Law Of Attraction

Echoes

When you’re interested in something, say a new car, you’ll see more of that car on the road than you ever saw before. Did you manifest them into being? No.

What happens is that your mind is aligned to something that it wasn’t aligned to before. As such, when it comes into your sphere of awareness, you become aware of it, because that’s what’s on your mind and you see it around you. You’ll take advantage of new opportunities to drive it, learn about it, talk to others about it, and maybe even eventually buy it.

What’s on your mind becomes real. You attract things to you that echo what you want inside of you.

The same is true for everything. If you want a new tv, you’ll see ads for them that weren’t there before (you’re sure of it!). You’ll talk about tv’s with others, and you’ll get advice and information about which tv to buy. You’ll see tv’s in stores as you walk by, and you’ll swear that they didn’t have so many tv’s when you weren’t interested. Eventually you’ll buy a tv that echoes what is in your mind.

Take it a step further.

Let’s say that in your mind you don’t believe you’re worthy of attention. In your mind, you believed your abusive parents when they told you that you were ‘good for nothing’, and that ‘nothing good will ever happen to you’. So in your mind, you believe only bad things will happen. You imagine bad things happening to you, the same as someone else imagines themselves in a new car. You see bad things happen to others, because these things are in alignment with what’s in your mind – you see what you’re looking for, and if you’re looking for horror and misery, that’s what you’ll see. You ‘take advantage’ of opportunities that reflect your inner reality, because everyone wants justification for their way of thinking, and by seeking out those bad experiences it only justifies and reinforces the inner belief that that’s all you deserve in your life.

Let’s look at it from the opposite point of view, from someone that was encouraged from a young age to believe in themselves, to feel worthy of attention, admiration and success. These things are in their mind, so that’s what happens in their life – attention, admiration and success. Opportunities arise that echoes their mind and their beliefs, and things are manifested in their life that results from these beliefs – high-paying jobs, money to buy houses and cars, opportunities for travel and recognition…. all because of what’s in their mind.

That’s what the Law Of Attraction (LOA) is all about. You attract a reality that is based on what you believe you deserve.

If you want to change your life, you have to change what’s going on in your mind, in your inner reality. You can’t change your outer reality without first changing that inner reality.

No one can be successful if they don’t believe they are in their mind and heart. No one can be downtrodden and miserable if they believe in themselves that they’re successful and happy.

The LOA is not about “I want a new tv – oh look! Now I have one!” That’s stupidity, and if you firmly believe that’s what it’s about, then you’ve misinterpreted it, misunderstood it, or you just don’t want to believe it. You reject it for your own reasons, and most of these reasons are likely to revolve around “I don’t want to be responsible for what happens in my life!”

Here’s another aspect of it… those who believe in the LOA will find evidence and results of what they believe, while those who don’t believe in the LOA will also find evidence and results of what they believe.

Your life is a reflection of your beliefs. If you want a different life, then you have to create different beliefs. That’s what the LOA is all about.

My own life has changed because I follow the LOA and I believe in it. It works for me.

If you think it doesn’t exist at all, that it’s a load of hogwash, then for you it is exactly what you believe. Your reality echoes what’s in your mind. And yet, for me, I still see the LOA in action for you, and everyone else, because the effects of the LOA are visible to me. My mind is in alignment with it, so I see it everywhere.

When you truly understand how the LOA actually works, and what it all means, you can use this to really change your life. Since your life somehow echoes your mind, you can really get an understanding of the nature of your mind by looking at your life.

What do you like about your life? What do you hate about your life? How does your life echo what’s on your mind? Can you see that your life is an echo or reflection of what’s going on in your mind?

Don’t wait for your life to change so that you can start thinking differently about it. Until you think differently, your life will remain the same. You HAVE to start thinking differently first, so that your life can start echoing what’s going on in your mind.

The Law of Attraction will always attract to you what exists first in your mind. When you think better thoughts for yourself, your life will truly change. It has to. It has no choice, as it will always echo your mind.

Make your mind a happy, healthy and rewarding place for you to be, and your life will echo it.

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[Taken from the book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles]

SUCCESS, in any particular business, depends for one thing upon your possessing in a well-developed state the faculties required in that business.

Without good musical faculty no one can succeed as a teacher of music; without well-developed mechanical faculties no one can achieve great success in any of the mechanical trades; without tact and the commercial faculties no one can succeed in mercantile pursuits. But to possess in a well-developed state the faculties required in your particular vocation does not insure getting rich. There are musicians who have remarkable talent, and who yet remain poor; there are blacksmiths, carpenters, and so on who have excellent mechanical ability, but who do not get rich; and there are merchants with good faculties for dealing with men who nevertheless fail.

The different faculties are tools; it is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the Right Way. One man can take a sharp saw, a square, a good plane, and so on, and build a handsome article of furniture; another man can take the same tools and set to work to duplicate the article, but his production will be a botch. He does not know how to use good tools in a successful way.

The various faculties of your mind are the tools with which you must do the work which is to make you rich; it will be easier for you to succeed if you get into a business for which you are well equipped with mental tools.

Generally speaking, you will do best in that business which will use your strongest faculties; the one for which you are naturally “best fitted.” But there are limitations to this statement, also. No man should regard his vocation as being irrevocably fixed by the tendencies with which he was born.

You can get rich in ANY business, for if you have not the right talent for you can develop that talent; it merely means that you will have to make your tools as you go along, instead of confining yourself to the use of those with which you were born. It will be EASIER for you to succeed in a vocation for which you already have the talents in a well-developed state; but you CAN succeed in any vocation, for you can develop any rudimentary talent, and there is no talent of which you have not at least the rudiment.

You will get rich most easily in point of effort, if you do that for which you are best fitted; but you will get rich most satisfactorily if you do that which you WANT to do.

Doing what you want to do is life; and there is no real satisfaction in living if we are compelled to be forever doing something which we do not like to do, and can never do what we want to do. And it is certain that you can do what you want to do; the desire to do it is proof that you have within you the power which can do it.

Desire is a manifestation of power.

The desire to play music is the power which can play music seeking expression and development; the desire to invent mechanical devices is the mechanical talent seeking expression and development.

Where there is no power, either developed or undeveloped, to do a thing, there is never any desire to do that thing; and where there is strong desire to do a thing, it is certain proof that the power to do it is strong, and only requires to be developed and applied in the Right Way.

All things else being equal, it is best to select the business for which you have the best developed talent; but if you have a strong desire to engage in any particular line of work, you should select that work as the ultimate end at which you aim.

You can do what you want to do, and it is your right and privilege to follow the business or avocation which will be most congenial and pleasant.

You are not obliged to do what you do not like to do, and should not do it except as a means to bring you to the doing of the thing you want to do.

If there are past mistakes whose consequences have placed you in an undesirable business or environment, you may be obliged for some time to do what you do not like to do; but you can make the doing of it pleasant by knowing that it is making it possible for you to come to the doing of what you want to do.

If you feel that you are not in the right vocation, do not act too hastily in trying to get into another one. The best way, generally, to change business or environment is by growth.

Do not be afraid to make a sudden and radical change if the opportunity is presented, and you feel after careful consideration that it is the right opportunity; but never take sudden or radical action when you are in doubt as to the wisdom of doing so.

There is never any hurry on the creative plane; and there is no lack of opportunity.

When you get out of the competitive mind you will understand that you never need to act hastily. No one else is going to beat you to the thing you want to do; there is enough for all. If one space is taken, another and a better one will be opened for you a little farther on; there is plenty of time. When you are in doubt, wait. Fall back on the contemplation of your vision, and increase your faith and purpose; and by all means, in times of doubt and indecision, cultivate gratitude.

A day or two spent in contemplating the vision of what you want, and in earnest thanksgiving that you are getting it, will bring your mind into such close relationship with the Supreme that you will make no mistake when you do act.

There is a mind which knows all there is to know; and you can come into close unity with this mind by faith and the purpose to advance in life, if you have deep gratitude.

Mistakes come from acting hastily, or from acting in fear or doubt, or in forgetfulness of the Right Motive, which is more life to all, and less to none.

As you go on in the Certain Way, opportunities will come to you in increasing number; and you will need to be very steady in your faith and purpose, and to keep in close touch with the All Mind by reverent gratitude.

Do all that you can do in a perfect manner every day, but do it without haste, worry, or fear. Go as fast as you can, but never hurry.

Remember that in the moment you begin to hurry you cease to be a creator and become a competitor; you drop back upon the old plane again.

Whenever you find yourself hurrying, call a halt; fix your attention on the mental image of the thing you want, and begin to give thanks that you are getting it. The exercise of GRATITUDE will never fail to strengthen your faith and renew your purpose.

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