Understanding the Law of Attraction: How It Works and What It Means for Your ExpectationsMar 03, 2023
The Law of Attraction is a powerful concept that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. Simply put, it suggests that we can attract positive experiences and outcomes by focusing on positive thoughts and feelings. However, this can sometimes be easier said than done, especially when our expectations are not met. In this article, I will explore how the Law of Attraction works, what it means for our expectations, and how we can navigate disappointment when things don't go as planned.
The Law of Attraction is like a magnet, attracting to us the experiences and outcomes that align with our thoughts and feelings. If we focus on positive thoughts and feelings, we will attract positive experiences and outcomes. However, if we focus on negative thoughts and feelings, we will attract negative experiences and outcomes. This can be a powerful tool for manifesting our desires, but it can also be a double-edged sword when our expectations are not met.
For example, let's say you are trying to manifest a promotion at work. You focus on positive thoughts and feelings, visualize yourself in the new role, and even create a vision board to help you stay focused. However, despite your efforts, you are passed over for the promotion. This can be a frustrating and disappointing experience, especially if you were expecting the Law of Attraction to work in your favour.
There are often many factors at play in such a scenario.
Two such factors I’d like to address in this article:
Firstly is the nature of how most of us swing from positive to negative thoughts, with a dynamic thinking process. Even if we’re actively shifting our focus to ‘thinking positive’ if you have underlying negative thoughts, beliefs or fears, then the positive thoughts will only mask your deepest beliefs. Quite often too, we carry deep ancestral wounds and beliefs that are buried in our subconscious, requiring a little help from a coach or therapist to help facilitate the healing through a shift in perspective. Doing the inner work to identify the limiting beliefs, release and clearing them, allows for the space for positive beliefs to flourish and grow with greater strength.
The second factor which is just as important to embrace, is being unattached to the outcome with the focus on any desired goal outcome to be “this or something better.” In the above scenario where being overlooked for a promotion might create initial disappointment, it helps to shift your attention to “ooooooh what has the Universe got planned for me instead?” And staying in an emotional state of positive anticipation for something wonderful to reveal itself, and for you to take intuitive guided steps to allow yourself to meet and greet the ‘or something better.’ An example might be, that just a few days or few weeks later, you get the incredible opportunity for an even better position, or experience.
The Law of Attraction is like a boomerang
What we put out into the universe will come back to us. If we throw out negative thoughts and feelings, we will receive negative experiences and outcomes in return. However, if we throw out positive thoughts and feelings, we will receive positive experiences and outcomes in return. Like a boomerang, it may take some time for our positive thoughts and feelings to come back to us, but when they do, they will be even more powerful than before. What’s useful is learning how to harness and master your energy so you can PROCESS ALL feelings, especially negative energies quickly to integrate yourself back in balance and harming focusing on creating your magical experiences.
One of the best examples of the Law of Attraction in action is the story of Jim Carrey. When Carrey was just starting out as a comedian and actor, he wrote himself a check for $10 million dollars, dated it five years in the future, and carried it with him everywhere he went. Despite facing numerous rejections and setbacks, Carrey remained committed to his goal, kept taking action and continued to believe that he would one day earn that $10 million. And sure enough, just before the five-year mark, he landed a role in the movie Dumb and Dumber that earned him exactly $10 million.
Final word of encouragement:
The Law of Attraction is not a guarantee that all of our desires will come to fruition. However, it is a powerful tool that can help us stay focused on our goals and manifest positive experiences and outcomes in our lives. When our expectations are not met, it can be easy to feel discouraged and give up. But by understanding the Law of Attraction and using it to our advantage, we can stay motivated and continue to work towards our dreams. So, keep focusing on positive thoughts and feelings, and remember that the universe has a way of bringing us exactly what we need, even if it's not always what we expected.