The Law of Attraction – what is it really? Some people think that if you think something, positive or negative, enough times, it will just happen. One of my friends believes that.
This morning she had a go at me about a statement I made – I said “I’m broke”. I had a few unexpected bills come along – medical expenses – and I need to have them paid up shortly. Coming so soon after Christmas, and I still haven’t got back on track after my holiday in France, Spain and Istanbul, I have put in place a fairly strict budget. I didn’t mean that I had NO money, I do. I want to make sure I am able to pay the bills and still have some left over (and I want to go away again in May). So, I made some plans.
My friend was concerned about my statement as I had mentioned it once before. She really believed that just by uttering the words “I am broke” I would attract some bad financial luck, that my finances would suffer.
That blew me away! My idea of being “broke” and hers are probably very different. I use “being broke” as a way of making sure I spend only that I need - no mindless consumerism (now, that’s got to be a good thing, don’t you agree?).
I believe in positive thinking but that is not enough - action needs to be taken. Hey, if you are standing on a beach and you see a tsunami coming, no amount of potitive thinking is going to prevent that wall of water from washing you away – you need to RUN, get out of there (as soon as you see the water recede!!!!!)
Planning for things , even worst case scenarios is not attracting negative events into your life. Read my blog for 12/07/10 – I created this lifestyle I have now. However, there was a point during that time when I left the only permanent job I had – it was part-time - and took on a full-time one that was on a temporary 6 month contract. That was a real gamble – I had no idea at the beginning of that 6 months where I would be when I finished that contract. So, I planned for the worst case scenario - being unemployed after the 6 months. I made some financial decisions so I would be able to pay my bills etc, in case there was a gap before I found more employment. And I did - the job I have now which I got just as my contract was finishing up – no gap at all - the job that gives me the lifestyle I love.
It’s about risk assessment, a bit like mindfulness. It is not about ignoring or avoiding thoughts and emotions that are negative, it is acknowledging what is happening, dealing with it, not getting attached to the supposed consequences of a perceived negativity.
To me, the Law of Attraction is taking action to get the results you want. Think all the postitive thoughts you want; think and dream about your desires………..and then TAKE ACTION.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe