The Law of Attraction states that we get back what we put out there, and the most important ingredient in this mix is our energetic field. This is the vibe that we give off, that subtle feeling that surrounds us when we’re thinking or speaking about a certain subject. It’s that “Je ne sais quoi” that others can detect about us, even if they don’t fully realize what it is they’ve sensed.
Our vibration is based on our deep-seated belief systems: how we feel about something, not just consciously but more importantly unconsciously, determines what we will attract to ourselves. Spiritualists have been exposing this principle since ancient times, and neurologists have now found scientific evidence which backs this up. The newly emerging science of neuroplasticity has shown that, when we take the steps to change our deep-seated belief systems, we can literally reprogram how the connections in our brains work. This is exciting news because it means that no matter what we’ve been taught and what we’ve experienced, we have the power to shift our ideas to a more positive plane.
In his bestseller Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr. Joe Dispenza discusses how familial and societal programming from our past often makes it difficult to avoid negative thinking, which in turn attracts the very things that we don’t want. Using our own thoughts and actions to catapult our lives upwards is no easy task. It takes constant and consistent checking of our own ideas, words, and behaviors in order achieve a more elevated belief about our goals, our self-worth, our finances, and our dreams. This is definitely a process, but there are ways to speed it up and begin attracting the people and situations that lead to fulfillment of our Higher Self goals.
5 Jumpstarts to Joy and Abundance
- Say “STOP” to Negative Self-talk. This may seem like too simple an act to actually have much effect, but in reality it’s a very powerful technique to halt our negative thoughts in their tracks. It’s an unambiguous reminder that we are no longer tolerating our own baloney (those ideas about ourselves that keep us down). It’s a way to be our own best friend by guarding ourselves from the effects of our unhealthy thinking.
- Get a “High Vibrations” Mantra. If you’ve ever told a kid to stop something, then you already know that in order to keep them from doing it again you have to redirect them to another task. The same holds true for our negative thoughts: they’re like misbehaving kids who need to learn a better way of conducting themselves. Following “STOP” with a go-to phrase that builds your self-confidence is vital in order to ensure that those pesky pessimistic thoughts stay gone. For example, if you’re trying to change your thoughts about your finances, you can say “I am a magnificent magnet for wealth and prosperity.”
- Track the Patterns You See in Your Thoughts, Words, and Actions. Many times it is the case that we don’t even realize how often we are doing and saying something that is detrimental to our progress. When we jot down our limiting thoughts, language, and behaviors right as they happen, we can begin to see patterns emerge. These patterns help us better understand ourselves and what we need to do in order to stay positive. For example, maybe you’ll find after writing down your limiting beliefs that you have a harder time staying positive in certain situations or around certain people. By finding these patterns, we can begin to make the changes necessary to aid in our own growth.
- Begin to Set Boundaries. In The Beauty of Boundaries, I outlined why it’s so important to set boundaries with people, but it can be just as vital to set them with situations. For example, I recently left a few Facebook groups not because they lacked great content, but because they had a plethora of it. It was so good, in fact, that is was distracting me too much from my own to-do list. I needed to put my focus elsewhere in order to stay aligned with my current personal goals. Learning to say yes to ourselves sometimes means saying no to situations that aren’t optimal for raising our vibrations, even if the situations aren’t inherently negative.
- Reading Rules for Good Vibrations: The 1/1/1 Rule: Read 1 Inspiring Meme per day, 1 Inspiring Article per week, and 1 Inspiring Book per month.
If you’d like a more in-depth tools to shift your vibrations upwards and attract more abundance, I encourage you to check out the book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself. It provides a 4-week plan to help guide you to your best self through meditation, self-help techniques, and current scientific breakthroughs. It takes a little up-front commitment, but it is well worth the investment of time and energy in order to break down your limiting beliefs and build new limitless ones.