The law of attraction tells us that our thoughts and feelings create our reality. On one hand, that can be really empowering. It means we have control in creating desirable circumstances in our life. On the other hand, it can be daunting because when we really begin to pay attention to our thoughts and feelings, we realize pretty quickly that the majority of them are not so great. We are conditioned to think negatively and we are instilled with many limiting beliefs from the time we are very young. We are taught to believe that things outside of us are responsible for our lot in life and that our current circumstances reflect what is possible for us. All of this does not bode well for making our dream life our reality, but we can overcome it, trust me.
When we start applying the principles of the law of attraction, we can feel a tremendous pressure to feel good all the time. We think we need to eliminate feeling badly EVER AGAIN in order to make significant change. When we feel badly, think negatively, worry, have anxiety or pay too much attention to our current reality, it makes us feel even worse. We know we are creating our experience and we do not want this crap in it, yet we are still feeling it.
The good news is, you do not have to feel like a million bucks every second to manifest things in your life. There is no doubt of course, that the better you feel, the more quickly and more grand your manifestations will be, but we need to cut ourselves some slack. There is a lot of crappy programming that runs deep within us and as we work on ourselves and shifting our mindset, this stuff will keep coming to the surface. Sometimes it will be hard to ignore our outside circumstances since we have been conditioned to have certain reactions to certain situations and that when ‘’bad’’ things happen, they warrant worry, panic and other negative feelings. Things may not be happening on the timeframe you need them to and it can cause anger and doubt.
What we attract is based on our predominant vibration or energy and things do not manifest instantly, which for the most part is probably a good thing. This is why simply thinking one thought does not create what you were thinking about instantly. This is why you cannot dismiss this concept simply because you did not get what you want by the date you specified. This is why not so great things may continue to happen even after you started seriously working with LOA – past energy is still coming to pass in your experience.
Because attraction truly works by reflecting predominant energy and not thought by thought or feeling by feeling, having bad thoughts is not necessarily a death sentence for your desires. As long as you are feeling better more than you are feeling badly, even if the scale is tilted only slightly, you are on the right track. You will still be moving towards the things you want.
I have attracted many things into my experience in areas of my life when I was and still am grappling very much with fearful thoughts and negative feelings. The key was, I worked hard at trying to feel good as much as I could. In the moments I felt bad, I owned them and worked on shifting them as quickly as possible. Sometimes I was able to squash it pretty quickly where other times, I felt as badly as if I had no idea of these principles and that I have never seen success with them; fortunately, as I go along my journey, these latter type moments are becoming less and less. As I stick with it, I am seeing results in the outside world and this building faith makes the bad moments less intense and less frequent.
The law of attraction will work for you if you put in the effort required to gain control over your thoughts and feelings and work on directing them to favor what you want in life, rather than the things you do not want. You are human and you will have moments when your mind wanders there, but it does not mean all is lost. Forgive yourself in these moments and get back on track as soon as you can.