The simple way to explain the Law of Attraction is "thoughts become things." To many, this seems too much like magic or wishful thinking. However, there are countless examples of this law being put into action on a daily basis; in both positive, and unfortunately, negative ways.
The phrase "when it rains, it pours" can be used in different scenarios. Some people tend to use it when it seems as though everything that could possibly go wrong is all happening at once. We have all been guilty of starting a day off with a phrase like "I can already tell this is going to be a bad day." And how does that day end up going? Most of the time, it turns out just as bad, if not worse, than we thought.
However, those that are more positive-minded might "when it rains, it pours" when many fortunate events have occurred in a small time frame. This is how the law of attraction should be used. Whether you believe we can actually create and/or attract more positive things into our life or not, the fact remains that the more attention we pay to positive experiences, the more vivid they become. And when we put more focus on the positive aspects of our life, we have no choice but to be happier.
There are several ways to make the law of attraction work more favorably for you. We will cover the first here and then address the others in future blogs/newsletters.
Most of us like to believe we are pretty grateful for the ways that we are blessed. However in order to make gratitude a tool that leads to more positive things happening on a daily basis, you have to take it to the next level.
If you ask the average person what they are grateful for, they will list the major things that are good in their life; such as family, health, or material things. This is an easy list to put together... and rarely do we spend a great deal of time thinking about other things that should be on this list. Herein lies the key to using gratitude with the law of attraction.
The main idea is to push yourself to think in more depth about what you are thankful for. Ideally, this should be done on a daily basis. A great method of doing this is to start a "gratitude diary/journal." You can do this by writing in a dedicated notebook, a file on your computer, a memo on your phone, or (my new favorite) using a gratitude journal app on your smartphone. Journaling is done by listing the SPECIFIC things that you are thankful for at the end of each day. Again, if a few positive things happened that stand out, this part will be easy. However, the most beneficial point is when you feel like you have listed all the positive things that happened after putting the minimal thought into it. At that point, when you feel stalled, this is when you need to push your brain into super-positive mode. Rack your brain to think of at least three more specific things (in addition to the things you already listed for that day) that you can be thankful for. There is nothing too small, too corny, or too weird; as long as you are genuinely grateful for it.
After doing it for a while, most people start to notice that more positive things seem to be happening in their lives on a daily basis. This intervention was actually ranked number two a few years back on the positive psychology list of things anyone can do to become a happier person.
One final note; the gratitude diary does not work as effectively if you list things such as "the breath in my lungs" or "waking up this morning." Obviously, you should be grateful for these things, but the items on your daily list should be more specific in order to attract more positive things in your life.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from some of you regarding how this one little thing you can do daily has improved your life. Next time, I will discuss how visualization applies to the law of attraction; as well as how to use it.
If you are interested in learning more about the law of attraction, click the link below to watch an interesting video explaining this phenomenon.