Many of you have probably heard of The Law of Attraction. According to this belief system, our thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) dictate the reality of our lives. In essence, if you truly believe that it’s possible to have something you really want, you’ll create the reality of it in your life. However, what people often don’t realize is that your attention and thoughts can also attract what you don’t want.
All thoughts create a feeling. Feelings create the energy that forms the “magnet” that attracts what comes into our lives. Therefore, for manifestation purposes it’s very important to be aware of our thoughts, both positive and negative.
Fear and worry are very powerful feelings. If we allow thoughts that create fear and worry within us, then that is exactly what we will draw into our lives – unease. When you have unease within, you are not aligned with the positive things you wish to attract.
For instance, perhaps you want to manifest a new car into your life. You send out thoughts and feelings that set your intention for a new vehicle. However, soon you start to worry. You ruminate on what could go wrong. “What if I get a new car, then get laid off tomorrow and can’t pay for it?” Worrying about the “what ifs” puts you out of alignment with your intention. It’s as though you’ve sent a mixed message to the Universe and now the Universe has no idea what you truly want.
Aligning yourself perfectly with your intentions is the key to manifestation. By being aware of your thoughts, you can indeed master this alignment process. It’s a matter of paying attention to where your thoughts flow, and the feelings those thoughts create within you. When you’re feeling upset or uneasy, trace back to the thoughts that are creating this unease. Once you’re able to pinpoint those thoughts, make a conscious effort to change or turn them around.
One approach is to first imagine living the intention. Take a short trip into your mind and imagine that you already have what it is you want manifested into your life. How does having what you want make you feel? If any mixed emotions, fears or second thoughts are being evoked, then you need to adjust what it is you want to attract. Keep doing this until the object of your desire creates only positive feelings.
Let’s say you set your intentions on a brand new Mercedes-Benz SLR roadster with a sticker price of $495,000. Imagine that you own it. Are you worry-free and happy with it? Or do you worry about getting a scratch or ding each time you drive it? Does the thought of that monthly car payment make you feel sick in the pit of your stomach? These feelings are exactly what will tell the Universe, “No! I don’t really want this in my life.” Perhaps you should lower the price range of your desire and choose a car that is in the $30,000 range. See how that feels. If you experience feelings of ease within, then you are learning to align yourself with your intention. You are giving the Universe a crisp, clear signal of exactly what you want.
Remember that the key is to create the alignment by having only positive feelings attached to what it is you’re manifesting. It may take a few times tweaking or changing your intentions. But once you have that total alignment, hold on tight – the Universe has a way of working very quickly!