|02-17-2007, 03:25 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
I am going to stop thinking about the LOA
That's right. I am going to stop thinking about it. For the past seven weeks, all I have done is think about the LOA. I have read Abraham/Hicks, Joe Vitale, Wayne Dyer and Lynn Grabhorn. I have surfed the net looking for information (which led me here, BTW). I have debated, discussed and analyzed.
Well, I am done with all of that. I am going to stop thinking about and discussing the LOA and start living it. I am going to stop trying to decide whether it is real or not. I am going to stop doubting it and me and start just believing and DOING. I do fully believe that action is a large part of ANYTHING working for you. See? Even in talking about the success of a method, we use the phrase 'work'. I just finished 'Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting' and throughout the whole book one thing is evident. Lynn Grabhorn is an energetic woman who is full of ideas. When she was manifesting positively, she was open to successful ideas and directing her energy positively. When she was manifesting negatively...not so much. But nowhere does she or anyone else say, "Sit back and think about what you want and it will mysteriously appear for you." And to all you doubters of the LOA out there that keep bringing this up as if it is news to those of us who do believe...it's not. We DO get it. What you don't seem to get is that sitting around thinking life sucks and that we are all just victims of random events that are out of our control doesn't work any better. And the smaller part of the key is the 'sitting around' part. The important part is the positive or negative attitude (when you think about it, how much 'just sitting around' do really positive people do, anyway?).
I think where doubters get hung up is when believers say "don't worry about the HOW". That doesn't mean "put forth no effort and things will fall in your lap". It means, "If you maintain a positive vibration and keep your eye on the ball, SOMETHING will turn up to make it happen." I actually interpret 'not worrying about the HOW' as keeping an open mind and your radar open to previously unthought-of avenues of opportunity.
You want a body closer to your ideal and want to know how the LOA can help that? You start by visualizing your ideal body. You envision yourself healthy, attractive, fit and sexy. You begin to BELIEVE these things are so. You give yourself permission to think that you CAN be a size ______ (in my case, a size 8). In doing so, you become inspired to work out. A free month trial to a gym shows up on your windshield. High on your new belief, you use the trial and discover a love for working out and Bob's your uncle, within no time you are all the things you wanted to be. BUT...before you CHANGED YOUR MIND about what you could expect from a fitness and weightloss program, you would NOT have even noticed the opportunity from the gym (or maybe not even have gotten it). You would have seen the two for one deal on ciabatta burgers at Jack In The Box. Can you sit around, eat the burgers from the Jack In The Box and lose weight? No. Ain't gonna happen. Wish it did. To lose and become fit, you have to move more and eat less. Period. But before you do THAT, you have to believe that your effort will be rewarded and that you are worthy of all the work.
You want to be a millionaire? You start by thinking it can happen. You give yourself permission to BELIEVE that you can be a millionaire. You begin to think positively and deny negativity. In positive mode, you begin to notice opportunities all around you. You get the guts to follow the idea. You stop hoarding and starting spending on your goal. You stop spending reckessly as a band-aid to feeling as if you don't have enough. But it all starts with CHANGING YOUR MIND.
It all starts in your head. EVERYTHING starts in your head. 'Attitude is everything' ain't just a slogan on a t-shirt, people. It starts in your head and radiates into your actions. But it all starts with your thoughts.
Human beings are pattern recognizers (animals, BTW, notice things out of pattern). If we are in negative mode, we look for things to follow that negative pattern...and we get what we look for. If we are in positive mode, we look for things that fulfill that pattern...and we get what we look for. Call it anything you want, supply as much concrete reality or woo woo to it as makes you happy...that's how it works. Do I believe that good things will come to me when I am in a positive place? Yep, I sure do. Can I PROVE that? Nope, I sure can't. Can anybody DISPROVE that? Ummm...no, they can't disprove that it is the positive energy I am supplying that attracts the positive opportunity.
SO...no more trying one way or the other. I am happy. I have been happy for seven weeks. I think I can do anything I put my mind to. Those things, in themselves, are miracles to me. So, I am going to live the power of the Law of Attraction. See you guys later!!
|02-17-2007, 10:57 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
It has for me. Many times.
If you have indeed succeeded in planting your intention well, and the goal is one that you can personally do something about, you will necessarily take action. You cannot not take action.
After all, thoughts affect reality. And you are part of reality.
How do I explain this? Think of this way - if you have truly made yourself believe that you are healthy, attractive, fit, sexy etc, you will automatically reject behaviours that are inconsistent with such a belief. You will automatically select behaviours that are consistent with such a belief.
But LOA goes beyond that.
As you will soon discover for yourself.
And you will, quite soon. You will prove it to yourself.
|02-18-2007, 01:46 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
But you're right, even when the reticular activating system IS indeed in action, it's still beneficial.
|02-18-2007, 02:00 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I read somewhere that what differentiates a human being from all the other creatures is the ability to believe in things that are seemingly impossible. Every creature has some kind of intelligence, but intelligence only works as long as it can chart a path from point A to point B. Intelligence is about comparison and pattern matching. When your destination is nothing like you've ever seen before, then it doesn't know what to do. It fails when there is no direct path connecting the two points. Faith is starting to take steps in the dark knowing that the path to your destination will become clearer as you go. At that point, you have to mute the mind for a bit until the path starts the materalize. The mind wants to know the exact path, it wants to be certain. Thus, it will never leave its current turf. Until you start taking the steps as much as you can see your way, nothing happens, your intelligence wins and you are stuck where you are. Once the path starts to become clearer, then intelligence shall take over again and lead the way.
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|02-18-2007, 09:12 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
That's the resolve everyone needs to move in the direction of their desires, but most people only try it for a while and then quit.
Getting what you truly desire takes disciplined thinking and action.
You have to have an internal fortitude that most people can build or can't sustain.
Our society is all about instant gratification for very little effort, just look at debt and TV.
Our lives are too important to leave to chance. There is so much opportunity for gain in out lives, but so many just settle for an average existance.
You will achieve all that you truly desire
|02-19-2007, 05:06 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
ALG summed it up nicely.
As you imagine the new person you want to be, your behaviour will correspondingly change to match the image in your head.
The reason for this is that the vast majority of our actions are controlled by our subconcious, our habits and reactions and emotions.
When we conciously make ourselves move outside of these habits, they kick in to bring us back on course, like the autopilot on a plane. This is why it is so hard to break habits by changing your behaviour.
However, if instead you attack the habits at their source, your subconcious, you can remove them much more quickly and easily.
Your subconcious cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination. So the more you imagine acting like a successful person, the more your subconcious will alter your behaviour and habits automatically to match what it thinks is your now normal behaviour.
Things that used to take immense effort to do, not flow naturally, things that used to flow naturally now take a lot of effort to do.
I rewrote a huge amount of my habits in the last 6 months, and my life has gone through the roof. And I did it all in my imagination first, real world second.
renie408, good on you for posting this. I am sure it was partially a way to keep you to your promise because you have commited it to it publically.
It is much easier to give up on something that is a secret.
I know you will do fine. (I really know you will. )
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