“To Focus Or Not To Focus” a little Story about the Law of Attraction
Often I receive emails from people who have been learning about and applying the Law of Attraction yet they feel stuck. They are clear about what they want. They stay focused on their desire and yet, it seems to be so slow in coming or out of reach entirely.
Here’s an example of one such email: “I have been trying to attract a good mate into my life and have really focused on it for the past three months. I have posted positive affirmations on my bathroom mirror with positive quotes like ‘I am married now to a wonderful person’ etc…. I also read every morning and mid-day and night a positive affirmation that I am attracting a great mate who harmonizes with me. I also bought an endless loop cassette tape and recorded that I have a good spouse and that I have attracted a good person to myself etc and I listen to it every night. I really believe that it will come to me, but …”
Could it be that this person is focusing too much? Surely all these affirmations and positive statements should have produced the desired outcome by now! Yes, this person is probably focusing too much on their desire and actually causing resistance to allowing the Law of Attraction to deliver. Here are three things about how the Law of Attraction works to consider:
Once you have clarity about your desire and feel satisfied with the mental picture and good feelings you have, then the Law of Attraction reads you loud and clear and the process of delivery is set in motion.
If you do nothing more than get crystal clear, you will receive your desire in the easiest most efficient way.
The Law of Attraction doesn’t really listen to your words, but DOES read how you actually feel about this desire. When you make affirmations that are not true, like: “I have a wonderful spouse”–when you don’t, the Law of Attraction only receives your opposite vibration of “I don’t have a spouse.” The more affirmations you make, the more you are nullifying your desire with this opposing vibration.
So, what ARE you supposed to do with that desire you’ve been so clear about?
Hold it in your periphery vision, rather than your focal point.
Here’s an exercise that will demonstrate how to do that:
Keep your focus on this article on the screen of your computer. Now, tell me, what do you see on your far right? Don’t move your eyes, just notice what is there.
OK, now tell me, what is in the upper left field? What’s in the lower left field? What is at the top of your field of vision? And the bottom?
You DO know what is there without focusing on the object directly.
Now, let’s pretend that one of the items in your periphery is a lamp and you want to turn it on. You move your eyes, so that the lamp is the focus of your vision, BRIEFLY, while you turn it on–then return your focus to this screen.
This is the best way to hold your clear desires: once you have clearly stated or written your desire, hold it in the periphery of your vision. Get on with other things that you enjoy. You’ll know when to shift your focus to your desire–maybe you’ve changed your mind about a detail–or you just enjoy imagining what it feels like to be living your desire.
I have a practice of writing out my desire statement using the 3-Phrases that raise my vibration, then I put it away in a file-folder. The file folder is in my left peripheral vision when I’m at my computer.. I usually seem to ‘forget about it’ until it is fulfilled. Then I go digging for that particular Desire Statement and find, to my absolute delight, that EVERYTHING I asked for has come true!
The bottom line is really this:
If focusing on your desire feels good, delightful, playful and exciting, then by all means, enjoy giving it attention. But if you are forcing yourself to focus–you are actually causing resistance that can cause delay. If you’ve been noticing the length of time it is taking for your desire to come–you are slowing down the process.
“Allowing” means staying out the the way, while you allow the Law of Attraction to deliver your desire.