We started this week exploring what it is like to anticipate something good, to look forward to things. Now it is the end of the week, how has your week been? Has it worked out as you expected?
Things can have a curious way of working out the way we think they will. Not that that may always seem to be the case, if you think about how the seeming unexpected can suddenly crop up out of the blue. It’s worth thinking about, how our persistent line of thinking about matters tends to produce consequences in line with our thinking. The Law of Attraction has a lot to say about this: we get back what we put out, at some level. Even the unexpected can fit in with our thinking, if we reflect on it. For example the unexpected could be something we were afraid of happening, and so have thought about before. We’ve given energy to it, and drawn it to us, perhaps unconsciously.
This often mystifies people, the idea that we get the consequences of our actions, even those we don’t intend. “Why,” you might think, “do I get what I don’t want?” I mean, why would you do that?!
The point of this line of thinking is that “like unto itself is drawn”, birds of a feather flock together. What we think about, happens. An easy test is to notice how what you are thinking about suddenly tends to be going on. You notice it more! It becomes figural, as we would say in Gestalt. So, what you fear you give energy to, and thus draw the experience to you, even if you don’t want it!
The key is to shift the feeling, and the thoughts too but especially the feeling, and let it go.
So as you reach your weekend, if this article is resonating with you, maybe it would be good to notice, become aware of, those things in your life that you don’t want, and think of ways to shift your thinking, and crucially your feeling, about those matters. The weekend is a good time for letting go. So, practice letting things go. After all, it is a crucial self-development skill to develop