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The Law of Attraction is both interesting and exciting.  The simple version is that we are all vibrating energy and whatever we put out into the world attracts similar energy.  It is especially popular with people who want to use this law to manifest success in their lives or businesses.

The book and movie, “The Secret”, brought a lot of attention to the idea of attraction, but many people took it to mean that they could just sit on their couches and make their dreams come true.  They failed to realize that the thought leaders in the book had also worked hard to get where they were at.

There are three elements to successfully using the Law of Attraction to manifest what you want in your life. 

Be Impeccable with Your Thoughts and Words:  What you think creates how you feel and the level of your energy.  Every time you think of a limitation or doubt your dream, you make it more challenging to achieve.  Instead, shift your negative thoughts to positive ones full of possibilities and gratitude.

Juice it Up: Connecting emotion to our thoughts supersizes their manifesting abilities.  You can do this by focusing on why you want what you want and how it will feel to have it.  Saturate yourself in the feeling of that end result and you will be more focused and drawn to making it happen.

Get Moving: When you take action you provide forward momentum and opportunities for the universe to give you feedback.  Feedback may be a feeling that something is or isn’t right.  It can also show up as synchronicity, things falling into place, or being blocked in some way.  In order to know what to do next, you need to take the first step.

Don’t forget to comment and share your thoughts and experiences.

Photo courtesy of Bianca Storm

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tired lioness

I lost my oomph and I don’t know where it has gone.  Can anyone relate?

Looking back, it probably started when I hurt my ankle and couldn’t exercise for a month.  There are also the ongoing issues of several people I care about facing very serious medical issues.  The last straw was traveling for the holidays and coming home with bronchitis that kept me low for 2 weeks.

So, now it is mid-January and I am feeling behind and oomph-less.  What am I going to do?

Take Care of My Body: Exercising, eating healthy, and getting plenty of rest, are the basic building blocks of feeling good and restoring my energy levels.

Be Gentle with Myself: Feeling behind or pushing myself to do things are grounded in judgments of where I am.  Instead, I am going to let my days gracefully unfold based on how I am feeling.  The funny things is, when I take the heat off I often accomplish more.

Honor My Feelings: I shared with my book group about my friend in hospice and was surprised that they made such a big deal about it.  I would have told you I was handling things gracefully, and I was, but I was not taking the time to connect with my feelings.  I know that when I let my feelings process, I always feel lighter.

Spiritual Practice: I will be re-grounding in my daily practices.  Meditation, journaling, prayer, and spending time in nature will be some of the tools I use.

Focus on the Positive: Talking or thinking about not having energy will only make it more true.   My focus has been on resisting how I feel or making up stories to support it.  Instead, I am choosing to shift my focus to how I want to feel and embracing it fully.

Engagement:  Being with friends and communities that support me is incredibly healing.  I already have several coffee and lunch dates on my calendar with fun people who I find inspiring.  The other part of engagement is to step into my intentions and goals, even if it is in a very small way in the beginning.  These small actions can re-connect me with what I want to do and remind me why it is so important to me.

What do you think of my plan to get my oomph back?  Is there anything in it that might help you?  

You can comment by clicking on “Leave a Comment” under the title of this post.

Secretary overwhelmed

  • Focus in on a shorter period of time.  Big or long term goals can feel complicated.  Make smaller goals for this day, week, or month.
  • Stay centered in the present and take one step at a time.  Keep asking yourself, “What is the next small thing I can do that will move me forward?”
  • Remember that there is no such thing as perfection and nothing has to be forever.  You can always change your mind.

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How you start your day can determine how the entire day goes.  If you do not  consciously choose what you want to focus on, you may find yourself spending time on things that do not matter.

Try choosing 3 words each morning that help ground you in your best self or represent what you want to bring your focus to.  Use them as your theme for the day.

Sample Words: Clear – Grounded – Confident – Focused – Healthy – Wise – Grateful – Loving – Professional – Effective – Community – Success – Integrity –Responsible – Compassionate – (you get the idea)

Post your words where you will see them or write them down to carry with you so that you can connect with them throughout the day.

Letting your chosen words guide and motivate you, will help you consciously create the life you want.

What are your three words for today?  You can share them by clicking on “comment” below the title of this blog.

Stepping Into the Light

 

One of my clients asked me to share this metaphor that I use in my coaching and workshops.

Many of us go through life as if we are walking backwards.  Our focus is on the past, what went wrong, what could go wrong, and reasons we can’t succeed.  We hold tightly onto anger, resentments, being right, control, sadness, and old stories.  We immerse ourselves in the quicksand of darkness, negativity, and fear.

We can shift this by simply turning around.

When we choose to turn and face forward instead, the path before us is filled with light and possibilities.  Our stories from the past are simply memories that no longer hold power over us.  We can see the potential of our dreams and goals coming true and feel more positive and energized.  We attract more love, peace, and happiness into our lives.

You can have this, too.

All you have to do is turn around. 

Face the light – see the possibilities – and start walking forward

Footsteps on the Beach

It all started with my decision to practice mindful meditation on my morning walk.  I noticed that my walking style didn’t feel natural.  It included landing on my heels hard and pushing off from there.  If I had been walking on the beach you probably would only have seen deep heel prints and thought it was some strange kind of animal.  No wonder my ankles and knees complain at times.

So, I played with changing my walking style.  I touched the heels lightly and rolled my foot forward, pushing off slightly with the toes and I used my hips so they could get some exercise too.

What a change!  I moved faster with less effort.    My body tipped forward a degree or two as it moved more naturally.  And, the big surprise was that this moving forward with more ease brought forward a feeling of enthusiasm, a sense of being eager to step into my day.

I started thinking, where else am I digging in my heels?  Are there other things in my life that I do as automatically as walking that could be improved?  I think so.  My yoga instructor says most people breathe shallowly, only using a small portion of their lungs and starving their bodies of oxygen.  I think I’m going to play with breathing in more life next.  I wonder how that will feel.

Your Turn: Where in your life are you digging in your heels and what would you like to play with doing differently?

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Here is an interesting exercise to play with:

  1. Write down your top 10 priorities.  They might be things like family, fun, community, success, or joy.
  2. Now, go look at your schedule, checking account, and take a moment to think about the relationships in your life.

Are you living your priorities?

Misaligned actions and priorities create internal stress and set you up for living a life that is not  what you truly want.  When you sync what you do with what you value most, you will feel more grounded, peaceful, and your best life will come more naturally.

What steps can you take to be more in alignment with your priorities?  You can share them by clicking “comment” above.


Linda Luke

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