The Law of Attraction. Loved by New Agers and woo woos alike, poo-pooed by cynics and skeptics alike. It’s a rather polarizing concept–a “Universal Law.” People either “get it” and grasp it with might, or they shun it completely. It can be hard to translate a spiritual concept like a Universal Law into mainstream practicality, but many people have done so successfully–especially when it comes to using the Law of Attraction to earn more money. It always seems like once it’s about making more money–something that many people place extremely high value on–more people buy into it. Even if they won’t admit it publicly. Because, what if? Many books have been written on the subject, old and new, from The Master Key System to Kate Northrup’s Money: A Love Story.
Other well-known books have alluded to using the Law of Attraction to attract things other than wealth and success. Books like those in The Secret series, speak of using it to improve health, relationships, and even to help break bad habits. But it’s always the money books that appeal to those who might be newer to metaphysical concepts or other New Age-y stuff.
Why is that?
Why is it easier to take a leap of faith when there’s a possibility of?miraculously manifesting money, but much harder when talking about improving things like skin, health, or self-image? Why is it easier to force your mind to think positively and abundantly when there’s money at stake, but not to eat healthier or practice activities of self-care? Is it because those subjects are too woo-woo too? Or is it something worse–that more people place value on money than they do on their own health and wellbeing? Sadly, the latter rings true.
I understand. One of the hardest things to do when you’re feeling bad about something–whether it’s a circumstance around you, or something going on with you personally–is to keep a positive mindset. Life can be really tough sometimes! And during those times, attempting to put on a happy face or repeat positive affirmations in your mind might seem at best inauthentic, and at worst, like a joke.
As a metaphysician, part of my work is to help people take harder to grasp (or believe) concepts like the Law of Attraction, and make it relevant to them in their daily lives, so they can see it at work and KNOW that it’s at work. That last part–knowing that it’s at work can be especially challenging. That’s something I, myself, had to learn the hard way (click HERE to read that lesson). In my practice as a health and image coach, as well as in my own personal story, I’ve seen how important a positive mindset is if you truly want positive change to occur. I was not able to improve my own skin and self-image, until I was able to control my thought processes, and convert them from negative to positive. It’s everything–because without it, the Law of Attraction will have the opposite effect. Instead of “like attracts like,” dislike will attract dislike.
How can the Law of Attraction?work for you to help you get better skin?
In the video below, I share a talk I recently gave at the 2nd Annual Diva Girl Philly Conference at the University of Pennsylvania. In this talk, I discuss a bit of how the Law of Attraction works in general, but also how it can be used to help you have the beautiful skin–and self-image–that you want and deserve.
Three of the techniques I discuss are:
Learn to “catch” negative thought processes, and convert them to something neutral and true. Next time you find yourself scrutinizing your skin in front of the mirror, picking at blackheads, frowning at fine lines or dark spots, STOP. Take a deep breath, and tell yourself something that’s neutral and true. “I have brown hair.” “My shirt is blue.” It’s not negative, or positive–it’s just an observation that’s true.
Fake it ’til you believe it. In the video, I talk about how humans learn best by repetition, whether it’s something that’s true or not. Western society teaches women repeatedly that they are too old, too fat, too dark, too emotional, too intense, too much, and so on, ALL THE TIME. We see it in mass media, social media, advertising–we even see it starting with our children. How many times are things people believe about themselves actually true–and how many times are they only true within a false (and broken) societal construct? The more we repeat a behavior, the more true it is. So even if we adopt a “fake” positive attitude, the more we think it, the sooner it will become truth.
Use visualization to retrain your brain. Did you know that the brain believes what you tell it to believe? It’s true–and it’s actually really cool, because by using tools like visualization and affirmation, we can influence how the brain reacts to certain stimuli. Visualization is a great tool–and it simply starts with using your imagination. In the video I teach you about?my “Goddess You” visualization, which is a tool I use almost every day–and it really helps me.
Watch the video below to learn more about these three tips, and get even more practical information about how to use the Law of Attraction to get the image you want:
I hope you enjoyed that! I also encourage you to check out Diva Girl, and see how you can get involved in this wonderful women’s community where support and empowerment are the goals.