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Law of Attraction 101

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People that don’t know me personally might not know that I’m actually a really emotional and sensitive person.  It usually doesn’t take much to hurt my feelings or make me sad.  I mean, I cry… A LOT.  That being said, you’re probably wondering how in the world do I stay so positive all the time?  Well, I believe in this little big thing called the law of attraction.

You might have heard of it before.  Maybe you think it’s a load of crap.  Maybe you want to believe in it, but just aren’t sure how it works.  Well, my favorite quote that best explains the law of attraction is said by the one and only, Buddha:

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.”  – Buddha

Think about it.  When you oversleep, run to the bathroom to get ready, stub your toe, run out of shampoo, cut yourself shaving, forget your wallet, have a bad day at work, come home and feel like doing nothing but dwelling on what a shitty day you just had.  That’s the law of attraction.  You likely overslept, felt annoyed by it and the vicious cycle began.  I know, it’s toxic.  But just because you overslept, does not mean the rest of your day has to be crappy.   The moment we feel bad is the moment we tell the universe to send more bad things our way.  So, don’t feel bad.

Okay, okay, it’s easier said that done.  I would know.  I’m a super sensitive person, remember?  So, here’s my one tip to you: smile.  One of those big, super cheesy, fake smiles.  Smile when you’re crying.  Smile when you’re angry.  Smile when you’re getting ready for work.  Smile before you go to bed.  Smile when you first wake up.  Smile when you’re cooking dinner.  Smile as often as you can remember to!  And trust me, once you realize just how much more happiness smiling can bring you, you’ll rarely forget to smile.

Story time.  When I first discovered the law of attraction and began using this smiling trick, I was blown away.  It was one of those mornings where it felt like I had a million reasons to cry.  I just broke up with my boyfriend the day before, it was a gloomy day, I was on my way to work a job I didn’t like and school was stressing me out.  So, naturally, I decided to smile the entire 15 minute drive to work.  The skies opened up.  The sun was shinning.  I felt light, airy, alive and most importantly, happy.  It was a good day.

A simple smile made me feel better, ultimately telling the universe to send good things my way.  And it has.  My life has been forever changed because of the relationship I have with myself, good things and the universe.

So, take this tip for what it’s worth.  If you’re one of those people that think the law of attraction is a load of crap, then I challenge you to just give it a try.  If you still think it’s a load of crap, then you’re in the wrong place.  Here we believe happiness is a choice.

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6 comments

  1. Phil says:

    Hey, cousin-in-law!

    I saw your blog post originally on Instagram and immediately took a vested interest. I wanted to say thank you for sending out positive vibes and being so encouraging! This totally gets my stamp of approval 🙂

    The Dalai Lama defines karma as “an act we engage in as well as it’s repercussions.” This means that, by virtue of karma, choosing positivity, choosing to smile, and giving yourself permission to let go of anger, worry, or sadness, you can then be open to the free flowing positive energy as a result. This is good for both giving and receiving.

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com says:

      Hello Phil! What a surprise to see you here, but super glad you stopped by 🙂 I love this definition of karma by the Dalai Lama. It actually reminds me of a quote I saw recently said by Sandra Bullock (I know, not as cool as Dalai Lama), “I’m a true believer of karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.” Don’t be afraid to pop in more often!

  2. Um, hello happy dance!! I totally get stuck in that bad day cycle all the time. Mentally, I know I need to get out of it and I keep saying “get happy!!” but it never works. I can’t believe I haven’t thought of something as simple as a smile. So glad I found your blog! Definitely excited to poke around.

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com says:

      Ah Amanda, waking up this morning to see that you tweeted about this blog post made my day! I am so happy that you could get something out of it. I also get stuck in those ruts where my bad mood just seems to get worse and worse. It doesn’t take much to get into that place. But I like to sit down, take a moment, breathe and remember that I am in control of how I’m feeling… and then I start smiling! For example, I’m having a VERY stressful day… I actually just shed a few tears, but I got my shit together, smiled and decided to pop in here to reply to some comments. I’m feeling MUCH better now and ready to finish up my day on a positive note. Thank you for stopping by! Hope to see you around here more often 🙂 xo

  3. Love that you wrote about the law of attraction, Ali! I’ve loosely read about it for awhile, but this year I started using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my work, which focuses on the power of our thoughts on our overall health, and so many connections popped up for me! Learning to rephrase thoughts and stop thinking errors is so powerful.

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com says:

      It really is! It’s amazing how much of our life we can control when learning to control our thoughts. Let’s stop coming up with excuses and start taking responsibility for our lives. It starts with something as simple as a smile! 🙂 Glad to hear you’ve been using this in your life and thank you for popping by! xo

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