Abraham-Hicks is an awesome Law of Attraction teacher. I quote or refer to them often. One idea that I have continually heard from Abraham-Hicks has to do with the power of focusing on things that feel good (I’m a big a fan of this, as I wrote in a recent blog post ). Abraham-Hicks goes so far as to say, “If it doesn’t feel good, don’t think about it!” In other words, change the subject. Get your mind on something that feels better.
This is obviously a great idea in many situations. But what about when have a specific subject that you really wish to transform into something that feels good? What if the subject currently seems like a challenging one for you? How can you look at that subject without getting stuck in negativity? I admit, this can be tricky at times. Often, I find that it really is best to change the subject. However, recently I have been experimenting with breaking the subject in question into component parts, and analyzing how I feel about each of them. This is helping me connect with things about that subject that I already love and appreciate.
Let’s take a topic that impacts us all and which I personally have thought a lot about: Money. Often we use this term very broadly to cover our entire financial lives. Yet money really has many different facets. Here are just a few completely unique sub-topics within the larger subject of money:
- Earning Money
- Spending Money (for Expenses or Necessities)
- Saving Money
- Giving Money
- Spending Money (for Fun/Recreation/Personal Passion Projects)
- Managing Money (or organizing how you use your money)
- Investing Your Money (for Retirement/Financial Freedom)
- Getting Educated on Money Matters
(Note: Certainly this list is not exhaustive. No doubt it reflects my priorities right now. Yet I think the topics on this list have relevance for everyone, so I think it will serve for this discussion.)
Notice how varied these sub-topics within the world of money are. When I first made this list, I realized that there are items on here I already feel really great about. For example, I love talking and reading about investing, specifically index fund investing. This topic fills me with a sense of magic and wonder, especially when I think of the power of compounding growing my money over time.
Another money-related topic that infects me with positive thoughts and feelings is money management. I love how reliably I can organize my money and use it make my life work. It helps get bills paid, pay off debt, and save and invest for the future. It even helps plan for vacations 🙂
A third topic that has been a true passion of mine is getting financially educated. Over the last four years, I have read at least forty-five money- or business-related books, including books on most of the money topics I have brought up on this blog. In addition, I have attended a monthly investment meeting for most of that time.
Examining the various facets of money I already feel great about is helping me to overhaul what I thought my attitude about “money” is. This is laying a foundation for a complete shift in my thinking.
If you were to make a similar list in any topic you feel strongly about–even one you have found stressful or difficult–you would probably discover the same. The goal here is to tap into what is already working, already feeling good, and milking those positive thoughts and feelings for all they are worth! That’s where you can find the seeds of that magical sweet spot that may one day soon infect the entire subject matter with a current of positivity that will transform it in ways that will surprise and delight you.