I’ve been working on this New Thought/law of attraction stuff for a few years now, and I no longer have any doubt that my thoughts create my reality. So what now?
It took me a while to process lots of negative beliefs about myself and about life; perhaps the biggest challenge came from maladaptive strategies I put in place decades ago.
It also took me time to understand how I differ from the majority of people eliciting advice from teachers like Abraham-Hicks. It took me time to translate their teachings into my language, and appreciate the advantages of things I’ve already worked out and accomplished.
So I’ve cleared a path, and now the teachings are really really simple: just make a practice of thinking thoughts that are better than your usual thoughts.
It’s best to stay general and brief and just reel off thoughts that you know to be good, positive, and aligned with your desires.
I love my life
I love being me
I love myself
I love how easy my life is
I love how effortless my life is
My life is easy
My life is effortless
My life is fun
My life is enjoyable
My life is complete ease
My life is complete flow
As I write and think these thoughts I start to feel better and better. But I don’t worry about how I feel anymore. I know these are good thoughts that will feel good as I practice them.
I also know I can loosen my resistance and not contradict them with other thoughts.
This is an exercise. I don’t have to argue with myself over how much I do or can or should love my life. I don’t look evidence and ideas to support these thoughts. Because that comes later, comes automatically, with practice.
Just like my diet, I know what works now. If I just think these kinds of thoughts often enough and don’t contradict them with other thoughts, I’ll become these thoughts soon enough.
Likewise, I know that if I eat the right amount of food and don’t overeat, my body weight will come into balance.
The struggle and the obfuscation all lies in our complicated patterns, like eating to escape from bad feelings, or like finding security in playing the victim.
These are the habits that stop us from doing simple things like eating as much as we need, and thinking good thoughts.
My life is easy, if I let it be. But I can’t let it be if I’ve only practiced thoughts of fear and difficulty and despond.
But my life is easy. I love the ease. My whole life is full of ease. I love having such an easy life…