Consider these often quoted phrases... "What goes around comes around" ... "You sow what you reap" ... "I saw that. -Karma" ... "The squeaky wheel gets the grease"... What these sayings hold in common is that they all illustrate a principle known as the Law of Attraction or Law of the Harvest. The Law of Attraction (LoA) is simply that anything we put our attention on (by thinking it, believing it, or feeling it) will come into our life, multiplied. The bad news is that by focusing on what we don't want (i.e. worry) we may actually attract more situations that will cause us to worry. The good news is that we have power over what we give our attention to. So by deliberately choosing positivity, we attract positive situations into our lives. This is one reason we love mantras and affirmations so much. We can use mantras and affirmations to retrain our minds to think in a way that attracts the things we want into our lives.
This summer I moved into a new home that had a larger living room than I had previously had. I wanted another sofa to help fill the space and provide more seating, and I wanted it to match the set I already had. This was tricky because the sofa was about 10 years old, and wasn't being manufactured anymore. But I felt absolutely certain that I could find a secondhand sofa that would match and be within my budget. It took me less than 10 minutes of searching the local online classifieds. I found the exact same, higher end leather sofa listed. Same color, brand, style, even the same level of wear. The crazy part was that it had just been posted, it was only a couple cities away, and it was well under $100. My point in sharing this story is that I was absolutely convinced that I could find it, however improbable, and find it quickly, and it happened exactly that way. I thought it, I believed it, I felt it, and it happened. Mantras and affirmations help us shift our thinking, believing, and feeling so that we can have the experiences, things, opportunities, relationships, or inner peace that we want. (Scroll through our previous posts for loads of mantra inspiration.)