I have said before that I am a great believer in the Law of Attraction. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this term, the Law of Attraction (LOA) is a concept whereby we use the power of our thoughts and actions to manifest the reality. Basically, the more you think about being a healthy, happy person, the more you will become that person. If you believe that you are unlucky in life, or that things never work out for you, then that will be your experience.
It sounds really easy. Use the Law of Attraction to think positive thoughts, tell yourself you are happy and comfortable with your lot in life, and all will be well. Unfortunately, real life isn’t that simple. And that’s not a bad thing. We need a bit of drama to keep us active. If everything ran smoothly and we had no problems or issues, we would get bored and probably turn on each other. The Law of Attraction simply helps us to work round these dramas and issues, and to turn them into a positive experience.
I have been practicing the Law of Attraction for a number of years now. At first it was very slow to manifest, and I was about to give up on the whole thing and try another approach. Then I stopped and thought about it. I probably read a few articles somewhere, and picked up a book which reminded me of my path. We will never achieve anything if we give up at the first hurdle. And so it was for me.
So, I reconsidered, and realised that my intentions were too vague. I needed a specific request for the universe, and to give power to my intentions, I had to show willing and action. Therefore I threw myself into the task at hand (which at the time was to write my first novel), I was strict with myself, but I didn’t beat myself up if I had a lapse in my schedule or if I took a break. That sort of behaviour reinforces the negative. We must always turn our situation into a positive.
As a result of this turnaround, I have now written four books. I managed to establish my career and terminate an unhealthy work pattern born out of fear and negativity. Now I am working on another aspect of my desire: that of earning a decent income for myself. This has been a bugbear for many years, as I’m sure it is for a lot of people these days. I now have to focus on banishing my fear of money, and turn it into an appreciation of this abundance. It is hard work, but it can be done. Have faith, and have fun!
Catherine is the author of the adult paranormal romance series The Redcliffe Novels and also The Darkness of Love, She has short stories published in YA anthologies, freelance articles on various industry websites, and contributes to her personal personal blog, and her author blog .