This article is taken from : http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/journal.php?eid=1860
Excerpted from book, “Money, and the Law of Attraction, Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness”
My Thoughts Create My Physical Experience
The idea of “success,” for most people, revolves around money or the acquisition of property or other possessions—but we consider a state of joy as the greatest achievement of success. And while the attainment of money and wonderful possessions certainly can enhance your state of joy, the achievement of a good-feeling physical body is by far the greatest factor for maintaining a continuing state of joy and Well-Being.
Every part of your life is experienced through the perspective of your physical body, and when you feel good, everything you see looks better. Certainly it is possible to maintain a good attitude even when your physical body is diminished in some way, but a good-feeling body is a powerful basis for an ongoing good attitude. And so, it is not surprising that since the way you feel affects your thoughts and attitudes about things, and since your thoughts and attitudes equal your point of attraction, and since your point of attraction equals the way your life continues to play out—there are few things of greater value than the achievement of a good-feeling body.
It is quite interesting to note that not only does a good-feeling body promote positive thoughts, but that, also, positive thoughts promote a good-feeling body. That means you do not have to be in a perfect state of health in order to find feelings of relief that eventually can lead to a wonderful mood or attitude, for if you are able to somehow find that relief even when your body is hurting or sick, you will find physical improvement, because your thoughts create your reality.
Complaining about Complaining Is Also Complaining
Many complain that it is easy to be optimistic when you are young and in good health, but that it is very difficult when you are older or sicker . . . but we never encourage using your age or a current state of failing health as a limiting thought that disallows improvement or recovery.
Most people have no idea of the power of their own thoughts. They do not realize that as they continue to find things to complain about, they disallow their own physical well-being. Many do not realize that before they were complaining about an aching body or a chronic disease, they were complaining about many other things first. It does not matter if the object of your complaint is about someone you are angry with, someone who has betrayed you, behavior in others that you believe is wrong, or something wrong with your own physical body—complaining is complaining, and it disallows recovery.
So whether you are feeling good and are looking for a way to maintain that good-feeling state of being or if your physical body is diminished in some way and you are looking for recovery, the process is the same: Learn to guide your thoughts in the direction of things that feel good, and discover the power that only comes from vibrational alignment with Source.
As you continue to read this book, things that you have known long before you were born will be remembered, and you will feel a resonance with these Laws and processes that will give you a feeling of empowerment. And then all that is required for the achievement and maintenance of a healthy, good-feeling body is some deliberate attention to thoughts and feelings and a sincere desire to feel good.
I Can Feel Good in My Body
If you are not feeling good or looking the way you want to look, it has a way of reflecting out into all other aspects of your life experience, and it is for that reason that we want to emphasize the value in bringing your physical body into balance and comfort and well-being. There is nothing in the Universe that responds faster to your thoughts than your own physical body, and so aligned thoughts bring a quick response and obvious results.
Your physical well-being is really the easiest of subjects over which you have absolute control—for it is what you are doing about you. However, because you are translating everything in this world through the lens of how your physical body feels, if you do get out of balance, it can negatively affect a much larger part of your life than only your physical body.
You are never more clear about wanting to be healthy and to feel good than when you are sick and feeling bad, and so the experience of being sick is a powerful launching pad for the asking for wellness. So, if, in the moment that your sickness has caused you to ask for wellness you could turn your undivided attention to the idea of being well, it would occur immediately—but for most, now that you are feeling bad, that is what has your attention. Once you are sick, it is logical that you would now notice how you feel, and in doing so, you would prolong the sickness . . . but it was not your attention to the lack of wellness that made you sick. Instead, it was your attention to the lack of many things that you desire.
Chronic attention to unwanted things holds you in a place of disallowing your physical well-being, as well as disallowing the solutions to other subjects you are focused upon. If you could focus your attention upon the idea of experiencing physical well-being with as much passion as you focus upon the absence of it, not only would your recovery come quickly, but maintaining your physical well-being and balance would also be easy.
Words Do Not Teach, but Life Experience Does
Simply hearing words, even when they are perfect words that accurately explain truths, does not bring understanding, but the combination of careful words of explanation, coupled with life experience that is always consistent with the Laws of the Universe, does bring understanding. It is our expectation that as you read this book and live your life, you will achieve a complete understanding of how all things occur in your experience and you will accomplish complete control of all aspects of your own life, especially things that have to do with your own body.
Perhaps your physical condition is exactly as you want it to be. If that is the case, then continue to focus upon your body as it is, feeling appreciation for the aspects that are pleasing you—and you will maintain that condition. But if there are changes that you would like to make, whether it is in appearance or stamina or wellness, then it will be of great value for you to begin telling a different story—not only about your body, but about all subjects that have been troubling to you… As you begin to positively focus, getting to feel so good about so many subjects that you often feel passion rise within you, you will begin to feel the power of the Universe—the power that creates worlds—flowing through you.
You are the only one who creates in your experience—no one else. Everything that comes to you comes by the power of your thought.
When you focus long enough that you feel passion, you harness more power and you achieve greater results. The other thoughts, while they are important and have creative potential, usually are only maintaining what you have already created. And so, many people continue to maintain unwanted physical experiences simply by offering consistent—not powerful, and not accompanied by strong emotion—thoughts. In other words, they merely continue telling the same stories about things that seem unfair, or unwanted things that they disagree with, and in doing so, they maintain unwanted conditions. The simple intention of telling better-feeling stories about all subjects that you focus upon will have a great effect on your physical body. But since words do not teach, it is our suggestion that you try telling a different story for a while and observe for yourself what happens.
The Law of Attraction Expands My Every Thought
The Law of Attraction says that that which is like unto itself, is drawn. In other words, that which you think, in any moment, attracts unto itself other thoughts that are like it. That is why whenever you are thinking about a subject that is not pleasant, more unpleasant thoughts regarding that subject are quickly drawn. You find yourself, in very short order, not only experiencing what you are experiencing in this moment, but reaching into your past for more data that matches that vibration—and now, by the Law of Attraction, as your negative thought expands proportionately, so does your negative emotion.
It is natural that by knowing what you do not want, you are able to clarify what you do want; and there is nothing wrong with identifying a problem before beginning to look for a solution. But many people, over time, become problem oriented rather than solution oriented, and in their examination and explanation of the problem, they continue the perpetuation of the problem.
Again, a telling of a different story is of great value: Tell a solution-oriented story instead of a problem-oriented story. If you wait until you are sick before you begin to try to focus more positively, it is much harder than if you begin to tell the story of Well-Being from your place of feeling good . . . but, in any case, your new story will, in time, bring you different results. That which is like unto itself, is drawn—so tell the story you want to live and you will eventually live it.
Some people worry that since they are already sick, they cannot now be well because their sickness now has their attention, and therefore their attention to sickness is perpetuating more sickness. We agree. That would be correct if they only have the ability to focus upon what-is at this time. But since it is possible to think about things other than what is happening right now, it is possible for things to change. However, you cannot focus only upon current problems and get change. You have to focus upon the positive results you are seeking in order to get something different.
The Law of Attraction is responding to your thought, not to your current reality. When you change the thought, your reality must follow suit. If things are going very well for you right now, then focusing upon what is happening now will cause the well-being to continue, but if there are things that are happening now that are not pleasing, you must find a way of taking your attention away from those unwanted things.
You have the ability to focus your thoughts—about yourself, about your body, and about the things that matter to you—in a different direction from only what is happening right now. You have the ability to imagine things that are coming or to remember things that have happened before, and when you do so with the deliberate intent of finding good-feeling things to think and speak about, you can quickly change your patterns of thought, and therefore your vibration, and eventually . . . your life experience.
15 Minutes to My Intentional Well-Being
It is not easy to imagine a healthy foot when your toe is painfully throbbing, but it is of great value for you to do everything you can do to distract yourself from your throbbing toe. However, a time of acute physical discomfort is not an effective time to try to visualize well-being. The best time to do that is when you are feeling the best you usually feel. In other words, if you usually feel physically better during the first part of the day, choose that time for the visualization of your new story. If you usually feel best after taking a long, warm bath, choose that time for visualization.
Set aside approximately 15 minutes where you can close your eyes and withdraw as much as possible from your awareness of what-is. Try to find a quiet place where you will not be distracted, and imagine yourself in a state of physical thriving. Imagine walking briskly and breathing deeply and enjoying the flavor of the air you are breathing. Imagine walking briskly up a gentle incline, and smile in appreciation of the stamina of your body. See yourself bending and stretching and enjoying the flexibility of your body.
Take your time exploring pleasant scenarios with the sole intent of enjoying your body and appreciating its strength and stamina and flexibility and beauty. When you visualize for the joy of visualizing rather than with the intention of correcting some deficiency, your thoughts are more pure and therefore, more powerful. When you visualize to overcome something that is wrong, your thoughts are diluted with the lackful side of the equation.
Sometimes people explain that they have long-held desires that have not manifested, and they argue that theLaw of Attraction is not working for them—but that is because they have been asking for improvement from a place of keen awareness of the lack of what they desire. It takes time to reorient your thoughts so that they are predominantly focused toward what you want, but in time it will feel perfectly natural to you to do so. In time, your new story will be the one that you tell most easily.
If you do take the time to positively imagine your body, those good-feeling thoughts will become dominant, and then your physical condition must acquiesce to those thoughts. If you only focus upon the conditions as they exist, nothing will change.
As you imagine and visualize and verbalize your new story, in time you will believe the new story, and when that happens, the evidence will flow swiftly into your experience. A belief is only a thought you continue to think, and when your beliefs match your desires, then your desires must become your reality.
Nothing stands between you and anything that you desire other than your own patterns of thought. There is no physical body, no matter what the state of decline, no matter what the conditions, that cannot achieve an improved condition. Nothing else in your experience responds as quickly as your own physical body to your patterns of thought.
With a little bit of effort focused in the right direction, you will achieve remarkable results, and in time, you will remember that you can be or do or have anything that you focus upon and achieve vibrational alignment with.