I know that it’s sometimes hard to be positive about life, especially with the state of our economy. But I am a firm believer in the Law of Attraction, which means that what you send out, you get back. As a matter of fact, I believe that any energy you send out comes back to you threefold, or three times as much. Now, I’m going to let you sit back and just absorb that statement for a bit. Everything you send out comes back to you three times as powerfully.
It took me a long time to really understand the implications of that concept, but when it started to sink in, I was overwhelmed by a sense of deep responsibility. Does that mean, I wondered, that I, and I alone, am responsible for my own fate, my own destiny? That I can make either good or bad things happen to me, and it’s all in my own attitude? Ooooh…I quickly decided that I’d better start sending out lots of good, positive energy!
“I’ve tried that,” you may grumble. “I didn’t win the lottery. I haven’t found my true love yet. And I’m still working in this dead-end job.”
And I say that’s only because you didn’t really believe that you could. Somewhere in the back of your mind, there remained a niggling doubt. And that was your downfall. That’s why you aren’t living on your own private yacht somewhere in the Caribbean with your one true love, sipping fruity drinks while watching the sunset. You never really believed that it would happen.
We’ve all known someone who seems to attract any negative energy within a 100-mile radius, someone to whom bad things always seem to happen, and nothing good ever seems to come. I have a friend like that. He just can’t understand why bad things always happen to him, and why he can never seem to get ahead in life even though he works very hard. He can’t seem to comprehend that the energy he sends out to the world is what is coming back to him. The best (or worst) example of his negativity is when he gets behind the wheel of his car. I have never seen anyone have so many instances of road rage in the course of driving from home to the grocery store. He immediately begins to consider it a war between himself and the other drivers with which he shares the road. He swears at this one and yells at that one, and spends the entire time behind the wheel bitterly complaining about someone else on the road as if they were doing things just to him, purposefully and with malice. And it occurred to me one day after listening to his diatribe that this is his view of not just driving and drivers, but of the entire world – everyone is out to get him. He expects the other drivers to be stupid and malicious, so that’s exactly what he gets.
Don’t get me wrong, we all have moments behind the steering wheel of the car. But my friend spends the entire time he’s driving expecting problems, whereas I drive expecting to get where I’m going without mishap. And I can see by the difference in our attitudes, along with what actually happens when we drive, that you truly get back what you put out there.
The unfortunate thing is that my friend doesn’t seem to understand that. When I point this attitude out to him, he defends it. “Well, that jerk just did this! And that one almost ran me off the road!” On and on he rants, continuing to blame others, without really being able to see that he is causing most of what happens to him behind the steering wheel, or for that matter, what happens to him in his life. Or maybe it is that he doesn’t want to see it, because if he did, that would mean he would then have to take responsibility for it. To some people that’s a scary thought, having all that responsibility. Yikes, you mean there’s no one to blame but ourselves for what happens to us?
This whole driving attitude is also a metaphor for our lives. So ask yourself: are you driving with road rage? Are you blaming your life on everyone else but the one person who is really responsible? What are you expecting to happen?
You might say, “Well, I expect good things to happen, but I also know things don’t always happen just the way I think they will, so I allow for that.” Hmmm. Do you see the flaw in this kind of thinking? You have modified your expectation by adding the escape clause…in effect, allowing the universe to slip you a fast one. You must banish all thoughts of failure from your mind. You must believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that what you send out will be returned to you threefold. You must send out good energy in order to get good things back. You must minimize negativity within yourself. That is the only way your life will improve.
Go ahead. Try it. You’ll see. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen.