What keeps you awake at night? Are you: frustrated, fed-up and tired of the way things are now? Tired of settling for less in your personal and professional lives? Looking for solutions that work?
Since the movie The Secret, the Law of Attraction is a hot topic. The idea is that everything in life has a vibration frequency and that Like things attract other Like things. We give off our own vibration frequency generated by the sum total of our beliefs. Based on this concept, every experience in our life is invited by our own beliefs. There are books and courses taught by people calling themselves “Law Of Attraction Experts.” They teach that all you have to do is think about the things you want and they will start to show-up in your life.
There is more to it. To effectively use this law you need more information. There is a difference between believing and positive wishing. How do you go from want or wish to Belief? Beliefs (positive or negative) are called Beliefs because you believe them to be true!
Energy goes where the attention flows. As a licensed psychotherapist, I know about self-fulfilling prophecies. For example, if someone believed that he can’t attain a certain goal, it’s unlikely he would put much effort into it. Failure could result. Another person who believed that she could succeed wouldn't quit when obstacles are encountered. She would continue until she reached her goal.
The idea that our subconscious mind is the driving force in our lives is not new. There is evidence that we create circumstances in our lives that match our expectations. We generally get what we expect to get based on our beliefs, not what we hoped or wished we believed.
When studying spiritual beliefs, I found much the same idea, with an added feature. I learned that there is a creative power greater than just our own individual minds, and that we can use it. In fact, we are constantly using it whether we are conscious of it or not. This power is known by many names. Some call it their “Higher Power”. Others call it Universal Life Force. Some call it God. Many teachings claim that this power responds to our thoughts. For example in the Christian Bible, it says “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:23-25). Other Spiritual teachings offer similar ideas.
Here’s the key! Life is primarily an emotional experience, not an intellectual one; your feelings reflect your beliefs. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or afraid, you aren't feeling safe. You then attract people and circumstances that match feeling unsafe.
The good news is that you can learn how to take personal control of your own inner emotional state. As you experience positive emotions you automatically Turbo charge the Law of Attraction in your favor to attract and accept every good thing life can offer.
~ by Bruce R. Fredenburg, a Staff Minister at the Center For Spiritual Living in
San Clemente, a Licensed
Marriage, Family and Child
Therapist, and a Life Coach. Fredenburg will offer a workshop on Saturday,
August 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano
Valley called Turbocharging the Law of Attraction, offering four steps to
getting what you want plus the secret to activating the Law of Attraction. Cost