Activating The Law Of Attraction
by Carolyn Wilson-Elliott
Sometimes knowing about the Law of Attraction gets us into trouble. We begin to measure our spiritual growth by what we’re attracting into our life. You know, getting the flu means I’m harboring less than joyful emotions, lower back pain means I have a poor relationship with money, feeling fear means I’m spiritually lacking. We judge what is coming into our life, and subsequently, we judge ourselves. But Spirit, in it’s infinite wisdom, is sending us exactly what we need to attract what we truly desire.
Here’s an example from Belinda Ryan, a Master Spiritual Life Coach:
“While going through a sticky divorce, my lawyer told me I couldn’t sell the house. However, my ex-husband wasn’t paying alimony, my lawyer refused to do any more work until he was paid, and my checking account was overdrawn. I needed the money that selling the house would bring me.
“I felt stuck between a rock and a hard place. ‘Why?’ was a question all too available.
“Realizing my question put me in a ‘victim’ place, I asked myself, ‘What can I do for myself in this moment?’
“I broke away from my upset to take a shower. While calming down under the warm water, I remembered to ask myself some more connecting questions such as ‘What do I really want?’
“My answer shocked me: ‘Well, I really want to stay in the house with my children!'”
The Law of Attraction is always working to bring us what we truly want; not what we think we want. Belinda learned that the Law of Attraction would make it impossible for her to give up what she truly desired even though logic told her she had to sell her house in order to provide for her children.
The Law of Attraction is activated by our desires (emotions). It doesn’t take into account what we perceive as the ‘logical thing to do’ nor does it take into account any judgments we may have about our own desires.
As long as we remain unconscious about our deeply held emotional desires, we feel helpless and powerless to deal with whatever we’re attracting into our lives. Only when we have a process to bring into conscious awareness our deepest desires can we begin to feel empowered and consciously activate the Law of Attraction.
The most miraculous aspect of the Law of Attraction is that it doesn’t keep score. For example, once you’ve connected in with your Soul’s Desire and gotten clear about what you want, the Law of Attraction goes to work. You don’t have to clear your account of all the times you unintentionally or unconsciously attracted something else.
Once Belinda began to “allow” (stop resisting) her Deepest Desire to stay in the family home even though it appeared financially foolish, the external situation changed immediately.
Belinda’s attorney, who had refused to do any more work for her until he was paid, changed his attitude. He worked to get the back support payments from Belinda’s ex-husband so he could be paid. This also gave Belinda the money she needed to provide for her children.
Over the following months of the divorce proceedings, Belinda realized how much stability she and the children felt because they stayed in the house. If they had moved, Belinda and her children would have had to deal with two major life-changing stresses: moving and divorce. Staying in the house, a familiar setting, gave them a sense of comfort and security during the major changes that occurred because of the divorce.
Belinda also had a new intention for herself: “I am open to other possibilities so that I can recognize solutions when they arrive instead of remaining blinded by my panic.”
Copyright (c) 2005 Carolyn Wilson-Elliott