I was listening to Abraham in a recording talk today about how if you want something different than what you’ve got, you need to shift your vibration. You need to move your habit of focus towards the essence of what you want, rather than continually activating the awareness of what you already have (assuming it is not what you want).
Since the Law of Attraction gives us what our thoughts are focused on, and thoughts become habitual, the momentum of previous thinking will continue to impact us as long as they are active. It takes a steady focus to create a new habit of focusing on what we want. In order to do that, we need to let the old momentum start to Peter out. That can take time.
From what I have learned about the Law of Attraction, it is actually quite unusual for people’s thinking to change all that much. It reminds me of a physics principle, “A body in motion tends to stay in motion.” As a result of maintaining the same thoughts (which is what our beliefs and expectations are), people typically continue getting what they have always gotten. So someone who has always made a lot of money tends to continue making a lot of money. Someone who is in great physical health tends to stay that way. And someone with great relationships tends to continue in that direction.
Alas, this is equally true for people not getting what they want in these (or other) areas! The reason people continue getting what they have already gotten is because they tend to continue thinking the same way, which produces the same results in their lives.
It can take a lot for a person to change their thinking. If you have a strong desire to change, it will be easier. Personally, here’s what I am doing to shift my own habits of focus, and therefore shift my life:
- I am noticing when thoughts that occur are incompatible with what I want. I ask myself, “Is this thought satisfying? Does this thought feel like joy/freedom/happiness?” If I’m asking these questions, the answer is usually no! Asking myself these questions usually helps me detach from the thoughts and see them for what they are: just thoughts, not reality.
- I soothe myself with thoughts like, “It is good that I am paying attention. I’m doing really well. I’m still worthy. All is well. Give it some time, this will feel better. I’m moving in the right direction.”
- I pivot my focus toward what I want instead. “What is it I DO want? I want to feel good. I want to feel easy. I want to feel relaxed. I want to know that all is well.”