After naming our children, I was dismayed when I realized they were not unique. Their names were popping up everywhere. The same with my new Mini Cooper car. I wondered where the car sale had been as they seemed to be waving at me from everywhere. The fact is that there were not more children named Hannah and Leah, nor were more Minis being sold. What had occurred was that my focus and attention had shifted as they were now on the big stage of my mind.
Where you put your focus is where your energy will follow. Even to my ears, that sounds a lot like tree hugger talk.
For all you left brain dominant types lets look at the Science of LOA. As an Early Childhood Educator, I have long been interested in children’s brain development. The knowledge of its importance in the child’s entire future life motivated me to lead our organization’s team to provide a culture of quality child care all children deserve. What scientists have discovered is that children’s brains are wired to take in an amazing amount of information. As Dr. Alison Gopnik puts it: “One of the things I say is, ‘You want to know what it’s like to be a baby? It’s like being in love for the first time in Paris after four double espressos.’ And boy, you are alive and conscious.“
This made me curious about adults. Why is there conversation about left and right brain and why have we lost our ability to be playful learners? Adults can open up path ways that may have closed over time. An example of this is teens who have a developed a learning disability due to increased screen time. According to psychologists, there is hope for these young people. If they are diligent in participating in memory exercises and games, they can restore their short-term memory. Likewise, for seniors who play memory games, their memory improves.
This research demonstrates that the brain is flexible and, like the rest of the body, with exercise can perform at its peak capacity. When we fire up the engine by using a Vision Board intentionality to focus and believe our goals, which are represented by images and words, we stimulate our brain to become aware of opportunities that will move us toward our goals. This is the law of Attraction.
What are the 4 legs to the Law of Attraction?
- Daily prayer/meditation of gratitude
- Positive affirmations
- Consistent reflections on your Vision Board
- Sharing and declaring your dreams with those around you & learning about theirs
These habits will calm your mind, create a state of thankfulness & happiness and attract good things into your life. Now if I can only remember where I parked my Mini in the grocery store parking lot!