Lately, I’ve been thinking about the law of attraction and it’s power (if any) on our lives.  I think we (read – me) sometimes misinterpret this idea.  We think it’s like a magnet.  We think that if we take our dreams and desires and throw them out there, we will find the right mate, the right job, or even happiness.  But a friend reminded me recently to think about it this way, “It’s like the law of gravity,” he said.  “It isn’t selective. It pulls everything in, the good and the not-so good.”

Don’t you think that’s the same with the law of attraction?  If we don’t focus on ourselves, our internal compass, we may attract what we want and likely also what we don’t want.

I once read an article by Deepak Chopra which said that it is the “law of reflection” which one should really focus on and that focus will bring what we really want to attract.   The law of reflection states that the whole situation around you is you.  And, it’s your reflection back that allows you to be more self-aware and clearer about your own needs.  Then, and only then, can the law of attraction really work.

Whether or not you believe in this power of the universe, there is scientific research that proves the effects of positive thinking.  And, I guess that’s what I’m talking about.   The idea is that when we think, when we speak, we draw in, we attract, those ideas and people who reflect those thoughts.  For example, I think negativity can keep us from obtaining the things we want in life.  It just brings more negativity.

Positive affirmations don’t work over night but as we begin to look at the world and the things that happen to us in that positive light (even those things that feel really bad), things will start to shift and change for us.  I think we will then attract that which we want to fulfill our time here.

Let’s transform our lives by staying positive, by feeling good about ourselves.  Love yourself.  Love life.  It really does want to love you back!

I hope you all have a wonderful mid-holiday weekend!