What is the Law of Attraction?
Most of the time, we attract by "default" rather than by deliberate choice. We just sort of go through our day, focusing on problems that need to be solved or on things that did not feel good nor seem right. In so doing, we are actually creating more problems, more of what does not feel good and more of what does not seem right.
Think of yourself as a huge magnet. The kind that pulls metal to itself from afar off. It doesn't "try" to attract, it simply does attract. It is the same way for us. Whether or not we are trying to attract, we ARE doing so all the time. (Except when we are asleep.) And we attract the likeness of what we think about. If we are thinking about a lack of something, we are attracting more lack (scarcity). If we are thinking about something we love, we are attracting more of what we love and enjoy. I know it sounds incredibly simple, and it is.
We humans are actually very powerful attractors and we can use this wonderful power to attract more of what we want in life--simply by paying attention to where we place our thoughts and desires.
An old proverb just came to my mind: "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7 It's interesting that the writer of this proverb says "thinks in his heart" because most of the time, we think that we think with our mind. However, it is truly from the heart where we do our thinking, our believing, our "vibrating".
It is from the heart that we attract. Picture your heart as a powerful magnet. The heart is the "broadcaster" of a wide bandwidth of signals (energy vibrations) which draw to us people, situations or things in vibrational harmony.
Think of a radio. It has many different stations. To listen to a station you dial a specific frequency. As soon as we turn our attention to something (dial it's frequency) it begins moving toward us.
On the surface we see the art of deliberate Attraction as consisting of three parts:
Getting very clear about what it is we desire
We have the opportunity to gain clarity in knowing precisely what we desire, through the many "contrasts" that life offers us. The key to successfully using contrast is to observe it briefly and use it to help you decided on what is wanted. This takes a little practice, since our habit is to talk about, tell others about and focus on what we did not like.
Here are three phrases I use to help me raise my vibrations, incrementally. They are:
"I'm in the process of attracting to me...." (State the desire)
These three phrases are true, because:
**Once I start examining the contrast and clarifying my desire, I AM in a process.
**Once I am in this process, the Universe, or Law of Attraction goes to work on my behalf, arranging circumstances, aligning people and purposes, so that my desire and I connect.
**Once I imagine how I feel having my desire, I am a vibrational match and the Law of Attraction has no other choice but to grant my desire.
So, why does it sometimes take a seemingly long time for my desire to manifest?
And why does it seem that something I did not desire has blind-sided me?
What happened to cause me to loose that desired object so quickly after it arrived?
And why don't I win the lottery, when I kept my thoughts so positive and focused on winning?