As a trainer and mentor, I’m always looking for easy ways to explain “how law of attraction works” in our life. Analogies and metaphors are a good starting point when it comes to understanding abstract concepts like law of attraction.
What have driving and law of attraction got in common?
The analogy of “driving” is a great for understanding “how LOA works in your life” because most people have either learnt to drive a car or know others who have. When things are happening with ease in your life, then it’s like driving in gear. And when you are in struggle or frustration mode, then that’s like driving in reverse but expecting to go forward. It’s simply won’t happen, will it?
When it comes to LOA, you are the one in the driver’s seat as it were. What you put out – energetically – LOA brings back to you “in kind”. By “in kind” I’m referring to the types of people and experiences that appear in your life. The amount of ease or frustration you experience.
Law of attraction is your mirror
When you focus your attention – when you focus your thinking – for example – when you look for the positives in a person or situation – then you are in effect “in gear” (in the flow) and at those times you are attracting more matching people and events. “Matching” – not in a literal sense as in the exact same people and events – but “matching ” in the sense of other experiences and interactions of a positive nature that will please you. Conversely, when you are complaining, or lamenting that things aren’t “happening” as you want them to – then you are in effect driving in reverse and wondering why you aren’t moving forward. LOA is your mirror. It mirrors your energetic output exactly. This is a subtle yet very important distinction in understanding how LOA works in your life.
Are you moving towards or away from your desires?
Often people will identify a specific person or object they want in their life. They might use a vision board or affirmations or visualize themselves with said person or object. After all, that’s what most teach that you need to do to attract what you want. Focus on it – almost to the point of obsession.
But if you have been working with law of attraction for any length of time and especially if you are new to the idea of how it works in your like – then it’s important to understand that the feeling you have as you affirm or visualize etc – is really your key to understanding whether or not you are headed in the direction of what you want or if you are actually back tracking – moving away – energetically speaking.
Tuning into how you are “really” feeling
It takes practice to become attuned to how you are “really” feeling. It takes practice to accurately identify the subtle feelings you have as you think about things you want. Are you “really” feeling relaxed? Confident? Positive excitement and anticipation – much like children do as they anticipate their birthday or Xmas? Or are you actually feeling uncomfortable? Some angst? Longing and yearning? Perhaps secretly fearing that you can’t really have what it is that you want?
How you are “really” feeling is your key to whether it’s headed your way or not. How you are “really” feeling inside, is your clue. Not what you say you are or aren’t feeling but what you are “really” feeling. And the more you want something, usually this is where you are most likely to trip up – to gloss over how you are really feeling. And that’s where the “real work” is. Managing and adjusting how you “really” feel on the various subjects that arise for you each day.