The Law of Attraction- The Process
12th October 2017
Our thoughts create things, what you think about, comes about.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8King James Version (KJV)
Law – What is Law? It is a system of rules that are created and enforced by the universe.
Attraction – What is attraction? Something you desire, something you are attracted to, this can be physically or emotionally.
Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we focus on.
The Law of Attraction dictates that whatever can be imagined and held in the mind’s eye is achievable if you take action on a plan to get to where you want to be.
We are asked by www.mindvalleyacademy.com to think of the Law of Attraction as gravity. Throw an apple up, it will land on the floor. Whenever you throw a wish out there (intentionally or inadvertently) it must manifest.
For the benefit of this blog the use of the wordUniverse is to mean your God, A greater entity, Your higher self or All that there is.
In Part One of The Law of Attraction we will look at: How we came across the Law of Attraction. How the Law of Attraction works and the Steps we take to put the Law of Attraction in Motion.
How did you first encounter The Law Of Attraction? Blog@loveliveholistically.com
For many in the West, the first encounter may have been through the verses of The Bible ‘Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find’ ‘As a man thinketh so is he’ Matthew 7:7
“Everything is possible for him who believes.” – Mark 9:23
“For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…” Proverbs 23:7
For others it may have come from inspirational speakers such as Zig Ziglar, Bob Proctor, Jack Cranfied or John Maxwell. More recently you may be aware of celebrities like Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robins, Iyanla Vanzant, Eckhart Tolle, Rhonda Byrne’s ‘The Secret’ and of course Oprah Winfrey to name a few.
For me, although I was brought up in Church as a Pastors’ daughter and pretty familiar with the Bible, The Law of Attraction came to me, as many of my breakthroughs, via some a bad workplace scenario. Thirty years ago I was working in a store, the manager, for some reason always seemed to annoy me, we just didn’t get on. I would complain to my Uncle who said to me, ‘you really can not work for people, you need to work for yourself’ Funny, if I had took that advice, I would not have the stories I share with you in my book ‘What you do for a living’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5ALNK3 better yet, I wouldn’t have had to endure the mistreatment or the stresses and strain those jobs caused.
Whilst complaining about yet another incident at work, my Uncle gave me a book called ‘The Game Of Life and How to Play it’ Written in 1925 by Florence Scovel Shinn, (September 24, 1871 – October 17, 1940) she was an American artist and book illustrator, who became a New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer in her middle years.
Shinn expressed her philosophy as: The invisible forces that are ever working for man who is always ‘pulling the strings’ himself, though he does not know it. Owing to the vibratory power of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract.
You can find the PDF of the book on my website along with the Audio. This book changed my life, in-fact I have given this book away to so many people in so many different formats as technology advanced. Florence Scovel Shinn has written several books and as I write this blog, I look at my book shelve and notice that I have not got ‘The game of Life and How to Play it’ I had probably given it away. I do however have three ‘The Secret Door to Success’ four ‘Your Word is Your Wand’ and two ‘The Power of the Spoken Word’. Florence Scovel Shinns’ books and teachings can be summed up in an up to date version, you may know as ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. I felt I had lived my life by the teachings of Florence Scovel Shinn, her writings where in-fact The Law of Attraction, what you ask for, you will receive, what you speak about often has no choice but to manifest. I spent many years wishing for things, making affirmations and expecting things to just appear, no not magically, but perhaps coincidentally. For example if I wanted a new coat, I would believe it would come to me. It would show up by way of a friend giving me one of their coats, one they had brought but didn’t like anymore, one that they had hardly worn, or perhaps I would get a bonus at work ‘just enough’, (remember those words, they came back to haunt me, many times over) to be able to buy the coat I had my eye on.
My other thoughts about getting everything I wished for, I felt, stemmed from being brought up as an only child. I would only have to ask for something as a child, and I would get it (easy). I felt that as I had harnessed the power of ask and you shall receive, I would get whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it. The fact is, I would expect what I had asked for, create space for it in my life, so It had no choice but to manifest. I didn’t, however realise that if I didn’t ask ‘aright’ I would manifest items, people or situations into my life that was not always in my best interest to have. So how did that happen? Lets look at how the Law works.
How does the Law of Attraction work?
Simply, you ask, believe, act, you receive. Or you believe, you act, you receive.
We are creating pictures of our intended life we then make choices and take actions that will realize what we envisaged.
The minute you believe a certain thing or situation, you begin to act on that belief. The minute you begin to act, you will receive. Now remember that can be anything.....Good or bad. One can not stop the Law of Attraction from being propelled into motion.
In my blog ‘What’s in your bubble’ you see examples of people, myself included, who believed they should have certain things and of course acted upon them. Their bubble was full of the things they wanted, which followed that their conversations was always about what they wanted (ASKED) like gravity they threw it out there, they (BELIEVED) they would get it and worked towards (ACTION) receiving these things. They all got or manifested their wishes. My Son got his hats and trainers, then went on to get his motor bike, Jane worked tireless to keep house and I .....well....Here’s my story again. In my quest to keep a roof over my children’s head, study and follow a career, as I believed this is what I should do. I had something that resembled a heart attack. What I manifested was many roofs as I got evicted several times, I got my degrees, but at what financial and health costs? Plus I followed a career that caused many upsets and bad experiences. I could say, that if I didn’t try to concentrate on all three life changing activities, I may have had a better chance of achieving them with less stress and financial problems. But the truth is, I had not asked ‘aright’ or looked for signs that would tell me that I was doing the right thing or going in the right direction. More on that later. My Son, Jane and I, found that following our passion, made for a simpler happier life.
More examples of ASK, BELIEVE, ACT and RECEIVE. Whilst writing this blog, one of my son’s called to tell me a story! (yes, my kids will just call me up with random thoughts and stories that pop into their heads) It’s a story of a man who had a phobia of travelling by ship, he had had a bad experience as a child. It took him 40 years before he would get on another ship. The name of the ship was The Titanic!
This man’s experience became a belief (Believe) his action (Act) was to get on board which led to the manifestation of his thoughts or phobia.
In the ‘Game of Life and How to Play it’ Florence Scovel Shinn tells of a woman who wanted a house. The woman set her mind on the house across the street (ASKED) from where she lived.
Now remember ASK + ACT = RECEIVE or BELIEVE + ACT = MANIFEST. Good or bad it will come to pass, it’s the law!
The woman in this story prepared for the house (ACTION) she would buy things for the house, putting them aside to be used in the house. She imagined where she would put her furniture and the type of curtains she would put up. She BELIEVED she would get that house, so acted on her belief. After a few months the man who lived in the house died and she was able to buy the house cheaply. (MANIFESTATION) She wondered whether her thoughts had anything to do with his death, she was told by Florence Scovel Shinn that what she asked for, had no choice but to manifest because she acted on her belief. The universe will ensure your wish comes true, whatever it takes. Had the woman asked ‘aright’ she would not feel she had a hand in the previous owner’s death.
When you ask aright, believe and act, you will receive it. You manifest your wish with no ill-effect. Remember my coat senoria? The coat comes to me via a friend giving it to me or by the money coming in to buy the coat, everything comes in smooth transition. I had asked, I had believed I would get it, I prepared for it or taken some action towards getting it, so it appears, or the situation presents itself so e I can buy the coat without causing any other bill going unpaid.
So what’s the process to get it right?
Step One – Ask
Step Two – Believe
Step Three- Act
Step One – Ask BUT ask ‘aright’ Remember to say or at the very least think ‘I ask by divine right, or if I am to receive this ........ (whatever it is) I will receive it or it’s equivalent’. Remember the story of the woman who wanted the house across the street, she received the house but felt she had a hand in the death of the previous owner. Remember my quest to keep a roof over my children’s head, my actions lead to stress and financial problems. By asking aright ensures you don’t end up with what you want by ill effect. For example you ask for £3,000.00 but have a car accident and your insurer pays you....you guessed it....£3,000.00. In Florence Scovel Shinn’s long lost 1936 Manuscript ‘The Magic Path of Intuition’ She tells of a women who complained that she never got flowers (Ask) she kept the idea of flowers in her mind (Action) One day whilst walking along her street a plant pot full of flowers fell on her head.(Manifestation) In part Two of this blog, we will discuss the Spoken Word, when you become aware of how the Law of Attraction works, you will ensure that you do not inadvertently make a wish.
Although asking is important as you have seen, believing is by far the most important of the steps.
Step Two – Believe you will receive what you have asked for. In doing this you begin to act on your belief and you know what comes next..... Believe, Act.....Receive.
Now, believing is easier said than done. This is what use to happen to me, when I wished or asked for money. I would need money for a bill or other important item and bills would turn up, some of the bills that would turn up, I had forgotten about, maybe a bill that I thought I had paid. So there I was worrying about a bill and how I was going to pay it. Can you see what I did there. I (asked) for help paying a bill, I worried or kept in my mind the inability to pay the bill (took action) and of course what do you think manifested? Bills. Are you getting this yet? firstname.lastname@example.org Have you been there? I use to wonder how this was possible, now I know. One can’t help worrying when they are in need...But if you want the Law of Attraction to work in your favour, you will have to learn coping techniques to help you with this very important step of manifesting what you want. I mentioned earlier, that I would use affirmations, this I now realise that this was in-order to keep me on track (See ‘Your Word is your Wand’ by Florence Scovel Shinn) In which she gives affirmations for most wishes made. The mere fact that I worried (thought about the bills constantly) brought about more of what I had....bills. In swapping worrying about the bills to making positive affirmations about your wish brings about your desired outcome.
It is imperative that you believe and truly believe you will receive what you have asked for. Some people use the quote ‘fake it till you make it’. This keeps you in a positive mind set and DOING something in-regards to your wish. You should ACT as if you have what you have wished for. Again, sometimes this is difficult. Do something that puts you in the vibe or feeling of actually having your wish come true......Children are great at this. Think of a nine year old who wants a new bike. These days it would be the latest gaming console costing around £300.00 or a ‘Segway’. I digress, think like a child who expect that bike, gaming console, or Segway for their birthday or that special day of the year. They do not concern themselves about how the gift is going to get there, or that there is a gas bill for £289.00 to be paid. Their focus is on having the gift wrapped neatly waiting for them when they get up or back home from school. You should be as expectant as a little child, the only difference that should be present when you have asked for something is in the way you ASK for what you want. Remember to think or say “I ask for .......... (whatever it is) if it is mine by divine right or it’s equivalent” We get whatever we BELEIVE or ask for! whether it is good or bad for us. Asking for a dog, making sure you imagine the colour, age, breed of dog you want, not asking aright can have the universe sending you a dog that you are allergic to. Believing you will get the dog you have asked for, is a surety when you believe.
We have talked a lot about DOING in this ‘Believing Step’, but realise this is to help you to keep expecting your wish to manifest. There are many different things you could and should do in the ‘Action Step’.
Step Three - Action.
Remember earlier, I mentioned how I would do affirmations, expecting my coat to come to me. It worked every time, because I did something towards receiving my wish. You must DO in-order to GET. Let’s say you are single and want a partner. You ask ‘aright’, you believe that s/he will be coming into your life, what else can you do? Use your waiting time as a action platform. Get ready for your partner, start thinking about your outings with him/her, start imagining your life with your partner. Start making space in your life and your home for him/her. Maybe buy your partner a present. Act as if he/she is already here. If you want a new car, clean out the garage to make space for your new car, buy a key ring in-order for the car key to attach itself to your key ring. You may want to sell your house or move home. Start packing, start moving out, in your mind. Get rid of the ‘stuff’ that you won’t be taking to your new home. You must do something to get something. There are also practical things you should do. Go see an Estate agent, start seeking out a good finance company for that car or check out all the car traders you can find. You must take action. You must do something towards getting what you want, even if it’s thinking of the best outcome for your wish.
In part Two of The Law of Attraction we will look at why The law of Attraction appear not to work! Remember the Law of Attraction always, always work. It may not be the outcome that you desired, but the Law of Attraction always work and you always manifest even if it has an ill-effect (I know, that was a little hard to swallow but it’s true).We will look at asking for £1 and finding a penny! We will discuss how to turn this around, so that you generate exactly what you asked for. We will discuss the two most powerful steps to having your wish granted, they are before and after asking.
In Part One, we looked at what the Law of Attraction is. We looked at how people came across the Law of Attraction, this is a great time to check out Florence Scovel Shinn’s –‘The game of life and how to Play it’ when reading, please bear in mind it was written in 1925, our lifestyle may have changed, but the principles of The Law of Attraction remains the same. Also check out Rhonda Byrnes ‘The Secret’. We went on to discover how The Law of Attraction works. There are at least three steps that need to be adhered to, in-order to manifest your wishes. ASK, BELIEVE and ACT. Asking ‘aright’, believing that you will have your wishes granted will lead you to act on this belief, the law of Attraction has no choice but to manifest. If any of these steps are not followed correctly ones’ wish may be granted with ill-effects. In Part Two will we make sure this never happens.
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Law of Attraction (part 2)
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