Are you familiar with the expression, “Like attracts like”? It means that people who share certain similarities often attract one another. However, it can also refer to our emotional states. Recently I had an experience with a client whom I’ll call David who was struggling with the latter situation. David was having difficulty coming to grips with certain emotions he was experiencing. He felt controlled by them and that situation created a lot of tension for him. The more he fought his feelings, the stronger their hold over him seemed to be.
I completely understood David’s frustration and assured him that his predicament was not unusual and that there was nothing to be concerned about. I explained that, with a little work, we could address this situation and could lessen its presence in his life. I started by introducing him to the Universal Law of Attraction. According to this law, we attract that which we focus on with the most intensity, and this attraction can create a positive or negative experience depending on its nature. In David’s case, it meant that when he focused on the emotions or feelings that made him uncomfortable, he ended up creating more of those uncomfortable feelings in the process.
Of course, just explaining what he was experiencing wasn’t enough to help David resolve his dilemma. I suggested that he try looking at his emotions a little differently. Instead of battling his feelings, I asked him to try looking at them without judgment. I wanted him to focus on the root of his emotional turmoil because I felt that could put him in a position to make adjustments to his behaviour.
David took my instructions to heart and began observing his difficult feelings. He soon discovered that life flowed easier when he could refrain from making judgments on his emotions, and in the end, this helped him to feel better. By listening to these emotional messages, rather than just getting upset or concerned by them, they didn’t feel so powerful to him. And, once he was able to simply listen to his feelings, he was able to get a better grip on why those feelings were coming up.
If you are curious about the Laws of Attraction and how they might be affecting you, I invite you to think about the main focus of your energy right now. What do you seem to be attracting in your life at this time? If you are content with how things are, then you have my congratulations! If you’re not truly satisfied, you too might want to think about your own emotional states and your own “Like attracts Like”!
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
Writer, C.S. Lewis
Your action for today is to set a new goal and be sure you include a deadline.
Have an extraordinary day!