If you’d like to learn more about how to get more of what you want in life and less of what you don’t, I invite you to join my new Facebook group: Lovin’ the Skin You’re in. Just remember. Good Vibrations.
Andrea Amador, CEC. M.NLP is The Juicy Woman. She is a Body Image/Self Esteem Expert and a Professional Certified Empowerment Coach