My first introduction to the Law of Attraction was probably about 14 years ago. I remember hearing about this book called “The Secret”. I’m not sure how I heard about it but I knew I wanted to know more!
I had two small children at that time and I’m sure I must have carried the book everywhere with me for a period of time (because that’s what I do when I'm obsessed with a new book).
I’m not sure why, at that point in my life, I didn't take off running with this fascinating new discovery and share it with the world then, but it probably had something to do with working full time, having two young children, and being too afraid to talk about something so captivating, on the leading edge of thought.
Here in the Bible belt of the South, most people would assume you were a lost sinner gone astray or some new age crazy person practicing voodoo or magic. For example, I remember when I first started talking about taking a yoga class back then, (as if yoga was a form of mysticism or something) my mother told me to be careful because that sort of thing was from the devil. (I love her so much but really, Mom?)
Fast forward to about 10 years ago when I was going through a divorce and was really searching, once again, for more information that would help me understand why these things kept “happening to me”. I’ve never consciously thought of myself in that “victim mentality” but that was most definitely how I was behaving and viewing the world. I then discovered a book called “The Astonishing Power of Emotions” and once again, I was excited to hear that Law of Attraction was once again at play in my life. I applied this newly rediscovered information and literally lived out the best years of my life.
I met and married the most handsome and successful man on a blind date. We live in a beautiful home with a magnificent view. I have a wardrobe that most women dream of. We take several vacations every year to the most luxurious resorts and only travel first class. I have had a personal trainer to work out with for years, and am in the best shape of my life! Thank you God for boob jobs (another blog post), tummy tucks(another blog post), botox and fillers(another blog post), hair and eyelash extensions(another blog post) and my children are thriving in their lives as well! What else could I possibly ask for or attract into my fairytale life?
Fast forward to a year ago when my husband was going through the most difficult time in his life and I was searching for a way to not end up in another divorce. Now, don’t misunderstand, I have always been a very positive person and have always been the one to see the best in people and situations, but I was finally forced to admit that all the positive vibes in the world and affirmations I could muster were not cutting it. If you are just going through the motions but not really connecting to the underlying FEELINGS inside of you, you’re missing the whole basis of the Law of Attraction.
How was I going to keep my sanity (and all of my beauty appointments) and help my husband, who is used to being super active (and is high strung) from losing our minds and even our marriage?? I was determined to find a way to keep it together and that's when I discovered the book by Dr. Joe Dispenza, “Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself -How To Lose Your Mind and Create A New One”. I’m sure it was the title that got my attention, or perhaps it was Law of Attraction at its best.
An awareness of the Law of Attraction and an understanding of how it works is essential to living life on purpose. It is the basis of everything that comes into your experience, wanted or unwanted. Nothing merely shows up in your experience. You attract it. All of it. No Exceptions.
If you are thinking about what you don’t want repeatedly, you are drawing it closer and closer to you. Especially when you are feeling all the emotions of an event that either happened in the past or something you don't want to happen in your future. The more you replay these negative situations that cause you to feel negative emotion you are quite literally creating that event and bringing it right to you. Thoughts carry vibrations. The Law of Attraction says: That which is like unto itself, is drawn.
You will see evidence in society when the people talking about illness the most, have illness, and the people that talk about prosperity the most, have prosperity. Another example of how the law of attraction works is when you tune your sirius radio to Alt Nation and expect to receive the broadcast from the transmitting tower of Alt Nation because you understand that the radio signals from the transmitting tower and your receiver must match.
Because the LOA (Law of Attraction) is responding to the thoughts that you hold at all times, you are literally creating your own reality. If you are thinking and feeling fat, you can not attract thin. If you are thinking and feeling poor, you cannot attract prosperity. The list goes on and on.
You might say, when unwanted events or circumstances present themselves, that you for sure did not create such a thing, but I promise you that no one but you can attract things wanted or unwanted into your experience. By focusing on the unwanted thing, you create it by default. Even if you did not do it deliberately, it is still you who are responsible.
Which brings me back to my husband and I about a year ago. We were dealing with a serious and very rare bacterial infection that he got from a full knee replacement. The incision would not heal and he was experiencing high fevers almost every day for weeks until he wound up having to have the joint removed. Without a knee, he was of course not able to walk or play tennis or lift weights and these were his activities seven days a week, in addition to running his health care company. He was told he was going to be on high doses of several very powerful antibiotics that would need to be administered through a picc line in his arm twice daily for the next 6 months to a year (depending on how his body responded to them and how long it took to kill this slow growing and slow to die bacteria).
Did I mention that I’m not a Nurse? There goes my fairytale life.
What I did not tell you is that even though I was living a life that most dream about, that I actually dreamed about, I was also looking for something to spend my time on that felt worthwhile and a way to do something meaningful with my life. I talked about it all the time with my husband and would brainstorm regularly to try and come up with an idea as to what would be fulfilling for me to do with myself now that my youngest had moved out of our house.
I can not speak for my husband and what was going on in his life that he attracted this horrible illness but the last thing I would have ever thought I was attracting in my life would be to have to give up all my free time (and beauty appointments) to take care of him. I can tell you though, that while i was praying for and giving thought to filling my days with something more exciting and meaningful, I was also searching for ways to strengthen my relationship with my husband.
Can you imagine what was going on in the heavens and the universe to bring this situation where all of my hopes and dreams would be realized, and that I would find my passion and my purpose!? Well it would take almost a whole year of meditation, yoga, and many many days spent at home together, but it absolutely blows my mind how every single thing I was wanting and thinking about every day is quite literally unfolding and I am living that purpose right freaking now bringing this information to YOU.