Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Law of Attraction: Are You Attracting or Repelling Positivity From Your Life?

Thursday, 2 January 2014
positivity
"Forgiveness helps you recover the 
strength you need to focus on 
what  you want. Remember, you 
can only attract what you 
believe you deserve."

Hey guys - happy new year!

As we begin 2013 - sorry, 2014 (that's gonna take some getting used to!) I figured it was time to write a 'deep' blog post. It's been a while since I last did one, and usually that's because it normally takes some inspiration to kick my butt into writing something worth reading that resonates with my life, myself, and probably other people, too. But luckily, tonight, I've had another epiphany moment, and now my creative juices are overflowing!

I do love it when that happens.

I'm also loving this typeface as compared to my usual Georgia font. What do you think?

Woah, focus Emily. Back on topic.

Today's post is about a concept I've briefly heard mentioned in conversations/films/articles before, but never really looked into, or gave a second thought. I'm sure you're aware of it too, but maybe you've never given it the amount of attention it deserves either. I'm talking about the law of attraction - the idea that your thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, will essentially come back to you.

For example, if you're a pessimistic type of person, always believing bad things are going to happen to you, always feeling like a victim, never trusting others, always judging yourself and others so harshly, you will attract that exact negative energy back into your life.

The idea is so simple, and in a way, very valid - but I think it so often gets overlooked. I know, for one, that I've probably been overlooking it my entire life up until now. 

We all expect good things to happen to us/for us, and get short-tempered when we don't exactly get our way. We put up with shit, from others and/or circumstances, assume the worst in people, hold self-limiting beliefs, and then wonder why nothing good ever comes into our life. Why we never feel happy or content.

The quote at the top of this post describes it perfectly. We are only ever going to attract what we think we deserve.

If you're constantly berating yourself, believing you're never good enough, believe there's something inherently wrong with you, or are still carrying emotional baggage or mistakes around with you from the past - well, you're never going to move forward. You are never going to attract that positive, happy, uplifting energy into your life.

I have so many beliefs about myself that have been holding me back. When I meet new people, I magnetize my flaws, even stuff from my past, that is no longer relevant, and within a matter of seconds, I will have likely become closed-off, reserved, unfriendly. I'll probably believe that these strangers are no good and untrustworthy, possibly because I've been hurt in the past.

My advice, to anybody reading this and to myself, is to stop beating yourself up over things that no longer serve you. If it's causing you to feel and exude negative energy, identify those thoughts going through your mind - what are they saying? What are the underlying core beliefs, about yourself or the situation at hand? Once you've figured that out, let it go -leave it in the past where it belongs, because our beliefs or past mistakes or wrongdoings by other people do not define us. It might sound silly but literally visualise yourself turning around and walking away from that self-defeating belief/thought. We can choose to identify ourselves in positive new ways and thus attract positive energy into our lives - by choosing to believe that we deserve goodness and are good people. And also allowing yourself to believe others have good intentions, too!

The underlying solution then here, I guess, is forgiveness. Forgive yourself, forgive others, whatever it takes - just rid yourself of that negative energy. And, I'm sure, things will start looking up!

What's one belief you hold about yourself that you want to change/defeat?

Here's to a happier, more positive new year :-)

x









5 comments:

  1. Love this post, Happy New Year!

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  2. Thank you Stacy, glad you like it! Happy new year to you too :-D


    Emily x

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  3. Great post. Happy New Year! :)

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  4. Hi LeeLee, thanks a bunch! Happy new year to you too and thanks for stopping by :-)

    Emily x

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  5. What
    does science tell about the Law of Attraction? It tells that LoA
    doesn’t work. Do you need a proof by scientific evidence? Read
    this:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-van-edwards/law-of-attraction_b_2082921.html
    http://www.heatherkappes.com/?page_id=68

    http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/06/23/confirmation-bias/

    Just
    let scientists make their own work. For the sake of the truth, for
    the evolution of our species and our culture,please, don’t mix
    science with mystical woo.

    People,
    I will always save my emotions. i’ll never force myself to think
    positive. I don’t need it. I’ve always earnt from my mistakes and
    sometimes even sufference was a useful tool for improving my life.
    I’ll never kick off someone because of negative thinking. I won’t
    fear to be contaminated by negative thinking, but I’ll listen
    people and I’ll try to offer my help. I don’t program my brain, I
    just use my heart, in a natural manner. How dare can we struggle for
    discovering the right way to use LoA, while so many people are
    starving? Don’t be selfish. If we think that LoA is useful, then
    let's try to use it for knowing ourselves instead of wishing a new
    car. My life is wonderful, my wishes are normal. Friends, I don’t
    need LoA at all.

    There's
    nothing more natural than to stop for a moment,
    thinking that the little things are the most true ones and they
    remain inside you and make you feel the warmth, and that is the only
    reason to look ahead and understanding that after all the little
    things tell you what you are. it is fascinating to dream about a
    better life., but I say what i've always known: life remains the most
    beautiful thing i have.

    Jerry Hicks passed away because of cancer. Although he believed in LoA he
    used the mainstream medicine for trying to heal. Why? Perhaps because
    several people used LoA and died faster then the ones who used the
    mainstream medicine (eg. Kim Tinkham)? Just type on Google "law
    of attraction" & "cancer death" and you'll find
    out so many sad stories. Do you still think that using LoA is a good
    and rensponsible advise? When it is useful? When it isn't? Do we feel
    rensponsible when we advise people to use LoA? Are we really offering
    a good service to humanity?

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