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“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” ~Henry Ford 

Skeptics will tell you that the law of attraction is just a bunch of hocus-pocus. Some will even claim to have tested the law, and they’ll tell you that it just doesn’t work–even though many quantum physicists, philosophers and teachers say otherwise.

Consider the case of Ben, the 32-year-old single man who claims that he desperately wants to get married. He says he’s always looking for Miss Right, and that every time he thinks he’s found her, something prevents the relationship from continuing–one or the other finds a reason it can’t work.

Ben believes that if the law of attraction worked, he’d already be married with a couple of mini-Bens running around. So, he figures it’s all a lie–he’s not getting what he wants.

What’s Not Working For Ben

The law of attraction is neutral–it knows no good or bad. It just IS. You don’t get what you WANT–you get what you FOCUS on–what you believe, think about and speak about.

So, when you focus on any particular thing–good or bad–that’s what you attract.

Our skeptic (who claims to want to get married but who focuses on the fact that every relationship he gets involved in fails) is in fact using the law of attraction successfully.

What? He’s using it successfully? Really?

Take a minute to think about this. Ben’s attracting what he focuses on–what he thinks about and says and believes to be true. After all, the vibration he’s sending out into the Universe is “I am a failure in my relationships with women. Every woman I find is wrong for me in some way.” 

So, Ben’s getting exactly what he thinks he’ll get–a long line of missed opportunities and unsuccessful relationships.

What Ben Should Do Differently

If Ben wants to find Miss Right, he needs to focus on using the law of attraction to his advantage. First things first, he needs to lose all the negativity about his previous relationships. He should take the time to be grateful for the gifts and experiences he received from each one, and forgive himself and his former girlfriends for any negativity that may have occurred during those relationships.

Next, he needs to understand exactly what he’s looking for in a woman. This may seem very obvious, but oftentimes, we don’t really KNOW what we’re looking for. So in Ben’s case, maybe he could write a detailed list of the qualities that his ideal Miss Right would have to help him figure it out. In any case, he needs to ask for what he wants, very specifically.

Ben needs to BELIEVE that he will find his Miss Right. He needs to FEEL the feelings of having the woman of his dreams, and he needs to be grateful for her BEFORE he meets her–because he needs to recognize that she IS out there, just waiting for him to find her.

And then, he just needs to be open to receiving her, and to take inspired action as appropriate. With a simple change in perspective and minor adjustments to his thoughts and words, Ben can use the law of attraction to his advantage.

How About You?

Do you ever find yourself wishing things in your life were different? Thinking that no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead? We’ve all been there–but here’s the good news. Just like Ben, you can change your life by simply changing your mind.

Your Assignment

My challenge to you today is to identify a negative perception that is holding you back, and to change it. So, for example, if you’d like to have more money in your life, quit focusing on being broke–and start being grateful for the abundant flow of cash that’s coming toward you right now. Really BELIEVE that you’re getting what you want. Remember the old saying–as within, so without. What you think, say and believe truly is is what you’ll receive.

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5 Responses to The Skeptic & the Law of Attraction

  1. Wonderful story and advice, Angela!

    I think you've now given "Ben" all the tools and ammo he needs to find Miss Right.

    In essence, he was thinking and focusing in "opposite" terms as so many of us do. I'm impressed with your clarity and understanding of the Law of Attraction.

    BTW, if you haven't yet connected with Terrie Wurzbacher (another member of the 30-day blogging challenge), look her up. I think you two will have a lot to talk about – very similar interests.

    Good storytelling, Angela!

  2. Thanks Melanie! I just found Terrie and followed her, I'm off to check out her blog now! Thanks for the heads up, and thanks for reading! 🙂

  3. Great words of wisdom!!

    Oh, if I had it all to do again…

    Nah, my mind isn't up to it. Better left to the young romantics.

    It is terrific to see such a straight thinking writer!
    #30 Blog participant.

  4. Hi Angela,
    I love the way you explained this very important insight! You get what you focus on, consciously AND unconsciously. You create with your whole being, and not only with your thoughts.

    Success with the challange;

  5. Thank you Linda! I appreciate your comment and wish you luck in the #30 blog challenge! I'm off to check out your blog for today! Thanks again. 🙂

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