Magnetic Thoughts

“Every thought you send out is magnetic because it creates and brings to you events, people, and things.  It does so by resonating with those things you think of and thus what you draw to yourself.”  Personal Power through Awareness, by Sanaya Roman

This quotation is an exact description of what happens when we are attracting material things.  The magnetic thought resonates with the material object, and sooner or later, if one’s mind/heart stays positive, we draw that thing unto ourselves.

I might add that it works with emotions, too.  If we think of another person, we are very likely to draw unto ourselves what is in their thoughts/feelings.  If the other person is quite happy, we will find ourselves buoyed as well.  But depressed feelings conjure up the reverse.

This is why a whole household can be happy or depressed.  It is not genes so much as attraction, the law of attraction.

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Be Joyous when We Seek to Attract

“Having faith in yourself, and letting go of memories when things did not work, will help you open to more abundance.  If you must think of the past, think of those times you were powerful and creative.  Go into your heart and ask whether you feel you deserve all the joy and love that is awaiting you on your path of higher purpose.”  Living with Joy, by Sanaya Roman

We need to go to our heart when we are invoking the law of attraction.  Do we feel we deserve what we are asking for?  If we have doubts about whether or not what we think we want is right for us, we will negate the thoughts that would draw our desired thing to us.  Doubt kills.

Think back, if you must think back at all, to those times when we were powerful and creative.  Don’t dwell on our weakest times, for these are killers of the dream.  Focus on the times when we were on top of the world.  Focus on those things that came to us so easily and effortlessly at such times.  Then replicate the feelings.

It is just that easy.  Good moods enhance our draw to the good life.  Good moods, if founded in our hearts, bring the best to us.

Accept Jubilant Thoughts

“[The individual] actually creates his own environment, but this environment is created by him according to conceptions received telepathically now, in childhood, in infancy, and even before birth.”  Jane Roberts, The Early Sessions, Book 2 of the Seth Material

We do get inklings from others and even from God about how we ought to proceed to form our environment. These inklings come to our minds and hearts telepathically. We have a thought about what we want to think, say, or do–and we don’t actually know from where this thought originated. At earlier points in our lives, we have also been primed by what has come to us telepathically.

This is an important insight. If we agree with what we have received telepathically, we proceed to actualize that thought. If we don’t agree, we can certainly turn aside from what the telepathy is saying. It is important to note in this regard that we live in an open universe in which thoughts are exchanged just all the time. We must have discernment to determine which ones we want to accept and make real in our environment.

If we accept depressed thoughts, we are going to adopt depression for ourselves. On the other hand, if we accept jubilant thoughts, our world will get better. It is up to invite and then accept the jubilant thoughts–if that is what we want. Most of us do want just that.

Ask for happy thoughts to surround us today. Ask to create our environment from these happy thoughts, lodged deep in our heart. We are attracting these intuitions, these inklings.

And we have what we attract.

That is the law of attraction in operation in a larger sense than we usually think of it. The law is indeed, as Rhonda Byrne has said, “perfect.”

To Enjoy!

“Start enjoying the journey of life.”  Choose Only Love bk.2, 8:IV

Yes!  It doesn’t make any sense to make ourselves miserable, even when times are tough, and tough times come to all of us.  The journey of life is meant to be a healing adventure in which subconscious, fearful thoughts give way to love.  When we open up to love in our lives, we know all the difference.  And we start to enjoy what we are experiencing.  What a difference this makes!

We can start right away.  There is no need to wait for a rainbow to appear in our lives.  We can offer our thanks for the many blessings that we have, and the act of doing so will enhance our experience.  Just saying the words throughout the day will actually make the blessings grow.  We will see all manner of things, good things, that we have overlooked before.

Ask to enjoy our lives.  We may have many lives, but we experience each one only in the Now.  And if we rue the Now, we rue our lives.  Negativity also kicks in, and with it the law of attraction, which says that what we focus upon grows.  We can get ourselves going downward in spiral of lamentable happenings.  This we don’t want.

So the advice to “enjoy” our journey is solidly based in a law of the universe.  God’s law.  And it behooves us to take heed and do what we can to lift our spirits on a constant basis.

Turn any fretting over to God.  He is much better equipped to handle it than we are!  And He is not burdened by the fretting, as we are.  He will take our current state of mind and heart and lift them to new heights.

Just enjoy the scenery on our journey through life.

Happiness through Love

“You have to be happy first, and give happiness, to receive happy things!  It can’t happen any other way, because whatever you want to receive in life, you must give first!  You are in command of your feelings, you are in command of your love, and the force of love will give back to you whatever you give out.”  Rhonda Byrne

“We love him, because he first loved us.”  1 John 4:19 (KJV)

In the second quotation, from 1 John, the “him” is God.  “We love him, because he first loved us.”

We love others in the same way, because God first loved us.  He has taught us how to love, and when we are enthralled with that particular sense of Love that emanates from God Himself, we will be happy.  Love makes happy.

When we are feeling down, we can uplift our affect by thinking, just thinking, of those things we love.  The change is immediate.  When we move into a mellow feeling, God’s love is pouring down upon our heads.  And happiness follows.

If we don’t have a sense of love enthralling us, we often won’t feel happy.

It is just that simple.  It is said, “Love makes the world go ‘round.’”  And indeed it does.

Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret, recommends mood shifters, having a mental list of things that brighten our day, and these things are the things that we love.  If one doesn’t work for us at a given time, we can shift to another until we do find the magic elixir.

Go within, smile inwardly at those things we love, and the happiness that has eluded us will return.

Inviting a Good Day

“There is clearly a domino effect that takes place—one minute of positive feeling leads to another and then another and so on.

“The same domino effect can apply to negative feelings, which is precisely why you never want to dwell on negative feelings.  As you think about how bad you feel, and as you focus attention on that feeling, you are in effect asking for more of the same.  If you want to feel good you must learn to detect and then follow your good feelings.”  Richard Carlson

I have learned that if I stay active, engaged with my day and the people in it, plus my work, I am much, much happier.  The sense of ennui that begins my day falls away quickly.  If I don’t dwell on that ennui.

My husband says that most people start their day on a low note, having trouble waking up, taking time to get “into” the day.  I have been chastising myself for not being a “lark,” and maybe that is just a result of biorhythms over which I have no control.  Many of us may be in the same boat.

But I do have control over how the day develops.  I can let the feeling ennui “rest lightly on my mind.”  I can rise above it.  I can spend time with God.  Talking to myself when ennui threatens to engulf me is a potent way to assuage the bad feeling.  And then, with the first new good feeling, more are prompted, by the law of attraction, to come.

Invite the good times with everything that we have in us.  Our lowered affect helps nobody, something that Rhonda Byrne has said in different words.  Our joy/happiness, on the other hand, blesses the world, including our little place in it.

Mercedes or Peace

“The worldly part of your mind says, ‘Well, I have to transport my body around in this plane.  Automobiles do that.  The world tells me that a Mercedes is a grand way of doing this; therefore, I will create the desire of wanting a Mercedes.’  When you manifest the Mercedes, you fool yourself into thinking that you have made great progress  when, in fact, all you have done is done what you have always done.  You have chosen what your experience will be and you have manifested it.  There is nothing new about that.  Although by so doing, you can begin to regain confidence in our ability to manifest.”  (“The Way of the Heart,” The Way of Mastery, Lesson 5, Page 61)

Yes, we can manifest the Mercedes.  By so doing, we are simply doing what we always have in keeping a focus on those experiences which we wish to have.  This reinforces the law of attraction in our minds.  We regain confidence in our ability to manifest.

When we focus on the emotions of harmony, peace, joy, enjoyment, we are onto something new and different.  A Mercedes will rust eventually.  The peaceful emotions do not, unless we turn our mind away from focusing on them.  When we rest in God’s mercy, His blessings enfold us.  A Mercedes can’t give us comfort on a cold night; God can.

Being Contented

“It’s where you place your attention that determines how you’re going to feel—not what you end up acquiring or achieving.  Again, this doesn’t mean that it’s inappropriate or unnecessary to strive toward goals, but it does suggest that achieving them won’t bring you happiness—unless you learn to feel gratitude for what you already have.”  Richard Carlson

We feel a ground swell of warmth when we turn our minds to God, to thanks for the blessings that we find so abundantly satisfied in our lives.  There may seem to be many lacks, and if we focus on these lacks, we will seem to find many more—for focus draws to us what we are thinking about.  But when we focus on the good things that we enjoy, this focus, by the law of attraction, brings forth more good things.  Like attracts like, in other words, as we know, for this is another way of articulating the law of attraction.

We are indeed like magnets, drawing to ourselves what we have focused upon, drawing more and more of that focus to ourselves.  In gratitude, we invite a warm, loving feeling.  And, lo and behold, that warmth encircles us with more and more.  We are abundantly blessed, all because we took the time to dwell on “thanks.”

We need to realize that one goal will lead to another, and another, and that there will be no end to them.  Goals are not the bad guys, of course, but we have to think about our focus.  And when we endeavor to reach a goal, often, once reached, we are in the mode of achieving, and we don’t feel much satisfaction at all.  So we are off to another goal.  It is not unlike pushing a boulder up a high incline, the eternal task in the myth of Sisyphus.

Set goals, but know what one is doing.  The real satisfaction in life is to be contented with that which we have, contented to increase that lot in life, but not to obsess about lack.

If we decide to be contented, then contentedness will follow us everywhere.  Even into the goals about which we think so much.

Path of Joy

“The path of joy involves the ability to receive.  You can surround yourself with love, friends that care, and have a healthy and fit body, if you choose.  There is so much to be grateful for and appreciate.  One of the ways to receive more is to spend time appreciating what you have.  Acknowledge even the simplest things—the flowers you see or smell, the heartwarming smile of a child, the food you eat—and you will soon find the Universe sending you even more good things, for gratitude is magnetic.”  Sanaya Roman, Living with Joy

Why is it so important that we be grateful for what we already have?  After all, we may have felt ourselves lacking in many things that other people seem to acquire effortlessly.

The bottom line is that a grateful heart is a loving heart, and a loving heart is what we are here to cultivate.  We draw things to ourselves with the Love that we send out.  And if we don’t see the central place of love in our lives, then we are seeing amiss.

There is much that is secular in the law of attraction; one does not, after all, need to feel a particular attachment to a Deity to focus on that which we want, and then draw those things to ourselves.  But sooner or later we will get tripped up if we don’t recognize that our bodies flourish under love, and languish under fear.   If we draw primarily physical things in our desiring, we will find that we need to keep replacing one material desire with another; we will find ourselves insatiable.  And fear is at the bottom of that transaction.

If we elicit fear in others, this same fear will revert to ourselves.  And giving happiness to another reverts to ourselves as well.

We thrive in an atmosphere of happiness and joy, and gratitude is a one-way ticket toward both.  We can simply know that we don’t understand the Whole in which we are encapsulated.  We can simply know that a loving attitude makes us happier.

Our appreciation lubricates the wheels of existence, making that existence a matter that finds us, perhaps for the first time, truly living.

Happiness & Money

“The love of money is the root of all evil.”  – 1 Timothy 6:10

“Our human minds are limited but the intelligence of love is unlimited.  Its ways are beyond our comprehension.  Don’t limit your life by thinking money is the only way to get something you want.  Don’t make money your only target, but make your target what you want to be, do, or have.  If you want a new home, imagine and feel the joy of living in it.  You if want beautiful clothes, appliances, or a car; if you want to go to college, move to another country, receive training in music, acting, or a sport—imagine it!  All these things can come to you in an unlimited number of ways.”  – The Power, by Rhonda Byrne

Often we think that with more money, just some more, we would be happy.  But if we had more money, we might change our expectations and therefore the “more money” would not have satisfied us at all.  It is what money can buy that we really want, and even this can be an inferior want.  What we are really seeking is our own happiness, and to have happiness we must know ourselves really well, asking always what would make us happy.

What might we do to have the happiness that we seek?  It may reside in service to others, and this we can do without money at all.  So beware of thinking that more money will solve all our worries.  If we haven’t learned how to live well without the money, having the more will not help us—as much as we might think so now.

It is joy that we seek.  Find what gives us joy, and we are on the road to a fulfilling life.