­­Law of A trick top done

What do you do when something bad less-than-pleasing happens?

Do you tell yourself:

A) Bad things are always happening to me. Cuz I’m a loser like that.

B) Bad thing? What bad thing?

C) I caused it! I caused the bad thing with my bad less-than-pleasing vibration!

If you’re in group A, you might want to work on your victim issues empower yourself to face life with your inherent strength and power.

If you’re in group B, you might want to snap out of denial take a clear and objective look at the circumstances of your life.

If you’re in group C, this post is for you!!

Here’s the deal: Knowledge of the Law of Attraction is like discovering a super-power. One that belongs not just to superheroes on TV, but to you! In real life!

photo: Jeremy Keith on flickr

photo: Jeremy Keith on flickr

Put most simply, the Law of Attraction states that “Like attracts like.”

In day-to-day life, this translates to: If you’re a happy, easy-going person who expects good things to happen to you, good things will happen to you with regular frequency. Like, all the time.

On the other hand, if you’re a Grumpy McGrumperton who thinks that life sucks, your life will spend most of its time sucking.

When we wake up to the truth of this law – a law that is happening whether we’re aware of it or not, which is (duh!) why they call it a law – life can get pretty fabulous. We shape our thoughts and attitudes in a more pleasing direction, and circumstances around us follow suit.

Boom! Bam! Super life!

photo: JD Hancock on flickr

photo: JD Hancock on flickr

There’s only one hitch. It happens when we use our super power to flog ourselves:

Why did I attract that baaaaaad thing? What’s wrong with meeeeeee?

And that’s where the trick comes in.

It starts with the word baaaaaaaad.

Who’s to say what’s bad or good?

Actually, that’s not a rhetorical question. The answer is: You! You get to say what’s bad or good.

The Law of Attraction trick gets activated when we choose to see the good in everything. Even things that other people might call bad.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say that you are a person who is a little bit contrary. (I’m just picking a random example. This has nothing to do with me.)

And let’s say you notice that those around you also have this same tendency.

photo: V.H.D. on flickr

photo: V.H.D. on flickr

In terms of Law of Attraction, there are two ways to go:

Option 1 is to thoroughly beat yourself up for being a contrary person who is attracting people who are equally and often, let’s face it, even more contrary than you.

Let the Law of Attraction flogging begin!

But wait! There’s another way!

Option 2 is to notice the Law of Attraction in action – contrary is attracting contrary – and then turn it around.

Find things to appreciate about the contrary people around you. Take your attention off the things that annoy you about them, and focus on all the things you love about them.

photo: Wonderlane on flickr

photo: Wonderlane on flickr

In the process, you’re also shifting your focus away from your own contrary nature. (Again, I have no personal knowledge of this particular trait.)

For those who might claim that this is a process of denial – I say No it’s not!!!

And I’m not saying this just because I’m contrary. (Okay, it’s true! I am! It’s me! I’m the one in the example!)

The trick of shifting your focus to positive aspects is exactly the opposite of denial. First you notice the totally annoying less-than-pleasing aspects of yourself that are being mirrored in the even-more-annoying less-than-pleasing people/places/things around you. Then you choose to shift your focus.

In the process, you transform yourself. And everything around you.

Voila!

So the next time you catch yourself activating your Law of Attraction flogging muscles, take a breath. Step away from the flogging. Find the positive traits in the people/places/things around you.

And yourself!

Be the superhero you were born to be!

photo: Lance Neilson on flickr

photo: Lance Neilson on flickr

What’s your experience with Law of Attraction flogging? Share your comments below!

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