Tuesday, January 21, 2014
THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS... HEAD OR HEART
Good day and I hope you are having a good day. Today's post is about a simple difference that creates a stumbling block when you attempt to use The Law of Attraction. That is the question of head or heart. Should you think it or feel it? How do you know what is the best way to proceed? If it is both, when do you jump from one to the other, or do you even jump from one to the other?
Let's break down these questions and work our way through them utilizing what we know about The Law of Attraction (LOA). If you are new to this blog you may benefit from reading the basic posts about LOA from the links on the lower right hand side of this page and familiarize yourself with the basics. You will gain more from this post if you know what LOA is, and the basics of how to use it properly.
To simplify, LOA is a universal law, much like gravity, or electricity and ignorance of it does not mean that we are not affected by it. Conversely the more you know about it the more you can benefit from using it. To utilize this magnificent law you need both your head and your heart. When there is a feeling that you want something, you are creating a desire. There is an imbalance, vibrationally, between where you are and where you want to be. This is great, because as humans we are endowed with the GIFT, yes I really mean gift of ever wanting more. Do not let yourself be lead to thinking this is bad, or wrong, or selfish. It is no such a thing. It is your birthright. To that point, your thoughts clarify your visions, and clarity is essential to coming into harmony with what you desire. Much like taking a trip, if you have no clear idea of where you are going, it is doubtful that you will get to your destination in any reasonable time.
Conscious thought however, can also be a detriment to the use of The Law of Attraction. We have somewhere around 60,000 thoughts per day, and not all of them are productive. It is widely believed in the self-help circles that 95% of the doubts, or negative thoughts that we associate with anything will never matterialize. Therefor our conscious thought can be a very powerful tool as well as a very devastating hinderance. Considering how most of the information that you are faced with through out the day is negative, you have to make a concerted effort to feed your mind positivity. One of the tenet of LOA is that what you concentrate on will be attracted to you. A key differentiating point here is that universal laws do not recognize words of negation. In other words if you are constantly thinking about "NOT being in traffic" you WILL attract more opportunities to think about not being in traffic or said another way you will put yourself in situation where you are stuck in traffic.
Now lets consider the heart. Even though we clarify our intention with our thoughts we give it power with the emotional charge we feel about that thought. In my book "Road Map To Life: A Real World Lesson", I use the analogy of a steering wheel being the thought and what connects the steering wheel to the actual tiers of the car, the emotion. Another words thoughts without the emotion are worthless. I can chant 1000 times that "I am properous, and a millionaire" but if my gut feeling is saying "bull shit", I will be attracting the scarcity and the BS and not the prosperity. This is a major reason many teachers, if not all of them, prescribe using gratitude for what you currently have. Desires are good, but it is important to monitor the feeling associated with those desires. If your desire is coming from a feeling of longing, or envy, you are resonating with the vibrational forces of scarcity. In this situation you will be attracting exactly that, scarcity. Having gratitude for where you are currently will signal the universe to bring you more opportunities to be grateful. It cannot be said any more simply.
Do you now realize that when you envy others, or seek to compete, or entertain greed, you are coming from a place of scarcity? This world is full of abundance. You are meant to be abundant. The only thing that is keeping you away from your abundance is your thoughts and your feeling concerning what you presumably lack. It is like all you ever wanted is behind a door with a big sign that says "PULL" but you are standing in front of the door and PUSHING. The feeling or heart part of the equation is significantly more difficult to deal with simply because most of us have had little practice in controlling our feelings. Our feelings, unlike our thoughts, cannot be faked. At least not when it comes to The LOA. The good news is that it is a skill and like any skill it can be learned and mastered with practice.
For starters work on being genuinely grateful for the little things you have. Perhaps it can start with the fact that you have eyes to read this post. If you look around you carefully you will find hundreds of things you can be thankful for. I make it a point to start my day by writing down 10 things I am grateful for every day. You may thing it is hard to come up with 10 different things every day, but that is the beauty of the LOA, as you are grateful more things will come to you to be grateful for.
We see then that we need both our head and our heart to utilize the LOA and at the same time we have to be careful when using both. Without thought our emotions will spiral all over the place and throw our manifestations into chaos. Without emotions our thoughts have little to no power. As you learn more and more you will be able to use your thoughts and emotions to create the amazing reality that you truly deserve. YOU CAN BE WHAT YOU WILL TO BE.