How the Law of Attraction Changed My Life
I don’t know about you, but the Law of Attraction changed my life in a dramatic way, and definitely for the better.
Sure, I’ve used it to attract “things” like cars, and money and a business, but the change has been much more profound, and valuable, than any individual item or circumstance I could possibly manifest.
Like many people I’ve talked with, when I first learned about the Law of Attraction, it was as if I had been struck by lightening. A sudden, drastic change in my perception occurred, and I quickly jumped from being mostly anxious, angry and pessimistic to becoming someone who was suddenly reaching for positive thoughts on purpose.
Although this transformation began quickly, it still continues today.
I’ve come to find that the metamorphosis to becoming a “positive person,” doesn’t occur overnight, but rather it is a process that unfolds in every waking moment. As time goes on, we simply peel back layer upon layer of limitations and negative beliefs, getting closer and closer to true harmony…but it is an infinite journey that never ends.
The closer you get, the more you learn. It gets better and better, but it never ends. We’re always in the process of becoming what we are to become.
Now, however, I am at a point in my life where I can reflect on the distance I’ve traveled since that moment years ago when I first heard of the Law of Attraction. I’ve peeled back a lot of layers since those days, and lately, I’m finding that my life has truly evolved into something much more special than I ever could have imagined back then.
In fact, the latest awareness I’ve had about this change has been especially amazing to uncover. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve become aware that the way I approach my life, and my work, is completely opposite to what it once was.
See, I used to be a very regimented and control-oriented person. I did my laundry every Saturday, and I went grocery shopping every Thursday after work. I arrived at parties on time, and I arrived at work at least 15 minutes early.
I cleaned my house the same way week after week, and I exercised at the same time each day. I prepared for my work well in advance of any due dates and I did my best to be the “right” kind of mom, wife, teacher, daughter and friend.
I was a machine of organization. I was a machine of control. I suppose you could say I was a bit of a perfectionist.
I’m happy to say, those days are officially over. They’ve been becoming fewer and fewer over the years, but a couple of weeks ago I realized, the way I used to be is entirely in my past. I’m no longer that person.
This isn’t to say that routines are bad, and that if you have them you should get rid of them, because for some people, I’m sure routines provide a great deal of comfort and stability. However, for me, the routines I insisted on had become a prison to me.
It was my belief that in order to be a good person who was worthy of my own happiness I had to jump through certain hoops and attain certain standards. I couldn’t be comfortable if I felt that my life wasn’t “living up” to certain expectations I’d come to believe in.
Today, when I wake up, I ask myself “what do I feel like doing?” instead of jumping immediately in to a pre-established routine. When I want to write my blog, I write my blog. When I want to clean my house, I clean my house. When I want to take action in my business, I move forward, and when I’m feeling overwhelmed by it, I step back.
I play more than I work, and I relax more than I stress. I don’t beat up on myself for my lazy days, and I let it be ok to spend an afternoon lounging around if that’s what I feel like doing.
My only real goal these days is to enjoy the here and now. That’s it, and my commitment to this goal has taken a massive burden off of my shoulders.
Some may call this irresponsible, but I’ve come to learn that I get a lot more done by living with this philosophy. More importantly, this method allows me to enjoy my life every single day.
Walking through life this way has opened up hundreds of doors for me that were once closed. The opportunities, people and experiences behind these doors have given me something truly special: personal freedom and the ability to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
So how did I get this way? How did I change from being so regimented and controlled to becoming someone who plays more than she works? How did I evolve from being someone who worried about meeting other people’s standards into a person who largely doesn’t care about what other people think?
Well, it didn’t happen overnight, as I mentioned before, but this metamorphosis was set into motion the very day I started doing just one thing: paying attention to the way I felt.
Today, I live by the credo that our emotions tell us when we are moving in the right direction. When I’m happy, I know I’m on the right track-and when I’m not, I know I’m moving away from the life I want. I may not have any Earthly clue where these tracks are specifically leading me, but I know for certain if I am happy, I’m moving toward something that will please me very, very much.
I’ve learned that all I need to do is try my best to follow my happiness, and everything will be just fine. Bills will still get paid and everything that’s important to me will still get done-I just don’t have to worry about it. In fact, I’ve also come to understand now that worrying is precisely what made these tasks challenging and overwhelming for me in the past.
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So now, instead of running around ragged trying to get things done, if I’m overwhelmed I take a nap, do some yoga or I meditate. Instead of trying to control what will happen in the future, I focus my mind in the present moment as often as I can.
It’s taken some time for this new lifestyle to really take hold in my life and become my standard for living, but today I stand in a place where I can say with certainty that it has. The Law of Attraction has momentum, after all, and the more you make choices like those above, the easier it becomes to take it easy and go with the flow.
As a result, today I no longer work at a rigorous job, and I’m no longer stuck at work for 9-10 hours a day. Instead, this path has led me to running my own business where I come and go as I please. I have fun with my career and I do it for the joy it brings me.
Today, I no longer worry about where the money is going to come from. I’ve just come to assume I’ll be taken care of. Guess what? The money’s flowing now more than ever before, and I don’t ever have to struggle to get it.
Today, I no longer try to keep up appearances to gain the approval of my friends and family. I’ve just become more genuine about who I am. Not surprisingly, people became a lot more accepting of me when I stopped turning cartwheels to please them.
I’m still growing, and I’m still peeling back layers, and I don’t think that’s ever going to stop. I’m sure in 5 years I’ll be looking back with a perspective that eclipses this one ten times over. However, now (at the very least) I am fully convinced that everything is going to be OK and all I have to do is enjoy my life. This knowledge is the most valuable asset I’ve ever had, and I’m very appreciative to have it.
To the folks who came before me, and shared the Law of Attraction with the world, I am forever grateful because you’ve changed my life for the better. To my friends who are just now learning about the Law of Attraction, hold on to your hat, because if you keep applying it to your life, you’ll be in for an amazing ride, I promise. All you have to do is follow your bliss.
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