Man with magnet - Characters collection“Consciously having an idea or thought, and holding it in your mind is a process which will tend to attract and create that form on the material plane. ‘As you sow, so shall you reap.’ What this means is that we always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.”

~ Shakti Gawain


We’ve heard a lot about the Law of Attraction lately. Usually it’s about attracting what we want. What about we’ve attracted what we have? In my work as a coach over the last 10 years I found many people who would set a goal, ramp up, begin to do all the right visualizations and actions. Some would do it successfully; some would stumble, fail, and give up. Those who stumbled went back to the old discouragement they had before until things got painful enough or they stored enough energy to try again.

Those who succeeded were even more interesting in that when I checked up on them a few months or years later, for many of them their new status had proved to be either temporary or had lost its glitter and they were back to asking the same questions, having the same old doubts, and wondering if they had what it took to succeed before they started the whole process all over again..

I must admit that this was a bit discouraging to me as my “success” had been helping people succeed and if they now didn’t feel like a “success” what did that make me?

In the last many years of being a client, student, and practioner of mentoring I have begun to understand what happens. ‘We attract all things’ is one of the Concepts I learned. All things means I’ve attracted what I had yesterday, what I have today and will attract what I have tomorrow. I attract them not by the visualizations and actions I take a few minutes or a few hours a day, but by the beliefs, many I’ve carried from childhood, that run as a magnetic current under everything I say and do attracting the energy of situations and things that match. What is most often in my mind is what I don’t believe I have; and that is what I attract – the “don’t” have. This are what I truly hold in my mind and body even if what I say, act and visualize is different.

It isn’t until I begin to identify and clear the beliefs I have about success, money, relationships, that I can begin to create what I want. Until that regardless how hard I try my beliefs that “I’m not worthy,” “I don’t deserve it,” “I’m not capable” will always prove true. I’ve learned in mentoring that we never self-sabotage. We always prove our underlying beliefs to be true.

How do we begin to change this? First look at what you are attracting now. Is it what you want? If not what are the beliefs you can see that are keeping you there? As you begin to identify the beliefs you take a step towards changing them and you – and what you attract.


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