Carl Jung, a famous psychologist and associate of Sigmund Freud once said, "Whatever you resist, persists." What exactly does that mean? If you give attention to that which you don't want in your life you are magnetically attracting it and repeatedly experiencing it. If you continue to focus on why you can't do something, or making excuses ad infinitum as to why you can't do something, then you are creating a situation where it becomes true by the power of the emotions you attach to the thoughts you DWELL upon. This is the key. If you don't want a certain situation or circumstance in your life then don't accept it as true always, accept it as true in the past. That's why it is happening to you right now.
Right now you can begin to commit your attention to the things you want in your life and energize them with passionate emotion. It's not just believing in what you want, but daily THINKING about what you want with passion that brings it into your experience. Recently, many of you have heard about "The Secret", which is the Law of Attraction. You might say, "If there is a Law of Attraction, shouldn't there be a Law of Repulsion as well?" Shouldn't you be able to passionately think about what you don't want in your life and it be driven away from you? It turns out that the Law being referred to acts in the same way. Whatever you give your passionate attention to is what materializes in your life.
In the movie "The Secret", Mother Theresa is referred to as willing to go to a Peace Rally, but not willing to go to an Anti-War Rally. In her wisdom she knew that whatever you give passionate attention to manifests in your life. Day after day people all over the world give their attention to things and situations they don't want in their life and accept "what is", based on their lack of faith in their power to re-create their life the way they want it to be. Over a period of years they acclimate themselves to the way it is and don't realize that in any given moment they could change their future by dwelling on thoughts of success and prosperity in the desires of their hearts.
Claiming to believe and believing in these principles of change and growth are the first part in changing your life. Many people stop here and lose their belief when their desires aren't manifested. Belief comes from a place of stillness. It is accepting a thought or a pattern of thought as true. Acting on your beliefs is the second part. Daily creating thoughts about the fulfillment of your desires and emotionally charging those thoughts will manifest your desires.
Make the time daily to relax and meditate at least twice a day. Empty your mind and become still. Accept the belief that you have the power to change your life. After your meditation engage in visualization. See the end results of your desires. Feel the happiness from the experience of accomplishing your desires. Say, "I've done it!" I remember this statement everyday and have made the letters of the first word represent the following:
Internalize- read about others accomplishing their desires and make the time to relax and meditate.
Visualize- see the end result of your desires and create a picture in your mind of fulfillment.
Emotionalize- release your passion and feel the joy of accomplishing your desires.
If you can commit yourself to carrying out the above steps, you will begin the process of positive change in your life. You will move up from just meeting your needs, daydreaming about your wants, and not fulfilling your desires to expecting the best results in your life. The Law of Attraction (or Repulsion) will be working in your favor. Attract and expect the best in your life!
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