Laws of Attraction
by Jackie Foskett, CH
Many of you are aware of the Laws of Attraction thanks to Oprah Winfrey, whose television show recently featured the best-selling book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne about the power of thought. You might also remember that I mentioned these laws in my January newsletter. These laws are not new by any means, nor is the information contained in The Secret . However, it certainly seems the time is ripe for more and more people to discover them.
Currently, I am enrolled in a monthly tele-course with Rita Hovakimian of Inspiring Success called “Creating Results with Ease,” which helps participants deepen the work of the Laws of Attraction and live with ease instead of struggle. I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned and what I now teach my clients when doing hypnotherapy to access change in their lives.
What we think about or focus on expands
It all starts with our thoughts.
Thoughts are energy.
Energy moves, and is dynamic.
Do you ever notice when you focus on negative thoughts, they seem to expand? You find more things that are not right in your life, noticing all that is wrong. As a result, you might feel tense, uneasy, maybe getting into a “bad” mood. The downward spiral of these kinds of thoughts tends to feel heavy-low in energy—depressing and defeating.
Communicating with ourselves
Thoughts are our communication with ourselves. Often, this communication or self-talk goes mostly unnoticed by the conscious mind. But the subconscious mind is more aware. When we say to ourselves, I’ll never be able to do that or that’s too much of a hassle or life is hard, things never go my way or I’m no good at that, I don’t deserve it and so on, the subconscious mind doesn’t question such thoughts, it just accepts them.
Moving in the direction of our thoughts
Acceptance becomes ever more true as the “data” of our self-talk is repeated. Since the conscious mind seems to be unaware of them, negative thoughts filter through and make an impression on the subconscious mind—guiding us to move in their direction! Another way to say this is: we attract into our lives what we have impressed upon our minds, what we give energy to, what we focus on consciously or unconsciously. How do we learn to communicate with ourselves in a healthier way and move our lives in a positive direction? Read my article 10 Ways to Attract Ease and Serenity.