Today I want to talk about how the law of attraction changed my life. If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know I’m partial to raving about The Secret, a book based on following the law of attraction and working with the universe to attract positive things into your life. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of manifestation, here’s a quick, and hopefully easy to understand, recap.
The idea is, you ask the universe for something and the positive thoughts you put out there will come back to you in the shape of whatever it is you want. Like attracts like. Positive energy attracts positive energy. OK, I know what you’re thinking. I want a million pounds. Doesn’t everyone. But how manifesting works is that you really must believe you already have what it is you’re asking for.
The most important point is to write your wish down and concentrate on it daily, believing that it’s already yours. You feel the feelings and emotions of already having what you want. You feel the happiness you imagine you’d feel if your wish came true. Of course, you take steps to make it happen – you can’t just sit in your armchair and wait for a million pounds to appear – but you don’t worry about the “how” it’s going to happen, the universe will take care of that bit. The most important bit of all before any of this can take place, however, is that you have to be grateful for what you already have in life. Not just say you’re thankful, but truly believe it. You need to say thank you daily to the universe for what it has given you to date and mean it.
That’s a relatively short and simple way to explain what The Secret is about but for an in-depth explanation, I’d recommend listening to the audiobook like I did. I know it sounds whacky, and when I explain it to people who are cynical about stuff like this, it’s hard to get the idea across. But I can honestly say, practising the Law of Attraction has changed my life. Here’s how…
It was in March of this year when I settled down to listen to The Secret for the second time. The first time I found it mind-boggling. I was totally overwhelmed by it – something which a few other people had mentioned to me previously – and felt like I wasn’t in the right head space to try and work it into my already-busy life.
The second time I listened though, something clicked. I got it. I felt excited about the possibilities, but I also wanted to put it to the test. The Secret advises to start small – think of something small like seeing a bright pink feather (this is what I did). I believed I’d see that feather. I wasn’t sure when, but I knew it wouldn’t be long until the universe sent me a sign it was working. That week I opened a parcel from work and in there was a gift, with a pink feather in the bag which must have come off something else. Coincidence? Maybe. But for me, that was enough to believe there might be some truth to manifesting.
I tested it for a second time. I asked for £125. A random number I know, but that’s what I asked the universe for and I spent the whole journey to work visioning that money going into my bank account. Later that day a brand emailed about a campaign, but their budget was £120. This was close, but it wasn’t what I was asking the universe for. It had to be that specific amount for me to truly believe something was working. An hour later the brand came back and said as they could only pay me via Paypal they’d increase it to £125 to include any fees I’d incur. That random figure had appeared in my life the very same day I had manifested it.
I then created a moodboard with five things. A car that I’d dreamt about owning for over two years but couldn’t afford. The words “part-time” in big letters so I could manifest my hours to be cut down at work after my request was declined a year ago. £10k to pay off my debts. And finally, to win another blog award.
I would sit every morning whilst drying my hair and every night whilst rubbing my skincare lotions and potions in, really concentrating on my vision board. I also got into guided visualisation to help me drift of to sleep which is amazing and I still do to this day.
I knew it was only a matter of time before things started to happen and happen they did. I would write down drafts of Facebook posts announcing that I’d won a blog award, and I would imagine the car I was driving was in fact my dream car. I stopped stressing about money because I knew it was coming.
This was in July of this year. Today is the 7th December and you know what? I’ve won three blog awards in the last six months. I now own my dream car and genuinely can’t believe that I do. I now work part-time after my company agreeing to it in August, despite last year declining my proposal last year. I’ve earnt more money in the last six months from blogging that I have in the last 4 years combined and I’ve cleared nearly every single penny of debt.
The weird thing is, it’s quite poignant that I’m writing this post today because I can remember vividly a year ago exactly how rubbish I was feeling. I can remember exactly how I was feeling when I look at my Timehop and see the statuses and texts I was writing. Negative feelings were consuming my body and I couldn’t seem to shift them. And whether you think The Secret is a load of bull crap or not, the positivity that it brought into my life is undeniable.
What’s next? Well, I’m working on a manifesting a book deal, a house deposit and, wait for it…a husband. True story, don’t laugh. I have a moodboard with all the different qualities I want in a guy – humour, will watch Friends with me, loves me for me, likes chicken nuggets – the usual. And he’s just around the corner. Let’s hope he never finds out about the moodboard though hey, I’m not entirely sure how to explain that the universe sent him…
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