Where is your focus?

Elvis Elvis

Have you ever noticed that when you don’t want something to happen, it often does? Many of us call it Murphy’s Law: “If something can go wrong, it will go wrong.” Well, if you believe that you’ll usually wind up being right.

You might be late for an appointment and think, “I hope the traffic isn’t bad; I don’t want to be late.” Then you wind up stuck in a traffic jam and of course, you’re late. The more stuck and late you get, the more stressed out and angry you become. This emotional charge strengthens your feelings – the message you’re sending to Infinite Energy – and it responds by giving you more of the same.

Or perhaps you’ve got an important outdoor event planned: a charity barbecue; a game or other sports activity; even a wedding. In the days leading up to it you’re saying to yourself, “I hope it doesn’t rain; I hope it doesn’t rain.” And it does.

Of course these are very black-and-white examples. Many situations are more complex, and other factors are at play including your subconscious mind and beliefs, the energetic influence of others, and more. But the basic principle is always the same.

In a nutshell, if you focus on what you don’t want you’re much more likely to get it. It’s how the Law of Attraction works. You can probably think of examples in your own life. Likewise, if you focus on what you do want, you’re much more likely to get it. So get rid of Murphy’s Law and…

Where is your focus?

Focus on what you want!

Remember: we often focus on what we don’t want – even if we think we’re focused on what we want.

Look at the examples above. In the first one, you want good traffic so you’ll be on time for your appointment. But you’re actually thinking of what youdon’t want: bad traffic and being late.

The same goes for the second example: you want sunny weather so your outdoor event will be more fun. But you’re thinking about how you don’t want it to rain.

Do you see how Murphy’s Law was invented? But it only exists because so many of us have bought into it for so long.

Affirmative Thinking

When consciously using the Law of Attraction, it’s important to always think in the affirmative. Also, word your statements as if they are already happening. These statements are known as affirmations – a term you’ve probably heard before. They are great, but they are just one of the tools for working with the Law of Attraction.

To turn the first example into an affirmation, you would say something like this: “Traffic is flowing quickly and smoothly; I’m on time (or early) for my appointment!” For the second it would be: “It’s a beautiful, sunny day for the (barbecue/game/wedding). Everyone’s having a wonderful time!”

It can help to look at it like this: your feelings (and therefore Infinite Energy) do not recognize negative words. “I hope the traffic isn’t bad; I don’t want to be late” becomes “I hope the traffic is bad; I want to be late.” “I hope it doesn’t rain” becomes “I hope it does rain.”

Be aware of your focus, thoughts and feelings.

As you learn to use to Law of Attraction consciously, be very aware of your focus, thoughts and feelings. (Meditation and practices such as Yoga and Tai Chi, are very helpful for raising your awareness.) Notice how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking, without judging it or yourself. If you notice that you’re slipping into negative thought (for example, if you’re thinking about how you don’t have what you want yet), gently switch your focus and imagine that what you want is already yours – because really, it is. Maintain a positive, happy mindset as well. Always remember to act and feel as if you already have what you want.

The more you learn to use your mind for the powerful tool it is – rather than letting your mind (and your ego) control you – the more effectively you will be able to work with the Law of Attraction. And the more you practice working with the Law of Attraction, the easier it gets. There are many resources and tools to help you along the way, but the best thing to do is to practice.

Practice, practice, practice.

I know, practicing sometimes sounds like a drag. But think about it: the more you practice manifesting with the Law of Attraction, the more you will be able to attract what you want into your life.

Believe me – the results you will experience are well worth it!