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Here’s a post explaining what the Law of Attraction is, why I was very sceptical about it all and what changed my mind.
I was introduced to The Law of Attraction around 5-6 years ago, when I worked in an office, one of my colleagues knew I was having a tough time of it so she lent me the book The Secret and excitedly told me “read this, it’ll help you to see things differently, it helped me through a tough time”.
I’m a massive bookworm and will give anything ago. So I thanked her and took it home to read.
I just couldn’t finish it! Each time I finished a chapter I was looking towards the end of the book hoping it was nearly finished, in the end, I gave up.
I gave the book back to my colleague and said: “yes, it was great and I felt so much better!”
I was lying of course. My life was just as difficult and disorganised as it was before I read the book, I honestly think I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind to let the book sink in, nor was I in a position to really be able to accept there was a higher system at work.
I’d been through the toughest time of my life, it was awful and I was struggling to have any faith in anything.
I was quite a bitter person and was “the victim”. Thinking back now my whole life was one big ball of negativity.
So I left Law of Attraction and the secret well alone for a long time.
I went through CBT and counselling and I continued to rebuild myself and my life.
I left my job and became self-employed and was introduced to the blogging community.
This is when I started to hear about the Law of Attraction again, I ignored it as much as I could.
My life still wasn’t going in the exact direction I wanted it too.
No matter how much I tried to avoid The Law of Attraction it just kept popping up, everywhere and I mean everywhere.
I’m the sort of person who needs to be able to see something, seeing is believing at the end of the day.
I’m a logical person, if you can’t explain something logically to me then I can’t understand it.
So for years, I ignored everything Law of Attraction, until recently.
It got to the point where I was getting so wound up and frustrated at the number of times this Law of Attraction thing kept popping into my life, I just couldn’t ignore it anymore.
So I did what everyone does when something is bugging them nowadays and they want to find out more, I split my time between Google and Pinterest and research the hell out of it!
What is The Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction is where you can bring positive or negative things into your life by thinking and focusing on them.
It’s considered a “universal law” one of the more popular ones.
The belief is based around pure energy. And the idea that like attracts like.
In lay terms, if you are always thinking “I’m never going to get a good job, I’m just not good enough” then this is what you are attractive to yourself.
Another example of this is if you constantly think “I’m terrible at managing money, I’ve never got any and I’ll never have any” this is also something that you are attracting to yourself.
You’ll have to excuse my simple explanations, this is something I’ve only just taken an interest in so it’s still all new to me too.
I’m going to link to a post I read recently that explains things better than I can because when I read about the Law of Attraction I immediately thought “wait, what, I attracted someone harassing me and giving me PTSD and anxiety, I did that myself?!” This article (point 10) explains that it’s not like that, we don’t attract abuse or harassment, or the horrible things that can sometimes happen in life, it explains it really well in this post.
Why did I avoid it for so long?
I’m someone who needs concrete evidence and to be able to see something to believe it. I struggle to have faith in anything I can’t see.
So when I first heard of being able to attract wealth and love and a better life to yourself just by thinking positive thoughts, it was a bit much for me to believe in.
Why have I changed my mind?
I’ve struggled through life my whole life. However, I’ve also had quite a negative opinion of myself and my situation especially my financial position.
When I got freaked out by how much the Law of Attraction kept popping into my life, I eventually got to the point where I thought what harm could it do to research it, understand it and start to experiment with some of the techniques.
Really what harm could it do? I wasn’t forcing my interests on anyone else, I wasn’t hurting anyone else and if something could change my thought patterns which I knew were very negative that surely it can only be a positive thing.
Where to from here?
I’m not sure what other people think, but part of what I take away from my initial research is; it’s important to set goals, have a positive mental attitude, not let your subconscious sabotage your hard work by letting little negative thoughts in.
Also, you have to put in the work to make your life change, it’s not just going to magically change overnight, you have to actually set the wheels in motion by working hard towards your intended goals and the life you want.
I’m still a complete newbie to the whole thing, but I can say this, I have faith in it, I’m still learning about it all and everything I need to do to work towards my best self and my best life, such as manifesting and affirmations but I’m in, I’m a believer which has shocked even me.
My opinion is that anything that can contribute to building a life of well being and wealth and aid in making that journey more pleasant and enjoyable than its a good thing.
I’m concentrating on setting up my life to be organised, fun, healthy and financially secure, having a positive mental attitude really is central to this and the Law of Attraction works on everything that you need to build this type of life.
Here are some further resources to help you on your Law of Attraction journey:
My Law of Attraction Pinterest board, I add pins to it regularly
How about you are you a sceptic or a believer? Did you used to be a sceptic like me and have you changed your mind for some reason? Or have you always been a firm believer? I’d love to hear your story and find out how your journey is going