Monday, July 19, 2010

Transforming My Life Project Day 10: Aligning Yourself With Your Higher Power

This post is partially inspired by Katie over at Sluiter Nation and her most recent post called I Saw the Sign. Katie's post talks about the universe being full of signs and if we don't pay attention to those signs, they get bigger, more pronounced, until they get so big that you have no choice, but to pay attention to them.

This makes sense to me. In life there are lessons we are supposed to learn. That is why we are here. I believe in God and practice my faith through the Catholic religion. Although, I don't follow, or necessarily agree with, every single tenant of the religion; I get a lot out of going to church and practicing my faith. I pray - usually daily, but to say I pray every single day would be a lie.

When I pray, I thank God for all of the blessings in my life. Then I pray for others and ask God to help them through whatever current life challenge/task they are facing. Next I pray for the things I want for me, my life, and my family. Finally, I ask God to help me to do his will and to help me recognize what He wants me to do. Basically, I ask Him to help me see the signs he is putting before me and to help me follow His lead.

Currently, my life is focused on change. Through the Transforming My Life Project I plan to dramatically change my current life situation over the course of the next year. A key ingredient in the Transforming My Life Project is the Law of Attraction. I truly believe that there is something to this law. It has worked for me in the past and it will work for me again.

The Law of Attraction says that people create their own reality through the power of thought. According to the law, whatever your dominant thoughts are about will be reflected in your life. Your current life is a reflection of your past thoughts and feelings. If you want to change your life, then change your thinking. The power of positive thinking can work miracles. When you think about what you want as though it is already yours, then the universe will realign itself to make your dreams become reality.

Initially, I thought The Law of Attraction was some new-age bullshit and stood in stark contrast to The Law of God. Now, after reading The Secret five times, and finding my way back to the church (another blog post entirely), I think that The Law of Attraction is actually a way of 'breaking down' what following God is all about - Faith, Hope, and Love. 

Ask. When you pray, you are essentially asking for God to grant your wishes. The Law of Attraction says, that when you think, you send off a frequency into the universe, and the universe responses by giving back to you things or experiences that are aligned to that frequency.

Believe. The key to The Law of Attraction is believing - Faith.

"Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." Matthew 21:22

"What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Mark 11:24

The Law of Attraction says that when you believe, the universe will realign itself to bring you what your heart desires. The universe, in these terms, sounds, to me, a lot like The Holy Spirit - God's invisible presence on Earth. The Holy Spirit is the means by which God answers our prayers.

You may be asking, if this is true, if God (or whatever Higher Power you believe in) is making your thoughts/intentions/dreams become reality - then why is it that not all of your prayers are answered? I believe that your prayers are not answered, your thoughts don't become reality, when you are not aligned with God (Your Higher Power).

 Receive. Feel good about yourself. Feel good about your life. Be grateful and thankful for the many blessings God has given you. By getting yourself on the frequency of gratitude and thanks you are opening yourself up to receive all the gifts God has in store for you.

Faith. Have Faith that God will provide. Look for the signs. See what God wants you to do. Align yourself with God.

Hope. Have Hope for the future. Hope that your thoughts/dreams/intentions will be returned to you through the power of The Holy Spirit.

Love. Of these, the greatest is love. Love is the frequency of receiving. Love breeds acceptance. Love God. Love yourself. Love your family. Love your neighbors. Love your enemies.


Jess@StraightTalk said...

This was really inspirational! I liked it! It's a good reminder. All too often we "ask" (pray) for things but when we don't get them immediately, you give up and don't have faith in the bigger plan. I think having hope and faith in yourself and your world is vital!

Sluiter Nation said...

This is a great post! One of my co-workers SWEARS by The Secret. She says it ALWAYS works for her. I somewhat agree with what you say here, but I think ALL of everyone's prayers are always answered...the answer is just sometimes "no." Does that make sense? I think our thoughts don't become reality sometimes because we are asking in desperation, not in true belief and faith. For instance, we asked and asked God to cure my husband's dad's cancer. He didn't do it. I don't think it's because we didn't REALLY want it to happen...i don't think it was because we didn't believe God could do it. I sometimes think it's because it was desperate and selfish. My FIL had already made peace. HIS prayers DID become reality. He went very peacefully. So I don't know. It's just such a slippery slope, but I do believe that the Laws of Attraction definitely hold water. by believing you CAN you have a WAY bigger chance of actually doing it.

This coming from the girl who is unsure of her take it for what it's worth! Ha!

Overthinking Mama said...

Gave you an award over on my blog!!

Check it out!

God Bless

New Breed Mama said...

Jess, Glad you found it inspirational! I really believe in the power of prayer and the law of attraction!

Katie, I know what you mean. Sometimes God's plans are different than ours, but for each sorrow or "unanswered prayer" we learn something vital to our growth as a person. I am truly sorry to hear about your FIL

Sarah, Thanks for the award! How cool! That's the 2nd time I've received a Sugar Doll Award!

Anonymous said...

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