Weekly Zen: Sharing good vibes with family, friends
Have you ever been in a good mood and run into other people who are in a good mood? On days when everything seems to fall perfectly into place, it just seems to keep going on like this until something derails it– something negative, probably.
It’s almost as though you attract people who are feeling the same way and steer clear of those who are not. Some circles call this having a certain “vibe,” and you attract those who are on your same vibe. In more colloquial terms, when you’re in a certain mood, people pick up on it and are either attracted or repulsed. When noticed, this vibration can be a conscious choice. Awareness of your thoughts and moods may ultimately change what you’re experiencing for the better.
Other areas of life than your mood are affected by your perspective and approach, for example, career and finances. The term “prosperity consciousness” comes into play here. It’s a state of mind that is very open and ready for opportunities and very creatively engaged to take advantage of such opportunities. Basically, the world is your oyster.
There have recently been a number of books written on the “Law of Attraction.” Basically, the Law of Attraction emphasizes what you want rather than what you don’t. Complaining or even dwelling on what is undesirable is not advised. Language plays a very important role here in transforming your thoughts and words toward a more positive viewpoint.
For example, the “Law of Attraction” book by Michael J. Losier states that changing phrasing is key to transforming thought.
Truly, if we say something to ourselves enough times, we will probably end up believing it (this comes back to the subject of mantras and other affirmations influencing our reality and points of view.) The Law of Attraction can be utilized in a verbal way by discussing your goals in the present and stating that you are “in the process” of obtaining that goal. Like weight loss: “I am in the process of getting to my ideal weight,” or career: “I am in the process of finding my dream job.” Staying in the present and recognizing that there are more steps to obtaining your goal keeps your thoughts away from doubt and hopelessness.
On the same token, even mentioning something you don’t want will in some way empower it.
For example, when someone tells you not to do something, you at least entertain the thought of doing it.
Like this- don’t think about a purple elephant! Did you just think of a purple elephant, even though I specifically asked you not to?
Turning a phrase toward the positive can really aid in attracting what you want. When you’re busy and stressed, saying, “I have all the time in the world,” or, “Today I have enough time to accomplish everything I need to,” immediately makes that a possibility.
Tasks of the day then become less daunting.
We are constantly in the process of changing and experiencing cycles of nature- death and rebirth, vitality and depression, light and dark.
By choosing an attitude that is not just positive, but carefully focused on what to attract, positive change will manifest and seemingly inescapable cycles will be broken.