How can you alter your thinking to change your negatives to positives?
You may have heard of the ‘Law of Attraction’; you may be aware of the teachings of Abraham Hicks or the book, The Secret, but what does it actually mean and how do you get it work for you?
The Law of Attraction basically means ‘like unto itself is drawn’. In other words you attract everything, both good and bad, into your own life by your emotional state of mind and what you choose to focus on. You judge something to be good when it matches what you want and say it’s bad when it is not what you want. So the first important thing is all experience is good – the ‘bad’ offers experience and opportunity to understand better what you really do want. All wanting causes expansion, this is how we and our universe continually evolve and expand. Wanting is a thought-form that has momentum and a thought-form is a thought which is repeated many times and believed. So how do you use it to change your negatives to positives?
The key to attracting what you do want into your reality is to always choose to think of, and already feel, the happy state you will be in when what you want has arrived. You need to feel that joy NOW. Because if you see it in the future, that’s where it will stay – in the future. And the more energy you can put into that feeling, the sooner it will manifest in reality. So the more joy you feel when you think of what you want, the sooner it will arrive.
What else can you do to attract more positives in your life?
It helps to appreciate what you have already, as that emotional state manifests more things that you will appreciate.
“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey
You shouldn’t choose to make a thought-form from fear of a bad experience. Like attracts like and it’s your own thought-forms that bring everything into your life. So whether you are focusing on good or bad, wanted or unwanted, that is what you will attract into your experience.
People often say: “This or that person is bringing unwanted things into my life.” But no other person can manifest in anyone’s life, only the person for themselves. All experiences come from the person’s own thought-forms. That’s what the Law of Attraction is all about.
So you might have 5 big things in your life you don’t want and 1 thing you do want. If you choose to think about the thing you want, you’re happy – no problem. The happy vibration gives the thought-form big momentum. So the five unwanted things must change to things you do want, because they don’t fit your happy vibration.
Equally, you might have 9 thoughts of wanted, happy things and one thought of something you don’t want. If you continue to focus on the one unwanted thing, as people often do, then the vibrations of the wanted things will also start to change to the less wanted.
A practical example of how you can change your negatives to positives
So if these thoughts were food, if you taste something bad, you should spit it out or swallow quickly to get rid of it. It’s important not to think about it. If you taste something good, you should deliberately choose to savour it and make it last. You should remember the good taste, and then think for many moments of the memory of the good taste. This gives momentum to the positive thought-forms.
So when something you don’t want happens, don’t think of it or focus on it, just think of a different ‘nice taste’. It doesn’t matter what you’re thinking about, only that it’s something that makes you feel good not bad. So you create momentum around positive thought-forms rather than negative ones. If you become aware of a negative thought, flick it off as if a cinder from a fire had landed on you. If you flick it off straight away, no problem, if you leave it there it will burn a hole.
Exercise in focusing on what you want to attract more positives in your life
Just before you fall asleep is a particularly significant time for manifesting, as you are already starting to flow with your subconscious. So as you are falling asleep each night, consciously bring to mind 5 things that have happened that day that have made you happy or you have liked. However small they may be to begin with, it’s an important step back to positive thinking. Do it regularly and soon you will be thinking of 10 things that day that you have liked. When you do it before sleeping, it means you go into sleep feeling that happy vibration.
When you have become practised at this you will notice that you are feeling happier most of the time. Your mood will less often be swayed into negativity by things that you dislike. It usually takes daily practice for more than a month to change the negative habits of a lifetime, so be patient.
The next step – self appreciation
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
When you are happier most of the time, you can extend the exercise. Think instead each night of 5 things that you have done that day that you are pleased about. When you start to appreciate yourself, this changes begins to change your core vibration to one of consistent happiness. You will then attract more experiences that will make you happy. [Read about the Importance of self-love and self-esteem]
How long does it take to see changes?
So how long must we think positive thoughts instead of negative thoughts before we start to attract the things we wish for? Wrong question – it’s not a question of time, only momentum. The amount of momentum in the thought-form governs how quickly the wanted thing manifests. People might know the theory but still choose to think often about the things they don’t want. They might think “it hasn’t come yet, it’ll never come, I can’t make this attraction thing work for me”. They are right because their doubting, negative thought-form means only the unwanted can manifest.
So savour the good experiences, ignore the bad experiences and choose to keep feeling the joy of already having what you desire in life; you can use these tools to create the life that you want.
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