You are what you think – attracting abundance
We’re all familiar with ‘you are what you eat’ but have you considered the impact of ingesting the most fundamental essence of you? Your thoughts and beliefs? There’s a huge knock on effect. Both good and bad. Our actions, borne from our beliefs and words, create our future. While the fear of the unknown rides in all of us, the opportunities for a content, or even joyous and productive life are within our grasp.
You’ve just been thinking about someone you’ve not had contact with for ages and astonishingly, you bump into them. Something you just decided you need in your living room is offered to you randomly. Did you generate this? Some believe that you did. That we’re all connected in a universal web of consciousness.
We are comfortable with expressions that suggest that there is a cause and effect. ‘What goes around comes around’ and ‘you reap what you sow’. We’re all familiar with ‘Karma’.
Many people believe that there are ‘universal laws’ which guide our experiences. The opportunities presented by the laws of attraction and abundance are rich and rewarding. You’ve probably seen them in action but brushed them off as a coincidence. So, this is a reminder that we can harness this ‘energy’ and deliberately attract positive things into our lives rather than constantly firefighting or fearfully anticipating the negatives.
How does it work? Simply. Put it out there. This relates as much to people as it does to things. We are magnets. Our beliefs about ourselves, however generated, cause a spiral of activity which will affect the energy that is you. Our presence in this world will vibrate with those thoughts and bring more of them back into our lives. What we focus on will be attracted into our life. So, we need to take care when expressing ourselves.
Ask, Believe, Receive.
- Be clear about what you want and ask for it by using positive language
- Believe you are worthy of receiving it, indeed, act as if you’ve already got it
- Notice when it manifests in your life and be thankful
Surely if it’s that easy why isn’t everyone doing it? Perhaps we are, but mistakenly putting a misleading request out there for the universe to hear and return. We often think in negatives. Don’t be fooled into thinking that your negative thoughts or underlying beliefs don’t matter if you keep them to yourself. Your beliefs become thoughts, thoughts become words, become (re)actions, habits, values and before you know it, your thoughts and beliefs have created your destiny.
We are usually painfully aware of what we perceive to be our faults. Aspects of our personalities which might be innate or have developed from inadvertently copying influential elders in our early years. The things we are sensitive about and perhaps cause over reactions from time to time? Some might hear the voice of a critical parent, sibling or teacher echoing on a daily basis.
Others might hide pain deep inside, trying to protect themselves.
Either way, we’re allowing any perceived hurts caused by another, however unwittingly, to have power today to blight our lives.
Do we want to be burdened by the past? Or fearful about the future? We need to focus more on the present. Nothing new here. But knowing it is not enough. We can only control this moment we are in. What we put out there NOW has an effect, and the universe works fast!
Our past, regardless of what we’ve done that we’re proud of, or not so proud, does not dictate our future. Our attitude and our beliefs about ourselves can be reset. We can literally start again, this very day, if that’s what would help us have more of whatever we need in our life. Don’t be afraid to change your path, we’ve got to learn to trust our instincts. If it something seems fraught with difficulty, perhaps it’s not the right time or the right path?
We attract what we are and what we present to the world, back to us. Like boomerangs.
If we are always waiting for something bad to happen, we have ruined the moments of each day in dread, or fear, or anxiety, in addition to having to sort the element which went awry. Which, when we look back, is rarely the thing we were prepared for. So being in a perpetual state of fear is going to bring fearful things into your life, perhaps the thing you feared the most, and when it manifests, you might even, ironically, feel relief.
Old fashioned planning and positive thinking might resonate here. We need to carefully consider what we want, what brings us joy and energises our life, present our needs to the world (ask, put it out there) and believe we are worthy of receiving them. We will then be able to spread our abundance with everyone with whom we come into contact. Need your business to make you a living? Decide how much you need, imagine what the success will feel like and what you need to do to help it become a reality. Have you always dreamt of being a writer? Tell people you are a writer and start writing. Replace ‘I want to be less anxious’, with ‘I am doing things which make me relax’ or if you feel you need more tolerance and love, become more tolerant and loving of others. It’s nothing weird. We’ve been doing it for years. Under different guises.
Many of us are not so good at deciding what we want and asking for it. We’d rather it was bestowed on us because we ‘deserve’ it- rather like the best Christmas present ever. A complete surprise yet completely perfect. But as they say, life isn’t like that. You need to give it a chance. A few direct clues. Write them down. Speak of them. Prepare yourself to receive them. And prepare to be amazed!