Focus within, not without

This is not a political blog, yet I feel the need to discuss the most recent political poll in the context of the Law of Attraction. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that was released yesterday tells us that 78% of Americans feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction, almost half of Americans have labeled this Congress one of the worst ever in our history, and we are tired of the bickering and gridlock that is blocking our way out of the recession. The poll goes on to show that Americans are upset about the wealthy getting wealthier and the disappearing middle class. Americans feel broke and depleted. Americans want to feel better about their livelihood and security, and are looking to politicians to make that happen.

That last sentence is where we are collectively going very wrong. If you have ever read any book on self-improvement, self-awareness, or spiritual development, one of the fundamental principles for living a worry-free life is that you cannot base your happiness or security on any outside person, agency or situation. Security, happiness, abundance, and all other feelings come from within, not from without (outside of you). This is the fundamental problem that I see with Americans today; they need to stop placing their happiness and wellbeing in other people (politicians), other agencies (the government) or other situations (the reversal of the economy). Until we as a society can collectively shift our focus and find our own inner security, we will continue to flounder.

The more I learn, practice and coach on the Law of Attraction, the more I actually feel like a tourist watching America crumble. How is it that I feel hopeful, abundant, and excited about each day and the future while others are disintegrating in fear and anger? My universe gives back that hope, abundance and excitement. We question why the wealthy are getting wealthier; it is because they put out the wealthy vibe. Check out my blog from last week on that issue. You get what you give. And if you are giving a vibe of nervousness, worry, anger, and waiting for someone (a newly elected Congress or President) to make you feel better, then the Universe will give you nervousness, worry, anger and will keep you waiting.

It is easy to shrug off the Law of Attraction as nonsense, but just look around you objectively and you will see it working all around you. Quantum physics has validated the Law of Attraction. Americans are obsessed with the economy, the unemployment rate, the housing crisis, rising health care costs, rising ailments and illnesses, dwindling income and crises in other countries. That obsession sends a powerful message to the Universe that we want more of what we focus on. So we are sent more concerns about the economy, unemployment, housing, health care, illnesses, faltering income, and other countries.

No matter where you are in life, you can step back objectively and look and your surroundings and make a conscious decision to change what you see and what you experience. You can choose to see your world and country as an enemy out to get you, or you can choose to see life as thrilling and supportive. The Law of Attraction is just energy; and energy is all around us. Energy changes all the time and you have the power to change it.

If you have read this far, I ask that you please forward this blog to everyone that you know. When we can collectively shift our energy to a more positive outlook, that sends an extremely powerful vibration out that comes back to us even stronger. Singularly, you can effect change on your own in your own life, but imagine 100 people, 1000 people, an entire city, or even an entire nation collectively believing “We are done with feeling lack, desperation and worry. We deserve and intend to feel complete, abundant, joy and excitement about tomorrow and the future.” Say those words to yourself and notice how the first sentence feels heavy and negative and the second feels light and hopeful. Which one do you want to be?

Everything in life is a choice; we have free will. So why would anyone intentionally chose to live in a world where they are terrified of losing their job, their house, their money, or their life? If any of those situations are happening to you now, why would you keep your focus on them? That is no way to live and I do not believe that our parents brought us into this world to live in such terror. We can shake out of this and come out on the other side feeling more content and joy. But those feelings can only come from within. No one can make you happy except yourself. So even though we live in a world that may seem controlled by others, it really is not. You are in charge of your world and your destiny. So what choice do you want to make? Let me know because I’d love to share in your journey. If you need help along the path, you know where to find me for guidance.