Have you ever heard the saying; If it weren’t for bad luck you’d have no luck at all?
The truth is, what you focus on expands.
So is bad luck really happening or are you concentrating on the wrong thing?
Your mindset delivers what you focus your thoughts on.
Good or bad you get more of what you center your attention to. No matter what.
Handyman and I just purchased new furniture. After waiting more than a month, I was ecstatic that we were finally able to pick it up.
In the mix was a cherry red leather recliner. Of which cost as much as our new couch. Ouch…but I wanted it. I liked it, and I didn’t care how much it cost. As for Handyman….well, the jury is still out. He would like to see the recliner in chocolate brown. But I wanted some excitement in the living room so cherry red it was!
Everything was all boxed and protected from the elements of harm. We even brought the enclosed trailer.
We got home and quickly unloaded everything into the garage.
It felt like Christmas at our house!
The anticipation was so great we went right to unboxing. Carefully bringing in each piece so as not to damage anything as it went through the doorway.
After everything was unpacked I sat in one chair and Handyman sat in the other as we conversed back and forth how well each sat. It was official!! We liked them. They were keepers for sure!
Today, I went to hang a blanket on the back of my NEW two day old beautiful recliner and—-there it was………insert sad, angry face here!!!! A scratch on the side arm of the recliner. Oh, MY GOSH!!! How could this happen????
I love this chair!
Of course my thought was...Really??? Good grief, can’t anything go right??
A text flew off my phone in a heartbeat….“you are never allowed in this house ever again with all that crap you keep in your pockets!!”
Handyman- “what happened?”
“The tools you keep in your pockets, that’s what happened.”
“What did I do now?“ This coming from the man that just used my truck for a week when his was into the shop. When I got it back, the leather steering wheel cover now has three long scratches from his pocket tools he insists on carrying with him. 🙁
Finally, I calmed down and quickly sent another text letting him know that I understood he didn’t do either of these mishaps intentionally. But that he needed to let me be mad for a little while longer. Like that will do any good.
Now…if I am honest with myself, I think I created the chair mishap. And if I’m really honest….I created the steering wheel incident too.
How, you might ask?
When Handyman drove off with my truck, I said to myself…”Oh Lord don’t let him destroy it.” I just got it in October. I like it and plan to keep it for a while.
Well, I guess God heard me because thankfully it came back just fine. But because I thought something might happen, it did.
And when I moved my new recliner into it’s final resting place in the living room….silently I was thinking how wonderful it was that nothing bad happened as we moved the furniture into the house. I backtracked to my thoughts thinking how the chair had come out of the box just fine. Even when the back went on I thought about the fact that there were no scratches incurred…thanking God! And then…..the Universe delivered my fear….. a scratch on my beautiful new chair. Blah!!
What we focus on expands. And then add in emotional attachment and you have what looks to be full blown bad luck.
The law of attraction is called this for a reason. You attract what you think. You create day to day incidences through your thought patterns. What you fixate on with emotional heaviness you’ll receive even faster.
So if you continually think about wanting a new car with all the fibers in your being there will be nothing stopping you from achieving your goal. You will end up with a new car faster than you can blink. Even if your financial circumstances say, you can’t. The laws of the universe do not care how your finances look. They respond to your emotional attachment to what you want. They’ll work it out and see to it that you get what you’re after.
Or in my case, what you fear.
I received what I was focusing on that’s for sure. Both ways. First with obtaining my chair since I wanted it so badly and didn’t care what it cost and then the mishaps that went on with both the chair and the truck.
Many times my clients will call all in a panic asking me to explain what kind of energy might be going on as they feel their life spiraling out of control. Most times, however, it’s not the energy force causing the commotion. It’s the thought process of the individual that’s at work.
When I ask them to explain their circumstances I point out where their thinking is getting them in trouble. Of course, this usually doesn’t set very well. In fact, I have one client that continually calls cursing the universal energy for making her life so miserable. And when I point out that what she is saying is causing what is undoubtedly her pain, she spends a half hour cursing at me telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about. Finally, she hangs up. A day or two later she calls apologizing telling me I was right. I have to laugh… most times when this happens I fully expect I’ll never hear from her again. But she keeps coming back. And she still has not fully learned the concept of WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT YOU GET. Or the notion of when you are emotionally attached to fear or the anticipation of something going bad you get it even faster.
A few years ago, you could think about something happening but it would not necessarily happen that quickly. There was a lag time set up in the universe between thought and action. At that time, you could want a new car, but with the lag time you could go for years before it came to you. And now, when you think of purchasing a new car there’s a good chance you will get it right away. As was the circumstances with my truck.
We were going on vacation last year and because my daughter and her roommate were coming with we needed to use Handyman’s work truck. It was the only vehicle between the four of us that was big enough to haul us and our gear. About two weeks prior to leaving Handyman was showing signs of regret. He didn’t want to clean his tools out of the back of his truck. Much less try to find the back seat. I haven’t seen the back seat in that truck since we bought it four years ago.
One night, about two weeks before leaving on our trip Handyman was surfing the web. He asked me to look at a truck picture he had on the screen. He wondered if I would like it. I said yes, it was exactly what I wanted. And, well, the rest is history as they say. We bought it one week later. What he wanted was to get a different vehicle, so he didn’t have to clean out his truck. His emotional attachment to using a different vehicle was so strong that he found a truck that I had been looking for over two years in a few days. To him, this new truck was a priority.
Whether you are looking for a new vehicle or concentrating on a job, money or relationship situations, the universe has to give you what you are thinking. Add in emotions such as fear, anxiety, worry, frustration or desperation and you’ll get more of what you focus on.
The law of attraction works.
Don’t let the universe work against you.
You might as well have it work for you.
Be aware of your thoughts.
Where is your concentration?
Are your thoughts about good things happening?