Here is a concept that I touched on in the last post: The Law of Attraction.
If you flood your subconscious with images of anything, you will attract that thing into your life. Don’t ask me how it works, but better people than me who have earned millions, reached the top of their career and learned the secret of happiness, say it works. Therefore I’m willing to give it a go! It can work both positively and negatively.
It may be hard to believe that it works for good, so I’ll give you an example of how it works for bad.
Have you ever known someone who goes through life with drama after drama? Someone who every day comes into work with some fresh story of trouble? You might ask yourself, how on earth does one person have so much bad stuff happen to them? Well, listen to what they say. ‘Bad things always happen to me.’ ‘I’m always late.’ ‘I’m always getting sick.’ ‘I keep losing things.’ ‘I never have enough money.’ They are attracting the bad things, the sickness, the lack of money.
[Quick note: I’m not suggesting that all bad things such as the death of a loved one, abuse, natural disasters or serious illnesses are bought on by the people involved.]
There are many successful people who swear by the Law of Attraction. Or, ‘whatever you think about the most you attract’. So if you keep telling yourself that you always have bad stuff happen to you, then bad stuff will continually happen to you. If you focus on how you never have any money, your mind will keep you poor.
So, if you focus on success or great health, you will attract it into your life.
Have you ever seen the film Evan Almighty? Every day Evan tells himself ‘I am successful, I am powerful, I am handsome, I am happy.’ He focuses on what he wants to be, rather than on what he doesn’t want to be. Your mind thinks in pictures, so picture everything you want if and when you do want to use affirmations.
I regularly look at property websites and when I see a picture of somewhere that makes my heart pump harder, I know I must really want that. So I save a picture of it into a folder on my computer. I focus on it and I tell myself that I will end up in a place like that, no doubt about it. When you focus on something, your mind goes to work getting it for you.
I know it sounds strange, but as a psychologist, I know how powerful the mind is. Plus if nothing else, going through life focusing on the positive will make you happier than focusing on the negative.
For further reading, I strongly recommend ‘The 25 Principles of Success’ by Jack Canfield. He devotes a few chapters to visualisations, the law of attraction and affirmations.
Till next time