How to Think Better: beliefs

I love distilling things down to their essentials—and that’s what inspired me to think about the beliefs that are foundational to my practice of Law of Attraction.

I’m going to share nine beliefs…and I invite you to be curious about whether you believe them too.

If you find there’s one or more you don’t currently hold as a belief, I encourage you to stay curious and ask yourself whether that belief would serve you? If you were to embrace a new belief what might be different, what might be possible?

Remember: You can only create what your beliefs support. Shining a light on your beliefs is a continual LoA practice that will help you be a more deliberate creator.

I will admit this: Before my obsession with all things Law of Attraction, I most definitely did not hold all nine of these beliefs. In fact, in some cases I believed the exact opposite.

Today I definitely believe—and live to the best of my ability—all nine of the beliefs I’m about to share.

So let’s dive in.

Belief #1: Everything you want is because you think it will make you feel better.

That’s true for goals you want to achieve, shiny pennies you want to acquire, experiences you want to have, and states of being you’d like to embody.

You want things because you think they’ll make you feel a certain way

  • You want the promotion because you will feel empowered.
  • You want the relationship because you’ll feel loved.

This belief underscores you can feel desired emotions now—even as you are on the journey to get the promotion and the relationship.

I’ve found recognizing this truth is essential to my being able to enjoy not just the destination, but also the journey.

Belief #2: Nothing outside you has the power to make you feel good or bad.

Before my obsession with LoA, I definitely believed things outside myself had the power to make me feel good or bad.

If there were “good” circumstances, I would feel good. If there were “bad” circumstances, I would feel bad.

Get the job, feel good. Don’t get the job, feel bad. Get the raise, feel good. Don’t get the raise, feel bad.

Of course, when you rely on circumstances to feel good, you are always very busy trying control all the circumstances of the world so you can feel good. It’s a crazy-making way to live!

These days I know it is not conditions and circumstances that make me feel good or bad. These days I know that how I feel doesn’t have to be dependent on anything outside myself, which is incredibly empowering.

Belief #3: Nothing outside you has to change for you to feel better; you can feel better right now.

This belief goes against what so many of us have been conditioned to believe. We think all kinds of things need to change outside ourselves in order to feel better.

  • You have to get the raise at work or your spouse needs to listen more so you can feel better.
  • Your kids need to do well in school or you have to lose ten pounds so you can feel better.

Many of us believe circumstances and conditions need to change and then we can and will feel better.

This belief says just the opposite. Nothing outside you needs to change or be different for you to feel better. Even as everything stays the same in the external world, you can feel better right now.

Is it your belief you can feel better right now because you have the power to choose thoughts that feel better?

Belief #4: It’s not circumstances, but your thoughts about circumstances that create your experience.

This is the all-important ingredient between a circumstance and whether I feel good or bad. My thoughts. My thoughts determine how I feel—not the circumstance, not the condition.

Embracing this belief is absolutely life changing. This belief creates a shift from life is happening to you to you are creating your experience. And you are creating your experience with your thoughts.

Since you are creating your experience with your thoughts, this means you can create a new, better, different improved, desired experience simply by choosing to think different thoughts.

Another incredibly empowering belief!

Belief #5: Your thoughts create your feelings.

I love making the connection between my emotions and my thoughts.

When I experience a negative emotion—whether it be frustration or worry or jealousy—I pause to connect the dots between what I’m feeling and the thought that caused it.

Connecting the dots in this way is such a powerful LoA skill.

Because when you start to make the connection between this thought causes me to feel negative emotion, this thought gives me relief, this thought causes me to feel positive emotion, when you make this connection you start to realize and step into your power and potential to be a deliberate creator.

Once you realize your ability to feel how you want to feel, you’ll be hooked. And that’s what this belief—Your thoughts create your feelings—is all about.

Belief #6: Choosing your thoughts is how you feel better.

Makes sense, right? If your thoughts cause your feelings, and you want to feel good, you want to feel positive emotion, then that means you need to choose your thoughts with intention.

You want to manage your mind.

I cut myself a lot of slack if a random, stray negative thought pops into my head, seemingly out of nowhere. But I do not allow myself to get momentum in the direction of that negative emotion. I choose not to indulge in negative emotion.

Choosing your thoughts is easier than it sounds when you care enough about feeling good. Because when you prioritize feeling good, it becomes a whole lot easier to choose thoughts that feel good when you think them.

“Reach for the best feeling thought you have access to.” —Abraham

Choose your thoughts. Reach for thoughts that offer relief. Think thoughts that feel good.

Belief #7: If you think on purpose, you can create the feelings you want.

I can tap into any emotion on the emotional scale. I can feel freedom or I can feel frustration. I can feel joy or I can feel despair.

The same is true for you. You can tap into any emotion on the emotional scale. You can feel how you want to feel.

Now, if I simply go through life reacting to the circumstances around me—with no attempt to manage my mind, with no desire to choose the direction of my thoughts, I will be up and down that emotional scale all day long.

But if I think on purpose, if I choose the direction of my thoughts, then I can also experience the feelings I desire.

  • If I think in ways that allow me to feel good, then I will feel good. I will feel all those juicy emotions at the high even of the emotional scale.
  • But if I think in ways that cause me to feel bad, then I will feel bad. I’ll hang out in the middle and at the bottom of the emotional scale.

It’s up to me. I can, by choosing the direction of my thoughts, feel how I want to feel.

“The most valuable skill or talent that you could ever develop is that of directing your thoughts toward what you want.” —Abraham

Belief #8: You attract what you think and feel about.

This is, of course, Law of Attraction 101.

You are a magnet, attracting what you think and feel.

Your thought-feeling combo that offers a vibration to the Universe. And the Universe then responds with circumstances, people, events, situations, and things of a similar vibration.

  • When you think thoughts that cause you to feel unworthy, you attract circumstances and conditions that match up.
  • When you think thoughts that cause you to feel empowered, you attract circumstances and conditions that match up.

“A practiced thought is a practiced vibration that equals a point of attraction.” —Abraham

You practice a thought and that thought has a vibration. The combination of the two are the point of attraction attracting circumstances, people, events, situations, and things into your life.

Belief #9: You can’t change your results without changing your thoughts.

You are creating your reality by what you think and feel.

If you want to create a new and different reality, if you want your future to be different than your what-is, you must change your thoughts.

Let’s follow the formula backward: If you want to change the results you get, if you want to create a new reality, then you need to change how you feel—because Law of Attraction is responding to the vibration you are offering.

And if you want to change the vibration you offer, then you have to be intentional about the thoughts you think. Because remember: Your thoughts cause your feelings.

So to change your results, you must manage your mind. Not perfectly, but deliberately. Not perfectly, but intentionally. You want to choose the direction of your thoughts and choose thoughts that allow you to feel good.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” —Abraham

Which of these beliefs are you living? Do you think embracing any of these beliefs more fully could transform your LoA practice?

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