I’ve been posting about emotional wellbeing, vibrations and happiness for a while now, but I’ve never stopped to really explain (what I consider to be) one of the most important concepts in terms of manifestation. You may have scratched your head at one or two of my posts, thinking, “what the heck is this vibration stuff she’s talking about?” so I thought it was high (vibin’) time to offer a little post on the concept of Law of Attraction, high vibrational living, manifestation, or whatever you want to call it (I don’t care much for names or labels so feel free to call it what you want!).
I first started learning about LoA from the late Louise Hay, who I consider to be one of my first spiritual teachers, along with Doreen Virtue. I used to listen to her old audiobooks on YouTube, and at the time, I just loved her soothing voice.
Through her teachings, I learned about an idea that sounded a little crazy to me at first: she believed that our thoughts, beliefs and expectations literally come true in the physical world. At the time, I wanted to believe in this idea, but I just couldn’t quite wrap my head around it. I tried repeating affirmations like “I love and accept myself” over and over again, and I felt a little better from it, but I don’t think I really understood what I was doing. I was simply repeating empty words without the key ingredient of feeling strong emotions along with them.
Enter Abraham Hicks.
I’ve spoken about Abraham Hicks on here before, so I won’t go into too much detail (plus, Google exists!), but they have helped me immensely over the years. They are excellent teachers of LoA and just general life happiness, and I don’t know where I would be without them honestly.
Abraham has taught me so many things, but the main essence of what I’ve learned is that when you focus on things that feel good to you and ensure you’re operating in the higher portion of the emotional scale, so anything above contentment, your life flows and good things come to you. I used to brush this off like, “yeah, yeah, it’s a metaphor right?” But now I’m beginning to see how our thoughts and emotions really do affect our outward realities.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve witnessed how in my own life, good things come to me when I let go, surrender and think positively (cheques come in the mail, jobs appear out of nowhere, my health improves, kind people come out of the woodwork, etc., you get the picture). It also works in the opposite direction, so when you consistently think negative thoughts, you bring more of that into your life. When it rains it pours, and all that jazz. LoA is similar to any other scientific law, so it doesn’t discriminate based on who is consciously aware of it and who isn’t.
I’ve been delving into all things LoA since I discovered Louise years ago, and I’ve learned quite a few key lessons, but my main teacher has been my own experience. If you were to look back on your past, you would also find that the times when you were happiest only led to more happiness, and vice versa.
It seems like an odd, counterintuitive approach to life at first, but if you’re one of those super rational, science-y types, you may be surprised to know that concepts like LoA are supported by quantum mechanics. I’m no expert in this area, but recent research has proven that reality as we know it is directly affected by our observation of it, which is in line with the teachings of LoA. There are other scientific theories that match the ideas behind the manifestation principle, but unfortunately, I’m That Spiritual Chick, not That Science Chick, so you’ll have to go elsewhere for more on this aspect.
Even still, if you’re not a science person or a spiritual person, you can think of LoA as in line with any other success or achievement principle. Thinkers like Tony Robbins teach concepts like believing in yourself to achieve your wildest dreams, and although his philosophy is more action-heavy than Abraham’s, the core of it is essentially the same as LoA.
I’ve done hours and hours of research and thinking on this subject just for the sole reason that it fascinates me, and the conclusion I’ve come to is that LoA is very, very real. And yet, it can still be challenging to apply it to your life in a positive way, even when you know how powerful it is.
Start by doing more things that make you feel good like working out, doing yoga, breathing deeply, etc., and inch your way towards a more positive thought every day. If you’re really not feeling good about anything at all, just try to tip the scale a bit more in your favour every day by getting your subconscious to believe things can and will get better. Just try not to judge yourself or get even more stressed out by thinking you’re going to perpetuate more and more negativity in your life. All you have to do is chill out, breathe and think of a few things you’re grateful for.
There is so much more to be said on LoA than this short little post, but I felt like a basic explanation was in order. Sometimes I forget that not everyone in the world lives and breathes this stuff, so I might sound a little cray cray to all you rational, normal people!
What are your thoughts on LoA? How have you seen it at work in your own life?