I’ve been working with attraction/manifesting for many years and enjoy reading your thoughts on this subject. But I wonder something – if we keep saying we’re grateful for what we have (which I do!) would the Universe think we’re quite content and want no more? There seems a contradiction in asking and `settling.’ I ask because, being a Libran, I make the best of whatever happens and I wonder if this stops me bringing more success into my life.
This is a very fair question… but I don’t think that is how it works at all.
The idea with being grateful is that where we direct our attention is what we get more of. So if we are grateful, we are focusing on all that is good in our life. The gratitude part actually brings it to life.
We can think about all that is great in our life and feel fear, because we are scared we can lose it. That’s not recommended. Or we can think about all that is great in our life and feel blessed and grateful.
When we are grateful, we are focusing on all that is good in a positive way that ignites the magic of the law of attraction and therefore the law of attraction will bring us more good stuff.
It’s really important to understand these things because otherwise, we can ask why the law of attraction doesn’t seem to work. It does work! For me, it’s a fact. It’s just that many people don’t get that it has to come from the heart.
As well, what is interesting is that gratitude is too heartfelt to cross over into greed. So while we might be grateful for our worldly blessings, we are not likely to be greedy.
I remember one very dear friend who knows all about the law of attraction on an intellectual level saying to me very quietly and quickly “OK I don’t want to Universe to know, but I’m absolutely freaking out about cash right now…” as if whispering it meant the Universe wouldn’t hear!!!
It’s not about paying lip service to this or that. Affirmations only work when we believe them. Cash only flows when we are not scared. Being grateful for what we do have will bring more things to be grateful for!
With Venus going backwards, now is a really good time to have a think about what we really value. Click here for our Venus Retrograde report.