There’s a direct link—a cause and effect—between what you are focused on and what you are feeling.
Which means if you are feeling bad—if you’re feeling negative emotion—then it’s time to shift your focus. It’s time to change whatever it is you are paying attention to.
Let me put it very simply: Your thoughts cause your feelings.
Clients sometimes want to debate this with me. They say, I’m just feeling how I’m feeling. As if their feelings have nothing to do with what they’re focused on, what they’re thinking about, what they’re paying attention to.
But if you stop and take a closer look, it’s easy to see that what you’re focused on is creating your feelings.
- When you focus on things you like and want and appreciate, you feel good.
- When you focus on things you don’t like and don’t want, you feel bad.
And we know, by Law of Attraction, your feelings are creating your point of attraction, which means you are attracting events, circumstances, and people into your life that match up with how you’re feeling.
“As you think you vibrate. As you vibrate you attract.” —Abraham
Your thoughts cause your feelings and that thought-feeling combo is creating your point of attraction.
That’s why it’s so important to bring awareness to what you’re focused on and what you are feeling—because it’s creating your reality.
“Whatever you are focusing upon is training you into a habit of thought.” —Abraham
Now if you are focused on something that makes you feel good, then training yourself into that habit of thought is a good thing.
But if you’re paying attention to something that feels bad, you’re training yourself into a habit of thought that’s not going to manifest a life you love.
Make no mistake: Your attention is attraction.
We live in an inclusive Universe, so your attention to something always means yes.
- If you’re focused on debt, you’re saying yes to debt.
- If you’re focused on the argument you had with your spouse, you’re saying yes to conflict.
Your attention is attraction. So think about that next time you’re focused on something you don’t want.
“Attention is the key to life. Whatever you really give your attention to, you become. Whatever you really concentrate upon will come into your life. We grow into the thing that fills our thoughts as inevitably as the stream merges into the ocean at last.” —Emmet Fox
Whatever you really concentrate upon will come into your life. That really puts in a different perspective focusing on what you don’t want and don’t like, doesn’t it?
Many of us are way too willing to focus on things that make us feel bad.
What about you? What are you focused on and feeling?
- Is your attention on problems rather than solutions?
- Are you focused on what you don’t like and don’t want?
- Is your attention on worries and things that make you fearful and anxious?
- Are you focused on “reality”?
“Sometimes you justify giving your attention to something because it is true. But, just because it is true is not a good reason, because anything that anyone gives attention to, becomes true. A better question is: ‘Do I want to experience it?'” —Abraham
That’s a great question to ask for anything you’re paying attention to: Do you want to experience it?
- Do you want to experience the problems you’re focusing on?
- Do you want to experience the things you don’t like and don’t want?
- Do you want to experience what you’re worried about?
No, you don’t want to experience any of those, and yet you’re focused on them. From an LoA perspective, that makes no sense.
“With enough attention to anything, the essence of what you have been giving thought to will eventually become a physical manifestation.” —Abraham
With enough attention to anything…
When you focus on problems and things you don’t like, when you complain and blame, when you give your attention to what is unwanted, you are creating. And what you are creating—the manifestation—will be the essence of all that negative energy.
“How do you feel about those things that you are giving most of your attention to? If there is something in your life that gives you negative emotion almost every time you think about it, we would do anything that we could do to get that negative thing out of our awareness.” —Abraham
Really consider how you would answer Abraham’s question: How do you feel about those things that you are giving most of your attention to?
Energy flows where your attention goes.
This means your focus on X, Y or Z is summoning energy.
“Focus actually calls energy. If you are focused on what you want, you will get energized. If you focus on what you don’t want, you will get depleted.” —Abraham
You’ve experienced that, right? You’ve experienced how de-energizing it is to focus on what you don’t want and don’t like. You know how low vibe the energy is when you’re complaining and blaming and worrying.
But then, of course, the flip side is true. You’ve experienced how energizing it is to focus on what you want and what you like. How high vibe you feel—full of positive expectation, enthusiasm, and excitement.
“We want to encourage you to give more of your attention to what makes you feel good—not something so radical that you must control every thought—just make a decision that you will look for what you want to see. It is not a difficult decision to make, but it can make a big difference in what you bring into your experience.” —Abraham
I want you to think about what you’ve been focused on the past few days.
- Have you been focused on things that made you feel good or bad?
- Has your focus and attention been geared toward appreciation or complaint?
“What you focus on grows.” —Abraham
If you’re focused on something that is making you feel bad, continuing to focus in that direction will only cause the negativity to grow. But the opposite is true, too. When you are focused on something that feels good, continuing to focus in that direction will cause the positivity to grow.
As always, I want you to leverage Law of Attraction to your advantage, which means focusing on things that feel good and looking for what you want to see. It means taking your attention off things that don’t feel good.
“Deactivate things you don’t want by withdrawing your attention. Just look away.” —Abraham
Don’t you love the simplicity of that? Just look away.
“Give your attention to what makes you feel good, thereby releasing your attention for what makes you feel bad.” —Abraham
Trust me, you don’t need to overcomplicate any of this.
Just check in with yourself: What are you feeling? Good or bad? Because how you are feeling will tell you very clearly what you’re focused on.
“When you’re focused on how good the good is, the good gets better.” —Abraham
And that’s what you want! To focus on the good and to feel good, because then your life will get better and better!
“The only thing that holds you back from getting what you want is paying attention to what you don’t want.” —Abraham