Why the Law of Attraction Has Nothing to Do with Attraction
By Sonia Miller | November 26, 2008
It’s really too bad that the term "the Law of Attraction" is the one that caught fire and swept through mainstream masses as the invitation for seekers to uncover and explore their infinite creative power. This is because the phrase itself plants the seed of potential misunderstanding right from the get-go.
The fact is that the Law of Attraction has nothing to do with attraction. But what often happens is that when a seeker opens up to the idea that we each create our own reality, the seeker simultaneously assumes that this is done by ATTRACTING the desired reality. However, the fact is that the desired reality is ALREADY PRESENT. It is NOT the seeker’s job to draw it in, but to lift the veil of illusion so as to PERCEIVE and EXPERIENCE what is already here.
The Law of Attraction should really be called the Law of Willingness. Whereas the Law of Attraction tells us: Like Attracts Like. The Law of Willingness tells us: Willingness Allows Perception.
The truth is that we experience that which we EXPECT.
The truth is that we experience what we BELIEVE.
But when we are stuck in a belief or expectation - either because we are unconscious, or it is all we’ve ever known, or our limiting beliefs are profoundly ingrained, or we haven’t yet found a way to heal our wounds… when we are stuck, WILLINGNESS is the magic that unlocks new possibilities.
So next time you find yourself wanting something different than you have, try letting go of the idea that you must "attract" it. Instead imagine that what you want…
is already here,
is already present,
is real right now.
And then start practicing your willingness mantras:
Scared about the economy? "I’m willing to experience abundance and prosperity under all conditions."
Struggling in a relationship? "I’m open and willing to experiencing the harmony and ease that is ALREADY present in this relationship."
Want better health? "I’m willing and ready to perceive and experience the perfect health that is expressing through my body right now.
You don’t have to know how any of this will happen. LET GO OF THE HOW. Just become willing. Be a broken record with yourself. Repeat your willingness mantra every time your limiting belief or negative expectation rears its head. Then watch and listen for positive signs, flashes of inspiration, aha moments, synchronistic happenings. The Universe will show you the well-being that already abounds either by simply presenting it to you, or buy guiding your to expand your mind-set so that you become able to allow it into your life.
Choose Your Reality! tm