I am a big believer in the law of attraction, in other words, what you think about or have a strong belief about is what you attract into your life. This can be good or bad. If there are things in your life you seem to attract over and over, it could be a sign of the law of attraction at work. For example, I am a lifelong dieter. My weight has been known to fluctuate a great deal, and I seem to notice that when I notice in the mirror that I am gaining a few pounds, those pounds seem very hard to get rid of, and alternately, when I notice myself trimming down, it seems to be that much easier to get down to my target weight. When I became aware of the law of attraction, I became aware that my eating and exercise habits were only partially responsible for the ups and downs of my weight. More importantly, what I was thinking concerning my body image was causing a greater result than anything I ate or how much I exercised. When I incorporate visualization into my workout routine, my results are much more noticeable. Now when my jeans start feeling a little tight, yes, I try to watch what I eat and exercise, but I also include some visualization of myself easily fitting into my smallest pair of jeans. In recent years my weight has fluctuated far less than in the past.
My reason for sharing this is that many times we go through life just blaming our genetics or our circumstances for things in our lives that we do not like, but in reality we ourselves are the only ones responsible for the things that happen to us in our lives. In my previous belief system, we used to like to blame the Devil for all our troubles. We would spend a great deal of time fighting the Devil, taking authority over the Devil, casting out the Devil, etc. My life was constantly in turmoil. I seemed to always be fighting some physical ailment, or some relationship catastrophy, and depression was my normal emotion. I remember going to the doctor once for some ailment, and when he suggested that I might be depressed, I got mad at him! I had been depressed for so long I thought that sadness was normal. Now that I realize the power of the law of attraction, I realize that I was focused on fighting some imaginary enemy all the time and I ended up attracting all kinds of situations I could blame on him. When I turned my focus on thinking about what I wanted instead of what I did not want, it seemed like the Devil disappeared. All those things that all those years I blamed on the Devil, hmmmm, it seems that I was my own worst enemy the whole time.
It took some time for my long held beliefs to be uprooted. It seems to me that I just woke up one day and realized that my belief system was flawed, but I am sure that it did not occur overnight. But several years ago I realized that if there was something I didn't like about my life, I was the only one who was going to change it. I had gotten tired of waiting for God to come and rescue me. I was tired of fighting the devil. I am not saying one way or another whether there is a devil, although at this point in my life I doubt it. I notice that when I focus on love, all my doubts and fears seem to disappear, and fighting the devil or any negative entities disappear.
I am sure every day we all have opportunities to choose whether to think positive thoughts or negative ones. I have to remind myself every day that I am constantly creating the life I am living and that if I want something to be different, it is up to me to change it. It is easy to let life happen to me, with no thought of what I can do to create what I want. Today I resolve to think in terms of the things I love about life and visualize how I want things to be as if they are already that way. No I am not putting my head in the sand, I am choosing what to focus on. Yes there are still things I do not prefer. I am choosing to think about the things I prefer. I am choosing to see the sun through the clouds. One day I will get so good at it that I will not even see the clouds.