Law of Attraction says “the essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn”. While it may seem a rather simple statement, it is a powerful law that is at the basis of our world. It affects all things at all times. Another way it is often described is “like attracts like” or “whatever you focus on expands”.
Whenever we use expressions such as: “birds of a feather flock together”, “meant to be” “when it rains, it pours”, fell into place”, “it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy”, “out of the blue”; or words such as “luck”, “karma”, “fate”, serendipity”, “and coincidence” we are really referring to the Law of Attraction.
Many authors have written about this most important law. A century ago, in 1906 a man named William Walker wrote the book “Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World”. Four years later, in 1910 a man called Wallace D. Wattles wrote “The Science of Getting Rich”. Ernest Holmes wrote about Law of Attraction in “Basic Ideas of Science of Mind” in 1926. And in 1949 Dr. Raymond wrote “Working with the Law”.
In the 1900’s the teachings on the Law of Attraction became widely available through the publications of “The teachings of Abraham” by Jerry and Esther Hicks. Esther Hicks does a fantastic job of allowing and translating Infinite Intelligence. I personally feel very strong resonance whenever I read or hear Abraham. They always remind us that though, that their wish for all of us, is to go directly to our Source and do our own translating, to trust the guidance that comes forth from within.
It is essential to understand how the Law of Attraction works because everything is brought together by Law of Attraction. No exceptions. We attract into our lives the essence of whatever we think and feel, whether wanted or unwanted.
In the past when we weren’t aware of this, we learned habits of thoughts that contradicted our desires and we attracted unwanted things by default. It is most important to forgive and not beat up on yourself whenever you become aware of focusing in opposition of your desires. Instead be happy and pat yourself on the back whenever you are aware of these no longer necessary habits of thought. If you react negatively you are only giving it more energy- LOA is funny that way.
This is where the second Law, the Law of Deliberate Creation or “focusing on what is intended while being consciously aware of your state of being” comes into play. This is where we give conscious though to what we DO want, where we start putting our attention and energy on all things wanted, where we deliberately intend the way we want to think and feel.
Since every subject is two subjects, the subject itself and the absence of it, it is very important to be aware of what part you are giving the majority of your attention to. People think very much about money, but are they putting their attention of the money they have, on how grateful they are to have it, trusting there’s more where that came from, or worrying about the money they don’t have? The answer is obvious. We’ve all been there, done that.
The third Law, the Art of Allowing is my favorite. It says “I am that which I am and I am willing to allow all others to be that which they are.” When we understand the first two laws it becomes easier to allow. When we truly understand how everything comes to be and that what we experience is within our control, then we are more willing to allow others to be as they are and choose as they choose, even if it’s different than what we would want for them.
The Art of Allowing is “the practiced process of deliberately choosing thoughts and subjects of attention that feel good, with a keen awareness of how that perspective feels to you”. At any moment in time we are free to choose what we give our attention to and in every moment we receive feedback from our Inner Being through emotion.
The Universe at large can’t and doesn’t determine what is right for you and what is not. It just acts in accordance to Universal Laws. It matches your vibration and gives you what you have predominantly been thinking and feeling.
The good news is, our Inner Being, our Source, knows us. It knows what we really want and what our truest intentions are. We contribute to this knowledge every time life helps us conclude preferences. If we weight everything that comes to our attention against the feeling in our belly, (some call it solar plexus or chi center) then we can always tell whether we’re heading towards what we want, or away from it. If we feel good we’re on our path to more of everything we want. If not, that’s ok, make peace with where you are, reach for a slightly better feeling thought and soon you’ll feel the relief of coming into alignment with your Source.
You are allowing your well-being anytime you feel good. Anytime you are Yes! Yes! Yes’ing your way through life, relaxing and having faith that things are unfolding for you. Whenever you are enjoying the moment you are in the state of allowing, of letting the Universe bring you what you want.
It is important not to confuse tolerating with allowing. Tolerating means that you are looking at what you don’t want and doing nothing to try to stop it or change it, and you can tell because it’s an uncomfortable feeling. Allowing means looking briefly at what you don’t want so that you may conclude what you do want and then finding a way of looking at it that still allows your connection to your Inner Being at the same time. Then your job is to turn your undivided attention towards that. In other words, you are of more value to yourself and others when you are solution oriented rather then focusing on a problem with the purpose of fixing it.
An understanding and an application of these universal principles is very helpful in living the joyous life you came forth to live.