The law of attraction is a metaphysical belief or theory, that "like attracts like," and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.
We are all exquisite communication machines, transmitting and receiving energy signals every moment of every day. Like radiant stars sparkling in the night sky, we live and breathe in a unified field of energy that connects us to one another. Every casual or random thought goes out into this field.
As we learn to pay closer attention to the signals we receive and send out, we claim ownership of a vast creative power that not only affects us, but everyone and everything around us. With practice, we can use this energy to make life better by tuning our thoughts to a more positive frequency.
One of my favourite quotes is:
Patanjali (Yoga Sutras):
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.
When I started studying yoga philosophy and came across this quote, everything 'came together' for me. I suddenly realised that all the personal development work I had done for many years, actually originated from ancient philosopies like Yoga and had been around for a very long time. The yogis and various other cultures around the globe knew thousands of years ago what people needed to do to find happiness -
They needed to connect with something bigger than themselves.
I find that this is at the heart of why things go 'wrong' for people. Many people have unfortunately lost the connection with a deeper, bigger, magical, inspirational part of themselves. They have lost the connection with their heart and soul and live on the 'outside' rather then connecting with the deeper aspects of life.
Most of us have been chasing happiness in relationships, jobs, money, travel etc. and thinking that that is the answer - for example:
'My next partner is going to make me happy, if I could only earn some more money, then everything would be fine' etc.
But after a few rounds of unhappy relationships or other stressful experiences we need to start digging deeper and asking bigger questions.
'Why are similar, challenging experiences or situations happening not once but maybe several times in my life?'
'Is happiness really a new relationship or more money in the bank?'
'What can I do to create more peace and happiness in my life?'
It was questions like this that started me off on a lifelong journey of personal and spiritual development and my very first encounter was Louise Hay's book 'You can heal your life'. Her book was the start of my transformation, from feeling small and helpless to feeling more powerful within myself. I would like to add that this journey is still going on today and I don't think that it will ever end! We are on a journey from the moment we are born into this life and until we leave this planet. If we can accept this and relax into this idea, then we have already come a long way.