Using your mind to attract your reality is actually a very simple technique. First, make your thoughts important. Most people randomly shrug off their thoughts as not being important. They often get stuck thinking the same old negative thoughts all day long and cannot begin to see the relationship between what they are thinking and what is happening in their life.
Three Ways of Attracting
There are three ways in which we attract something into our lives.
1. Direct Asking
You are angry that you have a beat up old car and every day you proclaim how much you despise this car and wish someone would just come along and crash into it to get rid of it. Lo and behold, you are involved in a traffic accident and your car is destroyed. You act surprised when this event transpires and you move into blame and anger. You believe whole-heartily that it must be the other driver’s fault for not paying closer attention.
You might have heard stories of how wild animals are attracted to fear so if you are approached by one do not run or act afraid. The Law of Attraction works the very same way. If you are afraid of “catching” a horrible disease you are still attracting it to you. If you are afraid of financial failure you are still attracting it. Whatever you are afraid of has a good chance of coming closer to you. This occurs because your thoughts are like magnets, whether those thoughts are positive ones or negative ones.
3. Vibrational Alignment
Emotional alignment is important when attracting. Imagine leaving the house feeling like a victim. Why does it surprise you when you spill coffee on yourself? This incidence only matches a vibration that you were already experiencing. Like attracts more of the same. A vibration of negativity will bring more negativity your way whereas a vibrational attitude of positivity will attract positive results.
Imagine what life might be like if you were three-hundred pounds overweight in your body? What would it be like to travel on an airplane, to walk up and down stairs and to try to go to the bathroom?
Most people are three-hundred pounds overweight in their minds. Their minds are quite out of shape and their life is filled with struggle and blame. They are in denial that there is a problem (just like many physically obese people) and they do nothing to try to change the situation. If you were physically obese you might start slowly to make small changes in your life (dietary adjustments, beginning a walking program etc.). Mental shaping up is no different. Begin by imagining all the lights turning green when you are driving down the road or the perfect parking space is waiting for you at the grocery store. Small steps add up to big changes.
If there were two words that I could eliminate from the English language they would be “victim” and “survivor.” You hear these powerful words over and over again, through the media, through “support” groups and from the common person. These two conditions can only exist from someone who is “unconsciously unconscious.” This is a person who is not aware of the thoughts that he is thinking and the chaos that he is attracting.
There are no “victims” and there are no “survivors.” There are only “conscious choosers” or “unconscious choosers.” When you become an unconscious chooser you often remain in a state of “blame.” This situation occurs where you believe that it is always somebody else’s fault that your life is going poorly. For instance, many people continue to blame the “poor economy” for their own lack of financial success. Yet, there are many who are thriving in this “poor economy.” Most often these “thrivers” will tell you that they are not interested in listening to the scarcity-minded pundits on television, but choose their own path to prosperity. They are consciously choosing a new way to think and thus have a prosperous lifestyle. They also say that they are not interested in participating in the “down economy.” Remaining in blame is just another way of saying that you are not willing to be responsible for the thoughts that you are thinking.
Why would someone deliberately choose to develop a horrible disease or choose to have bad things happen to them? This is often a challenging question for many to understand. The answer is very simple. We all have a part of ourselves that is frozen in sabotage. Not everyone wants to feel well or to be wealthy. Most people have invested a great amount of time and thought into sabotage and this is what shows up. You might have heard the expression that says, “if you go looking for trouble then trouble is likely to find you.”
A parent knows all too well how sabotage works. At one time or another most children will “develop” a cold or sickness to avoid a situation like going to school or visiting a relative. The child’s thoughts are powerful enough to change the physical body so the child can escape a situation that he or she does not know how to handle (i.e. a test, a conflict etc.).
As adults, our powerful thoughts continue to sabotage our lives, only the outcome is often quite stronger. From putting on weight to financial hardships, if you are not thriving then your thoughts are actively involved in sabotaging your greatest successes. You have invested in sabotage as the primary reference point in your life. Somehow you errantly believe that you are benefiting from sabotage just like the sick child feels a benefit by not having to attend school.
For instance, many people create illnesses to rest, take a break from life, to be taken care of by others or to avoid an uneasy situation. Instead of learning to find the tools to resolve these conflicts, becoming sick is the easiest way to find relief. One could make the argument that hospitals are filled with people who are choosing illness as a way of getting relief from a mental conflict that they are unable to resolve any other way. Yes, your mind is that powerful and there are no exceptions.
Children and Illnesses
It might be difficult to understand why a child would choose to get sick and die. What most of us do not realize is that children too are thinking and creating their reality. Whether it is in the womb, infancy or adolescence, a child is still focusing thoughts, either positively or negatively, and is still creating his or her reality.
Here is an example of how this works. A story appeared in a local newspaper of a fourteen-year old boy who mysteriously and “accidently” hung himself while playing on a makeshift backyard rope course that he had built. Most people assumed this to be a horrible accident and a chance of fate. What most people do not realize is the actual story being created by this young boy.
Two days before his death the teenager was kicked off the freshman football team at school. He was devastated. He felt his life was over. The expulsion from the team caused him so much despair that he did not believe that he could go on. He felt trapped and helpless and wanted relief from his suffering. His mind created a situation where he would find relief and still save face (his death would look like an accident).
While this way of perceiving the world might be difficult to digest for many, when you understand our investment in sabotage things become much clearer. We are all looking for relief from conflict. If we do not believe that we can resolve the conflict externally, we frequently create a situation that resolves itself internally. This is often seen in sports. When an athlete is not performing well or has an off the field conflict, he frequently suffers an injury. While the injury might be real (a pulled hamstring or a stiff back), the mind was busily at work creating the situation. Fans would much more likely support a player if he were injured than if he were having marital problems at home. After all, an athlete is expected to leave his personal issues off the field or court.
You do not have to believe in the Law of Attraction for it to be working. Just like you do not have to understand or have knowledge of gravity, it is still working. Step off a balcony of a two story building and whether you believe in gravity or not, you will most likely still come crashing to the ground. Most people create by default, meaning that they are not aware of what their thoughts are and hence take no responsibility when their manifestations arrive—for the better or worse.
If you do not learn how to play the game then the game will certainly play you. We are talking about the mind game going on inside of you. When you are an unconscious attractor of your reality you often become a victim and are stuck in blame. This is when the game is playing you.
A mind in a state of appreciation is a mind creating positive results. A mind looking for someone or something to blame is a mind creating more sabotage and chaos in one’s life. Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, it does not matter. The power of the mind is still at work and the results can still be felt. Don’t you think it better off to learn how to focus your thoughts and start to receive all of the dreams that you have been asking for?
The Law of Attraction, Jerry and Esther Hicks
The Secret, The Movie (DVD)
You Can Change Your Life, Louise Hay (DVD)
The Power of Now, Eckert Tolle
Your Mythic Journey, Sam Keen
Exploding the Gene Myth, Ruth Hubbard and Elijah Wald
The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
The Energy of Money, Maria Nemeth PhD
Excuses Be Gone, Wayne Dyer
Your Wish is Your Command (DVD) Kevin Trudeau
The Shift (DVD) Wayne Dyer
Jon Burras, author, yoga therapist, body worker and international lecturer has a dynamic passion for healing and consciousness. He leads students into deeper levels of self-reflection and awareness. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Return to Nature: The Five Pillars of Healing. In this leading edge book he rewrites the story of our lives and challenges many of our current paradigms including the myth of addictions and scientific-based exercise. He allows nature to be our greatest teacher and strongly supports community and our emotional experience. For more information, visit JonBurras.com.
My first reaction to the reading was WOW. Your words captured a theme woven into my life right now. The reading has emboldened me to take back my power and inspired me to research some books, get back to meditating and provided a focus.Dina