You’ve heard the old saying “what you focus on gets bigger?” It’s known as a fundamental law of the Universe, called the Law of Attraction. Follow me here, I’m going to tell you a story …
Today, I was mixing up some bread. Yep, homemade pumpkin bread. As usual, when the mixing is over and the bread’s in its pan, I lick the beaters. And, I scrape the bowl with my spatula to get all of the delectable morsels left there, too.
We all did this as kids, right? My mom always divided the beaters up amongst us, and the luckiest one got the bowl and spatula. Mmm-mmmm!
Now, most might tell you “that’s unsafe; there are raw eggs in that mix!” (blah, blah, blah)
I never died, much less ever got sick from this childhood pleasure. And, herein lies my conclusion based upon this Universal law.
What we focus on gets bigger (aka, the magnifying affect).
Ever notice when things go bad, they go downhill fast? Ever wonder why that is? How we “hold” something in our minds has a lot to do with the outcome. If you want to test it out, just follow your negative thoughts and see how things seem to spiral downhill fast, one thing after the next (aka, the domino affect).
Awesome thing is with the Law of Attraction, your feelings are a pretty good indicator that if what you’re doing or looking at is loved, liked, or appreciated, it’s going be okay (unless you stuff yourself with raw eggs, of course – this isn’t where I’m going with this!).
So, unless you want more of that stuff you don’t want, stop looking at it, focusing on it, talking about it, stewing over it, sharing it, blogging about it, posting it on social media --- you get my point. That focus will just make it not only bigger, but bring more stuff just like it into your current reality.
The morale of this story … lick the beaters! Pay attention to how you feel. If it’s joyful, you’re probably okay (of course, inherent in this proclamation is ‘do no harm’).
Worry about the stuff that really matters, but keep it to a minimum unless you want a whole lot more of it. If you’re unfamiliar with this law, try amping up your happiness and joy intentionally --- smile, say a kind word, offer a nice gesture and see how great things go from there! Lick the beaters! I promise you, you won’t die!
If you have been weathering unexpected rainstorms, loss or tragedy, one of my favorite subjects to coach around is finding “miracles and magic in the mess” of this sometimes unpredictable and crazy life. Feel free to drop me a line, and let’s have a conversation that matters … one that allows you to see how life can offer us lemonade from lemons, even when we at-first we cannot fathom such an outcome.
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