When the now famous book The Secret came out around 10 years ago I tried intently to understand it and apply the lessons in the book in my life. Considering my business was sold, I lost my home and then was divorced within the five years following reading the book I think I could safely say I didn’t get the message.
In the last five years, however, my life has gone from strength to strength and I have achieved everything I have set out to achieve (only limited by my own expectations of what is possible). Without being consciously aware of it, I have improved my understanding of, and application of, one of the most powerful laws of life – the Law of Attraction.
There are many ways to name and describe this law but for me the greatest realisation has been through the concept of vibration. The Law of Attraction is also known as the Law of Vibration. In its essence, everything is energy: we are energy. That is, we are constantly vibrating and those vibrations are determined by what we are thinking and feeling.
Now, for me, the real breakthrough was when I finally understood that the vibrations created from our thoughts and feelings happen inside us, and only inside us. It makes no difference who or what you are thinking about, who or what you are looking at or who or what you are talking to -everything happens inside our own bodies. That is why “what goes around comes around”. In fact, its not even going around, we are simply just creating it inside ourselves with every thought and every feeling.
Anger, sadness, frustration, bitterness, despair, spite and all negative thoughts are creating negative emotions inside our body, regardless of who these thoughts are directed at. They may or may not affect the other person, but they sure as hell affect ourselves. We are our own worst enemy!
Oh, and our own best friend, if we choose to be so.
That brings me to my second realisation and that is how fundamental it is to love and appreciate yourself. I cannot stress this enough!! I am not talking about arrogance or pride, but of an essential self-respect and tenderness towards oneself. You cannot be to another as you are not to yourself – fact. To love and care for you is to love and care for others. It really is that simple.
Oh, and you are the only one who can do this. This is your greatest responsibility and your key to all.
When you see that every thought and every feeling is created within you and literally changes who you are, you must come to a realisation of how important it is to treat every thought and feeling with its due attention because with every vibration they create, they are defining your tomorrow.
“All that we are is a result of what we have thought” Buddha
“It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction” Charles Haanel