Positive thinking and the law of attraction are two things that I try really hard to practise on a daily basis. Positive thinking doesn’t come naturally to me and it’s something I have to work hard at. I strongly believe that positive thinking can turn the not so good situations into better situations. Likewise, I believe that the law of attraction helps us to attract the things we want into our lives. In today’s blog I thought I would share a time in my life where I believe positive thinking and the law of attraction worked for me. I will also be sharing some techniques I use to maintain a positive mindset and how I practise the law of attraction.
I HAD A 2% CHANCE OF CONCEIVING…..
If you’ve read my story you’ll know that in 2011 I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. The Gyneacologist told me I was infertile and gave me a 2% chance of conceiving. After my initial diagnosis I underwent surgery and started treatment straight away. One of the two treatments was to medically induce an artificial menopause. The medication was injected into my stomach using an implant every 4 weeks for 6 months. The consultant advised it would be a tough 6 months. It was. I wanted to quit the treatment every single day but I manage to complete the treatment in its entirety. Every time it got tough I would practise positive thinking and imagine all the positive things the treatment would result in. The winning prize would hopefully be that of a baby some time in the not too distant future.
“CLOSE YOUR EYES…..
During my treatment I attended a workshop held by my employer concentrating on the power of meditation on the mind. During the workshop the presenter instructed us to close our eyes. Using guided meditation we were asked to enter a house. The house should be a familiar place with familiar smells and familiar people. Fast forward a few minutes and we were asked to enter a room in the house, pick up a pen and write down the things that were troubling us. After doing so we were asked to screw the paper up, throw it in the bin and set it on fire. After putting out the fire we were asked to find a comfortable room in the house where we’d bed down for the night. Upon waking after a peaceful sleep we were asked to picture how our lives would look if the troubles written on the piece of paper no longer existed.
I FELT HAPPY, FULFILLED AND LIFE WAS PERFECT…..
In the scene I was living in my mind I was in my nan’s old house. This house where my cousins and I grew up. It was always full of amazing smells as my nan cooked away in the kitchen. Laughter and mischief filled the house. On the piece of paper I wrote that by completing my treatment plan I would beat the Endometriosis despite it being incurable. I wrote that I would get good news from my consultant after my second surgery. I burnt the paper and headed to the room where I’d bed down for the night. When I woke up I was in a beautiful white room. The sun was shining through the window. When I opened my eyes I was facing my husband who was still asleep. As a rolled over I saw a crib and inside was the most beautiful baby boy. He was sleeping and was so peaceful. He had pale skin and dark hair. I felt happy, fulfilled and life was perfect. To this day I believe the boy I saw in the crib was my first born.
27TH FEBRUARY 2012…..
On 27th February 2012 I took a pregnancy test. I had taken 5 or 6 already in the previous week and all were negative. My husband had told me not to test any more until it was time. Obviously I didn’t listen and tested again. I figured he’d never know anyway unless he’d been counting my pregnancy tests. Unlikely. Much to my amazement it was positive. I couldn’t believe it. I cried happy tears and ran from the bathroom shouting “we did it!”. Tyler was born 3rd November 2012. He is our miracle baby.
TECHNIQUES I USE TO PRACTISE POSITIVE THINKING AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
I have found that by doing some very simple things on a daily basis I can get myself into a good mindset. With good mindset comes positive thinking and in turn practising the law of attraction becomes easier. I don’t always manage to do this every single day. Like you, I am only human. The important thing for me is building this habit until it becomes second nature.
1. FIND THREE THINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR
Each morning as I am waking up I find 3 things in my life that I am grateful and thankful for. I don’t write them down. I just process the thoughts of these 3 things for 10 minutes. Usually my kids are dragging me out of bed and I don’t get that “waking up” period that some might get. If that’s the case, which it is most often than not, I use the time I am drinking my tea to do this. This really helps me start the day on a positive note.
2. KEEP A GRATITUDE LOG
You may have seen my post on my planner and stationery addiction. At the end of the day when the kids have gone to bed I like to note the things that I am grateful for that day. It might be something that has happened to me that day or that I simply write down a memory from the day. I don’t always use a dedicated Gratitude Log. Quite often I will note it in my weekly planner or sometimes even journal about it. Either way it really helps me to concentrate on the positive things of the day rather than the negative.
Some people think that affirmations are pointless. However, I think that they serve a big purpose in this journey we call life. I write myself affirmations all the time. I write them as though I am living them and the scenario I am affirming is already mine. Vision boards are another version of affirmations and I have also done this in the past too. Affirmations help keep me focused and always working towards a better version of myself. If you want something bad enough, write it down and use it to motivate you. Set yourself an ultimate goal and break it down into bitesize manageable goals so that you can slowly start working your way forward.
Meditation is something that I do on and off. I’d like to practise it more. It’s simply the case of finding time and making it a habit. Meditation can be great for clearing the mind and returning your focus to the here and now. I find it very hard to be in the moment all the time. I am always thinking about 100 different things at any given moment. When I meditate I always manage to clear the things that don’t need my attention and refocus on the things that do. Guided meditation can also help up to achieve a certain outcome we hope for such as the situation I shared above. I have tried silent meditation but I find my mind wanders too often and so now I use relaxing music which works perfectly.
FINDING WHAT WORKS FOR YOU…..
Finding what works for you isn’t necessarily as easy as practising the 4 techniques I have given you. It has taken me a long time to find what works well and what doesn’t. If you’re interested in positive thinking and practising the law of attraction, I encourage you to do some of your own research. I have found a lot of inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest. Don’t get discouraged if a particular method doesn’t work straight away. Try it again. There’s no right or wrong way to do this. You might need to adapt particular methods or change them completely. The important thing is starting somewhere.