By Sherry Winn
The laws of the mind never have a time-out. We want to believe we think in positive terms, knowing what we think about most of the time is attracted into our lives. Yet, often in a day, we mentally say things like, “My legs hurt,” “My back aches,” or “I’m tired.” Every time we speak or think words, we are attracting these things to us.
How many times have you joined a conversation that included somebody complaining about something? Searching for sympathy, how many times have your shared stories of your injuries, pains or heartaches with friends only to discover your friends attempting to one-up you with their woes? How many times have you watched a news program or read an article thinking how horrible or awful the story was only to share it with others several times throughout the day?
You were probably unaware you were invoking the law of attraction throughout the day as you repeated these negative words and thoughts. This law of the mind does not only work when you are paying attention to it – It works 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
The undesired creation of events from our lack of awareness of our harmful thoughts and words is one of the reasons why people believe the law of attraction does not work. We fail to truthfully observe what we are thinking and saying. We are naïve to the fact that we have a habitual way of living, which encompasses the sharing of our pains, heartaches and misgivings with others as a part of the normalcy of our day.
Consistency is Key
We believe if we concentrate for a few minutes a day on affirmations, then we are doing what is necessary to make a shift. While this is a great start to creating change, we need to realize whatever we are repeating throughout the day is a true indication of what we are feeling. What we consistently feel is what we will attract into our lives.
If we begin the day with a short meditation or by embracing what is on our vision boards, we are momentarily attracting our dreams. However, if we spend the rest of the day after our morning sessions complaining, whining, doubting, judging or comparing, then most of our day is spent failing to be aligned with our desires.
The key is to be aware of our habits, actions, words and thoughts. We can’t behave as if a 10-minute session of positivity in the morning will counteract all the other damaging moments of the day.
The Subconscious Mind is the Creator
We spend most of our life creating things unconsciously and then believe we have suffered from bad luck or injustice. For example, when people suffer from an illness, they will stand steadfast in their beliefs that they would have never created such a horrible thing intentionally. Of course, they don’t want to be ill and they might not have ever said, “I want this disease,” but did they say other things that could have created dis-ease in their bodies?
Here are some things they might have been subconsciously saying which created a result they didn’t desire:
- I am not good enough.
- Nobody will ever love me.
- I can’t forgive myself for what I did to my son, daughter, friend, etc.
- I deserve to be punished.
- I will never let anybody get close to me again because I can’t trust others.
- I can’t trust myself.
- I’ll never forgive that person for what she did to me. She doesn’t deserve forgiveness.
These messages are creating an unwanted result. These individuals are not attracting love, compassion, goodness, joy, peace, or kindness to themselves. They are thinking and therefore receiving the opposite of all they desire.
Remember it is our subconscious processes that decide what is going to happen in our outer experiences. By questioning ourselves, really paying attention, and focusing on our life patterns and the habitual things we do daily, we can begin to hear our unconscious minds. Then, when we are honest with ourselves, we can begin to make huge shifts.
Sherry Winn is an author, EFT Practitioner, Certified Law of Attraction and Master Life Coach and a motivational speaker, whose topics include “Making the Impossible Possible,” “Loving Challenges,” and “Catching Your Dreams.” As a former elite athlete competing at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988 in the sport of team handball and head collegiate coach for 23 years, she possesses a deep passion for helping others become motivated to reach their highest levels of success.
Winn overcame her fears and limitations when she contracted chronic pain at the age of 33 and was told by 17 different medical professionals there was no answer. Through books, meditation, mentors and Webinars, she discovered the power of healing through positive thinking.
To receive a free 50-minute Law of Attraction coaching session, or more information about Winn, she can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, through her website at www.ucancreatesuccess.com or on Facebook.