Attraction Distraction

March 1, 2011

So many people talk about the Law of Attraction, including me. I actually don’t like to use it in such explicit terms because its gotten quite the bad rap. “Like attracts like” became the catch phrase after some of the contributors from The Secret were on Oprah. I get that they were trying to break it down for the masses and, quite frankly, I’m thrilled it all happened because at least the conversation is out there in a much larger way. Unfortunately many were left with “think positively about what you want while being grateful for what you have” and they missed an important part.

You don’t attract what you want, you attract what you are.

There’s actually nothing wrong with “like attracts like,” but it isn’t deep enough. If you want more money, first of all you can’t think about the lack of it. While it’s great to think positive thoughts like, “I have enough to pay my bills” or “I am independently wealthy,” it’s not effective unless you feel that way. You’ve got to step into a role and pretend: be an actor. So if your goal is to have enough to pay the bills, what would that be like? What would that feel like? How can you do that now so that you attract what you are?

I would suggest that if you had enough to cover your bills, that would mean you would not say things like:

  • There’s no extra money for that.
  • I can’t now, waiting for the money to come in.
  • I’m focusing on need versus want.”

Instead you might try:

  • I don’t feel like spending my money on that right now.
  • I’ll get that later.
  • I have so much already, I don’t want any more.

If you were trying to feel your way, you would recognize all that you do have instead of focusing on what you don’t. You wouldn’t sweat each time you spent money on things like food and gas, you’d give it away easily. (One way I’ve done that is to think of how many people I’m helping by purchasing there: paying the salary of the staff, giving business to all the vendors that stock their store, etc.)

You could take it a step further and vocalize it. Find ways to share with friends or co-workers how good you feel about your money situation. A super easy and often powerfully reinforced way is to post something on Facebook about it. Perhaps something along the lines of, “Just basking in all that I have, amazed at how lucky I am!”

You don’t attract what you want, you attract what you are.

Don’t want money, be okay with money.

Don’t want a romance, be romantic.

Don’t want a job you love, love the job you have.

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Liliam June 26, 2011 at 6:25 am

Going to put this artlice to good use now.


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