You’ve heard of the law of attraction, right, and that what we focus on we manifest in our lives?
The concept is quite simple, isn’t it, but like anything, there is more to it than meets the eye. Otherwise we would all have amazing lives, and be able to manifest everything we wanted very easily, but that just isn’t the case.
So what is it that is stopping us from living more abundant and happier lives?
First of all, those of us who are not aware of the fact that we even have the power to create what we want in our lives, will just create by default. This means that we focus on what is immediately in front of us, but most often we don’t expect or try for anything more than that. I believe this applies to the majority of people on our planet.
But even if we do know about the law of attraction and how to visualize and align with what we want, it’s still not that easy to actually do it. And that comes down to our beliefs. More specifically, our core beliefs.
Our core beliefs are beliefs that may be instilled in us from our family, our society, and our own observations and past experiences. They often are subconscious beliefs that we are not aware of unless we take the time to observe our own thoughts and actions. They are usually entrenched deep in our minds and shifting these beliefs isn’t something that is done overnight. It can be done, however, little by little, first by bringing our core beliefs to our awareness, then by replacing the ones that no longer serve us with more positive core beliefs.
So if you want to manifest more of what you desire (and who doesn’t, right?), here are some tips on how you can start turning things around for yourself.
Everything starts with awareness, and so first you must begin to take note of your own thoughts and behaviors, in particular as they relate to abundance and your own joy and happiness. Whatever it is that you want to manifest in your life, start to look for thoughts and things that you do that are negative in relation to achieving or getting it. For example, if you want to manifest more love in your life, but a part of you don’t feel worthy of love, then that is a red flag.
Keep an eye out for any feelings or thoughts that come up, and then write them down (keeping a journal when doing this work is very helpful!). I would spend at least a week doing this, although once we begin noticing our own thoughts and behaviors in this way, if often automatically continues, as we bring more and more beliefs to the surface. Look at it a little like peeling back the layers of an onion, as we identify and release more and more of our unwanted beliefs.
(On a side note, I want to stress that you don’t be hard on yourself in this process. We all have lots of negative core beliefs that hold us back in one form or another, and there is no judgement in this. Be gentle with yourself, and allow the thoughts and feelings to come to the surface, but don’t judge them or yourself for having believed them. It is all good.)
Now once you have identified some core beliefs, I like to do some type of ritual to release them. There are many ways to do this, and no right or wrong, just pick something that appeals to you. You can visualize them moving out of your mind and into a burlap bag, that you then zap with violet light (violet light transmutes negative energy), or you can make a list that you shred, or tear into pieces, or burn (safely, of course). Or you may come up with another method that you like.
Personally, I like tapping, or EFT, where you tap on various meridian points on our body, while saying your beliefs out loud. Thoughts and beliefs are energy forms that often can get trapped in our body, so by doing this, we also get the added benefit of releasing the negative energy from the body as well as the mind (if you have never heard of tapping before, and would like to learn more about how to do it, this video is a good place to start).
Before you get rid of your list entirely, though, you want to come up with some positive core beliefs, or affirmations, that you can then start to repeat to yourself in order to help you replace the old negative core beliefs. Affirmations are positive statements in the present tense, that make you feel good. If we go back to our earlier example of a negative core belief of not feeling worthy of love, you can counteract that belief by coming up with a positive affirmation such as “I am worthy of love”, “I deserve to be loved”, or something similar. You get the drift?
So I encourage you to try this! Right now, before you move onto something else, and forget all about this post, go and get a journal, and start taking note of your own thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back. Then later on do a ritual to release them, and replace them with something positive. Little by little, you will start to feel a shift, and notice that you are attracting more of your desires into your life.
If you try this, I would love to hear about your wins and breakthroughs! Share them in the comments section. And feel free to reach out with any questions, too, if you want to delve a little deeper into this.
That’s it for this week, though. Take care of yourself, and keep up your connection to your inner guidance!